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Celebrate Reformation Sunday with us Sunday, October 25 

 
Weisenberg Lutheran Church 

Our BUILDING is
RE-OPENING
OCTOBER 25!
However, Worship will continue to be offered virtually every Sunday at 9:00 on Facebook Live. You can also listen from your car in our parking lot as we broadcast thru the carillon speakers.
Bulletins are available on this webpage and also on the church porch in a container.
 
Please read the guidelines mailed to each member to help you decide if coming back to worship is the best decision for you.
Wear a mask and use the doors by the elevator to enter the building.
 
Other on-site gathering
events are
CANCELLED
until further notice!
 
 Welcome to
Pastor Jerel Gade
as our Interim Pastor.
He led his first worship service for our congregation on August 9.
We look forward to his leadership as we continue on our journey in search of a called pastor.
 
THANK YOU VP!
We offer our deepest appreciation to Pastor Guy Grube for serving as our Virtual Pastor for the past 5 months. Your faithfulness, dedication and thought provoking sermons are deeply valued.
 
We are glad you visited our site today and welcome you to worship with us each Sunday at 9:00 am with Holy Communion held on the 1st Sunday of the month.
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STERLING!
He is our oldest congregation member and celebrated 96 years on August 29.
 
HAPPY  ANNIVERSARY!
Carl & Irene were married on June 26, 72 years ago.
Carl is our 2nd oldest man and Irene is our oldest woman in our church family.
Neil & Helen were married on July 9, 60 years ago.
Skip & Elaine were married on July 17, 65 years ago.
Arlan & Anna were married on September 8, 64 years ago.
Guy & Norma were married on September 27, 62 years ago.
Dale & Eleanor were married on October 3, 67 years ago.
Sterling & Doreen were married on October 21, 59 years ago.
That’s a lot to Celebrate.
Congratulations
to all of our couples!
On August 9, we announced Donald & Carol would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on August 13, but God needed an angel and she passed on August 10 with her husband by her side.
Our sympathies and prayers are extended to the entire family.
 
RETIREMENT NEWS!
We honored and celebrated Pastor Ray on his last Sunday service, February 23 for being our beloved pastor of 36 years. He was called to us January 1, 1984 and began his retirement on March 1, 2020.
His no-longer-a-surprise Retirement Celebration Party is RE-SCHEDULED
for MAY 2, 2021
Noon to 4. 
Thank You
for your endless compassion and boundless leadership.
Godspeed and Best Wishes on your Retirement.
 
Reformation Sunday
October 25
at 9:00 am
with Pastor  Jerel,
Marie and Friends 
Worship with us together from your home, as we gather to proclaim Jesus Christ as our Savior. May all who are present find strength and inspiration in our worship.  Today we celebrate the beginning of the Lutheran Church; the heart of our faith; the gospel of Christ-the good news-that makes us free! May the Holy Spirit continue to unite the church today in its proclamation and witness to the world.
 
Select
Virtual Worship Bulletin
to guide you thru the service.
Starting September 20, we will NOT show bulletin information during our virtual worship due to the black screen switching issue.
Select Childrens Bulletin
    for Pre-Readers here
          and Readers here.
 
Our Plan for Technical Issues
If we encounter an issue,
as long as we have power,
we will start the worship service no later than 9:05, record using our audio/video system, and post the recording by noon that same day. Look for a post with 2 parts:
part 1 (first 30 minutes of worship) and part 2 (remaining minutes of worship).  THANK YOU
for your understanding!
 
Our 1st Remote Worship
 was held on Sunday, March 22. Click here to view or find this and more services on our Facebook page.
 
CONGRATULATIONS to Christopher deForest, pastor at Trinity, Kutztown, who was recently selected as our 5th bishop of our synod.
His term of office begins January 1, 2021.
Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, will install Pastor deForest as bishop on December 5, 2020. Service will be live-streamed.
Click heading for info.
 
Support Local Families
On Childrens Sabbath, the youth shared info about the Children’s Defense Fund and how you can help support local families who need help paying utilities. Click here for more information.
 
Congregational Meeting
November 15 at 10:00 AM
Voting Members must be present to vote; inside the building and outside in the parking lot.
More info coming soon.
 
December 19 at NOON
We will honor our fallen veterans during this annual ceremony, followed by the laying of wreaths on the 73 veterans graves whose final resting place is here at Weisenberg Lutheran Cemetery. Click on heading
for more info or how to sponsor a $15 wreath.
 
Blessings Shop are Open
and are getting things from Second Harvest.
The pantry wants everyone to remain safe, but while you are shopping, if you want to buy items listed below or donate gift cards, the pantry will accept drop off items on
the FIRST TUESDAY
and LAST SATURDAY
of the month.
Next Drop Off Dates are: 
Saturday,
October 31 and
Tuesday, November 3
from 9-11 am.
When you arrive with your items, knock on the door and they will take your items inside.
PLEASE tell them to mark
your donation for
WEISENBERG CHURCH.
Items needed now:
cereal, brownie mixes, crackers, shampoo, cleaning supplies, socks, towels and blankets.

Sunday Worship Service

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORSHIPING WITH YOU IN PERSON
when you feel safe
to do so.
We are opening our doors on October 25, but please read the guidelines that were mailed to you to decide if coming back to worship is the best decision for you.
 
As the Coronavirus continues to unfold, know that the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
God is always with you.
As we face uncertainty of what lies ahead, we will shoulder this together. If you are able and willing to help someone in need, contact Karen from Social Ministry. Please keep in contact with those that may be isolated thru texts, e-mails or a phone call, and continue to share your stewardship as best you can.
 
If you cant do what you do,
do what you can.
 
A Prayer from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
God, our peace and our strength, we pray for our nation and the world as we face new uncertainties around coronavirus. Protect the most vulnerable among us, especially all who are currently sick or in isolation. Grant wisdom, patience, and clarity to health care workers, especially as their work caring for others puts them at great risk. Guide us as we consider how best to prepare and respond in our families, congregations, workplaces, and communities. Give us courage to face these days not with fear but with compassion, concern, and acts of service, trusting that you abide with us always, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
Children’s Sunday School
has resumed virtually or by other communication. Contact Jessica if interested in adding your child to our program; nursery through 6th grade classes.
 
Adult Sunday School
has resumed via Zoom on Thursdays. E-mail mat1020am@gmail.com for info or
to get on the mailing list.
 
Confirmation Class
has resumed and will be meeting on these dates:
October 4 and 25,
November 8 and 22,
and December 6.
Contact Amy for information.
 
Mark Your Calendars…
2nd Year Catechism students will be confirmed on May 23, 2021.
 
Congratulations Confirmands
Valerie, Danielle, Caden and Malachi seen here with their teachers Amy & Cindy and Pastor Guy who officiated the Affirmation of Baptism on June 28. Thanks to everyone who supported these youth including their mentors and Pastor Ray for his leadership before his retirement.
May you continue to participate in the life of the church in response to God’s grace. 
 
We honored our Graduates on June 14.
Congratulations to all on your accomplishments.
 
Clifford M. Zimmerman Scholarship Award
was presented to Kate B.
Congratulations!
 
2020 Stewardship Challenge
52 activities to challenge you to a Christian Lifestyle.
Can you complete each weekly activity?
 
Oct./Nov./Dec.
Devotions are available.
Contact us for a copy OR
pick up a pamphlet on our porch in a container on the bench.
 Joke of the Month: 
  Why didn’t Noah go fishing?  
  Because he only had 2 worms.  
Other News in a Nutshell
 
CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS
 
Pastor Ray’s Retirement Celebration  has been rescheduled for May 2, 2021.
Bishop Zeiser Retirement Luncheon has been postponed.
Synod Assembly 2020 has been postponed to October 16 & 18 and 23 & 24 and will be held Online. Bishop Zeiser will continue to serve until a new bishop is elected.
Youth Fest for September 19 has been cancelled.
 
COLLECTIONS
Any of these items may be placed in the Container on the church porch
or
put in the specified containers in the social room on the wooden table:
Cancelled Stamps – for Central Grange. See Elaine for questions.
Box Tops for Education – for Weisenberg Elementary School. See Kathy for info.
Soda Can Tabs – for Ronald McDonald House. See Kathy for info.
Redners Save-A-Tape Program – for our Church’s General Fund Expenses. Show your Redners Save-A-Tape card when shopping and submit your Save-A-Tape receipts. Do not cut off any portion of the tape. Contact Joyce for info.
 
SPECIAL MUSIC 
We are proud to share a musical performance by two of our members, who have generously shared their musical talents during our isolation. Derek arranged the music to a favorite Easter hymn in a  more modern fashion which was released on April 24.
Click here to enjoy “All Creatures of our God and King”!
Flute – Dayna Dengler     Keyboards/Guitars/Drums – Derek Dengler

 
Click here to enjoy “Ode to Joy“,
another hymn that Derek arranged for our Music Sunday Worship Service on May 17.
Flute – Dayna Dengler    Piano-Danielle Dengler    Keyboards/Guitar/Drums – Derek Dengler
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