Our Church Building is Closed.

Our 9:00 Sunday morning worship services are virtual only thru and including March 7.

Check back for when in-person worship resumes.

 The Christmas Eve Children’s Message was delivered Sunday,  January 10 by member Pastor Guy Grube. His gift to the children who normally would sit with him during his presentation will receive his gift through their Sunday School teacher. Contact Jessica for more info. 

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support during these difficult times. Stay safe and God Bless Til We Meet Again!  

 
a GIFT of MUSIC 
For your social distancing enjoyment during this Christmas season, we have been blessed with a musical performance by three of our members, who have generously shared their talents. 
Derek created this arrangement, music by Gloria Shayne,
which was released on December 24.
Click here to enjoy “Do You Hear What I Hear”
Keyboard/Bells – Danielle    Keyboard – Derek     Flute – Dayne
Weisenberg Lutheran Church 

 Our BUILDING 
 IS CLOSED AS OF DECEMBER 20 thru March 7
 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.
 
Council will reassess opening at their March 9 meeting. 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!
 
February 17
Worship on
Facebook LIVE
7:30 pm
Select Ash Wednesday Worship Bulletin Here
Imposition of Ashes
11 to Noon & 6-7 pm
Drive-Thru with Pastor Jerel. Hold out your hand and ashes will be placed on your knuckles.
LAST DAYS
to help us tackle hunger by participating in our traditional 
Youth Group Soup Pot collection to support the Lowhill Food Pantry.
Please mark your envelopes “Souper Bowl” and 
mail to the church with attention to Treasurer at
7645 Weisenberg Church Rd
New Tripoli, PA 18066.
Deadline for donations is March 7. The youth will then shop for food as a group or in family units and deliver to the food pantry.
 
Food Pantry Service Project
Use this list to fill a grocery bag with items and drop off at the church on Sunday mornings 8-10:30 am or Tuesdays 10-Noon thru March 21. The Sr. Hi Youth will distribute to the food pantry on March 27. Bags and lists are available on the church porch under the bench for your use. Thank You!
Picture shows items needed
 
ATTENTION KIDS
The Social Ministry Committee has a March CRAFT and MESSAGE for you…
Parents/kids are invited to pick up a bag in the container on the bench of our church porch. Look for a bin marked “Kid’s Craft”.
 
2020 ANNUAL REPORTS, NEWSLETTERS, BULLETINS, DEVOTIONS, MAGAZINES
and more are available in designated bins on the bench of our church porch.
Third Sunday of Lent
with Holy Communion
March 7
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. This service will include Holy Communion. You may participate by preparing wine, juice and bread.
JOIN US! 
 
Select Sunday
Virtual Worship Bulletin
to guide you thru the service.
 
Select Childrens Bulletin
    for Pre-Readers here
          and Readers here.
 
 
EASTER FLOWERS FUNDRAISER
Profits to ELCA Disaster Relief.
Decorate our sanctuary for Palm Sunday. You can pick up your pre-paid flowers after the Palm Sunday service from
10 am to 1 pm.
Lillies ~ $12
Tulips & Daffodils ~ $10
Mail order and payment to Nancy K by March 13.
Make checks payable to “Weisenberg Lutheran Church”.
 
who officially began work at his new job on January 11. Christopher deForest, was selected as our 5th bishop at last fall’s ASSEMBLY.
 His Installation as bishop of the Northeast PA Synod scheduled for December 5 has been POSTPONED. 
Click heading for info and video messages from Bishop Christopher deForest.
 
HELP NEEDED
to keep our virtual worship running smoothly. If interested in helping in any of these areas, contact Bob or Sandy.
Copyright Compliancy of Music
Create Slideshow for Worship
Laptop Operator during Worship
AV Operator during Worship
Update our Website
Many hands make light work and we would love to have you as part of our team.
 
RETIREMENT NEWS!
We honored and celebrated Pastor Ray on his last Sunday service, February 23 for being our beloved pastor of 36 years (January 1, 1984 thru 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.
 
We rejoice in your sharing the Gospel with us in this
Season of Lent.
  Thank you for your support and dedication and your faithfulness in our ministry together. 
God Bless You…and
Have a Wonderful Day!
 

Sunday Worship Service

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORSHIPING WITH YOU IN PERSON
when you feel safe
to do so.
We opened our doors on October 25, but closed again on December 20. Please read the guidelines that were mailed to you to decide if coming back to worship is the best decision for you. We will continue to be closed thru at least March 7.
 
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.
 
 
We are never alone.
Bishop Eaton offers a reflection on what it means to be home in Christ. While some of us will not be physically home for Christmas, Eaton reminds us, “Precisely in our distress, in our dislocation, the Lord shows up. Emmanuel – God with us – makes his home in the very places we find foreign or isolating.
There is no God-forsaken place and we are never alone – not in hospital rooms, or sheltering in place, or Zoom calls or on dangerous roads.” Click the heading to view entire message.
 
Reflections on a Socially-Distanced Christmas
Click the heading to read  article from Living Lutheran
 
Annual Reorganization Meeting has been postponed tentatively to April 18
 
Children’s Sunday School
meets virtually or by other communication. Contact Jessica if interested in adding your child to our program; nursery through 6th grade classes.
 
Adult Sunday School
meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00 via Zoom. Anyone 9th grade and older is welcomed to join at anytime.
E-mail mat1020am@gmail.com for info or to get on the mailing list.
 
Confirmation Class
resumes February 21.
2nd Year Catechism students will be confirmed on May 23, 2021.
Contact Amy for information.
 
Easter Egg Hunt
April 3 – NOON
 
Monetary donations
for the Sunday School to continue their programs can be mailed to the church attention “Sunday School Treasurer” with checks made payable to “Weisenberg Sunday School”. Thank You for your support.
 
Bear Creek Camp
Registration for Summer Camp is open. Check out their website for info. Scholarships for Sunday School students are available and Youth Fundraising Accounts may also be used to help offset costs.
Full week (Sunday thru Friday)
and Try-it Camps are offered.
Anyone who registers by April 1st will receive an EXCLUSIVE BCC early bird t-shirt when they arrive at camp. Check out this wonderful program for grades 1 thru 12.
 
$100, $50, $25 and $10 Giant and Weis gift cards are available year round. See Bev to order and receive cards at face value but youth earn 5 percent of each card. Thank You for supporting our jr and sr high youth. 
 
2021 OFFERING ENVELOPES
may be picked up
Tuesday from 10 to Noon
in the church narthex.
 
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, it would be much appreciated. You may bring your items to church and place in boxes in the foyer or items can be dropped off at the pantry on
the FIRST TUESDAY and LAST SATURDAY of the month.
Next Drop Off Dates are: 
Tuesday, March 2 and Saturday, March 27 
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:
hamburger helper, strawberry jelly, canned ravioli/spaghettios, brownie or cake mixes and kitchen hand towels.
 
Thank You for your continued donations. In November, 123 lbs were donated.
 
 Joke of the Month: 
  Adam blamed Eve,
Eve blamed the snake,
and the snake didn’t have a leg to stand on. 
 
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.
Pastor deForest Installation as the NEPA Synod Bishop has been postponed.
 
 
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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