Our building reopened April 11 with all Covid guidelines in place.

 

 We will continue to broadcast our worship services on Facebook LIVE. Join us at 9:00 Sunday morning virtually or in-person.

 Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support during these difficult times.

Stay Safe and God Bless Til We Meet Again!  

 
Weisenberg Lutheran Church 

SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETING
Join us in person or via Zoom for our Annual Sunday School Reorganizational Meeting.
The agenda includes recognition/presentation of attendance gifts, election of officers and future events (picnic, VBS) will be discussed.
Contact Jessica for the Zoom link or meet in the social room.
 
to benefit our church and Family Promise of the Lehigh Valley. We welcome anyone to join us in a leisurely walk around the Weisenberg Church area.
Price to walk is:
Adults $20
Under 15 $10
More than one child $5
Monetary Donations accepted; checks payable to “Weisenberg Lutheran Church” with “Fundraiser” in memo.
Rain date is April 25 at noon.
Call Cindy 610-393-1995 or Emma 484-357-8827 for info.
 
for families to use at the Family Promise Day Center.
Items needed include:
laundry detergent, dryer sheets, personal hygiene products, size 4 diapers, paper plates, paper towels, plastic utensils, dish soap.
Items will be collected before/during the Country Stroll.
Info? call Karen 484-357-5280 
 
Secrets of Rock Painting
Learn how to produce awesome looking works of “rock” art; what products work best, what steps to take and more. It’s rewarding and a great way to inspire, spread happiness and lift other people’s spirits.
Rain date is May 29 at 1:30.
 
Thank You to everyone that participated in
to help our youth group tackle hunger and support the Lowhill Food Pantry.
 
Thank You to everyone that participated in the Sr. Hi. Youth Group Food Pantry Service Project.
Your generosity was overwhelmingly welcomed as there were over 75 filled grocery bags worth of food and supplies resulting in 1,319 pounds. The Sr. Hi Youth distributed all items to the food pantry on March 27.  Thank You Very Much!
 
ATTENTION KIDS
The Social Ministry Committee has an April 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
COMMUNION/WAFER CUPS and more are available in designated bins on the bench of our church porch.
 
2021 OFFERING ENVELOPES
may be picked up
Tuesday from 10 to Noon
or Sunday morning
in the church narthex.
 
We rejoice in your sharing the Gospel with us in this
Easter Season.
  Thank you for your support, dedication and faithfulness in our ministry together.
 God Bless You…and
Have a Wonderful Day!
Second Sunday Of Easter
April 11
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 includes a children’s message.
JOIN US! 
 
Select
Virtual Worship Bulletin
to guide you thru the service.
 
Select Childrens Bulletin
    for Pre-Readers here
          and Readers here.
 
 
2021 Graduates
Help us honor our
graduates on Graduation Sunday, June 13.
Please give names of graduates from high school, college & other institutions of learning to Bambi by May 16.
  
Bulletin Sponsors Needed for 2021
Please contact Eileen if you can help with this need.
 
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 will be held after the Synod Assembly on June 5 at 3:00 pm
Click heading for info and video messages from Bishop Christopher deForest.
Click here for
Easter message.
 
NEPA Synod Assembly
June 4 & 5
Will be held online with theme “Growing Young and Vital”
and will feature new ideas for ministry around three vital signs. Registration is open. Contact Nancy if you are interested in representing our congregation.
 
HELP NEEDED
to keep our virtual worship running smoothly. Hallelujah! We have one back-up person for each task and are looking for more volunteers. Contact Bob or Sandy if interested in helping in any of these areas:
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.
 
$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. 
 
RETIREMENT NEWS!
We honored and celebrated Pastor Ray on his last Sunday service, February 23, 2020 for being our beloved pastor of 36 years (January 1, 1984 thru March 1, 2020).
His Retirement Celebration Party
has been
RE-SCHEDULED for
JUNE 27, 2021
Noon to 4. 
 
Thank You
for your endless compassion and boundless leadership.
Godspeed and Best Wishes on your Retirement.

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. We plan to reopen on April 11.
Please read the guidelines that were mailed to you to decide if coming back to worship is the best decision for you. Wear a mask, social distance and use the doors by the elevator to enter the building.
 
 Sunday 9:00 Worship will continue to be offered virtually 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.
 
 
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.
 
Faith
A living, daring confidence in Gods grace.
When Lutherans talk about faith, we are talking about the relationship God’s Holy Spirit creates with us. Its a relationship where God’s promise of steadfast love and mercy in Jesus opens us to a life of bold trust in God and joyful, generous service to everyone we know and meet in daily life.
Go to ELCA.org/Faith for the rest of the article from ELCA.
 
Annual Reorganization Meeting has been postponed to
April 18 at 10:30.
You can join in person or contact Jessica for Zoom Link.
 
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
Thursday at 7:00pm 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
2nd Year Catechism students will be confirmed on May 23, 2021.
Contact Amy for information.
 
Easter Egg Hunt
Thank You to everyone that participated and/or supplied the essential ingredients on April 3.
 
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.
 
 
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: 
 Saturday, April 24 and Tuesday, May4
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:
instant mashed potatoes, cleaning supplies, snacks like granola bars, peanut butter or cheese crackers, outdoor activities for kids, towels, and wash cloths.
 
Thank You for your continued donations. In February, 574 lbs and $50 in gift cards 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 June 27, 2021.
Bishop Zeiser Retirement Luncheon has been postponed.
Pastor deForest Installation as the NEPA Synod Bishop has been postponed to after the Synod Assembly 2021.
 
 
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.
 
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
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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