Our building is OPEN for Worship! 

 If you do not feel well, PLEASE worship with us virtually!!! 

 

 Join us Sunday mornings at 9:00 for in-person worship or virtually on Facebook LIVE

 Communion on the first Sunday of the month.

Children’s Messages on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month.
 

 Stay Safe and God Bless You Til We Meet Again!  

 
Weisenberg Lutheran Church 

 
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR OUR HOLY WEEK SERVICES
April 14
7:30 PM
Worship with Communion
    Select bulletin here
childrens bulletin here
 
April 15
7:30 PM
The Reading of the Passion
    Select bulletin here
childrens bulletin here
 
Happy Easter Sunday
April 17
7:00 AM
Outdoor Worship
Meet us at the crosses in the west parking lot. Park your car in a semi-circle or bring a lawn chair.
9:00 AM
Indoor Worship with Communion and Special Music
 
UPCOMING EVENTS.
Egg Hunt 2021
April 16
1:00 pm
EGG HUNT
Nursery thru 6th grades
Bring a basket, meet in your sunday school classroom, hunt for eggs, and return to classroom for prizes.
 
May 7 
SPRING STROLL
12:30 PM
VINCE’S FOOD TRUCK
& BAKE SALE
2-7 PM
All are welcome to join us for a walk around our area. We leave the church at 12:30 pm. $20 adult, $10 under 15, $5 if more than one child.
Proceeds and collection of Items are for “Family Promise” families. Vince’s and Baked Goods proceeds benefit Weisenberg Lutheran church and ELCA Disaster Response.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC
Music 5:00-8:00 pm
Food/Bake Sale 4:30-8:00 pm
Sunday Hymn sing at 4:00 pm
 
June 20-24
6-8:30 pm
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Ages 4 to 6th grade
 
June 25 at 6:35 pm 
IRON PIGS GAME
We have reserved a block of tickets in the 3rd base area. Price is $11 per ticket and includes $2 ballpark credit.
See Sandy W with your payment by May 1.
 
2nd Sunday of month
10:30 AM
Book Club Discussion
Topic: varies
See Pastor Cheryl for details
 
4th Sunday After Pentecost
July 3rd
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 Holy Communion. 
 JOIN US!
 
Select
Virtual Worship Bulletin
to guide you thru the service.
 
Select Childrens Bulletin
    for Pre-Readers here
          and Readers here.
 
Children’s Messages included during Worship on the 2nd and 4th Sunday’s of each month.
 
Use this convenient,
safe & secure option
to make a donation.
 
OFFERING ENVELOPES for 2022 are available for pick-up in the social room. Click HERE for more Giving Options.
 
ELCA SUPPORTS UKRAINE
ELCA is providing food, blankets, water and hygiene kits through monetary donations. If you want to help, mark envelope “Ukraine” with checks payable to “Weisenberg Lutheran Church”.
 
Coffee and snacks
are available during our social hour after worship.
Join us!!!
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Bulletin & Flower Sponsors
Contact Eileen or sign-up on the sheets in the vestibule.
 
Greeters
Sign-up sheet is in vestibule.
 
Lectors
Sign-up Sheet and Scriptures are located in Social Room.
 
Social Hour Sponsors & Snack Donations
Sign-up in Social Room.
 
AV & PC Operators
Contact Mike, Bob or Sandy.
 
Committees
Contact any member on the committee you are interested in joining or see Nancy for info, We are in dire need of help on Evangelism and Stewardship. Other Committees to consider are
Altar Guild, Audio/Visual, Family Promise, Finance, Hybrid, Military Recognition, Property, Social Ministry, Stewardship, Worship & Music.
Sign-up sheets are in social room.
 
 NEWSLETTERS,  BULLETINS, DEVOTIONS,
MAGAZINES,
and more
are available in bins on the bench of our porch. Stop by and help yourself to these materials to stay connected and deepen your faith.
Contact our secretary at secretary.wlc@gmail.com to receive the monthly newsletter electronically.
 
Summer Camp
Register today. Discounts from BCC, scholarships from Sunday School and youth fundraising accounts may be used to offset costs. See Denise for details or
click here for more info.

Sunday Worship Service

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORSHIPING WITH YOU IN PERSON
when you feel safe
to do so.
 
WE ARE OPEN!
MOST restrictions have been lifted. As of June 27, we resumed pre-Covid worship and social hour except for Sharing of the Peace and the Common Cup.
 
PLEASE FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES; IF NOT FULLY VACCINATED, WEAR A MASK.
 
God Be With You
Til We Meet Again.
 
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.
 
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.
 
WANTED
We are in need of a 3rd/4th grade teacher for the rest of the year. Materials and curriculum are available. PA Child Clearances are required. Please contact Jessica if you are interested or would like further information.
 
Children’s Sunday School
meets in person from 10:30 to 11:15 am with classes for nursery through 6th grade. Contact Jessica if interested in adding your child to our program or need more information. We look forward to seeing you.
 
Confirmation Class
is meeting regularly. Anyone 7th grade or older is invited to participate in this 2-year program. See Amy for info or to sign up.
 
Adult Sunday School Classes
meet Thursday night’s from 7-8 pm via Zoom. Anyone 9th grade and older is welcomed.
E-mail mat1020am@gmail.com for info or to get on the mailing list.
 
YOUTH FUNDRAISERS
$100, $50, $25, $20 and $10
Giant and Weis gift cards are available year round. You may purchase them during the social hour or see Bev to order and receive cards at face value while youth earn 5 percent of each card. Thank You for supporting our jr and sr high youth.
 

50th Anniversary of Ordination Interviews

At the 2021 Synod Assembly, the Synod honored individuals who celebrated significant anniversaries of ordination.
Those who celebrated
50th anniversaries were interviewed including
Pr. David Werley,
son of our congregation.
You can hear his message
Be Yourself. God Can Use Your Unique Gifts that you bring to the Lord’s work.
by clicking on the heading
or here!
 
 
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 the bins 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 30 and Tuesday, May 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 During the Month of April:
cereal, baked beans, BBQ sauce, ketchup, toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant.
 
 
THANK YOU EVERYONE
 
 ~ to everyone that supported the Kauffman’s Chicken Dinner. The youth sold 590 dinners.
 
 ~ to everyone that supported the Souper Bowl of Caring, Rock-a-Thon, and the Filled Grocery Bag Collection to support our Sr Hi Youth which enabled them to purchase food for the local food pantry and help God’s people in need in our community.
 
 ~ to everyone that purchased Krispy Kreme Doughnuts from our youth. We sold 175 boxes.
 
 ~ to everyone that provided food for the families of Family Promise in January.
 
 ~ to the Dengler Family for a $250 Thrivent donation to the Sr Hi Youth Group to benefit residents at Cornerstone Living Nursing Home. The staff found three items on Amazon; an aquarium, a water park sprinkler toy for residents to enjoy outdoors, and a rainbow-colored parachute toy tent.
 
 ~ to the Dengler Family for a $250 Thrivent donation to the Sr Hi Youth Group to benefit the Sunday Breakfast Mission in Philadelphia. Although we are not able to do our traditional mission trip to The Philadelphia Project, we did purchase 11 pillows and 54 boxers which will be delivered to the mission soon. We are so appreciative of these Thrivent funds to continue to serve others in need.
 
 ~ that purchased yummy Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. We sold 175 boxes.
 
 ~ that donated jewelry. We made $1400 which will support all the youth attending the ELCA National Gathering in Minneapolis in July. This will greatly help offset their costs.
 
 ~ that donated funds in 2021 to keep our church financially stable as well as the missions that we support. Your generosity is very much appreciated!
 
 ~ that participated in the Christmas Cantata.
 
 ~ that purchased poinsettias to adorn our sanctuary for Christmas.
 
 ~ that attended our Wreaths Across America program and helped lay wreaths on our veterans graves.
 
 ~ that purchased Matey’s Pizza’s from our youth fundraising program. We sold 164 pizzas.
 
 – to Kristen Edelman-Weiner, Vice President of our NEPA Synod who joined us for worship on November 28. We are grateful for her sharing with us during the worship service and for the question and answer time during our social hour. 
 
 ~ that gave to the WELCA Thankoffering Collection to support women’s programs.
 
 ~ that donated towards Dee’s project to help local women in need.
 
 ~ that gave to the Children’s Sabbath Day Collection to help local families pay for utilities.
 
 ~ that participated in the annual Hay Ride and Trunk or Treat. It was neat to see so many kids dressed up and the fun that was had by everyone that attended.
 
 ~ that supported the Fall Foliage Walk and Collection to help families in the Family Promise organization. We collected $600 in donations and gift cards plus supplies for the families.
 
 ~ that supported our Community Food and Fun event. Together we made a difference with the bake sale, basket raffle, Vince’s food truck and concession stand and we raised $5,781.50 which was split between the Sunday School and ELCA Disaster Response.
 
 ~ brought food items for Harvest Home which has been shared with the Food Pantry at Lowhill.
 
 ~ that participated in our Survey on how Screens should be used during in-person and virtual worship. 40 survey’s were returned. Click here for results.
 
 ~ that supported the Jr & Sr Hi Youth’s 12 Hour ROCK-A-THON on August 13. The $835 that was raised will support ELCA World Hunger and the local food pantry.
  
We rejoice in your sharing the Gospel with us. 
  Thank you for your support, dedication and faithfulness in our ministry together. 
 God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Day!
 Joke of the Month: 

 

A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee. The husband said, “You are in charge of the cooking around here so you should do it.” The wife replied, “No you should do it, and besides it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee.” The husband replied, “Yeah, right!” So she showed him in the Bible where it says: “HEBREWS”

 

 
Other News in a Nutshell
 
RECYCLING NEWSPAPERS
On the first Sunday of each month, place your old newspapers in the truck or trailer located next to the school house.  Tie them in bundles or place in paper bags. Please do NOT use plastic bags!
 
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.
 
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