Our building is OPEN for Worship!

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

 

Join us at 9:00 Sunday morning in-person, on Facebook LIVE or  listen to the service from our parking lot.

 

Stay Safe and God Bless Til We Meet Again!  

 

COMMUNITY  FOOD  &  FUN

Together we made a difference at our event on Sept 16 & 18.  $5781.50 will be shared with the Sunday School and ELCA Disaster Response.

 
     
 
Thank you to everyone that supported this event in any way!
 
Weisenberg Lutheran Church 

Upcoming EventS
On-Going
INGATHERING COLLECTION
Monetary donations will help us purchase Christmas gifts for many adults and children in our community thru agencies: Kids Peace, Allentown Rescue Mission, Gracedale, Sayre Center, & Ripple Community Center.
Donations are accepted thru October 31.
See Kathy for details.
 
October 10
8 am & 11:15 am
YOUTH GATHERING INFO MEETING
Current 8th-12th graders are eligible to attend the Gathering in Minneapolis in July 2022. Sandy W has details.
10:15 am
BOOK CLUB MEETING
This newly formed group will meet to discuss whatever good book you’ve just finished. See Cheryl for info.
 
October 12 at 7 pm
COUNCIL MEETING
 
October 14
10 am
STEWARDSHIP MEETING
Bless us with your presence and share ideas for our Stewardship Program.
See Guy for info.
7 pm
ADULT SS CLASSES
meet on Zoom. For info or to get on the mailing list, e-mail mat1020am@gmail.com 
 
October 17
9:00 am
CHILDREN’S SABBATH DAY/WORSHIP
Children will be participating in the service.
10:15 am
YOUTH FUNDRAISING PLANNING MEETING
5th-12th grade parents are encouraged to help plan events for the year
11:15 am
JR/SR HI EVENT
to Blue Rocks Campground for hike & smores
11:30 am
FALL FOLIAGE WALK
& COLLECTION
Benefits Family Promise
Walk as much or as little as you like. Collect items for families. See Social Ministry page for details.
 
October 26 at 7 pm
HYBRID MINISTRY
Join us to discuss how we can stay connected as a church family and also reach out to our neighbors by using electronic means of communication beyond streaming worship.
 
CONGRATULATIONS
HILLTOPPERS
Our team, comprised of all church members, showed great sportsmanship, entertainment for their fans and competitiveness against 12 other teams.
This is their 3rd straight title (2018, 2019, no season in 2020), something that has not been done before in the history of this league.
Their season record is
25 wins and 2 losses.
Great Job!
Thank You to all the numerous fans that came out to support the team.
21st Sunday After Pentecost
October 17th
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 celebrates Children’s Sabbath and includes a Gathering Song with the Youth Band, a Children’s Message by Amy Breininger, and a Worship Anthem with the Youth Groups.
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.
 
Coffee and snacks are available during our social hour after worship.
Join us!!!
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
for
WORSHIP SERVICES
Bulletin & Flower Sponsors
Contact Eileen or sign-up on the sheets in the vestibule.
 
Greeters
Contact Harry or Ralie or use sign-up sheet 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.
 
Council Members
See Nancy or any council member; several openings  for 3-year terms are available. Meetings are 2nd Tuesday of each month.
 
Committees
Contact any member on the committee you are interested in joining or see Nancy, We are in dire need of help on Evangelism and Stewardship.
 
was installed as the 5th bishop of the Northeast PA Synod on June 5
 Click on the heading
to meet him and his staff or
to learn more about NEPA.
 
NEPA Synod Assembly
was held June 4 & 5
The theme “Growing Young and Vital”  featured ideas for ministry around three vital signs. Click here to view reports and important info.
 
NEWSLETTERS, BULLETINS, DEVOTIONS,
MAGAZINES,
COMMUNION/
WAFER CUPS
and more
are available in designated bins on the bench of our church porch. Stop by and help yourself to these materials to help you stay connected and deepen your faith.

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 upcoming 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 11:00 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
are meeting again starting on Thursday night’s via Zoom. Anyone 9th grade and older is welcomed.
E-mail mat1020am@gmail.com for info or to get on the mailing list.
 
$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.
 
will be available in November. check back later for more info.
 
 
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, October 30 and Tuesday, November 2
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:
scalloped potatoes, hamburger helper, dish detergent, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, socks, kitchen towels, and activity books.
 
Thank You for your continued donations. In August, 98 lbs were donated.
 
THANK YOU EVERYONE
 
~ that 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: 
  Why couldn’t Jonah trust the ocean? 
 Because he knew there was something fishy about it. 
 
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.
 
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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