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Lynden United Methodist Church
Lynden, Washington
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THE PANTRY SHELF

For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in. Matthew 25:35 KJV 2003

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Happy Birthday to us! Please join us for our ALL CHURCH birthday celebration. Gather after church on Sunday, April 23th to share a light lunch and birthday fellowship. Locate the table of your birthday month and enjoy the company of the folks born the same month as you. You are encouraged to bring a food item to donate to the local food bank.

You have been faithful about bringing food for the Hope Office. LUMC donations filled the entire trunk of a car this week.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to UMCOR Sunday. You are helping us minister to people in disaster here and around the world. Approximately $700 was collected!

It is time to celebrate our spring graduates from high school, college and other training programs. Please let the office or a member of the Outreach Team know if you have a graduate you wish to have honored this spring. Include their name, what the graduation is, your relationship to them and any other short detail you wish to have noted. The deadline for submitting your graduate is May 24.

Are you thinking about camp for your children or family? Check out the Pacific Northwest Conference website for all the details at pnwcamps.org.

Partial scholarships are available.

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Pantry

Choir practice - Wednesdays at 5:00.

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Birthdays

APRIL BIRTHDAYS

4/1 - Don Clark

4/2 - Paula Hardman

4/4 - Jack Young

4/6 - Barb Anderson

4/7 - Sarah Love

4/8 - LaVonne Smith

4/13 - Fred Hess

4/17 - Will Brutout

4/20 - Phyllis Kahn

4/20 - Bernice Vossbeck

4/24 - Noriko Lao

4/27 - Randall Marston

4/28 - Jean McGuire

4/29 - Cayla Samms

4/30 - Robert Chase

APRIL ANNIVERSARIES

4/14 - Richard & Sandy Schable

4/14 - Ed & Lois Polf

4/28 - Gaylen & Dot Brevik

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Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa & chocolate bars will be on sale in the Fellowship Hall, following church service, on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Help support small farmers.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

UMW

Now more than ever UMW appreciates everyone who signs up to help with the Fellowship Time after church each Sunday: setting up and making the coffees (decaf and regular) and tea;  providing juice or treats for us to enjoy; or staying after to help clean up.

Since each Sunday a different person is making the coffee and tea, instructions on how to use each coffee maker and "tea pot" are posted by each appliance.

Peg Moseid has volunteered to make sure there is fresh cream, coffee grounds, tea bags, and other related supplies in the kitchen.  A list of supplies UMW provides is posted on the refrigerator.

Sign up sheets for each Sunday are posted in the Fellowship Hall by the kitchen windows.  If you would like to help out, please sign up on an open date.

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New Defibrillator - CPR/AED Class

You may have already noticed the white box mounted on the wall outside the sanctuary. The church has purchased an AED or Automated External Defibrillator. We hope to never need to use it, but as every good Boy Scout knows, "Always be prepared".

In conjunction with this, Gaylen Brevik has arranged for Chief Baar of the Lynden Fire Department to come and provide a CPR/AED class for anyone interested. This is not a certification course and there is no cost to you. The class is being offered on April 5 at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall here at church. The class will last 1.5 hours and will involve using CPR mannequins set up on tables as well as being introduced to an AED unit.

If you are interested in signing up for this class, please let the church office know as spaces are limited.

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PLANNED GIVING—A GUIDE TO GIFTS AND BEQUESTS

In 2005, LUMC developed a Planned Giving program based upon a similar program authored by the greater United Methodist church. The LUMC created a printed guide which sets forth methods of giving during your lifetime, and further, as the result of you estate planning and eventual execution of your will.

Conventional wisdom indicates that Planned Giving be initiated by discussions with your family, attorney and accountant. The Planned Giving guide will have the answers to most questions.

At the January 2017 LUMC Finance Team meeting it was decided to reemphasize Planned Giving as a method of ensuring our financial long-term security. Dennis Dinkla and Brian Rockom are available to answer questions and provide you with a copy of Planned Giving - A Guide to Gifts and Bequests.

Prayerfully submitted by the LUMC Finance Team

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IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

UMW

Family of Ann Sinclair, Lynda Fraser, Family of Virginia Creekman, Family of Everett & Kay Zuidmeer, Dick & Vi Stone, Jack Young, Deanie DeGraaff, Gaylen Brevik, Pat & Joanne White.

Safe travels. Prayers for our Congregation. Prayers for those recovering from illness or injury. Prayers for the lonely or grief stricken. Prayers for our Nation & World. Prayers for those serving in the Armed Forces.

Prayer Vine

If you would like to add a joy or concern to the prayer vine, please contact Frances Shuler at 354-1943 and the vine will be activated. The following is our current prayer vine: Frances Shuler, Betty Oberwortmann, Bev Honcoop, Margaret Mustard and Eleanor Shagren.