Lynden United Methodist Church
Lynden, Washington
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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


The Volunteers in Mission (VIM) REBUILD TEAM is in final preparation for heading to the Okanogan to work on homes destroyed in the wildfires of 2014 and 2015.

You are helping fund the recovery with contributions from the Taco Feed in the amount of $640. A special account category designated as “Okanogan” has been set up and members have contributed additional funds to the project. Enough was raised to finance the nine member team. Contributions continue to be accepted, as Rebuild is a multi-year project.

Our team, led by Noriko Lao, will leave the afternoon of October 9th, returning October 14th. Other members of the team are Nancy Brown, Melissa Rockom, Dick and Sandy Schable, Toni Hess, Pastor Conrado and two members of Ferndale United Church.

VIM Team

Sunday, October 2, during communion, you will be able to draw the name of a team member and be their pray partner for the week. It is a chance for a very personal connection to those going out into the field.

With fall coming on, it is time for the annual Coat Drive. October 16th is the deadline. New or gently used coats of all sizes (infant through 3XL) are needed. Collection and distribution is sponsored by the Lynden High School Leadership Class, Lynden School District Community Transitions and Family-Community Services.

Hold the date of Sunday, November 20 for our annual Thanksgiving Feast. Rick Love will again be our chef for this wonderful meal and time of fellowship. Details will be in the November Skylight.



10/4 - John Herring

10/4 - Jack Ingham

10/6 - Ed Polf

10/10 - Clair Hibbs

10/10 - Dot Brevik

10/12 - Audrey Ingham

10/16 - Andrew Ruhl

10/18 - Jim Browne

10/20 - Kay Zuidmeer


10/6 - Ron & Diane Nymeyer

10/21 - Gil & Nancy Ruhl


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.



9:30 AM - 1:30 PM




The October UMW General Meeting will be Wednesday, October 19th.

Executive Meeting 10:30 am

Pot Luck Luncheon 12:00 noon

Program and Meeting 1:00 pm

Threshhold Singers (a nationwide program) will give us a musical presentation and explain the purpose of their musical ministry.

Please look at the October/November Fellowship Hour "sign up" sheets and add your name to bring a Sunday refreshment.



Everyone is welcome and invited to attend a special bible study on November 22 at 1:00 pm. Christel De Waard has graciously agreed to lead us in this special bible study. This Inductive Bible Study will focus on three basic steps; Observation, Interpretation and Application. If you are interested in attending, please let Bev Honcoop know at 354-2896.


All Church Charge Conference

Sunday, October 16th

Following church service


Choir practice - Wednesdays at 5:00.




Robert’s Cousin Dixie, Ezekiel Gomez of Red Mountain UMC (Mesa, AZ), DS Daniel Foster and family, Vivian Morris and family, Dick Stone, Will Brutout, Deloyse Stroud and family, Jack Young, Deanie DeGraaff, Ruth Lordahl, Family of Clora Downing, Kay & Everett Zuidmeer, Gaylen Brevik, Pat & Joanne White, Jane Young.

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.