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


Thanks for your great response to the request for backpacks. It took three large bags to transport the packs. This year 30 Lynden School children benefited from your generosity. The donation of other school supplies was greatly appreciated as well.

The Lighthouse Mission can accept excess food from individuals. Perhaps you have a great deal of food left-over from a party or celebration. A congregation member recently donated deli sandwiches, potato salad and fresh fruit. The parking lot is directly behind the building, from there the donations door is clearly marked. An attendant is on duty to help you. The address is 910 W. Holly, Bellingham. Telephone (360) 733-5120.

Interfaith Coalition's mission is to fill gaps in essential human services and to meet the needs of our marginalized neighbors. When CAST, Coffee and Sandwiches Together, food outreach needed a new partner, Interfaith and St. John's Lutheran responded with enthusiasm for the opportunity to help.

CAST began over a decade ago and has faithfully delivered simple meals of soup, sandwiches and hot drinks four evenings a week, prepared and served by committed volunteers. Many of the guests-often more than 50 each night- appreciate the simple fellowship as well as the meal.

Needed: Volunteers to help us make sandwiches on a regular basis. Shifts are available Monday through Thursday afternoons, from 3 to 4pm. To become involved in this marvelous program, please contact volunteer coordinator Mary Ann O'Hara by calling 360-325-2613 or by email at

Please continue your faithfulness in bringing food for the food bank. If you have produce or fresh items that need refrigeration they can be taken directly to the Project Hope at 205 South B.C. Avenue in Lynden, 9:30-3:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.



9/1 - Ellery Samms

9/15 - John Ingham

9/20 - Linda Enfield

9/23 - Morgan Nymeyer

9/28 - Dick Stone




Peg Riley & family, the Clark family, Kay & Everett Zuidmeer, Eleanor Shagren & family, Michelle Sigler, the Mohebbi family, 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, Eleanor Shagren, and Cheri Foster.




UMW members wish to thank all who participated in our annual rummage sale, i.e. daily workers, those who provided items for sale, people who came to purchase items, all of the men who provided the manpower to move large items, and all who helped with a wonderful cleanup effort. We especially want to thank Cheri for chairing this event. It was a very successful sale.

Lynden UMW was happy to be able to host the PSD Executive officers for their meeting on August 22nd at our church.

The next general meeting of the UMW will be September 16th. Our speaker is Chaplain Mike Kirkelie and he will be telling us about "Garbage Dump Children".

Executive Meeting - 10:30

Pot Luck Luncheon - 12:00

Meeting/Program - 1:00

PSD UMW Annual Meeting - September 19th at Coupeville UMC

Registration, Refreshments and Book Browsing - 9:30

Annual District Meeting - 10:00am-3:00 pm

Registration Deadline: Sept. 11th.

Please see Peg Riley if you would like to attend. We will carpool.


Choir practice - Wednesdays at 5:00.


Rummage Sale Success

Many thanks to all the ladies and gentleman who helped with the rummage sale which has netted over $1850 to date. Some were there for every work day and I really appreciated their help. We had some fun, some headaches, and sore muscles, but we got the job done. And thanks to the congregation for donating all the wonderful "stuff" we got to sell. And an added bonus was we cleaned out the storage room in the basement, gained some profit from it, and are now ready to go on to the elevator. The clean up went very well and the social hall looks great now.

Now for the mystery??? From whom did the two kidney shaped tables that were in the basement storage room come? I queried everyone I could think of about them and their history to no avail. The Jansen Art Center is now using them in their painting studio and they are delighted to have them. I really hope that we have not stepped on any toes.

Cheri Jackson


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.