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
Public school resumes Wednesday, August 31. Excitement and anticipation and anxiety share time in student, parent and educators minds. For some families getting children ready to return to school puts a great deal of pressure on their budgets.
Our special emphasis is to provide backpacks for Lynden School District students through Family Community Services. Many children do not have a room or even a space to call their own, so the packs are crucial to help them keep their things together. Stores are into the back-to-school mode, so there are great prices on new packs. However, you may have gently used ones at your home or find great packs at yard sales or consignment shops, so please consider donating those. Typical school supplies are also welcome.
The deadline for contributions is Sunday, August 21 so items can be delivered before Back to School Day.
Project Homeless Connect was a great success again this year. Janie Premble, Outreach Director for the Interfaith Coalition was particularly thankful for the shoes and boots. Toiletries, personal items and sleeping bags were contributed. It can be overwhelming to think of the number of homeless and financially distressed in our community, but gratifying to be able to help. Thank you.
The United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) team is being assembled for Project Rebuild to help with Okanogan wildfire recovery. We plan to leave Lynden in the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 9 and return in the evening of Friday, Oct. 14. A variety of skills are needed – carpentry, electrical, flooring, painting, plumbing, meal prep, etc. Partial participation is acceptable. If you are interested, please contact Noriko Lao at email@example.com.
8/3 - Dave Hardman
8/5 - Lawrence Honcoop
8/6 - Henry Dotson Jr.
8/8 - Linda Young
8/10 - Harold Oberwortmann
8/10 - Eddie Buckalew
8/20 - Everett Zuidmeer
8/22 - Dick Branca
8/24 - Rebeca Dotson
8/29 - Stephen Samms
8/31 - Royce Ingham
8/1 - Fred & Nancy Brown
8/7 - Lawrence & Bev Hoopcoop
8/7 - Dave & Paula Hardman
8/10 - Brian & Melissa Rockom
8/10 - Dick & Vi Stone
8/12 - George & Alyce Werkema
8/29 - Marvin & Jane Walker
8/30 - Marv & Linda Enfield
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.
The church office is open Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The UMW Rummage Sale is August 13th, 8:30-2:00. Now is the time to clean out your closet, kitchen, garage etc., and bring those items to the church. Please sign up or see Cheri or Lois for details regarding helping to price and working the day of the sale.
UMW resumes responsibility for refreshments during Fellowship Hour in September. Please help by signing up on the sheet by the kitchen window.
A reminder of future UMW Meetings: PSD UMW meeting at Stanwood UMC on Sept. 17th. Lynden UMW are helping by bringing breakfast breads for that meeting.
Rummage, Rummage, Rummage
We all have too much "stuff" and could use a good cleanout! Bring it to the Fellowship Hall between now and August 12 and UMW will be happy to help free you of all that "baggage".
The annual sale is benefiting our missions program and will begin at 8:30 am and runs til 2 pm on Saturday, the 13th of August. If you need help transporting, please call Ed and Cheri Jackson (318-1482) to pick up (we have a bigger car). Furniture is always welcome, as are clothes, toys, books, electronics, appliances, anything you think someone else might use. And if you are able, please mark the item with a price you think is fair (usually about 1/6 the selling price). We promise to NOT return anything to you unless so requested. This is a form of recycling, and is good stewardship of our plenty.
Tell your friends about the sale. And we can use helpers both to mark, sort and sell (and load things in cars, etc. the day of the sale). Please call Cheri (318-1482) if you have any questions about dropping off, pricing, or just to gab.
Thanks and see you there.
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Robert Chase, Will Brutout, Deloyse Stroud, Cheri Jackson’s brother Chuck, Tate Highfield, Jack Young, Deanie DeGraaff, Betty O, Ruth Lordahl, Clora Downing, Kay & Everett Zuidmeer, Gaylen Brevik, Pat & Joanne White, Jane Young, the Doornenbal family, Nancy Faber, Emily.
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.
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.
Choir practice - Wednesdays at 5:00.