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

Pantry

Public school resumes Wednesday, August 27th. The excitement of having a new backpack, notebooks, paper, pencils, and crayons is in the air. For some families getting children ready to return to school puts a great deal of financial pressure on their budgets.

In cooperation with Lynden School District, we are collecting school supplies this month for distribution by the Family Community Services program housed across the street at Fisher Elementary School.

Office supply stores and chain retailers have great sales on school supplies during the next few weeks to make your dollars go farther.

School Supplies List

Please Return to Church by Sunday, Aug. 17

This is an all grades combined list. The supplies will be distributed to the appropriate age group.

#2 pencils

Colored pencils (min. 12 colors)

Crayons 16 box

Large box of crayons

Black, blue, red pens

Highlighters

Mechanical pencils

Eraser tops

Pink Pearl erasers

Fiskar scissors

Rulers

Elmer's School Glue

Notebook paper, -wide rule, -college rule

3-ring binder (2 inch or larger)

8 subject dividers

Pocket portfolios

Composition books

Ream of copy paper

Art sketchbook (min. 50 pages)

Scientific calculator, -Recommend Ti-30

Back Packs

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Thank you for your contribution to Project Homeless Connect. Twenty-five hygiene kits were supplied to PHC due to your generosity. At this writing the projected number of people who will be served lunch on July 25th is 700. It's overwhelming to think of the number of homeless in our community, but gratifying to be able to help.

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AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

8/3 Dave Hardman

8/5 Lawrence Honcoop

8/6 Henry Dotson Jr.

8/7 Harold Obertwortmann

8/8 Linda Young

8/20 Everett Zuidmeer

8/22 Dick Branca

8/24 Rebecca Dotson

8/29 Margie Duke

8/29 Stephen Samms

AUGUST ANNIVERSARIES

8/1 Fred & Nancy Brown

8/7 Lawrence & Bev Honcoop

8/7 Dave & Paula Hardman

8/9 Jim & Moyne Brown

8/10 Brian & Melissa Rockom

8/10 Dick & Vi Stone

8/12 Goerge & Alyce Werkema

8/29 Marvin & Jane Walker

8/30 Kevin & Peg Riley

8/30 Marv & Linda Enfield

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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

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As you read this report, we are probably giving cheers for our recent Rummage Sale. We want to thank Cheri for doing such great job as chairman and all who helped by pricing, those who brought their treasures to sell, and the staff of workers on Saturday.

On July 17th we had a group of young girls from SeaMar Visions Youth Treatment Center using our kitchen facilities to bake cookies for a bake sale. This was the first time some of them had done any baking. They worked well together and seemed to really enjoy the experience. They may be repeating this in the future, and we hope to have Dionnia Andricos, who is in charge of this program, present a program to the UMW.

No UMW Meeting in August, but 5 members plan to attend all or part of the Garden Street UMW Retreat August 8th & 9th. The UMW Executive meeting is Wednesday, August 20th, 10:30 am @ Peg Rileys.

Remember, the UMW is on vacation from Sunday Fellowship hour in August. Congregation - please help by signing up for refreshments.

UMW - The September Fellowship Hour sign up sheet is posted, so you can sign up for refreshments as well.

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IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

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Sheri Hibbs, Jim and Anne Sinclair, Moyne Brown, Kevin Riley, Kay Zuidmeer, Everett Zuidmeer, Chris Berg, Carlene Bode, Cindy Miles, Virginia Brynildsen, Marian Samms, Vicki Maguire, Beryl (Mom of Pamela), Al Neale, Sandy Schable, Ed Power's family, Pamela Davies.

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.

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I recently received an e-mail about a special voice mail and what it might sound like. I thought it fit perfectly, after I've vented my frustrations about phone etiquette. It's called "God's voice mail".

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if God decided to install voice mail? Imagine praying and hearing the following: Thank you for calling heaven. For English press 1. For Spanish press 2. For other languages press 3. Please select one of the following options: Press 1 for request; Press 2 for thanksgiving; Press 3 for complaints; Press 4 for all others.

I am sorry, all of our Angels are busy helping other sinners right now. However, your prayer is very important to us and we will answer it in the order that it was received. Please stay on the line.

If you would like to speak to: God, press 1; Jesus, press 2; Holy Spirit, press 3; find a loved one that has been assigned to heaven press 5, then enter their social security number followed by the # sign. If you receive a negative response, please hang up and dial area code 666.

For reservations to heaven, please enter JOHN followed by the numbers, 3:16. For answers to nagging questions about dinosaurs, life and other planets, please wait until you arrive in heaven for the specifics.

Our computers show that you have already been prayed for today; please hang up and call back again tomorrow. The office is now closed for the weekend to observe a religious holiday. If you are calling after hours and need emergency assistance, please contact your local pastor. Thank you and have a heavenly day.

All voice mail messages should be so polite and courteous.

Mullally is a Tribune Writer. Shared by Frances Shuler.

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