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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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Christmas Baskets were delivered to six Lynden families on December 20th. They asked that you be thanked for the difference it made in their lives. It is a highlight of the season for the people making the deliveries. Your contributions provided necessities, holiday foods and special treats. Each family has children and it helped feed them during the long school break. It is one of the special blessings of Christmas to be able to represent your love and compassion for these people.

Due to your continued generosity the Outreach Team was able to bring Christ's love to the world in a variety of ways in 2017. Including support for the local food bank, a Soup Sampler Lunch for Interfaith Coalition, all church Birthday Party, graduation/promotion party, shoes and toiletries for Project Homeless Connect, backpack drive for school children, coat drive for local families, taco bar fundraiser for Family Promise, and sponsoring the annual Thanksgiving Feast.

Please continue to bring food items for the Project Hope, the local food bank. Tubs outside the sanctuary are available for your contributions.

Some recipients do not have cooking facilities, so easy preparation is necessity.

A special request for financial support has been received from the Lynden Community/Senior Center. "Our hot meal program is one of our most essential services, providing not only needed nutritional support, but also the social benefits of shared conversation, laughter and a sense of belonging and connectedness. Our home delivery clients are assured a daily check-in and a friendly visit." Recipients do contribute, but costs continue to rise and equipment needs replacement.

To keep the program affordable, contributions in any amount are welcome. The address is 401 Grover Street, Lynden. The center is a registerd non-profit 501 (c)(3).

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Choir practice - Wednesdays at 5:00.

Birthdays

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

1/7 - Brian Rockum

1/8 - Jennifer Hardman

1/10 - Bonnie VanAlsburg

1/14 - Candence Burgarin

1/18 - Eleanor Shagren

1/18 - Richard Schable

1/21 - Bettina Gonzaga

1/22 - Lois Polf

1/23 - Ramon Gallardo

1/24 - Simon Gallardo Sr.

1/25 - Leslie DeJong

1/26 - Charles Loney

1/27 - Vivian Morris

NEW CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

Tuesdays - 9:00 to 2:30

Wednesdays - Noon to 3:00

Thursdays - 9:00 to 2:30

Click Here for Pastor's Hours

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

UMW

On Wednesday, January 17th LUMW will begin the new year with discussion on our plans for expanding our mission, following the sack lunch at noon. No need to be a member -- ALL women are welcome.

ANNOUNCING NEW MEMBERSHIP AT LUMC

LUMC joyously, gratefully, and officially announce the following New Members:

Barbara Anderson

David Anderson

Do Hee (Grace) Lee

Dorothy Loney

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.

IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

UMW

Doris & Family of Richard Branca - Grief, Doris Branca - Health, Nancy VanderYacht - Health, Marjorie Duke - Health, Cheri Jackson & Family - Grief, Gaylen & Dot Brevik - Health, Peg Moseid - Health, Bernice Vossbeck - Health, Jack Young - Health, Deanie DeGraaff - Health, Lynda Fraser - Health, Dick & Vi Stone - Health, JoAnne White - Health & Grief, Family of Joy Mansfield - Grief, Family of Victor Espiritu - Grief, Pastor Conrado & Family - Reunite, Pastor Curtis & Atneosen - Health

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, Margaret Mustard, Eleanor Shagren, Jean McGuire, Bev Honcoop and Betty Oberwortmann.