Luther Memorial welcomed guests from Syracuse & Central NY as Tom Henry & Pr. Dr. Julius Carroll lead a dynamic workshop, sponsored by the Central Crossroads Conference. Learning at the Crossroads educational offerings are available to the public throughout the year.
The library just enjoyed a makeover by two of our 'church mice'! Armed with car loads of vacuums, a rug shampooer, buckets, gloves, sprays & a lot of stamina, they went where no one has gone before, to spring clean our library top to bottom. Many thanks to Paula & Donna who kicked off our March Madness of Spring Cleaning Projects.
Luther Memorial is blessed with wonderful space in which we can gather for a myriad of activities, from quilting to meals to counseling, classes and more. The library is a welcoming area, with seating for small groups to gather for meetings, educational opportunities & prayer.
The Luther Memorial Nursery School families opened their cupboards and their hearts to help families in our community by collecting canned and boxed food items for distribution. It's a blessing to be able to share our love in this visible way. Collection will take place throughout the month.
Vicar Ashlin Marchese was invited on Sunday, 1/27 to lead worship and then joined the BookBinders in library for conversation. Discussion led to facetiming Arin Liszka, our YAGM missionary - her sister! - in Madagascar. Vicar Marchese sermon link is below.Vicar Ashlin Marchese Sermon 1/27/2019
Bible Study @ Panera in Cicero has begun once again with the study of the Gospel of John, using a study titled 'John For Everyone' by N.T. Wright. Join us, won't you?
Our newly formed clothing ministry (which is sorting donated items for distribution) is moving along. The initial organizing of a couple tons of clothing was managed by some VERY resilient members, for which we are blessed. We are now learning from the schools & charities how best to prepare donations for effectiveness at their end.
The Spring Festival to benefit Syracuse University/ESF Campus Ministry will be held on Sunday, March 31st at St.
Our traditional Lenten Dinners kicks off on Wednesday, March 13th (6pm) and runs through April 10th with worship service following at 7pm; Sign up in the social hall.
The magnificent auctioneer team of Jerome & Laura will again be teasing open our wallets at the Annual Dessert Auction on April 7th (following the 8am service), all to benefit the ELCA World Hunger appeal.
Polar Vortex, sub-zero wind chills, snow emergencies on a Sunday morning? We've had them all-but good news! You can still access this week's news! Click on "Newsletter & Bulletin Archive" (on the righthand side of the page) to access.
But anything goes (any non-perishable food item) this month to benefit the St. Paul Food Pantry ministry. The food pantry has been managed 20+ years by Judy Eyer, providing food to families of Syracuse's Near Westside.
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