The Andrews boys (Troy, Rhett and Bentley) want to take an opportunity to send a message to their church family. When this picture was taken on Saturday, 3/27, the boys had been in the house for six solid days due to the coronavirus pandemic. We miss your smiling faces - thank you for sharing with us!
The weather has been kinda touch and go for walks, but the Francis Family (Nathan, Lilli, Dad Mike & Joey - with Mom Suzie,the photographer) found a day to get out for a breath of fresh air and some exercise away from "house confinement".
The family shares with us a HUGE CELEBRATION as Bentley masters riding a bike without training wheels! - Blessed and grateful for the strength and will power of this amazing child 3 months after 2 major surgeries.
One of our dear children volunteered to color a "happy" picture for us to enjoy during the next couple weeks - bunnies, bees, flowers, birds & a big ol' smiling sunshine! Karsynn we love you too - see you soon!
The first day of Spring lent itself to some outdoor activity for the June Family who provided just the right message for our congregation at this time of separation and concern....STAY POSITIVE...Yes we will, Kinley - thanks for the inspiration!
Miss Betty is covering all her seasonal bases with a Penguin representing the snow that won't quit, the Biggie Peep honoring the upcoming springtime celebrations, and a darling Teddy Bear spreading love to all passersby! We're glad to see you Miss Betty!
It is often said that every minus has a plus....and if that is true, Ted & Whitney Parks are scientific proof that being stuck at home from school has a great deal of benefits. Wrap yourself in love like Whitney & Ted during this coronavirus pandemic.
"Ohhhhh, nooooo, say the adults-more snow." But the children say, " Oh, YES, more SNOW!" It was time to make one last snowman, so Kinley decided to make sure it was the happiest snowman on the block. Sparkly eyes and a Katy Perry hairdo-doesn't get any better than that! Thanks for this cute photo.
We are striving to live "normally" in a situation where norrmal is far from that! A recent walk serves as a reminder of our unified front on protecting one another in this very difficult environment. May we take care of each other as we walk this path. “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” ― Martin Luther
Leah & Mason Parks took advantage of the recent March snowstorm to build a big snowman...oops!.... Snow Bunny outside of their grandparent's home.....Easter & Spring (and HOPE) are on our minds. Stay happy as the bunny builders.
We live in Central NY, so we certainly know that our springtime flowers need to be very hardy to "spring" forth in color....hoping for some warmer days to brighten our yards and spirits! “God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.” ― Martin Luther
In Pr. Susan's recent message, she made it clear that this is the time to "work the works of Him who sent Jesus". For each of us, that means something different. Use your talents to "work the works of Jesus" in your own personal way. “Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.” ― Martin Luther
Pastor Susan joins us today with the story of the Raising of Lazarus with some very person insight; Gospel of John, Chapter 11.
St Paul’s Food Pantry, managed by Judy Eyer @ Brown Memorial UMC, continues to minister to neighbors on Syracuse’s Near Westside despite the varied challenges.
Luther Memorial's blood drive in April has been canceled.
Pr Susan Feurzeig shares a message of hope & reminder in these uncertain times.
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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