Elder Diner Shrove Tuesday Pancake Luncheon, March 5
Elder Diner will be having their Shrove Tuesday Pancake luncheon at noon on March 5th. Elder friends and neighbors are welcome to this festive, mardi-gras blowout before Lenten fasting begins. On other Tuesdays, the Elder Diner team is looking for people who can cook/bring the main dish, salad and dessert. Dishes may be brought to church ahead of time, no need to be at the luncheon. Please speak to Anne Glass, Dave Rupp, Sandy Dorsey or Hector Badeau if you would like to sign up or learn more.
Lenten Suppers & Bible Study Deepen Your Experience of Lent, Holy Week and Easter
Wednesday evening Lenten Suppers and Bible Study begins March 13th and continues through April 10th, in the parlor from 6:30-8:00. We will be looking at the scriptures for Holy Week from all four gospels -- the entrance into Jerusalem, the Passion, crucifixion, and the Resurrection, using a study guide from Kerygma. Copies may be purchased on Sunday or at the first class for $15. Please speak to Delores Paulk (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can pro-vide soup for one of the evenings. All welcome, including friends and neighbors.
Hosts for Hospitals
On March 17th, Cathy Davies of the organization Hosts for Hospitals (www.hostsforhospitals.org) will be giving a Moment for Mission and be available at coffee hour to help people learn more about hosting patient families who come for medical care to the greater Philadelphia area. Check out the website to learn more about this ministry!
Memorial to the Lost, March 24
On Sunday, March 24th at 12 noon, members from the Summit and P’nai Or Congregations will be installing a portion of Heeding God's Call to End Gun Violence's a “Memorial to the Lost” on the upper Greene St. and Westview lawns. This display of T-shirts will lift up those who have lost their lives to gun violence in 2018 in Philadelphia. Volunteers are needed. If you would like to help, please contact Marta Zehner, email@example.com. The following Sunday, March 31st, directly after the worship service, we will process onto the lawn for prayer at the Memorial. The memorial will be at Summit for two weeks.
Youth Sunday, March 31
On Sunday, March 31st, the children and youth will lead us in worship. The focus scripture (which happens to be the lectionary) is Luke 15: 11-32, commonly known as the Parable of the Prodigal Son and His Brother. Perhaps your child would like to be a greeter, a reader, play an instrument, sing, do artwork for the bulletin, participate in a dramatic skit or share a reflection on the scripture. There will be a short rehearsal directly after the service on March 24th (before the Memorial installation) and also on Sunday morning, March 31st, at 9:00 a.m. Please mark your calendars and try and bring your child to Sunday School on March 10, 17, and 24th, so they can prepare for the service. The coordinators are Jared Whalen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Evan Meyer (email@example.com) and they will be reaching out to see how your child may participate.
Interfaith Freedom Seder +50, Sunday, April 7
In 1969, faith leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. for a “Freedom Seder” written by the Rabbi Waskow that wove together the Jewish liberation struggle with other struggles for freedom -- especially Black America’s struggle against racism. Nearly 800 people participated in that first Seder, and fifty years later we are invited to gather for the Interfaith Freedom Seder +50, led by Rabbi Waskow and the Revs. William Barber and Liz Theoharis of the Poor People’s Campaign, among others(www.poorpeoplescampaign.org).The Seder will weave together themes of racism, militarism, materialism and sexism. The Seder begins at 7:30 p.m. and is $36 before March 23rd; dinner tickets may also be purchased. to register and learn more, go to www.theshalomcenter.org. (Registration is required; the location is in Oak Lane).
If you are 55+, join us on Tuesdays at noon in the parlor for homecooked food and wonderful conversation. We welcome cooks! You may make a main dish, salad or dessert and bring ahead of time. Please speak to Elder Diner Team Anne Glass, Hector Badeau, Dave Rupp, Sandra Dorsey or Debra Lockwood, if you would like to help.
We are collecting donations of nonperishable food items, i.e. granola bars, pretzels, fruit snacks, raisins, chips, crackers small water bottles, and non-food items like small tubes of toothpaste, tooth brushes, small soft packs of kleenex, chapstick, vaseline, lotion. (Please avoid chocolate and peanuts). Bring them and give to Delores Paulk any Sunday. The children will be decorating and filling the bags for the homeless on the first Sunday of each month.
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