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Meditation & Mediterranean is the name of an alternative worship experience on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings at our partner church Grace Lutheran followed by food and drink at Olivia’s restaurant. This new meditative service will be in the style of the ecumenical community of Taize, France.
This is the Littlestown Lutheran Partnership’s Taize Eucharist, which is immediately followed by dessert or beverage at Olivia’s Restaurant next-door.
“M&M” will be held on the 1st & 3rd Sunday evenings this fall. All are invited, especially young people and those who may appreciate a different, more meditative style of worship.
What Love Is, a 7 session study of 1, 2, & 3 John, encourages you to remain faithful to the truth. You will be challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness.
Beings September 15 from 6:30 to 8PM at St. John’s. For more info, call Karen Kehr at 717-870-0801.
The next “house build” will be in September in Biglerville, next to Alex and Amanda Bair’s Habitat home. The blitz build as well as the schedule for workers and snack providers from church partners will be coming out soon. So, find your hammer, broom or cookie sheet– it’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning every six or eight weeks when it is St. John’s turn to supply the help.
The hardworking church members represent eight families harvesting potatoes recently. It was a sight to behold as the large potatoes rolled out of the ground! All I could think of at the time was of the effort put forth by the Lutheran congregations in Littlestown. This project will provide at least 500 meals for the hungry in the Adams County area
In the following weeks we will be making deliveries to local soup kitchens and food pantries to share the bounty. Jack Ketterman and Don Bair will be handling the distribution. If you know of someone that could use some potatoes, please call the church office and we will reach out to them. This stewardship project could not have been possible without the generous donation of the use of Mrs. Krout’s vacant lot. It is a great place to grow potatoes! And thank you to all who supplied the hands and backs to keep the weeds under control this year. Ed, your tractor was a REAL blessing!
SEPTEMBER 6TH we will have only one worship service at 9:00 a.m., outdoors (weather permitting).
You are invited to bring your lawn chairs!
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