WORSHIP SCHEDULE: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WORSHIP/PROGRAMS/ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AT AELC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. UPDATES WILL BE POSTED WHEN AVAILABLE.
“Find Sunday worship with Pastor Zach online on Facebook
until the quarantine is lifted "
WOMEN'S GROUP: Next meeting date to be determined
MEN'S GROUP BIBLE & BREW Next meeting date to be determined
YOUTH AND MISSION
FOLLOW US! Our youth have their own Instagram page. Follow us to see all the great things we do-such as Mission Trips, Interwoven, CAT class and more! Our handle is @aelc_youth! Check out all the amazing things we are doing through our faith!
FOOD DISTRIBUTION: AELC will be hosting another Food Distribution on Wednesday May 27, from 1:30pm-3pm. We will be assembling and distributing Power Packs as well as partnering with Helping Harvest again for food distribution. Please call 484-663-8395 to register or with questions. Thank you AELC for your continued effort and contribution to help provide for our community!
INTERWOVEN: Kristen is working on ways to connect Interwoven during this time. Keep an eye out over the next week or two for a possible scavenger hunt and Interwoven activities for families to do together. Have ideas or questions-contact Kristen! Looking forward to "gathering" soon!
AELC BOOK CLUB: AELC's book club is taking a summer vacation! Over the summer we're reading I Am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak. We will resume meeting on Thursday August 20th to discuss I Am the Messenger, as well as to pick our next book and resume our normal meeting/reading schedule. Share with us what you read this summer by tagging AELC and #AELCbookclub. Happy Reading!
40 in 40: AELC is providing trash bags again for our 40 days - 40 items challenge. Each day of Lent, remove one item from your house which you don't use or wear anymore and place it in a bag. At the end of Lent, AELC will be collecting the bags to donate to local charities and organizations in our community! Please bring your filled bags to AELC once it reopens.
2020 MISSION TRIP: AELC's 2020 Mission Trip to West Virginia has been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Although we can no longer attend, we are looking to still participate in service the week of July 19th. More information coming soon! (*please see below)
SHOE BOXES: Kristen Kelly is collecting empty shoe boxes to provide for our Shoe Box care packages for our Mission Trippers. If you have any empty shoe boxes you are willing to donate, please save them for Kristen and give them to her when worship resumes at AELC. Shoe Box care package sign up will be available closer to our Mission Tripper! *Please continue to save them.
POWER PACKS: "Allegheny Lutheran Church is partnering with Immanuel United Christ Church and the Governor Mifflin School District to assemble and provide Power Packs to families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Each Power Pack is meant to provide a family of 5 with some supplementary items. We are looking for donations to help us with these Power Packs. Below is a list of items we are looking for. If you are able to donate any, please leave the items in the donation box marked Power Packs, in the space between the double doors.
1. Juice or Powdered drink mix
2. Box of Granola bars/breakfast item
3. Individual packs of Apple sauce or fruit or jars/cans of
4. Microwaveable Mac-n-cheese or Chef Boyardee
5. Ramon Noodles, egg noodles
6. Packs or boxes of crackers
7. Snack bags (chips, pretzels, popcorn) microwave popcorn
9. Fruit snacks
10. Boxes cereal
11. peanut butter
12. Paper products
13. Pasta and sauce
14. Monetary Donations ( donations can be given online or app via tithe.ly, specified to the Brecknock Outreach Fund)
Thank you for your generosity and willingness to help our Mustang Nation neighbors."
SR. HIGH FAITH FORMATION GROUP: In times of uncertainty, it can be helpful to have a community of faith to turn to for support. Just because we are not able to get together, face to face, does not mean we are unable to connect in other ways. I encourage you all to check out the Faith Lens blog. There have been some very timely blogs about coronavirus and connecting it to the bible, faith, and our feelings. I encourage you to have conversations with your family about these blogs and the bible verses/gospel reflections or reach out to Annie or me (our emails are below).
We are looking forward to seeing you all and discussing more ideas this fall.
Feel free to reach out to Annie or me with any thoughts, questions, or concerns.
J9labagh@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
FAIR TRADE UPDATE! Thank You For Your Support
Thank you for continuing to support the Fair Trade Ministry during the quarantine. We were delighted to see that we are still making sales! Fresh inventory has been recently added, including Palestinian Medjool Dates, and lots of chocolate to get us through the summer months. If there are items you wish to purchase or you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com, and we will be happy to assist you.
Many Thanks, Janine and Connie
CHURCH LOCK UP SCHEDULE: MAY
May 3 Tom Herman 610-909-4968
May 10 Craig Scheetz 610-780-0439
May 17 Guy Werner 516-460-1911
May 24 Greg Duffin 610-777-8557
May 31 James Messner 610-777-7776
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