Weekly News Brief


March 25, 2020

Hello folks,

NEW/CURRENT:

SERVICE OF HEALING: This evening at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Dale Selover Froehlke and her husband Peter will livestream a Service of Healing from their home.  We hope that you will be able to join us. We will be partnering with Prince of Peace in West Windsor, Living Waters in Ringoes, and St. Bartholomew in Trenton.  It should be quite a gathering! You can access the service by going to Prince of Peace’s Facebook page or by clicking on the following link to the Prince of Peace website at popnj.org  Right on the homepage you will see an invitation to the live-streaming services and a link to the Prince of Peace Facebook page. If you would like to follow along, the service is attached. Grace and peace, Pastor Dale

LOOK DOWN: We are using all of our creative resources to prepare for a “Virtual Holy Week”.  Grab a moment to send a picture of your feet to Pastor Schantzenbach pastorschantzenbach@gmail.com   Be creative… Bare feet, or feet wearing Nike’s, snow-shoes, flip flops, work boots and fuzzy slippers are always welcome.  Email them as an attachment and get them submitted by April 1.  No fooling!

SERVICEContinuing Our Service Work.  The organizations that we usually support with our time and resources continue to feed and house our community members even through the pandemic.  They continue to need our support as we are able to give it. We have listed several of these organizations on our website at http://www.lwlc-flemington.org/community-service with links to their websites and their Facebook pages.  You can donate through their websites. For those of you on Facebook, you can click on their pages, then click on “posts” in the menu on the left to see their most recent updates and needs. If you wish to volunteer in person, please call first and ask about all necessary precautions.  If you have any additions to our list, please email them to Kathy Wagner at katherinewtx@comcast.net.

LEE’S FAREWELL GIFTS: In case you didn’t catch the videos posted on-line here are the two where she received the beautiful quilt made by Barbara Edlund and also the check to Cross Roads for Pastor Lee’s Camperships: https://youtu.be/euEzuP6zgDE and https://youtu.be/flsl0mawMLw

EASTER FOOD BASKETS:  Thanks for the pancake mix and syrup.  They also need boxes of macs & cheese.  They expect to provide 30 baskets for the community for Easter.  If you know of a family that would benefit from receiving an Easter food box, or if you have any questions, please see Chris Kosmac.  Donations may be dropped off at the Kirkpatrick Presbyterian church in downtown Ringoes or you may text Chris at 908-392-0005 to make pickup arrangements.

BOX CITY (Tenative): Saturday May 16th (6:30pm) – Sunday May 17th (8:00am), Spend the night sleeping outside in a cardboard box to raise funds to support Family Promise of Hunterdon County's homeless families, and increase awareness about homelessness in our own community.  Everyone is welcome to participate by sleeping out, coming for the evening's festivities until 11pm, or supporting those that do. Use the enclosed link for the Living Waters Box City Team page if you would like to join our team or support us.  https://familypromise.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=5923      Questions - Ask Sue or Tom


COMING EVENTSCalendar - detailed calendar format

SYNOD SITES:  NJ SYNOD FACEBOOK PAGE & JERSEY JOTTINGS   -   NJ SYNOD WEBSITE


Have you seen this somewhere else “Pictures can say a lot, take a look at our church through photos or videos.


SHOUT OUTS:  This week’s Shout Out goes out to Pastor Schantzenbach and Terry Welsh for putting together our first virtual service! Another Shout Out to Dan Fatton co-authors Op-Ed on how to 'Stay Human' during the pandemic https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/03/op-ed-staying-human-during-the-pandemic/    Also a Shout Out of great thanks to everyone who donated their T-shirts for Pastor Lee's quilt. Barbara it was beautiful !

If YOU have a Shout Out that needs to be publicized….reply to this email and let us know. Thanks


RE-BROADCASTS:

PRAYER CHAIN: Congregational Care is establishing an email based Prayer-Chain at Living Waters.   If someone has an urgent prayer concern, they can ask that their prayer be sent out on the Prayer-Chain.  If you would like to be part of the Prayer-Chain group, please email officelwlc@yahoo.com or let Cindy Cooper know as Congregational Care team leader.  

PRAYER LIST: (additions)

  • The Scherder family grieving Uncle Happy who passed away last Thursday.
  • Neel Patel, Paul T.'s son-in-law, tested positive for COVID-19.

FINANCES: For members that use credit cards for their donations to Living Waters, the credit card companies take between 2.7% and 3.3% of your gift as a processing fee.   Please consider selecting the “help offset the fee” option on Give+ or on our website for Living Waters to receive the intended amount of your gift.   Thank you to members who have been selecting the help offset the processing fee.  Any questions, please contact Tom Kull (609-213-2729 or ftkull@comcast.net).

CHARITABLE SHOPPING: If you do any of your online shopping at Amazon.com, DON'T! Instead, shop at smile.amazon.com, and designate Living Waters Lutheran Church, or another favorite charity (you can only designate one charity per account). Amazon will donate a small portion of your purchase towards Living Waters anytime you start your shopping at smile.amazon.com. It's a simple and easy way to support Living Waters, while taking care of your shopping needs. Any questions? Please ask Craig Weinrich.  

ON-LINE GIVING: The finance team would like to announce a new option for on-line giving.  Still provided by our partners Vanco, our new program is called GivePlus.  On our church’s website we still maintain a donation page where funds can be transferred electronically, but the biggest change is now where Vanco offers a free mobile app available where you download your cell phone apps.  You can set up a quick 4-digit PIN, associate the gifts to Living Waters and designate to what ministry they are for.  Within the app you can set up your credit cards and/or checking/saving accounts for easy giving.  If you’re currently using Vanco (Simply Giving – old name) you can also track your giving history on the app.  If you have any questions about the program, please see Tom Kull or Terry Welsh ( I can show you on my phone) for more details.

THRIVENT: Anyone attending Living Waters can become a Thrivent benefit member or Thrivent associate member.   One can become a Thrivent benefit member by purchasing a Thrivent product (life insurance, annuity, etc.) or become a Thrivent associate member by paying $19.95 annual dues (associate membership from can be found on the Thrivent website www.Thrivent.com or you can call our local Thrivent representative, Scott Curtis, at 1- 888-399-5611.   A Thrivent benefit member is eligible for two $250 Thrivent Action Team grants annually.  A Thrivent associate member is eligible for a $250 Thrivent Action grant each year (for your investment of $19.95 Thrivent provides $250 for a Living Waters Service project).

PRAYER REQUESTS: To update or add a prayer to our Sunday bulletin, please email your request to Chris Kosmac at:  officelwlc@yahoo.com 


REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT

TOM JOHNSTON: Check out Tom Johnston’s schedule at www.thomas-johnston-music.com

FLEMINGTON ROCKS:  Saturday evenings of each month, the Stangl Stage, a new musical venue located next to Blue Fish Grill off Mine Street in Flemington, showcases local musical talent.  Michael Massimo is one of the booking agents for talents and can be reached at www.flemingtonrocks.com   


COMMUNITY PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

SHOP RITE ASSISTANCE A team has been formed to shop at Shop Rite on behalf of our senior population within the Hunterdon Central sending district in order to limit their health risks. Jeannie and Joe Colalillo, along with their team at Shop-Rite have instituted a process that allows our volunteers to fulfill and deliver grocery and essential item orders for seniors in a very efficient manner. Alex and Ellen Jeyschune are functioning as the single point of initial contact. Please call them at 908-806-3418; for people (Seniors) in need, for people who would like to volunteer, for further details about this program. People who order the grocery and essential items pay the volunteer directly. There is no service charge. Orders are filled within 24 hours (usually less).

FLEMINGTON AREA FOOD PANTRY: Flemington Area Food Pantry current needs: bars of soap, toilet paper, cereal, and pasta.  If you are able, they really could use a monetary donation.They are still serving the community with a drive thru system.  If you are able to help, they can receive donations on Monday through Thursday, from 9 am-12 noon.  They are located behind the Walmart on Route 31.

DELAWARE VALLEY FOOD PANTRY: Delaware Valley Food Pantry needs for this week:  Donations needed! This week, we especially need the following items: cans of tuna, children's drinks, breakfast cereal, toilet paper, hand/body soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, and health bars. Also, check out the new Delaware Valley Food Pantry page in Facebook.  Thanks, Joe.  Contact info for Delaware Valley Food Pantry in Lambertville - please share with the congregation:  President: Albert ("Bert") Johnson email: Johnson797@gmail.com cell: 215-534-4634


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