THREE – Highland Church eNewsletter – May 17, 2012
SUNDAY, May 20, 2012 Youth and Confirmation Sunday
Which Will Be Your Choice?
On one side stands the crowd.
On the other stands a peasant.
One promises acceptance.
The other a cross.
One offers fame and flash.
The other offers faith.
The crowd challenges, “Follow us and fit in.”
Jesus promises, Follow me and stand out.”
They promise to please
God promises to save . . .
God looks at you and asks . . .
Which will be your choice?
~ Max Lucado from Let the Journey Begin: God’s Roadmap for New Beginnings
SUNDAY, MAY 20
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School for Adults, Youth and Children
9:00 a.m. – Blended Service – Rev. Ted Mingle leading worship
10:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship & Contemporary Worship Services will combine for Youth Sunday The 2012 confirmands will be celebrated as new members of Highland.
May 27 (Sunday) – Teacher Recognition
May 28 (Monday) – Memorial Day - Office closed
May 30 (Wednesday) – Dorothy Rose Smith Concert – “Elijah”
Details of many of these events can be found in sections of this issue.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MAY!
SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
SHP is held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the McClintock Chapel.
Highland’s summer worship schedule begins on Sunday, June 3 with two services. The Traditional service begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Contemporary Service at 10:45 a.m. We will follow this schedule until and including the last Sunday in August.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION for ADULTS
• “The Five Love Languages of Children” facilitated by Dr. Hugh Smith and Rev. Ted Mingle — Lounge.
• “The Wired Word” facilitated by Tom Whitworth — Room 208.
• "Experiencing God" (13 weeks) — Facilitator: Leslie Aikens (13 weeks) – Room 204
• “Faith, Hope and Luck” facilitated by Jeff Brown in Room 202. The “Faith, Hope, and Luck” DVD-study, written by Andy Stanley, will spark individual reflection and small group discussion on the nature and importance of faith in everyday life. You will learn the difference between faith and hope, be presented with an accurate biblical definition of faith, and how to trust God in every situation.
EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN
Look for a registration form at the church office.
“Take Four” • Highland’s 2012 Vacation Bible School
This year we are doing VBS differently. Instead of having VBS for a week, it will be held on four separate Sunday evenings. The dates are June 24, July 1, July 8 and July 15 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Children may come to all four sessions or as many as they can attend. We will have music, games, bible stories, crafts, and lots of fun activities. Lots of volunteers are needed, and it’s not too early to let us know if you can help. Please contact Allison Brown at 569.2651 or at email@example.com if you are interested in helping.
Education doesn’t stop in the summer, but it does look a little different!
• 9:30 am Service – All children still begin in the service. When dismissed, they will to go to the following: (Incoming) Age 4-Grade 1 – Word & Worship *(Room 101). (Incoming) Grades 2-5– SonRise National Park *(Room 103). Miss Parker will be teaching this age group!
• 10:45 am Service – All children will begin in the service. When dismissed, all children Age 4-Grade 5 will go to SonRise National Park *(Room 103). *Parents please pick your children up after the service in these classrooms.
Miss Parker’s adventuresome puppets have a “cool, cool summer” planned for kids in a place called SonRise National Park. Join Rosie the Artistic Skunk, Fuzzy Squirrel, Ruth the Donkey (not to mention more white-coated seals than you can shake a fish at) as they explore the wilderness and meet the animals of the North Woods. Along the way, they’ll learn the most important survival skill of all: they can always depend on Jesus and His promises of true peace, true riches, true power, true love and true hope! Miss Parker will be taking our children through SonRise National Park this summer at both the 9:30 and 10:45 services.
2012 PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
• May 23—Caleb's Crossing (fiction) by Geraldine Brooks – Be ready with your book suggestions for the 2012-2013 book list.
• June 27—Russian Winter: A Novel (fiction) by Dauphne Kalotay
SINGLES AND SENIOR MINISTRY HIGHLAND TRIP
The sign up deadline has been extended to Monday, May 21.
Chesapeake City, MD Progressive Dining Tour
Thursday May 31. Have a crock of soup at Baker’s Restaurant, salad at the Chesapeake Inn and main course at the historic Bayard House before you begin exploring the shops and galleries of Chesapeake City. Then take a narrated bus tour the magnificent horse farms in the area. The conclusion of the dine-around will be at Kilby Cream for fresh homemade ice cream—choose from one of 20 flavors. Price of tour: $80.00. Sign up at the kiosk on Sunday mornings or at the church office during the week. For questions call Ginger Hahn at 394.4083 or the church office.
CARE AND COMPASSION
PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY MEMBERS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS-
Airman First Class Joshua S. Wylie -grandson of Mary Louise and John Wylie, Edwards AFB, California;1C Jason Neiss, son of Jill Reitz– McConnell A.F.B.; CPL Drew D. Smith- USA; Captain Megan K. (Wood) Lippert - Laughlin AFB, TX, Instructor T1; Captain Royce M. Lippert – Laughlin AFB, TX, Instructor T6; Lt. James Hitch, Bagdad, Iraq-field artillery; Lt. JG Laura Dogger-USS Mitcher DDG.57, Navigator stationed in Norfolk, VA; Staff Sgt. Corey R. Pierce-Willow Grove; LCPL Donald Oatman, Jr., US Marines-Quantico, VA; Sgt. Michael Belliveau, grandson of Ray and Sandy Belliveau, Special Forces- Washington State; Mohammad Mohebbi; Lance Corporal Clay Johnson, Afghanistan; Captain Jesse A. Dunn, U.S. Army Aviation, Apache Helicopter Pilot, Commander – D Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Ft. Hood Texas; Cadet 3/C Ethan Dewart, U.S. Military Academy, Midshipman 2/C Josh Sindorf, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; and Midshipman 3/C Elizabeth Hoerner, U.S. Naval Academy. Capt. Ryan Lippert, USAF – Afghanistan, Capt. Shannon Lippert, - US Seymour Johnson, AFB, NC.
If you have updates on the location of a service member or if he/she has had a change in rank, please call the church office with the information or email the information to: Linda Crosswell at firstname.lastname@example.org
SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
Sweet Hour of Prayer meets on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the McClintock Chapel.
YOU ARE THE KEY!
Look for a "house" in the narthex! In October 2011, flooding devastated much of El Salvador. Roads washed out and homes were destroyed. In June, a Highland mission team will be going to El Salvador to help them rebuild their lives. On the four Sundays in May, you can help with the rebuilding and support the team financially. You are the key.
Sara arrived at Clare House with her two-year-old son and a bag of dirty clothes. She was scared and confused. She was also six months pregnant. The Pentecost Offering on May 27 will help young, homeless women like Sara, get back on their feet. Your donations will help Sara have hope. Let's give generously. Forty percent of the offering will go to local organizations that Highland supports, like Clare House. If you want to learn more about these local organizations that need our volunteer support as well, please call Lisa Murray at 560.8335.
MARS HILL FUNDRAISING DINNER
Thank you to everyone who came to the Mars Hill Dinner and to those who helped to serve the meal last Sunday Night! It was a wonderful evening of fellowship, games and an amazing food. We were able to raise $2300 for building materials to be used to repair the homes of the rural poor in Appalachia. Thanks again for a great night and supporting this wonderful mission trip in July!! Pastor Ted
LANCASTER COUNTY MISSION TRIP—August 22-25
Highland’s Global Mission Committee is sponsoring a mission trip in August to help repair the homes in Manheim that were damaged by Hurricane Irene in September 2011. The cost of the trip is $90 per person which covers building supplies and some meals. We are hoping to stay overnight at Highland but folks are welcome to stay in their own homes as well. Sign up is required by Sunday, June 10 and payment due by Sunday, July 15. Please sign up by calling Ted Mingle at 569-2651 or emailing him at email@example.com
SAVE the DATE!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:00
Dorothy Rose Smith Concert Series presents Highland’s Chancel Choir with soloists John Fowler and Natalie Conte.
Mendelssohn’s enduringly popular oratorio selects scenes from the life of the prophet and weaves them into a dramatic narrative for soloists, chorus and orchestra. Among the episodes are the resurrection of a dead youth, the bringing of rain to parched Israel through Elijah's prayers, and the famous "contest of the gods", in which Jehovah consumes an offered sacrifice in a column of fire after a failed sequence of frantic prayers by the prophets of the god Baal.
John Fowler and Caroline Robinson will be giving a Duo Recital on Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. They will be performing sacred and secular 20th-century works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Villiers Stanford, Samuel Barber and Charles Ives, written and arranged for voice and organ. Freewill offering. Reception follows.
COOKOUT and LASER TAG!
On Sunday, May 27, Youth@Highland will finish out the school year with a BBQ on the patio and open Gym /TYC beginning at 5:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. we will travel to the Laser Dome to play Laser Tag. Cost is $15/person. Sign up by May 20. Talk to Matt for more details.
Are you going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade next year? Shine On! is for you. It's a new Vacation Bible School for middle school students and it's coming to Highland on August 6 through 8, 2012 (9:00.a.m. to 4:00.p.m. daily). Highland youth, * SAVE THE DATE! * and stay tuned for more information on this exciting new opportunity!
Sunday night, May 20 is Highland’s annual Senior Banquet to recognize and show our love to the graduating high school seniors. While this night highlights our seniors, we invite all the students of the youth group, families of seniors, and others interested to come out for this event. We will have an enjoyable dinner and an opportunity to share with and hear from our graduating seniors.
Many people who attended the Memorial Service for Dorothy Rose Smith were interested in obtaining a copy of “All That We Know of Heaven” (“God’s Goosebumps”) - a presentation given by Dottie on February 11, 1996 at Highland. Copies are available at the Welcome Center and at the church office.
In anticipation of our late summer book sale, we are now accepting donations of books, DVDS AND CD'S. Please place them in the crates inside the library door. All funds raised by the book sale are used to purchase items for our library. The book sale is a fun time for all and everyone benefits.As you look for items to donate, please check for books, etc., that you may have checked out and forgotten to return to our library.
Carson Lecture save the date
When: Sunday, September 30, 2012
Who: Dr. Carol E. Lycht (newly installed President of Lancaster Theological Seminary)
Where: Dr. Lycht will preach at both morning services, we will have a luncheon after the second service, and she will present a lecture in Fellowship Hall after lunch.Additional details and sign-up sheet will follow.
If you would like to submit graduation information for yourself or your child/grandchild, click on the link below to download a pdf document of the information form that can be completed and sent to the church office. You may also place the completed form in Linda Crosswell’s mailbox in the church office area.
CONGREGATIONAL GIVING UPDATE (as of May 1, 2012)
Thank you to the Congregation for generously giving $378,279 in offerings in 2012 through April. However, we are about $12,000 behind the pace necessary to meet our budget for 2012, and with the summer months just around the corner, let's all help by keeping our pledges and gifts current. Your gifts fund our many budgeted programs, including worship, education, fellowship and hospitality, mission outreach, and maintenance of our facilities. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 9:6b that "...whoever sows generously will also reap generously..."
CHURCH WOMEN UNITED MEETING
To discuss the future of this organization
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Christ United Methodist Church, 935 E. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17602
Questions: Pastor Roseann: 940-1671
Church Office: 397-0541
Unemployed, Underemployed, and Job Searching
St. James Catholic Church (505 Woodcrest Avenue, Lititz) parish has a Job Search Group to help people who are unemployed and underemployed. The group provides advice (including one-on-one assistance with cover letters, resumes, interview preparation etc.) and moral support to job seekers. There is no cost or obligation for attending the meetings and it is open to all (within and outside of the parish). Especially encouraged to check out the Group are all who are unemployed or underemployed as well as anyone who would like to share their talents and experience to help those seeking a new job. The Leaders of the Group Gerry Lefchik (569-5123) and Chuck Reynolds (569-3649) invite you to attend any meeting.
Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 22, at 7:00 PM in Religious Education Classroom 103. Chuck Reynolds will make a presentation on and there will be discussion on “Cover Letters”.
HOSPICE OF LANCASTER COUNTY
Hospice of Lancaster County’s PATH ways Center for Grief and Loss (4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy) invites you to attend the following programs. For information, please call 391.2413 or 733.0699.
Adult Drop-in Groups – No need to register
• Newly Bereaved (loss 1-3months ago) On Tuesdays, June 12, 19 and 26. 12:30-2:00 p.m. Need to register 391.2413 or 733-0699.
• Coping with Any Loss –Tuesday, June 5, 1:00p.m.-2:30p.m. – Willow Valley North
• Coping with the Loss of a Parent – Tuesday, June 5 – 7:00-8:30 p.m – PATHway Center for Grief and Loss
• Coping with the Loss of a Companion or Spouse – Tuesday, June 19 – 7:00-8:30 p.m – PATHway Center for Grief and Loss
• Coping with the Loss of a Child – Tuesday, June 26 – 7:00-8:30 p.m – PATHway Center for Grief and Loss
• Men’s Breakfast Group – Host by two male PATHways volunteers on Tuesday, June 26, 8:00-9:30 a.m. at The Apple Tree Restaurant, Columbia Ave. and Centerville Road. No need to register.
HOSPICE OF LANCASTER COUNTY 28TH Annual Labor Day Auction
As you clean out your garage and basement, please keep in mind that your new and gently-used, working items can help Hospice of Lancaster County’s Annual Labor Day Auction. Sports memorabilia, collectibles, Amish handcrafted items and used household items are accepted. (Not accepted: books, records, mattresses, pillows, large appliances, electronics, clothing, stuffed animals) Used cars and trucks are welcome, with some qualifications. To make a donation, please contact Natalie Scolnick at 735-2497. All funds raised benefit Hospice of Lancaster County patients and families.
REJOICE, REFRESH, RENEW with the Summer Academy at Lancaster Theological Seminary from July 9 through13. Plan to attend and enjoy morning classes, afternoon workshops and evening classes. This is an opportunity for lay people to continue learning and growing with Seminary Students. Brochures are available at the church office or the Welcome Center. For more information contact Sandy Cross at 672.0860 or April Bupp at 290.8758 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SHARE YOUR TALENT WITH YOUTH
Do you paint with watercolor, juggle, golf, work with wood, cycle, or have another hobby to share with 6th through 8th grade students? Plans are coming together now for adult-led workshops to be offered at SHINE ON!- Highland’s new Vacation bible School for middle school students. The VBS will take place August 6 through 8, and workshops will occur daily. Youth will grow in their faith and explore new talents and interests for praising God. Adults are needed to lead the workshops. For more information, and to volunteer, talk to Kate Mobley at 627.3306 or email@example.com
HELP BUY OFFICE SUPPLIES for Highland by donating used printer cartridges. Look for the "green" box on the signup table in the office lobby. Please do not place cartridges in the “cell phone” box.
The Preschool is presently registering children for the fall of 2012 school year. Children who are ages 2 to 5 are eligible. The classes meet from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Number of days of attendance depends on the age of the child. If interested, please call Frances Flinn at 569.3699.
Highland’s Session has divided all programs and committees into the following councils: Worship, Congregational Life, Christian Education, Care and Compassion, and Mission. THREE has been arranged by categories corresponding to these councils. Other categories that have been added to THREE are Youth and General Information.
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