LLSM PRAYER CORNER
Please remember in prayer Pastor Janine, Donna Brewster, Norma Tait, Evelyn Souwand, Bill Wise, Vera Carlson, Doris Levitt and Neill MacOdrum (Rev. Joanne MacOdrum’s husband).
We are sad to announce that Irene McLeod died peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018 at her home at Sumac Lodge. We express our sincere sympathy to Jane Kershaw, Wes, and Brent Kershaw and their extended family as they mourn the loss of this dear mother and grandmother.
LLSM PULPIT SUPPLY
LLSM is grateful to those who are willing and able to fill our pulpit while Rev. Janine Dekker is on medical leave.
January 21: Bonnie Slager
January 28: Robert Walker
February 4: Barbara Shaw
TOP NOTCH LLSM FROZEN MEAT PIES
The LLSM pie makers are pleased to report that all turkey pies are sold. We have ground beef meat pies available. $841.05 was deposited to the LLSM Operating Account in 2017. Come out and join us on January 23, 24, 30 & 31 to make pies. Reserve some for yourself, family and friends!
LLSM WEEKLY BULLETIN & NEWSLETTER
LLSM is grateful to Diane Keck for volunteering to take care of the LLSM weekly bulletin and the LLSM newsletter. Please deliver announcements to the LLSM office before Thursday each week via pony express or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION LLSM SENIORS
THINKING OF MOVING?
Conveniently located in Corunna, close to banks, grocery stores, a library, drug stores and restaurants, Thompson Gardens provides reasonably priced studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments on a life-lease basis. Owned by the Moore Presbyterian Foundation, Presbyterian church members are especially invited to consider Thompson Gardens as a future residence. For more information, go to: www.thompsongardens.com, or phone 519-862-2629 to make an appointment to visit.
ATTENTION LLSM GROUPS & COMMITTEES
There is a LLSM calendar on the filing cabinet by the desk in the LLSM office. Please enter your LLSM meeting and event dates to avoid double booking. Thanks.
Thank you to all who donate spare coins to the LLSM operating fund. We will continue to accept these donations on an ongoing basis.
LLSM SNOW REMOVAL
Volunteers are needed to clear the sidewalks as needed. Bring your favourite shovel and fire away! Thanks in advance for your help.
Please submit fundraising suggestions to the LLSM Board of Managers.
LLSM GAME-A-RAMA Sunday
Board games and puzzles on Sunday Feb.11 at 12 noon.
LLSM PARISH NURSE
LLSM Session is pleased to introduce Bonnie Slager, our Parish Nurse. Bonnie is a registered nurse and a licensed Parish Nurse. She is an answer to prayer in many ways. A Parish Nurse (or Faith Community Nurse) is a visible symbol of a congregation's healing and health ministry. She works with the minister, health committee, and the congregation to fulfill the healing mission of a church as a health advisor/educator, advocate/resource person, liaison to faith community resources, teacher of volunteers and developer of support groups. Please contact Bonnie through the church office (519) 337-7078 or direct at (519) 384-9538.
Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Giles Prebyterian Church and LLSM have collaborated to form a youth group for those in grades 7-12. We are using a name St. Giles was already using: "YIPS" – Youth Involvement Presbyterian Style. The youth leaders of each congregation take turns in leading the various fun activities.
PRESBYTERIAN CONNECTION NEWSPAPER
The Presbyterian Connection Newspaper is available online.
This newspaper is free and replaces The Presbyterian Record magazine which ceased publication last year.
YOGA at LLSM
Mondays in January at 2:30 p.m. in the church basement. Fee of $10.00 with 50% going to the operating account. Bring your mat, blocks, strap, blanket, and a small pillow. Certified Yoga Teacher : Lori Geary
LLSM GROCERY GIFT CARDS
Funds are due January 28th. Cheques can be post dated January 31, 2018.
LLSM KINGDOM KIDS
Next get together will be held at LLSM on Friday, February 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LLSM ANNUAL MEETING
March 25th at the church. Please deliver all reports to the office by the end of January.
LLSM SESSION MEETING
Session meeting will be March 20th.
"SWO PYPS’s Winter Weekend"
Feb. 9-11, 2018, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Hamilton. The Executive team has been busy preparing a lot of fun games and activities for participants (Ages 14-25). It is sure to be a ton of fun. Our theme speaker Rev. Matt Lingard will be speaking about "What it means to be a Christian today." Register fees are $70.00. For more information or to Register www.swopyps.ca.
LLSM BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
January 22: Jane Kershaw
January 23: Don Smith
January 25: Jean Grabove
LLSM ONLINE AUCTION
LLSM will be holding a FACEBOOK on-line auction in March this year. Actual dates are still being decided. Any donations of goods or services to be auctioned off are greatly appreciated. Contact Paula Westaway with any suggestions, or need of information or if you have an article to donate.
THE INN OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
The Inn received a donation of four large bags of assorted hats, gloves, scarves and socks from Laurel Lea St. Matthew's for those in need. Thanks to all for your continuing generosity.
Just a reminder that Rev. Barry Van Dusen, the Presbytery Representative who is overseeing LLSM at the moment, will be on holidays from January 18-February 19. While he is away, Rev. Allan Farris from Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church will be covering LLSM for emergencies/deaths/pastor care needs. His office phone is 519-344-6422. You may also contact your elder and they will help you connect with Pastor Allan as well._________________________________________________________________________
NEW LLSM CLERK OF SESSION
Bonnie Arbour has graciously agreed to be Clerk of Session at LLSM.
LLSM CARD MINISTRY
Margarett Harwood is very grateful to all congregation members who donate cards and stamps during the year. If anyone knows of someone in need of a card, please call Margarett at (519) 344-0546.
LLSM MUSIC & WORSHIP COMMITTEE
Members are needed to search for a new Director of Music at LLSM. Please contact your Elder.
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