We invite you to visit us if you are seeking a church, or simply “seeking.” Our mission is to Share Jesus Every Day in All Ways because our members embrace real faith in action. Our purpose is to serve with people in our community and those within our church to lovingly support each other in our joys and challenges. We welcome each person and celebrate our differences as part of God’s rich design.
Sunday Service begins at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Start time to join each ZOOM meeting is 9:40 AM
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Jean M. Bateman
Long time LPC member Jean M. Bateman passed peacefully away on August 3, 2020 at her home in Red Bank with her devoted husband at her side. Prior to Red bank, her family’s home had been in Tinton Falls. She was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Roy Carey McPherson and Christina Busch McPherson. Jean was a graduate of the University of Nebraska, and was a member of its Alumni Association. Her chosen profession was in medicine; her life’s path was that of a registered nurse. Jean retired from Brockway Glass in Freehold, where she had provided nursing skills to a corporate environment. Her caring and kindness toward others was reflected in the time she gave to her community, as a member of the Lincroft Presbyterian Church, the Women’s Bible Study at the church, and as co-founder of the Lincroft Cooperative Nursey School.
Jean was predeceased by her parents, and by her beloved son, Thomas James Bateman. She is survived by her husband, Thomas B. Bateman, and her legacy of goodness and compassion will live on in her son, John Edward Bateman, in her daughter, Christine Rachel Henkel, and in her eight grandchildren.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the John E. Day Funeral Home. The family will arrange a memorial service honoring Jean’s life, a life well lived, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Jean’s memory to: Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center, Clarksburg, Maryland 20871.
John Jutten Lawser
We mourn the passing of long-time LPC member John Jutten Lawser – 4 July 1941 – 14 July 2020
Memorial Service via Zoom Saturday 25 July – 1 pm
John was born in Bryn Mawr, PA, and moved to Dearborn, Michigan during high school. He received his BS, MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
He married his beloved Sarah Anne Hardin in 1965 in Ann Arbor and they were blessed with two daughters, Susan and Amy. Beginning in 1970, John worked 43 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel and AT&T in Middletown, NJ. In 1991 he was honored as an AT&T Fellow for significant contributions in the design, development and implementation of their common channel network.
Over the past five decades, John was blessed with many brothers and sisters in Christ through his worship and many other roles at Lincroft Presbyterian Church, including Elder and Sunday School teacher.
Community Yoga at Lincroft Presbyterian Church
NEW this summer – Join us outside for Community Yoga at LPC!
Class instruction will be provided by Regina Bliss Golden.
NEW – Weather permitting, classes are now offered at the following dates/times:
Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Thursdays 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Drop-ins are welcome but pre-registration is required.
Register at https://bookblissfulbeingyoga.as.me/?calendarID=3801043
Winfield “Giggs” Joseph Giguere
Winfield Joseph Giguere – “Giggs” – passed away and joined his beloved Jennie on June 16, 2020. He is survived by his six daughters, Sheila Marjorie Giguere, Jennifer Giguere Humann, (Kevin), Jackie Lyn Hetrick, (Mark deceased 2014), Wendy Lou Giguere, Heidi Hope Hughes, (Michael), Amy Sue Sherman, (Timmy), and his seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Giggs was born in Claremont, New Hampshire on June 20, 1930, and after funding his education through serving in the Navy, he graduated from The University of New Hampshire, class of 1954, already the proud father of three children; he and Jennie resided in North Plainfield, New Jersey, then they established their first family homestead in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. In 1966 he and Jennie moved to Lincroft, New Jersey where they welcomed their sixth daughter into the world. In the early 2000’s, Jennie and Giggs began to enjoy their winters in lovely Bradenton, Florida.
Giggs was a highly respected and beloved electrical engineer and director for Bell Telephone Laboratories/AT&T until he retired in 1994 after completing 40 years of service. He earned several patents and was named an honored Fellow for his contributions. His work on Telstar has enabled us all to enjoy our beloved cell phones.
After 56 years of marriage, Jennie passed on, and Giggs was left to fend for himself in 2006. Giggs’ charm captured the eye of another woman, and he began to split his time between Oceanport, New Jersey, and Bradenton, Florida where he shared loving homes with Jean Potter, and in 2018 he made Bradenton his permanent residence.
Giggs was the life of the party and larger than life itself. Charisma, charm, love, affability, and generosity are inadequate words to describe him. He was the most generous and loving father who convinced every one of his children that she was his favorite. His work colleagues loved him so much that for years after his retirement they continued to take him to lunch because they genuinely missed his company.
Giggs never let anyone go hungry, and he always made everyone feel welcome. His famous “lobster box” clam bakes are a legacy his family will surely continue. He was happiest when he was surrounded by his family and friends, which were anyone he met. When Giggs passed, it wasn’t until all of his girls had gathered in Bradenton to celebrate his life.
In lieu of gifts and in honor of Giggs’ generosity, please consider donations to Lincroft Presbyterian Church, Tidewell Hospice or when enjoying a beverage at your favorite watering hole – toast Giggs and remember to tip generously.
Condolences may be made to: Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd Street, West Bradenton, FL 34209.
Virtual Church >>>>
Because of the situation with the corona virus, in-person church services and all other activities at LPC are conducted online.
Online programs, via ZOOM, open for everyone include:
—- Sunday worship services at 10 AM, starting at 9:40 am via ZOOM
—- Thursdays at noon: Companions on the Journey via ZOOM
—- Monthly: Men’s Group discussion, open to everyone (next meeting Tuesday, 16 June) – more information
—- Monthly on Tuesday at 11:00 am: Women’s Group, open to everyone (next meeting 26 May) – more information
Video recordings of our ZOOM LPC Sunday services are now posted on our web pages *** HERE ***
Audio recordings of Sermons by Rev. Diane R. Ford are *** HERE ***
In addition, online recorded services/sermons are available on the Virtual Church web page, located in the drop-down list under the Worship Tab at the top of each page.
Sunday Worship Services:
Sunday service begins at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Start time for ZOOM meeting is 9:40 AM
CLICK HERE to join in each Sunday via Zoom
From your cell phone dial one of the following numbers to join the Zoom Meeting at ID: 582 266 497
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- Pastor Diane encourages you to stay connected and reach out by phone to one another. Even when it is wise to encourage social separation, it is very important to provide social connection – in creative ways! Stay tuned for recordings, videos and “live” meetings of the church online at social media platforms. Today’s technology will be a great help in ministering to one another and the community. If you have questions or concerns call or email the church.
Conversations will not be cancelled.
Relationships will not be cancelled.
Love will not be cancelled.
Songs will not be cancelled.
Readings will not be cancelled.
Self-care will not be cancelled.
May we lean into the good stuff that remains.
May this unusual time be one that builds our faith, gratitude and service.
Rev. Diane R. Ford
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