April 2018

The Epistle - LPC Newsletter4

April 2018


The True Meaning of Easter

(Hint: There’s a whole lot more than candy and spring break.)

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For some, the images of Jesus’ death on the cross and the empty tomb are powerful reminders of how God works in our world — bringing life out of death, bringing hope amidst despair, bringing new life out of stale survival. 

For some, the death and rising of Christ shows them the power of living a life of compassion and service. 

For some, the resurrection is a reminder of the dying and rising we do in our own lives, including the dying and rising we are reluctant to go through.

For others the most important aspect of the Jesus’ death is that by his act of sacrifice, we are forgiven and called children of God.

For some, Jesus Christ’s rising from the dead means victory: death has been conquered, and eternity with God is our inheritance as children of God.

For many, betrayal and death fill their lives, even for generations.  The resurrection of Christ after his betrayal and death brings them not only hope, but a close companionship with Jesus.

The Empty TombThe Spirit of God meets each of us where we are. What is God telling you about Easter?  LPC explores the dimensions of Christ together. We ask tough questions of God and are suspicious of pat answers.

If this kind of exploration sounds inviting, take a step of faith this Easter season. Visit us on Sundays at 10 a.m. Meet our pastor and hear the stories from others on the Christian journey of faith. 

In Faith with You,
Diane.

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Family Promise @ Lincroft Presbyterian Church

Apr 15-22, 2018

Lincroft Presbyterian Church will host Family Promise guests the week of Apr 15‑22, 2018.  This is our opportunity to stand in solidarity with local homeless families as they work through a very challenging time.

Please volunteer! Pick your spot at http://signup.com/go/moRpYov, or contact Kathy Noah, 732.768.3247 or Dave Reichard, 732.972.3242.  Our guests will arrive Sunday evening for dinner.  Each night the following week two volunteers will prepare dinner, two will spend the early evening hours with the guests, and two will sleep overnight in the church.  (Families can volunteer to provide dinner or to be the evening hosts.)

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Calico Cat -COG

COG Cleaning Supplies Collection–UPDATE

  • The Deacons are thrilled with the initial donations that have been collected for April.  This month is our turn to supply Calico Cat/COG’s Food Pantry clients with their necessary hygiene and cleaning supplies.
  • Many members have agreed to bring in specific items—we are still in need of all purpose cleaner, laundry detergent and feminine hygiene supplies.
  • Financial contributions are very welcome!  The Deacons will then go out and purchase whatever is still needed when we assemble our 20 packages.
  • Please bring in your purchases or make check donations noting COG Cleaning Supplies in the memo line by Sunday, April 7th.

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Boy Scout Eagle Projects

An Eagle Ceremony will be held for Connor McCormick at the Red Bank Elk Lodge on Sunday April 15th.  Connor’s eagle project was the updating of the Bryce Ziegler Playground which included the painting of all of the playground equipment and the spreading of new surface material.

Andrew Ahlborn’s eagle project of replacing the border landscape timbers around the Cross Prayer Garden and the landscape timbers on the driveway/parking lot triangle garden has been approved.  He plans on completing the project this spring.

Tom Pinnola’s eagle project of refurbishing the troop’s two storage sheds has been approved.  The project will include replacing the roofs and any rotten boards as well as disposing of the trailer and any miscellaneous items around the sheds.  He plans on completing the project this spring prior to our annual spring clean-up as the scouts will paint the exterior of all three sheds at that time.

Eric Schmalzried’s proposed eagle project is to resurrect the labyrinth that was originally constructed by Eagle Scout Brant Ziegler but has been reclaimed by mother nature over the past years.

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Beach Sweep - 2018

Beach Clean Up

LPC will be participating in Clean Ocean Action’s Spring beach cleanup again this year. Please join us at Ideal Beach in Middletown on Saturday April 21st beginning at 9 AM. Walking and cleaning the beach in the refreshing Springtime air with fellow church participants is a great way to get rid of wintertime cabin fever, share fellowship, and perform a very worthwhile service for our community.

If you’d like to carpool, a few of us will depart for Ideal Beach from LPC at 8:30 AM. Clean Ocean Action will provide litter bags, but we suggest you bring gloves for the beach pickups.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Join Us For Earth Care Worship Service

Earth-CareLincroft Presbyterian Church Earth Care Worship Service 

Celebrate with LPC
Special Service Honoring God’s World
April 22, 2018 – 10:00 AM

270 Everett Road at West Front Street
Lincroft, NJ  07738

Refreshments and conversation following Worship

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Lincroft Presbyterian Church

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