November 2021

The Epistle - LPC Newsletter

November 2021

Diane R. Ford - April 2018

From Our Hearts”

Stewardship Campaign for 2022

Look in your heart to notice what matters most to you about LPC– these are “core values.”  To know a congregation’s core values is to look at what the congregation does together, and how they do it.  A short list of values I’ve witnessed here at LPC:

  • Worshiping God with music and honest prayer.
  • Going deep in the Bible together to fuel our faith.
  • Committed to a life-changing faith community.
  • Welcoming and protecting the dignity of vulnerable people.
  • Expressing gratitude, wonder and care for creation.

Congregation of LPC, the Holy Spirit has been doing secret work in and through you here.  It takes the heart-felt dedication of lovers of Jesus to thrive like LPC has – the Holy Spirit has had a field day here!

How will you commit financially to this life-changing faith community in 2022?  Take time, like the widow who Jesus observed, to be conscious that you are giving from the top, not from the leftovers of your resources.  Bring your best-quality ingredient to the village soup pot. And let’s see how many lives Jesus can feed!



“But I will say this to encourage your generosity… Giving grows out of the heart…. God is ready to overwhelm you   with more blessings than you could ever imagine so that you’ll always be taken care of in every way, and you’ll have more than enough to share.”    2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Pastor Diane


Hello Everyone,
Happy Fall!
Our Calico Cat Thrift Shop needs some volunteers!
Can you help?

We are open six days a week and have some positions that need to be filled! We need volunteers for the 4th Saturday, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If you have some time in your schedule and would like to join a winning team please contact Judy Guarino at 732-319-9464 Cell or email her at

Thank you all for your all your hard work and dedication!
Happy October Volunteer Appreciation Month!

Beverly Bova Scarano-President COG


A BIG Shout Out to
Everyone who supported Red Bank’s CROP Walk!


Crop Walk 2021

CROP Walk Concludes October 17th

LPC raised $1040 – 52% of this year’s $2000 goal.

Note that CROP donations are accepted through the entire year…

You can still help our hungry neighbors
in Monmouth and Ocean Counties
(1 in every 13 people) . . .

Go to:

Press the [DONATE] button
And enter Lincroft Presbyterian Church in Search box


Home cleanup tips to help prevent
otential disasters when cold weather hits

 Prep the plumbing

Empty outdoor hoses and faucets to prevent freezing and bursting pipes.

  1. Heat things up

Have your chimney inspected, and make sure your fireplace is in proper working order before the
busy season.

  1. Seal the leaks

Install storm doors and windows prior to the cold season. Add weather stripping and re-caulk
gaps around doors and windows to keep the heat in and the cold out.

  1. Tune up your heating system

This pushes hot air down to keep your room nice and toasty.

  1. Reverse your ceiling fans

This pushes hot air down to keep your room nice and toasty.

  1. Prevent ice dams

A home-energy auditor or weatherization contractor can identify and fix air leaks and insulation in

your home’s attic that leads to ice dams.

  1. Hit the roof

Look for damaged or missing shingles and get things fixed before bad weather hits and makes the situation worse.

  1. Clean the gutters

Full gutters can lead to water back up against the house, which can lead to internal leaks and costly repairs.

  1. Divert water

Add extensions to downspouts to ensure that all water is flowing away from the house

  1. Mulch leaves when you mow

Instead of raking, mulch your leaves into dime sized pieces. This will nourish your lawn over the winter.

  1. Test your sump pump

Slowly pour several gallons of water into the sump pit to see whether the pump turns on. You should

do this every few months, but especially after a long dry season or before a rainy one.

  1. Restock winter essentials

Nothing sucks more than not having salt at home when a big snow or ice storm hits. Get your shovels,
snow blowers and other winter gear out early so it’s ready to use. Inspect your tools to see if they’re still
in working order.

  1. Trim overgrown branches

Make sure branches won’t hit the house or hang over powerlines. This can be a problem if an ice storm
hits or heavy snow piles up.

  1. Take care of patio furniture

Clean and dry patio furniture, and cover with a tarp or move inside or shed.

  1. Clean deck

Clean leaves, dirt and pines off deck and in between boards to make sure no mildew grows.

  1. Check walkways

Make sure handrails and stairs are sturdy, so there’s no accidents in icy conditions. Add extra lighting.

  1. Replace filters

Make sure to replace air filters on a schedule to keep your furnace running smoothly.

  1. Add insulation behind outlets

Add foam-insulating sheets behind outlets on exterior walls to reduce outside airflow.

  1. Flush hot water tank

Flush the sediment out of your hot water tank once a year to make sure it’s running properly.

With all of these home maintenance projects done in the fall, you’ll be sitting pretty when the
temperatures turn cold and all you want to do is curl up on the couch.




Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women_2021-2022
What My Grandmother Taught Me

Lincroft Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Women

LPC Presbyterian Women
Women’s Bible Study Group

     The 2021-2022 Curriculum:

The Curriculum through May 2022:
     “What My Grandmother Taught Me
Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus

from the Horizons Bible Study Program 2021-2022
Horizons is a magazine published for Presbyterian Women Groups

  • During this time of the corona virus we are meeting online using ZOOM technology. We welcome all new participants, including any non-LPC members. If you would like to attend – online using ZOOM – please call LPC’s office at 732-741-8921 with your name and email address, and joining instructions will be provided.


Lesson 1
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
: Family Trees
Matthew 1

Lesson 2
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
: Tamar
– Genesis 38

Lesson 3
Tuesday, November 23, 2021: Rahab
Joshua 2; Joshua 6:22-25

Lesson 4
Tuesday, December 28, 2021: Ruth and Loyal Love
– Ruth 1-2


Meetings during the pandemic are at LPC via Zoom technology – 11:00 am …
Newcomers are of course welcome

call 732-741-8921 for further information

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