Back to school time, and more good news inside...
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We recognize racism as a sin and seek to eliminate it.  As followers of Christ, we embrace love and affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God and therefore work toward societies in which each person’s value is recognized, maintained, and strengthened.

Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church Hatboro PA Sermon Series What is...

On Sunday, Pastor Bill spoke about Grace in a world shaken by the horrible display of racism and hatred in Charlottesville, VA.

Pastor Bill reminded us of the meaning of Baptism, and provided us with his powerful definition of hatred, "Baptism as a sacrament is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace. Hatred is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual sickness that takes a sacrament to cure."

"It's really simple," Pastor Bill remarked, "We haven't got a prayer of being good on our own, without the grace of God." Hear more of Pastor Bill's sermon on God's grace and mission for the baptized ...

What Is...Mercy?

The word mercy is often wrapped in the language of justice and sentences for crimes. A person might plead for the mercy of the court to persuade a judge to go easy. Next Sunday, Pastor Bill explains that Jesus’ understanding of mercy is quite different altogether.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SERVANT LEADERS...

...those of you who want to become more involved in the life of the church. The Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development is inviting you to share with us your interest in serving in various committees and ministries of the church. If you have a passion for something and/or are waiting to be asked, this is your invitation!  

There are committees that meet monthly and others on an as-needed basis. There are many short-term events that also need helpers. If you have a desire to do something new, please see Pastor Nancy or Pastor Bill to share your ideas. 

To see descriptions of various positions and what they entail, READ MORE . . .

To volunteer click the button below or contact Pastor Nancy at 215-675-2110 or nludwig@lehmanumc.org.

I want to become involved!
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LAURA BAKER IS MOVING ON 

Laura Baker has grown up in Lehman Church, and has been instrumental in helping Lehman Church grow into the vibrant worship community it is today. Laura has been energetically involved in the Cross Connection Ministry since its inception, and has contributed her time, talents, and beautiful voice to the band on Sunday mornings for many years. In her role as Media Coordinator, Laura has creatively presented the gospel through engaging graphic designs and visuals that enhance the Cross Connection worship services. Laura has also been a member of the Lehman Ringers and a frequent participant in Lehman's special services and events. We are grateful to Laura for the many contributions she has made to our church, and pray that God blesses her life with joy, peace, and continued inspiration.

Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church Hatboro PA Crazy About Christmas Team

OUR CRAZY ABOUT CHRISTMAS MEETING IS ON MONDAY!
We'll meet in the Library/Parlor at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21

If you're one of those people who's crazy about Christmas, we need your ideas, enthusiasm, and talents! Help us plan for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany this year. Pastor Bill is organizing a short-term planning team to design worship experiences for the upcoming season. Children, youth, and adults are welcome to join the team. The more the merrier!

Let the church office know you're interested by clicking the button below or by emailing office@lehmanumc.org

Count me in for the Christmas Planning Team!
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 VBS BEGINS THIS MONDAY! ★ ★ Don't let your child miss out! ★
 
Aug. 21 – 25  •  9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Casa del Pueblo's five-day bi-lingual (Spanish & English) Vacation Bible School for children ages four through twelve is an outstanding end-of-summer program for your child. Registration forms can be found on Casa del Pueblo's Bulletin Board and on the Publication Rack.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS

 IT'S TIME TO REGISTER FOR OUR
2017-2018 SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM

Christian Education is a vital part of the life of Lehman Church. We believe the study of the scriptures and the teachings of Jesus Christ are essential for Christian growth. A variety of quality learning experiences are available for your children at Lehman's Sunday School.

TO REGISTER:

Submit a registration form. Forms can be downloaded from our website, found in the Publication Rack in the Narthex or the wall rack in the Sunday School lobby, or you can click the button below to register now.

Register for Free Sunday School Now

★ ATTENTION TEACHERS/SHEPHERDS - Join us for an Orientation Meeting
August 27, 2017 • 10:30 a.m. • Room B1

Please join us in Room B1, the Creation Station/Salvation Science Classroom, to receive your Rotation Information, First Lessons, and the Sunday School schedule for the year. Thank you for helping to nurture the spiritual lives of the children in our congregation. We are so thankful you are willing to serve this year!

★ First Day Back to Sunday School is Sunday, Sept. 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Our regular Sunday School returns on September 10 at 9:30 a.m. In order to make the program as successful as possible this year, we need to fill several staffing needs. PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER helping out to make Sunday School wonderful in the spiritual lives of our children! If you are able to assist us, please contact Kate Kirsch at 267-481-0413. 

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LEHMAN'S JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP IS NOW FORMING

Junior Youth Group, formerly known as the Lehman Bible Club, is now forming with some exciting updates. The group will meet weekly, and all youth in Grades 3 through 6 are invited to join. The Junior Youth Group will focus on Bible study using the Action Bible, games, missions, and snacks. It's a great opportunity for your child to grow in faith, form friendships, and have fun! The first meeting will take place on September 13, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Room B14 at Lehman Church. Click the button below to register online today!

Enroll in the Junior Youth Group Now
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WELCOME TO OUR NEW NURSERY STAFF MEMBERS!

Lehman Church is very happy to welcome two new staff members to our Nursery — Danielle Cole, Nursery Coordinator, and Samantha Ford, Nursery Assistant. Danielle and Nicole come to Lehman with enthusiasm, energy and exceptional qualifications — both have degrees in Early Childhood Education and extensive experience working with children. Danielle and Samantha will ensure that your child's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs will be met with loving attention in a safe environment as you worship. Nursery Care is available during both the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 am worship services.

MUSIC MINISTRY PROGRAMS ARE PREPARING TO BEGIN

Lehman's many music programs are ready to begin in just a few weeks. We look forward to seeing all of our existing members, and welcoming many new participants to our groups. Consider joining the Music Ministry at Lehman or enrolling your child in our programs. Did you know studies show that children who sing in choirs and are involved with music have superior literacy, math, and confidence skills? We invite your entire family to take advantage of the benefits of the Music Ministry. Here is when our programs will begin –

Orff Ensemble - September 7 • 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. • Wilgus • Grades 2 through 5

Kids Chorus - September 7 • 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. •  Music Room in the lower level of Lehman, below Fellowship Hall • Grades 2 through 5

Sanctuary Choir - September 7 • 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. • Wilgus • All ages

Disciples - September 10 • 12:15  - 1:30 p.m. •  Music Room in the lower level of Lehman, below Fellowship Hall • Grades 6 through 12

Adult Bells - September 6 • 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Wilgus 

Youth Bells - September 6 • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Wilgus

Prayze Workshop - September 14 • 6:30 p.m. • The downstairs choir room at Lehman

Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church Hatboro PA Casa del Pueblo Latino Ministry Adult Sunday School

★ GREAT NEWS! ★ 
CASA del PUEBLO's ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL IS CONTINUING!

Casa del Pueblo's well-loved Adult Sunday School is continuing! Our studies are based on Biblical principles and are relevant to day-to-day living. Anyone interested in growing in faith in Jesus is invited to join us in the Lehman Library from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. We look forward to seeing you!

Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church Hatboro PA Crazy About Christmas Team

Dr. Mark Zimmerman, a member of Lehman Memorial UMC, is a United Methodist missionary who has been working in Kathmandu, Nepal since 1986. Mark and his wife Deidra, who is also a Global Ministries missionary, are the parents of two sons, Zachary and Benjamin.

Please keep the Zimmermans in your prayers as they continue their important work. Read Mark's most recent letter about a life of incredible hardship that was changed by the love of Jesus.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT ADDICTION
Wednesday, August 23 - 7:00 p.m
The Carriage House, 1501 Huntingdon Rd., Abington, PA 19001 on the grounds of Abington Baptist Church

An informal conversation open to anyone whose life has been affected by addiction in any way will be sponsored by the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission.

If you have questions that pertain to addiction, please come talk, listen, and learn at an important, completely confidential conversation titled, Let's Talk About Addiction. It will be held in the Carriage House, a separate house located on the grounds of Abington Baptist Church. There is plenty of free parking. For further information, please call Marian Stroup, Montgomery County Outreach Coordinator Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, 267-701-5146, mstroup@sundaybreakfast.org

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BLOOD DRIVE COMING
TUES., 8/29/17  •  1:30 - 6:00 P.M.

Please consider giving the gift of life at Lehman Memorial UMC's Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in Fellowship Hall. Give blood in August and receive a coupon for free iced coffee and a donut at Dunkin Donuts. Appointments are preferred. Please contact Karen Douglass, Parish Nurse, at karenfdoug@hotmail.com or 215-674-0412, or, you can sign up online at http://rdcrss.org/2lLBpPl.

Attention all K-6 students: The school year is almost here, and God
wants to go to school with you! On September 10, 2017, the Blessing of the Backpacks will take place at Lehman Church. Don't miss it! Find out more HERE...

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BIBLE STUDY RETURNS
• Monday, Sept. 11 with Pastor Nancy
•Tuesday, Sept. 12 with Pastor Bill

Pastor Nancy's Bible Study will begin on Monday, September 11 in the Lehman Library. The class meets each Monday morning from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. We will be studying the minor prophets – the last twelve books of the Old or First Testament. We will begin with Hosea and see how we can apply his story to our lives today. All are welcome! 

Pastor Bill's Bible Study groups will start on Tuesday, September 12 in the Lehman Library. The morning group begins at 10 a.m., and the evening group begins at 7 p.m.

Enjoy a scheduled time each week to focus on your faith among a dynamic group of fellow disciples. Enrich your life and deepen your understanding of God's word by joining a Bible Study Group.  

Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church Hatboro PA New Member Welcome Classes

NEW MEMBER CLASSES
Sunday, October 1 and
Sunday, October 8
12:15 pm. – 2 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Lunch and childcare (if needed) will be provided. New Members will be received at all three services on Sunday, October 15. If you want to learn more about our church you are welcome – you will be under no commitment to join.

Please let Pastor Nancy know if you are interested in participating in these classes. You can do so by contacting her at 215-675-2110, sending an email to nludwig@lehmanumc.org, or clicking the button below to fill out a short registration form. 

I will attend the New Member Classes
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CHARGE CONFERENCE  •  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017  •  7 P.M.

Our Charge Conference will be held on October 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Willow Grove United Methodist Church, 34 York Road, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 19090.

All those who need to complete forms before the Charge Conference can pick up the forms in the Church Office.

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SPECIAL EDITION OF UNITED METHODIST NOW 

As people of faith, we struggle to make sense of recent racial violence in Charlottesville. Please take a few minutes to read this special edition of UM News Now with stories and resources to encourage you to denounce racism and embrace love. Tools to learn more about the issue of racism and ways you can advocate for the fair treatment of all people are offered HERE...

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BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AT OUR CLASSIC SERVICES 

Through the generosity of our Sanctuary Choir members, we are partnering with the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC) for a Summer Residency Program that enriches our classic services. 

Experience the gorgeous musical texture these musicians bring to our classic worship services. Join us this Sunday at the 8:15 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. service.
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. ~ Martin Luther

Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church Hatboro PA Backpack Ministry

GIVE CHILDREN ACCESS TO BASIC SCHOOL SUPPLIES 

You can help local children in need go back to school with the tools to learn and the confidence to succeed. Please donate new or gently used backpacks to Lehman Church's Backpack Ministry, and pick up a few of the items listed HERE. You can drop off your donations in the narthex and make a significant difference in a child's life. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church Hatboro PA  Social Service Assistance

SOCIAL SERVICE ASSISTANCE

Many public and private organizations provide resources to assist residents in our community who struggle with financial, health, and quality of life issues. Unfortunately, people are often not aware of the benefits and services they can obtain.

For capable, caring, and confidential assistance, please call the church office at 215-675-2110 and ask for an appointment with our Resource Counselor Jan Lattuca. Jan is in the office on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. 

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ST. ANDREW'S UMC COUNTY FAIR

Attend the County Fair on September 16, 2017 at St. Andrew's UMC, 999 York Road, Warminster. Enjoy food, live music, line dancing, pony rides, games, raffles, a silent auction, and more. See more information HERE...

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ARE YOU IN NEED OF PASTORAL CARE?

Our Pastoral Care Team is here to help. Please call –

Pastor Nancy - 215-603-5288

Karen Douglass - 484-988-0876

Church Office - 215-675-2110

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Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church

300 S. York Road

Hatboro, PA 19040

www.lehmanumc.org

 

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