Jan 01

Welcome

Welcome to Lincoln Park Community United Methodist Church!

Searching for meaning and direction in life? We can help! Come, experience Lincoln Park United Methodist Church! Come, experience God!

We are a small community church where people of all ages join together to worship and share fellowship with one another. Come experience Lincoln Park Church, we look forward to seeing you soon!

We offer a Contemporary Praise Worship Service at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday featuring our Praise Band plus a rich multimedia experience. We also offer a Traditional Worship Service at 11:00 a.m., as well as Sunday School classes for all ages at 10:10 a.m.

Professionally-staffed childcare is available during both Sunday morning worship services and Sunday School hour.

Jul 28

Guest Preacher August 2 – Clifford Flick

Lincoln ParkRev. Clifford and Wendy Flick met while singing with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians in 1981, married in Aug. 1983. Cliff is a retired U.S.A.F. Reserve Logistical Readiness Officer. Ordained in the Southwest Texas Conference of the UMC, 1992, Cliff pastored First UMC, San Marcos, TX; Lincoln Park UMC, Reading, PA; Rank’s UMC, New Holland, PA; and Annville UMC, Annville, PA.

Cliff is currently appointed to Extension Ministries for ministry with former and current armed forces members. Cliff works full-time at the Defense Logistics Agency while also serving as chaplain at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Wendy works full-time at the Defense Logistics Agency, Human Resources. They have two children: Jennifer, married to Jordan Wenger, lives/teaches in Virginia; and Jeremy is going into his senior year at Shippensburg University studying Psychology and Business. Cliff and Wendy are residents of Middletown, PA, and when not leading worship at the Lebanon VA Medical Center or other pulpit supply opportunities, continue to offer their musical gifts and graces at the Evangelical UMC, Middletown, PA.

Jul 01

Thinking Out Loud – July 2015

Pastor DaveFrom Pastor David McMillan

Jesus Is the Question

You have heard that it was said,… But I say to you… — Matthew 5:27,28

A beloved seminary professor was teaching his last class before retiring. As he finished his lecture, his students stood and applauded the man they had come to admire and trust. Waving gratefully, he made his way to the door. But before exiting, he raised his hand, motioning for one last word. “Remember,” he said. “Jesus is the question to all your answers.”

Through reading, thought, and prayer, Jesus reveals himself to me in ways which question my own answers and assumptions. When I look at places like Ferguson, Baltimore, or New York City, and at the racial tensions still existing, my answer is that racial harmony is beyond us. Then Jesus’ story of the Good Samaritan refusing to pass by the Jew who lies beaten and left for dead — reminds me of “who is my neighbor.”

When I despair over the tragedy and loss of life perpetrated in the name of God — or Allah, or Skanda, the Hindu god of war, or Asura the god of war of the Buddhist — my answer is: How will anyone ever come to understand God as love? Then I think of Jesus’ tortured body, hear him loudly declare from the cross: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do,” and I have hope that even religious extremists will know the love of God.

When I’ve suffered moral failures, wandering from God into some distant country, my answer is that I am beyond reach. Then, Jesus reminds me of a prodigal son, who leaves his father’s house, squandering his inheritance in riotous, dissolute living. When he comes to his senses, he returns, expecting to be received as a hired hand. But, his father meets and embraces him — calling to his servants for his finest robe, ring, and sandals for him. For this son of his was lost, but was now found. He was dead, but is now alive again.

You and I are forever arriving at answers for ourselves that hold out no hope for a future. But Jesus comes to us again and again “questioning our answers and assumptions,” and setting our feet once again upon the way that leads to life. Thank God, Jesus is “the question to all our answers.”

Jul 01

Worship With Us – July and August 2015

WorshipFrom Pastor David McMillan

On Sunday, July 5, we complete our sermon series Jesus is the Question with a message on Questions About Who Jesus Is. In the rest of July and first four Sundays of August, we’ll look at God’s secrets for nurturing healthy relationships. This new sermon series is inspired by Dr. Henry Cloud’s book The Secret Things of God: Unlocking Treasures Reserved for You. Dr. Cloud writes:

We were not meant to be alone. And yet sometimes our behavior or attitudes push away the right kind of people or attract the wrong kind. We get stuck in relationship patterns and think we can’t get out. But we can. When we activate God’s secrets in our life, we will discover newfound confidence, deeper relationships, and the kind of fulfillment we long for.

On the last Sunday of August, we’ll celebrate our 68th anniversary as a congregation with our Eastern Pennsylvania and Peninsula Conference United Methodist Bishop Peggy Johnson. I hope everyone will come out to celebrate another milestone in our life together.

 

July 5 Jesus is the Question: Questions about Who Jesus Is Mark 8:27-30
July 12 Do Unto Others… Nurturing Healthy Relationships Luke 6:31
July 19 We Reap What We Sew: Nurturing Healthy Relationships Prov. 13:21
July 26 Summer Camp Musical (ONE SERVICE AT 10 AM)
August 2 Guest Preacher
August 9 Don’t Cast Your Pearls before Swine: Nurturing Healthy Relationships Prov. 12:26
August 16 Be Quick to Listen and Slow to Speak: Nurturing Healthy Relationships John 1:19
August 23 Be Angry, But Do Not Sin: Nurturing Healthy Relationships Ephesians 4:26
August 30 Anniversary Sunday: Guest preacher U.M. Bishop Peggy Johnson (ONE SERVICE AT 10 AM)

Please note: We will have only two combined services this summer: July 26, for our Family Musical, and August 30, for Anniversary Sunday. Fifth Sundays are no longer combined unless advertised.

Jul 01

National Night Out

National Night Out
On August 4, LP will be participating in National Night Out at the Lincoln Park Pool, 5-9 PM. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits. Any questions, contact Todd Beamesderfer.

https://natw.org/

Jul 01

Summer Mini-Concerts

Music NewsCome to Worship and Enjoy Our Summer Mini-Concerts

July 5: Dorinne Bilger, Piano
July 12: Jim Spangler, Trumpet
July 19: Robin Lilarose, Flute
July 26: One 10 am service, featuring our Family Music Camp Musical, The Star Factor; lunch afterward for all.
August 2: Doug Holder and Bev Perella, Organ/Piano Duets
August 9: Hymn Sing with Jack Perella

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