You are cordially invited to a FREE breakfast and worship service held every fourth Sunday of the month here at Lincoln Park. Join us downstairs in Memorial Hall at 8:45 AM to fill up on eggs, breakfast meats, pastries, cereal, fruit, and much more! At 9:00 AM we will start worship with some songs, prayers, scripture, and of course the message, followed by some casual discussion. All are welcome, and you are encouraged to bring a friend!
VBS- Bible Heroes, Part II- The Lives of Esther, Moses and David
Did you know that Persian Queen Esther also had a Hebrew name? It was Hadassah which means myrtle tree. Could you risk your life like Esther did to save her nation of Jewish people? Why was the baby Moses placed in a basket woven from grasses, twigs, and leaves, and not in a small boat made of wood? There’s a simple answer — wood was scarce in ancient Egypt! Can you name all of the colors in Joseph’s coat, or can you interpret dreams like he did? Were these three people really superhuman? No, they were just normal people whom God asked to do remarkable tasks!
So what did these three have in common? Although at times they did express some doubt as to their ability to do what God asked, they knew that God was always with them, no matter how difficult their lives became. It was their belief and trust in God that gave them the strength to carry out His plan for each of them. So the motto for this year’s VBS is the same as it was last year — GOD IS ALWAYS WITH ME!
Our VBS kids (age 2–grade 3) will experience a glimpse into the lives of Esther, Moses, and Joseph through activities, stories, videos, crafts, music, and much more. So mark the dates of July 24, 25, and 26 on your calendar even if you don’t have kids in this age bracket because you do have a task to do. Look around your neighborhood, call your grandchildren, niece,s and nephews and invite them to join us from 6–7:15 on these nights. And remember, GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU no matter how old you are!
Our youth group Summit will be assisting as they have in the past. Could you help, too? Just tell Beverly and she will be certain to include you!
Plan on an hour for your professional photography session. Come prepared for your session and show the real you! We often photograph families and individuals with meaningful items: special keepsakes, sports equipment, musical instruments, etc. Many families wear coordinating colors for a unified look. We suggest solid colored shirts with long sleeves.
The Berkshire Brass will again be our guest musicians at the traditional service. Well-known throughout the area, this group of five brass players will be accompanied on organ for several pieces. The Cherub Choir and the Chancel Choir will present music for this holy day. What a beautiful musical way to honor the Resurrection of our Lord!
Bring Your Easter Basket, Kids!
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held between services on Easter Sunday. Bring a basket for all kids ages 0-12. There will be a sign in the Wagner room asking for donations. Please bring all monetary and candy donations before Holy Thursday.
Sunday, March 18
Reading Philharmonic Orchestra Concert at 3PM.
Come and enjoy The Music We Love, directed by conductor Michael Slechta and assistant conductor, Tyler Readinger. You’ll hear music from Oklahoma, Camelot, Cavalleria Rusticana, and more from composers such as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leroy Anderson.
This collection of favorites was chosen by members of the orchestra who will share why they selected a certain piece. A free will offering will be received.
Maundy Thursday, March 29
Service at 7 PM
Easter Sunday, April 1
Contemporary Worship featuring the Praise Band and Cherub Choir, plus Flowering of the Cross at 9 AM.
Easter Egg Hunt at 10 AM
Traditional Worship at 11 AM. Special music by the Chancel and Cherub Choirs and the Berkshire Brass. Preludes begin at 10:40 AM.
Sunday, April 8
The youth and children of our church will present a program to our shut-ins and other residents at the Highlands. Everyone will meet at the church at 2 pm to prepare small gifts for our members and will then travel to the Highlands at 2:45.
At this most inter-generational gathering, the ages will range from 2 to 98! Please let Beverly Perella or Kyle Robbins know if your children will be attending.
Sunday, May 13 – Family Sunday
One service at 10 AM
The youth and children are leading worship.
Sunday, June 10 – Music Sunday at both services
Special worship and music by the Praise Band at 9 AM and the Chancel, Bell, and Cherub Choirs at 11 AM.