Announcements and Prayer request 4/1/19

Announcements and Prayer request 4/1/19

Announcements 4/1/19

Geeseytown-Newry Lutheran Parish

+Fourth Sunday in Lent+

March 31, 2019

Geeseytown-Newry Lutheran Parish Website: 

Good Morning!

Welcome in the name of Jesus Christ, the savior of the World! We feel blessed that you have joined us for worship this day. May your presence in the Lord's house this day afford you God's peace in the coming week. We ask you to be fully present in worship by turning off all cell phones and other things that might distract you. May God fill you with love and peace today and always!

Welcome! We welcome Rev. John Timm today and thank him for leading our service.

Food Bank –The food bank appreciates any and all food items. All monetary donations are welcome. The food bank is in need of soups and crackers. The Williamsburg Food Bank would like to thank all who donate.

 Please keep our shut-ins in your prayers, visitations, phone calls and greeting card list. Also please keep our military men and women in your prayers.

Pastor Jean Caudill will serve as our emergency Pastor contact during our search for a new Pastor. She will do visitations, funerals, weddings, etc. She can be reached at 814.327.8490. Email: 


According to the Constitution of Geeseytown Lutheran Church, voting members are confirmed members who have communed and made a contribution of record (church envelopes or check) during the current or preceding year. Please fill out a communion card the first time that you commune in the calendar year. It is only necessary to fill out one a year. Communion cards are located in the back of the church and can be put in the offering plate once filled out. Thank you!

Lenten Series: Pastor Jean Caudill will lead a Lenten Series Called “Self to Lose, Self To Find” Wednesday evenings during lent at 6pm In Claysburg. Info at the back of the church.

Holy Week Schedule –Thursday, April 18th -Maundy Thursday (7pm) Geeseytown, Friday, April 19th –Good Friday Service (7pm) Newry, Sunrise Service at Geeseytown (6:30am) followed with breakfast, Easter Service at Newry (9am).

Easter Breakfast- Please join us after the Sunrise service for Easter breakfast on Sunday, April 21st. Please see Larry if you can help cook or serve that morning. Please see the sign-up sheet at the back of the church to donate items for the breakfast.

Easter Flowers: Please see the sign-up sheet for Easter Flowers at the back of the church. If you have any questions, please see Sharon Moore.

Camp Sequanota: Anyone interested in Camp activities please grab a flyer at the back of the church.

In case you haven't heard yet, the Allegheny Synod-wide Youth Event: "Making it Mine" is happening in State College, November 22-24, 2019!
Our planning team is busy getting everything ready for a wonderful weekend of faith formation and fun for 6th-12th Graders and leaders.
Mark your calendars and be ready to receive registration and program information in the coming weeks!
This Synod Youth email address will serve as a contact point for any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the event.
Christ's peace +,The Allegheny Synod Youth Event Planning Team


Lector – Tori Cox

Organist – Shelva Smith

Communion Assistant – Tori Cox

If you would like to add any announcements to the bulletin, please contact Lisa Filler at 814-327-6549 or email at

Prayer requests:

Elaine Stetser, wife of the late Rev. Harry Stetser, joined the Saints of Heaven yesterday after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are currently being arranged. Details will be communicated as soon as they are available. Please hold the Stetser family in your prayers.



Pastor Alex Anklan’s funeral will be held on Saturday, March 30th at 3:00 pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 3500 Main St., Hilliard, OH. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the church. Clergy are invited to vest, the color of the day is white. Pastor Alex passed away Tuesday, March 26.

A memorial service will be held in the Synod at a later date. When we have details about that service, we will send notice.

We give thanks for Pastor Alex’s life and vibrant witness to the Gospel. He will be sorely missed in our ministerium and by the congregations he was called to serve: St. John, Millheim and Salem, Aaronsburg. Please hold these congregations, Pastor Alex’s wife, Erica, and his entire family in your prayers.

O God, before whom generations rise and pass away, we praise you for all your servants who, having lived this life in faith, now live eternally with you. Especially we thank you for your servant Alex, and we praise you for the gift of his life, for all in him that was good and kind and faithful, for the grace you gave him, that kindled in him the love of your dear name and enabled him to serve you faithfully. We thank you that for him death is past and pain ended and that he has now entered the joy you have prepared; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

the source of all mercy and the God of all consolation, 

who comforts us in all our sorrows sothat we can comfort others in their sorrows 

with the consolation we ourselves have received from God.


Mary Ann Miller, spouse of deceased Pastor Robert M.A.L.Miller joined the Saints of Heaven March 5, 2019. A memorial service will beheld Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2 PM at Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S. GarnerSt., State College. There will be visitation prior to the service at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Grace Lutheran Church of State College. We ask that you please hold the family in prayer. 

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