Sundays in October 2017 – Choir rehearsal will be at 9:30a.m. on 10/1, 10/15 & 10/29. Rehearsal will be immediately following the worship service on 10/8 & 10/22. Please let John know if you are unable to attend.

Wednesdays in October 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, & 10/25 Conformation class will be each Wednesday in October at 6:30.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 – There will be an Altar Guild meeting in the meeting room downstairs. If you would like to join the Altar Guild please join us on October 1st or let Pat Irwin know.

Sunday, October 1 through Sunday, November 26th – We will begin collecting money and gifts for the children of Martin Luther Silver Springs School for Christmas Sunday, October 9th. There will be a box in the Narthex for the toys/gifts and we will have a wish list for the children including stocking stuffers. We will collect these items from October 1st and all gifts must be in by November 26th. Nothing can be wrapped but if you wish to donate wrapping paper and tape they also will be greatly appreciated.

Monday, October 2, 2017Please plan to attend the October Council Meeting. Council members will meet in the downstairs meeting room at 7:00 P.M.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Bible Study led by Pastor Richard will be held in the meeting room downstairs and we will be continuing to study the book of Acts. Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and a friend. We start around 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 – We will have a special service followed by our 75th Anniversary catered luncheon. Please let the church office know if you will be attending.

Sunday, October 16, 2017 – Our annual Conference Assembly will be taking place on the evening of Monday, October 16 from 6:30-8:30 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 400 Lynbrooke Road, Springfield, PA 19064. Bishop Claire Burkat will be the keynote speaker at our Conference Assembly; this will be her final time to present to us as our Synod Bishop before her upcoming retirement in May. Here is the proposed schedule for the evening:

6:30 – 7:00 Fellowship

7:00 – 7:20 Devotion and “State of the Conference” – Delco Doings

7:20 – 7:50 Bishop’s Address

7:50 – 8:00 Secretary of Synod to describe process of Election of a Synod Bishop

8:00 – 8:20 Nomination and Election of Conference Dean

8:20 – 8:25 Installation of Dean

8:25 – 8:30 Blessing and Adjournment

Each congregation is asked to bring a dessert or a finger food to share. Our host is providing beverages and paper goods. Thank you, St. Matthew, for your hospitality.


Sunday, October 29, 2017 – Brian Young will be confirmed on Reformation Sunday during the worship service.

Also, on October 29th the Delaware Conference Reformation Celebration will take place 3:00p.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 400 Lynbrooke road, Springfield, PA 19064. This festival celebration features The Silver Springs – Martin Luther School Choir, Sister Sally Kerr as Preacher and joint choir from our Delaware Conference Lutheran congregations! A reception will follow the service. The offering will go to support the work of Silver Springs – Martin Luther School.

Monthly News / October 2017