This Sunday: Economics are a big part of life. And a big part of society. There’s income inequality. There’s the fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage. There are tax issues. And trade issues. And then there is Jesus. And the teaching, Blessed are the poor. What might that mean for us today? What is the relationship between the spiritual life and the financial life? Take a look at Matthew 5:1-12.
Communion Sunday: The first Sunday of the month is a Communion Sunday. That means the communion offering will be received. This offering is used to help people in the church and the community with basic needs such as rent and utility assistance, bus passes, prescriptions, etc. There has been heavy need for these funds in recent weeks. Please consider how you can help the community through this offering.
Church School: There is no church school on communion Sundays. Childcare is available in the nursery.
Before I Die. . . The installation on the chalk boards remains available in the sanctuary. You are welcome to add to the responses finishing the sentence, Before I die, I am going to. . . You are also encouraged to look at the boards and see the responses of others.
Sing Out! Tampa Bay Concert: at the Mahaffey Theater Friday Jan. 31 at 7:00 p.m. Several people from the LUCC congregation are part of the community chorus that will be accompanied by the Florida Orchestra under the direction of Michael Francis. Admission is pay what you can at the door.
Labyrinth Available: There is a straw labyrinth on the church grounds adjacent to the memorial garden. All are welcome to walk the labyrinth at any time. There is information about the labyrinth in a mailbox near the installation. The labyrinth is provided for your encouragement, support, and inspiration on your spiritual journey.
Just Mercy Community Conversation: You are encouraged to see the movie Just Mercy and then participate in a community conversation Saturday Feb. 1 from 2-3:30 p.m. at James Weldon Johnson Community Library ( 1059 18th Ave. S, St. Pete). Everyone is welcome!
Congregational meeting: There will be a congregational meeting following worship on Sunday February 23 to take action on the budget for 2020 and to receive the annual review from the Creation Justice Task Force.
New Office Hours: The Church Office will be open Monday – Thursday mornings from 9:30 until noon. The office will no longer be open on Friday mornings. Thank you!
Operation Attack: Operation Attack is very much in need of clothes for men, boys, and girls as well as diapers and peanut butter and canned fruit. Donations may be placed in the shopping cart in the entryway to the sanctuary. Volunteer dates are February 10, March 9, April 13, and May 11. They also need people to help on the first three Tuesdays of the month from 9:30-noon.
Operation Attack is an ecumenical effort serving families with children located at Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 1310 22nd. Ave. S., St. Petersburg. LUCC was a founding member of Operation Attack in the 1960’s!
Hearing Augmentation: Devices are available from the usher in the sanctuary during worship.
January Birthdays: Martha Lamar 1/2, Elinor Ross 1/4, Chip Cosper 1/7, Jackson Cosper 1/9, Hilton Jones 1/23, Bob Bell 1/28. Someone missing? Contact the church office with birthday information.
Circle of Concern: Family and loved ones of Esther Ryland, Tony Rogers, Dana Cosper, Sherry Santana, Jen Degroot, Carolyn Moore, Ann Quinn, Maggie Brizendine, and Ann Rogers.
- Toni Morrison Documentary January 22, 2020
- Sermon 1/19 Let the River of Justice Flow January 22, 2020
- Operation Attack January 21, 2020
- Sermon 1/5 Before I Die… January 21, 2020
- TAKE ACTION!! Do Not Execute James Dailey! January 21, 2020
- Islamic civil rights leader to speak at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. interfaith service January 17, 2020
- Sermon 1/12 A New World Order January 17, 2020
Weekly Update: If you are involved with an activity or event that you would like to share with the LUCC family, please send the information to the church office by Tuesday since the Update usually is sent out on Wednesday.