Snacks for Sunday
If you (or a group of you) would like to sign up to bring snacks for some Sunday, that would be great. There's a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. We're also accepting packs of cookies or other snacks that can be stored for Sundays when no one is signed up. Snacks don't need to be anything elaborate, just something to munch on with or without coffee.
May 12 - Music Sunday
Come join us Sunday, May 12th for Music Sunday. Please come and listen to the special music from our choir and bell choir as we gather and prepare for worship.
May 12 - Mother's Day Brunch at Janelle's
Once again we have the opportunity to help serve the Mother's Day Brunch at Janelle's. If you can help with the early shift (10:30 - 2:00) or the late shift (1:30 - 5:00), please sign up on the bulletin board. A sign-up sheet will be posted, too for desserts that will be needed. A contribution will be made to the Building Fund for our help.
May 21 - Lunch Bunch
The Lunch Bunch will be going to the Temple Family Restaurant for lunch on Tuesday, May 21st at noon. If you like good food and fellowship, come join us! All are welcome!
June 2 - Last day of Sunday School
The last day of Sunday School is June 2nd, with no class on May 26th. Come join us June 2nd for a Game Day Party to celebrate with an end of the year Sunday School party! We will also be celebrating all high school and college graduates. There will be fun surprises and games waiting outside for the children after the Children's Sermon that Sunday. More information to come!
June 6-8 Pictorial Directory
Be included in the Christ Mertz Lutheran Church DIrectory!!! Lifetouch will be coming to our church Thursday, June 6th, 2-9 pm, Friday, June 7th, 2-9 pm and Saturday June 8th, 10 am - 5 pm to photograph all of our families for our new directory.
To sign up for your photography session, you may call Lifetouch at 1-866-756-0281 Monday through Friday 9 am - 5 pm. There will also be a sign up table after service starting in late April.
VBS is coming June 24-28
VBS is coming to Christ Mertz Church June 24-28! We're looking for volunteers to help plan, organize and work. Registration forms can be found on the bulletin board in the lobby or you can register online at vbspro.events/p/christmertzvbs. We will be kicking our 'Roar! Life is Wild, God is Good' VBS off with a trip to the Lehigh Valley Zoo June 23rd. Keep an eye out for more information to come!
June 30 - Scholarship Applications Due
You may find scholarship applications on the bulletin board at church. Applications are due in the church office by June 30th. You can also submit the Marjorie Bailey Memorial Scholarship application to http://tiny.cc/MBscholarship The Linda Potteiger Memorial Scholarship application can be submitted to http://tiny.cc/LindaPotteigerScholarship
All applications MUST include a phone number, email address and physical address!
Youth Readers Needed
We'd like to involve the children more in worship by having them read the Prayer of the Day before the Children's Sermon. If your child would like to read, please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex.
The Brandywine School District is starting a program to send home backpacks of food over the weekend for children in the free and reduced meal program. We've been asked to provide individual MICROWAVALBE servings of spaghetti and meatballs (microwavable 7.5 oz cups), mac and cheese (microwavable cups) and individual soups (microwavable, any variety). Powdered milk, oatmeal cups and individual cereal cup are also being collected. The brand is not important, just the size and the micorwavableness. No child should be hungry, and this is one way to help. Thanks!
We have been given an updated list of items needed to pack backpacks for next month:
Microwavable vegetables (single serving)
Snack Pack pudding
Canned meat (single serving)
Chicken Rice a Roni
Mac and Cheese (single serving)
Soup (single serving)
Cereal boxes (single serving)
Horizon 8 fl. oz. milk
Thank you for your continued support of this program!