Celebration - In 2021 Low’s will celebrate 250 years of ministry. We are looking at ways to celebrate this milestone in the story of Low’s, and will need your help in the months ahead. Among the needs will be photos and memorabilia from Low’s early days, and folks to help publicize and organize events. Plans are to have The Rev. David Mielke as our guest pastor February 14 and The Rev. Dr. Tim Smith, NC Lutheran Synod Bishop, as our guest pastor for homecoming on May 23 (moved back a week from the regular date so Bishop Smith can be available). Please consider how you can help Low’s mark this important anniversary.
BULLETIN DEADLINE is Wednesday by 5:00 p.m. Please call Kathy Fries at 336-706-3965 with any announcements. Thank you.
FOOD PANTRY - We are encouraging those who attend worship in October to bring items to donate to local ministries. Among the items needed by Allied Churches are canned meats, sweet peas, Alfredo sauce, Worcestershire sauce, whole kernel corn, canned chili, plastic forks, napkins, Tide pods, and paper towels. Other ministries can use donations of non-perishable food, including food for children.
HELP - If you know of anyone with needs due to reduced income or lack of income, or hear of any needs for groups helping others, please let the Pastor know. So far Social Ministry has provided some extra help during this time for the Salvation Army, Piedmont Rescue Mission, Living Free Ministries, Alamance Meals on Wheels, and Southern Alamance Family Empowerment (SAFE) of Graham.
PASTORAL VISITS - Pastor John Mark is not actively visiting due to the COVID-19 pandemic and doesn't want to risk spreading the virus. If you desire a pastoral visit, or need prayer over the telephone, please contact the Pastor by email or leaving a voice mail at the church or Pastor's cell phone.
HEADING BACK TO COLLEGE - With some of our young adults off to or returning to college, it might be nice for them to receive some news from home by getting a copy of our newsletter. Please give us their college address by putting a note in the church secretary’s box or by calling Kathy Fries at 336-538-0918.
ALTAR FLOWERS - Given the current COVID-19 situation and its effect on attendance we have not been using altar flowers. A list of Sundays for the rest of 2020 noting, who has signed up, can be found on page 14 of your August 2020 newsletter. Please let Kathy, Brenda, or Pastor know if you want to keep or cancel.
Remember that you should take your flowers home as we cannot deliver to the homebound at this time. Also, there are still several Sundays available if you would want to make changes or sign up
OUTDOOR WORSHIP - We are considering special outdoor worship some- time in the fall, likely later in October. Please let Pastor John Mark know if some of you, who are understandably not ready to be present for indoor worship, would be interested in such a service.
CONGREGATIONAL WORKDAY - We are planning on having a congregational workday at Low’s, on Saturday, November 7. More information will be forthcoming.
PEACEHAVEN HARVEST CELEBRATION - Sunday, October 25 at 5 pm. Due to concerns with COVID-19 Peace Haven Farm has decided to make this year’s Harvest Celebration a virtual one. A link will be sent to you to access the event by emailing Mary Lang McDade at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please see the notice on the bulletin board.
ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY - We plan on having our Nov. 1, All Saints' Sunday, worship, outdoors. We usually have an outdoor portion of the worship at the cemetery as we hear the names of the saints read aloud and members place flowers on graves. On Nov. 1 at 11 am, weather permitting, we will gather on the sidewalk facing the cemetery and have a simple service of Holy Communion and Remembrance of the Saints (in case of inclement weather we will be inside). Also, please remember to let Kathy Fries or Pastor know of those names you would like to have on the list of saints. For those at worship the names can be submitted on the form provided and placed in the offering plates.
PLEASE BRING A CHAIR AND JOIN US NOVEMBER 1!