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.
BURLINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY - Applications are being accepted for 2 elderly sites, ages 62 and up, Burlington Homes at 507 Everett St. and Spencer Brown Thomas Homes at 133 N. Ireland St. Applications can be picked up on-site or call 336-229-0989. For more information see BurlingtonHA.org.
PARKING LOT - The work on the parking lot was completed this week.
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 August 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.
Church Council - - - July - No Meeting Scheduled Next Meeting - Sunday, August 9th at 12:00 p.m. (after worship) Devotions - Traci Hornaday.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MORE OF OUR GRADUATES! Jacob Williams and Molly Sulecki, both completed their education at EM Holt Elementary with a “virtual graduation”.
NEWSLETTERS - If you do not receive an e-mailed August newsletter you should receive one via "snail mail". If you do not receive one please call and leave a message at the church or call Kathy Fries at 336-538-0918 or 336-706-3965.
SOUND SYSTEM - Some of you may have noticed the sound system sounded "fuzzy" the past two Sundays. The microphones have been adjusted, along with the volume, and as of yesterday the sound was improved. We will need to leave the mikes as they are positioned on the lectern and pulpit.
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