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 December 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.
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
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Annual Congregational Meeting - Our annual congregational meeting will be held December 13th following worship. At that time we will elect three Council members to serve a 3-year term and the Council approved budget for 2021 will be submitted to the congregation for a vote. Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.