BIRTHDAYS - - Connie Butler (11), Sarah Fogleman (14), Pat Graves (14), Darin Coble (16). Pastor Constance Garrett (16).
CARES - Janet Linens is continuing her rehab at Peak Resources, Room 604, 215 College Street, Graham, NC 27253). She should be able to go home in about 3 weeks (if all goes well).
Michael Phillippie is at home and will quarantine for 2 weeks.
Pat Graves is slowly recovering from surgery to repair a vertebra. She iscontinuing rehab at home.
There was a graveside service Saturday, January 2nd in Low’s cemetery for Frances Sharpe who went to be with her Lord Saturday,
December 12th. Frances would have been 96 on January 4th.
Please keep the family of Martha Ward's daughter, Jennifer Hughes, in your prayers. Her family has COVID--Jennifer, her husband Michael, son Jake (who is recovering), and daughter Ava. Ava was to be baptized January 10 but due to the situation the family is dealing with that is uncertain at this time.
Lee Huffman’s PET scan has been postponed. He is feeling fine following his chemo treatments and will be transferring his care to Duke where they express optimism about his treatment.
JOYS - David Phillips and Jan Cates were married on December 1st. Congratulations to David and Jan as they begin their life together!
FROM THE COUNCIL - Currently there is a little over $2,000 in the parking lot improvement fund. The parking lot is aging and hot and freezing weather continues to take a toll. We are letting the congregation know that contributions are welcome to make the work needed on the parking lot a reality. We will provide updates on the fund and work needed in coming weeks. if you would like to give please make a note on your check "parking lot fund". Thanks!
THE INSIDER - The Social Ministry Inreach Committee’s goal is to create fellowship opportunities for our church family. Please let Kim Sulecki know if you have any ideas. (524 - 4282) or email at: email@example.com.
WELCOME - Meghan Ballard will be joining Low's by letter-of-transfer from Augsburg Lutheran Church, Winston-Salem.
NEW ADDRESS - Pastor and Nadine Shores, 2721 Glasshouse Road, Jamestown, NC 27282-7758.
NEW ADDRESS - John & Judy Petzold (formerly Judy Springer) - 1437 Wittenberg Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
ADDRESSES: Audrey Greeson - new address: 853 W. Main St., Apt. 330B, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Correction: Molene Sharpe’s address: 5317 (not 53177) Friendship-Patterson Mill Rd. Burlington, NC 27215.
Notice - As the seasons change, we are aware that the heating and cooling needs change for the church. If you have an event scheduled at the church, please contact Shannon Shoffner in advance so that he can program the thermostat for you. Shannon’s number is (336) 207-8413.
It is saddening to be unable to check in on loved ones who are homebound, especially those in nursing homes and assisted and independent living communities. Please find creative ways to check in with them if possible—phone calls and cards can be done by anyone. And, if a neighbor or other person you know is in need and can’t get out to get essentials, please offer to go the store for them if you are not an at-risk individual. Please let the Pastor know of their need if you are unable to help that person.
For children there is “Morning Watch—Kids!” on YouTube. It is done by two Greensboro Lutheran pastors with help from some of their friends. It is a light-hearted devotion with puppets and songs for young ones (there is also “Morning Watch”, a short devotional for adults).
“God of Grace, and God of Glory”, Harry Emerson Fosdick, LBW #415
In addition to our online services and devotions (thanks to Christy and Willie for recording those and posting them on our Facebook site and YouTube, and thanks to Jeff for playing), there are other worship resources available online and on-air. At nclutheran you will discover services recorded from the Synod office by the Bishop and others. Duke Chapel (some good things do come from Duke!) is providing online worship opportunities at chapel.duke.edu. “Sing for Joy” is a program carried on a number of radio stations (WVTF, 89.1 at 7:0 am and WCPE at 89.7 at 7:30 am). The program originates from St. Olaf College, a Lutheran institution noted for its wonderful music program. The weekly programs can also be found at https://www.stolaf.edu/singforjoy/. As noted in our newsletters on a regular basis, “Worship for Shut-Ins” (which describes most of us now) is a half-hour worldwide Lutheran television program available by “Worship Anew” on TCT (The Church Channel), on 377 if you have DirecTV and 7442 on Dish Network. It is also broadcast on Greensboro’s WLXI Channel 43 (channel 6 on Spectrum). Their services can also be found at https://worshipanew.org/. Short video devotions, “Moments of Comfort”, can be found on Worship Anew’s YouTube channel. “With Heart and Voice” offers sacred music appropriate to each Sunday of the church year at 7:00 am on WFDD 88.5 and https://www.classical915.org/programs/heart-and-voice.
APPRECIATION - Kenneth and Edna May want Low’s to know how much they appreciate listening to the chimes from their front Porch.