Cherry Lane hosts many great events from delicious dinners, cookie and pie sales, soup sales, yard sales, and much more. Check out this page for all the wonderful events we have planned!
Matthew 3: 1-12 (NRSVUE)
Reader: In those days, John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said,
“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord;
make his paths straight.’ ”
Now John wore clothing of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region around the Jordan were going out to him, and they were baptized by him in the River Jordan, confessing their sins.
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Therefore, bear fruit worthy of repentance, and do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
“I baptize you with water for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is more powerful than I, and I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the granary, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”
Christian symbols of Christmas: their origin and meaning. Our sanctuary will be decorated for Advent during the service.
A covered dish dinner to follow!
We had our Thank Offering this past Sunday. Thank you to all those that donated items for our Blessings in a Backpack program. It is such important mission work and we couldn't do it without you all!
If you are not on our list, please let us know and you will be added!
12/4 Charlie Ferguson
12/9 Mary Ann Ferguson
12/9 Devon Schwab
12/12 McKenzie Hadlock
12/15 Amy Blackmer
12/21 Michele Turnbull
12/25 Holly Gardner
Our Angel Tree is presented in the narthex for anyone who wishes to buy a gift for an angel. Please take a tag and gift to be returned on December 4th. Gifts will go through the Salvation Army to reach the needy families.
We will be having our annual Cookie Sale on December 10th
from 10AM - 1PM. There is a sign up
sheet at the church for bakers to sign up and trays will be given out. Trays need to be returned on
Friday December 9th at 6PM.
Proceeds will to help sending kids to camp.
Following our worship service, everyone is invited downstairs to help fill 50 stockings for the children who receive our "Blessing Bags". Your monthly bucket donations have helped to purchase special items to bring Christmas joy to the kids we serve.
This is the second Sunday of the month so we will be having our bucket offering for the Blessings in a Backpack Program!
We will be having a traditional candle lighting service on Christmas Eve 7PM and a Christmas Day Worship service with communion Sunday, December 25th @ 9:00AM.
After feeding our friends in the Stroudsburg area who are struggling with food insecurity a few weeks ago at the Stroudsburg UMC, we learned of the opportunity to do so again on Christmas Day. The Tamburri and Turnbull families have planned a delicious menu and will be serving it on Christmas Day from noon to 1:00. Perhaps you would like to help? Check in with Karlene or Michele to see what might be needed. Would you like to participate in this ministry in the future? A meal is served every week at the Stroudsburg UMC - and you/we can help! Ask Pastor Wendy for more information.
Every second Sunday of the month we pass the buckets during the regular offering to collect for our BackPack Program. During the school year we pack a back of food and drink items for children in the Pocono School District who have been selected based on need by the School Social Worker. All donations are welcome! If you would like to know what the food/drink items are, you can find information on the table in the back of the sanctuary.
Please bring in those Weis Receipts. We receive 1% of the sales and that adds up! Collection basket in the Narthex.