Newsletter

Due to pandemic, no church events are to be scheduled or held on the premises until further notice.

The Session voted to open the sanctuary for worship beginning July 19th.  We will continue to offer worship via Zoom and invitations will be sent out each Friday or a previous invite will access ZOOM also.            Please stay connected with the church.

Prayer concerns or needs? Share with Interim Pastor, Rev. Anne Marie ~

                             Rev. Anne Marie’s cell phone: 860-306-3556 email: RevAMM@yahoo.com

As Presbyterians, we encourage everyone to participate in worship in various ways such as greeters, musicians, ushers, soloists, and liturgists. A “liturgist” is someone who assists in leading worship with the pastor. This is not a performance but rather a way to share your gift of reading as you lead us in hearing God’s word.

Please prayerfully consider being a liturgist at DPC. Liturgists will read the scripture texts to us during worship in a separate area of the sanctuary (away from pulpit and others) with a designated microphone (sit wherever; come forward to read then return to pew). Please call the church office (570-343-6807) with one or more dates in July and August you would like to read the Bible for worship. The church office will mail the scripture texts to you a few days prior to the date(s) of your specific worship service(s) as liturgist. THANK YOU!

 

Stewardship Moment

Thank you! Many of you are mailing in your commitment checks, and we thank you. While our building is not open, our faith continues, as do our expenses. We appreciate you taking the time to take this step and help ourselves through a tough time. Let us offer our gifts as well as our lives to our Loving God so they might find their way to those who need God’s grace, God’s hope, God’s joy, and God’s peace in their lives.

 

 

                             Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet!

World-renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) stated: “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”

His sentiment is especially fitting for August, when many people try to count the falling stars of the Perseid meteor shower. As a self-proclaimed atheist, Hawking relied on science to answer “what makes the universe exist.” Yet many Christians believe that while science shows how things happen or were created, our faith tells who made them so.

Deuteronomy 4:19 (NIV) declares: “And when you look up to the sky and see ... the heavenly array — do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.” We can be grateful for the work of scientists and the wonders their study reveals, but instead of “bowing down” to nature, we worship its Creator and Ruler — the Lord of heaven and earth.

Neowise will soon draw farther both from the Earth and the sun, outrunning the sun’s effects and our ability to see the results. If you don’t get to enjoy comet Neowise before it fades into oblivion, there are still plenty of upcoming sights that will adorn the night sky.

The Perseid meteor shower, among the most spectacular of the year, will light up the skies on the night of Aug. 11, when up to 50 shooting stars every hour will streak overhead. A 47 percent-illuminated moon may outshine some of the fainter meteors, but there will be plenty of shooting stars and even some fireballs for anyone with clear skies to enjoy.

 

https://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/images/c4668/pdrawer_092209_nx9dk8.png Camp Lackawanna News!

Camp 2 U is being rolled out for all children. It is a great way for everyone to enjoy parts of the Camp Experience in a year when we can't actually be together for a traditional Summer Camp.

Camp Lackawanna merchandise is now available for purchase online! Go to the Camp's Facebook page for details on how you can have the latest in Camp Lackawanna gear to show your support and look great. And Camp gets a portion of all sales to help make Camp even better.

We are happy to share that we have rescheduled Family Camp for August 13th through 16th, 2020. Come and enjoy all that Camp Lackawanna has to offer, including our new Low Ropes course and Archery Range.

Please know that you or your group can come out to Camp this summer and enjoy all that nature has to offer. For the first time you can come during the height of summer, prime vacation time, and Camp out in Tents, Cabins, or Smyrl Lodge. Give the office a call to reserve your time slot, messages are being checked at least twice a day now that we are back open.

Camp is also looking for a vehicle to use for getting around the grounds. This could be an old truck, SUV or car that still runs well (the body or looks of the vehicle are less of a concern), but we also would be able to use a Gator, or other off-road vehicles like a golf cart. If you know of one that could be donated or acquired very reasonably, please let us know.

Finally, if you are in need of some firewood, and have the tools and skills to cut up fallen trees then please reach out to us to schedule a time to go out to Camp. We have a number of fallen trees that we are happy to have you come, cut up, and haul away for firewood.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.camplackawannafirst.com or call the church office: 570-343-6807

 

 

Looking for a little music and fresh air – bring your own seat and pick your own spot and enjoy being outside. Nay Aug park will be holding weekly summer concerts every Sunday beginning July 26th at 2pm. Concerts will be located at the showmobile past the pool area. For more information, please call (570)348-4186 or (570)983-6485 on day of the event.

NAY AUG PARK SUNDAY CONCERTS

The City of Scranton, PA SUMMER 2020 Paige Cognetti, Mayor All concerts are FREE to the public and are held on the showmobile just past the pool area at 2:00 PM

August 2 CLASSIC ROCK EXPRESS

August 9 JOE STANKY AND THE CADETS

August 16 TOM HAMILTON JAZZ QUARTET

August 23 ERIN MALLOY AND FRIENDS

August 30 VON STORCH

September 6 LIGHTS OUT

September 13 BOB SCOREY AND FRIENDS

September 20 BILL AND DONNA ARNOLD BAND

September 27 GENE DEMPSEY ORCHESTRA

 

 
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