From the Pastor...

What would you think if you got one of these invitations in the mail: the Prince of Wales requesting the pleasure of your company at the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle?

Once you got over your amazement, you'd surely be thrilled. The royal wedding that will take place at Windsor Castle on May 19th just may be the most-watched media event of the year.

Can you imagine responding to the invitation, saying,"Sorry, Prince Charles, no can do: gotta catch up on my Netflix binge-watching that day"?

Of course not. Responding "Regrets" to a royal wedding invitation is unheard of.

But that's what happens in Jesus' Parable of the Wedding Banquet ( Matthew 22:1-14 ). The king issues the invitations but everyone says no.

What's even more remarkable is what happens next. The king decides to expand the guest list in a surprising way.

This is Communion Sunday. We've all received an invitation to the feast. How will we respond?

Pastor Carl
Basket Day
Set-Up Sunday

This Sunday, May 6 is Basket Day set-up Sunday. Please come to this special day of LPC community when we roll up our sleeves and help make the lifting light for all.

Set-up will commence immediately after the church service around 11:30AM. Feel free to wear your casual work clothes to church! Lunch will be served to keep energy and enthusiasm levels high!
 
We will have big and small jobs so don’t let a “bad back” keep you from helping out. We will have plenty to do!
 
Any questions or comments, please let Meridith Scott know at meridith1027@gmail.com or call (908) 797-6805.
Sunday Worship

This Sunday, May 6 is Communion Sunday. Come and hear the Lamington Bell Choir perform the Introit, Thomas Tallis' Canon . Dr. Wilton's sermon is "The Pleasure of Your Company." The flowers are given by David and Barbara Pereyra, to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Kara Pereyra, mother of Miles and Nancy, and in memory of Bruce Pereyra.

Basket Day
Saturday, May 12
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free Admission
Preview Night
Friday, May 11
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$25 Admission

Join us for a day of
community, great food and
shopping for all types of
Basket Day treasures.

We look forward to seeing you
at our annual celebration
of spring—rain or shine!
Upcoming Liturgists
Sunday, May 6
Valerie Fraser
Sunday, May 13
Nivita Thomas


Please Help--
We REALLY Need Liturgists!
Volunteering to read scripture is a wonderful way to participate in Sunday worship. Please consider giving to the church with your time & talents. Many Sundays are in need of a liturgist! Please call or email the church office if you would like to sign up. A sign-up sheet is also located on the bulletin board outside the church office.
Deacons on Duty
Sunday, May 6: Eleanor Halsey
Sunday, May 13: Eleanor Halsey

A Note to the Deacons: To make a change to the Deacon on Duty schedule or to sign-up for Sunday duty, please call or email Monica Thomas at (908) 450-7278, monica.immanual@gmail.com . A sign-up sheet is also located on the bulletin board outside the church office. Click here to view the Deacon Worship Duties .)
Upcoming Coffee Hour Hosts

Sunday, May 6 - Basket Day Set-Up
Sunday, May 13 - Basket Day Weekend

Each member/family at Lamington Church has been invited to host a Sunday coffee hour. A postcard reminder will be sent sometime before you are scheduled. If you are unable to host on your assigned day, please call Debby Johnson at  (908) 832-7230  or email at  debrabjohnson@gmail.com . To view the coffee hour schedule through June 24 -- click here.

Instructions for coffee hour set-up can be found in the church kitchen. You can also click here to view the coffee hour instructions .
The Upcoming Week
at Lamington

Sunday, May 6--Communion Sunday
8:45AM Choir Practice
10:15AM Worship
10:30AM Church School
after worship Basket Day Set-Up
11:45AM Lamington Bell Choir
Tuesday, May 8
7:00PM Common Threads Ministry
Friday, May 11
6:00PM Preview Night
Saturday, May 12
9:30AM Basket Day
Sunday, May 13--Mother's Day
8:45AM Choir Practice
10:15AM Worship
10:30AM Church School
11:45AM Lamington Bell Choir

Next Session Meeting is Monday, May 14 at 6:00PM
You're Invited
Sunday, May 20 at 4:00PM

The installation of the Reverend Dr. Carl Wilton as Pastor of the Lamington Presbyterian Church will be on Sunday, May 20 at 4:00PM. Through the generosity of one of our church members, this service of the Presbytery of Elizabeth will feature Bill Carter and the Presbybop Jazz Quintet, who will also play a concert immediately following the service. For more information on the Jazz Quintet, see  www.presbybop.com . A reception in the Gladish Room will follow the concert. Please RSVP to the church office by Sunday, May 13 to (908) 572-7013, lamingtonchurch@gmail.com. See invitation below.
Do you have a question? Please contact us!
The Rev. Dr. Carl Wilton
Pastor
(908) 910-5360

James Goldsworthy
Director of Music

Bess Ploener
Director of Handbells

Regina Morris
Office Manager
(908) 572-7013
 
Church Office Hours
Monday-Friday 10:00AM to 3:00PM
(908) 572-7013

Sunday Worship at 10:15AM
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