She was a nobody. An outcast. They called her unclean, unworthy. But she came. She slipped through the crowd, sidled up to him, touched the hem of his robe. Who would ever know?

But he knew. He knew not only that she had touched him: he also knew the pain in her heart. And he healed her, body and spirit. She touched him, never imagining that he would touch her — and heal her — so profoundly.

The nameless woman in the fifth chapter of Mark's Gospel never would have had that profound, personal encounter, had Jesus behaved like most of us typically behave. He'd been summoned on a very important errand - a life-or-death errand - by a powerful, respected member of the community. That man was Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue. Jairus' young daughter was dying. In desperation, he called upon Jesus.

If the Jesus movement had had a P.R. director, that person surely would have put the Jairus appointment at the very top of Jesus' itinerary for the day: highlighted in yellow, circled in red Sharpie, with two or three exclamation marks after it. "Don't miss this one!" would have been the message.

But Jesus did miss it. He missed it not only to meet the woman's medical need - for she was already healed in the moment she touched his robe - but to speak with her, to hear her story. He knew she needed healing for more than just her physical ailment. (As for Jairus' daughter, that crisis miraculously worked out OK, too.)

There's something beautifully egalitarian about this humble story. Differences of rank and status may cast a long shadow across any society - even a democracy like our own - but in the presence of the Lord, we're all the same.

Join us this Sunday for worship and for a celebration of the Lord's Supper!

Carl
Sunday Worship
July 1, 2018

“She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him
in the crowd and touched his cloak, for she said,
‘If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.’”
-Mark 5:27-28

Join us at 10:15AM for worship and enjoy a special organ solo by Jim Goldsworthy: Prelude on an American Hymn Tune: Nettleton, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by Gilbert Martin. We'll celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. After worship, be sure to stop by the Gladish Room for a glass of lemonade and some fellowship. Hope to see you there!
Here's What Happened
in St. Louis

Click on the link below to read about what happened at the General Assembly that Carl participated in last week. The report also explains how the assembly voted on the most significant issues – from new denominational leadership to the world’s concerns.

Calling All Kids!!

What : YOUTH GROUP GET TOGETHER 
Where : IN THE CHURCH GARDEN
When : TUESDAY, JULY 3
6:00PM till 8ish 

We would like to invite kids of all ages (parents use your discretion) We will meet at the church garden located across the street from the church next to the school house. We have seeds to sow, plants to water and weeds to pull. 

That sounds fun, right? 

Afterward we will enjoy a pizza dinner at the church in the Gladish room.
Please RSVP to Dyanne Diaz-Piedra via text (908) 442-3544
or email dyanneleslie@gmail.com 

We need to know how much pizza to order
and can provide gluten free and vegan options. 

Open to all youth. Call a friend. Grab a neighbors kid. The more the merrier.  
Remember when Camp Johnsonburg Executive Director Elise Bates-Russell was with us in worship a while back, to tell us about New Jersey's Presbyterian camp and all that it offers? Well, there's an excellent opportunity coming up to check out the camp firsthand. This year's Friends Day is a celebration of the recently completed "Jump On In" capital-funds campaign to renovate the waterfront area, with a new dock and a campfire circle with pavers. Before and after the dedication ceremony there will be opportunities for hiking, swimming, boating and even - for the adventurous - a ride on the zip line! Not to mention....lunch! A detailed program and registration link can be found on the Camp's website , but the basic details are below...
Lemonade Sundays

Summer is here and it's time for Lemonade Sundays! Beginning in July, Lamington church will serve lemonade and ice tea during fellowship time after worship. The Lemonade Sundays schedule and instructions have been mailed to our hosts. You can also click on the links below to see if you are on the summer schedule and/or read the set-up instructions. If you are unable to host, remember to call Debby Johnson at  (908) 832-7230  or email at  debrabjohnson@gmail.com .

Sunday, July 1 - Duncan & Juliette Rose
Sunday, July 8 - Sandi & Rich Ramsay
Sunday, July 15 - Julie & Paul Murray
Sunday, July 22 - Laurel Rose
Sunday, July 29 - Georgie Schley

Upcoming Liturgists

Sunday, July 1 - Rich Ramsay
Sunday, July 8 - Valerie Fraser
Sunday, July 15 - Duncan Rose
Sunday, July 22 - Clare Halsey
Sunday, July 29 - open


Please call or email the church office if you would like to sign up for one of the open dates. A sign-up sheet is also located on the bulletin board outside the church office--stop by and check it out after worship and sign up for a Sunday or two!
Deacons on Duty

Sunday, July 1 - Joe Scott
Sunday, July 8 - Sandi Ramsay
Sunday, July 15 - Mary Jenkins and Hunter Lewis
Sunday, July 22 - Eleanor Halsey
Sunday, July 29 - open


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 Immanual at (908) 450-7278, monica.immanual@gmail.com . A sign-up sheet is also located on the bulletin board outside the church office.
The Upcoming Week at Lamington

Sunday, July 1
10:15AM Worship—Communion Sunday
Wednesday, July 4
Office Closed Independence Day
Sunday, July 8
10:15AM Worship
Monday, July 9
6:00PM Session Meeting—Gladish Room

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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