From the Pastor...

"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places."

So wrote Ernest Hemingway in A Farewell to Arms . There's profound truth in that statement. While we all hope for a trouble-free life, such a gift is granted to practically no one. We all have our struggles. The question is: what do we do with them?

The Japanese have an art form known as kintsugi . They take the pieces of a broken clay vessel and put them back together again, using gold as the binding material. The resulting artwork is strikingly beautiful, but at the same time strikingly imperfect. Kintsugi artists take what is clearly flawed and redeem it. They don't even try to cover up the broken places. Rather, they elevate the flaws to the very center of their art.

When Jesus' disciples saw him for the first time after the resurrection, they were undoubtedly shocked to see that he still had his wounds. In fact, as this week's scripture passage shows, they actually rejoiced at the sight. The wounds proved to them it was truly the Lord they were seeing, and not some ghostly apparition.

For his disciple Thomas - who had missed seeing him when most of his fellow disciples had - touching the wounds served as a sort of bridge for his faith. Strangely, the wounds which had led to Jesus' death were transformed for Thomas into evidence for his resurrection.

What about our wounds? Do we seek to hide them, considering them a source of shame? Or do we allow them to be transformed for good?

Join us in worship this Second Sunday of Easter, as we reflect on what it means to be wounded: and to be made whole in Christ.

Pastor Carl
Lamington Church Welcomes
Guest Soloist, Neal Mitchell

The Lamington Choir will set the tone this Second Sunday of Easter by singing selections from Handel's  Messiah, with solos by Katie Cloys, one of our section leaders, and Neal Mitchell, guest soloist. Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of Westminster Choir College. He currently serves as a staff accompanist at Westminster, and gives private voice and piano lessons in the Princeton and Philadelphia areas. He is originally from Granby, Connecticut.

Deacons Meeting
this Sunday after Worship, 11:30-1:00.
Please bring your cup of coffee
to the upstairs classrooms.
A light lunch will be served.
Help Save Lives!
Delbarton School Blood Drive

Where:
Delbarton School
230 Mendham Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
When:
April 12, 2018
Time:
8:00AM-4:00PM
LPC congregation member Barbara Pereyra, a nurse at the Delbarton School in Morristown, would like to encourage you to give blood. Giving blood saves lives. All blood types are needed. If you have any questions please contact Barbara at (973) 538-3231 ext. 3080, or bpereyra@delbarton.org.
Annual Meeting of the Congregation
and Corporation

When:
Sunday, April 22
Time:
Immediately after Worship
Where:
Sanctuary

The meeting will include a number of reports on the life of our church and we will elect the slate of leadership candidates presented by the Nominating Committee.
Basket Day 2018 Is Almost Here!

Friday, May 11 & Saturday, May 12
Preview Night 6:00PM & Basket Day 9:30AM-4:30PM

Do you want to help or have a question?
Here's who to contact:

Basket Day Chair --Meridith Scott:  (908)797-6805
Becoming a Patron --Erin Mistele:  (908)391-8314
Treasure Tent --Julie Goetz ( 908)313-8336 , Ann Silk ( 908)812-5933
Dana Miller ( 917)304-5061
Silent Auction --Carol Cummins: (908)625-4568 , Valerie Fraser (908)578-3092 ,
Georgie Schley (908)451-4558 , Susan Wingfield (908)256-1907
Presbyterian Palate --Eleanor Halsey (908)342-4206 , Susan Scott (908)442-3200  
Marketing --Melinda Nye:  (908)787-2020
Promise Tree --Nina Arnett (908)507-1618 , Erin Mistele (908)391-8314
Luncheon --Debby Johnson (908)832-7230 , Shelley Ricco (908)572-7066
Boutiques --Kim McGeary (908)310-0311
Plant Tent --Alison Paine (908)303-2173 , Chris Smith (908)208-0233 ,
Pam Smith (908)581-6638
Preview Night --Jansyn Tropea (908)719-6088 , Susan Wittpenn (908)832-0978
Become a Patron

You can support Basket Day by becoming a Patron. For every $50 contribution you will receive one free admission to Preview Night. "Even if you can't make Preview Night, we ask all congregation members and friends of LPC to please consider becoming Patrons of our annual fund-raiser and community outreach," says Meridith Scott, chair of Basket Day. "We also accept other Patron contributions—$25, $75 or $500. No amount is too small or large to show your commitment to Basket Day.” Patron letters will be distributed in early April. You can also make your Patron donation at the Basket Day table during coffee hour.

Interested in being a Patron?
Contact Erin Mistele at  erinmistele@me.com  or call  ( 908) 391-8314
Three Ways to Help with Basket Day

1.    Donate to Treasure Tent 
Start your spring cleaning now and deliver your "treasures" to the LPC basement (all the way to the back please). Alternatively, the Treasure Tent will be up for your donation deliveries on May 1. We accept everything  but  books, clothes and stuffed animals. We do accept designer jackets, coats, handbags and jewelry. Questions? Contact  Julie Goetz  at ( 908) 313-8336 Ann Silk  at ( 908) 812-5933  or  Dana Miller  at ( 917) 304-5061  .

2.    Donate to Silent Auction
The Silent Auction is open for donations of fine jewelry, china, vacation homes, tickets to events like Broadway shows and more! Please contact  Carol Cummins  at ( 908) 625-4568  to let her know what you intend to contribute and for any questions.

3.    Donate to Presbyterian Palate
Co-Chairs  Eleanor Halsey   (908) 342-4206  and  Susan Scott   (908) 442-3200  are now accepting commitments for Presbyterian Palate dishes that help to make Basket Day such a success year-after-year. Drop by the Basket Day table during coffee hour or contact them about cooking and donating your favorite dishes. Containers are available in the Gladish Room. Freezers will available for your dish drop-offs by the second week in April. For help with labels, contact Susan.
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 for one of these open Sundays. A sign-up sheet is also located on the bulletin board outside the church office.
Upcoming Liturgists
Sunday, April 8
Sandi Ramsay
Sunday, April 15
Valerie Fraser
Sunday, April 22
open
Sunday, April 29
open
Deacons on Duty

Sunday, April 8: Hunter Lewis & Laurel Rose
Sunday, April 15: Sallye Grubel & Mary Jenkins
Sunday, April 22: Hunter Lewis & Julie Murray
Sunday, April 29: Julie Murray & Laurel Rose

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 .)
Coffee Hour Hosts for the Month

Sunday, April 8 - Cindy Nicol
Sunday, April 15 - Patty & John Muchmore
Sunday, April 22 - Alison & Fred Paine
Sunday, April 29 - Erin & Greg Mistele

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, April 8
8:45AM Choir Practice
9:15AM Mission Meeting
10:15AM Worship
10:30AM Church School
11:30AM Deacons Meeting
11:45AM Lamington Bell Choir
Monday, April 9
6:00PM Session Meeting
Tuesday, April 10
7:00PM Common Threads
Sunday, April 15
8:45AM Choir Practice
10:15AM Worship
10:30AM Church School
11:45AM Lamington Bell Choir

Save the Dates!
 
Sunday, April 22
The Annual Meeting of the Congregation after worship
Friday, May 11
Preview Night 6:00PM
Saturday, May 12
 Basket Day 9:30AM-4:30PM
Sunday, May 20
The Installation of the Rev. Dr. Carl Wilton as Pastor of LPC at 4:00PM,
followed by concert by Bill Carter
and the Presbybop Jazz Quintet.
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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