From the Pastor...

What with our smartphones and computers, they say we're better-connected with each other than ever before. Well, that may or may not be true.

Sure, our technology can connect us with friends across the world - assuming they're people we already know and have on our friends list. Yet, as more and more of our human interactions take place through our screens - whether handheld or on a desktop - it may actually be becoming harder to interact meaningfully with people who are outside our usual social circles.

Technology makes it easier for the like-minded to gather and reinforce commonly-held opinions and convictions. At the same time, its built-in filters screen out those whose experience is different from our own, giving us an inaccurate impression of the way the world - or even our local community - really is.

In Acts 8:26-40 , the Holy Spirit takes action to make sure Philip - one of Jesus' disciples - is transported out of his comfort zone. The Spirit places Philip in the chariot of someone who's about as different from him as a man could be: a eunuch from Ethiopia. It turns out they're both believers, and have a great deal in common. Philip ends up baptizing the man.

Few forces in the world have greater power to transcend human differences than the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel speaks to the deepest human needs that are common to every culture and community. Yet, how hard it can be to trust the Spirit to lead us outside that comfort zone!

My sermon topic is "Water Is Thicker than Blood." If you're wondering what I mean by that, here's a hint: it has to do with the Ethiopian's baptism.

Join us in worship as we explore this provocative story of the spread of the early church!

Pastor Carl
Sunday Worship

On Sunday, April 29 the Adult Choir will continue to sing selections from Handel's  Messiah. Alto section leader Bess Ploener, will sing a duet with John Cloys, tenor section leader. Ms. Ploener, and soprano section leader Katie Cloys will also sing solos. Come and join us for worship and a service filled with beautiful music.
Basket Day Updates

  • Basket Day is Accepting Donations--It’s time for spring cleaning and making your donations to Basket Day! For the Silent Auction, donate nice items such as antiques, fine china, tickets to events like the theatre, Broadway shows, the Opera; vacation homes. You can put them in the Gladish room next to the piano. If you have questions, contact Carol Cummins at 908-625-4568.
 
  • The Treasure Tent will be up and ready for donations on Wed, May 2 . . .so feel free to drop off. Donate clean (please) items, except for books, stuffed animals and clothes. We do accept handbags, outer wear like jackets and coats, jewelry and anything that is unique! If you have questions, contact Annie Silk at 908-812-5933.
 
  • It’s not too late to cook for Presbyterian Palate. Just advise Eleanor Halsey (908-342-4206). Containers are available in the Gladish Room and Meridith Scott (908-797-6805) would be happy to create your labels. Drop off your delectable dishes in the freezers now located in the Vestry, off the Gladish Room.

  • There's still time to become a Basket Day Patron. Please contact Erin Mistele at (908)391-8314.

  • Sunday, May 6 will be our Basket Day set-up day for the congregation – immediately following the worship service. We will have a lunch with drinks available. We can really use everyone's help--hope to see you there! Thank you!

Any questions? Please contact Meridith Scott, Basket Day Chair,
at  meridith1027@gmail.com  or call (908) 236-0206
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!
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 29
Duncan Rose
Sunday, May 6
Valerie Fraser
Sunday, May 13
Nivita Thomas

Deacons on Duty

Sunday, April 29: Julie Murray & Laurel Rose
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, April 29 - Erin & Greg Mistele
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, April 29
8:45AM Choir Practice
10:15AM Worship
10:30AM Church School
11:45AM Lamington Bell Choir
Sunday, May 6
8:45AM Choir Practice
10:15AM Worship
10:30AM Church School
after worship Basket Day Set-Up
11:45AM Lamington Bell Choir

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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