Sunday Worship
August 5, 2018

Rev. Dr. Christopher Belden

We are pleased to welcome to worship today guest preacher, the Rev. Dr. Christopher Belden . Dr. Belden was born in New York City but grew up in Rye Brook, NY from the time he was five years old. He received a BA from St. Lawrence University, an M. Div. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and a D. Min. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Chris has served as the Assistant Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Clarion, PA, the Pastor at Christ United Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA and as the Pastor at the Community Presbyterian Church in Mountainside, NJ. Over those forty years of pastoral work he had served on almost every committee that Presbytery has to offer!

Dr. Belden has two grown sons, David and Gregory. His favorite occupations are reading, watching movies, gardening and caring for his two large fish tanks (55 gallons and 75 gallons). 

Come and meet Dr. Belden and listen to his sermon, "Being Like a Kite". Hope to see you at our 10:15AM worship service!
Summer Vacation Time
for Pastor Carl

Pastor Carl will be away on vacation from August 1 through August 29. In case of pastoral emergency, please call the church office. After hours, from August 1 through August 17, please call the Rev. Claire Pula at (908) 910-5361; and from August 18 through 29, the Rev. David Widmer of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church of Pittstown at (862) 324-3247.
Sunday Worship in August

Here are the ministers who will be preaching and leading worship during the month of August:

August 5 (Communion): The Rev. Dr. Christopher Belden , recently retired as Pastor of the Community Presbyterian Church of Mountainside, NJ
August 12: The Rev. Jeanne Radak, Presbytery Leader of the Presbytery of Newton
August 19: The Rev. Ann Shamy, Chaplain, Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center, New Brunswick (Ann was a former member and office manager here at Lamington Church when she received her call to Ministry of the Word and Sacrament.)
August 26: The Rev. Stan Purdum, writer, editor of the "Proclaim" sermon resource, and United Methodist minister residing in Bound Brook
Nanu Ayedze
Nola Ayedze
Please Help!
Togo Clothing Drive

We are collecting clothing donations for Sylvie Ayedze and her three sons - Etiam 23; Nola, an American citizen born to the Ayedzes while living in Princeton, 18; and Nanu, nine years old.

Although IRS regulations prevent us from receiving monetary donations earmarked for the Ayedze Family, we are happy to accept clothing donations that, through the generosity of a church member, will be shipped directly to them in Togo-- a West African nation on the Gulf of Guinea .

Gently used and new items would be greatly appreciated. Lightweight summer clothing only please!  A collection bin (labeled "Togo Clothing Drive") is located in the church entranceway between the manse.

Sizes: Sylvie —shoes 9M - Dresses and Blouses size 12-14; Etiam —XL shirts, slacks 46x32; Nanu —M shirts, slacks 30x19; ( Nola —is fine. He is in school in Maryland with Sylvie’s cousin.)
Etiam & Sylvie Ayedze
Join Us
for Some Summer Fun!
Tuesday, August 7

We look forward to hosting our friends from Elizabethport (E’port) on August 7! The day will begin at Lamington Church at 10:00AM with a variety of craft activities. After, we will caravan to Christie Whitman’s farm for a picnic lunch, pool time, and yard games until 4:00PM. Everyone is welcome—this event is for all ages! We need helpers for leading crafts, and picnic donations of cold drinks, watermelon, ice cream bars, and chips. Fresh green salad and pizza will be provided. Please let Chris Smith know if you can join in the fun by emailing her at . Hope you can join us for some summer fun with our friends from E'port!
Save the Date & Join Us!!
Sunday, September 9

We will celebrate Kick-Off Sunday by having our annual BBQ on the front lawn immediately following our 10:15AM worship service on Sunday, September 9 . Tables will be set up; but if you prefer to picnic, please bring a blanket to sit on the lawn. Invite a friend to come and introduce them to Lamington Church. To help make this day fun and special, please bring your favorite salad or a finger dessert. We will also need volunteers for set-up and clean-up. If you have questions, please call Debby at (908) 832-7230 or Shelley at (908) 510-6961. Hope to see you there!!
Don't Miss it
Save the Date!
2nd Annual Big Band Event
at Lamington Church

Please save the date for the Second Annual Big Band Event at Lamington Church on September 15th from 5:30 – 9:00pm! Join us for an evening of great food, drink, music and dancing. We look forward to welcoming back the outstanding 18-piece jazz and swing dance band ‘Reeds, Rhythm and All That Brass’. Formal invites to follow. 
The cost is $50 per person , which includes beer, wine and h ors d'oeuvres buffet . Please invite friends and family whom you think would enjoy the event, too! 
Lemonade Sundays

Summer is here and it's time for Lemonade Sundays! Beginning in July, Lamington church will serve lemonade and iced 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 .

Sunday, August 5 - Jennifer & Randall Peach
Sunday, August 12 - open
Sunday, August 19 - Chris & Rich Smith
Sunday, August 26 - Odesa & Tim Stapleton

Upcoming Liturgists

Sunday, August 5 - Joe Scott
Sunday, August 12 - Valerie Fraser
Sunday, August 19 - Rich Ramsay
Sunday, August 26 - Ann Silk

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, August 5 - Sandi Ramsay & Joe Scott
Sunday, August 12 - Hunter Lewis
Sunday, August 19 - Eleanor Halsey & Mary Jenkins
Sunday, August 26 - John Gordon

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, . A sign-up sheet is also located on the bulletin board outside the church office.
The Upcoming Week at Lamington

Sunday, August 5
10:15AM Worship-Communion Sunday
The Rev. Dr. Christopher Belden, Guest Preacher
Tuesday, August 7
10:00AM Worship-Summer Fun
with E'port Friends, meet at LPC
Sunday, August 12
10:15AM Worship-
The Rev. Jeanne Radak, Guest Preacher
Do you have a question? Please contact us!
The Rev. Dr. Carl Wilton
(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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