Sunday Worship
August 12, 2018

Welcome The Rev. Jeanne Bragdon Radak

The Rev. Jeanne Bragdon Radak comes to New Jersey by faith journey that started as a child attending the Baptist Church Sunday School in Caribou, Maine. The journey took a new path when she became connected to the church upon her second visit to Graystone Presbyterian (Indiana, PA) because Norma remembered her name. A year later Jeanne was baptized and joined the Presbyterian Church (USA). She was ordained in 1985 and has served as an assistant pastor (1-year), an interim pastor (9-years, 4 churches), an urban pastor (11-years, 1 church), and an Associate Executive for Congregational Ministry (7-years in Philadelphia). Ms. Radak started as the Presbytery Leader of Newton Presbytery in early 2013.

Through the years Jeanne has experienced and learned a lot about conflict management, mediation, Interim ministry, congregational transformation, leading change, discipleship, stewardship, Missional Practice, missional church, coaching, adaptive leadership and many more things. She loves photography, Doctor Who, genealogy, gardening, quilting and taking her daughter to Irish dance competitions.

In music this Sunday,  come and listen to Music Director, Jim Goldsworthy, play pieces by Frédéric Chopin featuring a special piano solo. 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 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
SHIP's Galley
Friday, August 17

Members and friends of Lamington Church will meet on Friday, August 17 at 10:00AM in the Church kitchen to prepare bag lunches for SHIP's Galley. The bagged lunches will be taken to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville and distributed to the homeless, unemployed, hungry and poor. Please call Mary Jenkins at (908) 704-9197 if you can assist with this mission project. 
Summer Fun with our
Elizabethport Friends

The action began at Lamington Church on Tuesday, August 7. It was a very hot and very humid, sunny day! Setup started at 9:30AM for an action packed, fun-filled day of crafting, picnicking, swimming and games with our friends from Elizabethport (E’port).

We had three activity stations: (1) Cindy and Bunny Campbell were in charge of the Tie-Dye T-Shirt Station —assisted by Leslie and Chad Fischer, and Lucy Miller. (2) The Friendship Bracelet Making was led by Jennifer Peach and her twins Sophie and Madeline—assisted by Lamington friend and craft expert Jackie Pankuck and HER twin daughters, Emma and Grace. (3) Pam Smith and Chris Smith organized the Seed Bomb Making —clay pinch pots filled with wildflower seeds and soil—ready for throwing! Our floating helpers were—Julie Goetz and her son Pierce, and Melinda Nye. Annie Silk was on kitchen duty—preparing watermelon and other goodies for the picnic.

The E’port school bus arrived at 10:00AM with 27 guests, including leaders Darryl, Kathy and Latoya. After distributing nametags to our polite young friends (boys and girls ages 5-15), we scattered to our assigned stations. We were all having so much fun at our first stations that it was a challenge to get anyone to leave and go on to the next! Somehow though, we managed to rotate all the children through the three stations and get cleaned up by 12:00PM.

Forming a caravan, we made our way to Christie Whitman’s beautiful farm, where she was waiting to greet us. Christie introduced us to the baby animals in her barn. The giant pig was once again the star of the show, and very hungry—as were we! We enjoyed a poolside picnic of pizza (thank you Lynn Carter), fresh salad from Christie’s farm, along with brownies and watermelon. Scott Campbell, and Julie and Paul Murray joined us for the afternoon. Who knew Dr. Campbell had such fine bubble blowing skills?

After lunch, Melinda and Christie engaged the older youth in conversation about their future plans and dreams, while the rest of us jumped into the pool. We swam, played Marco Polo, blew bubbles, and played corn hole until 3:00PM—when it was then time to get out of the pool, dry off, and take a final group photo. In the meantime, Cindy and Bunny quickly went back to Lamington to rinse all 36 T-shirts (that were “cooking” until the dye set), and brought them back to the farm just in time to distribute before our friends headed home. The shirts were all beautiful, as were the happy (but exhausted) smiles of our E’port friends.

It was a great day! Thank you to our E’port friends for making the long bus trip out to see us. Thank you to all our Lamington helpers. And, thank you Christie for sharing your wonderful farm and pool. We look forward to gathering again with our E’port friends this autumn—for Sunday worship, lunch and apple picking. Hope you can join us—watch for more details!
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
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

2nd Annual Big Band Event
at Lamington Church

Join us for an evening of food, drink and dancing featuring the outstanding 18 piece swing jazz band 'Reeds Rhythm and All That Brass'.

Please share this invite with friends and family - the more the merrier! 

*Tickets are $50 per person which includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. 

To purchase tickets, please click here: Register Now

We look forward to seeing you on September 15th! 
In Memoriam: Harry G. Carpenter

“I am the resurrection and the life," says the Lord.
"Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die."
John 11:25-26

A service of Witness to the Resurrection giving thanks to God for the life of Harry G. Carpenter, who departed this life on August 5, 2018, will take place at Lamington Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 13 at 11:00AM .

The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Lamington Presbyterian Church.

The Bailey Funeral Home, Peapack, is in charge of arrangements. An obituary may be viewed on  the funeral home website.
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  debrabjohnson@gmail.com .

Sunday, August 12 - open
Sunday, August 19 - Chris & Rich Smith
Sunday, August 26 - Odesa & Tim Stapleton

Upcoming Liturgists

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 12 - Mary Jenkins & Hunter Lewis
Sunday, August 19 - Eleanor Halsey
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, 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, August 12
10:15AM Worship-
The Rev. Jeanne Radak, Guest Preacher
Friday, August 17
10:00AM SHIP's Galley-
bag lunch making at LPC
Sunday, August 19
10:15AM Worship-
The Rev. Ann Shamy, Guest Preacher
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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