E-letter from Pastor Linda Pokrajac
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WORSHIP TIME CHANGING TO 9:00 A.M. STARTING OCTOBER 17
Session has decided to adjust the time of our unified worship service to 9:00 a.m. Sunday mornings, starting on October 17. The earlier start will provide ample time after the service for adult Sunday school classes and small groups, and will provide Children’s and Youth Sunday school classes enough time to meet before their extracurricular sports and other activities start. Thank you for your prayers as we seek the Lord’s guidance about how to provide a meaningful time of worship for all generations.
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SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES

LAMPLIGHTERS CLASS: Please join us for an Adult Sunday School class at 11:15 a.m. in the City View Room. (On the 3rd Floor, next to the Education Wing Elevators.) 

WOMEN’S STUDY GROUPS: The Women’s Ministry will be meeting in the Sharing Center/Room 202 and Room 203 this morning at 11:15 a.m. The group is continuing an 8 week study on prayer, based on the book “Praying Women” by Sheila Walsh. The book and workbook are available for $20. There are also groups meeting on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings for the study. Contact Allyson McDermott with any questions, or to sign up by phone: 412-906-5061.

MEN’S SMALL GROUP: The Men’s Small Group meets in the Library (located on the first floor, off the MacDonald Room), at 11:15 a.m. They are following the Sermon/Study series of the “Gospel of John”.

COUPLES AND OTHERS GROUP: This Small Group has been meeting via Zoom at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, following the Sermon/Study series curriculum. Please contact Kevin Hambelton: (kevin.hambelton@yahoo.com) to learn more and join the group.

YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S CLASSES: Meeting after worship, at 11:15 a.m.
• The Youth meet in “The Well”, located in the basement of the education wing.
• Children Preschool - Kindergarten meet in Room 101 in the education wing.
• Children in 1st - 2nd grade meet in Room 103 in the education wing.
• Children in 3rd - 5th grade meet in Room 102 in the education wing.

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SERMON SERIES / SMALL GROUP
We’re continuing with the Sermon/Study series based on the Gospel of John, a 26 week study with a comprehensive account of Jesus’ ministry. Copies of the Bible study book are available in the Drive-thru Lobby for a suggested donation of $9. If you are interested in becoming part of a small group, please contact Pastor Linda at lpokrajac@mlepc.org. 

MEALS WITH JESUS: FAMILY PICNIC DINNERS AND SMALL GROUPS
Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 PM 
Join us in Fellowship Hall for Meals with Jesus, a journey through Luke's gospel, for the whole family. A pizza dinner is provided and we’re now offering a parents’ Bible study component following the dinner with family Bible time. Please RSVP to Children’s Ministry Director Ashley Gardner at agardner@mlepc.org. For more information or questions, please go to the website or contact Ashley.

TWEENER CRAFT DAY
Sunday, October 10 ~ 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the church
All 3rd through 5th graders are invited to join us this Sunday for a Tweener craft day and Bible Study! We’ll have our own mini pottery studio at the church, with each kid choosing their own plaster figurines to paint and take home. Please RSVP to Ashley Gardner at agardner@mlepc.org with your child’s name, grade, and any food allergies.

YOUTH GROUP NIGHT
Thursday, October 14 ~ 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Middle and high school youth are invited to join us in Fellowship Hall for a fun-filled night of worship, games, prizes and fellowship. You don’t want to miss out. And bring a friend; they’re always welcome!

LOCAL HOME REPAIR MISSION PROJECT
Saturday, October 23
The God's Helping Hands ministry is planning to provide much needed home repairs to a family in the Carrick area. The house needs a variety of repairs and improvements and no matter what your skill level please pray about helping shine God's love to this family. To sign up or if you have any questions, please contact Andy Hromoko at andrew.hromoko@gmail.com or 412-980-9463.

FOSTER CARE BAGS SEWING PROJECT
Sunday, October 24 ~ 11:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
All women are invited to join in this ministry and fellowship opportunity when we will be creating drawstring bags for kids in foster care, to carry their belongings as they transition between families. No sewing skills are needed as there are various tasks involved in making the bags. In addition to the hands-on help, some equipment is needed including portable sewing machines, irons, ironing boards, and fabric shears. All the other materials are being provided, along with a pizza lunch. Masks will be required for the event. To help in coordinating the project, please text or call Pat Gaudio to let her know how you’d like to participate.

TRUNK OR TREAT
Saturday, October 30 ~ 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Come and share Christ's love with families in our community during our Bible themed Trunk or Treat! We are looking for volunteers to walk in the Mt. Lebanon parade, decorate a trunk, tell a Bible story, grill hot dogs, serve apple cider, pray, or just be a welcoming face. Please sign-up in the lobby at the Trunk or Treat table. Questions? Contact Amy Hrivnak at aandtriv@yahoo.com or Natalie Wagner at nataliewags@hotmail.com.

SUNDAY HOUR OF PRAYER
A group of us gather on Zoom every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. to pray together, and we would love to have you join us! Please use this link: https://bit.ly/mlepcprayerhour for a computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also call in from a regular phone – dial 1-646-558-8656 and enter the Meeting ID: 925 6196 4416 and the password: 798565. For more information, contact Pat Gaudio at t4two98@hotmail.com.

MLEPC PODCAST
We're pleased to officially launch the MLEPC Podcast, which will feature special content along with the Sunday Sermons. The podcast can be accessed via the Spotify app by searching "MLEPC Podcast" and will be on the Apple Podcast app soon. Make sure to give a listen to our first "Conversations" episode which features an interview with Pastor Steve Aguzzi on the topic of Evangelism. If you want more information about the podcast or have questions about accessibility please email tech@mlepc.org.

CORE VALUE VIDEO SERIES 
This week we continue with the MLEPC Core Values video series on YouTube. This four part series was created to take a deeper look into each of our values: being Biblical, Worshipful, Covenantal, and Missional. We’ll be introducing a new video each Sunday through October 24. Find out more on the MLEPC YouTube page.

RIGHTNOW MEDIA
RightNow Media is a library of video Bible studies and other Christian programs that can be viewed and shared by members of our church. You can sign up for a free account several ways: Go to https://mlepc.org/rightnow-media on our website, or text “MountLebanon” to 49775. You can also download the RightNow Media App on your mobile device to easily access the videos remotely.

MEMORIAL FLOWERS
The Sanctuary flowers this morning are given to the glory of God by Pat Crosby in loving memory of her parents Joe and Alma Crosby, and her sister Carol.


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