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Stay up to date with the happenings of Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church by visiting our blog. You'll find information such as announcements, sermon notes, and updates to encourage and challenge your walk with the Lord.

Stewardship Thoughts: Your Christmas list

by: Karl Smith

12/05/2022

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Your Christmas to-do list

Buy presents  Be present

Wrap gifts someone in a hug

Send gifts peace

Shop for food  Donate food

Make cookies somebody feel loved

See the lights  Be the light

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Sign up for our in-person Community Dinner

by: Karl Smith

12/02/2022

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Thanks to the generosity of our church family, the Community Dinner has been serving meals for more than 10 years. In October, we provided 75 takeout meals, 10 meals to the Hatboro Police Station, and another 12 were given out through the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry. That’s almost 100 meals.

Our next dinner will be in person on December 7 at 5 p.m. with a traditional Christmas dinner. Reservation forms are now available in the publication rack in the narthex.

Please come and

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Book your kids' journey to Bethlehem

by: Karl Smith

12/01/2022

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Christmas is an exciting time for kids but it can also be overwhelming. With all the tinsel and the toys, it’s easy to get distracted from the reason for the season. 

Our solution? A time machine, one that takes them on a Journey to Bethlehem to meet everyone who played a part in the first Christmas in an exciting way. They can learn about the birth of Jesus from the people who were there. 

And since we know waiting in line can be boring, not to mention frustrating, we’l

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A prayer for our Veterans

by: Karl Smith

11/11/2022

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From Guidesposts.org:

“Almighty God, You know every veteran by name. You know their deeds, their hard work, and their perseverance. You know their needs, both material and spiritual. Please draw each one closer to you and grant them all the peace that passes understanding (Philippians 4:7), the peace of Christ to rule in their hearts (Colossians 3:15), and ‘joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand’ forevermore (Psalm 16:11).”

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Make worship and meal plans for Thanksgiving

by: Karl Smith

11/08/2022

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Lehman will join St. John’s and St.Andrews churches for Thanksgiving worship Tuesday, November 22 at 7 p.m. at St. Johns - 820 Almshouse Road in Ivyland.

Need a Thanksgiving meal? Go to FEASTcharitable.org/meals to register. Pick up is Wednesday, November 23 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Food Pantry Update

by: Karl Smith

11/07/2022

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Montgomery County Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN) and Garden of Health blessed our Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry with a large amount of chicken legs, ground beef, and taco beef as well as dozens of organic eggs, sweet potatoes, and non-perishables to help our neighbors. This was the fir

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Help Lehman, Save on Taxes

by: Karl Smith

11/03/2022

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A note from Stephanie McCurry:

Just a reminder to those of you who are 701⁄2 and have not taken your Required Minimum Distribution from your retirement account

for 2022. You are eligible to make a Qualified Charitable Contribution to a non-profit organization of your choice (including Lehman Church). This provision allows you to pass your distribution to the charity tax-free. It must, however, be distributed from your retirement account custodian before any proceeds may come

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UWF November update

by: Karl Smith

11/02/2022

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The United Women of Faith monthly circle groups will meet here Tuesday, November 8 with the Lydia group meeting at 10:30 a.m. and the Eunice group meeting at 7 p.m.

UWF leader Betsy Leone will continue our study on Who Can We Be Together? Betsy’s November presentation will feature The Parable of the Yeast, The Narrow Door, and The Fox and the Hen (Luke 13). Through this study, our hope is to grow stronger as UWF. In December, the circle groups usually make their own arrange

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Sunday School Doings

by: Karl Smith

11/01/2022

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With more children participating in our Sunday School program, our Welcome Tree is growing more spectacular each week. Each child’s acorn ornament (with their own picture) brings life to each branch.

Two weeks ago we began a new unit/lesson titled We Learn About Jesus. Each week the kids do a different activity. So far they have made a wintry snowman snack (indeed yummy) -

we explained how asking questions helps us to learn.

Next, we watched a movie showing what Mary and Jose

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New Bible Study Alert

by: Karl Smith

10/31/2022

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Discovering Your God-Given Vision (A Bible Study of Nehemiah)

When: Sundays @ 9:30 a.m. beginning Nov. 13.

One of the requirements Pastor Olga must accomplish on her journey to ordination is to develop a Bible Study and then teach it to a group. This is your chance to help her by simply attending her study.

Here is a synopsis of the study: Proverbs 29:18 says Where there is no vision or revelation, the people cast restraint.

As individuals and as the Body of Christ, God create

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Angel Tree is coming and it's all in the cards

by: Karl Smith

10/26/2022

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Angel Tree is coming soon … and again, it’s all in the cards!

Starting on Sunday, November 6, you can contribute to this year’s Angel Tree by donating gift cards for either Walmart or Target in the amount of $25; no other vendors, please. You may contribute as many Target or Walmart $25 gift cards as you want!

You may also contribute by donating cash or by writing a check to Lehman Church – in any amount, and note that it is for the Angel Tree. Please send cards or donations

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Update from our bishop on discernment process

by: Karl Smith

10/13/2022

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Bishop John Schol opened his most recent letter this way:

"These have been anxious times: weather, politics, a pandemic, financial uncertainty and for the church, disaffiliation. Each of us chooses how we react and engage during these times. Today, I want to talk with you about disaffiliation and congregations exploring leaving The United Methodist Church."

He provides a lot of detail and context as well. Read the entire letter here.

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Get your car ready for Trunk or Treat

by: Karl Smith

10/10/2022

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We’re into the second week of October, which means it’s time to get serious about Halloween. We’re excited about our Trunk or Treat event scheduled for  October  21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

We’re looking for at least 25 cars to decorate their trunks and hand out candy. Sign-up sheets are in the narthex or contact Rebekah Small.

Our kids carnival will start at 7 p.m. and include mini-games, putt-putt, a little spider maze, and a cake walk. Costumes encouraged, of course

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Youth Group Update

by: Karl Smith

10/09/2022

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So was no Night Youth today, but we have plenty of great things on tap in the next week or so.

Next Saturday (Oct. 15) we’ll be attending Worship Fest at Carson Simpson Farm, scheduled to run from noon to 5 p.m. You can find more information here.

Then next Sunday we’ll have our Pun-kin Part from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’ll be a funny, fall-themed evening.

Our next pop-up event will be at the Panera in Willow Grove Wednesday, October 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Questions about You

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Appreciation for our pastors

by: Karl Smith

10/08/2022

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Somehow, we got through the first week of the month without recognizing that October is Pastor Appreciation Month. 

Showing our appreciation for the tireless work Pastor Andy and Pastor Nancy do for our congregation and our community is not just the right thing to do, it’s the biblical thing to do:

“The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching” (1 Timothy 5:17).

Back in 1994, while empha

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