Summer Community Outreach

JLP has the opportunity to help families in our community by providing an afternoon movie outreach this summer. Families are often at a loss to find activities for their kids during the summer. Churches sometimes have met that need with Vacation Bible School, but those programs are manpower-intensive, and it’s been several years since JLP was able to offer a VBS. This summer, we’ll be screening children-appropriate movies in the afternoon for kids in grades K–5 during the week of June 18–22. We’re looking for some volunteers to help us with publicity and decorating prior to that week, and then on those days to provide hospitality to the kids (collecting permission forms, providing snacks, etc.). If you’d like to be part of blessing our community this way, contact Celia or Pastor Luke.

EXTREME Preaching – April 29

Do you have a favorite passage from the bible that you want to share with others? You are in luck! Sunday, April 29, will be the 5th Sunday of April, so Pastor Luke will be doing EXTREME preaching!

You pick the text and Pastor Luke is challenged to come up with an interpretation and application on the fly.  He gets better at preaching, and you might hear the answer to a question you had about that passage.

So bring a friend and let’s have some fun exploring our love for the Lord and his Word.

Northwood Cleanup

With the snow finally melting, it’s time for another Northwood Cleanup after worship during the education hour on April 22. Wear work clothes to worship that morning, and bring a pair of work gloves. Garbage bags will be provided. Plan to spend about an hour.

The cleanup is an opportunity for JLP folks to bless our neighborhood by picking up litter from both sides of Northwood Rd. between Strawberry and Raspberry. We adopted this stretch of road as part of Anchorage’s Adopt-a-Road program, and JLP’s members will be picking up garbage that day along either side of the road.

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Quilting Estate Sale — Last Day!

Please join us on Saturday, April 14 from 9–4 pm for the last day of the Quilting Estate Sale. The sale includes numerous bits and bobs, lots of fabric, fat quarters, batting, quilt kits, some partially started and already cut for easy assembly, plus many general sewing items and notions.

We could use help for a couple of hours manning the sale table.  Some of Margaret’s quilting friends have coordinated the sale and will be present to help answer questions.  Funds to be shared with the Billingslea family and JLP in Margaret’s honor. We are still looking for volunteers to help with the sale, if you are available to help please sign up, on the sign-up sheet in the education building.

We will be accepting credit cards and cash. We are not accepting any checks. Tell your friends to come and bring their imaginations.  There is a room full of opportunities awaiting your creative genius.

JLP Prayer Time Resumes

After a two-week hiatus for movies and football, the JLP weekly prayer meeting resumes this week at 6 pm Sunday night.

Jesus tells us to persevere in prayer, like a man banging his neighbor’s door in the night. (“I know you’re there, and I need you to wake up now and help me.”) One of the best ways to persevere in prayer is to join up with friends who can help. The Sunday night prayer meeting is an opportunity to get together with other believers to help one another “storm heaven.”

We’ll pray for both the concerns of individual in the JLP community, as well as the specific congregational challenges like revitalization, fruitfulness, and our missional witness.