5.26.2020 Digital Bulletin
Keepers of the Light,
Beyond the pandemic, this week has revealed just how brutally broken and dark humanity is apart from Jesus and His Light. The darkness is on display in hostilities between nations/empires. The darkness presses in as we are forced to navigate the racial tensions in our own country. A community in Minnesota grieves the loss of life that seems beyond understanding. The darkness of exhaustion overwhelms the strongest men and women of faith as they fight the good fight.
Who are we in the midst of this? We are the keepers of the Light. The Spirit of the Resurrected Christ lives in you. That Light can guide us through tensions no matter where they originate. That Light must guide us. It's only as we allow the Light we have been entrusted with to guide us that we can be instruments of hope, purveyors of hope, and an outpost of hope. Lebanon Christian Church, we are keepers of the Light, so let's shine.
We hope you’ll join us for worship this weekend! Don’t forget you can check in online here: https://lebanonchristian.elexiochms.com/external/form/0f6141e0-0c8f-4d15-a65b-db52bbb22284
We have learned, through trial and error by many people, that our Vimeo streaming is not very reliable. YouTube streaming is by far the best option for optimal viewing. If you have experienced playback issues with our Vimeo Worship Service link please use the following YouTube link: https://youtu.be/huGx8d2u0w8 The YouTube service will be available at 9:30 am Sunday morning.
Ways to Watch
- Vimeo download for slower internet downloads https://vimeo.com/lebanonccindiana/download/422988708/362f876468
- (For slower internet, choose a lower resolution download.)
- Available by noon on Saturday for those who need to worship early.
- YouTube: LCC Worship channel. Search for “LCC Worship” and click the Subscribe button to see the newest video each time it is updated.
- Lebanonchristian.org/messages - Available by 9:30am on Sunday.
- Podcast (search Lebanon Christian Church in your podcast app or click the link on lebanonchristian.org/messages) - available on Sunday.
- CD – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-482-4673 to be added to the CD mailing list.
- DVD – we now have the capability to burn DVDs of the entire service for you to watch on your DVD player. If you know someone without internet, this is a great way for them to participate. Please email email@example.com or call 765-482-4673 to add someone to the DVD mailing list.
Sunday, May 24 Scripture Reference: Luke 8:22-56
Normal office hours resume this week: Monday – Thursday, 8am-4pm.
Single-serve communion is still available in the cooler under the canopy at LCC. You may pick it up during office hours (only).
Life Centers does a lot of donation drives through churches and other organizations in the month of May. Of course, those have not happened this year. We’ve reached out to April Wilson, the local director, and they would love our support. Some things they are currently in need of:
- Bottles (new)
- Sippy cups (new)
- Baby washcloths
- Onesies (specifically girls 0/3 and 3/6 months)
- Infant/toddler socks (NB, 0-6, 6-18, 2T/3T)
- Baby books (can be gently used)
- 3T boy clothing (especially shorts)
- Boys summer PJs (18M, 2T, 3T)
- Baby toddler toys/stuffed animals (can be gently used)
- Diapers – currently lower in smaller sizes (1 and 2) and larger sizes (5 and 6)
The center is open Monday – Friday (9am – 4:30pm) at 1208 N. Lebanon Street. Please drop off your items directly at the center to minimize handling. You all are so generous; we just know you’ll bless them tremendously!
So much change has happened during this season of quarantine, and even more has happened behind the scenes at LCC. Here is an update on some of the staffing changes.
Laura Tucker has “retired” from the LCC office after serving over 8 years with her administrative gifts. She will be spending time caring for her grandchildren, in addition to her current volunteer role in accounts payable at LCC. Taking Laura’s place in the office is Kristy Busenbarrick, who has attended LCC for several years. She started a couple of weeks ago, so be sure you welcome her to our administrative team. Her new email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our elders have called Mallory Galloway to serve as our new Children’s Minister. Mallory is a recent graduate of Johnson University and will begin her time here on June 15. We look forward to getting to know her! Tyler Chapman announced his plans to step down from his position as LCC Children’s Minister a while ago, and he will be completing his term by the end of July to move on in his ministry. That gives him several weeks to work with Mallory and help mentor her into her new role.
While we don’t like saying goodbye to our friends in ministry, we certainly wish them well and are happy that they are following God’s leading into new territory.
Share the Beauty of Flowers!
We need some sun-loving plants and flowers (perennials) to brighten up the new preschool playground. We would love starts of your established perennials or gift cards to Jones’ Greenhouse. Please email email@example.com and let her know if you have something, and she will work with you for a time to drop them off when they can be planted.
Farmer’s Market Serving Opportunity
There will be an opportunity to serve alongside our friends in the community at another Farmer’s Market at the Lebanon Nazarene Church on Saturday morning, June 13. We are waiting on final details before we can open online registration. But go ahead and mark it on your calendar and sign up when it’s available!
Sometimes the best way for people to engage in worship is to listen to a CD of the sermon audio, whether because of slow or limited internet or technical difficulty. If this is you or someone you know, please fill out this form. We are happy to mail audio CDs of the sermon to anyone who would like one.
We now have the ability to record DVDs of the entire service, to be viewed on a computer or DVD player. If you know someone without internet who would like a DVD of our services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-482-4673 to add them to our mailing list.
Church may not be meeting, but ministry is still happening and the needs are still great. There are still simple ways for you to do your usual giving.
You can mail a check that you would normally drop in the offering plate to: Lebanon Christian Church, P.O. Box 664 Lebanon, IN 46052
On the website, click on "Give" in the top menu bar. You can sign in to the database and give with your credit/debit card or add your checking account to your database account and give through automatic withdrawal. This method is preferred as there are no fees associated with it. If you have trouble with your password, click the "Forgot Password" button and retrieve it via your email address. You can also give here without signing in to your account.
If you have the LCC Elexio Mobile App, click on "Give" and you can go through the steps as above.
Text to Give
Text the word "GIVE" to 765-375-1LCC and follow the prompts. After you have done that one time to set up an account, you can text the amount you'd like to donate.
Drop off a Check
Stop by the Lebanon location of Home National Bank and drop a check at the drive-up window or in the night deposit box. The check must indicate the designations in the memo line and be in an envelope marked "Lebanon Christian Church Offering."