Greetings Liberty family & friends
We begin with more good news today ~ Our live-stream is now available directly on the church website and in YouTube.
The camera quality is a significant upgrade from our low-tech Facebook Live stream. So friends either in real-time for the 10:15 AM worship or at any other time can find these services more easily. I’m so grateful for all the work that Ian Eberly and Josiah Nusbaum have done to get this upgrade done for the church. Many thanks to these brothers and to each of the media team members who serve so well!
Here’s the link for to launch the You Tube video in lour website: https://tinyurl.com/32spuuyn
You’ll have a choice to click on “live” or “past services” there, beginning with last Sunday’s service (Oct 23rd).
Friends can still join us via Facebook Live ~ (and that section (“videos”) includes videos from the last couple of years) at this link: https://tinyurl.com/yvpzr5pb
And for audio only ~ you can get our podcast for any device you choose via Anchor FM or Spotify at this link: https://tinyurl.com/mr2y5jfe
With this month’s mission-renewal focus, we’ve invited everyone to be involved in a simple but vital aspect of serving Jesus. As we wrap this up, I’m sending a repeat of what I shared two weeks ago – with deepest thanks to each of you for your support!
If you’ve missed this opportunity previously, please consider an offering on this 5th Sunday of October to support either or all these projects
We invite your participation in each of the following:
1. Challenge Farm’s Corn Supply replenishing project ~ at $28 per bag, these staples for the food preparations at Challenge Farm in Kenya are vitally needed.
A gift of any amount (designated for “Corn” or “Kenya”) this month will go directly to that need.
2. We also invite you to pick up information on the Operation Christmas Child table and plan to be part of our team effort with other congregations in Carroll County. We look forward to welcoming the area coordinator for a presentation on October 23rd and we so appreciate Hannah Eberly leading our part in this vital team project for needy children.
3. Pregnancy Care and Support Centers in our area whose ministries are the bridge into life for many at-risk babies as well as providing vital care, counsel and resources for women in every phase of their experience. We’re grateful to send on the offerings of worshipers here at Liberty Church for Alpha Pregnancy Center (Reisterstown) and for the Center for Pregnancy Concerns (Westminster). All those who volunteer in various roles for both of these centers are giving life-saving and life-celebrating options in care to women across the Baltimore and Carroll County region. We’re super grateful for all that these centers do and invite you to add any amount of designated offerings for “pregnancy centers” to a check and/or offering envelope.
Two events in November are a focal point for the Thanksgiving month: First, please place the 2nd Friday night in November on your calendar (November 11th) for a Thanksgiving style fellowship dinner here at church beginning at 6:30PM. This is an evening of great food and fellowship for families and singles – all ages are welcome. The turkey and fixings are provided by the church and as we do on other meal events, we invite you to bring side dishes and desserts of your choice. See the sign-up sheet on the Connections Table to RSVP and let us know what you can bring for a Gratitude Gathering on the evening of November 11th.
Also, our next Lord’s Supper observance will be on Sunday November 20th, a time when we share together in communion with worshipers of all ages. A familiar word associated with the Lord’s Table is the term “eucharist”. Though it has varied meanings in it’s historical usage, it’s significant that the term literally means “giving thanks well”!
That core element of God’s redeeming grace (the ‘charis” of unmerited favor) is at the heart of the Lord’s Table, but the word itself hints at the part God offers to each of us in His drama of salvation. In every call to worship, it is an honor to be among those who know how undeserving we are of God’s grace in the Lord Jesus Christ. When we meet at the Table, that “call to worship” is symbolized by breaking bread and partaking of the cup as a sign of our unity. What a treasure to keep close to our hearts as a church body.
“God is faithful who has called you into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (I Corinthians 1:9 NIV)
Joe D. Ready
1641 Old Westminster Road, Westminster MD 21157
Mailing address: P.O. Box 295, Westminster MD 21158-0295
Church Office: 410.857.4313
Pastor’s Cell: 410.596.4096