Welcome to Friedens

Worship Schedule - Special Services - Announcements

Our Sunday Worship times: 9:00am (Contemporary Service) and 10:45am (Traditional Service).


CEMETERY WORK NIGHTS - Tuesdays in May

Help is needed to “Spring Clean” the cemetery property - Tuesdays in May at 6:00pm. Meet at the New Union Shed. Contact Gerry Zimmerman with any questions, 717-269-3293.


GERANIUMS FOR PENTECOST - orders due May 16th

Geraniums are available to purchase for the day of Pentecost. Plants are 6 inches, and cost $5.75 per plant. The plants will be used for the service on Pentecost, and then may be taken home after the 10:45am worship service. To order, please use an envelope from the narthex, or place order in offering. You may also call the office to place an order. Orders are due Monday, May 16th.


LEBANON COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT - May 22nd

The Lebanon County Choral Society will have their spring concert, "Awakenings - Songs of Rebirth and Renewal,” at Friedens, Sunday May 22nd, 3:00 PM. Tickets are for sale online, $12 adults and $3 children: www.lccsmusic.org. At the door, tickets will be $15 adults, and $5 children.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL MEETING - May 24th

Anyone interested in helping with Vacation Bible School is invited to a meeting on Tuesday, May 24th, 6:00pm, in the church's parlor room. 


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - CLEARANCES

Volunteers for Friedens VBS must have up-to-date clearances in order to work with youth. If you plan on helping, please complete the following and turn in completed clearances to the church office:


Child abuse Clearances: 

https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home 

If you are applying for the first time, create a new account for your login and make sure to select the VOLUNTEER clearance it should be FREE.


State Background Check: 

https://epatch.state.pa.us/

Select NEW RECORD CHECK (VOLUNTEERS ONLY). Complete the application process choosing Volunteer again this should be FREE.


CPBB BLOOD DRIVE - May 24th

Friedens will host a blood drive on Tuesday, May 24th, from 11:00am-7:00pm. A donation from one person can save up to three people. Register today! Friedens Blood Drive Sign-up.


CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - June 12th

The mid-year Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 12, to approve the 2022-23 Spending Plan and approve the Endowment Fund uses. There will be one service at 10:00, followed immediately by the Congregational Meeting.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - July 10th-13th

Mark your calendars - VBS is coming to Friedens July 10th-13th! It's going to be MONUMENTAL! To register: https://vbspro.events/p/vbs2022flc. Volunteers are needed. If you are interested, please contact Nicky Snyder 717.644.5188 or ballet06grad@hotmail.com.


CALL PROCESS WEBSITE & INFORMATION

The Lower Susquehanna Synod has a website dedicated to information about the Call Process: Call Manual for Congregations. These resources provide an overview and are helpful to the congregation moving through this process. A few copies of the Call Manual are also available at church in the narthex. After you have finished it, please return it to church so that others may read it.


LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE

Lutheran Disaster Response is accompanying our companions in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as such ecumenical partners as Lutheran World Federation and Church World Service, in their humanitarian responses to the crisis. These partners provide refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. To donate, please follow this link: Lutheran Disaster Response.


LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF

Lutheran World Relief, the international ministry of Lutheran churches world-wide, is working cooperatively with Corus International to alleviate the suffering of those fleeing the war in Ukraine. Already over a million refugees have fled to the neighboring countries of Poland, Slovakia, and Romania with more arriving every day. If you desire to contribute to this humanitarian relief effort you may do by sending an offering directly to the church and marking it "LWR-Ukraine." More information may be found on the Lutheran World Relieve website