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Newsletter for the Week of November 4th, 2018

This Sunday: Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Pentecost
The Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso
This Sunday's Scriptures
1 Kings 17:8-16  | Psalm 146 | Hebrews 9:24-28 | Mark 12:38-44 
Widows are visible everywhere in today’s readings. Jesus denounces those scribes who pray impressive prayers but devour widows’ houses. He commends the poor widow who in his view gave far more than the major donors. Jesus doesn’t see her simply as an object of compassion or charity. She, like the widow of Zarephath who shares her last bit of food with Elijah, does something of great importance.

 Music this Sunday
Lord of Glory, You Have Brought Us ELW 707 | God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending ELW 678 | Day by Day, ELW 790 | Oh, Happy Days When We Shall Stand, ELW 441 | O Be Joyful in the Lord, Ainslee Cox
Happenings at UniLu
UniLu is collecting canned goods on behalf of the Grace Lutheran Food Pantry throughout the month of November.
Donations can be dropped off at the church during office hours (M-F 8:30-11:30AM) or following Sunday worship. 
 

BLANKET DRIVE!

UniLu will be collecting blankets for donation as the cold months approach. To contribute a blanket, drop-off during office hours (M-F 8:30-11:30 AM) or bring one to worship next Sunday.
May those who receive these blankets be wrapped in the warmth of God’s embrace!

 
Join us every Wednesday at 6:00 PM for a FREE dinner and discussion at 6:00 PM. This is a time for students and young adults to come together and relax with others who share our faith. Anyone is welcome to come out and join us Wednesday evenings for a few minutes or the whole time, whatever your schedule allows.
Thursday Bible Study!
Join us every Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM for dinner and Bible, led by UniLu members Ray and Carl. Each week we focus on the texts to be read during worship the following Sunday. This is a great way to explore the Bible with friends!
Our most recent drive provided lifesaving blood to patients in need at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Clara Maass Medical Center, CHOP, Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health, and Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center.

Save the Date~ Our next blood drive in partnership with the Red Cross will be Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 from 2:00 PM- 7:00 PM 
UniLu in the Community
Prayers of the People

For those in need. For those who seek jobs, shelter, food, health, and love; for dear ones known to us including Ron, Matthew, Tom, DeeAnn, Liam, Sophia, Magdalena and her son Zechariah, Gerard, Marjorie, Jim, Ben, Michelle, Dustin, Gerlinde, David, and Kevin. 

For those recovering from the devastating effects of natural disasters, including those suffering from the effects of the Hurricane Michael.

For the whole church, especially our Conference Partner this week Nueva Creacion and our siblings around the world in Oceania: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia (Maohi Nui), Kanaky, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

For the Thousand Oaks Community and victims of gun violence.

For the Migrant Caravan travelling through Mexico to the United States.

For farmers and those who work the land and for a bountiful harvest this fall season.

Names and concerns can be submitted by email to pastor@uniluphila.org or administrator@uniluphila.org. Additionally, prayers can be submitted electronically via the button below. Names will remain on the list for one month and can be renewed by an email to one of the above. 

Submit Prayer Request
This Week at UniLu

Friday, November 9th
12:15 PM | Salerno Beachhead Group AA Meeting

Saturday, November 10th
10:00 AM | Ralston House Dance for Health

Sunday, November 11th
9:15 AM | Choir Rehearsal
9:30 AM | Coffee and Conversation
10:30 AM | Morning Worship with Holy Communion
11:30 AM | Fellowship after Worship

Monday, November 12th
12:15 PM | Salerno Beachhead Group AA Meeting
6:00 PM  | UCHC Community Meal

Tuesday, November 13th
12:15 PM | Salerno Beachhead Group AA Meeting
5:00 PM | Feast Incarnate
6:15 PM | Evening Prayer with Holy Communion

Wednesday, November 14th
12:15 PM | Salerno Beachhead Group AA Meeting
6:00 PM | Dinner and Discussion

Give a Gift

Members, alumni, and friends of the UniLu community are generous givers of their time, talents, service, and treasures. Gifts enable us to glorify God through music, art, learning, discussion, and service in the community. We welcome all gifts that support the ministry and mission of our community—on campus, in the city, and beyond.

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Serving this Week

Presider:
Pastor Fritz Fowler

Director of Music:
Dr. Brian Schkeeper

Verger:
Jim Schneider

Deacon:
Dana Rademacher Hansen

Crucifer:
Garth Olson

Prayer Leader:
Emma Reuschel

Counter:
Emma Reuschel

Fellowship Host:
Theresa Clark

Consider signing up to serve by clicking the button below!  The sign-up website has a brief description of each worship assistant's responsibilities. Once you sign up for a position on a specific day, the website will send you an email reminder the day prior.

Become a Worship Assistant
Feast Incarnate

Feast Incarnate is a weekly hospitality ministry of University Lutheran Church for those affected by HIV/AIDS. Each week a hot meal is prepared and served by a local congregation or community service organization.

We served 65 meals last week.  Since the beginning of 2018, over 3100 meals have been served.

Links

University Lutheran Church
uniluphila.org

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
elca.org

Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod
ministrylink.org

LuMin Network
lumin-network.com

Reconciling Works
reconcilingworks.org

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