Corner of Carey Avenue & Horton Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18702
Phone:  570-406-4295
Pastor:  Mark DeSilva
LHBC Sunday Worship Celebration
In-Person & On-Line Streaming
May 1, 2022

"Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.  Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, all my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm 25:4-5





Welcome And Announcements

Call To Worship

Annette Meade
Hymns of Praise
Opening Prayer
(Children Dismissed For Junior Church)
Scripture Reading - Psalm 139:1-18
Favorite Hymns
Worship Through Giving
Mission Moment - Jews For Jesus

"My Testimony: The Plans God Has For You”

Guest Speaker - Peter Nordmann 
Closing Song & Benevolence Offering

Special Thank You - We want to thank our brother Peter Nordmann for his inspiring message today.  We know you will be blessed by what he shares and encouraged by his sharing of his own Christian walk.

à Welcome Back - Pastor Mark is returning this week from his Spring vacation.  We pray he had a restful week and was blessed by this time off.

Donations to the Ukraine - We want to share with you that members of our congregation have donated $1,225, so far, towards Living Hope’s special gift to the needy in Ukraine.  In addition, Living Hope has contributed $976, bringing our total to $2,201. Huge praise!! If you would still like to contribute toward our church's special gift, please write your check to LHBC and indicate in the memo of your check that it is a donation to the Ukraine.

Adult Sunday School - Our adult Sunday school class will resume next Sunday (May 8th) at our regular time of 9:00AM.  Please join us in Fellowship Hall as we continue our survey of the New Testament.

Junior Church And Teen Ministry - We have divided our Junior Church ministry into lower and upper elementary classes. These classes will be dismissed during our worship service and will meet in our 2nd floor classrooms. In addition, our teen class will be meeting downstairs every 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday of the week with Pastor Kurtis and Annette Meade.

Calling All Kids/Young Adults Ages 8 to 18 - If you like to sing or play an instrument, please join us TODAY, from 12:00PM to 1:30PM, here in the Sanctuary.  We are starting a new Living Hope Ministry and are VERY excited about it.  This will be a fun time for everyone as this group will meet regularly and participate in our worship.  A light lunch will be provided and we encourage everyone to ‘come out and give it a try’!!!!  Questions - please see Deborah Miller or Jonna DeSilva.

Prayer Group - Our Prayer group will resume, here at the church, tomorrow, Monday, May 2nd, at 10:00AM. Everyone is welcome to join us as we intercede on behalf of our church, church members, community, and nation.

Youth Group - All children ages 12-18 are welcome to join us every Tuesday evening from 6:00PM - 7:30PM, at the church (our Youth Group will be meeting this week), for a encouraging time of fellowship, games, snacks, and Bible study. If you have any questions please see Pastor Kurtis for more details.

Men's Fellowship - Men, don't forget to join us this Tuesday, May 3rd, from 5:30PM - 7:00PM at the Main Bean in Luzerne for an encouraging time of fellowship and Bible study. If you have any questions please see Keith Culver for more details

Mid-Week Bible Study - Our mid-week streaming Bible study will resume this Wednesday, May 4th, at 6:30PM.

Small Group Studies - Its still not too late to join either of our two small group studies. Please talk to Annette Meade or Pastor Mark about any questions you may have. Jonna and Annette's study begins on Saturday, May 14th, at 10:00AM for any women interested on learning more about the fundamental's of our faith. Please see our sign up sheets on the back table.

Bring A Friend Sunday - On Sunday May 15th we will be conducting a special Bring A Friend Sunday. This service will be designed for unbelievers and those who are searching for answers about God, the Bible, and eternity. Please begin praying for those who the Lord may want you to invite to this special service.

Church Fellowship Meal - Everyone is invited to stay after our ‘Bring A Friend Sunday’ Worship Celebration and attend our May Fellowship meal on May 15th. This will be a special time of fellowship with a special ‘celebrating mothers’ menu of tea sandwiches, salads, scones, and desserts.  Mark your calendars now and don’t miss this special time together.

Pastor’s Fellowship - Pastor Mark and Jonna will be hosting our next Pastor’s Fellowship gathering on Monday, May 16th at 6:00PM, in Fellowship Hall.  This will be a time to get to know Pastor Mark and Jonna better and learn more about our vision for LHBC in South Wilkes-Barre.  Everyone is invited to attend - light refreshments will be served.

Women's Fellowship Luncheon - Our women's group will be resuming their monthly luncheons and Bible study on Saturday, May 21st, from 11:00AM to 12:30PM. This month’s theme is ‘The Blessings of Motherhood’.  We ask that you bring your favorite teacup and saucer to share with the group.

Church 16th Anniversary Coffee and Cake Fellowship - On Sunday, May 22nd, we invite you to join us after worship in celebration of LHBC's 16th anniversary. This will be a special time of remembrances and celebrating new beginnings. This will also entail a very brief business meeting on the voting of our new church leaders and church budget. Please make plans to attend by signing up now!

Rail Riders' Baseball Game - On Thursday, June 2nd, everyone is welcome to join us as we attend a Rail Riders' baseball game at 6:35PM. The Rail Riders will be playing the Philadelphia Phillies minor league club, the Iron Pigs. Tickets are $14. Games are still ‘cashless’, so spending at the field is ‘credit card’ only. This will be a great time of fellowship and all are welcome to attend. Make sure you sign up now!

Church Directory - A sample directory will be provided next Sunday, on the back table, for everyone to review to ensure that all included information is correct. Thank you again for your help in this vital church project!
LHBC & FCC Prayer Chain - If you would like to join our prayer chain so you can be notified of prayer requests and special church updates, we ask that you sign-up at our back table by neatly providing your name and email address. Thank you 

Food and Benevolence Needs - If you, or any one you may know, is in need of assistance at this difficult time, please notify Pastor Mark for benevolence needs and Jim and Marti Callahan for food pantry needs. Thank you.

Food Pantry - We are presently looking for donations to our food pantry. If you would like to donate, we are in need of paper towels, toilet paper (Small Packages), toiletries, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, tooth paste and tooth brushes, talc powder, laundry products, cleaning products, and cereal. If you are interested in helping out, please see either Jim or Marti.

Streaming Services - As a reminder, we are now ’Live Streaming’ our Sunday service and streaming it to both Facebook (Living Hope Bible Church) and our YouTube channel (Living Hope Bible Church Plains).

Church Giving - Please visit our website if you want to use our convenient ‘on-line giving app’.  It’s available at:  Under ‘HANDY INFO’, find the link ‘DONATE TO LIVING HOPE’.  This link will take you to our safe, secure giving page. Thank you for your faithfulness!

Corner of Carey Ave

& Horton St

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702