CURRENT WEEK'S BULLETIN

Lord of the Harvest Christian Fellowship

Senior Pastor Michael Osminski

“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.’”  Matthew 9:37-38

SUNDAYS

Worship Service: in person & live-stream @ 11am

Sunday School canceled until further notice

LHCF has begun holding a Sunday service at the building. See the protocols listed on the next pages. We will continue to live-stream our services on the LHCF Facebook page. To join us via Facebook, sign into your personal FB page and search for LHCF or go directly to fb.com/lhcf.warren. During the live-stream, a message will pop up for you to click on to view. After the video, the service will be uploaded to our website lhcfwarren.com. Under the menu on our Facebook page, click on “Videos” to see it. In addition, the video will  be embedded into the sermons section of our website. Here will be the order of service:

  • The 10:00 am Bible study is postponed until further notice
  • Sunday service begins at 11:00 am with opening prayer, worship, communion, message, and closing prayer.

LIVE-STREAM

We will continue to live-stream services at fb.com/lhcfwarren and lhcfwarren.com, so we recommend that those with health issues or those who are unable to wear a mask for the entire service remain home and enjoy the gathering from there.

OUTDOOR SERVICE

The outdoor service, which will be the main service, will be set up in the small parking lot and surrounding area. Please bring your own chairs or a blanket, as well as water. Masks are required for all adults and children over 10 at the outdoor service. The masks are optional for younger children, but all children must remain seated with their family. Please bring your own mask and plan to wear it for the entire service. We will have masks available if needed. Everyone will also be expected to observe social distancing. Please check lhcfwarren.com or fb.com/lhcfwarren by 8 am on Sunday mornings for any changes to the outdoor service. If it rains the outdoor service will be canceled. The indoor service will be the only service in the event of rain and all indoor protocols must be followed.

INDOOR SERVICE

The outdoor service will be streamed on the screen in the sanctuary. The indoor service will be the only service in case of rain and all indoor protocols must be followed. There will be one entrance and exit to the building, which will be the Schoenherr entrance. This door will be locked and people will have to knock to get in. There will be hand sanitizer dispensers available for use. Masks are mandatory for everyone, including children inside the building. Children should remain seated with their families, and people are expected to observe social distancing. Please bring your own mask and plan to wear it the entire time you are in the building. We will have masks available if needed.

Building seating requires some separation for health purposes. Older members will be in one section, families with children will be in another section, and everyone else will be in a third section.

INDOORS & OUTDOORS

Please have one adult from each family pick up Communion elements for your entire family when you arrive. There will be a table with the elements inside the sanctuary entrance as well as at the outdoor service. Bathrooms are available for emergencies only; see bathroom protocols below. The drinking fountain is not available, so please bring your own water.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We will need volunteers to assist in carrying this out. Please contact the church to help with the following:

  • Setup: arrive early to help set up for the indoor service (arrive @ 10:30am) and outdoor service (arrive @ 9:30 am)
  • Greeters/Security Team: arrive at 10:45 am to direct parking if necessary and monitor church entrance and bathrooms to keep people safe
  • Cleaning Team: remain after service ends for about 15 minutes to help wipe down and disinfect surfaces in the building
  • Breakdown Team: remain after service ends for about 20 minutes to help break down and put away outdoor equipment

BATHROOM USE PROTOCOL

(Please limit bathroom use to emergencies only.)

  1. bathroom use will be limited to one person at a time other than parents accompanying children (parent or guardian must accompany children to the bathroom)
  2. use hand sanitizer
  3. use bathroom
  4. wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
  5. dry hands
  6. put gloves on
  7. wipe down toilet handle and seat with disinfectant wipe (DO NOT DISCARD WIPE INTO THE TOILET)
  8. discard gloves and disinfectant wipe into the trash bin (PLEASE DO NOT DISCARD THESE ITEMS INTO THE TOILET)
  9. Exit

For those attending Sunday morning service online, worship lyrics will be available on our Facebook page or website, fb.com/lhcf.warren or lhcfwarren.com. For attendance at church, limited hard copies will be available on the outside communion table. Words will be shown on the overhead screen inside.

Pastor Oz began a sermon series last week for the Sunday morning service entitled “The Prophetic Nature of the Church.”  There will be notes for this series. The notes will be updated weekly. You may obtain the notes by email, or a hard copy if you attend the Sunday service live. If you’re coming to the service and have access to a printer, please bring a copy with you. We will also be providing an upload of the notes on the church website lhcfwarren.com. This series will be taught in the upcoming weeks at Lord of the Harvest.

Until our building reopens and it is deemed safe, all Sunday School classes and altar ministry schedules are canceled. We still need volunteers for security. If you would like to volunteer please see Jerome Trombly or Joe Vandervest.

Sunday School is being canceled until further notice.

When you arrive for service, please drop your tithe in the basket on the communion table and pick up communion. The basket will be taken inside once the service begins. If you arrive late and want to give a tithe, please give it to Jerome Trombly or Joe Vandervest. When giving cash, please be sure to place it in an envelope. See article on Tithes and Offerings for other options.

GIVING

We have set up an online PayPal account for those who will not be attending church but would still like to send their tithe. To donate go to lhcfwarren.com/support, click on the “Donate” button and follow the directions. You may donate with a debit or credit card or through your personal PayPal account if you have one. You do not have to have a PayPal account to donate. Please include your mailing address so we may send you a tithe statement at the beginning of next year for tax purposes. You may use the optional note section to allocate your donation to a program other than your tithe or to split your donation. Donation options include:

Tithes and Offerings | Food Pantry | Kenya Mission Rescue | Uganda Divine School | Building Fund | Family Connections Team

We are encouraging church members to mail in their tithe to the PO Box.

Lord of the Harvest Christian Fellowship | PO Box 26505 Fraser, MI 48026

Our church supports a group of young girls from the Maasai tribe in Kenya. The laws in Kenya make female circumcision illegal, but the Maasai tribe continues to practice this and to marry girls off as young as 8 years old. Cost is approximately $35 per month with approximately $15 per month for books, school supplies, hygiene products, and uniforms that need to be replaced every other year. In November when the schools let out, we help pay for a safe house for the girls to stay in until school resumes in January. If you are able to support a girl monthly or would like to make a donation make checks out to LHCF with Mission Rescue in the memo line. Any questions see Jan or Matt Abbott.

Please consider sponsoring a student of the Divine Nursery and Primary Day and Boarding School in Fort Portal, Uganda, Africa, whose overseer is Bishop Jimmy Katuramu. The 2020 school year starts January 26th and has 3 terms. The cost for non-boarders is $50/term, for a total of $150/year. The cost for a student who boards at the school is approximately $115/term, for a total of about $350/year. If you want more information about sponsoring a student, talk with Mary-Jo Asher @ 586-840-7244 (home), or 586-551-4713 (cell).

United Pentecostal Churches International of Uganda under the leadership of Bishop Jimmy Katuramu are in desperate need of food. LHCF is taking up a special collection of any amount of money that you can give to be used specifically to provide food for our brothers and sisters in Uganda. You can donate via PayPal or by check made out to LHCF and mailed to  P.O. Box 26505, Fraser, MI, 48026. Please make a notation in PayPal or on the check that the donation is meant for Uganda food missions.

  • GoodSearch Browser // go to goodsearch.com, sign up, designate Lord of the Harvest Christian Fellowship as charity
  • Amazon Smile // shop through links @ lhcfwarren.com/support
  • Kroger Rewards // sign up @ any Kroger and designate Lord of the Harvest as charity
  • Bottles/Cans // designate return money for mission fund on envelope
  • Bottles/Cans // give to Kathryn Elliott for Family Connections Team

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

May 8  Greater Detroit Partnership Joint Worship Service to be rescheduled

Aug 8  Greater Detroit Partnership Love Fest to be rescheduled

Oct 25  A.W.E. Community Prayer Gathering, 6:00 pm, @ Warren Community Church

Oct 31  Trunk ‘n Treat @ LHCF, 6:30-7:30 pm

We will be meeting for our Community Prayer Gathering this Sunday,  October 25, at 6:00 pm at the Warren Community Church, 28100 Ryan Road, (corner of Martin and Ryan). We’ll gather with a short time of worship, then a time of focused prayer and the Word as we seek God during this time of great need in our nation! If ever there was a time where we were in need of prayer, it is now! Out of continued concern for each other, we will gather with social distancing and masks for all that are able to wear them.

Join us for Trunk ‘n Treat, October 31, 6:30-7:30 pm! Masks will be required for adults and children, and glow in the dark arrows will mark where to stand in line to maintain social distancing. Candy will also be dispensed via chutes for contactless delivery. We need volunteers! If you’re interested in volunteering, please see Allyson Elliott, Kathryn Elliott, Alex Ribeiro, Pastor Andrea, or Pastor Rob, or you can email events@lhcfwarren.com.  In addition to needing volunteers, we need donations of wrapped candy! Please bring donated candy to church. There will be a designated place to put it. If you would like to donate money for the candy, please add it to the offering basket and memo “FCT”.

Wednesdays, 12-2:00 pm
Why Jesus Women’s Meeting @ LHCF

Wednesdays, 6:15-7:30 pm
Kingdom Education Bible Study-Every other week Next class November 4, by Zoom format. Email LHCF1@comcast.net to request an invite.

Thursdays, 11:00 am
Bible Study at the Home of the Vandermarlieres will be held on the Zoom format. Next meeting is October 29. Email LHCF1@comcast.net to request an invite.

Thursdays, 7:00 pm
Corporate Prayer by Zoom format. Next meeting is October 29. Email LHCF1@comcast.net to request an invite.

Saturdays, 5:00 pm
Most Excellent Way Recovery Meeting 5:00 pm at LHCF

Why Jesus? Women’s Bible Study has started up again every Wednesday @ Lord of the Harvest, 12:00-2:00 pm. All women are welcome. We will begin with a review of Body, soul, and spirit, then head towards “Walking in the Spirit” with an emphasis on the book of Esther, interjecting other subjects like prayer, etc. Time schedule is 12:00-12:15 fellowship (bring your own lunch and drink if you want, a time of worship, and teaching. Please note: We will social distance and mask up.

Wednesday, November, 4, is the next class on Biblical principles that is held online every other Wednesday evening from 6:15-7:30 pm on Zoom with Pastor Adrian Byrd leading. There will be in depth teaching and questions answered in a more relaxed/informative teaching format to equip the saints for the ministry. If you are interested, please email us at lhcf1@comcast.net for the Zoom invite. “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6

Thursday morning Bible study with the Vandermarlieres will be held on Zoom format Thursday, October 29, at 11 am.  If you are interested, please contact LHCF at lhcf1@comcast.net.

We are holding our weekly Thursday night corporate prayer meeting from 7:00-8:00 pm on the Zoom format. Next meeting is Thursday, October 29. If you are interested, please contact LHCF at lhcf1@comcast.net.

Most Excellent Way Recovery Meetings are held every Saturday beginning at 5:00 pm at Lord of the Harvest Christian Fellowship. Meetings will meet at LHCF with protocols in place (see above building protocols). The Most Excellent Way is a Christian alternative to drugs, alcohol, and other life-controlling sin. For more information see Jerome Trombly or George Benton.

PRAYER

8:00 am to 8:00 pm 586.879.7295 | 586.871.2925

Text Any Time to 586.873.3600

The Hicks and McLatcher families have created an account whereby friends and family can go online to get updates on Jackie, leave encouraging notes, and donate to help with finances. Visit caringbridge.org and enter Jackie Hicks name. Please remember to continue praying for Jackie and the family. God is good.

COMMUNITY

The LHCF food pantry continues to serve the community on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, DRIVE THROUGH ONLY. Clients are asked to pull into the parking lot, make a horseshoe turn in the large lot and pull up to the back door. Groceries will be brought out. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR! For more info please call (586) 362-2061 or email the church at LHCF1@comcast.net. If you need additional help, please call 211 for a list of other pantries in your area.

Turning Point, a domestic violence shelter in Mt. Clemens, is in need of new bath towels and new wash cloths. If you are able to donate please contact Mary Reiland at (586) 709-6789.

The food pantry needs a strong person who would be able to help lift groceries on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays, 7:30 – 11:30 am. If you are able to help, please call Mary Reiland at (586) 709-6789.

FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

Alliance of Warren Evangelicals Denounce Racism and Injustice

June 3, 2020

Warren, MI—As members of the church in the city of Warren, MI, we deplore the actions that
have occurred in our nation with the senseless death and precious loss of life of George Floyd
at the hands of the Minneapolis police officer. We recognize that the abuse of police authority in
this situation represents not an isolated incident, but a pattern of injustice in which Blacks and
other people of color have been unjustly treated by the very arm of society that is meant to
protect, serve, and nurture peace for all members of our society. We stand with all the people
of this nation and ask for transformation of societal practices to reverse the course of history in
this nation. We ask our leaders in government, in the judicial system, in the legal system to
begin to address these matters, which are not new issues, but have represented the practices at
work in this nation for over 400 years.

Psalm 89:14 reads, “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love
and faithfulness go before you.” We cry out to God for His grace and blessing to pour these out
upon our city and nation in this most fateful hour. We ask for a vision to remove ourselves from
national immoralities, and not to sanction national complacency. We ask for healing for the
trauma perpetrated upon the Black members of our society and ask that you would transform
the ways in which we, as citizens, have sanctioned or tolerated abuses against humanity.

We stand with the right of those so harmed by racism in all its forms to gather to peacefully
protest and to lift their voices in calling this nation to return to justice. While we do not approve
of violent and destructive behavior from some of the protesters, we do not wish in doing so to
summarily fail to recognize our own complicity in the injustice perpetrated through years and
centuries upon Blacks and other peoples of color. We must recognize, confess, and turn from
all injustice and begin to create a national and social climate that provides equal access for all
peoples to peace and the blessings of God for which we all strive.

Finally, we join together in the church of Jesus Christ with all our brothers and sisters in this
nation, and we pray that the Lord would look down upon us in this time of trouble and pour out
His compassion and mercy on us so that the changes necessary, changes unprecedented in
our American history, will be granted to us.

Alliance of Warren Evangelicals

Senior Pastors Michael & Janice Osminski Associate Pastors Philip & Janine McLatcher Associate Pastors John & Cyndi Helvey Associate Pastors Rob & Andrea Elliott Associate Pastor Adrian Byrd Elders Jerome & Louise Trombly