Wisdom has built her house...she has also set her table
       Proverbs 9:1a, 2b
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Adult Christian Education: 9:45 am 
Sunday Worship 11:00 am
Wisdom's Round Table Fellowship and Discussion 12:30-1:00 

Nursery care every Sunday.
Sunday School are provided from during Worship except the 1st Sunday of each month. 
Pastoral Care
For emergency pastoral care  
From October 7th thru November 10th
Please contact Pastor Lance 717-380-9969 or


Please hold the following people and situations in prayer:

We will update the prayers each week with Prayer Requests written on our Communication Cards.

Requests  For our home bound members and friends:  Betty Bauer; Betty Byers; Cal and Julia Levis; Nancy Payne; Marilyn Zook; for the oppressive political climate in Brazil.  2 candidates both wanting to eradicate freedom - either religious or minorities in all forms (cultures, sexual orientation etc.); for friends of Bill and Julie, Harold Mellinger family, Harold their neighbor who passed unexpectantly;  for family and friends of Conni, April, Lily, Cody, Ron, Brent, Linda, Tony, Joe, Tabby, Brenda, Nikki, Judie, Channing, Liam, Kim, All volunteers, all homeless, Virgil, Paul; Prayers of gratefulness that Shirley Keith, John Pinder's sister-in-law is back in her own apartment at St. Peter's, Columbia;  for Dillon as he discerns about the right vocation.  For family of Dennis, Chelsea, Celeste and Drew Johnson; for PLT the Lord is answering prayers and opening other of communication.  God is awesome! For son of Jenn and Beth, Jean Luc Gallic as he goes through final chemo and results this week; for gratitude for Pastor Diane and the Liturgical Art Team; for Bill Lochstet and his recovery.

Next Sunday, October 28,

We welcome back our former Co-Pastor, the Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart! Naomi is the Faith Work Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force, the country's oldest national LGBTQ justice and equality advocacy group. Working with Pastors Anabel and Lance, Naomi was instrumental in identifying and promoting the values of Wisdom's Table when we first began our congregation's revitalization effort! She will be preaching in our worship service and joining us afterward for a discussion during Wisdom's Roundtable fellowship hour.

Thank you to the Liturgical Arts Ministry Team for the fabulous Sophia's Garden in our Sanctuary.
The newly organized Men's Group will be hosting a game night in the Phillip Room at the church on Saturday, November 3 from 6:00-8:00ish. Some Games and drinks will be provided.  Men bring your favorite game and snacks to share. If you have questions contact Dennis  - or Dillon  -



7 a.m. – 8 p.m.



Women’s Fellowship is sponsoring a Bake Sales during Election Day on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 7 a.m. (when the polls open) until 8 p.m. (when the polls close – unless we are sold out earlier).


We need your help in providing baked goods to fill our tables with goodies for the Election Day Bake Sale. A good turn out is anticipated!  Some suggested items are listed below:


·         Cookies – chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal and sugar cookies are some favorites, but any kind is acceptable

·         Bar Cookies

·         Cupcakes

·         Brownies

·         Rice Krispies Bars

·         Whoppie Pies – all kinds (very popular at our Bake Sales)

·         Candy

·         Pretzel rods (dipped in icing – very popular)

·         All kinds of homemade Bread (small ones sell well).

·         Muffins

·         Any other type of goodie you love to make!


Note:  All baked goods should be individual items or 2 or 4 to a baggie.  No whole cakes or pies.  We suggest goodies that you have baked or items from a bakery. 


Treats may be brought to the church on Sunday, November 4th, Monday, November 5th (from 1-3 p.m. when we will be setting up for the bake sale in the Narthex) or the day of the sale as early as possible.  It would be helpful if you can package your baked goods in baggies (2 or 4 to a bag depending on size) or wrapped in saran wrap (individually or 2 to 4 per package depending on size).  Women’s Fellowship will price all items.


We will also need a few volunteers to take a 2-hour shift during the hours of the bake sale during the Primary Election.  A sign-up sheet  for the Bake Sale will be available on Sunday, October 14th during Fellowship Hour.


If you have any questions, please phone or email Carole Muise – 717-898-2280 or


Thanks for your help in making this a successful fundraiser for Wisdom’s Table.


Mark Your Calendars – Annual Congregational Meeting & Potluck
Sunday, November 11 – following our 11:00 am worship
On November 11th, we celebrate the Rite of Membership with our new members and join together in our annual congregational meeting. At the meeting, we will share in a potluck lunch (please bring a dish!), receive our annual reports from church leaders, approve our operating budget for 2019 and elect folks for our Consistory, Nominating Committee and Lay Delegates!
If you are a member of our congregation, participating in this meeting is an important way you fulfill your membership promise to “participate in the life and business of this community. “ We need your voice! If you are not a member of our church, you’re more than welcome to join in the conversation, too!
Sunday, November 11th + Kunkel Fellowship Hall + Following Worship

Adult Sunday Morning Discussion Group

New adult Sunday curriculum!

Beginning September 9 the adult class will be viewing and discussing segments from "Saving Jesus Redux", the latest edition of the 12-session DVD-based series from Living the Questions. This is an exploration of a "credible Jesus for the third millennium." Join a host of experts (and sincere Wisdom's Table explorers!) for a conversation around the relevance of Jesus for the 21st century. 

Please contact Diane Koon if you would like more information. 


What is the Jane Addams Fund?
Wisdom's Table is a diverse congregation in many ways and one of those is socio-economic. We have seen and increasing amount of need among our members and friends who live on the economic edge. We believe that as a congregation that is focused on Social and Environmental Justice, we should respond to those among us who are facing financial need in part because of social justice issues. As such we are collecting funds on a quarterly basis that will be disbursed to those members and friends in need.

As a member or Friend of Wisdom's Table you are eligible to apply for the Jane Addams Fund. 
Applications for funds are available in the bin above the mailboxes outside the office or from a pastor. Please return the completed application to Parish Administrator, Pam Kilgore's mailbox or to a pastor. The Professional Leadership Team (Pastor Anabel, Pastor Lance, and Pam)  will review and make decisions about each application received based on need and funds available. 
Are you looking for a place to have more discussions about your faith journey?  The Wisdom's Table Book Group, meet at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday's at Panera Bread on Rohrerstown Road. 

The group will be starting a new book on October 17th.  The book is "Waking us White"...and finding myself in the story of race by Debby Irving.
All are welcome to attend this lively discussion.
Consistory News
The Consistory Minutes are posted each month on the bulletin board in Kunkel Hall on level 1. They are posted AFTER they have been approved at the Consistory meeting, so you will notice a delay. June 2018 minutes are now posted on the bulletin board.

Next Consistory Meeting: October 18th 


The parking lot at the Art's building is closed.  Street parking is available on Sundays.  Wisdom's Table has been granted a variance to park on the North side of Buchanan until 2pm on Sundays.  The signs will remain up but we can park there on Sundays only.  Parking in the Seminary parking lot is available.  If you are able and can park there and walk the block or so it would be appreciated.  Thank you for your patience and understanding!  We will keep you updated as we get more information,
Cash for Causes Fundraising
 Through Cash for Causes, we're able to buy Giant grocery gift cards at a discount- so if you do any of your regular grocery shopping at Giant, buy some gift cards from us to help benefit the church! We $25  and $50 cards from Giant Food Stores and $50 cards from Stauffers.  They are available from Deb and  Laurie Sabol each Sunday. Get in touch with them at or 

Thank you!
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Dates to Remember:
Exploring Membership -  
 October 21st & 28th  from 9:15am-10:40am
 With Amanda Kemp
Dates: Oct. 23rd, and Oct. 30th.  

Scripture Reading for the

upcoming Sunday

As you pray throughout the week, consider reflecting upon our Sunday readings.
The scriptures for October 21st, Twentieth-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
:            Psalm 91:1-2,4-16  and Mark 10: 35-45

Last Sunday the following people received the "Friends Blessing".

Please make sure to welcome them!
Romie Desarmes                Rachel Sammon
Sonny Ditzler                      Sean Sammon
Will Killian                           Matthew Schade
Kial Maynard                      Valentina Schade
Amy McClane
To date we have purchases 7 goats!

Our Mission Project for October is
Heifer International

"We believe that the collective power of economic development, food security and nutrition, and environmental sustainability can empower small-scale farmers on the path to living incomes.  When those components are multiplied by the positive impacts of gender equality and social capital, communities achieve greater resilience and a sustainable reduction in hunger and poverty."

This month we will be collecting funds to purchase goats.  Please support this mission project by placing your donation in the designated envelope.

All Saints Sunday is November 4th
 We now have the Book of the Dead available before and after worship for people to enter names of those who have died.  It's one way that we can honor their memory and continued presence among us.
White Roses for All Saints Sunday
 Please complete the form found in the bulletin insert to order your roses. 
No orders will be taken after October 28th

We are observing the month
of October as a Season of Creation.  There is a garden, lovingly prepared by our Liturgical Arts Ministry Team, in front of the altar in our sanctuary. Before worship, from 10:45 – 11:00 am, any who desire may gather around the garden.
 You are invited to go up and sit (on the floor or in one of the pews) in the chancel area. You can touch the soil and/or light a candle. As you do, you may offer prayers of blessing for the earth or express contrition for humankind’s bad stewardship of the earth or renew your personal commitment to care for our besieged and beautiful creation.
 Celtic spirituality sees… “the goodness of earth and the belief that God’s dwelling-place is deep within creation.  So to look to God is not to look away from life but to look more deeply into it.  Together with its emphasis on the presence of God at the heart of creation, of God being the heartbeat of life, there is also a sense of the closeness, the personal immediacy of God to us, a closeness not only of God but the whole host of heaven, enfolding the earth and its people with love.” - J. Philip Newell
“God is the Life of the world and not merely some religious aspect of it.” - J. Philip Newell
Enter in and listen deeply to the heartbeat of God.
Halloween is soon here!  We are collecting candy to hand out on Halloween Night, October 31st.  Please bring your candy and drop it in the tub in the Narthex by Sunday, October 28th.  For a list of certified chocolate companies please go to the link below.

We encourage you to join us on the lawn to hand out candy on October 31st. Costumes are not required but are encouraged.  Please sign up on the form or contact Diane Koon or Amy McLane or send Pam an email


Teddy Bear Smiles Group
Teddy Bear Smiles meets on the first and third Fridays of the month at 9:15 am to knit and crochet Teddy Bears for children that have experience homelessness. Often they have very little to call their own. These pocket size bears are something unique and something they can call their own. All are welcome to join us in this ministry - no experience is necessary. We meet in the Phillips Room. For more information, reply to this e-mail. 
New Address!!!
We are pleased to inform you that Rich can receive mail again. 
The new address for Rich:                           
Smart Communications/PA DOC
 Richard Buckwalter NK-7086
 SCI Huntingdon
 PO Box 33028
 St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

Please remember to surround Brenda with love from Wisdom's Table!

Brenda Buckwalter
Keystone Villa
100 N. State St.
Ephrata PA 17522
If you would like an electronic copy of our Church Directory, please reply to this e-mail to request one
If you have a change of address, phone or email, please let Parish Administrator Pam Kilgore know so that we can keep our records up to date. Reply to this e-mail to contact Pam. Thank you!

"There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou
Stories of Resilience
Stories of Resilience: Un-silencing ourselves - a four-part writing series
Our nation has witnessed the power of stories to turn national attention to the trauma and suffering survivors have endured. This is a historic time for survivors to be un-silenced by writing and sharing our own stories of survival and resilience. This writing series will focus on breaking the chains of trauma and writing in a way that will help us develop self-compassion and affirm our identities as survivors. You do not need to be a writer, nor do you need to know your full story to begin this project.
Together, we will write our stories in a safe environment, focusing on developing and honing the skills we need to move into a process of flourishing. We will give creative and concrete treatment to our experiences in a way that will help us develop self-compassion and affirm our identities as survivors. 
The series will be led by Jane Hollinger Clark, Ph.D. who has taught writing and journalism courses at several colleges. She spent several years as a journalist, and is a spiritual director.
Want to learn more? Join us tomorrow (Tuesday, October 16th) from 6:30 to 8:15 pm for an optional  introductory session. 
There is no cost to participate, but preregistration is required and space is limited. To sign up,  email or call Lizz at 717-560-9969 ext. 254.   
Stories of Resilience Series will meet on January 9th & 23rd 
and February  13th & 27th, 2019  from 6:30 - 8:15 PM
Click here to register online for the four-part writing series. 
All of these gatherings will be held at 
Samaritan Counseling Center, 1803 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, 17601
Stories of Resilience is sponsored by the Safe Places Resilience Cohort.