Regarding Individuals in the Hospital or Sick at Home
It would be greatly appreciated if you know of individuals or family members in the hospital or sick at home, to kindly inform the pastor, Rev. Harpster.
-Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
-Reaching New People Committee on August 21st
at 7:15 P.M.
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week ending August 4 were $759.00. The costs for each week are $1,188.00 (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Jean Eggleston and Linda Alexander will do the Altar Guild duties for the month of August.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
Microphone for Announcements
When you wish to make an announcement, please indicate your intention by raising your hand and someone will come to you with a microphone.
To work effectively, the microphone needs to be held very close...within an inch of your mouth.
We are very lucky to have the microphones available so that everyone can hear important announcements. Do not be bashful in using them!
INVITATION TO PLAY BOCCE AT LUDLOW’S VETERAN’S PARK
Old people, young people and middle-aged people are all invited to play free bocce on the grass of Ludlow’s Veteran’s Park.
The games will continue at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 and on each Tuesday thereafter as long as daylight is sufficient.
Free refreshments will be served and are being provided by the United Church of Ludlow. Veterans Park is just across the street from the Fletcher Memorial Library.
About 15 years ago, similar bocce games were played at Veteran’s Park and were well attended. In those games, the best player was a woman in her late seventies. It is all just good clean fun!
Bocce is one of the earliest known games, dated by historians back to 5000 BC in Egypt. The game spread to Greece in 300 BC and to the Roman Empire shortly thereafter. The Romans spread bocce throughout their vast empire. Second only to soccer, today bocce is the most played sport in the world. The form of bocce that will be played in Veteran’s Park is called “Backyard Bocce”, easy to play because of its simple rules.
The British call bocce Lawn Bowling, which is easy to envision. Each bocce grass court is similar to a bowling lane. Each of the two teams in a bocce game have four large balls. There also is a smaller ball (the “pallina”).
The object of the game is to have your team’s balls end up closest to the pallina – much like the stake in horseshoes. In each frame only one team is awarded points – one point for each ball that is closer to the pallina than the closest ball of the opposing team. The first team reaching 16 points is the winner of the game. Each team can have one, two or four players. More than one bocce game can be played simultaneously.
Please contact David Almond at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.