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Sunday February 28th Worship Service:
Important Church News
Easter Flower Sale: Orders can be placed up to and including March 7th. Our price list is as follows:
Hyacinths (Blue, White, or Pink) $7.00
Tulips (Red, Pink, Yellow, or White) $7.00
Daffodils (Yellow) $7.00
Easter Lilies (White) $9.00
Please make your checks out to: "First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua" and put "Deacons" on the memo line. Please include a note with your choices of flowers and colors. You may either mail your checks to the church or drop them in the front
mail slot. The flowers will be delivered to the church back parking lot on Saturday, April 3, that’s the day before Easter. And you may pick them up between 10am and noon. If you have any questions, please call Carol Clancy at (610) 264-1746.
Guest Pastor Sunday March 7th: Pastor Christy will be on vacation Sunday March 7th. Our guest pastor will be Reverend Harry Freebairn. A recording of the service will be posted on this website. (Details for streaming TBA.)
Special Deacon Fundraiser: An anonymous donor has volunteered to match contributions to the Deacons fund (up to $1,200). The monies raised will be spent to help congregational members in need as well as our local Food Bank and community. Please send your contribution to the church via mail, drop-off or PayPal (*Type "Deacons fund" in the PayPal Notes section*).
Online Worship Services:
Even though the building where we gather is currently closed for in-person worship, church itself is still open, and we’re here for our congregation, friends and neighbors -- near and far! Please join us live for our live-stream worship service on Sundays at 10am on our Facebook page. Pop on and say hello!
*The church building is currently closed for gatherings*
Church Building Closure Update
February 18, 2o21: The Session of First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua has made the decision to continue the closure of the church building to public gatherings including worship service. The Session reviewed the following factors in order to come to this decision: sanctuary limitations with airflow in the winter months, vulnerabilities of our congregation members, lack of volunteers to monitor possible attendees with temperature checks and extra sanitation measures, and unwillingness of a majority of our members to attend in-person worship at this time. In addition, Session feels that any in-person worship at this time would not feel like a "normal" service due to lack of a choir, singing of hymns, passing of the peace/collection plate, and gathering before or after the service. It is a disappointment that Session members share with Hokey Pres congregation members.
Looking forward, Session anticipates a return to outdoor worship services when weather permits, and as more members of our congregation receive health protection from Covid-19 vaccines and herd immunity, Session will revisit in-person worship within the church building. Church worship services will continue to be livestreamed on Facebook.com/HokeyPres and recorded services posted on this website. If you would like printed copies of the sermons mailed to you, please call the church at 610-264-9693 and leave a message. Thank you for your understanding, and may God bless our church and our members.
First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua
3005 S. Front Street, Whitehall, PA 18052 | 610-264-9693 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. (currently online)| Sunday School (currently on Zoom)