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April 2007

Greeters and Ushers

  Greeters Ushers
April 1 Ruth Thomas McNeill family

April 5 (eve)

Lila Bowan Dick & Lila Bowman
April 8 Doug & Patti Sammak Doug & Patti Sammak
April 15 Gail Rhinehart Gail Rhinehart & Carol Snyder
April 22 Pat Frankenfield Fenstermaker family
April 29 Sue Bode & sons Eric & Jimmy Bode
May 6 Joe & Linda Fehnel Joe & Linda Fehnel
May 13 Chris Mondschein Chris Mondschein & family

April Birthdays

(1) Adam Faisetty, Karen Sasdi; (2) William Martin; (3) Janine Hartman, Richard Kramlich; (4) Richard Bowman, Jr., Bill Tremblay; (5) Barbara Holler; (6) Harry Millen; (7) Bob Tremblay, Korinna Foley; (8) Elliot Waters; (9) Jennifer Apgar, Megan Walters; (8) Kyle Kramlich; (11) Lila Bowman; (13) Grace Young; (15) Nicole Matthews; (16) Marie Lychak; (17) David Apgar; (19) A. James Shedlauskas; (20) Brian Hartman; (21) Robert Keller, Stefanie Haberern; (23) Tristan Marlett; (25) Joseph Fehnel, Shannon Walters, Monica Snyder; (27) Ralph Mohr; (28) Nicole Goshey; (29) James DeWalt, Sr.

May Birthdays

(3) Donna Givler; (4) Aidan Jacoby; (7) Ryan Pontician; (8) Carol Kerewich; (4) Joyce Wheeler; (10) John Faisetty; (11) Irwin Kreglow, Randy Cope; (13) Andrew Smicker; (15) Joyce Burda, Bill Miller; (16) Tim Snyder, Lauren Fritzinger; (17) L. Kathryn Fogel, Frank Kovalchick, Joseph Sasdi; (18) Jeff Matthews, Lauryn Bodish, Kimberly Bydlon; (19) Patrick Adams; (27) Andrew Kern, Brooke Petrasovits, Kevin Swartley; (28) Erin Petrasovits, Kenneth Swartley; (29) Karen Bydlon


PALM SUNDAY--April 1st at 10:00 a.m. "One Great Hour of Sharing" collection will be collected as well as Sunday School children bringing back their fish banks

MAUNDY THURSDAY--April 5th at 7:30 p.m. Communion will be served

GOOD FRIDAY TENEBRAE SERVICE--April 6th at 7:30 p.m.

EASTER SUNDAY--Service at 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast--We will be serving breakfast on Easter Sunday Morning 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Breakfast will include Sausage, Pancakes, and other breakfast items. Come join us in fellowship.


Easter flower order forms are on the half wall as you come into the sanctuary. All flower orders must be in by April 1st. We cannot accept any order after this date.

Looking for a florist to deliver alter flowers? One option is Albert Brother's on Howertown Rd. (610-264-0214). They are in possession of a key to the church and are happy to drop off flower orders.


Our choir will again be sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Friday, November 16, 2007--Save the Date!

Doors open @ 5:30 p.m.
Bingo starts @ 7:00 p.m.

At the Schnecksville Fire Company

Proceeds to benefit:
Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council

Pulpit Exchange

Our church will be participating in a pulpit exchange with other CHES member churches. Rev. Cronce from First Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua will be joining us and Henry will be going to Emmaus.


There will be a copy of the church directory on the table in the main hall. Please check to make sure your information is current. Please call the church office at 610-264-9693 or mark on the directory in the hall any updates. Thank you.

Camp Brainerd News

Saturday, March 31, 2007-- 9:00 to 11:45 a.m.--International Church to Church Partnerships Roundtable Discussion

Yard Sale--Saturday, April 28th 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Rent a table, sell your wares

Open House and Fishing Festival--Saturday, May 20th, 2007 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.--picnic at 4:30 p.m.

For more information contact the camp at 570-992-4127

Deacons Prayer List

Bodish Family
Teens and young adults
Church ministries
Armed Service Personnel
Jeannette Hause and family
Teachers & Pupils
Linton Family

Additional Prayer Concerns:

Monica & Mario Vasquez
Linton Family
Baby Makayla Fickes
Fehnel Family
Maria Schedler
Jim Hodes
David Troxell
Tim Billig

If you have any changes or additions to the prayer lists please contact the church office (610-264-9693) or Lila Bowman.


Mr. Ray Bottazzi - C20 Whitehall Manor, 1177 Sixth St., Whitehall, PA. 18052

Mrs. Ruth DeLong - 4230 Dorney Park Rd., Apt. 401, Allentown, PA. 18104

Mr./Mrs. James DeWalt 3108 N. 3rd St., Whitehall, PA 18052

Ms. Kathryn Fogel - Phoebe Terrace, Apt. 201, 1940 Turner St., Allentown, PA. 18104

Mrs. Evelyn Groller - Country Meadows, Rm. 18, building 4, 4007 Green Pond Rd. Bethlehem, PA. 18020

Jeanette and David Hause III - 247 E. Walnut Street, Allentown, PA 18109

Mrs. Mary Lorah - 1801 Newport Ave., Apt. 212, Northampton, PA 18067

Mr. William J. Marks, Sr. - 3227 N. 3rd St. Whitehall, PA. 18052

Mrs. Norma O'Connor - 212 Orchard Drive #1, Whitehall, PA. 18052

Mr. Titus Ruch Sr. - 1419 W. Linden Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Mrs. Catherine Woodley - Eastern Comfort III 206 Diamond Street, Slatington, PA 18080

(Cards and prayers are some ways we can show our love for those in need within our church family.)

Flower and Bulletin Charts

The new flower and bulletin charts are hanging in the main lobby. Please sign up for the weeks you would like to have flowers or bulletins dedicated. Thank you.

Know anyone who would like to receive the printed newsletter?

If you know of anyone who would like to receive a copy of the newsletter, please either call 610-264-9693, email, or leave a note in the church office. Make sure you leave your name and phone number and the recipients name and complete address. Thank you.


Anyone wishing to place information in the newsletters, please have the information into the church office by the 15th of the month (email, so the newsletter can go out the first week of the next month. Remember to place a name and phone number with all requests so I may call you if I have any questions. Thanks, Kathy

One Great Hour of Sharing

Please join in the One Great Hour of Sharing campaign to help our neighbors who have suffered from natural disasters, poverty, and hunger.

Who is my neighbor? Luke 10:29

Presbyterian Women

Calendar of Events

April 10 - Coordinating Team Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

April 26 - Circle 2--noon

April 30 - Circle 1--noon


The Choir is selling Reppert's Candies for Easter. Please sign up on the order forms on the main bulletin board.

Year End Statements

The 2006 Year End Statements are on the table in the main lobby of the church. Please stop by and pick up your copy.

Attention Junior/Senior High Schoolers and Adults!

Do you love music and good fellowship? Would you like to be part of the music program, but don't have musical abilities? Are you more of a dinger than a singer? Does any of this "ring a bell" to you? Then I invite you to be part of the church Chime choir! We meet Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. See Barbara Haberern if you have any questions.

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