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August 2007

Greeters and Ushers

  Greeters Ushers
August 26 Dolly and Dick Kramlich Dolly and Dick Kramlich
Sept 2 Joanne Matthews Joanne and Jeff Matthews

Get to Know Your Congregation!
Introducing .... Kevin and Juli Berk

Address: 1719 Juniper Drive, Whitehall

Kevin's hometown is Schnecksville and Juli is from Kempton. Both Kevin and Juli attended Northwestern Lehigh High School (96 and 98 Graduates). Kevin went on to Upper Bucks Institute of Aeronautics (00 Graduate) and Juli to LCCC (01 Graduate). Juli is currently attending Desales University. Juli previously attended Evangel Assembly of God, and Kevin attended St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Kevin currently works as an Aviation Maintenance Technician at New World Aviation,specializing in corporate jets (Gulfstreams, Challengers, Lears, and Hawkers). His hobbies include collecting records and nautical decorations. Juli is supervisor of the Loss Reporting Team at PMA Insurance Group. Her hobbies include shopping and spending time with Kevin and their dogs, Graci a black pomeranian and Leo a black lab.

Juli and Kevin are Sunday School teachers at Hokey Pres and help with the Youth Group. Kevin's favorite memory from Hokey Pres is watching Carl Moran riding in the hay wagon next to Barney the Purple Dinosaur on an outing with the kids to the Country Junction. Juli's favorite memory is all of the fun times she's had working with all of the volunteers during Vacation Bible School. "We all chip in and help out and have just about as much fun as the kids do. This was my third year helping and I look forward to many more!"

Fun or special memories of Hokey Pres .... Kevin: "Two years ago at the church picnic I hit a double ringer in the Quates Competition, and it was my first time playing!" Juli: "Watching the kids chase down Carl and Kevin to spray paint their hair during VBS - this seems to have become a tradition!"

How Kevin and Juli found Hokey Pres: "About four years ago Juli and I were attending First Presbyterian Church at Tilghman and Cedar Crest. We were trying new churches and really enjoyed the Presbyterian Services; however after several months we still felt like strangers in that church because it was so big. We decided to look in the Morning Call for other Presbyterian churches in our area, and that's where we saw an ad for the First Presbyterian Church of Hokey. Our first service was right after the holidays and the rest is history!"

Kevin and Juli are expecting their first child in September.

Turning Point

We are still collecting used cell phones and have now added the collection of empty printer cartridges for Turning Point. Please place your phones and cartridges in the box on the table in front of Fellowship Hall. Turning Point can receive up to $3.50 for each phone or cartridge. Thank you.


The choir will start practicing again on Wednesday, September 5th at 7:30 p.m. Voices needed! Come join us for a fun and rewarding time.

Chime Choir

The chime choir will start practicing again on Wednesday, September 5th at 6:15 p.m. Chimers needed! Come ding with us!


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

'Five Wishes Living Will Program"

The Board of Deacons from the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua is extending an invitation to attend the "Five Wishes Living Will" program on September 16, 2007 at 12:00 noon. Soup and a sandwich will be served at noon and the program led by the Rev. Anne Harvey will begin at 12:30 and is scheduled to end at 2:00 p.m. An accurate account of attendees is required by Aug 31st so enough booklets will be available as well as enough food. Register with Barb Quigg at 610-264-0851

Congratulations to Jane and Henry Distler on the birth of their new grandson Brady Michael!

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:

Family and Friends of David Hause III
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.)

Parish Nurse

Our church may be looking for another Parish Nurse. If any RNs in the congregation are interested, please contact the church office at 610-264-9693 or someone on Session. Thanks!

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