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December 2008

Special Services and Events

Sunday, December 21st at 10 a.m.:
Choir's Christmas Cantata.

Sunday, December 21st at 5 p.m.:
Children's Christmas Program: “Christmas With Jesus.” Cake and refreshments following the program.

Wednesday, December 24th:
Christmas Eve Services at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Giving Envelopes

The 2009 Giving Envelopes are ready. Please stop by the table in Fellowship Hall to pick up your envelopes. Thank you!

Choir Practice

Choir practice rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. New members always welcome!

Membership Classes

Interested in a membership class? Please contact pastor Henry Distler for more details. If you are interested in attending a class or you have any questions, call 610-264-9693.

December Birthdays

(3) Tori Snyder, Michael Woodling (5) Amy Keller; (6) Jack Wheeler; Walter Bloszinsky, Andrew Snyder; (8) Mae Hart, Matthew Jernegan, Karen Sentiwany; Bryant Autrey, Bryan Dannecker; (10) Barbara Johns; (12) Dave Micio; (14) Cody Storm; Kathleen Fenstermaker; (16) Robert Schlosser;, Kathy Kovolchick; (17) Katie Dyer, Kyle Worman; (18) Tiffany Bennett; (20) Randy Walters; (22) Alexis Adams; (25) Mike Wiehl; (27) Carol Steigerwalt, Janet Ward, David Apgar; (30) Erin Matthews; (31) Dotty Derrico

January Birthdays

(1) Dave Linton, Robert Wasson; (2) Deborah Hartman, David Hertzon; (3) Evelyn Groller, David Sentiwany; (5) Carol Snyder; (9) Kathy Waters; (10) Margaret Fink, Joshua Scherer, Kathy Morusan, Monica Kern, Edward Santana-Grace; (13) Jenifer Strohl; (14) Tom Steigerwalt; (17) Brian Hart, Stefanie Mondschein; (22) Robert Young; (24) Deb Gilbert, Dunstan Linton; (25) Catherine Woodley; (26) Jean Krall, Alison Waters; (27) Jennifer Hartman, Amy Ruch, Lisa Rouch; (28) Sue Bode; (29) Matthew Mohr, David Wheeler; (30) Cory Juretus.

Greeters and Ushers

Date Greeters Ushers
Dec. 7 Barbara Johns Susan & Emily Hoke
Dec. 14 John & Melody Faisetty John & Melody Faisetty
Dec. 21 Kathy Jernegan Bill & Kathy Jernegan
Dec. 24 (5:30)    
Dec. 24 (7:30) Lila Bowman Diane & Terry Michael
Dec. 28 Ruth Thomas Lila Bowman & Ruth Thomas

Turning Point

We are still collecting used cell phones and 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.

Nursery School News

Nursery School Pre-Kindergarten class will be visiting the Liberty Bell Shrine at Zion Church in Allentown for a puppet show on Friday, Dec. 5th

All students will participate in our Holiday Christmas Programs. Parents and friends are welcome. 9:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 and 9:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19. Join us as we showcase our songs and skits for the season.

Deacons Prayer List

Armed Services Personnel
Teachers & Pupils
Church Ministries
Teens and young adults

Additional Prayer Concerns:

Jernegan Family
Ben Sammak
Paul Hodes
Melissa Harth
Irwin Kreglow
Maria Schedler
Monica & Mario Vasquez
Rich Haberern

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 - Traditions of Hanover, 5300 N. Gate Dr. , Bethlehem, PA. 18017

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

Mrs. Jeanette Hause - 247 E. Walnut Street, Allentown, PA 18109

Mrs. Mary Lorah - Phoebe Home Rm. 280B, 1925 W. Turner St., Allentown, PA 18104

Mr. William J. Marks, Sr. - Cedarbrook Nursing Home, B-3, 350 S. Cedarbrook Rd.,
Allentown, PA 18104

Mr. Harry Millen - 3004 N. Third Street, Whitehall, PA 18052

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

Mr. Titus Ruch Sr. - 160 Oley Furnace Road, Fleetwood, PA 19522

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

Mr. and Mrs. Grace and Robert Young - Apt. 2204 Kirkland Village, One Kirkland Village
Circle, Bethlehem, PA 18017

(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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