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February 2008

Get to Know Your Congregation!

Eileen Tremblay

6 S. 9th St, Coplay

Scheidy's, located between the village of Egypt and Neffs

Parkland High School, Bethlehem Business School

Former Church Affiliation:
Neffs United Church of Christ, Neffs PA

Office manager/Admin. Assistant to Representative Jennifer Mann (9
years) previously legislative assistant to Representative Rooney,
Senator Reibman; Representative Boscola and Representative Pressmann

reading, especially mysteries and history of early Christian church

past and current elder; Sunday school teacher; director Christian Ed.
previously VBS leader; previously chime choir; currently, personnel
committee; nominating committee; new members committee; confirmation
class teacher

Fun or Special Memories of Hokey Pres:
Christmas caroling and Thanksgiving dinner served at the church with
Danny McNeill and volunteers. Being able to watch the children grow
up from the time they enter Sunday school until they are confirmed.
(It's hard to believe how much older they get but we adults don't!)

How Eileen found Hokey Pres:
For years I had been driving past the little white church on Front
Street and loved the stately look of the little church. I had grown
up in a very, very large church and never felt a connection to the
people or the church. I felt drawn to wanting to belong to a smaller
congregation. I had attended a few services with my mother and
father-in-law, Ev and Ann Tremblay and loved the connectedness of the
people. After my father-in-law passed away I started to attend with
my mother-in-law, mostly to offer my support. I fell in love with
the people and the history of the church. I especially love the
Presbyterian concept of self governance. It has been a blessing to
have been welcomed into this congregation.

Eileen's Family:
Married to Bill Tremblay for 22 years, he's the youngest of the first
group of Tremblay children. Son Andrew, 26 years old, has been
playing trumpet since 4th grade, graduated from Whitehall High
School, New School University with a B.A. in music and is attending
UMass. Amherst for a graduate degree in Music Arranging and

Ash Wednesday Service

Our Ash Wednesday Service will be on Feb. 6th at 7:30 p.m.


There will be a short deacon’s meeting on Feb. 10th immediately after
the service.

Sunday School Children

Come enjoy the Sunday School Children singing on Sunday, Feb. 17th
during the worship service. There will also be a Children’s Chat.

Rev. John Stoner

Reverend John Stoner will be leading worship on Sunday Feb. 3rd. And on
Feb. 10th., as Pastor Distler will be on vacation.

Annual Congregational Meeting

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be held after the service on
February 17th. Please be sure to attend.

Blanket Sunday

Sunday, February 17th is Blanket Sunday. A collection will be
Taken for the purchase of blankets for the less fortunate.

New Email Address

The First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua now has a new e-mail address:

Year End Statements

Year end statements are ready and may be picked up on the table in the main lobby.

Have you contributed your "per-capita" for 2008?

Our per-capita apportionment for 2007 is $21.00
What is "per-capita"? Nationwide, every Presbyterian church is required to pay a certain amount for each active member on its rolls. This money goes to support the work and ministry of our church throughout the country.

Blue per-capita envelopes are included in your offering envelope boxes.
Thank you for your support.

February Birthdays

Steven Tremblay; (2) Barry Schlosser, Linda Hardy, Erica Scherer; Maryann Ramey, Steven Mondschein, Susan Setzer; (5) Alice Geiger, Mildred Lynn; Alexander Fries; (11) Pamela Sheffer, Nicole Apgar; (12) Honnell Linton, J. Richard Scheirer; Peyton George; (14) Patricia Frankenfield; (20) Doris Hrizuk, Joshua Schedler, R. J. Kern; Michael McFetridge, Jessica Hartman; (23) Paul Hodes, Jr., Louise Juretus; (26) Bryan Cope; (27) Joe Butchinski; (28) Robert Hartman, Jr.

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 practices Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Voices needed! Come join us for a fun and rewarding time.

Chime Choir

The chime choir practices Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. Chimers needed! Come ding with us!

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:

Sania Owens
Monica and Mario Vasquez
Mary Lorah
Baby Makayla Fickes
Graham Hantz
Jeff Newman
Liz Millen
Malinda Schleicher
Marcie and Kurt Miller Family
Walter Hertzog Jr.
Fehnel Family
Sarah Hatzel
Maria Schedler
Ryan Glose
Barbara Lalik
Ray Bottazzi
Edna Anthony
Jim Hodes
Judy Chajnacki
Tim Billig
Aiden Litsky
Ben Sammak
Mildred and Joe Lynn
Honey Fink
Norma O'Conner
Alfred Nicholas

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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