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February 2009

Nursery School News

February preschoolers will start off the month with a look at Groundhogs Day, classic nursery rhymes and alphabet recognition. Valentine’s Day parties and card exchanges will be held on February 11th and 12th, prior to our President’s Day holiday (Feb. 13—Feb. 16). A field trip to Whitehall Public Library will be taken by the Pre kindergarten class on Wednesday, February 18th. Teachers will also introduce a unit on dental health for all students. We will conclude February with bringing in a favorite teddy bear from home for show and tell and gym class.

Registrations for the Fall of 2009 are open to new students.

Food Collection

Session and Sunday School will be collecting non-perishable food items to go to our local food bank. Please place any donations in the boxes in the mail hallway and in the sanctuary. Thank you.

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.

February Birthdays

Steven Tremblay; (2) Barry Schlosser, Sonny Cardi, Linda Hardy, Erica Scherer; (4) MaryAnn Ramey; Steven Mondschein, Susan Setzer; (5) Alice Ann Geiger, Mildred Lynn; (6) Alexander Fries; Pamela Sheffer, Nicole Apgar; (12) Honnell Linton, J. Richard Scheirer; (13) Peyton George; Patricia Frankenfield; (20) Doris Hrizuk, Joshua Schedler, R. J. Kern; (21) Michael McFetridge, Kevin Berk, Jessica Hartman; (23) Paul Hodes, Jr., Louise Juretus; (26) Bryan Cope; (27) Joe Butchinski; (28) Robert Hartman, Jr.

March Birthdays

Madeline Haas; (2) Robin Sperlbaum (Barriner); (3) Eileen Tremblay, Kathy Jernegan; Nicholas Kovalchick, Shania Schlosser; (5) Sally Heffner, Richard Lychak, Robert McFetridge; Ron Lafaw, Carrie Kane (Childs), Jaxson Pidgeon; (7) Stacey Hien, Samantha Farber; Bill Jernegan, Estells Shedlauskas; (13) Linda Fehnel; (14) Marilyn Graumenz; (15) Robert McFetridge, Jr., Gail Rhinehart; (17) Pamela Filipovits, Megan Lafaw, Ruth Thomas, (18) John Rowland; (19) Joseph Sasdi; (21) Patti Sammak, Nicole Walters; (22) Deborah Hawes; (27) Mickey Seidick; (28) Raymond Kern; (30) Benjamin Sammak; (31) Kayla Storm

Greeters and Ushers

Date Greeters Ushers
Feb. 8 Rita Scheirer Al Hart & Richard Scheirer
Feb. 15 Donna Pontician Chris Mondschein & family
Feb. 22 Karen Bydlon Bydlon family
Feb. 25 (eve.) Doris Hrizuk Jean Krall & Doris Hrizuk
March 1 Tom & Carol Steigherwalt Tom & Carol Steigherwalt
March 8 Kevin & Julie Berk Kevin & Julie Berk
March 15 Tammy Seidick Carl Moran & John Hrizuk
March 22 Patti & Doug Sammak Patti & Doug Sammak
March 29 Shirley Adams Shirley Adams & Eileen Petrasovits

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.

Deacons Prayer List

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

Additional Prayer Concerns:

Family and Friends of Jeannette Hause
Ben Sammak
Paul Hodes
Melissa Harth
Barry Schlosser
Maria Schedler
Monica & Mario Vasquez
Rich Haberern
Mary Fekula

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. 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.)


February 10 — P.W. Coordinating Team Meeting 7:00 p.m.
February 19 — Session Meeting 7:00 p.m.
February 23 — P.W. Circle 1 at noon
February 26 — P.W. Circle 2 at noon
March 10 — P.W. Association Meeting 7:15 p.m.

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