We Are Creating a New Church Pictorial Directory!
It has been too long since our church has had an updated pictorial directory, so we’re putting on together! Olan Mills will be at the church to photograph members and their families on three dates: April 15th - 17th (Thursday - Saturday). Please save one of those days to come and be photographed! Sign up will begin in March and more details about the directory will follow. Thanks everyone!
Results of the Survey Regarding One or Two Sunday Church Services
A majority of the responses received favored continuation of one service
Did You Know That ...?
In the ancient Christian church, all baptisms were celebrated on the night before Easter. Sermons were preached in Christian churches only during the Lenten season, throughout the Middle Ages.
Sixteenth-century Presbyterians rejected the observance of Lent.
How times have changed! Do you remember being asked, “What will you be giving up for Lent?’ As a child, I was puzzled by this question. Many Christians have been taught that Lent is a time to limit our personal enjoyment. The purpose of Lenten deprivation, according to some Christian traditions, is to help us understand how Jesus suffered for us. In the Presbyterian tradition, Lent shows us the great blessings of being the people of God. During Lent, we recall where we are going. We open up to the need for new beginnings. By the powerful call of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we move though the forty days of Lent to Easter.
In our church, we will be observing Ash Wednesday at 7:30 on February 17 with a worship service which will include the Lord’s Supper. The forty days of Lent will conclude with our joyous celebration of Easter Sunday on April 4.
This year, most of our Gospel lessons come from Luke. Luke bisects his story of Jesus with the sentence, “He set His face to go to Jerusalem”. At that point in Luke’s story, Jesus and His disciples became goal-oriented in a new way. Most sermons preached in our church from mid-February through Easter will focus on the journey to Jerusalem. In this holy season, it will be our journey, as well.
The per capita requirement for each member for 2010 is $23.88, reduced from $24.11 in 2009.
Choir rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Rehearsals generally last about 1 hour. We are always interested in having new voices join our already wonderful choir. New members are always welcome. Choir Director—Joanne Matthews.
Chime Choir Rehearsal
Chime choir rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 6:15. You don’t need to read music or sing to ding! New members are always welcome. Chime Choir Director—Barbara Haberern.
Don't Forget – Anniversary Books for sale
The Church 150th Anniversary Books have been reduced 20%, due to a minor printer error. The cost is now $28.00 each. If interested, please sign the order form located in the downstairs vestibule of our church. Reserve your copy now!
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 main hallway and in the sanctuary. Thank you.
Steven Tremblay; (2) Barry Schlosser, Sonny Cardi, Linda Hardy, Erica Scherer; (4) Maryann Ramey, Steven Mondschein, Susan Setzer; (5) Alice Ann Geiger; (6) Alexander Fries; Pamela Sheffer, Niclose Apgar; (12) Honnell Linton, J. Richard Scheirer; (13) Peyton George; Patricia Frankenfield; (20) Doris Hrizuk Joshua Schedler, R. J. Kern; (21) Michael McFetridge, Jessica Hartman, Kevin Berk; (23) Louise Juretus; (26) Bryan Cope; (27) Joe Butchinski; (28) Robert Hartman, Jr.
Madeline Haas; (2) Robin Sperlbaum; (3) Eileen Tremblay, Kathy Jernegan; (4) Nicholas Kovalchich, Shania Schlosser; (5) Sally Heffner, Richard Lychak, Robert McFetridge; (6) Ron Lafaw, Carrie Kane, Jaxson Pidgeon; (7) Stacey Hien, Samantha Farber; (10) Bill Jernegan, Estelle Shedlauskas; (13) Linda Fehnel; (14) Marilyn Graumenz; (15) Robert McFetridge, Jr., Gail Rhinehart; Pamela Filipovits, Megan Lafaw, Ruth Thomas; (18) John Rowland; (19) Joseph Sasdi; (21) Patti Sammak, Nicloe Walters: (22) Deborah Hawes; (27) Mickey Seidick; (28) Raymond Kern; (30) Benjamin Sammak
Greeters and Ushers
Greeters and Ushers
If you are interested in becoming a greeter or usher, please contact Lila Bowman at 610-264-2482. It is a great way to get o meet people that come to our church.
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
Additional Prayer Concerns:
Family and Friends of Kevin Bender
If you have any changes or additions to the prayer lists please contact the church office (610-264-9693) or Lila Bowman.
REMEMBER ALSO THOSE MEMBERS OF OUR CONGREGATION WHO, BECAUSE OF HEALTH PROBLEMS, FIND IT DIFFICULT TO PHYSICALLY WORSHIP WITH US EVERY SUNDAY MORNING
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 Home, Rm. 1135, 1925 Turner St., Allentown, PA. 18104
Groller - Westminster Village, Rm. 101B, 803 N. Wahneta Street
Mrs. Mary Lorah - Phoebe Home Rm. 280B, 1925 W. Turner St., Allentown, PA 18104
J. Marks, Sr. - Cedarbrook Nursing Home, B-3, 350 S. Cedarbrook Rd.,
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.)
WORSHIP TIME 10:00 A.M.
Feb. 7 — Christian Ed. Soup Sale
First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua
3005 S. Front Street, Whitehall, PA 18052 | 610-264-9693 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. | Sunday School 9:00-9:45 a.m.
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