Greeters and Ushers
You in September!
Well, another great year has come to a close. As I look at the kids moving up from one class to another I am constantly moved by the growth I see in them. Most of the kids have been coming to Sunday School since the age of 2 and now are about to enter into or just completed Confirmation classes. Boy, time does pass quickly! But then, we have the joyful expectation of seeing many new little faces as or Cradle Roll youngsters reach the age to begin our Sunday School program and the cycle begins again.
I am already working on next year's Sunday School program and am planning more trips to Camp Brainerd, more children's mission projects and of course dinging (chiming) and singing. I still remember my days in Sunday School with felt boards and take home pages and of course the annual Christmas program. For some reason as we get older we remember more clearly the great times we had on Sunday and great times at church camp.
Please mark your calendars for September 9th as "Kick-Off Sunday" for the new year. And speaking of the new Sunday School season, with the approaching birth of Julie and Kevin Birk's son we will be looking for 2 new teachers for the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade class. Julie and Kevin are going to take some time off to enjoy their new baby but will still be involved in our Youth Group. The class will be small with only about 5 children and plenty of help is available. So please search your hearts and see if you would like to give it a try, believe me, you will be glad you did!
For information on any aspect of our Sunday School program, give me a call at 610-261-2012 or email me at email@example.com
to the 2007 Confirmation Class
On May 20th, 5 students were confirmed by Lay-Pastor Distler. Congratulations to Doug Barriner, Bryne Heffner, Haley Linton, Carlee Worman, and Shannon McNeill for having successfully completed the 2 year confirmation program. I would like to also thank all the parents for their commitment to the program. Family life is so hectic (and at times overwhelming) yet these parents made and fulfilled their commitment to seeing that their child made it to class every Monday as well as attendance at church services. So I say Hoorah to all the parents! We have 3 returning confirmation students for the fall, so Amber, Emily and Jarod I'll see you in September.
I will be scheduling a time in August for all parents and children interested in learning about next fall's confirmation class. Confirmation classes at our church are open to any students either 13 years of age and/or entering teh 7th grade. We have a two year program with a 1 hour class scheduled on Monday evening between 6:30 and 7:30 pm. The class is taught by myself (Eileen Tremblay) and Carl Moran. Mailings will be going out to parents with children fitting the above mentioned age criteria.
Camp Brainerd in Stroudsburg, PA
Our choir will again be sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Friday, November 16, 2007--Save the Date!
open @ 5:30 p.m.
At the Schnecksville Fire Company
Deacons Prayer List
Additional Prayer Concerns:
& Mario Vasquez
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 - 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.)
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!
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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