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July 2007

Greeters and Ushers

  Greeters Ushers
July 8 Barb and Rich Haberern Barb and Rich Haberern
June 15 Barb Quigg Barb Quigg and Jake Derrico
July 22 Deb Gilbert Deb and Rebacah Gilbert
July 29 Sandy Moran Sandy and Carl Moran
Aug 5 Carol Clancy Carol and Jake Derrico
Aug 12 Sue Butchinski Sue and Jake Derrico
Aug 19 Tom and Sally Heffner Tom and Sally Heffner
Aug 26 Dolly and Dick Kramlich Dolly and Dick Kramlich
Sept 2 Joanne Matthews Joanne and Jeff Matthews

See You in September!
A Note from Christian Ed director Eileen Tremblay

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

Congratulations to the 2007 Confirmation Class
Christian Ed director Eileen Tremblay

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.

Confirmation Classes 2007-2008
Christian Ed director Eileen Tremblay

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

Summer 2007 Camps Schedule is now posted online. Visit for info. For scholarship info call the church office or email


Our choir will again be sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Friday, November 16, 2007--Save the Date!

Doors open @ 5:30 p.m.
Bingo starts @ 7:00 p.m.

At the Schnecksville Fire Company

Proceeds to benefit:
Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council

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:

Monica & Mario Vasquez
Linton Family
Baby Makayla Fickes
Fehnel Family
Maria Schedler
Jim Hodes
David Troxell
Tim Billig

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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