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July 2009

A Note from Pastor Joyce Smothers:

Dear Friends in Christ,

Jonah is one of the shortest, and most exciting, books of the Bible.

Join us for Bible Study during the middle week (July 13-17) of July. You’re welcome at any (or all) of our meetings.

Jonah is a stubborn, reluctant missionary. When God gives him a job to do, he buys a one-way ticket for the other side of the world. Jonah is a narrow little man, but he becomes one of the most powerful and effective prophets of the Old Testament.

All class meetings will be held in my air-conditioned office from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Free study booklets are now available; see me for a regular or large-print copy.

Bible study will be held during Vacation Bible School classes. If you’d like to sign up your child for this year’s “Discovery Canyon” series that same week, you can pick up a registration form on Sunday morning or call Debbie Snyder at (610) 261-1584.

Don’t forget you can speak with me in my office, or on the church office phone, (610) 264-9693, on Tuesdays through Fridays. I’ll be on vacation from August 7 through 17, but for the rest of the summer, I am available for meetings without an appointment. If you work locally during the day, I can arrange to meet you during your lunch or dinner hour, here or at your workplace.

Have a wonderful summer!

Pastor Joyce

Pastor Joyce's June 2009 Sermons

Presbyterian Women Washcloth Sale

The Presbyterian Women will be selling washcloths during the month of July. The cost of the washcloths is $1.50 each and they come in blue, green, yellow, and red. Please see Lila Bowman she will have the washcloths in church on Sunday Mornings. Thank you.

Vacation Bible School

Discovery Canyon VBS program will be held the week of July 13th - 17th from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Preschool through 6th grade) We're looking for volunteers, please see Deb Snyder. See the bulletin board for sign-up info.

Summer Worship Schedule

June 21 until September 13

Worship time 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
No Sunday School

A Friendly Reminder

Please remember to make sure all doors are locked and all lights are turned out when leaving the Church. Thanks!

From the Treasurer

Our year to date Actual Income compared to our budget for January thru May 2009.

Actual total Income: $45,473.72
Budget: $37,415.00

July Birthdays

Susan Kovalchick, Calleen Sedora; (2) Kathleen Nevins, Haley Lyle; (3) Matthew Faisetty, Jimmy Bode; (5) David Hause, Jr., Sarah Kovalchick; (6) Norma O’Connor, Amber Schray, Kylie McFetridge; (7) Autumn Schray, Tyler Linton; (8) Donald DeWalt; (9) Denise Worman; (10) Maria Schedler; (11) William Fenstermaker, Melissa Moran, Jeffrey Shuey; (13) Katrina Wasson; Evelyn Hodes, Olivia George; (16) Taylor Apgar, Taylor Stauffer; (17) Carol Clancy; Kimberly Wall, Dan McNeill, Jeff Wimmer; (20) Anthony Scheirer; (22) Donna Fink, Rita Scheirer, Stephen Sasdi; (23) Ora (Dolly) Kramlich; (24) Mary Lorah; (25) Stacy Mohr; (27) John Bowman, Jeremy Ruch :29) Marijane Lynn, Amy Steigerwalt; (30) Sean McFetridge; (31) David Micio, Nick Micio, Steven Snyder, Tracy Stauffer.

August Birthdays

(1) Sane Fillman, (2) Michele Walters, Jay Gilbert; (4) Brock Fenstermaker, Richard Graumenz; (7) Vanessa Schlosser, Stephanie Bennett; (8) Eric Bode, Tyler Keeler; (9) Jeanne McNeill; (11) Denise Graumenz; (12) Shelly Kovalchick, John Wheeler; (13) Janet Bloszinsky, Ashley Valkert; (14) William Marks, Sr.; (15) Lindsay Wasson, Richard Bowman, Sr.; (18) Tyler Graumenz, Joseph Murphy, Barbara Quigg, Titus Ruch; (20) Chris Mondschein; (23) Raymond Bottazzi, Linda Schlosser; (26) Melissa Scheirer; (30) Eric Hien; (31) Jared Shuey Madeline Scheffer

Greeters and Ushers

Date Greeters Ushers
July 5 Sue Butchinski Sue Butchinski
July 12 Barb Quigg Barb Quigg
July 19 Sandy & Carl Moran Sandy & Carl Moran
July 26    
August 2 Joanne & Jeff Matthews Joanne & Jeff Matthews
August 9 Sally & Tom Heffner Sally & Tom Heffner
August 16 Barb Quigg Barb Quigg

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.

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 main hallway and in the sanctuary. Thank you.

Deacons Prayer List

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

Additional Prayer Concerns:

Bruce Kunkle
Ben Sammak
Paul Hodes
Melissa Harth
Peggy Lalik
Julia Scavo
Kailynn Poplawski
Maria Schedler
Monica & Mario Vasquez
Madison Cerrone
Richard Pontician Sr.

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 - Westminster Village, Rm. 101B, 803 N. Wahneta Street
Allentown, PA 18109-2491

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.)


June 21 thru Labor Day Weekend —
9:30 a.m. Worship, no Sunday School

July 13-17 — Vacation Bible School 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

July 13-17 — Adult Bible Study 5:45 to 8:15 p.m.

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