Note from Pastor Joyce
Our congregation will worship from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sundays through Labor Day. The earlier worship time, and the lighter workload of church leaders, provide us with new opportunities for Bible Study.
The Christian Education committee and the Presbyterian Women are providing resources and sponsorship for “Esther’s Feast”, a nine-week discussion series on this Old Testament book, to be held from 11:00 to 12:00 noon every Sunday from July 11 through September 5.
Free study books will be available in regular and large print. The pastor will lead our discussions. Please see her to obtain your copy of the book, Esther’s Feast, by Patricia K. Tull, on or after July 8. Both men and women are encouraged to attend.
We have experimented with evening and weekday scheduling. It seems that Sunday morning is the most convenient time to meet, for the majority of adults in our church – before or after worship.
The 8:30 a.m. Bible study group will continue to meet on Sundays all summer.
I hope you can join us for Bible study this summer. God doesn’t take a vacation from us. The opportunities for growing in faith are as boundless as the summer season!
Books of the Bible
There are names of 16 books of the Bible hidden in the paragraph below. See how many you can find. A preacher found 15 books in 20 minutes, but it took him three weeks to find the 16th one! Have fun!!
Thanks to Gail Rhinehart for sharing this. Our Confirmands found all sixteen books!
Help for Our Troops
Master Sergeant Chad Rhinehart (relative of Gail Rhinehart) is currently stationed in Afghanistan. His unit is assisting schools there, and they're requesting help in collecting school supplies and clothing for the Afghan children. Some of the main items they could use are pens, pencils/sharpeners and notebooks. As for clothing, winter clothes are best — shoes, boots, gloves and hats are all good. Boxes are located on the stage in the fellowship room for collection of the school supplies and clothing (including "gently used" children's clothing). Any contributions are welcomed.
Relay for the American Cancer Society
Whitehall’s Relay for the American Cancer Society will take place at the Whitehall Stadium on Fri., June 25th at noon to Sat., June 26th at noon. There will be music, food and fun. The Luminous Service will be Friday night at 9:30.
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.
Jessica Schedler, Rebekah Gilbert, Lori Shuey; (2) Larry Lorah (3) Donna Martin, Jim Tremblay; Michael Kramlich; (5) Doug Sammak, Jerome Avbate; (7) Kathleen McNeill, Andrew Bydlon; Kian Mahdi Linton; (14) Brandon Hien; (15) John Filipovits; (16) George Goshey; (17) Wendy Seip; (18) Alexis Jernegan; (19) Peter Gilbert; (20) Elizabeth Dorwart; (21) Sandra Bennett; John Hrizuk, Michael Hrizuk, Tyler Jernegan: (23) Kristie Kern, Carlee Worman; (24) Madison Fehnel; (25) Thomas Bennett; (26) Cody Murphy-Miller; (27) Alvin Hart, Jill Lafaw, Brynne Heffner
Tara Fehnel, Susan Kovalchick, Calleen Sedora; (2) Kathleen Nevins, Haley Lyle; (3) Matthew Faisetty, Jimmy Bode; (5) Sarah Kovalchick; (6) Norma O’Connor, Amber Schray, Kylie McFetridge; Autumn Schray, Tyler Linton; (8) Donald DeWalt; (9) Denise Worman; (10) Maria Schedler; William Fenstermaker, Melissa Moran, Jeffrey Shuey; (13) Katrina Wasson; (14) Evelyn Hodes, Olivia George; (16) Taylor Apgar, Taylor Stauffer; (17) Carol Clancy; (19) Kimberly Wall, Dan McNeill, Jeff Wimmer; (20) Anthony Scheirer; (22) Donna Fink, Rita Scheirer, Stephen Sasdi; Ora Kramlich; (24) Mary Lorah; (25) Stacy Mohn; (27) John Bowman, Jeremy Ruch; (29) Amy Steigerwalt, Marijane Lynn; (30) Sean McFetridge; (31) David Micio, Nick Micio, Steven Snyder, Tracy Stauffer.
We will soon be developing the 2010-2011 Greeter and Usher schedules.
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:
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. 1123, 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.)
SUMMER WORSHIP TIME 9:30 A.M.
June 20 —Worship time change to 9:30 a.m. until Sept. 12 (No Sunday School for summer)
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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