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March 2008

Get to Know Your Congregation!

Joe Macrina

3 Lincoln Place, Whitehall


South Philadelphia High and Temple University

Former Church Affiliation:
First Presbyterian Church of Allentown
and First Presbyterian Church of Oaks, PA

Medical Billing and Collection

Involvement at Hokey Pres:
Elder, serving on Session for two terms, as Session President for 4
years. Current Chairperson of Pastor Nominating Committee.

Fun or Special Memories of Hokey Pres:
Pastor Edward Santana-Grace going into the dunk tank at a past Peach Festival.

How Joe found Hokey Pres:
"First Presbyterian Church of Allentown was too large a church for
us; we wanted a more personal church. The Sammak family recommended
we try Hokey Pres."

Joe's Family:
Wife Becky, two daughters and four grandsons in the Philadelphia
area. One stepson and a grandson in Whitehall.

New Email Address

The First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua now has a new e-mail address:

Year End Statements

Year end statements are ready and may be picked up on the table in the main lobby.

Have you contributed your "per-capita" for 2008?

Our per-capita apportionment for 2007 is $21.00
What is "per-capita"? Nationwide, every Presbyterian church is required to pay a certain amount for each active member on its rolls. This money goes to support the work and ministry of our church throughout the country.

Blue per-capita envelopes are included in your offering envelope boxes.
Thank you for your support.

March Birthdays

Madeline Haas; (2) Robin Sperlbaum; (3) Eileen Tremblay, Kathy Jernegan; (4) Nicholas
Kovalchick, Shania Schlosser; (5) Sally Heffner, Richard Lychak, Robert McFetridge; (6) Ron Lafaw, Carrie Kane, Jaxson Pidgeon; (7) Stacey Hien, Samantha Farber; (10) Jeannette Hause, Bill Jernegan, Estelle Shedlauskas; (13) Linda Fehnel; (14) Marilyn Graumenz; (15) Robert McFetridge, Jr. Gail Rhinehart; (17) Pamela Filipovits, Megan Lafaw, Ruth Thomas; (18) John Rowland; (19) Joseph Sasdi; (21) Patti Sammak; Nicole Walters (22) Deborah Hawes; Mickey Seidick; (28) Raymond Kern; (30) Ben Sammak; (31) Kayla Storm

Turning Point

We are still collecting used cell phones and have now added the collection of 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.


The choir practices Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Voices needed! Come join us for a fun and rewarding time.

Chime Choir

The chime choir practices Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. Chimers needed! Come ding with us!

Deacons Prayer List

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

Additional Prayer Concerns:

Mildred & Joe Lynn
William Marks
Kathryn Fogel
Sania Owens
Walter Hertzog Jr.
Barbara Lalik
Monica & Mario Vasquez
Fehnel Family
Linton Family
Mary Lorah
Sarah Hatzel
Jeff Newman
Baby Makayla Fickes
Maria Schedler
Ben Sammak
Graham Hantz

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!

Sunday, March 9th - Bluegrass Service

Jordan Spring Bluegrass Band will bless our worship service
with their uplifting music. We will also be celebrating
Presbyterian Women during worship.

Sunday, March 16th - Palm Sunday

Sunday School children will be returning their fish banks during
Worship service. Also on Palm Sunday, One Great Hour of Sharing/
Lenten Offering will be dedicated.

Thursday, March 20th - Maundy Thursday Service

Service at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 21st - Good Friday

Good Friday service of Tenebrae, at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 23rd - Easter

Regular worship service and communion

Drip, Drip, Drop!

Our church roof is in urgent need of repair. Please be on the lookout for more information coming about a new Roof Repair Fund. Information will be shared during an upcoming worship service. We will be accepting donations to help fund the cost of repair. As always, thank you!

A Warm and fuzzy Thanks the Congregation for their generous contributions on Blanket Sunday during the Joyful Noise Offering. We are still accepting donations for additional blanket purchases. Please see Eileen Tremblay or Sue Butchinski for donations. Thank you!

Interested in Volunteering in the Nursery?

We are organizing a volunteer list to staff our Nursery during worship service. A volunteer will be in the Nursery during an entire service, if parents wish to drop off their child in the beginning or the middle — of worship service. Please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board or see Tammy Seidick. Thank you!

Deacon Sunday

Sunday March 30th is Deacon Sunday. Please consider putting a little extra in the Deacons’ offering plate to fund their various services. The deacons thank you for your kindness.

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