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March 2010

Olan Mills Church Pictorial Directory is Coming Up — Save the Dates

Olan Mills will be at our church to photograph church families for a new church pictorial directory. The dates are:

– Thursday, April 15 (2:00 - 9:10 pm)
– Friday, April 16 (2:00 - 9:10 pm)
– Saturday, April 17 (9:30 - 5:00 pm)

Each participating family will receive a FREE Signature 8 x 10 Portrait AND a FREE Church Directory. To take advantage of your free 8 x 10 portrait, your ENTIRE family should participate even if they are NOT members of the church. A separate shot can then be taken of those that are church members.

Sign up every Sunday in March through Easter Sunday!

Easter Flowers

The deacons will again be selling Easter Flowers. The order forms will be in the back of the church. All orders are due by March 21st. If you have any questions please contact Carol Steigerwalt or any deacon.


The per capita requirement for each member for 2010 is $23.88, reduced from $24.11 in 2009.

Choir Rehearsal

Choir rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Rehearsals generally last about 1 hour. We are always interested in having new voices join our already wonderful choir. New members are always welcome. Choir Director—Joanne Matthews.

Chime Choir Rehearsal

Chime choir rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 6:15. You don’t need to read music or sing to ding! New members are always welcome. Chime Choir Director—Barbara Haberern.

Don't Forget – Anniversary Books for sale

The Church 150th Anniversary Books have been reduced 20%, due to a minor printer error. The cost is now $28.00 each. If interested, please sign the order form located in the downstairs vestibule of our church. Reserve your copy now!

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.

March Birthdays

Madeline Haas; (2) Robin Sperlbaum; (3) Eileen Tremblay, Kathy Jernegan; (4) Nicholas Kovalchich, Shania Schlosser; (5) Sally Heffner, Richard Lychak, Robert McFetridge; (6) Ron Lafaw, Carrie Kane, Jaxson Pidgeon; (7) Stacey Hien, Samantha Farber; (10) Bill Jernegan, Estelle Shedlauskas; (13) Linda Fehnel; (14) Marilyn Graumenz; (15) Robert McFetridge, Jr., Gail Rhinehart; Pamela Filipovits, Megan Lafaw, Ruth Thomas; (18) John Rowland; (19) Joseph Sasdi; (21) Patti Sammak, Nicloe Walters: (22) Deborah Hawes; (27) Mickey Seidick; (28) Raymond Kern; (30) Benjamin Sammak

April Birthdays

Adam Faisetty, Karen Sasdi; (2) William Martin; (3) Janine Hartman, Richard Kramlich; Richard Bowman, Jr., Barbara Haberern, Bill Tremblay; (5) Barbara Holler; (6) Harry Millen; Bob Tremblay, Korinna Foley; (8) Elliot Waters; (9) Jennifer Apgar, Megan Walters; Kyle Kramlich; (11) Lila Bowman: (13) Grace Young; (14) Emily Hoke; (15) Nicole Matthews; Marie Lychak; (17) David Apgar, Jaime Cardi; (19) A. James Shedlauskas; (20) Brian Hartman; Robert Keller, Stefanie Clark, Maisey Hartman; (23) Tristan Marlatt; (25) Joseph Fehnel, Monica Snyder, Shannon Walters; (27) Ralph Mohr; (28) Nicole Goshey; (29) James DeWalt, Sr.

Greeters and Ushers

Date Greeters Ushers
March 7 MaryAnn Ramey Jeff Matthews & Carl Moran
March 14 Janet Blozinski John Rowland & John Hrizuk
March 21 Pat Frankenfield Pat Frankenfield & Linda Schlosser
March 28 Eileen Petrosovits Eileen Petrosovits & Shirley Adams
April 4 Diane Michael Diane & Terry Michael

Greeters and Ushers

If you are interested in becoming a greeter or usher, please contact Lila Bowman at 610-264-2482. It is a great way to get o meet people that come to our church.

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.

Deacons Prayer List

Armed Services Personnel
Teachers & Pupils
Church Ministries
Teens and young adults
Church Family Past & Present
World Peace
Ministers of the word & sacrament who are dealing with significant health issues

Additional Prayer Concerns:

Scott Cope
Lib Dorwart
Sarah Hatzell
Thomas Burke
Marjorie Hein
Joshua Scoble
Bruce Kunkle
Ben Sammak
Melissa Harth
Dan Gulini
Chris Jones
Maria Schedler
Richard Lychak
Tim Faisetty
Jim & Maryann McFetridge Jr. and sons
Rev. Ray & Sue Brubaker

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 Home, Rm. 1135, 1925 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.)


SUNDAY SCHOOL 8:30 - 9:30 A.M.

March 9 — P. W. meeting at 1:30 p.m. Circle 2 Hostess—memories
March 18 — Session Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
March 23 — Genesis Bible Study 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
March 28 — Palm Sunday—One Great Hour of Sharing
March 30 — Genesis Bible Study ends 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
April 1 — Maundy Thursday Communion Service 7:30 p.m.
April 2 — Good Friday Ecumenical Service at Salem UCC in
Catasauqua at noon
April 3 — Presbytery Easter Vigil at Slatington 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
April 4 — Easter 10:00 a.m. worship
April 15, 16 & 17 — Olan Mills photographs of our church family
for new pictorial directory

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