Four years to paint, five hundred years to restore, and one and a half years to put the puzzle together!
I hope you have noticed the jigsaw puzzle on the wall of the church’s Sunday School and Social Room. It is a reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting, “The Last Supper.”
Janine Hartman of Whitehall, a church member and nursing student at Cedar Crest College, put the puzzle together, framed it, and loaned it to us for display through Lent. We will continue to show it through the end of May, by popular demand.
“The dark brown borders of the puzzle were the hardest parts for me to complete,” Janine told us. Two silvery medallions, decorated in the Italian Renaissance style, are placed atop two legs of the communion table in the picture. Leonardo Da Vinci did not include these medallions as part of the original mural. “One of them covers the space where a missing puzzle piece belonged,” Janine said. (Actually, there are 4999 pieces in this puzzle.)
Janine and her sisters, Jennifer and Jessica, enjoy working on complicated jigsaw puzzles, both together and alone. Most of the time, they listen to music as they work. Janine has framed three of her large puzzles upon completion, and she has glued ten others together for display.
The original painting, “The Last Supper,” can be viewed in the dining hall of the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie, in Milan, Italy. Da Vinci took four years to paint “The Last Supper,” using the medium of egg-based tempera. His painting began deteriorating almost immediately after he completed it in 1495. The original mural has been under restoration ever since.
Janine’s puzzle, and the original DaVinci art work, testify to the power of Jesus’ teachings for all times and for all people. Come and see it at the church before Memorial Day, and be inspired!
YTD Budget vs. Actual
The per capita requirement for each member for 2010 is $23.88, reduced from $24.11 in 2009.
Choir rehearsals will begin again in the fall 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 will begin again in the fall on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. 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!
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.
Donna Givler; (4) Aiden Jacoby; (5) Mike Farber; (7) Ryan Pontician; (8) Carol Kerwich; Joyce Wheeler; (10) John Faisetty, Josh Rotunda; (11) Irwin Kreglow, Randy Cope; Will Hoke; (13) Andrew Smicker; (15) Joyce Burda, Bill Miller; (16) Tim Snyder; L. Kathryn Fogel, Frank Kovalchick, Joseph Sasdi; (18) Jeff Matthews, Kim Bydlon; Patrick Adams; (27) Andrew Kern, Brooke Petrasovits, Kevin Swartley; (28) Erin Petrosovits, Kenneth Swartley; (29) Karen Bydlon, Shannon Adams.
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
Greeters and Ushers
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.
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.)
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May 11 — Presbyterian Women Association Meeting at 1:30 p.m.
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