Survey Regarding One or Two Sunday Church Services
It has been brought to Session’s attention that some of the congregation may be interested in reinstating our two church services. Due to the costs associated with holding two services, we have decided to take a survey to find out if there is enough interest to support two Sunday Services.
Please consider the choices below.
There are several ways to respond.
1. Mail the form (included in this month's printed newsletter) to The First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front Street, Whitehall, PA 18052.
2. There will also be a form drop off box in the downstairs vestibule of our church.
3. You may also respond via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Call the church office at 610-264-9693 and leave a message.
This is your church; we are interested in our members responses. Thank you!
Welcome To Our New Members!
Donald (Don) and Michele (Shelly) Heiney live in Catasauqua. Don is a lifelong Methodist, and Shelly attended Sunday School in our church. The Heineys were married in our church and their grown son, Chad, was baptized here.
Dorothy J. Kehs was a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church, Emmaus, for many years. She has recently moved to North Catasauqua. Dorothy is retired and has a grown son: James Fogel, Senior.
Sarah McClellan lives in Whitehall. She has recently transferred her membership from the Asbury United Methodist Church, Allentown, to our church. She is an active member of Circle Two of the Presbyterian Women. In the eighties and early nineties, she was a member here, and was active in choir and P. W.
Dana and Eugene Setar live in Whitehall. Their daughter, Stephanie, attends our Sunday School, and their son, E. J.; is in our confirmation class. Dana was, raised as an Evangelical Lutheran, and Gene grew up in the Russian Orthodox faith.
Our new members will be welcomed in worship on November 1.
There will be a congregational meeting on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 10:45 a.m. the meeting will be to elect new officers and receive the 2010 budget.
Adult Bible Study Classes
Adult Bible study classes will meet with Rev. Smothers on Nov. 17 (Genesis I) from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. and on Dec. 1 (Genesis 2,3) from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
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.
An Invitation from United Presbyterian Church of Slatington
Please join us at the United Presbyterian Church 6750 PA Rt. 873 Slatington, PA 18080 on November 8th, 2009 for our “51st” Annual Gymanafa Ganu (Welsh Hymn Sing). The afternoon session will begin at 2:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. Our Conductor is Mr. Robert A. Jones from NY, our Organist is Mr. Robert Miller from ME, and our Pianist is Mrs. Anna Mary Milot, Choir Director/Organist of the Slatington United Presbyterian Church. Special music will be by the “Tri-Cees Coral” from the Schnecksville Campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College under the direction of Dr. David A. McConnell. Please join us for this annual tradition. Music is sung mostly in English and some Welsh, if you are able. An expanded “Te Bach” (Welsh Tea) will follow the program. A free will offering is taken to help defray expenses. For more information call the church at 610-767-8113 or Mrs. Milot at 610-767-8337.
The Church 150th Anniversary Books will be on sale for Christmas. The cost is $35.00 each. For those of you interested, please sign the order form located in the downstairs vestibule of our church. Orders will be taken until November 29, 2009.
A Friendly Reminder
Please remember to make sure all doors are locked and all lights are turned out when leaving the Church. Thanks!
Colleen George; (2) Cora Apgar; (3) Brad Bloszinsky; (4) Keven Lorah, Shelby Fenstermaker, Michael Jernegan; (5) Nancy Hamm; (6) Kelly Rusnock; (7) Jonathan Linton, Tom Waters; Dorothy Somers, Jakob Huffman; (11) Scott Gilbert; (12) Julie Berk; (13) Taylor Geiger; Carl Moran, Kyle Rusnock; (15) Althea Lychak, Kelly Ward; (16) David Fehnel; (18) June Linton, Kathleen Rowland; (20) William Geiger III; (21) Michael Lorah; (22) Tom Heffner; Doug Barriner; (25) Laura Wheeler-Cassavell, Jack Wall; (26) Tim Faisetty, Kelly Hawes, Robert Lychak, Pat Dolgos; (27) Deborah Bendekovits; (30) Charles Kerewich, Steven Haberern.
Shannon McNeill; (3) Tori Snyder, Michael Woodling; (5) Amy Keller; (6) Jack Wheeler; Walter Bloszinsky, Andrew Snyder; (8) Mae Hart, Matthew Jernegan, Karen Sentiwany; Wilson Paul Scheirer, Bryant Autrey, Bryan Dannecker; (10) Barbara Johns; (12) Dave Micio; Cody Storm; (15) Kathleen Fenstermaker; (16) Robert Schlosser, Kathy Kovalchick; Katie Dyer, Kyle Worman; (18) Tiffany Bennett; (20) Randy Walters; (22) Alexis Adams; Mike Wiehl; (27) Carol Steigerwalt, Janet Ward, David Apgar; (29) Mackenzie Fehnel; (30) Erin Matthews, (31) Dotty Derrico
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.
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
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 Terrace, Apt. 201, 1940 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.)
The Presbyterian Women are grateful to all those who helped make the October Basket Social a great success. Thanks to all the Volunteers, Baskets, Baked Goods,
Presbyterian Women will be having their meeting on Nov. 10th at 7:15 p.m. – Thank Offering will be Circle 1. Host will be Circle 2.
Thanksgiving Eve Service
The Thanksgiving Eve Service will be on Wednesday, Nov. 25th at 7:30 p.m.
WORSHIP TIME 10:00 A.M.
Confirmation Classes—Nov. 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua
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Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. | Sunday School 9:00-9:45 a.m.
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