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October 2008

Get to Know Your Congregation!

Names: Sandy and Carl Moran

CARL - Hellertown
SANDY - Hokendauqua

High School attended:
CARL - Saucon Valley 1972
SANDY - Whitehall 1975

Previous churches attended:
CARL - Christ Lutheran, Hellertown
SANDY - Hokey Pres my entire life

Current job, hobbies, or special talents:
CARL - Employed at Crowder Jr. Company as a Customer Service Rep.
Favorite hobby is fishing. Greatest talent is Being A Kid.
SANDY - Employed at S. Agentis & Mr. Rooter Plumbing in Human
Resources and Payroll. Favorite hobby is Rubberstamping.

What has been your involvement with Hokey Pres?
Do you have a couple hours?
CARL - Session, Confirmation Teacher
SANDY - Choir, Chimes, Deacon, Superintendent of Sunday School
BOTH - Sunday School Teachers, Youth Ministry Leaders

Fun or special memories of Hokey Pres:
CARL - All the good times I have with the kids.
SANDY - When I was a kid they used to have musicals. My favorite one
was Sound of Music. I also used to love going to Camp Brainerd for
the church picnics. Now, as an adult, I love the church clean-ups,
Youth Ministry events, Sunday School Outings, Picnics, and so much
more ... I've been here a long time.

How did you come to find/attend Hokey Pres?
CARL - I was dating Sandy and wanted to play softball with her
church. You had to be a member to play, so I joined.
SANDY - Born into it.

Family Info:
Carl and I will be married 31 years in January 2009. We have three
beautiful daughters - Melissa was 30 in July 2008, and twins who live
with our Lord - Jessica, eternally 21 and Christa, eternally 24.

Melissa has blessed us with an amazing, energetic grandson, Patrick,
who was 7 in 2008 and is blessing us with another grandchild in
March/April of 2009.

Fall Clean Up!

Thanks to all those who helped out at the church clean-up day on Saturday September 20th. Your hard work is appreciated!

Choir Practice

Choir practice rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come join us!

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!

Drip, Drip, Drop!

Our leaky roof has been fixed! Please click here for photos. A big thanks to all who have made contributions to our Roof Fund. We are still accepting donations to replenish our Building Fund. Thank you!

Fall Membership Classes

Fall membership classes will be forming soon, Pleas contact pastor Henry Distler for more details, if you are interested in attending classes or you have any questions, 610-264-9693.

October Birthdays

John Tremblay; (2) Jeffrey Stauffer, III; (6) Dennis Shelanick; (7) Lois Yudt; (9) Melody Faisetty; Ben Mullikin; (11) Cheyenne Dougherty, Thomas Gross; (13) Mark Scherer, Jeff Stauffer; Holly Hodes, (15) James Shedlauskas; (16) Margie Arehart; (17) Alice Wall, Kyle Worman; Sharon McFetridge; (21) Valerie Mack; (22) Heather Miller; (23) Bruce Linton, Janelle Sentiwany; Evelyn Unangst; (24) Melissa Lorah, Lauren Sammak; (31) Walter Hertzog Jr.

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.

Deacons Prayer List

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

Additional Prayer Concerns:

Joanne & Jeff Matthews
Graham Hantz
Ben Sammak
Melissa Harth
Irwin Kreglow
Jeff Newman
Maria Schedler
Monica & Mario Vasquez
Fehnel Family
Mark Scherer
Jim DeWalt

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 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

Mrs. Jeanette Hause - 247 E. Walnut Street, Allentown, PA 18109

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.)

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!

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