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September 2008

Get to Know Your Congregation!

Name: Sue Butchinski

Current Address: 151 S. 4th Street, Coplay, PA 18037
Hometown: Wind Gap, PA

High School/College attended: Pen Argyl High School, Indian River Community College, Allentown Business School

Previous churches attended: Zion Welsh Presbyterian Church-Wind Gap, Mallard Creek Presbyterian, Charlotte, NC

Current job, hobbies, or special talents: Purchasing Manager, Leidy's Inc. I enjoy gardening, cooking and reading.

What has been your involvement with Hokey Pres: I've been on Session for many years, and have served on the Fellowship & Group Life Committee since I joined the church. I've also been on Property, Communication and Personnel. I also sing with the choir.

Fun or special memories of Hokey Pres: The fellowship with the Church family - picnics, soup suppers, hymn sings, etc.

How did you come to find/attend Hokey Pres: It was the closest Presbyterian Church to where I lived when I moved back here from Florida. I came for Sunday service and liked the church. The Pastor at the time was Dave Batcheldor, who gave a very good sermon, and I was greeted after the service by Ruth Miller, who made me feel very welcome.

Family Info: I have a son, Joe, who lives with me, who was confirmed here, but no longer attends. He does, however, help out with Property issues whenever I ask him.

Fall Clean Up!

Please join us at the church for an INSIDE clean-up on Saturday, September 20th.
We’ll be going through a number of items which need to be spruced up, recycled, given away or thrown away. We need your input! Time to be announced. Thanks for your help.

Fall Clean Up, Part Two!

We’ll be assembling another work crew to clean up the outside of the church in October. Details to come. Thanks for everyone’s hard work!

Presbyterian Women

The dedication, team work and contributions of so many people helped to make the Ice Cream/Basket Social quite a success. Many THANKS to all who sacrificed precious time, creative talents and endured the heat on one of the hottest days of the year to realize a profit of $1,593.00.

Returning to fall schedule on September 14th

Worship time: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 8:30 a.m.

Choir Practice

Choir Practice will start on Wednesday September 10th. New choir members are always welcome. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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 cover the cost of the repair, which totaled $15,000. To date, we've received $6,500. We're hoping to replenish our Building Fund with additional donations. 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.

September Birthdays

Haley Linton; (5) Matthew Snyder; (6) Sue Butchinski; (7) Jessica Filipovits, Emily Hawes; (9) Ann Tremblay, Joanne Matthews, Natalie Keller, Jeanine Snyder; (11) Jeanne
Miller, Sharon Mohr; (15) Tara Galloway; (17) Peg Hodes; (18) Melissa Ruch; (19) Paula Scherer, Ryan Kovalchick, Brady Pidgeon; (22) Sandy Moran; (23) Zackary Hartman; (24) Braidon Berk; Robert Schlosser, Leyna Jernegan, Tom Bowman; (26) Kathy Micio, Richard Woodling; (27) Patrick Lyle; (28) Amy Hartman, Dan Schedler, Betty Cunningham; (29) Karen Cope, Kevin Strohl; (30) Justin Wall, Paige Linton

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:

Graham Hantz
Ben Sammak
Melissa Harth
Irwin Kreglow
Family and Friends of Ann Kreglow
Jeff Newman
Maria Schedler
Monica & Mario Vasquez
Fehnel Family
Linton 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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