APRIL 2021


     

         

          The Coronavirus has been the most devastating event that has ever occurred in our nation and world. It has developed an air of fear, anxiety and uncertainty for us all. However, I really find that fear and anxiety are not the answer for our daily lives.

           Early on we had placed on our signboard the following: “Fear not for I am with you.” Also our neighboring Lutheran brethren had on their sign board: “Stay calm and pray 6 ft. away.” Both of these send a message we all need to absorb and practice. We need to replace fear and anxiety with hope and encouragement. Each day is a gift of God! Let us have faith and hope and put our trust in God on a daily basis and set fear aside. This is the day that the Lord has made help us to rejoice and be glad in it.

           We also need to give thanks for each day that God gives us. We need to be filled with faith and trust in all things. We also need to remember the many people on the front lines that are sacrificing and serving to help overcome and alleviate this pandemic. The medical people as well as the first responders and so many others have and are dedicating themselves to help their fellowmen.

            Even thou we will still not have the church officially open, so to speak, we will continue to worship with our FM 87.9 available on the parking lot and also our live streaming Facebook video in your home.

           Our goal is to return to the church grove and worship as we did last summer. Weather permitting we hope to open worship in the grove on Easter Sunday. Please check our website for information concerning our service. May God continue to bless you in this time of challenge and may we continue in joy to worship and praise our Lord.

                                                                                                      In His Light, Pastor M.

                                                                                                       Phone: (610) 987-6637


MEN’S MINISTRIES

Our next meeting will be April 10that 7:30 A.M.

All men encouraged to come and share in the food and fellowship.

 

NEWLETTER ARTICLES

ARE DUE THE SECOND TO LAST SUNDAY


BIBLE STUDIES

Both Bible Studies will not be meeting until further notice.


CONSISTORY MEETING

Our next meeting will be MONDAY,

April 19th @ 7:00 P.M. in the church grove

Stewardship @ 6:30 P.M.


2021 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

The upcoming 70th Annual National Day of Prayer is on May 6, 2021. Our theme for 2021 is 

“LORD POUR OUT YOUR LOVE, LIFE, & LIBERTY”,

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Please mark your calendar now to come out and join in prayer for our nation in the grove

@ 7:00 P.M.


Family Banquet 2021

Will not be held this year


MAUNDY THURSDAY

HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE

April 1st, 7:00 P.M.

“Tenebrae Service” (Service of Lights)

Holy Communion

Join us for this special time.


GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER VIGIL

April 2nd, 2 P.M. -8 P.M.

As in previous years, we anticipate having one or

more persons in the church sanctuary for silent

prayer in all time slots throughout the day.

“Our Church Family List”

will be available in the Narthex so that you may take from the list as many persons as you will be praying for. May you be encouraged to sign up for one or more time slots as soon as possible on the sheet provided in the Narthex.


HOLY WEEK SCHUEDULE

Maundy Thursday April 1, 2021 7:00 P.M.

Tenebrae Service with Holy Communion

Good Friday April 2, 2021

Prayer Vigil 2:00-8:00 P.M.

Easter Sunday April 4, 2021 9:00 A.M.

with Holy Communion

This service will potentially be held in the church grove, weather permitting.

You are encouraged to bring a canned

good for the food cupboard.

MASKS

I would like to thank everyone who bought masks from me over the past several months.

I will be donating the proceeds to the Women's Ministry, to their helping hands fund.

The total amount is $300.00. Again, I thank you. Any further purchases will also be donated.

Be Well to Everyone

Debbie Pullen

610-370-3012 – Home


LAWN CUTTING

If you need someone to mow your lawn or know of someone who does , give us a call

Don or Brian Satter @

610-779-7503 or 610-914-5199


HELP OUR HOMELESS VETERANS

Looking for sleeping bags. Drop off in the Narthex or in the Social Hall. Envelopes available on top of the mailboxes if you would like to make a monetary donation.

Next lunches May 17th


STATISTICS

ATTENDANCE

JANUARY                                              FEBRUARY

01/03/21   cancelled                            02/07/21   cancelled

01/10/21    48                                         02/14/21    25

01/17/21     48                                         02/21/21     32

01/24/21    32                                         02/28/21      36

01/31/21     25

GAINS (0)

LOSSES / TRANSFERRED (0)

DEATHS (1)

Alma Sandridge

MEMBERSHIP

March 27, 2021 274

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Barnett, Secretary


CHURCH TREASURER’S REPORT

JANUARY 2021

Congregational Offering Receipts $10,845.00

Total Operating Expenses $13,601.70

FEBRUARY 2021

Congregational Offering Receipts $ 9,523.00

Total Operating Expenses $12,389.38

Respectfully Submitted,

                                                                                                                    Susan Barnett, Treasurer


GRADUATE RECOGNITION

Anyone graduating from college or high school is asked to contact Doris Parr, 610-780-9251 or the church office at

610-779-9787 so that they can be recognized during the church service on June 27th. Please fill out a form which can be found on the table in the Narthex and hand in to Doris or the church office.





MONTHLY PRAYER LIST

 Monthly prayer lists are located on the side table in the Narthex. If you have requests for the list, you can fill out a prayer request form which will be on the table in the Narthex and give the information to Jessica Houck 610-823-0183.If you have any questions about this list or our  prayer chain you can see Jessica Houck or Bob Hallman. New lists will be available the Sunday following our monthly prayer meetings.

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PRAYER REQUEST FORM

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