We will decorate the church again this year with beautiful Easter flowers. Tulips and daffodils are $7 each, and Easter lilies are $8 each. Plants can be given in honor or in memory of someone you love. Please place your orders by March 11th and make sure your check memo or envelope is marked with “Flowers.” Thanks!
In memory of the first communion of Jesus with his disciples, we will celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper together during the worship service on Maundy Thursday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m. We will look together at Servant Hospitality. Our text is John 13:1-7, 31b-35.
We need volunteers--three to read scripture and one to carry the cross from FPC to Stroudsburg United Methodist Church next door. Please contact the church office if you are willing to help.
The Christian community in Stroudsburg will again gather on Good Friday, March 30th, at 11 a.m., at the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on 9th Street, where it will begin the annual Cross Walk. You are invited to join your brothers and sisters in Christ from our faith communities, to walk with Jesus in remembrance of what are known as “the Stations of the Cross.” A large wooden cross will be carried, followed by the procession of Christian disciples, stopping at various churches and the County Court House for a time of scripture reading and prayer. The procession lasts about one half hour, and will end at the Stroudsburg Methodist Church on lower Main Street.
The Helping Hands Care Team of Lehigh Presbytery is planning a mission work trip to South Carolina on April 14-21, 2018 to assist with the recovery efforts after heavy rains and flooding caused extensive damage to the churches and homes in that area. This will be their fifth trip to South Carolina. Cost is $200.00 per person and volunteers must register by March 30, 2018.
(Note: the photo is of a previous Helping Hands Mission Trip.)
A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables our church to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed. We receive this special offering on Easter Morning and encourage everyone to come prepared to give as they’ve been blessed. Envelopes are in the pew racks.
Learn more by clicking here: http://specialofferings.pcusa.org/oghs.html
Our Fall Clothing Drive was such a success, that we decided to clean out our closets again for the spring! Pick up will be on April 23 at 3pm. Items should be placed in white kitchen bags and may be dropped off at the church ANY TIME until that date. We will store all items in the clothing room downstairs. If you are unable to bring your items to church, please contact Amanda Denny and she will arrange to pick them up from you.
Acceptable Items Include:
Gently used/wearable conditioned/new mixed Clothing all sizes/ages Shoes, Sandals, Sneakers, Boots, Construction Boots, Work Gear, Jackets, Coats, Rain Gear, Leathers, Belts, Ties, Pants, Shirts, Sweaters, Vests, Blouses, Dresses, Skirts, Robes, Undergarments, Bedspreads, Blankets, Comforters, Curtains, Sheets, Pillowcases, Towels, Linens, Tablecloths, Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Handbags, Purses, Wallets, Jewelry, Watches, Uniforms, Jerseys, Backpacks, New Diapers, Swimwear
The money we receive from this drive will be allocated for the Building and Organ Renovation. All of our donations will be sent to low income areas and will help reduce unwanted textiles from going into overburdened landfills. So, while this event helps us to forward our mission to our community by completing our projects, we are also giving back and helping others and our environment with our donations.
You may recall that the choir and a few extra friends sang the National Anthem last summer at an Iron Pigs Baseball game at Coca Cola Park in Allentown. They have been invited to sing again this year! The date is Friday, July 13, so mark your calendars! The first pitch is 7:05pm. Reserve your $11.00 ticket now by contacting the church office!