Join us today! Together we are "Celebrating a Season of Gifts and Gratitude." Be a part of a celebration lunch after worship. Please RSVP by clicking here.
The scripture focus for the season is
“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. for the LORD GOD
is my strength and my might; God has become my salvation.”
Time to clean out your closets in support of the Building and Organ Restoration Fund!
We have teamed up with a company who will donate $$ to our projects for every pound of items we collect!
Acceptable Items Include:
Gently used clothing for all ages in all sizes, 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, Stuffed Animals & Dolls
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.
We will be collecting items from Sunday, October 29th through Monday November 6th. Please place all items in bags and bring them to the church any day that week. We will use the first Classroom inside the back door as our collection area. The company will be picking up our items on Monday November 6th at 4pm. If you are unable to transport your items, please contact Amanda Denny and she will arrange to pick them up from you.
Your financial support and partnership enables Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) to witness to the healing love of Christ and to bring hope to communities and individuals recovering from natural and human-caused disaster situations. The list of active accounts provides an opportunity to make donations to specific disaster situations. Thank you!
Please help Pocono Area Transitional Housing (PATH) provide Christmas gifts for PATH children, both present and former children whose families are still struggling. The bulletin board in the downstairs back hallway carries envelopes (during the month of November), each with the name of a needy child. Please mail an envelope with your $20 contribution directly to PATH so that Christmas shopping for a gift suited to the age and interests of that child can begin. Thank you.
Pocono Area Transitional Housing
7 N 9th St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Healing was an integral part of the ministry of Jesus which the church has been called to continue as one dimension of its concern for the wholeness of people. Through services for wholeness, the church enacts in worship its ministry as a healing community. Join us on All Saint’s Day (November 1) at 7 p.m. This service is open to all, not restricted to those desiring healing for themselves. Prayer for others, for our nation, for our families, for friends, or prayers for those we don’t know who need healing are welcome. You are encouraged to share the possibility of this service with people you encounter in need of healing.
Please help us get the word out: Printable Poster
Our annual All Saint’s Rose Ceremony, honoring our departed saints, will take place on Sunday, November 5 at our 10:00am worship service. Congregants will be invited to place a rose in a vase on the communion table in memory of someone who has passed away. (Roses will be provided.) We will give special thanks for those saints who have left us this year, then we will invite those who have lost someone at any time to remember them with a rose.
Plans are underway for our 2017 Holiday Bazaar, to be held this year in Fellowship Hall on Saturday, November 11, from 10am until 2pm. We will continue to feature handcrafted and homemade goods, including Christmas decorations and ornaments, handmade gift items, homemade candy and baked goods. The Amen Café will be open so that shoppers can also grab a quick bite to eat. All proceeds go to the building /organ restoration.
Anyone wishing to volunteer for this event, please contact the church office. Hope to see you there!
Please Join us on Sunday, November 12th after worship for our Gifts and Gratitude Dessert Buffet. It will be a time to reflect on the gifts we have offered through our Stewardship Campaign and, as we approach Thanksgiving, a time to be thankful, as we reflect on all which we have been blessed. Anyone wishing to share a delicious dessert for this time of Fellowship, please contact the church office.
Please note that this class is ongoing until the spring of 2018...so feel free to jump in at any time.
Adult Bible study on Wednesday evenings at 6:30-7:30 p.m., beginning September 13. (You are welcome to bring your dinner if you need to.) Led by Beth Utley, we will use Robin Meyer’s book Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshipping Christ and Start Following Jesus. You may use the study guide that will be provided with excerpts from the book. Or, if you have no time to read anything, just come. You can still participate just fine with the discussion in the class. Truly, anything works here.
The community Thanksgiving ecumenical service will be on Sunday, November 19th at 7PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 9 North Ninth Street, Stroudsburg. Rev. Beth Utley, will be preaching. This will be a special opportunity for the community to hear our pastor. Again a massed choir with singers from our Stroudsburg churches will be singing several anthems. Come and join your neighbors and friends for this most meaningful service of worship, which not only will inspire you, but serve to strengthen our community.