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Feb 17 at 7:00 PM
This will be a Zoom worship service where we can gather with each other on-line and share in a worship experience. You will receive an email with a link to join the worship. Those who do not have an email address may contact the Church Office for a phone number to be able to listen to the worship.
All Services Canceled
Coronavirus Update - Friday, February 19, 2021
St. John’s United Church of Christ Allentown has suspended all events, meetings, and worship services due to COVID-19 public health concerns. Our building will be closed to the public until further notice. Join us for virtual worship every Sunday at 11:00 am. You can find the latest updates about our church and virtual worship on our website at www.stjohnsuccallentown.org and our Facebook page.
May God's peace be your anchor during this time.
Sundays in Lent
Sermon Series: Beliefs that Matter
Feb 21 – Evil and Good
Feb 28 – Judgment and Grace
Mar 7 – Listening and Responding
Mar 14 – Guest Preacher
March 21 – Forgiveness and Reconciliation
March 28 – Giving and Receiving
Lenten Small Group ZOOM Bible Study
You are invited to join in a small group for a Zoom Bible study during March. There will be two topics presented. Each will have a choice of 6 different days and times to when you can participate. Click the link to complete the sign-up form (or copy to your browser to access)
If you are unable to access the registration form, call or email the Church Office to sign-up
Topic 1 –DISCOVERING OUR HUNGER (Psalm 107: 1-9)
Choose one group day & time that works for you
Tuesday Mar 2 1:30 to 2:30 PM
Wednesday Mar 3 10:00 to 11:00 AM
Thursday Mar 4 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Tuesday Mar 9 10:00 to 11:00 AM
Wednesday Mar 10 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Thursday Mar 11 1:30 to 2:30 PM
Check It Out
The Youth in Judy Garrigan’s Sunday School have redesigned the Bulletin Board in the Great Hall. “The Many Names for God” is the centerpiece and the Board includes 5 Praying Hands, Interpretations of Ecclesiastes 3 “For Everything There is a Time,” and 5 “Take Away” Sheets for folks to “take what you need,” i.e. Love, Hope, Peace, Patience, Beauty, Courage, Strength, etc. CHECK IT OUT!
Some Spirit has sent us to this place
With hope on our faces
Palms open, hearts open, we come
Seeking our selves.
What dreams drive us toward the God Who surely dwells here?
What faith touches our shoulders and gives us pause?
Perhaps the spell of light through brilliant windows,
The determined look on an acolyte’s face, the bloom of a candle flame
The sounds of children running, shrieking, laughing,
Telling stories all their own.
We come for food, yes, breathing the smells of onions frying,
Baking apples, peaches, pumpkin pie
Who is ready? I! I!
The trust of hand passing to hand the bread of life
The cup’s purple sweetness
Palms open, hearts open
We can pull patience from the marrow of our bones
We mourn the passing of another friend
And sometimes, hand to forehead, we are humbled by forgiveness
Or we just laugh together at the joy of this fellowship
The voice of God is calling out
We are asked: Can you? Will you?
We didn’t know we could! But, yes! We say. Yes!
I am here!
I can answer, ask, shop, bake, calculate, baptize, visit, give, collect, confirm, announce, come, go, drive, sing, record, sweep, scrub, climb, hammer, shovel, paint, type, play, preach, suggest, dance, reach, joke, arrange, learn, serve, teach, write, encourage, question, direct, encourage again, pray, and say “Amen.”
Palms open, hearts open
We give, we receive, we believe
Awash in the love of Christ
We find ourselves
Becky Bronfenbrenner 25 January 2019
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