March 24, 2023 – Journey to the Cross and Beyond
For all ages. Join us for a soup supper and then make your own personal journey through several interactive stations that help us find meaning in Jesus’s experiences during his last week in Jerusalem and after his resurrection. Each station will have both child-friendly and adult versions of a scripture passage, a question to reflect upon, and something interactive to do such as smelling perfume, eating bread, casting down loud coins, nailing regrets to a cross, and eating the sweet fruit of God’s love. Children should go through stations with a responsible adult willing to read and explain each activity. This event will take place in Fritze Hall and in the sanctuary from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
April 21, 2023 – Friday Fun Night
For Preschool through 5th grade children. Join us in Fritze Hall from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and help us ask how Jesus is like a good shepherd to us. Join us for story, songs, crafts, and supper. Adults responsible for their children are welcome to join us or to take the evening off.
Mardi Gras Dinner Dance will be held on February 18, 2023. Dinner at 5:30PM with dancing to follow. Music, food, cake walk, guessing games, door prizes, and BEADS! Adults $15.00, Children ages 4 to12 $7.50, Children 3 and under Free. Help feed the hungry by bringing a non-perishable food item. See Barb Horvath for information or call the Church Office
Second Sunday Offering
Share some of God’s abundance with others by bringing in your non-perishable food items. Place them in the grocery cart in Fritze Hall. We will receive them in worship during the offering the second Sunday of each month.
St. John’s has an ongoing collection for The Lehigh Conference of Churches Drop-in Center which provides a shower for those in need. The items they need are: toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand/body lotion and disposable razors. Trial/hotel sizes preferred. Items can be placed in the basket in Fritze Hall. Thanks to everyone who has already donated. Keep the items coming!
CONSTANT CONTACT - WEEKLY NEWS
If you do not already receive our Constant Contact emails, please call (610-264-3762) or email the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask to be added to our list. In addition to occasional special notices, we send out an email each week, usually on Friday, that gives you links to worship and all the latest news from St. John’s. Find out about events and ways you can help others through our collections for the Food Pantry and other agencies.
Thank you for your continued support of the Whitehall Food Ministry.
We need volunteers to assist on the third Monday of the month with unloading trucks and sorting food in the morning. Help is also needed for food
distribution in the evening, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Call the office for more information.
Remember that you can always bring in non-perishable food items for the Whitehall Food Pantry. The shopping cart is in Fritze Hall. You can also bring in extra produce from your gardens on Sunday and Lana Synder will deliver them to the Food Ministry.
Be a joy and source of strength for one another by joining us for Fellowship Hour following the service. Fellowship hour will be every other week in February. We thank everyone who made our Fellowship Hour a tremendous success.
Holden Evening Prayer starting in March
More info to follow.
NEWS FROM HOLY TRINITY MEMORIAL CHURCH
Our congregation shares many values and relationships with Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church in Catasauqua. Our own Mike Fister is a member and his spouse, Barbara, who sometimes plays the guitar for our worship services, is the Council President at Holy Trinity. In an effort to address food insecurity in their neighborhood, Holy Trinity offers several events and dinners which are free and open to the public. Their work fits in well with our own mission Statement: “Feeding People, Body, Mind, and Spirit.”
With these shared values and connections in mind, our Council has given approval to a new venture. We will be sharing with you events at Holy Trinity Memorial as part of our regular announcements and Holy Trinity will be sharing our events with their congregation. We look forward to seeing where supporting one another will lead us as both our congregations seek share God’s love by caring for the world around us. Here are the events coming up at Holy Trinity. Please support and enjoy them as you can.
Warm Up Wednesdays – Free Soup every Wednesday night from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Monthly Dinners – Free and open to the public
UPCOMING Meatloaf Dinner!Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church is sponsoring a EAT IN or TAKE OUT
Meatloaf Dinner on Saturday, February 18th, 2023. Seating’s or take out are 4:30PM or 5:30PM. MENU includes: Meatloaf/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll/Butter and Dessert. Tickets must be reserved. For tickets please call: Deb at 610 262-1640. Ticket decline is FEBRUARY 12.
Cost is by Donation. Proceeds to benefit: STORM THE HEAVEN FUND which is a faithful community committed to spreading awareness and funding research for children with a form of brain cancer called: Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.
Saturday, March 18th: Pork and Sauerkraut
Sunday, April 2nd: Palm Sunday Brunch
Saturday, April 29th: Victorian Tea
Catch Up on the News
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ELCA: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Home page
Catch Up on the ELCA and Synod News.
We invite you to join us at any of our services to fill your mind, body, and spirit with the inspirational messages of God. See you there!
A listing of the services appears at the bottom of this page.