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From The Pastor’s Desk

The season of Advent begin the patient waiting and watching for the birth of Christ. Advent began on November 25th, 2018. We also began a new liturgical year, Year C. That means we get to explore more of the Bible as a congregation. This December, especially Christmas Eve, I plan on focusing on the Incarnation […]

Gift Card Fundraiser

With Christmas approaching, now is a great time to stock up on the gift cards!

We have Gift Card Fundraiser through Great Lakes Scrip Center and includes tons of cards – from Advance Auto Parts to Wet Seal (young women’s clothing). By purchasing the gift card through Great Lake Scrip, our church earns a percentage […]

Annual Meeting of the Congregation

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday, December 16, after our Worship Service. The proposed 2019 Budget was approved by the Consistory for distribution in the weekly bulletins and extra copies are available on the table in the Narthex.

NOTICE TO ALL COMMITEES, TEAMS AND ASSOCIATIONS: In accordance with our Constitution […]

Christmas Caroling

We will meet after Worship on December 2 for caroling. We’ll raise our voices and spirits as we sing songs of the season to residents of our local nursing homes and to our home bound. Come with us and sing glory to the newborn king!

Christmas Cards For Vets

There is a box in the bell tower for Christmas Cards for our local veterans who are residents at the VA Hospital. The last day to put cards in the box is December 16. Thank you for remembering those men and women who served our country.

Christmas Eve

Anyone wishing to present music prior to the Christmas Eve Service is asked to see Denise Dean. We will begin at 7:00 pm and conclude at 7:30 pm. If you are more inclined to read a poem or selection, that would be very welcome also.

Christmas Cantata

The Sunday School students would like to invite you to a celebration of Christmas music. This year’s Sunday School program will be all about the songs of Christmas. Our choirs will all join together to bring us the joy of the season. Each choir will be showcased in their own numbers as well as joining […]

Christmas Party


The Sunday School Christmas Party will be held on December 15 from 10 am to 12 pm. We are asking all the kids to bring a couple pieces of fruit for the baskets for our shut-ins.


The Sunday school will be sponsoring Ruth’s Place this year. They are in […]

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree has been set up in the Narthex. Just take an ornament, purchase the item listed on it, wrap it, tape the ornament to the package and place it under the tree. You may also include a card from you and your family

Christmas Offering Envelope

Please be generous in giving to our church ministries supported by this offering:

Phoebe Devitt Home Bethany Children’s Home Lancaster Theological Seminary

These organizations sincerely need and appreciate your support. Every penny counts with today’s expenses, so please give generously. The “Christmas Offering” is a benevolence offering and is not used to build up the […]

Bethany Christmas List

Copies of the 2019 Christmas Wish List are on the table in the Narthex. Please note that the children at Bethany are teenagers. Specific gift items are included on the Christmas Wish List or if you prefer, the children love to receive gift cards to department stores, craft stores, area malls, etc. Please choose age-appropriate […]



There are sign-up sheets on the tables in the Narthex doorway for you to purchase poinsettias to decorate our sanctuary. The last day to sign up is December 9th.



The 2019 chart for the altar flowers is on the table in the Narthex. The price is $14.00 for […]

Thank You!

The following letters are posted on the bulletin board in the bell tower:


Doris Yurchak sent an extra special thank you for the generous donation given to her after her home caught fire and was destroyed on September 15th.

Picture Perfect

Joan Revis is about to enjoy a delicious turkey dinner at the annual Fall Turkey Dinner at Emmanuel held on Saturday October 20th.

Church Decorating – November 25th

We will be decorating the church, putting up and trimming the tree in preparation for the Christmas season on November 25th at 2:00 pm. All are invited to attend and help out.

Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight. — Psalm 119:143 (NIV)