Worship news and notes for October 22 – thereporteronline

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The Ukrainian Catholic Church’s “Our Lord” presentation has two additional sidewalk sales dates for Ukrainian food: Saturday, October 29 and November 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 1564 Allentown Road, Lansdale. Stock up on delicious pierogi and kielbasa. Questions: 215-362-9599.

The Chancel Choir of St. John’s United Church of Christ will sing “He That Is Down Need Fear No Fall” by R. Vaughn Williams, arranged by Brian Judge, in the 10:15 am service on October 23. Later the service will be available on St John’s website, Facebook page and YouTube channel: youtube/stjohnsucclansdalepa. The church is located at 500 W. Main St., Lansdale. All are welcome. Call 215-855-5489 or visit www.st-johns-ucc.org.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales, celebrates Sunday 23 October with a communion service in the sanctuary at 8:30am and 10:00am. The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person and can be found at www.stpetersnorthwales.org. Special music will be from St. Peter’s Belles. SPARK (Children’s Sunday School) is at 10:00am Confirmation classes are from 11:30am to 12:30pm First Communion classes are at 11:15am. In the evening there is a men’s meeting in Iron Hill.

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church PC (USA), 837 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale Please use an internet-enabled device or phone to attend live at the Shrine or live online worship services via Zoom. Sunday service is at 10:00 a.m. and morning service at 8:30 a.m. For web links or dial-in numbers, go to www.gwyneddsquare.org. Weekly Bible study meets on Wednesdays at 10am in the pastor’s study and on Zoom. The Adult Forum meets every Monday at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom and continues The Great Courses Videos: Comparative Religion video series with Prof. Charles Kimball of the University of Oklahoma. For web links or dial-in numbers for activities, please email off[email protected] or call the church office at 215-699-9159.

Faith Lutheran Church, 615 Cowpath Road, Montgomeryville, continues to pray in the Shrine as well as on Zoom at 10:30 am. Sunday school is held on Sundays from 9:45am to 10:25am for 3 to 11 year olds. A crib will be provided for 3-5 year olds during the 10:30am service. All services are also uploaded to Facebook. Find this at www.faithmontgomerville.org and click Connect to Facebook. For the zoom link or more information, please email [email protected]

The Church of the Holy Spirit of Harleysville (Episcopal), 2871 Barndt Road on the corner of Sumneytown Pike, Upper Salford, holds in-person communion services on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. The Church is also streaming Sunday services at 10:15 am live on the Church website and Facebook page – Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville. Church school for preschool through adult classes begins at 9am. Worship services are led by Rev. Kathy Andonian, Principal. For more information, call 215-234-8020 or visit www.churchoftheholyspirit.us.

Montco Bible Fellowship, 160 E. Main St., Lansdale: Attend virtual worship services accessible through the website or in person every Sunday. Adult Sunday School begins at 9:30 am and services at 10:00 am, along with Children’s Church at 10:00 am. We hold virtual Bible studies on Wednesdays at 7:20 p.m. Call 215-855-0899 for the Zoom Bible Study link. Visit our new website at www.montcobf.org.

Indian Creek Mennonite Church, 647 Harleysville Pike, Telford, will hold services as follows: Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship service, 10:15 a.m.; 7:30 p.m., October 30, Inspirational Song Service. Questions? Call Kevin Moyer (215) 721-9127.

Grace Lutheran Church, 40 N. Main St., Hatfield, with Pastor Nancy M. Raabe continues her church
Fall Worship Service from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. A new worship experience, Contemplative Connection, takes place on the last Wednesday of the month from 7:30pm to 7:50pm. In these times of pressure, busy schedules, and demanding responsibilities, our hearts and souls yearn for the refreshment and peace that only comes from a deep connection with God. Here we will have an invitation to sit in silence and pray through simple songs and chants. Casual clothing and floor seating are recommended. The 10:30 a.m. Sunday service will be streamed live under Online Worship on gracelutheranhatfield.org. For more information, call 215-855-4676.

Christmas Concert Opportunity for Volunteer Musicians: Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church is hosting a Christmas Concert with the GSPC Chancel Choir and GSPC Community Concert Band on Sunday afternoon 18th December. The church invites parishioners to join the choir or band for this special and festive event. If you play an instrument or like to sing, you are more than welcome to join both musical ensembles! The choir rehearsals take place on Sundays at 12 p.m. and the brass band rehearsals on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. in the church room. If interested, please call the church office at 215-699-9159 or email [email protected] for details. Information about our programs, events and services is available at GwyneddSquare.org.

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church announces its Autumn Faire Sale which will take place on Friday 28 October 9am to 6pm and Saturday 29 October Bag Sale 8am to 11am. Clean condition for adults and children including inner and outer clothing, handbags, socks, scarves, gloves, hats and shoes. Also included are small household items and clean linens (blankets, sheets, towels, tablecloths and curtains). This includes puzzles, writing paper, handicraft materials, children’s toys, games and books as well as all kinds of jewellery. If you would like to donate, the deadlines are Monday, October 24, 10am – 1pm and 6pm – 7.30pm; Tuesday, October 25, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, October 26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Contact Sandy Levine (215-368-0973) or Anita Lamond (215-527-2578) if you have any questions or need help submitting a donation.

A Trivia Night benefit for the American Cancer Society will be held on October 22 at St. Helena’s Church in Blue Bell. The 14th annual event takes place at 6:30pm in The Empress Room at the Church, 1489 Dekalb Pike. Gather some friends and don’t miss the delicious buffet dinner and fun trivia contest for a good cause. Visit the website at https://bit.ly/ACSTriviaNight22 for more information or contact Lori at 610-283-2932.

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church organizes and conducts a Mission Week each fall and spring, giving members of the congregation and the wider community an opportunity to take time out to help with a community service activity. The 7th fall mission week will take place from October 30th to November 5th. There are ways to support one of five nonprofit organizations. There will be hands-on volunteer activities for all ages for those who wish to volunteer in a group or individually, from home, at a mission organization location, or at church on a weekday evening or weekend. Organizations include: Caring for Friends – volunteering to take part in a cooking day together to prepare meals for the frail and isolated; Habitat for Humanity – Volunteer to build a new home for a local family who could not otherwise afford a home; Keystone Opportunity Center – Volunteers to bag, box and load fresh produce into customers’ cars for those in need of grocery assistance; Gamma Services – donation of non-perishable groceries, disposable pans and Thanksgiving Day bag grocery vouchers to underserved families; Manna on Main Street – Donation of food, drink, household and cooking items to help people in need. Please contact Ralph Insinga ([email protected] or 610-278-9656) or the Gwynedd Square Church Office (215-699-9159) for more details on these activities and how to participate.

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