Weekly Bulletin

Calendar of Events

SUNDAY, April 30

9:15am                  Coffee Time

9:30am                  Sunday School

10:45am                Service of Worship

Message: Rev. Steve Hutchison

1:30pm                  Sung-Chi Presbyterian worship (sanctuary)



7:00pm                  Women’s Fitness Group (home of Irene Philips)



7:00-9:00pm        Girl Scout Service Unit Meeting (narthex)




5:00pm                  Trevose (Room B)

7:30pm                  Sung-Chi Prayer Meeting (Room B)



7:30pm                  Board Meetings

Presence (Ortiz home)



6:30-9:00pm        Parents’ Night Out (Graceland)

7:30pm                  Communion Club (host home)



8:00am-2:00pm  PBA Annual Meeting (St. Paul’s Baptist, Phila.)

9:00am-noon       Spring Work Day


SUNDAY, May 7 – Music Sunday

9:15am                  Coffee Time

9:30am                  Sunday School

10:45am                 Service of Worship


12:00pm                Reception

1:30pm                  Sung-Chi Presbyterian worship (sanctuary)

3:30-5:00pm        Girl Scout meetings


Volunteers for May 7:

Greeter(s)                               Nancy MacMullan

Welcome Center                  Kathy Gallagher

Worship Leader                   Casey Brookes

Sound                                    Daniel Beaty (Amilya Martin)

Nursery                                  Erica Fitzgerald

Toddlers                                Marie Donnelly

Graceland 2nd Hour             Casey Brookes

Communion Leader           Tamra Phillips




NEWS & NOTES – April 30, 2017


Greeter(s)                              Steve Choyce

Welcome Center                   Kathleen Viall

Worship Leader                    Kristin Paluszka

Sound                                   Peter Sharpe (Jack Sharpe)

Nursery                                 Diane Schwartz

Toddlers                               Scott Brookes

Graceland 2nd Hour               Casey Brookes


OUR PULPIT GUEST this morning is Rev. Steve Hutchison. Rev. Hutchison, the uncle of our own Barbara Longenberger, pastored churches in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, CA for 13 years before serving Palmer Seminary as Director of Admissions for 28 years.  He is now retired.  Pastor Hawthorne continues his mini-sabbatical through Sunday, May 7.


NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 7, is Music Sunday when we honor our musicians for their commitment to our music ministry and their contribution to our worship each Sunday morning.  Ken Maahs will be our pulpit guest.  A reception will be held following the worship service.  Please join us!


A SPRING WORK DAY is scheduled for this coming Saturday, May 6, 9:00 A.M.-noon. There are many areas around the church property that need attention. There’s a project for everyone—no special skills required!


THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE has begun its work.  If you would like to learn about opportunities for serving on a board or would like to serve, please contact the appropriate Nominating Committee member:  Jeanne Hanna, Trustees; Carolyn Paullin, Christian Education; Jill Rhea,

Diaconate, Gene Stremme, Missions.


MAY NEWSLETTERS are in church mailboxes and available for viewing on the church website, www.gbcbb.org.

REMINDER! ALL CHURCH OFFICERS, board chairpersons, committees and teams must have their individual or group annual report submitted to the church office by Sunday, May 7 for inclusion in the 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Congregational Meeting is Sunday, May 21 at 9:30 A.M. during the Sunday School hour.


YOUR HELP IS NEEDED to keep our kitchen neat, clean and pest-free.  Please sign-up for a month on the form on the kitchen counter near the refrigerator. Tasks will include periodically wiping down the counters, checking the refrigerator and freezer, and discarding outdated food items.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is Friday, July 28-Sunday, July 30. Mark your summer calendars now!! We are looking for volunteers to help during the weekend: decorators, shoppers, lunch preparers, people for games, Bible stories, science projects and video time, along with many other tasks. Contact Casey Brookes to volunteer.


THE 310TH ANNUAL GATHERING of the Philadelphia Baptist Association is Saturday, May 6, 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Baptist church (10th & Wallace Streets, Philadelphia).  Activities of the day are a continental breakfast, workshops, business session, worship, special music lunch and fellowship.  A special ceremony will reaffirmation the Baptist Principle of Association and communion will be served by PBA ministers.  Registration is $15/person.  Call the PBA office to register (215-482-8222) or e-mail contact@philadelphiabaptist.org.


DIANE SCHWARTZ solicits your donations to the American Cancer Society Bike-a-Thon on Sunday, June 11. This will be her 15th year of riding to raise money for cancer research.  To contribute online, go to www.acsbike.org, click on donate, then on the drop down menu.  Click on donate to a participant, type in “Diane Schwartz” and follow the directions.  If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to “American Cancer Society”, put Diane’s name and Rider #22 in the memo line and put it in Diane’s mailbox.






        • TO GIVE FLOWERS FOR A SUNDAY SERVICE, please contact Trish Simpson in the church office. The current cost of an arrangement is $35.
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