Weekly Bulletin

Calendar of Events


SUNDAY, August 13


10:00am          Service of Worship


11:00am          Board of Missions meeting (following worship)


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




MONDAY, August 14


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




WEDNESDAY, August 16


11:00am          Bible Study


5:00pm            Trevose (Room B)


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




THURSDAY, August 17






FRIDAY, August 18


10:00am          MOMS Club (Graceland)




SUNDAY, August 20


10:00am          Service of Worship


                        Dr. Ken Maahs, pulpit guest


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






Volunteers for August 20 (10:00am summer worship):


Greeter(s)                     Jeff Ledbetter, Marjorie Scharpf


Welcome Center          Casey Brookes


Worship Leader           Betty Helpa


Sound                          Peter Sharpe (Jack Sharpe)


Nursery                       Kristin Paluszka


Toddlers                      Steve Lloyd


Graceland 2nd Hour      Marie Donnelly





NEWS & NOTES – August 13, 2017




Greeter(s)                              Butch Swanson


Welcome Center                   Marjorie Scharpf


Worship Leader                    Ed Paluszka


Sound                                   Santosh Philips (Isabeau Martin)


Nursery                                 Erica Fitzgerald


Toddlers                               Jackie Light


Graceland 2nd Hour               Linda Allmond




IN RECENT WEEKS, a church e-mail with the bylaws changes attached was sent to all members with e-mail addresses.  Copies have been placed in mailboxes of members without e-mail.  Please read over the proposed changes in preparation for the September 17 congregational business meeting.




THE INSTALLATION of the new church sign is going along well!  The church will be available for all activities during the construction, and the driveway is open and accessible.






  • Rev. Hawthorne will be on vacation August 19-26.  Dr. Ken Maahs will be our pulpit guest on August 20.
  • Casey Brookes will be on vacation August 12-19.
  • Trish Simpson will be on vacation August 14-18.




ATTENTION, SANCTUARY CHOIR!  There is a special choir rehearsal on Wednesday, August 23, at 7:00 P.M.  It is very important that you attend this rehearsal of the fall pieces.  Mark your calendar!!




CORRECTION TO CASEY’S NEW E-MAIL: gracelandchildren@gmail.com




THE SEARCH CONTINUES for a new Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.  All inquiries and job application materials should come to Trish in the church office.  All information will be forwarded to Ed Paluszka, Search Committee chair.




PRESENCE TO WATCH AND STUDY “THE SHACK” – The next meeting of the “Presence” small group will be August 27 at 7:00 P.M. at the home of Neftali and Oneida Ortiz.  Please note the slight change in time for this meeting due to the program for the evening.  At this meeting we will be watching and discussing the recent movie, “The Shack.”  The movie will provide the basis for our study in the subsequent 3 meetings.  Your comments after watching the movie will inspire the specific themes for us to study.  Let Oneida know you’ll attend by calling her at 267-800-3032.




CONGRATULATIONS to Patrick and Andrea Rodgers on the birth of their daughter, Grace, on Wednesday, August 9.  All are doing well!




VOLUNTEER DRIVERS are available to take non-driving seniors to appointments and errands in the area during the week.  Please check directly with Betty Helpa, Linda Lin or Gunta Plostnieks if you need transportation assistance.




VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GRACELAND!  Additional childcare helpers are needed for the Nursery and the Toddler Room during worship. Please contact Casey or any member of the Board of Christian Education if you can help.




JOB SEEKERS, PLEASE NOTE!  There are new job postings on the job clipboard at the bulletin board.




CHOP FUNDRAISER – Barren Hill Designer Bag Bingo, September 17, games start at 2:00 P.M.  This event held at Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company (647 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill) benefits CHOP’s Buddy Walk and Family Fun Day to raise money for life-altering care, treatment and research for children with Down Syndrome.  Tickets: $25 for 20 games.  See Betty Helpa or Diane Schwartz if you wish to attend.



THE UNITED SCHWENKFELDER CHOIR begins rehearsals for its December 3 Christmas concerts on Monday, September 11 at Central Schwenkfelder Church (Valley Forge Road, Worcester).  Please see the poster on the community bulletin board for all the details.



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