The Reporter (Lansdale, PA)
WORSHIP NEWS AND NOTES
Items for Worship News to firstname.lastname@example.org. Address questions to Nancy March, editor, at nmarch@ thereporteronline.com. Deadline is noon Thursday to appear in the Saturday Worship News and Notes. The Children’s Choir at St. John’s United Church of Christ will sing “Climbin’ Up the Mountain” by Linda Spevacek at the 10:15 a.m. service on February 19. In addition, the Chancel Choir will sing “Fairest Lord Jesus” by Hal Hopson. There is also an 8a.m. service. Later the service is available on St. John’s Facebook page, website and YouTube channel:youtube.com/stjohnsucclansdalepa. The church is at 500 W. Main St., Lansdale. Call 215-855-5489 or visit www.st-john-ucc.org. St. John’s United Church of Christ will hold an Ash Wednesday service on February 22at 7 p.m. with Holy Communion (gluten-free bread is available) and the Imposition of Ashes. Music will be performed by the Chancel Choir and organ. St. John’s United Church
of Christ will hold a Lenten Book Study on “Freeing Jesus” by Diana Butler Bass every Wednesday in Lent, beginning March 1 and continuing through April 5 at 7 p.m. The weekly study will meet in person at the church with a hybrid Zoom option available. For information and to register call the church office at 215-855-5489or e-mail email@example.com The church is at 500 W. Main St., Lansdale All are welcome! Call or visit www.st-johns-ucc. org
Grace Lutheran Church, 40 N. Main St., Hatfield, and Pastor Nancy M. Raabe will mark Ash Wednesday on February 22 with services at noon and 7:30 p.m. featuring the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. The noon service is followed by a soup lunch. Sunday Lenten services continue from February 29 through March 26 at 8 and 10:30 a.m. With the churches of Hatfield, Grace will host a midweek Lenten service on Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m., with Rev. John C. Nguyen (Fr. Chung) of St. Maria Goretti preaching. The Sunday 10:30 worship services are streamed live under “Online Worship” at gracelutheranhatfield.org. For more information, call 215855-4676.
Indian Creek Mennonite Church, 647 Harleysville Pike, Telford, services are Sunday school, 9a.m.; worship service, 10:15 a.m. Questions? Call Kevin Moyer (215) 721-9127.
Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church PC(USA), 837 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale: Please join live in the sanctuary or live online via Zoom with an internet-enabled device or
by telephone. Sunday Worship is at 10 a.m. and Early Worship is at 8:30 a.m. For web links or dial in numbers, visit www. gwyneddsquare.org. Weekly Bible Study meets at 10:30 a.m. in the pastor’s study and on Zoom and will meet every Wednesday at this time. See a separate column for information on the new series the Adult Form will be offering. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 215699-9159. Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church announces the return of Lenten Soup Suppers that were discontinued due to the pandemic. The suppers begin on Wednesday, February 22, and will continue throughout Lent with the final one on March 29. The suppers begin at 5:30 with plenty of homemade soups provided by members of the various committees of the church along with bread. The first soup supper will be followed by a reflective time of worship which will be led by Rev. Alex Evangelista, pastor at The Church on the Mall. The following suppers will be followed by a Lenten study program entitled “Love God, Neighbor, Enemy” led by Pastor Wonjae Choi. Please contact Pastor Wonjae by Thursday, February 16 to purchase an adult reflection guide if desired at email@example.com or 215-699-9159. The church is at 837Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale. Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church’s Adult Forum
meets on Monday nights at 7 via Zoom. The Adult Forum has begun the new Great Courses video series: Biblical Wisdom Literature with lectures by Professor Joseph Koterski of Fordham University. This course surveys the topic by a study of numerous scriptural texts including Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Daniel, Wisdom of Solomon, Psalms and the Gospels among others. The lectures take up the array of topics and problems with emphasis on the problems of the suffering of the innocent, but also including such themes as friendship, virtue and vice, marriage and the choice of a spouse, decision making, life priorities, child rearing, illness and death. Please send an email to office@ gwyneddsquare.org or call the church office at 215-699-9159 for the link to attend. Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church: The DIVAS Group
(Devinely Inspired Victoriously, Affirming at GSPC) is a faithbased reading group that reads books about people/ideas in the Bible. The group is studying a book, “Ten Words to Live By” by Jen Wilkin and will meet on Monday, February 20, at 7 p.m. at the Pizza Time Saloon, 1900 West Point Pike, West Point. They will continue to meet on the third Monday of the month at Pizza Time Saloon. The discussion will be on chapters 4 and 5. If you would like to join them in this explanation of how God’s Ten Commandments speak to us today, please contact Janet Gaboury at firstname.lastname@example.org
Montco Bible Fellowship, 160 E. Main St., Lansdale, holds virtual services accessed via website (www.montcobf.org) or in-person each Sunday. Adult Sunday School begins at 9:30a.m. and worship services at 10 a.m., along with Children’s Church at 10a.m. Virtual Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7:20 p.m. Call 215-855-0899 for the Bible Study Zoom link.
Faith Lutheran Church, 615 Cowpath Road, Montgomeryville, continues to worship in the sanctuary as well as on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School is held Sundays from 9:45 to 10:25 a.m. for ages 3-11. Nursery will be provided for the 3- to 5-year-olds during the 10:30a.m. service. All services will also be uploaded to Facebook. Find that at www. faithmontgomerville.org and click on “Connect on Facebook.” For the Zoom link or more information, please email email@example.com
The Church of the Holy Spirit of Harleysville (Episcopal), 2871 Barndt Road at the corner of Sumneytown Pike, Upper Salford, holds Holy Communion services in-person at 8 and 10:15 a.m. on Sundays. The church also live-streams the 10:15 a.m. services on Sundays on the church website and Facebook page, Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville. Church school for preschool through adult classes begins at 9 a.m. Services are led by the Rev. Andonian, Rector. The Holy Spirit Choir will sing an Evensong at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 19 S. 38th St., Philadelphia, along with singers from All Saints Church in Princeton, N.J. Ash Wednesday services with distribution of ashes will be held at noon and 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22. A Shrove Tuesday pancake supper will be offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 to benefit the youth ministries. Prices are $10 per person, $30 per family and $5 for each additional family member. For more information, call the church at 215-234-8020 or visit www.churchoftheholyspirit.us. The Horsham Interfaith Coalition through its participating congregations, will be collecting new (and very gently used) children’s clothes sizes 6 months to children’s size 12 during Lent. Collection boxes will be at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Riverside Community Church, and the Horsham Library. No stuffed animals or blankets, please.