The Reporter (Lansdale, PA)
WORSHIP NEWS AND NOTES
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Grace Baptist Church of Blue Bell
offers an Easter Egg Hunt for local children birth to 5th grade on Saturday, April 8, at 10:30a.m. rain or shine at the church located at 437Skippack Pike, Blue Bell. There will be games, face painting, and lots of fun. Children will be grouped according to age. No need to register. Come with a basket, bag, or egg collecting container.
Sanctuary United Methodist Church,
1346E. Prospect Avenue, North Wales, is hosting its first ever community Health and Wellness event. A variety of screenings will be provided by local medical professionals and health organizations. The event will be on Saturday, April 22, from 10a.m. to 2p.m. For more information contact 215-699-9331. The Chancel Choir at
St. John’s United Church of Christ
will sing “Out of the Depths” by Alan Hovaness at the 10:15a.m. service on March 26. 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 500W. Main St., Lansdale. Call 215-855-5489or visit www.st-john-ucc.org.
St. John’s United Church of Christ will hold a Lenten Book Study on “Freeing Jesus” by Diana Butler Bass every Wednesday in Lent, continuing through April 5at 7p.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 firstname.lastname@example.org The church is at 500W. Main St., Lansdale. Call or visit www. st-johns-ucc.org
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, holds weekly worship, 7:30p.m. Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The 8:30Sunday service is livestreamed. Radio worship is 11 a.m. Sunday at 97.1FM. An Easter Egg Hunt will be Sunday, April 2, at 1:30 p.m. Bring your basket for an egg hunt for children 2-11.
St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 191 Allentown Road, Souderton, services are Holy Eucharist on the first and third Sundays, and Morning Prayer on the second and fourth Sundays, beginning at 9:30a.m. Services are streamed on Facebook and Youtube at https:// www.youtube.com/@saintpetersanglicanchurch/streams. A bulletin to follow along may be found at https:// www.stpetersanglican.org/ in the ‘Weekly Bulletin’ section.
Grace Lutheran Church, 40N. Main St., Hatfield, and Pastor Nancy M. Raabe will hold Sunday Lenten services through March 26at 8and 10:30a.m. The Sunday 10:30worship services are streamed live under “Online Worship” at gracelutheranhatfield.org. For more information, call 215-855-4676.
Indian Creek Mennonite Church, 647Harleysville Pike, Telford, services are Sunday school, 9a.m.; worship service, 10:15a.m. Questions? Call Kevin Moyer (215) 721-9127.
Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church PC(USA), 837Sumneytown 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 8:30a.m. For web links or dial in numbers, visit www.gwyneddsquare.org. Weekly Bible Study meets at 10:30a.m. in the pastor’s study and on Zoom and will meet every Wednesday at this time. The Adult Forum meeting Mondays on Zoom at 7p.m. will continue its sixpart Lenten series as Lent is a time of community outreach and social vision. Please send an email to office @ gwyneddsquare.org or call the church office at 215-699-9159for the link to attend and to receive the participant handouts for the Lenten series. Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church
Lenten Soup Suppers continue Wednesdays throughout Lent with the final one on March 29. The suppers begin at 5:30with plenty of homemade soups provided by members of the various committees of the church along with bread. The suppers will be followed by a Lenten study program entitled “Love God, Neighbor, Enemy” lead byS GPC’s Pastor Wonjae Choi. This study curriculum comes from the series “Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living.” The church is at 837Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale.
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 10a.m., along with Children’s Church at 10a.m. Virtual Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7:20p.m. Call 215855-0899for the Bible Study Zoom link.
Faith Lutheran Church, 615Cowpath Road, Montgomeryville, continues to worship in the sanctuary as well as on Zoom at 10:30a.m. Sunday School is held Sundays from 9:45to 10:25a.m. for ages 3-11. Nursery will be provided for the 3- to 5-year-olds during the 10:30a.m. service. Pastor Ethan Doan will be preaching and leading worship. 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 10:15a.m. on Sundays. The church also live-streams the 10:15a.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 9a.m. Services are led by the Rev. Kathryn Andonian, rector. A Lenten study, “Finding Rest When You are Busy and Burned Out,” will be held noon to 1:30p.m. on Sundays through March 26, based on the book, “Sacred Rest, Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy and Restore Your Sanity,” by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith. The Palm Sunday, April 2services will include a palm procession and distribution of palms. Holy Week services will include a 7:30 p.m. service with foot washing on Maundy Thursday, April 6 and a 7:30p.m. service on Good Friday, April 7. An Easter Vigil service with candlelighting will be held at 7:30p.m. on Saturday, April 7, and Easter morning services will be held at 8and 10:15 a.m. For more information, visit www. chyurchoftheholyspirit.us. For more information, visit www.chyurchoftheholyspirit.us.
The Horsham Interfaith Coalition through its participating congregations, will be collecting new (and very gently used) children’s clothes sizes 6months to children’s size 12during Lent. Collection sites are St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Horsham Library and St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in their PREP Office. No stuffed animals or blankets, please. Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church invites you to a Community Easter Concert featuring the GSPC Choir and GSPC Concert Band on Sunday, April 2, at 4p.m. in the sanctuary of Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church, 837Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale. Light refreshments will follow the concert. Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church invites the community to attend Holy Week worship services in person or on-line. Christ’s joyous arrival in Jerusalem will be celebrated on Palm Sunday, April 2, at the 10 a.m. worship service. Palm fronds and palm crosses will be available. The Last Supper will be observed on Maundy Thursday, April 6by a service of remembrance at 7p.m. Christ’s resurrection will be celebrated on Easter Sunday, April 9at the 10a.m. worship service which will feature song, prayer and an opportunity to make memories with friends and family members. See GwyneddSquare. org, for on-line link to the worship services.
Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 1101Cowpath Road, Hatfield, will be having Maundy Thursday Meal/Communion Service April 6at 6:30p.m. A Prayer Vigil will be on Good Friday, April 7, from 1to 5p.m. For more details call 215-368-0442. Easter Communion Service will be April 9at 10:45 a.m.
St. John’s United Church of Christ: There will be one Worship Service at 10:15a.m. on Palm Sunday, April 2, including a “palm procession” to usher in Holy Week. At 4p.m., St. John’s Artist Series presents Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living. Continue your Holy Week journey with a powerful afternoon featuring the St. John’s Chancel Choir and Friends, soprano soloist Julie Frey, and musicians from the Philadelphia Ballet Orchestra. Maundy Thursday, April 6: 7p.m., an intimate, interactive worship experience around tables in the Assembly Hall including communion and music by piano and cello. April 6-7: Prayer Vigil begins on Maundy Thursday at noon and will continue through noon on Good Friday. Good Friday, April 7, 7 p.m., a moving worship service that includes a dramatic reading of the Passion story and music by the Chancel Choir and organ. Easter Sunday, April 9: 7a.m. worship with Communion at the band shell at White’s Road Park with music by the Children’s Choir and United Ringers; 10:15a.m. worship in the sanctuary with Communion and music by the brass ensemble, Chancel Choir, United Ringers and organ. All services available on St. John’s Facebook page, website and YouTube channel:youtube.com/stjohnsucclansdalepa. For information, call the church office at 215-855-5489 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The church is at 500W. Main St., Lansdale.