February 18 – First Sunday in Lent/ Communion
February 19 – 10:30 a.m. 1 Peter Bible Study, six sessions looking at the book of 1 Peter led by Grace Shutt
February 20 & 27, March 6, 13, 20 – 12 p.m. Who’s Who in Holy Week, five sessions meeting the people we hear about in the stories of Holy Week led by Pastor Joe Moore (day)
February 21 & 28, March 7, 20, 27 – 6 p.m. Who’s Who in Holy Week, five sessions meeting the people we hear about in the stories of Holy Week led by Pastor Joe Moore (evening)
March 4 & 11 – 4:30 p.m. Gospel of Mark study session led by Pastor Worth Green in preparation for the March 18 “Gospel of Mark” presentation by John Robinson
March 4, 11, 18 – 4:30 p.m. Children’s Lenten program “What Lent Means to Me” led by Evie Blum (March 11 New Philly Kids incorporated into this program.)
March 18 – 4:30 p.m. “Gospel of Mark” presentation by John Robinson
March 25 – Palm Sunday
March 26 – 30 – 7 p.m. Holy Week Readings – including Maundy Thursday Communion and Good Friday Tenebrae Service
March 31 – Egg Hunt (details TBA)
April 1 – 10 a.m. Easter Morning Worship
A few pictures from our 2017 Lovefeast services taken by our church member, Denise Hunt:
For the third consecutive year, members of New Philadelphia will have 12 chances to serve our community in a big way during the Advent season. This is the time for pulling out all of the stops as we discover new opportunities for meaningful service to men, women, children and families right here in our “neck of the woods.”
Our 12 Days of Service will begin on Friday, December 1st. Some familiar projects will be available, such as preparing lunch bags for City with Dwellings and taking a Lovefeast to Samaritan Ministries. We’ll also welcome children from South Fork Elementary School as they assemble a “putz” representing our neighborhood 100 years ago.
There will be new projects, too. Working with Chaplain Robert Wolfe and the Friends of Moravian Prison Ministry, we’ll hold a men’s clothing drive to provide gently used items that will help inmates transition into the workplace.
Start considering now how your small groups, your friends and your family members will participate in the 2017 12 Days of Service. As has been our experience for the past two years, the Advent season becomes even more special when we are strengthening our connections with our community and with each other through service.
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There is a change in the air, a change in the season; it is a great time for us to have a change and start a new Bible Study. I have felt our Lord leading us in a study of the Book of James. My vision is reading a chapter each week and coming together and discussing what insights God will give us. We will have no student or leader guide you will just need your bible and a heart to want more, to learn more about Jesus and as we will see in James, how to put our faith into action.
I hope you will join me in the library on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. starting October 16 or in the banquet room on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. on October 19.
This study is open to men and women we should be able to finish the study in five weeks.
Blessings, Grace Shutt
Pictures from our first Farmers Market
Denise Hunt, photographer
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WE’RE ALL FULL! REGISTRATION FOR VBS IS CLOSED!
Vacation Bible School is offered each year during the summer months as a way to reach out to the children in our congregation, preschool, and neighborhood. The date for this year’s VBS is July 24- July 27, 2017 from 9am – 12 noon. Children ages 4 years to 5th grade are invited to attend. Children will learn basic Bible stories through the ‘structured’ station model which will have Bible stories, games, snacks, music, and crafts.