May's FOCUS ON FAITH is HERE!
Join us this Sunday, May 2nd at 10:15 am for Worship

Special thanks to all our volunteers taking part in the service:
Tracy Adams, Head Usher
Brenda Hovis, Usher
Cindy Talaber, Usher
John Barone, Lay Reader
Darin Jellison, Special Music
Avery Koser, Stream Team

To print out the order of worship click here.
If you plan to attend worship in person you may want to print out a bulletin to take along.
To register to attend the service in person click here.
Everyone attending must register each week.
This includes the volunteers taking part each Sunday.

To view the live streamed service from home at 10:15 am
Sunday morning, go to YouTube

To listen to the service via live phone streaming, call
1-855-883-5992.
Click here to see the volunteer schedule for upcoming weeks.

If you are ready to return to in-person worship and would like to take part in the service as usher or lay reader, please email Joan Hassler .
Is there someone in your life in need of prayer? Click here to fill out a prayer request form and Pastor Bruce will mention that person’s first name during worship. Please be sensitive to privacy. Permission to share from those involved must be granted before making a request.
Our annual commitment to One Great Hour of Sharing is $600 and we've reached our goal! Thank you for your support.

Water is life. Water is love. Let love flow.

Did you miss last week's worship? Click here to catch up on any of our services you may have missed or to re-watch some that you really enjoyed!
Daily Devotional

Thank You
by Donna Schaper | published on Apr 28, 2021

Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NRSV)

What you do matters. It may be hard to know that in the middle of any given day or meeting or moment. You may leave more than one task unfinished, more than one email waiting for response, more than one goal unaccomplished. Most people do, including the greatest multi-taskers among us. To do is to leave some things undone.

Sometimes it appears we are all “interims,” no matter what task we are doing or what title we have. We all walk a great path, with our steps mattering to the greater march of humanity. We can learn how to thank ourselves, in unfinished ways, for the great unfinished of our lives.

My friend practices random acts of guerilla compassion. She may over-tip the lunch waiter or give her mother’s caretaker a restaurant gift card or clean up an entire picnic area. Her creative acts of appreciation and recognition say a lot about what she might have liked for herself. Just a little nod to remembering that what we do matters is often enough to take us to the next step on the long path.

When we are thanked, we go on to thank others. Blessings multiply into happy endings; ingratitudes multiply into messes. How to get the appreciation we ourselves want? Appreciate others. How to get the encouragement we ourselves want? Encourage others. The golden rule is truly golden and has many applications. Once we know that what we do matters, we go on to help others recognize the same.

Prayer
God of compassion and appreciation, remind us that Thanksgiving doesn’t need to be kept to the month of November. Amen.
About the Author
Donna Schaper contributed this devotional to How Can We Thank You? Let Us Count The Ways, a book of gratitude for those—in our churches and our lives—who support the work and ease the way. Order How Can We Thank You? here.
CALLING ON ALL COOKS!
 Many of you are aware Sue Walter has been battling an illness for quite a long while. Both her daughters have been wonderful in seeing to all her needs and helping in every way! However, through all this time, they have now finally decided to accept a little loving help from our Faith Family.

If you are willing to prepare a dinner meal for Sue on a Monday she and her girls would be greatly appreciative of your help. Caroline Frantz is scheduling Monday's on Sue's calendar. So please let Caroline know if you will prepare a Monday dinner so we can give Sue's girls a day off.

Sue has always supported Faith in so many ways, let us now offer her hospitality in a meal with love from her Faith Family!

Caroline Frantz 610-691-8714
Special thanks to all the members of our LAWN CREW! Because of the time and effort they are willing to share with us, the church property looks great throughout the summer! You can join the crew and take pride in keeping our church looking good. We have some openings for volunteers. Please take a look at the 2021 schedule and see how you can help. Call Tim Hovis (484-223-9476) to let him know what dates you can cover.
***UPDATED***
CURRENT NEEDS:

HEARTY SOUPS
MEAL HELPERS
(chicken/tuna/hamburger helper)
BOXED POTATOES & STUFFING

Drop your donations at Center Valley or Coopersburg Post Offices
or the Southern Lehigh Library. Donations can also be dropped
off on Wednesday mornings from 9-10 am at the pantry.
Thank you for your continued support.

Let's remember our Friends, Members, Forget-Me-Nots and others as we continue through this pandemic. Keep each other in your thoughts and prayers and stay connected if possible.

Birthdays:

April
22- Jan Hughes
22- Sonya Dill
23- Dee Hutchinson
25- Nancy Schantz
25- Vaughn Stoffey
27- Tyler Schaffer
27- Karli Hieter
28- Tom Hovis
28- Kevin Gollie
29- Adam Weidner
  
(If you would like to send cards, addresses can be found in the Members & Friends Directory link at the bottom of this email.)

Click here for a list of birthdays and addresses of our Forget-Me-Not's. Some phone numbers are also included if you'd like to give a call! Also included on the list are names, addresses, and phone numbers of members who usually attend services but don't get to see the recorded services on a regular basis. Reach out to them and say hello or fill them in on the weekly news!
A Special THANK YOU to all who continue to financially support our ministry as you are able. Through these uncertain times our financial obligations continue and our regular bills are still coming in. Again we'd like to remind you there are several ways you can do this:

  1. Mail your offering directly to the church
  2. Make an electronic donation through Tithe.ly on our website's Giving page
  3. Use your bank's Bill Pay service
IMPORTANT LINKS


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changes. Thanks in advance for taking the time to keep our
Church Directory up to date.





Contact us via email or call the church office at 610.282.3939

Dennis J. Duda, Organist & Music Director
Sandy David, Parish Administrator
(click on names to send an email)