• Pastor Bruce will be on vacation through August 15th. If you find yourself in need of pastoral care during this time please contact Pastor Christian Creyer at 484-866-5229
Join us Sunday, August 8th at 10:15 am for Worship

Special thanks to Rev Denise Fry for sharing the message, to John Barone for sharing his gift of music, and to our volunteers:

Joan Hassler, Head Usher
Cindy Talaber & Joan Hassler, Ushers
Cindy Talaber, Lay Reader
Wes Koser, Stream Team
Tony DiSanto, Financial Secretary
Tom Hovis, Lawn Crew

Printed bulletins are available in the Narthex.
To view the live streamed service from home at 10:15 am
Sunday morning, go to YouTube
To print out this Sunday's bulletin to follow along click here.

To listen to the service via live phone streaming, call
If you 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.

Letter from Our Conference Minister, Bonnie Bates
Dear friends,
My vacation time was restful, and I returned this week with renewed energy – which might be challenging for me as I usually have a lot of energy anyway. As I rested last week, I thought a lot about hope and my hopes for the conference as I move toward my fourth anniversary with you.
I could outline my specific hopes, but I really would rather engage us in thoughts about hope in general – especially in these challenging times. Psalm 121 reads:
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”
I find that this psalm speaks to where my hope is birthed. My hope is birthed in the confidence that God cares for, protects, and accompanies me in everything I do – in every moment of my life. With that confidence I can hope for energy, knowledge, inspiration, and insight. Where does your hope come from?
When I was in high school, a boyfriend shared this definition of hope. “Hope is a small child feeding honey to a bee with broken wings.” I was thinking about this definition of hope this week. This definition places an emphasis on care, nurture, noticing needs, seeking preservation, and even befriending those who might hurt us. Our limitations, age, or seeming inabilities, do not end our hope.
I ask you again. From where does your hope come? Where does your hope rest? How do you find hope in our challenging, sometimes dangerous, and contentious times? And what do you hope for our conference?
Would you share those hopes with me and others in conference leadership – the conference board, our ministry teams, and the other staff? Would you dream a little about what our conference can be, needs to be, and has the capacity to become? Will you identify your sources of hope in our mutual and covenantal work together?
The gifts in our conference are many. Let’s share our insight into how to strengthen and deploy those gifts. I look forward to hearing from you.

 SEPTEMBER 25, 2021
8 AM TO 2 PM

through August 31!
on Friday, September 24th.
The Fundraising committee is requesting that the items you plan to donate are in good shape and sellable. We would like to concentrate our time on sorting and pricing, so if you think it is worth something please donate it, but if it is bordering on trash please dispose of it and save us time. Thank you ahead of time for your help with this part of the yard sale.

We are looking for volunteers to sort and price items as well as help the day of the sale. There are sign up sheets in the narthex or call Ruth Smith at 610-797-4635.
Recycling Starts Again

Beginning August 15, 2021 we will be collecting plastic shopping bags and all other soft plastic bags (#4).  By February 15, 2022 we will need to collect 500 pounds of recyclable plastic in order to earn another
TREX bench!

Here is a list of acceptable plastics:
Let’s save our oceans and the animals that live there by turning these materials into a reusable product! Any questions please see Jerry Trexler. 
and stay tuned for more details!
The Betty Lou's Pantry basket has been returned to the Narthex and is anticipating your donations! Currently, the most needed items are:

Chunky Soup or Chili
Boxed Potatoes
(Scalloped, Au gratin, Stovetop Stuffing)
Packaged Pasta & Rice Side Dishes

If you or someone you know is in need of food,
please call 610-282-2838 and leave a message
Interested in joining Faith Church?
Contact Pastor Bruce for more info.
We will be welcoming new members during worship
on Back to Church Sunday, September 19th.
We have some openings for Lawn Crew 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.
Let's remember our Friends, Members, Forget-Me-Nots and others as we continue through some uncertain times. Keep each other in your thoughts and prayers and stay connected if possible.

07 Rachel Zehnder
Tori Schoenberger
08 Richard Shelly
10 Donna Gunther
11 Traci Wasylkowski
12 Mikayla Farino
McKayla Hughes
13 Noah Kandt
14 Brent Christman
16 Lee Kandt
17 Pastor Bruce
Lily Maginn
19 Terry Muth
20 Grace Benner
21 Justin Zsido
Trent Eaves
    Kylie Recke
22 Matthew Gumhold
27 Aaron Herndon
29 Lisa Schafer
30 Jane Van Horn
    Doug Hutchinson
31 Frank Styer
Susan Santoro
(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

Need to make changes, corrections, or additions to our Church Directory? Click HERE to let us know if your info is current or if we need to make
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)