Open and Affirming Sunday
June 27, 2021
Open and Affirming is the United Church of Christ’s designation for congregations, campus ministries, and other bodies in the UCC which make a public covenant of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

Faith UCC is proud to be an Open and Affirming congregation! 
Join us this Sunday, June 27th at 10:15 am for Worship

Special thanks to our volunteers:
Jerry Trexler, Head Usher
Brenda Hovis & Deb Herstine, Ushers
Joan Hassler, Lay Reader
Wes Koser, Stream Team
Darin Jellison, Special Music
Financial Secretary, Bruce Torrence
Lawn Crew, Tim Hovis

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 Sunday's bulletin to follow along click here.

To listen to the service via live phone streaming, call
1-855-883-5992.
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.
Parish Administrator Sandy David will be back from vacation on Monday, June 28th. Beginning this week she will be working from home on Mondays and in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Her office hours are 9 am to 4 pm. She’ll continue to check messages but if you find yourself in immediate need of something on a Monday you can reach her at 610-967-6232. 
PIEROGI PICK UP
THURSDAY, JULY 1ST
4 - 6 PM

Pull into the parking lot by the pantry door. Pay at pick up with cash or check made
payable to Faith UCC.

Thank you for your support!

A Workspace Blessing

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord. – Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

When was the last time you blessed your workspace?

At the end of the workday, the average employee is thinking about doing many things. But blessing their space is probably not one of them.

For people who work in hard jobs and under unpleasant conditions, the workplace does not feel like a place of blessing but something to endure. But what if you blessed your space anyway?

For people who enjoy their work and look forward to it, the workplace can be a place of productivity and service. But let’s not take that for granted. Why not bless your space anyway?

It had never occurred to me to bless a workspace until a parishioner asked me to bless her office. She invited her staff but made sure they knew it was optional. After all, we live in a multi-faith world, which includes people of no faith. Nonetheless a group gathered, and I prayed with them about their work and asked God for a blessing upon the office.

Not every workplace or employer could pull off something like that. But there is nothing to prevent any one of us from blessing the space where we work with a simple prayer like this one:

A Workplace Blessing
Loving God, I speak your grace, love and mercy into this place. Bless my job with meaning and purpose, productivity and usefulness, so that even my smallest task brings you honor. Thank you for the gifts you have given to me to do this work. I do not take them lightly, but commit to using them responsibly and well. Bless the others who work with me. Make me grateful for their gifts and patient with their shortcomings. Like them, I have my share of both. Lastly, I acknowledge your mysterious power over all that I will speak, think, do or decide here, when I open my heart to the power of your blessing. Amen.
About the Author
Lillian Daniel is Senior Pastor at First Congregational Church in Dubuque, Iowa. She is the author of Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To and When “Spiritual but not Religious” is Not Enough.
ALERT -
Members and Friends of Faith UCC, CV, PA

We’re ramping up efforts to return to a new normal in the coming weeks - and many of you will be an important part of this effort. Music at Faith has always been a primary component of our community worship experience. Your weekly singing since April 11 reopening has been an inspiration to all of us. I hope more will attend these safe surroundings. Thank you for that beautiful experience! Before we can be in full gear later in the year, I invite and encourage those who possess a magical talent to be part of special music in the coming weeks. You are NEEDED. No money requests from you just share your talent of music in  community worship experience. It really has a significant impact on everyone - sanctuary and cyberspace. Want to sing, choose a favorite hymn tune - solo, duet, etc.; play guitar, trumpet, piano or harp, just choose a Sunday to  offer your gift. It is a critical moment for ALL of us as we journey through this challenging time. Check your life calendar, choose a Sunday and call me... Dennis Duda at 215.361.8641 or ddduda@verizon.net. We can make this a wonderful moment for everyone at Faith Church. Thank you so much. Miss you all so very much! DD
Interested in joining Faith Church?
Contact Pastor Bruce for more info.
We will be welcoming new members during worship
on Sunday, September 19th**.
(**Date listed in the newsletter is September 12th but has since been changed.)
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.

JUNE BIRTHDAYS:
 24 Karen Talboo
 25 Shirley George
 25 Jennifer Schaffer
 26 Monica Campbell
 27 Deb Orach
 27 Adam Bouc
 27 Andrew Weidner
 28 Rodney Koch

(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)