The June issue of Focus on Faith is here!
Look inside for important information, pierogi fundraiser,
and great pictures!
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.)
Help Needed!
We are in need of volunteers to cut the grass the week of June 28th. Contact Tim Hovis for details.
Join us this Sunday, June 6th at 10:15 am for Worship

Special thanks to our volunteers taking part in the service:
Jerry Trexler, Head Usher
Cindy Talaber & Joan Hassler, Ushers
Cindy Talaber, Lay Reader
Wes Koser, Stream Team
Brian Jones & Darin Jellison, Special Music

To print out the order of worship click here.
Please note: The liturgy and hymn lyrics are projected on the
front wall to follow along but if you prefer a bulletin in hand,
please print one out and take with you.
To register to attend the service in person click here.
Everyone attending must register each week.
This includes the volunteers taking part each Sunday.
(Each family member must register separately to
keep the count accurate.)

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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Because we are not all attending    
church in person yet, we will vote
to approve a 2022-2024 slate of Elders, Deacons, and
Consistory Officers by mail in ballots or electronic voting.
 
A Ballot and a return envelope have been mailed to those who do not have access to a computer.
 
For those who do have access, click here to cast your vote.
Voting will be open through June 14th.
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.
Don’t Forget Us
by Martha Spong | published on Jun 3, 2021

The Lord will fulfill God’s purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do no forsake the work of your hands. – Psalm 138:8 (NRSV)

I grew up Baptist, so my idea of prayer was your own words you strung together with a particular purpose in mind – whether to ask for something, or to ask forgiveness for something, or to ask for something for someone else, or to thank God for any or all of the above. Six years in Episcopal school exposed me to repeated forms of prayer, including confessions and petitions and praise, all sounding like poetry. Bits and phrases still live in my head half a century later. They are words to pray when I don’t have my own words.

The psalms were written for that purpose, to put prayers into a form that a community or an individual might use, and they often end with a word of trust in God – that God hears, or God cares, or God will act. This closing verse of Psalm 138 is doing a lot of that work. It’s saying, “There must be a reason why I’m here,” and “God never stops loving,” and, just in case, “Please, don’t forget me.”

We need these good prayers, in our words or in the psalmist’s, for all the moments when we believe but also worry about what’s happening around us, or how we fit into what God wants for the world. This past year plus raised those concerns and questions for me daily.

Is your idea of prayer the words in a book, or the words that stream from your heart to your mouth, or something else?

When you need words and don’t have them, try these.

Prayer
Holy God, we trust that you have a purpose for us, and you will never stop loving us. (Please, don’t forget us.) Amen.
About the Author
Martha Spong is a UCC pastor, a clergy coach, and editor of The Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle, new from The Pilgrim Press.
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
 Faith United Church of Christ Pierogi Fundraiser

The Fundraising Committee is having a Pierogi Sale! The pierogies are top quality and homemade by Papa Sarge's, a new company based in the Lehigh valley.
 
When: May 24 - June 13th orders will be taken
Pick-up - July 1st 4:00-6:00 in the church parking lot by the kitchen door
Payment - Pay for your orders on the day of pick-up (cash or check made out to Faith Church)
How to order: Click HERE to order online or you can call Louise Christman @ 610-216-0547 to place an order
(leave a message if you get an answering machine)
Types of Pierogies:
Potato and Cheese - 1 Dozen $8.00
Bacon, Potato, Cheese - 1 Dozen $9.00
Sauerkraut, Potato, Cheese - 1 Dozen $9.00
Apple - 1 Dozen $9.00
 
The pierogies freeze well, in fact, they are flash frozen for your convenience. You can prepare one, five, or the whole dozen at one time. Stock-up and enjoy!
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 this pandemic. Keep each other in your thoughts and prayers and stay connected if possible.

Birthdays:
JUNE
 03 Ruth Cressman
 05 Alyce Featherman
 05 Roger Erney
 05 Alison Stebbings
 05 Miles Stebbings
 06 Adele Gasda
 08 Jean Cambiotti
 08 Carol Eisenhart
 09 Ellen Stetler
 09 Sara Hovis
 09 Morrison Hite
 12 William Steele
 12 Brooke Bittenbender
 13 Nicole Schaffer
 16 Gertrude Steinbach
 17 LaVerna Diehl
 17 Diane Haas
 18 Diane Jenny
 18 Brenda Snyder
 19 Amanda Y
 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


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)