Community Conversation This Week:

Wednesday, September 15 @ 1:30PM

Join us for our Community Conversation
by video and/or audio.
We will share, pray, & check in
with each other.

Click to join:

Or call 1-646-558-8656 & enter:
Meeting ID# 515 677 818
Click to watch the "We Are One" video featuring Judith Hill with Voices Rock Canada shared during Sunday's worship service.
Thank you to our talented musicians & tech booth personnel who brought to you our 10AM worship service on Sunday, September 12:

*Ken Barber - tech booth
*Cindy Clawson - tech booth

*Vinny Feliciano - drums
*Angela DiPalantino - vocals
*Gary Burger - bass
*Chris Schmer - Praise Band Leader
*Ya-Jhu Yang - Music Director

Thank you to everyone who made Sunday's Fall Kickoff & Chili Cook-Off Event a success!

And the winner is...
(click for the recipes!)

1st Prize - Old Bayou (submitted by Bob Frank)
2nd Prize - Bloody Mary (submitted by Jeanette Delgado)
3rd Prize - Pumpkin Chili (submitted by Papo Delgado)
Affirmation Classes to begin September 18!

Affirmation classes will begin on Saturday, September 18 from 9:30-11:30AM in Sacred Grounds and continue to meet 1 or 2 Saturdays each month through April with Affirmation Sunday being on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Affirmation Class is a journey with youth in the church to understand the Christian Faith and the Lutheran tradition, to be mentored into the ways the church works by members of the congregation, and to claim their faith that was promised for them at their baptism.

Please contact the office if you are interested in having your child participate in Affirmation Classes or if you are interested in being an Affirmation Mentor at or 215-947-8200.
Music Note Single
Hymn Sing
Saturday, September 18 at 5pm

Join us for prayers, hymn singing,
& a short meditation

Click to join:

Or call 1-646-558-8656 & enter:
Meeting ID: 828 0238 4011
8:30AM Worship Returns!

Beginning Sunday, September 19, worship in the Chapel at 8:30AM will return with piano, hymns, a message, and Communion served weekly.

Masks Recommended. Click here to read the Masks Recommended Notice.
Did you miss Friday's
Lunch & Learn Virtual Trip?

Click the links below to view the "trips" we took together!

Food & Fellowship
Tuesday, September 21 @ 6PM
in Christian Fellowship Hall

Please come and join us! It is a time to get fed and a time spent with community.

Click HERE or call the office at 215-947-8200 to sign up for making a casserole (chicken & spinach; recipe details in sign up), setting up and cleaning up.

Doors open at 5:30 and meal begins at 6PM.

Upcoming Food & Fellowship dates:
  • Tuesday, October 12
  • Tuesday, November 9

Saturday, September 25; 6PM: Comedy Night
  • An adult evening in CFH with Kirsten Cills & friends
  • $10 per person for the Comedy Show
  • BYOB
  • Finger food provided

Tuesdays, October 5-November 9; 7PM: God, are you there?
  • A Small Group Session led by Marsha Benjamin

Sunday, October 17: Celebrating Our Ministry Together at 4pm in the Sanctuary with dinner to follow
  • Installation of Pastor Karyn
  • GDC's 65th Anniversary Celebration

Stay tuned for details!
Flea Market & Bake Sale
Saturday, October 9
GDC Parking Lot 
A replay of the Flea Market with a delicious twist! Rather than donating your "stuff" for sale, congregation bakers are invited to donate their best sweet treats for sale. Whether it's bite-sized or a whole pie/cake/bread, your items will be sold to benefit OHAAT.

Click HERE for the flyer if you are interested in purchasing space to sell your treasures.

Questions? Contact Dawn at
Sunday School

Are you and your children ready for face-to-face Sunday School?

Our teachers are ready to get back to seeing their students weekly. Safety measures such as masks, social distancing, & small groups will be in place to keep everyone protected.

Please email Dana ( if you are interested in attending Sunday School. We are accepting new students as well.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me." Matthew 19:14a
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Harvest International Church led by Pastor John Samuel who will be holding services on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings in the Zabor Room.

Click here to learn more about HIC.
Available County and State Resources in Response to Hurricane Ida

If you still need to report any damage due to Hurricane Ida, please contact both the County and your Municipality. To report to the county visit:
To Report to your Municipality:
Lower Providence: 610-539-8020.
Upper Providence: 610-983-0355.
West Norriton: 610-631-0450.
Collegeville: 610-489-9208 or email
Skippack: email damage info to
For assistance with cutting fallen trees, removing affected drywall, flooring, and appliances, as well as tarping roofs and mitigating mold please call 844-965-1386. These are volunteer services and are available to help!
As recovery continues in our area, please keep in mind that Aqua Water is asking that all customers continue to conserve water as the Pickering Water Treatment plant was damaged in the storm. Avoid washing cars and turn off your sprinklers!
Roads and Bridges also remain closed in our area. Here is a current list of road closings from the county:
As you drive around, please make sure to allow extra driving time for detours and additional traffic since school is now in session.
4 Local Foundation Beer Fest
September 18

A unique beer tasting experience with proceeds benefitting Laurel House!

The 4 Local Foundation Beer Fest will feature different breweries with cans of various kinds of beers and brews in a rodizio-style tasting.

Click HERE for more information and to book your table & get your tickets today!

Do you need help?
Call the 24‑hour Hotline: 1‑800‑642‑3150
OR Text “HOPE” to 85511
The New You Behavior Modification Program has a few openings for a new group starting Thursday, September 23 at Gloria Dei Church

  • Applicants must have at least 20 pounds to lose.
  • The program stresses the importance of accountability along with modifying behaviors that will lead to a healthier lifestyle.
  • For more information: go to or call 484-846-4079.
  • Please indicate that you are interested in the Huntingdon Valley group.
The headlines are filled with the devastation from Hurricane Ida. As a strong Category 4 storm, Hurricane Ida’s 150 mph winds, torrential rain and strong storm surge caused widespread flooding and wind damage in southeastern Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.

Strong winds knocked out power lines and electrical substations, leaving more than 1 million people without power, including the entirety of New Orleans. In some areas, electricity is not expected to be restored for weeks.

Lutheran Disaster Response is working with local ELCA synods and Lutheran social service organizations to coordinate a response to Hurricane Ida. Immediate needs will include food, basic necessities and temporary housing.

Click HERE to donate today. Gifts to “U.S. Hurricane” will be used in full (100%) to assist those affected by hurricanes.

We pray that God’s presence will be felt in the midst of suffering and bring comfort to those who are hurting. Together, we can show our neighbors that they are not alone.
Transforming Life's Challenges into Opportunities for Growth

The GO Center is continuing to provide services to their patients using telehealth appointments.

New patients who are not yet working with a clinician, click here for the form to register.

Visit the; or call 215-947-8654, option 4 with any questions, option 5 for new patients.

Dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals and families
Lectionary Readings for Sunday, September 19

First Reading: Proverbs 31:10-31
Second Reading: James 3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a
Gospel: Mark 9:30-37
Pastor: Karyn L. Wiseman,
Senior and Lay Ministry: Betsy Maier,
Kids and Family: Dana Harrison,
Tweens & Youth: Pastor Karyn; Dana Harrison
Music Director: Ya-Jhu Yang,
Praise Band Leader: Chris Schmer,
Office Staff: Pam Kops,; Jennifer Suit,
Property: Robert Maxwell, Manager,; Jeff DeHaven,; Keisha Wilkins,
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm; Friday: 9:30am-1:00pm
215-947-8200; 570 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006