Past News Articles

     In the event that you missed the information about a previous event at St. Paul's UCC that you had wanted to know, you might be able to find it here. The following events are listed in order of the most recent at the top of the page and the oldest articles at the bottom of the page.

 

~ Past Events in 2022 ~

 

Precautions Due to the Coronavirus

Be-A-Blessing UCC-Mask     We are taking a number of precautions here at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), while simultaneously still seeking to provide meaningful, appropriate, and important spiritual support, especially in such times when there is fear, anxiety, and illness.  We thank you for your understanding, patience, support, and prayer as we seek to discern how best to be in ministry in this moment of time.

     Please look at the below upcoming events for changes in activities. 

     You can find a summary of our precautions and COVID-19 updates on our News page by clicking on this Coronavirus Precautions link.

     Please continue to check here and on our Cancellation Page for information about cancellations.

 

 


Important Soup 'n' Such Meeting

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 6:00pm

     There will be an important meeting after Soup & Such.  At the meeting we will discuss ways that we can involve more people in the various roles involved with Soup 'n' Such.  We are looking at having a more team approach to cooking, serving, clean-up, prayer, etc.  The Youth Group meeting which normally follows Soup & Such will be absorbed into the Soup & Such meeting.

     For more information, please contact Steve Miller or Geri Gammel (Mission Committee Chair).

 

 

 

Reunion by Zoom

Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 7:00pm

     Zion UCC is having a congregational reunion conversation by Zoom.  The members of St. Paul's UCC are also invited.  The Meeting ID is 874 5212 4156; Passcode: 783249.

     This will be a great way to catch up with others during these COVID-times, especially if you live outside the area, are homebound, or have not yet been able to return to in-person worship.

     For more information, please contact Pastor Mary Etta Mest.

 

 

 

One Great Hour of Sharing OfferingOne-Great-Hour-of-SharingB

Sunday, March 27, 2022 during worship   

     One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) supports partners in countries with ministries that fund health, education and agricultural development, emergency relief, refugee ministries and both international and domestic disaster response, administered by Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources.

     This is one of our national UCC "Five for Five" annual offerings, and is received on the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

     At the beginning of March fish banks were handed out to help support OGHS.  We are hoping and asking everyone who took a bank to return them full to the church on Sunday, March 27, 2022.  You see, when you give to OGHS, you deploy resources to people in need all around the world, and in our own communities.  When man-made or natural disasters strike, love responds.  Not just for the immediate future, but for the long haul.  When you give to OGHS, you are working alongside families to restore not only structures, but hope.  Your giving ensures that no matter how difficult the situation, Love remains.

And now these three remain:

faith, hope and love.

But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13

 

 

 

Easter Flowers

Order Due Date: March 27, 2022

Pick Up: Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 after the 10:15am worship service

      Flowers sprouting out of the ground are signs for us as Christians of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter, and the rebirth to new life we experience through him.  Flowers also add to the beauty of the Easter season at St. Paul's UCC.  The DecoratingEaster Lily Committee is taking orders for potted Easter Flower plants to put on display in the sanctuary for Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!  Dedication of the flowers to honor or remember special loved ones will be printed in the Easter Sunday bulletin. 

     To place an order please click on this Easter Flower Order Form link. 

Print out the form and send it to the church along with your payment.  Please note the details found on the order form.  All orders must be paid for when placed.  Paper copies of the order form are also available on the upstairs hallway table at church, or you may contact the church office and a copy will be sent to you.  All orders are due Sunday, March 27.   Paper copies should be mailed to the church at:     

                   St. Paul's UCC, 301 West Penn Avenue, Robesonia, PA 19551 

 Thank you in advance for placing an order!

     You may take home your flowers after the 10:15am worship service on Easter Sunday.  For more information please contact Denise Unger or the church office.

 

 

 

Time to Make Easter Candy!

Beginning Saturday, March 26, 2022

     Sales are up and we are looking for many volunteers to help with the Easter candy making this year.  We need help in a variety of ways: set up tables, assemble boxes, roll coconut or peanut butter balls, dip in chocolate, put candy in boxes, label, and clean up (with occasional sampling).  Normally we start on a Sunday, but with so many orders coming in, we are starting a day earlier this year - Saturday, March 26.  No previous experience is required, both men and women, young and old are wanted.  The work isn't hard.  Everyone works together in the same area so there are various conversations going on, helpful tips being passed to one another, good camaraderie taking place.  Lunch is provided.  You need not come at the start, nor stay until the end.  Come when you can and stay for as long as you can.  If you come later in the day and are unsure of whether prople are still working on the candy, call the church (610-621-5770) and someone should pick up if they are here.  If you have questions or need clarification, contact the church via phone or email (office@sprucc.org" data-mce-href="mailto:office@sprucc.org">office@sprucc.org).  Candy will be made over a 2-week period.

     For more information about how to help, please contact Sue Hiester, chair of the 21st Century Christian Women's Group, or any member of the Women's Group, or the church offfice.

     The schedule is as follows:

          Saturday, March 26 - 12:00pm: mix and roll coconut, assemble boxes, setup tables

          Sunday, March 27 - 2:00pm: continue to mix and roll coconut,

                                                           begin coating coconut balls and other items

          Monday, March 28 - 8:30am: continue with the above and pack boxes

          Tuesday, March 29 - 8:30am: coat, pack boxes and clean up kitchen

          Wednesday, March 30 - 9:30am: finish packing and clean fellowship hall

                                                          in preparation for Soup & Such which is on Thursday, March 31

          Saturday, April 2 - 12:00pm: mix and roll peanut butter (PB)

          Sunday, April 3 - 2:00pm: continue to mix and roll PB, begin coating PB balls and other items

          Monday, April 4 - 8:30amcontinue with the above and pack boxes

          Tuesday, April 5 - 8:30amcoat and pack boxes

          Wednesday, April 6 - 8:30am: finish coating, pack boxes and clean up kitchen

          Thursday, April 7 - 9:00am: finish packing, fill and assemble all orders

          Saturday, April 9 - 9:00am to 1:00pm: candy pickup

 

 

 

Easter Candy Sale

Order Due Date: March 27, 2022

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     St. Paul's UCC's 21st Century Christian Women's Group is now receiving orders for their annual Easter Candy Sale.  Proceeds help support the many important ministries you find on this website.  This is a delicious way to support the ministries of the church, and a satisfying way to bring an end to your Lenten fast.

     An order form is available by clicking on this Easter Candy Order Form link.  Please print out the form and send it to the church along with your payment.  Please note the details found on the order form.  All orders must be paid for when placed.  Paper copies of the order form are also available on the upstairs hallway table at church, or you may contact the church office and a copy will be sent to you.  All orders are due Sunday, March 27.   Paper copies should be mailed to the church at:   

                   St. Paul's UCC, 301 West Penn Avenue, Robesonia, PA 19551 

     Orders may be picked up at the church on Saturday, April 9 between 9:00am and 1:00pm.

     For more information, please contact Sue Hiester, chair of the 21st Century Christian Women's Group or the church office.

     The candy making schedule is listed below.  We hope you will be able to help.

 

 

 

4th Sunday in Lent

Laetare Sunday

Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 10:15am

Hybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& In-person

     Much is happening on this Sunday.  For March 27, 2022, Easter candy and flower orders are due.  During worship we will be receiving the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering.  Please continue to scroll down to learn more about all of these things.

     Laetare Sunday is a Sunday of "Joy" as we pass the half way point of the somber season of Lent.  In some traditions, Laetare Sunday is a day to take a small break in your Lenten fast.  In some churches, pink/rose colored paraments are used to highlight this day, as the liturgical color of "joy".  Let us join together - even if by live stream - in joy of the Good News of our Lord.

     For information about the Lenten worship services, please contact Terry Pastor (Chair of the Worship & Education Committee) or any member of the Worship & Education Committee.


 

 

3rd Sunday in Lent

Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 10:15am

Hybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& In-person

     Info coming soon.....

     For information about the Lenten worship services, please contact Terry Pastor (Chair of the Worship & Education Committee) or any member of the Worship & Education Committee.



 

2nd Sunday in Lent

Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 10:15am

Sunday School and Worship Service cancelled due to the bad weather

     For information about the Lenten worship services, please contact Terry Pastor (Chair of the Worship & Education Committee) or any member of the Worship & Education Committee.

 

 

 

1st Sunday in Lent

Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 10:15am

Hybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& In-person

     On this first Sunday in Lent we will hear about the 40 days in which Jesus was in the wilderness tempted by the devil, as we begin our 40 day spiritual Lenten journey. 

     For more information about the worship services throughout the season of Lent, please contact Terry Pastor (Chair of the Worship & Education Committee) or any member of the Worship & Education Committee.



 

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Friday, March 4, 2022 at 5:00pm

     The next Youth Group fellowship activity will be at Extreme Air Trampoline Center on Friday, March 4.  The cost is $5.00, and includes special socks and an ice cream sundae.  Advance registration is required for the group rate, as are parental release forms.  Friends are welcome.  Please arrive by 4:45pm for sign-in at The Works, 1109 Bern Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610.  We will be jumping for about an hour, and then enjoying ice cream sundaes.  Parental pick up is at 6:15pm.

     To sign up, or for more information, please contact the church office at office@sprucc.org or 610-621-5770.

 

 

 

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Dialogue Series for Six Wednesdays During Lent

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, & April 6

    We hope that you will join us throughout the Season of Lent.  Each Wednesday evening at 6:30pm from March 2 to April 6 we will hear about the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ from a different perspective of an eye witness who is being interviewed by our hard hitting action news team.    St. Paul’s & Zion UCC will be offering this series in a hybrid format, where you can attend in person or virtually through our Live Stream, Facebook Live, Live Phone Stream, or Zoom.

     The series was written by Scott A. Bryte, 2004, Lutheran pastor in Pittsburgh, PA and graduate from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettsyburg, PA — Dateline: Jerusalem; Dramatic Dialogue Sermons for Lent, Lima, Ohio: CSS Publishing.
    May this six week journey in worship deepen our faith and expand our understanding of this holy season’s journey to the cross.

     For more information about our mid-week worship services, please contact Terry Pastor (Chair of the Worship Committee) or any member of the Worship Committee.

 

 

 

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 6:30pm

Hybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& In-person

AshWed Palm_BlackCross     Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent.  The season of Lent includes the 40 days and six Sundays before Easter.  It is a season of penitence as we reflect upon our personal sins, which led to the need for the sacrifice of Jesus’ life for us upon the cross.  The root word of “Lent” means “to lengthen,” referring to the lengthening of days as we anticipate the longer days of spring and the new life granted through the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter -- moving from darkness to light. 

     A worship service will take place on March 2nd at 6:30pm.  During the service ashes will be placed in the sign of the cross on the forehead or back of the hand of those who wish to receive them.  The minister will say, "Remember that you are dust, and unto dust, you shall return."  We will also share communion together.

     If you would like to learn more about the use of ashes on Ash Wednesday, please click on the following link, "Why Ashes on Ash Wednesday".  For the YouTube Live Stream of this worship service click on this Ash Wednesday Live Stream link.

     For more information about the worship services throughout the season of Lent, please contact Terry Pastor (Chair of the Worship & Education Committee) or any member of the Worship & Education Committee.


 

 

Reunion by Zoom

Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 7:00pm

     Zion UCC is having a congregational reunion conversation by Zoom.  The members of St. Paul's UCC are also invited.  The Meeting ID is 874 5212 4156; Passcode: 783249.

     This will be a great way to catch up with others during these COVID-times, especially if you live outside the area, are homebound, or have not yet been able to return to in-person worship.

 

 

 

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Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 6:00pm

Hybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& In-person

     On Sunday, February 27 from 6:00-6:30pm we will be gathering for prayer for peace in Ukraine and for the people of Ukraine.

     All are welcome and invited.  You can participate in this vigil in person or virtually on our YouTube Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook Live, & Zoom.  For Zoom, the Meeting ID is 874 5212 4156; Passcode: 783249.


 

 

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Scout Sunday

Last Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 10:15am

Hybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& In-person

     All those involved in a scouting organization are welcome and invited to come to our 10:15am worship service in uniform this Sunday.  Our Girl Scout Troop will be helping in the leading of worship.

20190622 134830     The final Sunday following Epiphany, and before Lent, is Transfiguration Sunday.  All three of the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark & Luke) tell a story of Peter, James, and John accompanying Jesus to the top of a holy mountain.  There, before their eyes, Jesus is transfigured or transformed into a dazzling white brightness.  Transfiguration Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, February 27, 2022 during the 10:15am worship service.

     Click on this Transfiguration Live Stream Worship link for our YouTube Live Stream of this worship service.

     For more information about the worship services throughout the season of Epiphany, please contact Terry Pastor (Chair of the Worship & Education Committee) or any member of the Worship & Education Committee.


 
 

Bible Study - The Book of Acts

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Beginning Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 6:00-7:00pm

Hybrid: Zoom & In-person in the Miller Fellowship at church 

     We continue to have our Wednesday evening Bible study using the book, Acts 1-12: God Moves in the Early Churchwritten by Chuck and Winnie Christensen.  This study teaches about the beginning of the Christian Church after Jesus ascended into heaven.  It was a time when the disciples needed to begin making decisions and providing leadership without Jesus being physically there with them to lead the church. 

     All in our community are welcome to participate.  There is no fee to participate.  Although it would be nice to have the study book, it is not necessary to participate.  However, a Bible will be needed (any version).  If you do not have a Bible, come to the church to participate, and a Bible will be supplied.  The study is being hosted at St. Paul's UCC, led by Pastor Mary Etta Mest, and is a combined study by Zion UCC and St. Paul's UCC.  It will be a hybrid study and go from 6:00-7:00pm.  Those who would like to participate from home should use the Zoom information found below.  Those who would like to participate in person should come to the church.  A large screen will be set up in the Miller Fellowship Hall.  The schedule will be as follows:

     February 16
     February 23

     We will meet a total of 8 times. During each meeting we will cover 2 sessions found in the Bible Study book.

The same Zoom numbers will be used each week.
To join the Zoom meeting use the following:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87452124156?pwd=RzI3dTI4Uy8vWGpBQnRzOGV2bnlrdz09

Meeting ID: 874 5212 4156
Passcode: 783249

For people joining with telephone, choose one of these numbers:
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

     For more information, please contact Elsa Wertz or Terry Pastor, who provide leadership of our Christian Education Committee.

 

 

 

Weekly Morning Bible Study

Every Tuesday morning

Virtual ONLY via ZoomBible Study

     Tuesday mornings Zion UCC of Womelsdorf offers a Zoom Bible Study based on the scripture passages for the coming Sunday.  You may use any version of the Bible.  The study goes from 9:00 to 9:45am most of the time (occassionally it may go a little longer).  We would be happy to have you join us!

To join the Zoom Meeting, click on this link.
 
Meeting ID: 874 5212 4156
Passcode: 783249
 
For people joining with telephone, choose one of these numbers:
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
 

 

 

Burning of the Palms

Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 9:00am

Snow/Rain Date: Sunday, February 27

Palm-To-Ash     We will be having the annual burning of the palms outside on Sunday, February 20 during the 9:00am Sunday school hour, weather permitting.  Pastor Ben will be teaching why we use ash made from the Palm Sunday branches for our Ash Wednesday service, as well as demonstrating the tools and process of creating the Ash Wednesday ashes.
    If you have palms you would like to donate, you can bring them to the church office on Sunday, February 6 or 13 (or bring them anytime between now and Sunday school on February 20).
    For information, please contact Terry Pastor, Chair of the Worship & Education Committee; or Pastor Ben Motz at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org or PastorMotz@sprucc.org.

 

 

 

7th Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 10:15am

Hybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& In-person

     For more information about the worship services throughout the season of Epiphany, please contact Terry Pastor (Chair of the Worship & Education Committee) or any member of the Worship & Education Committee.

 

 

 

6th Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 10:15am

Hybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& In-person

     For more information about the worship services throughout the season of Epiphany, please contact Terry Pastor (Chair of the Worship & Education Committee) or any member of the Worship & Education Committee.

 

 

 

 

Installation & Ordination of New Leadership

5th Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 10:15am

Hybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& In-person

     We will be celebrating in the installation of our new Consistory, chairpersons, and other elected leadership on Sunday, February 6. We hope that you will join us in-person or virtually to celebrate this special day with them. We hope you will show them your support and thankfulness for their leadership by helping them to fulfill St. Paul’s Mission Statement:
                                                  We are called by the Spirit
                                            to live and share the love of God
                                                    through joyful service
                                                   and fellowship in Christ.

 

 

 

4th Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 10:15am

Hybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& In-person

     During this worship service we will be installing the new leadership of Zion UCC.

     For more information about the worship services throughout the season of Epiphany, please contact Terry Pastor (Chair of the Worship & Education Committee) or any member of the Worship & Education Committee.

 

 

 

Safe Conduct Workshop

Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 11:30am

     At 11:30am, after the worship service on Sunday, January 23, our Christian Education Committee will be leading a Safe Conduct Workshop for all those who need to meet the CHYLD Worker requirements for working with vulnerable persons within the church (children, homebound, hospitalized, etc) or who are in a leadership position that oversees those who work with vulnerable persons.

     Look here for more details in the near future.

     For more information, please contact Elsa Wertz (Safe Conduct Coordinator), Denise Unger (Safe Conduct Co-Coordinator), or Terry Pastor (Chairperson of the Worship & Education Committee).  Our safety policies can be found at this Safe Sanctuary link.


 

 

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Praise-Name-DancingSunday, January 23, 2022 at 10:15am

Hybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& In-person

     We are looking forward to Becky Boone sharing liturgical dance with us on Sunday, January 23 during the 10:15am worship service (snow date: January 30).  For clarification: no dancing skills required, only Becky will be dancing, the rest of us will simply be seated in the pews.

     For more information about the worship services throughout the season of Epiphany, please contact Terry Pastor (Chair of the Worship & Education Committee) or any member of the Worship & Education Committee.



 

Reclaiming the Great Commission

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 7:00-9:00pm

     As part of our overall ministry and growth plan, we have adopted the Missional Approach as our philosophy to evangelism and church growth. The Missional Approach to evangelism and church growth is all about reclaiming the Great Commission and living out the Great Commandment.
     Pastor Ben will be offering a workshop on the Missional Approach on Wednesday, January 19 from 7:00-9:00pm. This free workshop is open to members and visitors alike. Preregistration is encouraged, so that we can email you the materials in advance and/or get you hard copy printouts. To register, please contact the church office at Office@sprucc.org or 610-621-5770 by Sunday, January 9 (if you register later than January 9, we may or may not have enough handouts printed for you, but still let us know that you are coming ahead of time anyway).
     All Consistory members and all Standing Committee Chairpersons are to attend this training at least every other year. If you did not attend this refresher last year, you should attend this workshop this year, as well as other leaders and staff. If you are a leader who cannot attend on this date, please be in contact with Pastor Ben at 610-621-5770 or PastorMotz@sprucc.org to see if an additional date might be possible.
     In addition, this year the leadership of Zion UCC will be joining in this workshop with us to learn more about the Missional Approach philosophy of ministry that we are using here, and why we like this approach so much.

 

 

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 10:15am

Hybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& In-person

   For more information about the worship services throughout the season of Epiphany, please contact Terry Pastor (Chair of the Worship & Education Committee) or any member of the Worship & Education Committee.


 

I Don't Know What You're Talking About

Communications Workshop

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 6:00pm

     On Tuesday, January 11 from 6:00-6:45pm Pastor Ben is offering a Communications Workshop.  This workshop is designed to: (1) help provide you with guidance to help make sure your articles are providing the congregation with the information they need to know what you are talking about and what your activity is all about; (2) go over the format needed to submit articles to the office secretary; and (3) to make sure your articles, posters, and flyers fit the necessary guidelines to be used within St. Paul's UCC. 
     This workshop is for any person who wishes to submit an article for the newsletter, bulletin, website, or hang a flyer in the church building.  All elected leaders, as well as anyone who might be interested in communicating within the church through the newsletter, bulletin, flyers, posters, website, facebook, or E-News should attend this workshop.
     This workshop is free and open to all members and open to visitors. This workshop is for any person who wishes to submit an article for the newsletter, bulletin, website, or hang a flyer in the church building. All elected leaders, as well as anyone who might be interested in communicating within the church through the newsletter, bulletin, flyers, posters, website, Facebook, or E-News should attend this workshop.

     This workshop is free. No advance registration is needed. However, we encourage you to sign up in advance, so that we can email you the materials in advance. To sign up, please contact the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.

     Pastor Ben offers this workshop annually in January. If you took this workshop in the past, it will be similar to the 2021 workshop. However, if you have not taken this workshop since 2017 or before, there have been significant changes, so you should attend this workshop, also.

For more information, please contact Pastor Ben Motz at 610-621-5770 or PastorMotz@sprucc.org.

     As a reminder, it is the policy at St. Paul’s UCC that no committee or individual should hang or set out flyers/posters about an event or activity before submitting a complete article to the office secretary about the event, following the guidelines discussed in this workshop.


 

Closing of the 2021 Books

Sunday, January 9, 2022

     Thank you to all who have been mailing their tithes and offerings to the church office, dropping it in the mail slot, giving electronically, or have been placing your offerings in the offering plate.

     We will be closing the 2021 books on Sunday, January 9, 2022.
     As in the past, and as is common in many churches, the morning of the second Sunday of January will be the last day that donations and expenses will be received for 2021. This will give sufficient time for contributions to be mailed, expenses to be submitted, and donations to be forwarded to the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference (PSEC).

Donations
     For donations to be counted for the 2021 contribution year, they need to: (1) be received by the counting team by worship on Sunday, January 9; and (2) dated for 2021. As of January 1, all other contributions will be attributed to the 2022 giving year.
     For additional information about donations, please contact the Financial Secretary, Terry Pastor at the church office or at finsec@sprucc.org.
Expenses
     All bills and reimbursement requests: (1) must be submitted to the Treasurer, Jon Henning, by the end of worship on Sunday, January 9, 2022; and (2) be dated for 2021. As of January 1, all other expenditures will be attributed to the 2022 fiscal/budget year.
     For additional information about expenses, please contact the church Treasurer, Jon Henning.

 

 

Epiphany Sunday

The Arrival of the Wise Men
Baptism of Christ Sunday

Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 10:15am

WisemenHybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& In-person

     Throughout scripture, we hear about dancing for joy and dancing in worship of the Lord.  On this Sunday we will have a dancer sharing in the joy of the Christ child through her "liturgical dance" as a part of the worship service.

     Epiphany is the celebration of the arrival of the Wise Men to Bethlehem, revealing the good news of the Christian message and the reign of Christ being for the whole world.  The season of Epiphany begins on January 6 and continues until Ash Wednesday.

      For more information about the worship services throughout the season of Epiphany, please contact Terry Pastor (Acting Chair of the Worship & Education Committee) or any member of the Worship & Education Committee.

 

 

Second Sunday after Christmas

9th Day of Christmas

Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 10:15am

Hybrid: Live StreamPhone StreamFacebook LiveZoom& Indoor In-person

     For more information about our Christmas season worship services, please contact any member of the Worship& Christian Education Committee (Elsa Wertz, Chairperson, and Terry Pastor, Vice Chairperson).

Sunday School

     There will be no Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes on December 26, 2021 and January 2, 2022.  Click on the following links to check out our Online Children & Youth Sunday School Resources and our Online Sunday School Music to engage in God's word at home.

 

 

Annual Pork & Sauerkraut DinnerPork Sauerkraut_Dinner

Saturday, January 1, 2022 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

     Yes, we will be having our annual Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner on New Year's Day!  Again this year, for the safety of all, it will be Take-Out ONLY.  

     The meal includes pork, sauerkraut, green beans, mashed potatoes, applesauce, roll and cake.  The cost is $12.00 per meal.  As this is take-out, there is only one price (as opposed to previous years, when it was all you can eat and different costs based on age).  You may pay when you pick up with cash or a check (payable to St. Paul's UCC in Robesonia).  You may also pay online in advance by clicking on this online giving link; enter "Pork Dinner" plus number of meals in the "Fund-Raiser" line; print your receipt; and bring your receipt with you.  If paying in advance online, those online orders must be made by 6:00pm Friday, December 31, to ensure sufficient meals will be set aside for you.  We will continue serving meals until 1:00pm, or until we run out of food; we do recommend you come early.

     You may pick up your meal on Saturday, January 1 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  Look for attendants directing traffic for directions for the drive up along Pearl Street. 

     This fund-raiser helps us begin the New Year well, by giving financial support to the many ministries and mission efforts of St. Paul's UCC at the beginning of January.  If you are not interested in pork and sauerkraut for New Years, but would still like to offer financial support on New Year's Day, you may make an online contribution, or send a contribution to "St. Paul's UCC, 301 West Penn Avenue, Robesonia, PA 19551."

     For those who are perhaps new to the area, pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day is a tradition for many/most Pennsylvania-German (Pennsylvania-Deustche) families.  It is a delicious way to begin the new year.  Komm onct and eat yourself full!

 

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