Church Announcements - Nov. 18 - Nov. 24

We seek to be a friendly, inclusive and welcoming church.  We hope your worship experience is fulfilling.  We would like to tell you more about our church.   Please contact the Church at 570-824-2478 to speak with Rev. Bob.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Any cancellations will be listed here, on voice mail at the church and by email to those on our email list.  If we do not have your email address, and you would like to receive our mailings, please call Vivien at the church office.


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Golf Tournament


Listen to the most recent sermon: "What Do You Expect?", November 27, 2016

Earlier sermons are available to listen to online or download on the sermons page and are also available as a podcast.

Recent Events

Sun Jan 01 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Worship service at 10:00 a.m.
Fri Dec 30 @12:00PM -
Church office closes at noon
Sat Dec 24
Christmas Eve Candle Light Worship Services
Fri Dec 23 @12:00PM -
Church closes at noon
Sun Dec 18 @11:00AM -
Youth Choir Christmas Program and Rev. Bob's Advent Celebration
Sun Dec 11 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Women's Association Annual Christmas Fellowship.
Wed Dec 07 @10:00AM -
The Women's Association Board Meeting
Tue Dec 06 @ 7:00PM -
Session Meeting
Sun Dec 04 @10:00AM - 11:00PM
Adult Choir Christmas Canata
Sat Dec 03 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Alternative Christmas Craft Fair

Coalescence (n) - United into a whole.


  • “Rejoice always. Pray constantly. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
    These verses from Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians gives us our theme for Stewardship this year: Rejoice, Praise, and Give Thanks.
  • Here, on this Sunday morning, as we hear the Word of God in this beautiful sanctuary, we can do all three. We can be inspired by the music and the worship service, and enjoy the fellowship of others. We are comforted and we are challenged
  • We have so many blessings in this vibrant and welcoming church:
    • Our pastor Rev. Zanicky, who leads us in worship and is there for us when we need him
    • Our organist, John Vaida, the Adult, Youth, and Children’s Choirs, and the special music that often accompanies our services: A Brass Ensemble at Easter, a bagpiper for Reformation Sunday, a Christmas Cantata, talented soloists and musicians and visiting chorales throughout the year, to mention a few.
    • The Session and Trustees, who look to the business of the church
    • The Board of Deacons, who take care of the ushering, and work hard to raise and money for community causes through the Golf Tournament and other projects.
    • We are thankful for Sunday School and Bible Study.
    • For our Christian Ed Director, Pam Kerns, who works with the children and youth of the church in many activities, including Daily Vacation Bible School, fun outings, plays and programs, and in opportunities to serve the community, like Habitat for Humanity, the CEO Food Bank. Plus, organizes many of the luncheons we enjoy.
    • For the Christian Ed Committee who work tirelessly with Pam on many of these projects.
    • For Vivien, our Office Administrator, who sees that everything runs smoothly; for Ernie, our Custodian, who keeps the church is grounds in perfect order; and for Jim, our invaluable van driver.
    • For the Women’s Association, for the Christmas Fellowship. Praise of Mission Sunday and serving at the Lenten Luncheons at St. Stephen’s, and for the projects that add to the beauty of the church.
    • And that’s just a part of it!
  • We are also part of the greater community, sharing worship services with St. Stephen’s and Temple Israel, cohosting a Thanksgiving dinner and a Christmas dinner with CEO, serving as a venue for concerts and recitals, and being part of a downtown tour of historical buildings. We take part in ecumenical and outreach programs as well.
  • We have been blessed in the past with generous endowments, and today, it’s our turn to make sure these traditions that have nourished us are passed on to future generations. This week, pledge letters will be sent out, and we ask that you prayerfully consider what you can pledge and what meaning the church has in your life.
  • Thank you