Church Announcements - March 23-March 30

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.

THIS SUNDAY - MARCH 26 - At our 10:00 a.m. worship service our very own choir, accompanied by a string quartet, will perform Cantata Number 144 - Johann Sebastian Bach. This is a fairly short cantata with libretto reflecting upon the gospel for the day about the laborers in the vineyard. Thus the theme is one of "take what is yours and don't complain about what is given to others".
Bach wrote the cantata in his first year in Leipzig for Septuagesimae. The prescribed readings for the Sunday were taken from the First Epistle to the Corinthians, "race for victory" (1 Corinthians 9:24–10:5), and from the Gospel of Matthew, the parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1–16). The unknown poet derives from the gospel only the thought to be content with one's lot and submit to God's will, "Genügsamkeit" (contentedness) being a key word. The opening chorus is based on verse 14 of the gospel. Movement 3 is the first stanza of Samuel Rodigast's hymn "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan". The closing chorale is the first stanza of Albert, Duke of Prussia's Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit (1547). Bach first performed the cantata on 6 February 1724.

Followed at 3:00 p.m. with "A Lenten Journey" presented by the Catholic Choral Society.  A Free Will Offering will be taken during this performance.


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Listen to the most recent sermon: "How Long, O Lord", March 26, 2017

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

Recent Events

Sun Apr 23 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Rev. Bob on vacation
Sat Apr 22 @ 8:45AM - 11:15AM
CEO Food Deliveries
Sun Apr 16 @10:00AM -
Easter Sunday!!!
Thu Apr 13 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
Maundy Thursday Worship Service
Sun Apr 09 @10:00AM -
Palm Sunday
Fri Apr 07 @ 6:00PM -
Youth Fellowship!!!
Wed Apr 05 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Women's Association Board Meeting
Tue Apr 04 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Session Meeting
Sun Apr 02 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Communion Worship Service
Sun Mar 26 @10:00AM - 11:00PM
Easter Cantata

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The Gospel of Christ is proclaimed in its multifaceted manifestations.  Living the Gospel, takes precedence over dogma.  Inclusion, acceptance and imagination are vital parts of our vision of God's kingdom.