News of the Week

Friday, June 14, 2024

Hi All!

Emily Dreas passed away unexpectedly last Saturday. Our prayers go out to her family and friends.

I hope you enjoyed the Laity Service on Sunday, June 9, and the musicians of Simple Gifs! We thank Mark Weaver, Les Schoenberger, and Kathy Latshaw. A special thanks to Paula Lilly for subbing in at the last minute on piano. You can see it on YouTube, our web page, or Facebook. Thanks to our Tech Team and the Social Media Coordinators for making this streaming possible.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend the Penn NorthEast Conference Annual meeting which was part of the All PA UCC conferences meeting held at Penn State this past weekend. It was nice to bump elbows with some seminary friends and folks I haven’t seen in a long time. In the message this week, I’ll add to what Mark shared this past Sunday about what is happening in the Pennsylvania four conferences. A vote will be taken in November…so there is plenty of time to ask questions and learn more about it.

Sunday, June 16

  • 10:15 a.m. – worship
  • Join us to celebrate the men in our lives

Sunday, June 23

  • 10:15 a.m. – Worship
  • This will be the last 10:15 worship for the summer.

Other News

  • Wawa coupons for a free shorti hoagie are once again being sold by Outlook Committee. They cost $5 each, benefit the church, and you take the coupon to any Wawa, order your shorti, present your coupon at the cash register, and take away your sandwich for FREE. See me, Brenda Shoemaker, Bobby Schmeltzle. Thanks in advance.  A great gift for Father’s Day!
  • Decorated wooden crosses are available for sale. They are being decorated for patriotic holidays. They cost $30. You can also buy the flower/ribbon portion for $15 to attach to the cross you have previously purchased.
  • GriefShare resumed on May 1. There is still time and room to join! This session continues through July 24.
  • The annual Dillingersville pilgrimage will be held on June 30, 2024 starting at 10:30 a.m with the Heidelberg Brass Band offering their polka service. Lunch, bake sale, and music to follow. Mark your calendars, and be sure to join us! Bring your own chair.
  • Do you have expired batteries to get rid of? Don’t throw them away; bring them to the church to recycle!! Staples will accept certain types of batteries for recycling, and our church will get credit for taking them in. I will have boxes at the front and ramp doors for your “contributions.” Batteries to recycle by bringing them to the boxes at church:
    • Lithium ion (Li-Ion)
    • Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH)
    • Nickel zinc (Ni-ZN)
    • Non-rechargeable lithium
    • Rechargeable nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd)
    • Single-use alkaline
    • Small sealed lead acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Upcoming Events
    • Calling all bakers! Please make or bring something for the bake sale at Dillingersville on June 30. I will be happy to pick up items; just let me know.
    • Enjoy looking at local artists’ work? Would you like to buy some? Check out Laura’s Custom Framing and Fine Art, 1328 Chestnut Street, Emmaus PA 18049 (in the strip mall next to Weis) SHOW DATES JUNE 14 – JULY 27 – for Three Sisters, Relativity. Opening reception June 14 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Laura’s. Music at the reception by Russ Rentler! Post card with photos of the artwork is available to view on the bulletin board next to the water fountain.
    • Sunday July 14 – Immediately following worship at 9:30 a.m. you are welcome to bring family and friends to share in a time to hear about my trip and see the pictures I have taken and will put up on the screen. We will have time to sample the many cheeses I brought back from Amsterdam for you as well as the Stroopwafels, chocolate, and salt licorice. Actual start time will be about 10:30 a.m.

As always, we have many members and friends in need of prayer due to death, illness, loneliness, new living situations, and other difficult times; remember, too, those who still recover from war, oppression, and natural disasters all around the world. We also have many members and friends celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and other joys, from new babies to cancer remission and so much more. Please continue your faithful prayers for comfort, strength, healing, and thankfulness. Thank you for being the church!

Peace to all,
Lori Esslinger
Part Time Pastor, Old Zionsville UCC
call or text:  610-393-3522


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The mission of our church is to be a congregation devoted to our community where we experience and share the loving presence of God by teaching the Good News of Jesus Christ, by celebrating God’s Word in the Bible, and through loving service to all people.

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Old Zionsville UCC
P. O. Box 215
Old Zionsville, PA 18068

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