Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA
Come Worship With Us!
In-person activities suspended ...
Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the area, St.
John's and UPG are suspending all in-person activities
(worship and the Town Hall meeting included) through February 6. We
will be live-streaming the Saturday night worship service at
St. Peter’s on the UPG Facebook page and it will be
available on YouTube Sunday morning. Please keep a look out
for updates throughout the month.
Note: In-person worship and activities
are expected to resume on February 13.
Worship & Sunday School Schedule:
February 13, 20, 27 at St. Peter's
Town Hall meeting rescheduled for
Feb 27 after 10:30 am worship.
March at Light of Christ
Worship at 8:00 and 10:30 AM
Sunday School/Bible Study 9:15 AM
Coffee hour 9:30 AM
Coffee and Conversation Returns!
Since we are unable to gather for coffee and
worship we encourage you to join the live stream
worship on Saturday afternoons or Sunday morning
for the recorded worship. Once again, we will
host a coffee and conversation on Monday nights
at 7 pm beginning on January 24 for an
opportunity to connect with each other while
remaining safe via zoom. No set discussion, no
set beverage required, join us as you are able,
and share in some fellowship.
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study on Zoom for now!
Bible study is normally held on Sunday mornings from
9:15-10:15. In-person study will resume at St.
Peter's in February when activities can be scheduled
again. Until then ... join us for Bible study
via Zoom beginning on Jan 23, 9:30 AM.
Topic for this day is the Parable of the Good
Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37.
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Transition Team Update
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access the following:
Daily Devotions by Carol
Events Calendar for St. John's and UPG
Reflection by Pastor Tom Keener:
We are all Ministers
'Till We Meet Again! Newsletter
Please Consider Online Giving:
How to Use GivePlus Mobile
Bear Creek Camp
Work. Our Hands.
Jr Sr Team App
Thrivent Get Involved Virtually:
"Make a Difference from Afar"
to help your community
Series of articles by Donna Musselman
PA Department of Health website
City of Bethlehem website
Cookbooks - order - make great gifts!
- Daily Devotions
Worship Assistants Schedule
- N/A at this time
New Member Information
worship from St. John's
July 31-Aug 1, 2021
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Rev. Suzanne M. Trump, Pastor
St. John's Mission Statement:
Witnessing God's Love
through Generous Living
Meter parking in effect until 9 PM.
Use parking lot for evening activities.
Accessible bathroom facilities
Large print worship materials
Individual amplification systems
Pork and Sauerkraut
St. John's Altar Society's pork and
sauerkraut take-out dinner scheduled for
January 29 is postponed. New date TBD. Those
who pre-ordered will be contacted.
First Responders Appreciation
Annual "thank you" breakfast and luncheon
originally scheduled for January 15 has been
postponed until spring/summer due to the
ever-increasing COVID numbers and in
the spirit of keeping everyone as safe as we
Thank you to all who generously offered to
volunteer their time and to those who
offered to provide food for the event.
"Stay tuned" for announcement of rescheduled
date and details.
Dr. Irene Todd Scholarship
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We will be collecting items for the
New Bethany Ministries Food Bank
on February 15th. They are
specifically looking for cereal, peanut
butter, jelly, oatmeal-flavored, soups,
tuna fish, milk – shelf stable, rice,
macaroni & cheese, beans, and crackers.
They are aiming for low sodium items but
will gladly accept any offering.
Food donations brought to
St. Peter's on January 15th were delivered to the
St. John's will be
hosting bingo events on April 9, May 21, September 17, November
tuned for details.
Note: February 19 bingo was cancelled
due to the rise of COVID cases in the area.
St. John's and Friends
All are welcome
The Pull of the
Stars by Emma Donoghue, will be
discussed when in-person activities resume.
It's the story of a nurse in Ireland
struggling with war and disease during the
first world war. Light amidst the darkness
and hope against all odds threads throughout
A film-based Dialogue on Race and Faith
Join us for a time of
learning with our Episcopal and Moravian
brothers and sisters every other Monday on
Zoom from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.
Dates: Sep 13 - Nov 22, continuing Jan
10 - Feb 21.
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Enter the Bible
Luther Seminary has created a resource
called “Enter the Bible” to help people
understand scripture better. It breaks down
each book in the Bible and gives an overview
of its background and context.
It is free to
access and use. https://enterthebible.org/free-account-registration/.
Just a reminder that gift cards, including
Giant and Shop Rite, are available at
in-person worship. A percentage of
each gift card sold benefits St. John's.
Volunteers Needed at Hispanic Community
Hispanic Community Center on 4th Street,
Bethlehem, is in need of volunteers to help
distribute food on the 3rd Thursday and 3rd
Friday of the month. If you can help, please
contact Pastor Suzanne at St. John’s Windish
(610-868-3282). Thank you for sharing your
Do you have a family
member or friend who is
unable to attend in-church
worship, but would
welcome the opportunity
to share in the same
worship and sing the
same hymns as those
members in church? There
still are a few
"Bringing it Home"
tablets available and
learning how to use them
is easy. Please
call the church office
know anyone who would
benefit from a Bringing
It Home device.
"Steeples and Steel"
Cancelled 2021 due to pandemic.
Will be back in 2022.
"Steeples and Steel"
by Bill Valenti & Susan L. Vitez
Video at St. John's *
May 10, 2015
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* Note: video might not play on older versions of