To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. – St. Thomas Aquinas
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here — to explore your faith, to meet new people, and to strengthen your personal relationship with God.
SEPTEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER:
Choir practice begins Weds., Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Church Hot Dog Roast, Sunday, Sept. 9 following the worship service, at Mike & Carla’s
Ladies Bible Study begins Weds., Sept. 12
Church Indoor Yard Sale & Bake Sale – Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 & 29 (more information below)
Sunday, September 2 – Worship service, 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion
Wednesday, September 5 – Choir practice begins, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 9 – Worship service, 10:30 a.m.; Hot Dog Roast, right after the service at Mike & Carla’s
Monday, September 10 – Clean ‘n’ Gleam distribution, 6–8 p.m.
Wednesday, September 12 – Ladies Bible study, 1 p.m.; Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 16 – Worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 19 – Ladies Bible study, 1 p.m.; Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 20– Christian Friends Luncheon, 12–2 p.m. Program: TEloise Pifer speaks about her trip to China; Menu: Wendy’s chili, $6. Phone 814-938-7388 by September 14 to make your reservation.
Sunday, September 23 – Worship service, 10:30 a.m., Guest speaker Melissa McLean
Monday, September 24 – Set up for Yard Sale (Contact Carla for time)
Tuesday, September 25 – Set up for Yard Sale (Contact Carla for time)
Wednesday, September 26 – Set up for Yard Sale (Contact Carla for time); Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 28 Yard Sale, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, September 29 – Yard Sale, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday, September 30 – Worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, October 1 – Clean-up after yard sale (Contact Carla for time)
LADIES BIBLE STUDY
WHEN: Every other Wednesday from 1–3 p.m. in the spring and in the fall
WHERE: at the home of Carla & Mike Krucelyak, Punxsutawney
We will begin our fall study of the Gospel of John on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP: Call the church office at (814) 938-4021. Click here for more information about the Bible study.
“Muddling Through” (click on link to read)
The CLARION ASSOCIATION PROJECT for 2018: HOFFMAN HOMES FOR YOUTH, a not-for-profit residential treatment facility in Littlestown, Pennsylvania, providing comprehensive psychiatric care, treatment, and education to emotionally and behaviorally troubled children.St. Peter’s will gather school supplies and supplies for art therapy for the Hoffman Academy. Click here to visit the Hoffman Homes for Youth webpage for more detailed information.
For a list of supplies we will be competing, visit our ministry page. to read the stories of youth whose lives have been changed by this much-needed ministry.
ODDS & ENDS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: The proceeds from our 2017 indoor yard sale and bake sale were donated to the Clean ‘n’ Gleam ministry, which has been operating since April 2009, and the Care Committee. Thank you to all who donated your stuff, worked, baked, set up, cleaned up, and purchased stuff.
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry (Samaritan’s Purse) was the 2017 Mission Project for the Clarion Association UCC, of which St. Peter’s UCC is a member. Twenty-six shoeboxes were assembled from St. Peter’s!
CONGRATULATIONS to JILL MARIE, who was elected president of the Clarion Association of the Penn West Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Our monthly activities include:
Clean ‘n’ Gleam distribution: second Monday
Christian Friends Luncheon: third Thursday
Ladies Bible study: every other Wednesday (Spring and Fall)
Choir Practice, every Wednesday, September through May
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Punxsutawney is a congregation of disciples of Christ and His teachings, seeking to live out our faith through prayer, worship, study, service, fellowship, and evangelism.
We invite you to be a part of the adventure of learning to live as disciples of Christ. Come, join us for worship and engaging opportunities for disciple formation.
Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. in the main sanctuary
Church location: in the Elk Run area of Punxsutawney, at the corner of Graffius and Orchard avenues (behind Sheetz and Gimmicks)
Church office phone: 814-938-4021
Church email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church address: PO Box 535, Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Church secretary: Janice White
Church office hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. unless listed otherwise in the Sunday bulletin
Lay speaker: Michele Huey
Music director: Timothy Decker
Christian author and inspirational speaker Michele Huey is currently serving St. Peter’s United Church of Christ as a lay speaker. For more information about Michele, visit her online at her website and her weekly inspirational blog.