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For Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014

Prayer List

We include in our prayers:
Sally Carey (daughter of Jeanie Carey, Emmanuel)
Harry Bleyer (cousin of Kelly and Robert Laird, Grace)
Brad Kochenour (friend of the Lairds, Grace)
Doris Smith (St. John’s)
Bill Snyder (Grace)
Gay Lynne Shouey (friend, Grace)
Sally Meyer (aunt of Betsy Rishel, Emmanuel)
Douglas Smeltzer (son of Dick and Nancy Smeltzer, St. John’s)
Bonnie Treaster (Emmanuel)
Gregg Clapper (friend, St. John’s)
Tom Runkle (friend, St. John's)
Keith Rishel (Grace)
Gloria Geesey (Mother of Scott Geesey, Grace)
Jean Bender

Ruth Z. Boyer (Elmcrost, Reedsville; St. John’s)
Kate Stitzer (Salem Hill Haven, Grace)
Lois Ellenberger (Salem Hill Haven, St. John’s)
Lois Rearick (Room 126, 122 Wynwood Dr., Centre Hall; St. John’s)
Mylan Grove (Wynood, St. John’s)


If anyone on the prayer list wishes to be removed, please call Pastor Leigh at 814-470-5850.



Emmanuel Announcements:

The Greeter for April 27 is Bob Lang.

The Sunshine class will be having a luncheon sale on April 26 for the Holstein Club. This event will take place at the Grange Fair grounds. Supplemental funding will be coming through Thrivent.

Grace Announcements:

The next Council meeting is Monday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.

St. John’s Announcements:

Greeter for April 27 is Sandy Telegraphis.

The Board of Inc. of St. John's Union church will meet Sunday April 27 to look at options for repairing the ramp. Since the litter pick-up will be the same day, the Board will meet during the Sunday School hour.

Tri-Penn Announcements:

Sunday, April 27 is date for the Northern Association Pastors' Exchange. On that Sunday, pastors from the Northern Association have been assigned to preach at a different church in the Association. Pastor Monica Ouellette from St. John's UCC in Boalsburg will preach at St. John's UCC in Farmers Mills and Grace UCC in Spring Mills. Pastor Leigh will preach at Trinity UCC in Lewistown.

The Northern Association Annual meeting will be held Sunday, April 27, 2:00 p.m. at Christ UCC in Madisonburg. Representatives from all UCC churches in the Association are invited to attend!

The Tri-Penn Council will meet Sunday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. at Emmanuel UCC. Reminder: Each church needs to have chosen two representatives to form a Tri-Penn committee which will explore the “one church, three locations” concept.

Annual Northern Association Spring Banquet-Thursday, May 8, 6:30 registration
Come one! Come all!
Come to Hartman Center in Milroy for the best eats around, warm and friendly fellowship, and a speaker of great wit and wisdom, our own Conference Associate Minister, Thom Webster (Thom's topic is “Laughter and Ministries Excellence”). Add to that an opportunity to show our appreciation to retiring Conference Minister, Marja Coon-Torn, and we have the recipe for one fun and fulfilling evening with our Northern Association brothers and sisters in Christ. The price for the all-you-can eat meal (that includes turkey with stuffing, mashed poratoes with gravy, broccoli/cauliflower, green beans almondine, applesauce, assorted pies, bread, rolls, butter, coffee and tea) is $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for children 5-12. Reservations and payment are due to Autumn Beck (814-441-0676 or by May 1, 2014.


Please send all announcements to Marian at or call 422-8302 by 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. Please indicate to which congregation announcements belong. All announcements can be found on the Tri-Penn web site at St. John’s web site address is



Next Week’s UCC Services:
St. John's: 9:00
Grace: 10:45

Next week’s altar cloth color is White.

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