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CENTRAL SCHWENKFELDER CHURCH, 2111 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA 19446 - 610-584-4480
Love God.
God. Serve
Serve Others.
Others. Grow
Grow Disciples.
November 9, 2014
Welcome…we are glad you are here! If you are a visitor with young children, we have childcare available
during our worship services. For Infants to 3 years of age we have a NURSERY. Youngsters Pre-K through Second Grade
can go to the Beginners room when excused from the Worship Service. Both classrooms are in the main hall of the main floor.
For exact locations, please ask an usher who can direct you to the proper classroom.
Calendar of Events
Church News and Notes
Sunday, November 9~ Rev. Dr. David McKinley
The Flowers on the Altar are given to the
Glory of God and in Loving Honor and Memory of:
Andrew Coverts Anders
David and Mildred Godschall
Peggy Y. Rothenberger
Timothy Michael Scheib
Traditional Morning Worship Service –
Infant Dedication
Country Auction Preview (FH)
10:10 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages
11:15 a.m.
Informal Worship Service
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wired and Crave Pumpkin Chunkin’
(Sally House’s House)
4:00 p.m.
Dorian Choir (Sally House’s House)
6:45 p.m.
Small Group – Ephesians (ACR)
9:00 a.m.
Those needing prayer: (*Discharged from medical facility)
*Barry Simpson – Lansdale Abington Hospital
*Pat McGinnis – Rothman Institute
Monday, November 10
Congratulations to H. Newell and Ann Allebach who will celebrate
their 57 wedding anniversary today, November 9 .
Congratulations to John and Carolyn Kelly who will celebrate their
52 wedding anniversary on Monday, November 10 .
Congratulations to John Fisher who will celebrate his 93 birthday
today, November 9 .
Congratulations to Florence Sayre who will celebrate her 106
birthday on Wednesday, November 12 .
Congratulations to Carolyn Beyer who will celebrate her 90
birthday on Thursday, November 13 .
Thank you to the congregation and to Jerry and Bev Potter who
delivered gorgeous flowers last Sunday afternoon. I am physically
not able to get out so I was most appreciative of their visit on a
lovely Sunday afternoon. The visit and the flowers really brightened
the last several days.
Dick Heist
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day
10:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Prayer for Missions
Please pray for the ministry of Brad & Lyn Jankowski with
Campus Crusade for Christ** & the Jesus Film project. Please
pray also for the continued exposure for the new film app that will
allow more people to hear JESUS in their own language and the
expansion of their work to Africa. Ask God for opportunities for
them to meet new individuals who will join their prayer and financial
team and that God will continue to use them in helping raise the
resources to take JESUS to everyone, everywhere.
**supported by our Board of Missions
Schwenkfelder Ministerium (ACR)
Worship Band Practice (CHAP)
Trustees (ACR)
Hebrews Christian Fellowship Small Group (POT)
North Pennsmen (FH)
Wednesday, November 12
9:15 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
Prayer for Church Life
Seek God’s will for our church as we consider outreach. Ask God
to bless our efforts to engage the community through Happy
Days Preschool, AWANA children’s ministry and the Country
Board of Ministries (ACR)
United Choir Mtg. (CHAP)
United Choir (SANC)
Chancel Bells (PRIM)
Bethel Bible (BETH)
CSC Men’s Basketball League (CCC)
6:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Women’s Bible Study – Nehemiah (CCC)
Junior Choir (JR)
Cub Scout Activity Meeting (BALC/MID)
Women’s Bible Study – Nehemiah (ACR)
363 Worship (CHAP)
Celebration Brass (FH)
Prayer Meeting (PRAY)
Brasswind (FH)
Chancel Choir (SANC)
Thursday, November 13
7:00 p.m.
Fair Allocation Meeting (BETH)
Friday, November 14
2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Tea at Peter Becker
Country Auction Set-up (FH/NARX)
Saturday, November 15
8:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Work Project (STEEL)
Country Auction Set-up (FH/NARX)
Silent Auction (NARX)
Live Auction (FH)
Calendar of Events continued on next page……..
Sunday, November 16~ Rev. Daniel Kamaraj
Mission Speaker – Bibles for India
9:00 a.m.
10:10 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
Traditional Morning Worship Service
Sunday School for all ages
Informal Worship Service
Meadowood Service
Baptismal Service at Hope Fellowship
Christmas Musical Rehearsal (SANC)
Dorian Choir (SANC/FH)
Wired and Crave (AYS/CCC)
Small Group – Ephesians (ACR)
Over 100 incredible items have been donated for this year’s
Country Auction, which will be held next Saturday, November
15 . The Silent Auction and complimentary Dessert Buffet
will start at 6:30 p.m., with the silent bidding concluding at
7:45 p.m. The Live Auction will then begin at 8:00 p.m.
Stop by Fellowship Hall this morning and preview some of
the unique donations, including handcrafted items such as
soft and cozy flannel throw blanket; a hand-blown glass
pumpkin; and a hand-knit child’s sweater and cap (for ages
9-12 months); to name a few. Those who don’t have room for
one more home accessory can treat themselves instead to a
therapeutic massage; a season’s worth of fresh organic fruits
and vegetables via a CSA share at Living Hope Farm in
Harleysville, or a “bee-utiful” basket filled with fresh local
honey and other treats. Sports fans will want the chance to
bid on Flyers tickets or a round of golf. And don’t miss the
opportunity to bid on an overnight get-away to Ocean City,
NJ, tickets to see “Mary Poppins” at the Walnut Street
Theatre, or fly-casting lessons to improve your fishing
If your schedule won’t allow you to attend this year’s Country
Auction, you can still support the event by completing an
absentee bid form on any item that interests you. Forms will
be available and can be submitted to Jeannie McDonald
either today in Fellowship Hall, or later this week via her
church mailbox or email at [email protected] The
auction’s program, featuring a full list of items with
descriptions, will be posted on the church website later this
week (
Also available in Fellowship Hall this morning are tickets for
“Stitches for Missions,” a raffle for a beautiful quilt handstitched by our Quilters group. Tickets cost $2 each, or three
for $5.
A new addition to this year’s auction activities will be
door prizes provided by several local businesses, and
anyone in attendance will be eligible to win!
TODAY - November 9 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
at Sally House’s house!
Come out for lunch, singing and flinging pumpkins into an
open field with a giant contraption. This is going to be our
Wired and Crave meeting for the day; there will not be Wired
& Crave tonight. If you have any small pumpkins you want
chucked, bring them along! Cost is $0. Bring friends!
Awana will have a regularly scheduled meeting this week on
Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Central
Community Center. Awana is open to all Kindergarten – 5
All work campers should plan to take part in the Country
Auction on November 15 which serves as a fundraiser for
work camp! Stop by the sign-up table today to indicate how
you can help or contact Jeanne McDonald.
Thank you to Stephanie Bonk for her beautiful music this
morning. She is a junior at Exeter Township Senior High
School and has been studying violin for eight years,
currently with Sylvia Ahramjian. In addition to her school
orchestra, Stephanie is concertmaster of the Philadelphia
Sinfonia Chamber, co-concertmaster of the full orchestras,
and is first violin in the Sinfonia string quartet and Octet. In
addition to winning the Reading Symphony Orchestra
League competition, she soloed with the Millersville
University Orchestra, placed second in the Atonement Bach
Competition, and has received numerous scholarships and
awards from the Reading Musical Foundation including the
Fegley Summer Camp Scholarship. This past summer she
attended the Castleman Quartet Program where she played
in two string quartets and worked on solo repertoire.
Stephanie hopes to attend a conservatory in the future. We
are blessed to have Stephanie participate in our service this
The Country Auction Committee is still seeking volunteers to
assist with the auction and donations of desserts to be
served at the event. If you can help, please sign up today.
Remember, all proceeds from the Country Auction will benefit
Central’s missions and the Life Builders Christian Endeavor
Work Camp.
Next Sunday, November 16 , we will welcome Rev. Daniel
Kamaraj, a pastor from northern India, as our special
speaker. Daniel comes to us as a friend of Dr. Drake
Williams. Daniel’s ministry will be the recipient of the “Bibles
for India” offering we have been accumulating. Daniel has
suffered extensive persecution for his faith in Christ. Come
and hear him speak about his mission work
Jan. 15 – 16, 2015
Stop by Fellowship Hall today and get a look at the beautiful
Stitches for Missions quilt, “Country Love,” a queen/king size
quilt (100”W x 111”H) which will be raffled at the conclusion
of the Country Auction on November 15 . Hand-stitched by
Central’s Quilters, the design features appliquéd flowers and
vines forming a heart shape in the center, and was crafted
with an off-white background, with accents of green, blue and
burgundy. Tickets will be on sale in Fellowship Hall today and
next Sunday, at the cost of $2 each, or three for $5.
The Men of Central and Board of Christian Education are
excited to announce our second annual Men’s Retreat. It
will take place from January 15 – 16 , 2015. We will be
traveling to Spruce Lake retreat center in the Poconos (about
30 minutes north of Stroudsburg).
This retreat is an annual event organized by Spruce Lake,
bringing together 200+ men from a number of churches. The
event will start with a steak dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday
and will end around 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Our time may be
relatively short, but we believe that it will still be an impactful
and uplifting event. Our teacher will be local pastor Greg
Lafferty. Greg previously pastored at Saddleback Church in
California, where Rick Warren is the senior pastor. There will
also be time for worship, recreation (tomahawk throwing?),
and personal renewal. Worship will be led by Mitch McVicker,
who regularly toured with Rich Mullins.
Let's impact our community by filling the pantry shelves of
Manna on Main Street in Lansdale. All non-perishable foods
are welcomed, especially canned fruits, soups and canned
tuna. They are also happy to receive cereals and pastas.
Donations can be put in the “Harvest Box” in Fellowship Hall.
The WCF Nominating Committee’s slate of officers is as
follows: Barbara Bucher, President; Amelia Stetler, VicePresident; Wendy Kaminsky, Recording Secretary; Marilyn
Seipt, Corresponding Secretary; Carol Fryling, Treasurer.
These current officers have agreed to run for office for
another 2-year term.
The cost will be $109, which should cover all costs at the
retreat (food, lodging, speaker, etc.). A deposit of $25 is due
at the time of registration. Good News: We have 50% off
discount coupons for the first 25 “first timers” who
To ensure your spot, please register by Sunday, November
30 . There is a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall. You can
also register directly with Peter Colvin (267-664-5923,
[email protected]). Please make checks payable to
Central Schwenkfelder Church, with “Men’s Retreat” written
on the memo line. Checks can be placed in Peter’s mailbox.
The slate is now OPEN to all women in the congregation to
make other nominations. Anyone making a nomination must
first get the permission of the nominee before submitting your
name and that of the nominee. PLACE NOMINATIONS in an
ENVELOPE in Beverly O’Brien’s church mailbox by
November 16 .
Please note that this retreat is open to non-members (same
price). This is a PERFECT opportunity to connect your family
or friends with our church!
Nominating Committee: Wendy Kaminsky, Bev O’Brien,
Doris Plager, Pat Zambella
Please contact Peter for more information, and you can also
go online to:
We are praying that you will attend this retreat, which is sure
to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus.
Next Sunday afternoon, November 16 , we will be baptizing
at least two individuals by immersion at the Hope Fellowship
Church at 3:00 p.m. Hope Fellowship is located just one mile
north of Central, near the Towamencin Schwenkfelder
Cemetery. The address is 1900 S. Valley Forge Road.
A brief lesson is required for preparation. If you have never
been baptized, and would like to know more about this
meaningful service, please contact Pastor David before
November 14 . Youth who are interested would still need to
experience the catechetical class, which begins each
Romans 6:4: “We were therefore buried with him through
baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised
from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may
live a new life.”
Don’t worry about tomorrow, God is already there.
The Organ Recital which had been scheduled for November
16 here at Central has been cancelled.
There was no trick, only the treat of 120 items during
October to the Fellowship Hall box. Once again, a treat for
me to deliver to the always grateful folks at Fortenights of
Norristown Hospital and Dock Village.
As we enter into the peak season for the cold and flu germs,
we encourage you to refrain from shaking hands during the
worship service to prevent the spread of these and other
Forms to submit a Poinsettia Christmas Memorial in honor of
a loved one can be found on the bulletin tables, as well as in
the November newsletter and in the Narthex office.
Completed forms with payment can be placed in the
designated box in the Narthex office or brought to the Church
Office at your convenience. The deadline for submissions to
be included in the Christmas Eve bulletin is Monday,
December 8 .
The decorating of our church Sanctuary for the Christmas
holiday season is scheduled for Saturday, December 6
beginning at 8:00 a.m. It is big task and as the saying goes
“many hands make light work” and we’re in desperate need
of some extra HANDS! In addition to the decorating with
garland, candle tapers and bows, there is also some heavy
lifting (of the large wreaths) and tasks requiring the climbing
of ladders …so if you’re willing, able and available and can
help on the 6 , please contact Linda Moritz at
[email protected] or 215-836-9386. Or you can sign up on
the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
Want to get a head start on your Christmas Shopping?
Looking for a unique gift?
Want to treat yourself?
Men, do you need a special something
for the woman in your life?
We have the answer! Come to a “Holiday Shopping for a
Cause” event, sponsored by the Women’s Christian
Fellowship of Central Schwenkfelder Church. The event is
being held at the Central Community Center on Friday,
December 5 , from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday,
December 6 , from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be
many items to purchase including jewelry, cards, scarves,
purses, bookmarks, toys & clothing in all price ranges.
Purchases can be taken home that day. All of the proceeds
will go to Women At Risk, International, which is an
organization that rescues women and children from human
traffickers here and around the world, providing them with
safe shelter. They are trained to work with dignity, while
being presented with the hope of Christ. All the items at the
fundraiser are made by these women and support the work
of Women At Risk, International (WAR). If you would like
to support WAR but are unable to attend the event, cash or
check donation will be accepted at the display table in
Fellowship Hall on November 23 or 30 .
Angel Tree is here! Once again, our congregation has the
opportunity to provide gifts to children on behalf of their
incarcerated parent and to show them God’s love in a very
real way. Angel tags will be available before and after both
worship services beginning in November.
This year we will be purchasing gifts (2 each) for 68 Angel
Tree children. We will also be getting gifts for needy children
in the area of our missionary church in Philadelphia and for
residents of New Life and Family Services. More specific
directions will be with each child’s tag when you pick it (or
them) up in Fellowship Hall.
The Mere Christianity Class
November 30 is the first Sunday of Advent. Please
consider helping with the Advent Wreath lighting with your
family or a small group of people on any of the four Sundays
of Advent, as well as Christmas Eve. If interested in
participating at the Traditional Service please contact Sally
House ([email protected] or 610-476-4146). For the
Informal Worship Service please contact Wayne Wurtz
([email protected] or 215-715-6864).
Remember looking through the Sears Wish Book for that
special item that you wanted for Christmas? Well we have
been looking through catalogs as well. We would like to start
replacing the tables that we use on fair day with ones that are
lighter and easier to manage. You can make our wish come
true by making a donation for these tables. Each table costs
approximately $150. Any amount is appreciated and is also
tax deductible.
Make checks payable to Central
Schwenkfelder Church with “Fair Tables” written in the memo
Nancy Kreider, Dianne Cestrone, Pat Gramm
Please be reminded that meetings will not be scheduled
in the Plaid Pad, Blue Lounge or Middlers Room during
the month of November due to our Interfaith guests’ stay
this month!
Announcements and Connections information can be emailed to [email protected] Please note that information
is due Wednesdays by 10:00 a.m. CD’s of the 9:00 a.m. worship service are available for a $1 donation and can be
ordered through the church office. Sermons are also posted on the church’s website under “Central to Life”.
Christmas Memorials
Anyone desiring to place a poinsettia memorial in the Sanctuary for the Christmas Holiday season is requested to complete
the form below and place it in the box located in the Narthex office or mail to the church office by Monday, December 8,
2014. The cost of each memorial will be $10.00. Please use the form below to list your memorial(s) as you desire to have
them appear in the special insert of our Christmas bulletin.
Poinsettias will be distributed after the 9:30 p.m. service on Christmas Eve.
If you are unable to pick up your plant, please make arrangements for someone else to collect it for you.
Thank you. Any plants that are not picked up, by Thursday, December 26 th will be delivered to area shut-ins.
(List as you wish the memorial to appear in the bulletin.)
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE: Please use a separate form for each memorial.
In Loving Memory of:
Given by:
Signed _______________________________________
I wish to take my plant(s).
NO 
Phone _______________________________________
Check enclosed (amount): _________________
Make payable to “Central Schwenkfelder Church”
(Please be sure to include $10.00 per listing/memorial.)
Cash enclosed (amount): _____________________