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Join us for our Holy Week services as we remember our Lord's triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, His crucifixion and His resurrection.
- Palm Sunday, April 13 - We will have two services that morning, at 8:30 and 10:00. We will distribute palms at both services, and the adult choir will sing Faure’s familiar anthem The Palms.
- Wednesday, April 16 - We will be holding an all-church Seder, at 5:45 pm.
- Maundy Thursday, April 17 - We will worship in the shadows, celebrating the Lord’s Supper together and taking part in a Tenebrae (“Shadows”) service at 7:30 pm.
- Good Friday, April 18 - We will have a one-hour worship service in our santuary at noon. The centerpiece of the service is a congregational reading of the Passion story from the Gospel of John.
- Easter Sunday, April 20 - As with Palm Sunday, we will have two worship services that day, at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Join us for this festive celebration of Christ’s resurrection, with the Lord’s Supper served at both services. There will also be an Easter egg hunt after the 10:00 service.
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- One Great Hour of Sharing is an offering that, since 1950, makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time. Consider giving using the envelope or online at the OGHS web site.
- Speaking of sharing, April is Food Pantry Month. Please bring non-perishable food donations to the Narthex each week in April. Our Deacons will deliver them to the community food pantry in Dalton, where they will be distributed.
- Joyful Noise! has started. We offer a worship opportunity during part of our service every Sunday for children ages 4 - Grade 2.
- Camp Lackawanna, the Presbytery's youth camp and conference, is now accepting applications. See www.presbyCampLackawanna.org for more information. Scholarships are also available from First Presbyterian Church.
- The Church on the Hill has many activities for all. If you're into music, if you want to provide support for others, if you want to enrich your Christian life, or if you just want to get out and meet people with similar interests, we have activities for all. Click here for a list of our activites to enhance your life within our church community.
- NEPA Church's Softball League. This is a men’s slow-pitch softball league that runs from May until mid-August. They play on Mondays and Thursdays. We are thinking of forming a team. Please contact the church office by April 16th if you are interested
- A note for members: The annual meeting of the congregation and corporation was held on Sunday, February 2, 2014. The annual report is available here.
Happening in April...
- Wednesdays in Lent we will offer a quiet time of meditative prayer in the choir loft between 5:15 and 5:45 pm.
- April 25 - 27 - Volunteers can spend a weekend in Brigantine, NJ for Hurricane Sandy clean-up. Contact the office as soon as possible.
- April 27 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Join us for our youth Choir Camp. Children Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to join us as the children sing, play games, and learn how to read music. All children are welcome.
- April 27 - The Arts at First Presbyterian Church presents "Eco Jazz", with Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet, at 4:00 pm at the church.
- Beginning on April 27, Rev. Carter will be offering a series of sermons and adult studies on the Heidelberg Catechism. Stay tuned for more information.
... and in May
- May 11 - Our next table talk will feature a conversation led by Debbie Shane, an FPC member and an elementary school nurse in the Abington Heights school district. Her topic is "What is going on in our schools?"
- May 18 - Installation of Elders and Deacons.
- May 31 - Join us on a bicycle trail ride on the Lehigh Gorge Trail. Starting in White Haven, we'll ride the twenty-six miles downhill to Jim Thorpe, were we will eat an early dinner, then hop a shuttle back to White Haven. The cost will be about $20.00 for a shuttle and another $20.00 if you need to rent a bike. Details to come.
Check our Calendar for more upcoming events.