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LENT AND HOLY WEEK

EAST COVENTRY UNION OF CHURCHES 

2020 SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT LENTEN SERVICES

  

All Services will begin at 7:00pm and are followed with a time of fellowship and refreshments. We encourage car pooling due to limited parking in most locations.

February 26th - Ash Wednesday Service at Brownback's UCC Host Pastor Rev. Mark Stryjak 

640 Ridge Road, Spring City, PA 19475 Phone (610) 495-6788

Rev. Ron Hughes of St. Matthews UCC will preach

March 4th - Lenten Service at St. Matthew's UCC  Host Pastor Rev. Ronald A. Hughes 

2350 Conestoga Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425 Phone (610) 458-8583 

Rev. Jacqueline Hines of Bethel U. Methodist Church will preach

March 11th - Lenten Service at Bethel United Methodist Church  Host Pastor Rev. Jacqueline Hines 

952 Bethel Church Road, Spring City, PA 19475 Phone (610) 495-6807

Rev. Susan Hanson of St. Vincent UCC will preach   

March 18th - Lenten Service at Parkerford Baptist Church Host Pastor Rev. Robert E. Davalt II

92 Baptist Church Road, Parkerford, PA 19457 Phone (610) 495-7176

Dave Willauer of Parker Ford Church will preach  

March 25th - Lenten Service at Lenten Service at St. Vincent UCC Host Pastor Rev. Susan Hanson

137 Ridge Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Phone (610) 933-4243

Rev. Mark Stryjak of Brownback's UCC will preach  

April 1st - Lenten Service at St. Matthew's UCC Host Pastor Rev. Ronald A. Hughes 

2350 Conestoga Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425 Phone (610) 458-8583 

Rev. Robert E. Davalt II of Parkerford Baptist Church will preach  


  

HOLY WEEK SERVICES


April 9th Maundy Thursday 7pm services at Parkerford Baptist, and also Bethel United Methodist 7:30pm Tenebrae Service at St. Matthews UCC 

April 10th Good Friday Service will be held at Brownback's UCC at 7pm 

Also on Good Friday, St. Matthew's UCC is open 12-3pm for private prayer 

April 12th - Easter Sunday – Outdoor Easter Sunrise Services at 7am 

followed by a light breakfast in the church at Bethel United Methodist Church and St. Matthew's UCC 

Easter Sunday Services will be held at each church according to their schedules. 

ALL ARE WELCOME - BRING A FRIEND!



THANK YOU!


 Thank You to Johnny C . . . He recently installed new safety hand rails in the social hall, going “up the slope” to the kitchen and the restrooms. 



NEWS

  

Our Valentine's Day Parents Night Out Babysitting Event

Friday, February 14, PM-9PM

Parents deserve a night out every once in a while and especially when Valentine's Day falls on a Friday!  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.  St. Vincent's Evangelism & Fellowship Team is hosting a Babysitting Event in the social hall downstairs of the church.   Well provide dinner (Pizza?) and beverages, snacks, games, crafts, movie.  Activities will be selected by the children who attend along with our adult babysitters.  Each child may bring one friend as long as permission information has been provided. 

You MUST Call or Email Pastor Susan by Monday, February 10, to make reservations for your kids with permission for each child you are dropping off.  Please remember to alert us of allergies or sensitivities to food that you want us to avoid providing and list any medications your child might be taking while at our event. 



No Year-End Giving/Contribution Statement Letters

St. Vincent UCC will NOT be printing or mailing year-end giving statements for 2019.  The reason is due to the increased deductible implemented on last year's taxes.  If you would like a statement letter, please email Linda G at stvincentucc@gmail.com.



Saturday Mornings with Pastor Susan - February 8, 9:30AM

The topic: Bible Blessings  

Bring your Bible (or borrow one from the Pews) and let's explore together what we can find in that really old book that gives meaning to our modern lives today.   



We are STILL SELLING 2020 Lotto Chance Calendars!

St Vincent’s BIGGEST fundraising event is ongoing!  Spread the word that we have lotto calendars for sale!!  Only $30 for a chance to win 365 times!  Contact Linda G via email or office phone message if you would like a certain calendar #, any questions or MORE calendars.  Check out the table set up at the back of church after service. You will be able to purchase more at that time, cash or check.  Please consider taking a bunch to your work, your community center, bowling league, etc. This fundraiser has the potential to make significant funds for our church. 



Cooke Tavern Dry Soup Mixes are available for purchase year-round at $8.  We have a good variety of flavors in stock. Most are gluten-free and MSG and salt-free. Contact Linda G in the office or Deb Rick.



NEEDED


Greeters, Ushers & Offering Attendants

Are you a reliable and friendly person? Are you willing to arrive at church 15 minutes early to greet people at the door and hand out bulletins? Do you like collecting donations for the church? Then, you are destined to be a Greeter and Usher for our church services. It's an easy and fun job – just let Pastor Susan know you want to be added to the rotating roster of people who serve the church in this way and learns the ins and outs of doing so.  


  

Scripture Readers

Do you enjoy being speaking in front of large groups of people? Would you like to share the Holy Scriptures with people on a Sunday morning?  You could be the next person on the rotating roster of Liturgists for Sunday morning worship. Pastor Susan will help you figure out if this is a “calling” for you – just ask her!


  

Committee Members

Would you like to be involved being the scenes of church events and activities? Do you like getting things done? We need your help! Our committees are all being re-formed as we begin our new year. Committees Chairs have been selected from the members of our Consistory – but we need members for every committee. All committees meet on their own schedule – some monthly, some quarterly, some “as needed” - but they all do important ministry and work for the good of our congregation. Find out where you can put your gifts to good use by talking to Pastor Susan or Chris Buck.


  

Outdoor Sign Steward

Want to help attract people to our church – Have witty religious thoughts you want to share – love being in the out-of-doors for short periods once or twice a month? Then, you may just be the next person to be steward of our outdoor sign. This is a very important ministry to both our members and our community. If you would like to try out the job of monitoring our sign – Brenda, Deb or Pastor Susan – we will show you how it's done!