Worship News and Notes for January 14 – thereporteronline

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Bethlehem Baptist Church and the Wissahickon Faith Community will host a solidarity walk and service at 3 p.m., Sunday Jan. 15, as part of Martin Luther King Day events. Events begin at 3 with a solidarity walk at Wissahickon High School, located at 521 Houston Road, Ambler, then a remembrance service at 4 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist, 712 Penllyn Pike, Spring House . The keynote speaker of the service will be Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller of Enon Tabernacle Baptist church, and awards will be given to Dr. Darren F. Devoue, trustee chair of Bethlehem Baptist; Syed Afzal, president of PDC Machines Inc.; Marsha Eichelberger, executive director of Family Promise; and Claine Crew, executive director of the Ambler YMCA. The next day, Bethlehem Baptist will offer a community dinner, free and welcome to all, starting at 5:45 p.m., then a “Movement Monday” service and student service award ceremony starting at 7 p.m. For more information visit or follow @BBC4Christ on Twitter.

On Jan. 16, Lansdale United Methodist Church will host a “Memorial to the Lost,” remembering the lives of those lost to gun violence. Setup of the memorial will begin at 9:30 a.m., with t-shirts listing the name, age, and date of death of gun violence victims; a dedication ceremony will then be held at 11 a.m., and the display will remain until Feb. 6. “Memorials to the Lost are projects of Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence, a statewide and faith-based organization devoted to saving lives from gun violence. Heeding is headquartered in Philadelphia and is interfaith and multi-ethnic and seeks to block the illegal movement of handguns from rogue or irresponsible gun dealers to the street and criminal markets,” said Lansdale UMC in a statement. Anyone interested in helping or contributing can contact or visit

North Wales Borough Arts and Cultural Center, 125 N. Main Street, North Wales: The 50th season of the January Tuesday at Noon Organ Recitals continues on January 17 with organist Vincent M. Ryan and flutist Melissa Freilich. Together, Melissa and Vince are “Doppelflote.” They have performed extensively in the Philadelphia area and in Germany. These free recitals are sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The January 24 recital will feature Emily Amos, a senior at The Curtis Institute of Music. The final program on January 31 showcases Aaron Patterson, a graduate of Curtis who is currently enrolled at The Juilliard School.  For more information call Jon at 215.368.2884.

Presentation of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1564 Allentown Road, Lansdale, is offering handmade pierogies and kielbasa for sale on Saturday, January 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church hall. No orders needed. Questions: 215-362-9599.

The Chancel Choir at St. John’s United Church of Christ will sing “Cantate Domino” by Guiseppe Pitoni at the 10:15 a.m. service on January 15. There is also an early service at 8 a.m. Later the service is available on St. John’s website, Facebook page and YouTube Channel: The church is at 500 W. Main St., Lansdale. Call 215-855-5489 or visit

Indian Creek Mennonite Church, 647 Harleysville Pike, Telford, services are Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday evening: January 29, 7:30 p.m. song service with Ivan Martin, Lebanon, PA . Questions? Call Kevin Moyer (215) 721-9127.

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church PC(USA), 837 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale: Please join live in the sanctuary or live online via Zoom with an internet-enabled device or by telephone. Sunday Worship is at 10 a.m. and Early Worship is at 8:30 a.m.  For web links or dial in numbers, visit Weekly Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. in the pastor’s study and on Zoom and will meet every Wednesday at this time. The Adult Forum that meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. on Zoom is beginning a new video series in the Great Courses — Biblical Wisdom and Literature.  Email or call the church office at 215-699-9159.

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church DIVAS Group (Devinely Inspired Victoriously, Affirming) is a faith-based reading group that reads books about people/ideas in the Bible. The group is studying, “Ten Words to Live By” by Jen Wilkin and will meet on Monday, January 16, at 7 p.m. at the Pizza Time Saloon, 1900 West Point Pike, West Point.  They will continue to meet on the third Monday of the month at Pizza Time Saloon.  Members of the community are welcome to join, as the group studies chapters 2 and 3 of the above book.

Montco Bible Fellowship, 160 E. Main St., Lansdale, holds virtual services accessed via website ( or in-person each Sunday. Adult Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship services at 10 a.m., along with Children’s Church at 10 a.m. Virtual Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7:20 p.m. Call 215-855-0899 for the Bible Study Zoom link.

Faith Lutheran Church, 615 Cowpath Road, Montgomeryville, continues to worship in the sanctuary as well as on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School is held Sundays from 9:45 to 10:25 a.m. for ages 3-11. Nursery will be provided for the 3- to 5-year-olds during the 10:30 a.m. service. On Sunday, January 15, Rich Hollenbach will be preaching and leading worship. All services will also be uploaded to Facebook. Find that at and click on “Connect on Facebook.” For the Zoom link or more information, please email

The Church of the Holy Spirit of Harleysville (Episcopal), 2871 Barndt Road at the corner of Sumneytown Pike, Upper Salford, holds Holy Communion services in-person at 8 and 10:15 a.m. on Sundays. The church also live-streams the 10:15 a.m. services on Sundays on the church website and Facebook page, Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville. Church school for preschool through adult classes begins at 9 a.m. A special Epiphany study will be led by the Rev. Dennis Brice at noon on Jan. 8. Services are led by the Rev. Kathy Andonian, Rector. For more information, call 215-234-8020 or visit the church webpage,


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