Pastor’s Message 7.27.18

When I was in high school, the movie Top Gun came out. If you’ve seen the film, you know it’s a flashy and adrenaline-fueled depiction of U.S. Navy fighter pilots training to be the “best of the best” at an elite flight school. Not only was it spectacularly successful in terms...

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Pastor’s Message 7.20.18

As I mentioned in the sermon last Sunday, July 15 was the six-month anniversary of the start of the “new era” of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, when we officially reassumed administration of the church property after the approximately 18 months that the church was in schism. Since that date in...

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Mission Notes: La Entrata, Honduras

By Leslie Pohl FPCB Elder Imagine for a moment that you have to walk two hours just to get to a doctor’s appointment.  Imagine for a moment that your children can’t go to school because you can’t afford their uniforms, books, or lunch.  Imagine for a moment that your cataracts are so...

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Game Night Thursday, July 19!

Join us this Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the church when we will gather for GAME NIGHT! We will have games for everyone — adults, young adults, teens, children, and toddlers. We will provide pizza and drinks – please bring a salad to share, and your lawn...

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In Memoriam

We were all deeply saddened to learn of the passing of members of the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem family. We offer our love and condolences to the families of:   Edward J. McCarroll, died on July 3. Service was held Saturday, July 14, in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem. His...

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Hugs, Handshakes, and Heart Taps

The Passing of the Peace at the beginning of worship is an expression of Christian love, unity, and reconciliation with one another.  For some, however, expressing those values through hugs and handshakes is not comfortable, and for others, close physical contact may pose a medical risk due to a lowered...

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Pastor’s Message 7.13.18

“What’s the Deal With … the Prayer of Confession?” (part of an occasional series on aspects of being Presbyterian) Every now and then, someone asks about the Prayer of Confession. You have the Call to Worship, you have what’s usually a pretty energetic opening hymn, everyone is feeling fired up,...

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Join Us for Lemonade!

A reminder: Our Lemonade on the Lawn gathering is back for the summer. But, this year we are gathering between services (9:45 a.m. to 10:20) and we’re meeting in the back of the church. Join us! It is a wonderful time to see friendly faces and introduce yourself to someone...

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Pastor’s Message 7.6.18

I send you a special thank you for your continued prayers for our members who are in the hospital, rehab, skilled nursing facilities, or home bound. Whenever I tell someone I am visiting that their church family is praying for them, they are so grateful! Some say, “Tell them to keep praying” or...

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