This week in the UPG

Saturday March 14

5:00 PM Worship (LoC) 

7:30-9 PM PGHI (St. P)

Sunday March 15 Third Sunday in Lent

8:45 AM Worship (St. P) 

Sunday School is suspended due to coronavirus  

11:00 AM Worship (LoC)  

3-6:00 PM PGHI (St. P)

4:30 PM UPG Youth Group (LoC)

7:00 PM Narcotics Anonymous (LoC)

Monday March 16

6:30PM Crafters’ Group (St. P UCF)
Tuesday March 17

8:00 AM Staff Meeting (LoC)
9:30AM Women’s Bible Study (St. P)
7:00 PM Church Council (St. P Social Rm)

7:00 PM Narcotics Anonymous (LoC)

Wednesday March 18

6:30AM Fellowship Study (St.P)
9:00 AM Christian serv. (LoC)
Noon Lenten worship (LoC)
1-4:00 PM AARP Tax Counseling (St. P)
6:00 PM Lenten worship (St. P)
7:00 PM Choir (St. P)

7:30 PM Choir (LoC)

Thursday March 19

9:00 AM Bible Study (LoC)

5-9:00 PM Champ Force Cheer (St. P gym)

6:30 PM Bible Study (LoC)

7:00 PM Alcoholics Anonymous (LoC)
7:30 PM PGHI Worship (St. P)

Friday March 20

6:00 PM LVCCC Worship (St. P) 

6:30-9:00 PM Narcotics Anonymous (LoC library)

8:30-10:30PM PGHI (St. P)

Saturday March 21

10-4:00 PM NA Board Mtg (LoC)

5:00 PM Worship (LoC) 

7:30-9 PM PGHI (St. P)

Sunday March 22 Fourth Sunday in Lent

8:45 AM Worship (LoC)

9:30 AM Sunday School (LoC) (Might be suspended)
11:00 AM Worship (LoC)
 3:00-6:00 PM PGHI (St. P)

7:00 PM Narcotics Anonymous (LoC)

Outdoor VBS

Plans for VBS this summer are being made in accordance with the pandemic restrictions. We are making outdoor plans for July 20, 22 and 24, 2020: Exploring God's World!! VBS is open to all of the families of the UPG and St. John's Windish. 


I am excited to tell you about plans for Day 1, July 20, 2020: Family Trip to the Lehigh Valley Zoo


Families will meet at the zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078. The time will be known once the zoo officials let me know our time slot. Admissions are being spaced apart due to the pandemic.  


The price of admission will be supported by the UPG. The Zoo needs to know how many of us will come before they will tell me a price. The full price ranges from $12.50-$14.50. Your cost will be less than that. 


Please let me know if your family will attend and how many will attend. I will then be back in touch with you to let you know the details. Please email your response by Friday, July 3rd at 5:00 PM to Thank you!! Lynn Terry 


May 30, 2020 - "Path to Unity"

Leadership Retreat

On May 30 Leaders of the United Proclamation of the Gospel Parish and St. John's Windish Lutheran Church met to explore the path to uniting our communities of faith. From the UPG side this action was based on the December 2019 vote at Congregation Meetings to enter into a Parish Agreement. Here is an excerpt from the cover letter announcing this vote:

If a "Yes" vote is cast in this process, the voter is sharing her/his desire to continue

in our current arrangement with an understanding that the leadership of the UPG will be guided by the visioning report (dated Feb. 12, 2019). This report expressed a desire, at some point in the future, to create a single congregation.

The people of the United Proclamation of the Gospel Parish voted 133 in favor of moving forward with only 4 opposition votes.

You can read the minutes of this retreat hereWe will need many members to help in the planning process. Please consider helping according to your interests when the call comes.


Golf Outing is Canceled

The Frank J. Scheck Memorial Golf Outing scheduled for 8:00 AM, August 20, 2020,  at Whitetail Golf Course, has been cancelled.  The golf committee felt that with the uncertainty of the covid -19 pandemic, moving forward with the outing, at this time, would not be in the best interest of all involved.

The committee plans to resume the outing on Saturday, June 19, 2021.  Please save the date!

For now, wash your hands, wear a mask and social distance! Stay safe!

April 16 - Bishop Zeiser Visits the UPG

Bishop Samuel Zeiser of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod visited the UPG at a joint worship celebration on February 16 at the Light of Christ Campus. The bishop is retiring this summer. The children sang some songs, Bishop Zeiser spoke to the children and the whole congregation. On behalf of the UPG Pastor Jerry gave the bishop a letter indicating that 

we had made a donation in his honor to the ELCA Fund for leaders, which helps pay for the education of future professional leaders of the church. Following worship we had a light lunch and cake reception for Bishop Zeiser. 

For more pictures visit our Photo Gallery. You can also find a video of part of our worship on the Publications page.

See Bishop Zeiser's followup letter here.

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