Bethlehem, Pa

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Epworth UMC

3245 Oakland Road
Po Box 3107
Bethlehem, Pa 18017
610-868-5354

Sunday Worship:

September - May Service is at: 10:45 am
June - August Service is at: 9:30 am
(Nursery Available Year Round)

Office Hours:

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 9 am - 12pm (noon)

Welcome!

BibleWelcome To Epworth United Methodist Church of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

We give thanks to the Lord for you!

It is in the Spirit of the Risen Christ that we greet you with “Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors.”

If you are seeking to grow in faith and discipleship, or have questions about your life’s direction, we invite you to visit Epworth United Methodist Church.

Sunday Scripture – March 1, 2015

Old Testament Lesson for Second Sunday of Lent, March 1st –
Psalm 16:5-11
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
I have a goodly heritage.

7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
I keep the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
my body also rests secure.
10 For you do not give me up to Sheol,
or let your faithful one see the Pit.

11 You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.
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Pastor Jenny’s Sermon Scripture –

1637_rural_landscapeMatthew 20:1-16

The Labourers in the Vineyard

‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. 2After agreeing with the labourers for the usual daily wage,* he sent them into his vineyard. 3When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the market-place; 4and he said to them, “You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.” So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, “Why are you standing here idle all day?” 7They said to him, “Because no one has hired us.” He said to them, “You also go into the vineyard.” 8When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, “Call the labourers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.” 9When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage.* Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage.* And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, 12saying, “These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.” 13But he replied to one of them, “Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?* Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?”* So the last will be first, and the first will be last.’*

Easter Egg Hunt – Date & Donations – 2015

easter eggsThis year’s Easter celebration and Easter Egg Hunt will be held on
Sunday March 29.
The entire congregation is invited to fellowship hall after church for food and fellowship. The children through grades 5 will participate in the egg hunt.
 
Fillers Needed!
Empty Easter eggs and cartons can be found in the Narthex.
Please help prepare for the Easter Egg Hunt by taking a carton or two of empty eggs home, filling them with candy, stickers, trinkets….  All egg cartons should be returned to the Narthex by Sunday, March 22. Please do not place any unwrapped candy into the eggs.
 
Delectable Food Sign Ups!
A sign-up sheet can be found in the Narthex for appetizers, desserts and munchies for the Easter celebration on March 29.

Annual Epworth Blood Drive – March 15, 2015

 

000049-0029-000126The Annual Epworth Blood Drive is Sunday, March 15th from 11:45 AM to 3 PM

Eight weeks are required between donations, so please save your blood for Epworth. 

Please see Dotty Bell if you have any questions or to sign up and schedule your time for donation.  The goal is 20 units.  Can we do it?  With your help, we will.

Mystery Luncheon – Sunday, April 12, 2015

 

6254_happy_yellow_question_mark_cartoon_characterThis year’s youth Mystery Luncheon will be held on
Sunday, April 12th after church.
 
Join us for a time of fun where what you order will be a mystery.
 
The tickets will go on sale beginning Sunday, March 8th.
Ticket prices are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5-10.  Children 4 and under are free.
All proceeds from this lunch will benefit the fall youth retreat at Pocono Plateau.


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