Bethlehem, Pa

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Epworth UMC

3245 Oakland Road
Po Box 3107
Bethlehem, Pa 18017

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)


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.

Safe Sanctuary Training Sessions

Hands and cross ClipartSafe Sanctuary Training is being held Sunday April 19th and again on Wednesday, April 29.

All teachers, youth leaders, volunteers, parents of youth who participate in family outings with the youth are REQUIRED to participate in one of these trainings.

If you have not already signed up in the narthex, please contact Karen Shadle.

Yard Sale – Saturday May 30, 2015

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Saturday, May 30th from 9 AM – 2 PM hosted by the youth.
Rain date: Saturday June 6th.


Proceeds from the sale will benefit the youth as they participate in mission trips throughout the year.


Spaces are available for rent or you can donate your items for the youth to sell.


Looking for more details? Take home a sign-up sheet located in the Narthex or contact Kelly Sullivan.

Chili Dinner Fundraiser – Saturday April 18, 2015

Cooking, vectorChili Dinner Fundraiser

This Saturday, April 18th, Epworth Fellowship Hall

Don’t cook – instead come out at 5 o’clock for the chili dinner. Hosted by the Men’s Cluster ConneXion.

A free-will offering will be taken with the proceeds going to Pocono Plateau.

Youth Mystery Lunch – April 12, 2015


green 3d question markYou don’t want to miss the Youth Mystery Lunch!
This Sunday (April 12th)
following the worship service @ 12:30 pm.
Join us for a time of fun where what you order will be a mystery.
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.

Sunday Scripture – March 8, 2015

Gospel Lesson for March 8, 3rd Sun. of Lent

John 2:13-22

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, ‘Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a market-place!’ 17His disciples remembered that it was written, ‘Zeal for your house will consume me.’ ThWooden crosse Jews then said to him, ‘What sign can you show us for doing this?’ 19Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’ The Jews then said, ‘This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?’ 21But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
Pastor Albert Martin’s Sermon Scripture -

Ephesians 2:11-22

One in Christ

11 So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth,* called ‘the uncircumcision’ by those who are called ‘the circumcision’—a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands— 12remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. 15He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, so that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, 16and might reconcile both groups to God in one body* through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it.* So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.* In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually* into a dwelling-place for God.

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