Bethlehem, Pa

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Epworth UMC

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

Sunday Worship:


FALL - SPRING
service time:
10:45 am.

September Through June.
Fall Hours will begin again
September 13, 2015

SUMMER
service time:
9:30 am.

June Through August
Summer Hours begin
June 21, 2015
and end September 6, 2015


(Nursery Available Year Round)

Office Hours:

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

 

Contact Epworth

Welcome!

BibleWelcome To Epworth United Methodist Church of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

We give thanks to the Lord for you!

A Community of Love and Forgiveness with
“Open Hearts, Open Minds, 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 Harbor – Item Request – July 2015

 


Item Request
:  Safe Harbor is in need of forks, both plastic and metal.Peas

Items may be placed in the basket in the Narthex.

The July Safe Harbor dinner is Tuesday, July 21st. Please sign up on the sheet posted in the Narthex to provide stew, salad, dessert, rolls or butter.

Youth Clothing Drive – July 2015

 

Collection of colored shirts on steel hangersHelp support the Epworth Youth Missions Program.

During the month of July the youth will be collecting wearable & useable clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, linens, pillows, blankets, curtains, stuffed animals, hard toys and bicycles.  Please have all clothing in a well-tied plastic bag.

 

The youth will receive money based on the total poundage collected.  The items collected will be shared with those in need throughout the world.

Donations may be placed in the Youth Lounge.

A.W.E Wednesday July 1, 2015 -


colorful feet backgroundJoin us for Family Fun @ A.W.E this Wednesday!

Time for some family fun, singing, games and crafts while we learn the story of Jesus and Calling the Disciples.

Come join us @ Epworth on Wednesday July 1st. We will be enjoying activities from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm . Rain or Shine! (We will be indoors if it rains.)

This week we will be creating flip flops to help us follow Jesus. They will be yours to take home and enjoy. We will also be painting our feet and walking across paper for our bulletin board display, eating a cool ice pop snack, searching for items in scavenger hunt and much more family fun and fellowship through the night. 

Come join us for this fantastic and relaxing family opportunity!

ALL ARE WELCOME, not just church members. We welcome the community to join us.

Sunday Scripture – July 5, 2015

Gospel Lesson for Sunday, July 5th ~

Luke 4:16-21

The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth

16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
18 ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.hands
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’
20And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21Then he began to say to them, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’
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Pastor Jenny’s Sermon Scripture ~

1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Food Offered to Idols

8Now concerning food sacrificed to idols: we know that ‘all of us possess knowledge.’ Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. Anyone who claims to know something does not yet have the necessary knowledge; 3but anyone who loves God is known by him.
4 Hence, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that ‘no idol in the world really exists’, and that ‘there is no God but one.’ Indeed, even though there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as in fact there are many gods and many lords— yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
7 It is not everyone, however, who has this knowledge. Since some have become so accustomed to idols until now, they still think of the food they eat as food offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. ‘Food will not bring us close to God.’* We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling-block to the weak. For if others see you, who possess knowledge, eating in the temple of an idol, might they not, since their conscience is weak, be encouraged to the point of eating food sacrificed to idols? So by your knowledge those weak believers for whom Christ died are destroyed. But when you thus sin against members of your family,* and wound their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food is a cause of their falling,* I will never eat meat, so that I may not cause one of them to fall.
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A.W.E. – Wednesday, June 23, 2015 – “Jesus Lost in the Temple”

Antique ancient scrollJoin us for Family Fun @ A.W.E this Wednesday!

Time for some family fun, singing, games and crafts while we learn the story of Jesus Lost in the Temple. Come join us @ Epworth on Wednesday June 23rd. We will be enjoying activities from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm . Rain or Shine! (We will be indoors if it rains.)

This week we will be creating a lantern to take home and enjoy, your own paper scroll, a yummy scroll snack and much more family fun and fellowship through the night. 

Come join us for this lively and entertaining family opportunity!

ALL ARE WELCOME, not just church members. We welcome the community to join us.


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