January 15 Worship News and Notes – thereportonline

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St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 125 N. Main St., North Wales: January Tuesday Noon Organ Recitals continue on Tuesday, January 18 with organist Emily Amos. She studied at the famous Curtis Institute of Music and has performed at venues such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, King’s Chapel in Boston, Verizon Hall in Philadelphia and is an assistant organist at Macy’s Wanamaker Grand Court. These free concerts are sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. For more information, visit www.UCCnorthwales.org or call 215.368.2884.

Due to the increase in COVID cases since Christmas Eve services, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales, is canceling all services at the sanctuary for the month of January. There will be a Zoom service every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Call the church office at 610-699-4604 for the Zoom link or follow the link in the pastor’s daily emails. Prayers are with all. The Saint-Pierre thrift store is closed until further notice.

Andrew Paulson, minister of music at St. John’s United Church of Christ, will perform an organ solo, “A Taste of Cana’s Wine” by David Evan Thomas, at the 10:15 a.m. service on January 16. All worshipers are asked to wear a mask inside all church buildings. Later, the service is available on the St. John’s website, Facebook page and You Tube channel: youtube.com/stjohnsucclansdalepa. The church is at 500 W. Main St., Lansdale. Everyone is welcome! Call 215-855-5489 or visit www.st-johns-ucc.org.

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church is holding a blood drive on Tuesday, February 1 from 2-7 p.m. A donated unit of blood can be used as a whole blood transfusion or separated into components that will help four people. With the ongoing pandemic, many Red Cross collection sites have been closed, creating a critical shortage of blood supply. It is best to book an appointment, but the Red Cross will make appointments if openings occur. They ask anyone who feels sick not to donate. Face masks must be worn and temperatures will be taken at registration. Please contact our Blood Drive Coordinator, Jennifer Clements-Rhoads at (215-661-1300) to schedule an appointment. Please consider your donation if needed.

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church PC (USA), 837 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale: Please join us live at our sanctuary or for online services via Zoom with an internet-enabled device or by phone. Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. and worship service is at 8:30 a.m. We worship following CDC guidelines with wearing masks and social distancing. The weekly in-house and online Bible study takes place on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. The adult forum meets online via Zoom on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. -699-9159.

Harleysville Holy Spirit (Episcopal) Church, 2871 Barndt Road on the corner of Sumneytown Pike, Upper Salford, is holding in-person communion services at 8am and 10.15am on Sundays, with Covid protocols requiring the wearing of mask. The church will also continue to live stream the 10:15 a.m. communion services on Sundays on the church website and Facebook page – Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville. Compline services are provided on Zoom at 8 p.m. Thursday. Services are led by the Reverend Kathy Andonian, Rector, assisted by staff, parish members and choir.

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