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If this is your first time worshiping with us, we welcome you. As a

East Stroudsburg church we are committed to love Jesus Christ and to share His love.
United Methodist Church We offer three services: 8:30 and 11 a.m. are traditional, and 9:45 a.m.
is contemporary. Our ushers and greeters are here to serve you. Please
ask them for any help you may need.
Mission: To love Jesus Christ and to share His love.
Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011 ~ Our Holy Grounds Café is a place for light refreshments, coffee, and
fellowship on the first and third Sundays of the month from 8:30 a.m.
- 12 p.m. in our Fellowship Hall.

~ Our Infant and Toddler Nurseries are available every Sunday from
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. They are located on the lower level of the church
and are staffed with our full-time, professional attendants and parent
~ Children's Church for ages four through third grade is offered at the
11 a.m. service and is guided by a parent volunteer. Children will be
dismissed after the Children's Message. Please pick up your children
from the lower level classrooms of the church following worship.

Our Weekly News is a snapshot of activities in our church and

community. The Weekly News is also posted on our website: Please make your submissions to the church office
before 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. Submissions can be emailed to or brought to the church office.

Church Staff
Senior Pastor Edward C. Kimes
Associate Pastor Candy Labar
Congregational Care Peggy Strack
Church Administrator Sharmune Burgess
Lay-Led Ministries Kelli Oney
Children’s Ministry Sue Randall
Youth Ministry Scott Kuhnle
Music - Organist Pauline Fox
_______________________________________________ - Choirs Norman Fox
83 South Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 Administrator of Finances Sue Mertz
Church Office email: Financial Secretary Cyndie Faunce
Website: Building Facilitator Bruce Johnson
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sextons Harvey Smith & Sal Lapadula
Nursery Attendants Ana Price, Holly Lapadula, Katlyn Smith
Prayers and Praise Stewardship Update
If you have a prayer request, please list it either on the prayer sheet General giving last week: $10,096
Average April weekly general expense need: $11,682
in the rear of the sanctuary or on the back of the friendship pad,
Attendance last week: (4-10-11) 403 last year: (4-11-10) 511 Cantata
making sure to include your name with the request. This aids us in
updating weekly. Confidentiality is very important; we want to honor Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God and in honor of Walt
everyone’s right to privacy. Please be mindful of this in writing your Oney’s 80th birthday by his grandson, Jordan Oney.
requests. The person making the request is listed in ( ).
Healing and Illness As of April 11 Dan Daccardi no longer serves as the Director of
Kaitlin, Howard, Allen (Dinkle family) Contemporary Worship. We appreciate Dan's sincere leadership and
Doris Milloy, recovery (Cyndie Faunce) willingness to guide our contemporary worship ministry in these past
Walt (Mark & Kelli Oney) months. Dan's godly oversight helped us discover a focused vision for
Jeanne & Harry Strack (Rich & Peggy) our 9:45 worship service. We are grateful for his contributions and look
Janett Raughley (Mark Oney) forward to hearing of his continued service to our Lord.
Mary, eye operation (Dick Miller) Worship
Aimee, Scoliosis (Liz Green) Ushers and Greeters - 8:30 a.m. Richard, MaryAnn & Cassidy Miller,
Jamie, surgery for tumor on spine Rick & Hester Deetz, Leon & Barb Warner, Linda Frace, Marie
Babcock 9:45 a.m. Bob & MaryAnne Constable, Tammy Ems, Warren
Those Undergoing Cancer Treatments & Liz Green 11 a.m. Rich Strack, Steve Randall, Jean Eden, Warren &
Trish Walker & Tom Collins (Dawn Walker), Angie Werkheiser Liz Green, Bobby Cruse
(Rebecca Stager), Dawna (Pat Dillensnyder), Neide Dippre (Justina), Acolytes: 8:30 a.m. Taylor & Cassidy Miller 11 a.m. Josie Mertz &
Elaine (Dan Daccardi) Katelyn Barrett
Scripture Readers: 8:30 a.m. Linda Johnson 9:45 a.m. MaryAnne
Those Serving in Missions and the Military - Strength, safety and Constable 11 a.m. Chris Perfetti
protection while serving. Mission Field: Megan Sanders, Ryan Children's Church: Justina Moses Church Driver: Linda Kissel
Moyer, Ben Drake, Kelly Malefyt, Ally Jaggard, Jas Poole, Scott and Altar Flowers Delivery: Dennis Wilkens
Christine Poole; Marines: Damon McHinney; Iraq: Kyle, August
Jackson; Pacific: Faith Gibbs; Afghanistan: Jason Lamboy, Ryan Many Thanks to both the Chancel and Children’s Choirs for the
Maciejczak, Everett Horton, Chris Stowe; Air Force: Brad Poulson, musical messages of hope today during the 8:30 & 11 a.m. services.
Amelia Gordon, Dave Bennett; Army: Kamahl Gordon (Japan), Josh 2011 Organ Series, begins Sunday May 22, at 3 p.m. with an exciting
Kimple (Germany). variety of five guest performers in musical theater, classical, and sacred
styles. Please pick up fliers and ad forms in Fellowship Hall today to
share with the community. Volunteers are also invited to sign up for
help with greeting and reception. The event is free, and an offering will
benefit Family Promise.

Extra Teen and Adult Singers are welcome with the Chancel Choir for
seasonal music on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and/or Easter. For
music and convenient rehearsal times, please contact Pauline Fox at or 223-9889.
Information and Events Children’s Ministry - Birth to 6th Grade
To register for events or for information, please contact Sue Randall at
Time to Celebrate - Our youth will host a reception in the New Youth
Room Sunday, May 1 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Plan now to take a tour of
our newest addition to our facility along with the Community Room Backyard Buddies, our after-school program for students in 2nd and 3rd
(former Youth Room.) It will open as well. grades, meets Tuesday, April 19 at the church. Bring a friend if you can
for Dodgeball. School pickup is available from SIES, and JM Hill.
Our After-School Programs are in need of drivers and adult helpers.
If you could help transport youth from local schools in the church vans
Summer Camp Schedules are available on the Children's Ministry
from 2:15-3 p.m. or provide Scott with an extra pair of hands from 2:45-
Bulletin Board or online at Camp scholarships
5 p.m. on Wednesdays for Sr. High or Thursdays for Jr. High students,
are available for any student in our church See Mrs. Randall for details!
please contact Scott Kuhnle at 421-3280 or

Spiritual Gifts Study will be offered from May 15-June 5 from 11 a.m. Mark Your Summer Calendar and join us for SonSurf Beach Bash
- 12:15 p.m. Sue Mueller will offer this study as a means to help us Vacation Bible School from Augist 1-5 from 9 a.m. - Noon.
achieve our vision (to grow as disciples though Christ’ teaching) and to
nurture those who are considering church membership. If you would Youth Ministries - 7th - 12th Grades
like to participate or to receive more information, please contact the
For information, please contact Scott Kuhnle at or
church office at 421-3280 or
check out the youth website where you can find
Weekly Adult Basketball in Fellowship Hall - Recreational (co-ed) permission forms and information on trips and events.
meets Monday at 8 p.m. For information call John at 426-7574. Adult
30 Hour Famine is April 29-30. Information and a permission form can
Men play Tuesday at 7 p.m. For information call Eric at 242-6047.
be found on the forms and info page on the youth website. Donation
Church Softball (Monroe County Church League). The team is open kits are located in the Youth Room.
to all members and regular attendees 16 and older (If under 18 need
A Fellowship Meal and Snacks are needed every Thursday for our
parent permission, as they are not covered under league insurance). The
after-school outreach program. Any individual or group willing to
team plays a doubleheader once or twice a week at local fields; if
provide a simple meal or donations of snack items (popcorn, pretzels,
interested, please contact Dave Thompson,, or
chips etc.) for our Jr. & Sr. High students is asked to contact Scott.
(610) 733-4315.
Sunday School - Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Youth Room. We meet
The Davis Class will have their monthly class meeting Monday, April
together until 11:15 a.m. then split into Jr. High and Sr. High classes.
25 at 1 p.m. in the Bridal Lounge.
During the Lenten season we will be participating in the church-wide
Celebrating Womanhood Banquet is Monday, May 16 from 6-8 p.m. study based on the book, "24 Hours That Changed the World."
at the church. Entertainment by church youth, coordinated by Pauline
Sunday Night Program is an opportunity for youth in 7th -12th grades
Fox. United Methodist Women will have tickets available in Fellowship
to participate in a time of games, worship led by the youth praise band,
Hall Sunday, May 1 and 8.
a message and small group discussions from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the
Missing Books - United Methodist Women are missing many of their Youth Room.
books that are part of their reading program. If you have one, please
Youth Praise Band, which leads our Sunday night worship, practices
return it to the Bridal Lounge so other UMW may complete the
every Tuesday evening. Interested instrumentalists and singers should
program .
contact Scott to participate.
Sr. High Outreach is every Wednesday from 2:45 - 5 p.m. All 9th - 12th Prayer Ministry
grade students are welcome to participate. After-school pick-up in
church vans is available from Stroudsburg Jr. High School. Eaton Prayer Chapel Opportunity - As followers of Christ, we
believe that prayer is foundational to what takes place in our church.
Thursday Schedule: All youth are invited to participate in the Did you know that during every worship service, someone is praying in
following weekly events: Eaton Chapel? Would you be interested in being part of this ministry?
• 2:45 - 5 p.m. - JAM is a time for 6th - 8th grade students. After- For more information or to sign up to pray, during one service per
school pick-up in church vans is available from JTL, Stroudsburg month, contact the church office or Jill Malefyt at or
Middle, and Stroudsburg Jr. High Schools. Permission forms are 992-0665 for more information.
required and available on the JAM Jr. High outreach page of the Congregational Care
youth website.
Homebound and Care Facility members are happy to be remembered
• 5 - 6 p.m. - Fellowship Meal for all 6th - 12th grade students.
by the church family. Encouraging cards can be sent to: Hank & Jenny
Come hang out with your friends, meet new people, and share in Hart, 16 Green Mountain Estates, East Stroudsburg, Pa. 18301.
a meal.
• 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Small Group Bible Studies designed for 7th - 12th Cookie Deliverers Needed to take cookies and Easter gifts to our
grade students to grow deeper as a disciple of Christ. Groups are nursing home and homebound members. If you would be willing to
available for Jr. High Girls, Jr. High Boys, and Sr. High. make a few deliveries sometime during the week of April 17-23, please
call Peggy at 421-3280, ext. 23.
PMC to Host Free Skin Cancer Screening Saturday, May 7. Limited
Aid for Earthquake and Tsunami Victims - The United Methodist appointments available and eligibility requirements exist. Call 570-
Committee on Relief (UMCOR) continues their relief efforts in Japan. 476-3750 between May 2-6 to register.
Donations can be sent to the church office (advance # 3021317) or by
visiting Wellness Ministry Tip: Do you have asthma? Your pillow, a haven for
dust mites, could be making matters worse! Wash your pillow regularly
Mini Golfers Wanted! Saturday, May 14 from 5 to 9 p.m., our Youth and replace them annually.
and Family Promise are sponsoring a mini-golf event at our church.
Eighteen holes, prizes, and hot dogs, make- your-own sundaes will Stephen Ministry is your Ministry. It is an important way
make for a fun night! Singles are $6, couples $10, and foursomes $20, we at East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church care for
and families 5 and up $25. If you have a youth or children’s putter to one another and our community. We are the eyes and ears of
lend for the night, please contact, Faith Kimes at 421-5113. Jesus on earth today. It is our duty to be watching and
listening to people around us, recognizing when they have
Tom’s Trekies - Tom Hinkey and his family have made the hard needs for care. If you find someone with a need, listen and
decision NOT to walk in the MS Walk this year because it is on Palm care by telling them about our Stephen Ministry Program. Contact Peggy
Sunday, However you can still support the cause with them and make Strack at 570-421-3280, ext. 23 for more information.
a secure donation online by visiting Tom's page on the MS website:
&fr_id=16405 .
Easter Season
Easter is a time for new beginnings. Most people who do not attend
church say they would go if a friend or family member invited them.
Why not take this opportunity to invite someone to our Holy Week or
Easter Services and share the love of Jesus Christ.

Maundy (Holy) Thursday, April 21

Pastor Kimes will lead us in an emotional Tenbrae Service starting
at 7:30 p.m.. The candles in the sanctuary will be extinguished
while a series of scriptures are read. As the last candle is
extinguished the service will end in total darkness and silence. NOW ACCEPTING
However, the story is not over until Easter Sunday. NEW ENROLLMENTS!
Soup-in-a-Bread Bowl Dinner is Holy Thursday, April 21 from 5:30
After a successful first school year, our preschool, "Foundations," is
- 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Dinner includes your choice of homemade
now accepting registrations for the 2011-12 school year for children
soup in a bread bowl, salad and beverage. Cost is $5 for adults and $3
ages 3-5. Registration will continue until classes are full. Our
for children under 10.
preschool is open to the entire community.
Piano Prelude Music from 7:10-7:30 p.m. will be played by
We will begin the school year with two options for morning sessions
Pauline Fox. The congregation may request favorite hymns by
from 9 to Noon. A Tuesday and Thursday session for three year olds
using the forms on Music Bulletin Board in Oberholtzer Hall, or by
and a Monday, Wednesday and Friday session for four and five year
contacting Pauline at or 223-9889.
Good Friday, April 22
Each classroom will have a teacher and a teacher's assistant. A $50
Pastor LaBar will lead this service from 12-12:45 p.m. in our
non-refundable registration fee is due with enrollment. Tuition is set
Sanctuary. This is an opportunity to invite a co-worker to join you
at $135/month for the T/TH session; and $180/month for the M/W/F
as we remember Jesus' final day. Come worship and pray as we
session to be paid in nine monthly installments. September's tuition is
prepare our hearts and minds to celebrate Easter.
due by August 1 and then by the 15th of each month from October
through May.
Easter Sunday, April 24
Christ the Victor - The incredible promise of Easter – Christ lives
Contact Sue Randall at 421-3280 or for more
through us and promises life forevermore. Read Colossians 3:1-4
information or to receive a registration packet.
and Mark 16:1-6.
Spring Easter Flowers
It’s time to honor or remember your loved one.

This year a variety of Easter flowers will be used to decorate our

Sanctuary Easter Sunday. Donations will be $6.50 per flower.

As an alternative to flowers, memorial and

honorarium donations can be made towards
Japan Tsunami Relief and 100% of all
contributions will be sent to United Methodist
Committee on Relief.

Please fill out this order form and place it in

the offering plate with your payment. Checks should be made payable
to East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church. Deadline is April 17.

Your Name: ________________________________________

Phone: _______________________

In Honor of: ____________________________________________

Given by_______________________________________________

In Memory of: __________________________________________

Given by: ______________________________________________

Please mark your choice(s) and quantity:

9_________ flowers at $6.50 each for a total of $___________

9 Please share my flower(s) with our homebound members.
9$________ donation to the Japan Tsunami Relief.