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Participating in Worship Today East Stroudsburg

Ushers and Greeters

8:30 a.m.: Bill Zacharias (Capt.), Bill Reese, John Miller, Bob &
United Methodist Church
Arlene Staples, Ken & Bonnie Alspach
9:45 a.m.: Sharmune Burgess (Capt.), John & Kelli Mercurio, Connie Mission: To love Jesus Christ and to share His love.
Moyer, Sandy Oberholtzer Sunday, June 6, 2010
11 a.m.: Rich (Capt.) and Mark Mayers, Trudy Piatt, Charlie
Carmella, Adalberto Guerra, Dave Thompson

Communion Steward: Debbie Zacharias

Acolytes: 11 a.m.: Ashley Mayers & Becky Francis
Children’s Church: Melisa Ransome
Church Driver: Sandy Oberholtzer
Altar Flower Delivery for June: Kelli Oney
Pew Packers: Don & Grace Paul

Staff Contact Information - Office 570-421-3280

Sr. Pastor Frank Sanders (ext. 14)
Associate Pastor-Discipleship Candy Labar (ext. 12)
Congregational Care Peggy Strack (ext. 23)
Church Administrator Sharmune Burgess (ext.10)
Lay-Led Ministries Kelli Oney (ext. 17)
Children’s Ministry Sue Randall (ext. 11)
Youth Ministry Scott Kuhnle (ext. 13)
College-Age Ministry Shannon Burns (ext. 13)
Contemporary W orship John Brush (ext. 18)
Administrator of Finances Sue Mertz (ext. 15)
Financial Secretary Cyndie Faunce (ext. 25)
Maintenance John Brush (ext. 18)
Sextons Harvey Smith & Sal Lapadula (ext. 16)
Nursery Attendants Ana Price, Megan Bledsoe, Jennessy Hernandez
Music - Organist Pauline Fox
Choirs Norm Fox

83 South Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Church office email:
W ebsite:
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Weekly News Ministry
The information in this bulletin is a snapshot of weekly activities in Opportunities for Congregational Care and Service to the Church
our church and community. It showcases new events that may not be
present in our monthly newsletter. The Weekly News is also posted It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be
on our website: along with other news and events. prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors
and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of
If you want your activity to be included, please make your
service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. Ephesians 4:11-12
submissions to the church office before 10 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Submissions can be faxed to 421-0778, emailed to In Ephesians 4 Paul talks about pastors and other leaders as gifts God
or brought to the church office. has given the church "to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for
building up the body of Christ." Stephen Ministry has given us an
organized way to equip those gifted for caring ministry so that they can
Welcome Visitors! build up the body of Christ by providing Christian care and support to
those experiencing a difficult time.
If this is your first time worshiping with us, we welcome Beginning September 8, an in-depth training course will be offered
you. As a church we are committed to Love Jesus Christ for members who desire to become involved in this life changing
and to Share His Love. We offer three services: 8:30 and ministry. Stephen Ministry Sunday is July 18, and a weekly emphasis
11 a.m. are traditional, and 9:45 a.m. is contemporary. will continue each Sunday through the month of August. For more
information contact Peggy Strack at the church office at 570-421-3280.
~ Our Welcome Center is located in Oberholtzer Hall, the room next
to the sanctuary. Brochures on all our ministries are available there. New Support Groups at Pocono Medical Center. An Alzheimer's
support group will meet the third Tuesday of every month from 5-6 p.m.
~ Our Holy Grounds Café is a place for light refreshments and coffee
An amputee support group will meet the second Saturday of each month
from 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. each Sunday in our Fellowship Hall. The
from 2-3 p.m. For information, see the fliers on the Congregational
café provides worshipers with an informal opportunity for fellowship.
Care Bulletin Board in Oberholtzer Hall.
~ Our Infant and Toddler Nurseries are available every Sunday from
Items Available: A case of ThickenUp, an instant food thickener for
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. They are located on the lower level of the church
people who have trouble swallowing, is available to anyone who can use
and are staffed with our full-time, professional attendants and parent
it by calling Peggy at 421-3280, ext. 23. A Free Hospital Bed, in
like-new condition, is available for anyone in need. If interested, call
~ Children’s Church for ages four through third grade is offered at the Nancy, 420-9007.
11 a.m. service and is guided by a parent volunteer. Children will be
If You Took a Casserole to the Coogan family during the last few
dismissed after the Children’s Message. Please pick up your children
months, please contact Peggy to claim your dishes: 421-3280, ext. 23.
in the lower level of the church following worship.
Magnify Prayer and Praise
If you have a prayer request, please list it either on the prayer sheet in
Opportunities to Support and Enhance Worship the rear of the sanctuary or on the back of the friendship pad. Please be
The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory sure to include your name on the request. This aids us in updating our
- of John S. and Catherine L. Fish by Norm and Pat Fish and Family. weekly prayer requests. Confidentiality is very important. We, as a
- of Robert and Miriam Constable by Bob, MaryAnne, Rob, Ethan and church family, want to honor each person's right to privacy. Please be
Meredith. ( 2 PU) mindful of this as you write your requests.

Thanks are given to Evie Korovesis for sharing her song (while home
Sunday Morning Prayer Invitation
from college) during the 11 a.m. service today. You are invited to pray in Eaton Chapel following all worship services.
The Line-Dance Planning Team will have their final meeting from Bring your concerns for healing and blessing or spiritual renewal. Those
12:15 - 12:45 p.m. today in the Bridal Lounge. Anyone willing to help from our prayer ministry are there to serve you.
is invited. Persons are needed to supervise a short period of games, face- Healing and Illness
painting or other activities for young children. Items for the silent Suzanne Mumbauer, Nicole Nardi (Leigh Balcik)
auction are still welcome. For details contact Pauline Fox at 223-9889 Barbara Counterman, upcoming eye surgery (Shayla Counterman)
or Matt, good test results (Maria J)
Izzy & Howard (Dinkle Family)
Music Ministry Opportunities are still available for June, July and
Jenna, 2 year old with macular degeneration (Shirley Smith)
August during the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Persons interested in solo
Hilda (Lorraine McWilliams)
or small ensembles in a variety of music styles are invited to see Pauline
Jim (donor) & Lauren (recipient), live kidney transplant (Jan R.)
Fox or email her at
Those with Cancer
Gordon Lyons, Jean Cosky (Mercurio Family); Trish (Linda Farris);
Missions Florence Keith (Ed & Sue)
Opportunities for Service and Outreach to Our Community and World
Family Promise June Fundraisers - For more information visit their Bryne Mumbauer, strength to make good decisions (Leigh Balcik)
website or call 420-8589. Bring the whole Cathy, strength (Ragonese Family)
family and help support this ministry. Brian, hope for his future (Jan R.)
1. Friday, June 11 from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Clothing Drive at Faith United Strength, safety and protection while serving God: Megan Sanders,
Methodist Church. They are also collecting shoes, belts, handbags, Ryan Moyer, Ben Drake, PATH (Missions Team)
backpacks, briefcases, hats, gloves, ties, linens, blankets, fabric Strength, safety and protection while serving in Iraq: Kyle, August
curtains, sheets, tablecloths, towels and stuffed animals. Jackson, Danielle Luna; Pacific: Faith Gibbs; Afghanistan: Everett
2. Thursday, June 17 at Friendly’s (E.Stroudsburg) from 5 - 8 p.m. Horton, Chris Stowe; Air Force: Amelia Gordon, Dave Bennett; Army
Please mention Family Promise when ordering your meal. (Japan): Kamahl Gordon
3. Saturday, June 19 is a Penny Party at Stroudsburg United Methodsit
Church at 6 p.m. Bring your penny jars and enjoy a Tricky Tray,
50/50 and Food.
Reserved Tables inThat Enhance the
Fellowship Fellowship
Hall - Tablesofset
Body of Christ in the
on Sunday
Fellowship Hall are reserved for scheduled ministries and advertised
accordingly. Please do not take a table already reserved for other groups.
We ask that you schedule your needs in advance with Sharmune in the
church office at 421-3280 or e-mail
The Older Kids, 55+ ministry, are meeting in Fellowship Hall
Monday, June 14 at 11:30 a.m. for a Casserole Party with guest speaker
Sandy Gordon from Gorman Chiropractic Life Center. Bring your
favorite casserole to share. Desserts and beverages provided.
Saturday Night Fellowship meets June 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. in
Fellowship Hall. Summer is here, time for hamburgers & hotdogs. Bring
a cold side dish to share. Loretta Anthes will lead devotions. This is a
great opportunity to bring a friend and share in fellowship.
While Under Construction we ask for your patience. Please note that
parking behind the church will be reduced during construction. Please
allow additional time for parking. For information on how you can help,
call John Brush at 421-3280 or Connie Moyer at 421-6219.
Blood Drive Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in a Mobil Unit
in our parking lot. This drive is sponsored by the Pocono Running Club
and their goal is 25 donors. Contact Amy at
or 570– 421-5540 to schedule a convenient time!
Free Printer Ink - The church office no long has printers that use this
ink. HP #94, #95, #21&22 and #49. If you can use them, please call
Sharmune at 421-3280.
Softball - Team ESUMC Tues. 6/8 vs. Pocono Community & Thurs.
6/17 vs. Alabaster Box. Games start at 6 p.m. at the Pinebrook field on
Rt. 191 & Hallett Road in Stroudsburg. Come cheer them on!
Adult Co-ed Recreational Basketball meets every Monday at 8 p.m.
in the Fellowship Hall. For more information call John at 426-7574.
Adult Basketball for men meets every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall. For more information call Eric at 242-6047.
Maturity Maturity
Opportunities That Deepen Discipleship Through Learning Opportunities That Deepen Discipleship Through Learning
Youth Ministry - 7th - 12th Grades
Women of Faith is September 10-11, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. Kelli
Mercurio is excited about this year’s event. She wants to take 50 women 6th graders entering 7th grade next year are invited to join in
Jr. High and Youth Group Programing.
from our church and community! Tickets are $89 and includes two box
lunches. Payments this year can be made on-line using a charge card at Youth Sunday School Classes for all youth in 7th - 12th grades meet (group name ESUMC, East Stroudsburg, weekly at 11 a.m. in the Youth Room.
PA). Kelli will be in Fellowship Hall to answer any questions you may
have. She also has gift certificates if you would like to treat a special Sunday Night Youth Program will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. The evening
woman in your life. Invite a friend and experience this event together. will consist of fellowship, worship and message and games.

Joe Corby’s Pizza Sale is now in progress. Place an individual order or Last Week for Thursday Night Bible Studies - Youth meet in the
get a form to take multiple orders in Fellowship Hall today. Deadline for Youth Room from 7-7:20 p.m. for fellowship and then break into small
ordering is June 13, Pickup is Saturday June 26 from 9 a.m. - noon. groups for Bible study from 7:30– 8:30 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the Spiritual Life Retreat. Summer Bible Studies and Pool Time are scheduled for Wednesday,
June 23, Thursday, July 15 and Thursday, August 5. Watch the Weekly
Children's Ministry - Birth to 6th Grade News for times and places.
Backyard Buddies/Lord's Army (rescheduled due to rain) will meet J.A.M (7th and 8th grade outreach), will return in September along
Tuesday, June 8 for the last meeting of the year. Bikes can be dropped with the Jr. High Boys Bible Study. Thanks to all the volunteers and
off during the day. If your Stroudsburg student needs transportation or Jr. High Students who made these programs a success during the 2009-
if you can help with bike transport, let Sue Randall know. Families are 10 school year.
welcome to join us for the potluck picnic at the McDade Trail around 5
p.m. Hot dogs will be provided; families should bring a dish to share. 2010 Summer Mission Trips - Sr. High Mississippi Trip for students
completing 8th -12th grades is Friday, July 23 – Sunday, August 1. Jr.
High Pittsburgh Project Trip is Monday July 5 – Friday July 9 for all
College-Aged Ministry – F.O.G. students going into 7th or 8th grade. A $70 non-refundable deposit is
needed to reserve your spot. See Scott Kuhnle for more information.
If you have any questions about this ministry or want to attend an event,
contact Shannon at or 421- 3280, ext. 13. Creation 2010 - If you are interested in attending this trip from June 30-
• Sunday School meets weekly from 11a.m.- 12 p.m. in the Office July 4, please email Scott at The total cost for the
Building, 2nd Floor. trip is $130 per person.
• Bible Study meets every Tuesday night in the Youth Room "tank"
from 7-8 p.m. Two Upcoming Fundraisers to raise monies for your summer trips. A
• Coffeehouse Worship will not meet during the Summer. Car Wash at the church Saturday, June 12 and a Candy Bar Sale.
Contact Scott at for information or to participate.
Youth Volunteers mark your calendars for a Thank You Dinner on
Friday, August 20.