Week of May 24th
In Our Thoughts and Prayers – Ruth Bertagni on the death of her sister Carol Floyd; Jack Mooney (Kathy Smith’s father); David Scymansk ( Frank & Judy Scymansk’s son); Angela Setaro; Bill Drapczak (Trish Deieso’s father); Karen Flamard (Friend of Ida Ruch); Renee Carroll; Tom Smith; Lorri Moser, Harry Rehl Jr. (Kim Fischer’s father); Jake (friend of the Kalms); John Koetting; Meghan Fallon (friend of the Harshman’s); Diane Delorenzo; Shane Timmerman; The Schieber Family (sister of Renee Martin); Ruth Demarest; Mari (Allyn McLaughlin’s friend); Holly Koblish; Isabel Eadicicco; Taylor & Morgan Eisenberg; Dr. Fitzpatrick; Richard Gavin; Brooke Long (Ann Marie Wiedemann’s friend); Mary Ann Mattek; Jem Nelson (Stephen’s Mom); Mary Perry; Andrew Sekeras (Mary Kokesh’s brother); Carolyn Shamy (Jane Muha’s friend); Jacob & Ben Swomiak.
Our PC (USA) Mission Workers – Dennis & Maribel Smith (South America); Jeremy and Luta Garbat-Welch (Malawi).
Allentown Presbyterian Church to Serve Church of Christ Meal on Saturday, June 13th, 2020
Our church is hosting a take-away meal and box of food for the hungry and homeless in Trenton on Saturday, JUNE 13th, 2020. Your support means so much!
How You Can Help: We need help packing and distributing food boxes on-site at Church Of Christ, and preparing fruit packs that you can drop off at APC the day of the meal. Please see instructions for making fruit packs. COVID-19 precautions and guidelines regarding masks and social distancing will carefully observed when packing and distributing boxes on-site at Church Of Christ.
Timing: Please bring fruit packs to APC on Saturday, June 13th by 8:30 am. We will meet you in front of the church. If you are helping to assemble and distribute food boxes, please arrive at the Church of Christ by 9:00 AM. Distribution of meals and boxes will begin after 11:00.
Location: Church of Christ is located at 411 North Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ.
If there are any questions, please call Mike De Ieso at 610-730-9036. Thank you for your support of our hungry and homeless brothers and sisters in our community!
Due to the limiting of in-person gatherings, all events planned for this year’s 300th celebration has been postponed. More information will come to let you know when and/or if events will be rescheduled.
The office building is closed but staff will be working remotely from home. The church phone will be answered from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.
“The Story” Adult Ed Class
Allentown Community Food Pantry
Until further notice, the pantry will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 to 12:00. The pantry is still taking food donations of pasta, cereal, soup, and canned meals (ex: Chef Boyardee). If you have any questions please reach out to Lisa Boss or Sandy Carduner.
In Nov. of 1953, as a study of Presbyterian polity, Sunday school students took over the affairs of the Church for one week. There was a congregational meeting held and officers of the Church elected. William Thomas, 16 year old junior at AHS, was elected pastor. Following the rules of Presbyterian procedure, a nominating committee presented young Thomas as a candidate for the pulpit, reporting that Mr. Thomas was unmarried and did not need the use of the manse. The chairman further reported that arrangements had been made for him to reside at 150 South Main St. (Further investigation revealed this was his mother’s home.) His “Terms of Call” were set at $520 per week. He preached the sermon on Sunday. Elders elected were Richard Potter, Judy Hummer, Margaret Ely, and Vivian Gilliland. Ironically, we had no women elders in this Church at that time. In 1953, women could hold any office in the Presbyterian Church USA., with the exception of Pastor. This Church did not elected our first women elders (Lillian Taylor and Louise Tindall) until 1963. The Presbyterian Women’s Organization was replaced by a Girls’ Organization with Constance Wright (nee Potter) President.