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New Gosh is a combination of human beings who live & work, who love & suffer, who worry & hope.  No two people are alike.  The one thing we hold in common is our faith in Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

 

New Goshenhoppen lives as a firm foundation for the Christian faith and shall continue to serve God by sharing the light, faith, and love of Jesus Christ with all people guided by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Music & Worship

Our church has a number of opportunities to lift praises to the Lord.  Sing in our Senior and Youth Choir groups.  Play an instrument?  Join our Brass or Bell Choirs.  

Services

 

Sunday services are held in the main church at 8:00 & 10:30 am.


Sunday School begins at 9:15 am with all-together time in the sanctuary.​  Come join us!

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Announcements

Streaming Live Services

Dear Church Family,

 

Your pastors and lay leaders continue to monitor the developing situation with COVID-19 (the illness caused by the current strain of coronavirus).  After consulting with the Montgomery County Department of Health, the pastors and consistory leaders have made the decision to suspend all in-person worship services, meetings, and activities at New Goshenhoppen Church through Friday, March 27.  In addition to Sunday services and midweek Lenten services, this includes Bible study, confirmation, Sunday school, the junior youth sleepover, the dinner/dance, all committee meetings, the quilting circle, outside groups like Scouts and Lifelong Learning, and funeral dinners. 

In lieu of in-person worship, the pastors and music staff will stream a live service at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays through at least April 5.

 

You can view the service Live at 10:30 am on Sunday by clicking on the link at the top of this page.  You can also view a recording of the service by clicking on the same link after the Live service is complete.

 

You are encouraged to watch and participate.  Persons are encouraged to mail their contributions to the church office rather than bringing them in, and envelopes should be sealed with an adhesive or water rather than saliva. 

 

The pastors will continue to be available. In some instances, pastors may not be permitted by authorities to enter medical facilities or nursing homes, depending on local and state regulations.

 

I recognize it may seem trite to say, "Keep calm." but the reality is, doing so is the best policy. To calm any anxieties or fears, pray.  Meditate on the Scriptures.  Call friends and communicate the "old fashioned" way by telephone. Reach out to the pastors by phone or email. Know that God is still on the throne, and that for most people, the coronavirus will not be life-threatening.

 

So let us join together online and celebrate worship “together” while we are apart.

Further reminders, cancellations, and updates (as of 3/24/20)

The New Goshenhoppen Dinner Dance scheduled for Friday, March 27th is cancelled along with all other in person events that were on the church calendar throughout March 27th. We will provide updates regarding future events as we have them.

The mid-week Lenten worship on Wednesday, March 25th is also cancelled as we adjust and upgrade our technical equipment for live-streaming worship services.

Due to the necessary precautions for retirement communities regarding COVID-19, the April Women’s Fellowship meeting at Frederick Living on April 13th has been cancelled

The Pork and Sauerkraut Supper on Saturday April 18th is also cancelled.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding with the many changes happening quickly. We know and trust that God is still at work in the midst of all this chaos to bring about good. Stay safe, wash your hands, and practice love as holy distance!

The View from the Pulpit...

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” … Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.” - Matthew 4: 1-3, 10-11

Dear Beloveds,
Much of the origins of Lent comes from Matthew 4: 1-11 (I encourage you to read all 12 verses). We observe Lent for 40 days because that is how long Jesus was in the wilderness in preparation for his formal ministry to begin. So Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday- the day before Easter. (Note that Sundays are not included in the 40 days because every Sunday is considered a mini Easter!) And what did Jesus do for those 40 days to be prepared for his ministry to begin? Matthew tells us he prayed and fasted. Thus, we observe Lent by participating in equally penitent and faithful activities.

Think summer!  

Come join us this summer for camping in the park.

 

Register before April 30th to receive an Early Bird Discount.

For more details go to Camping >>

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