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Lent 2024

The Penitential Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day)! What a juxtaposition of two events. A day to be reminded of our mortality, “from dust you came and to dust you shall return,” and the day of “love” for couples!

The Reformation Sister Clergy (Rev’d Pence, Rev’d Schanely, Rev’d Thompson, Rev’d Mackie, Rev’d Myren, and Dr. Williams) came together to agree that we would share in a “Holy Lent” by worshipping together beginning on Ash Wednesday, the Wednesdays of Lent, and on Good Friday.

Ash Wednesday, February 14
11:00 a.m. – Ashes and the Preparatory Service at New Goshenhoppen
4:00 p.m.--5:30 p.m. – Drive-Thru Ashes at St. John’s Lutheran, Green Lane
7:00 p.m. – St. Paul’s Lutheran, Red Hill – Ashes and Holy Communion


Dr. Williams, preaching at both regular services. Psalm 22 – Finding God in the Dark!

February 21 – St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
February 28 – Pennsburg UCC
March 6 – New Goshenhoppen Church
March 13 – St. John’s Lutheran
March 20 – Palm Schwenkelder
March 29 (Good Friday) – Friedens UCC, Sumneytown

This year the services will be “traditional” with a message based on the spiritual practice of “Lament.” All of the evening services will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Wednesdays of Lent will be followed by a Fellowship Time served by the host church.


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.  



Sunday services are held in-person at 8:00 am & 10:30 am in the Sanctuary.  Live Streamed service begin at 10:30 am (use link at top of page).  

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We say “I believe in the resurrection of the dead and the life to come” when we affirm our faith using the creed on Sunday morning. I wonder, do you really believe in the resurrection? In his book Raised? Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection, author Jonathan Dodson writes, “The resurrection is a dividing line – a parting claim. Here’s how he illustrates that “dividing line:”


The resurrection is like a river that parts a road. People are on the road approaching the river. Arriving at the river of the resurrection, you look across it to where the road continues and see quite a few cars are there. In your doubt, you can’t imagine how people got to the other side of the river. How did they get across? How can rational people come to the belief that Jesus died and rose from the dead...

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