New Year's Day at
Worship at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion as we renew our covenant with Jesus to be His disciples. Make a New Year’s Resolution – join us for worship. The message for the day is “JESUS!”
Following worship there will be a New Year’s Toast in the Social Room with Mimosas and OJ! Pastor Dave will be bringing croissant rolls to be enjoyed as well.
Worship Plan January 2023
For the Year of our Lord 2023 Pastor Dave has selected as his theme for preaching – “A Year with Jesus.” Each week we will discover Jesus’ life and how His life is offered to be our life in the kingdom! Holy Communion will be celebrated the first Sunday of every month once again.
January 1st – New Year’s Day Holy Communion
Text: St. Luke 2:15-21
January 8th – Baptism of the Lord
Baptismal Renewal and Blessings at the Font following each service.
Text: St. Matthew 3:13-17
“I Am Being Baptized”
January 15th – Second Sunday after Epiphany
Installation of Consistory at 10:30 a.m. service
Text: St. John 1:29-42
January 22nd – Third Sunday after Epiphany
Text: St. Matthew 4:12-23
January 29th – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, St. Matthew 5:1-12
"We Sing" Youth Ensemble
Calling all young voices and musicians - we’re building something great and you’re invited!
Hello, my name is Cynthia Hector, and I have been given the great pleasure of bringing a fun, spirit-filled music program to the youth of New Goshenhoppen UCC. I have been teaching and developing music programs for over 20 years throughout the country in private lessons, group settings, choirs, and early childhood music and am thrilled with this opportunity.
This year, all New Goshenhoppen youth are invited to join together as “We Sing” our way through the year sharing God’s love. Whether you’re a child or a teen there’s a place for you in “We Sing.” Parents and caregivers of our youngest members are welcome to learn right along with the children and join in the fun.
Come and bring your voices, ideas, and musical gifts as we learn, share, and grow together!
First Monday Meals
Beginning January 2023, New Goshenhoppen will become a second location serving First Monday Meals to the community.
Please join us for a 'to go' style meal: January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 10, August 7, September 11, October 2, November 7, December 4. Meals are served from 6 pm until the last meal is served or 7:30pm. Menus for each meal will be posted closer to the meal date.
We are looking for organizations or groups (families, friends, etc.) to host a meal.
If you or someone you know may be interested in this mission or to get more details about this service, please have them contact Lori Horning at email@example.com for more details.
Angels and Demons
January 15th and 22nd at 9:15 a.m. in the Bible Fellowship Room
Pastor Dave will be teaching an adult class about the role and ministry of Angels in God’s Kingdom.
We often say when we lose someone dear that they become “angels,” however this is not the case. Angels were originally all good. Lucifer (now called Satan or the Devil) was once the brightest of them, however he “fell” from heaven and now leads in hell.
Join the pastor in the Bible Fellowship Room at 9:15 a.m. as we explore the role and ministry of angels and the work of demons.
The youth groups will again be selling hoagies for Super Bowl Sunday!
This year we will be getting fresh hoagies delivered from Tosco’s Red Hill Deli…and they are DELICIOUS!!
We will be taking orders beginning in January! Keep this in mind for your party planning.
During the month of January, items will be collected by the Health & Welfare Committee to create care packages for our young adult members attending college and serving in the military. Donation boxes will be in the Social Room and on the stage in the Fellowship Hall from Sunday, January 8 through Sunday, January 29 if you would like to contribute.
Suggested items include pens; mechanical pencils; post-it notes; small office supplies; granola bars; candy; gum; mints; individual packages such as cookies, pretzels, crackers, instant oatmeal, hot chocolate, microwave popcorn, and other individually packaged snacks. Please note: College students are asked to provide a current mailing address to the Church Office by Tuesday, January 31, 2023, in order to receive a care package.
Contact Cindy Roma at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this project.
The February meeting will be held on Monday, February 6th. We will meet at 11:00 am in the Social Room where we will enjoy a hot soup lunch, as well as wonderful fellowship.
Pastor Dave has graciously agreed to join us for our March 6th meeting at 11:00 am for a time of spiritual renewal.
New Organ Project Update
Through the generosity of the Allen Organ Company we received a gift of a larger console and even more pipe organ voices with the agreement to build for our church a Hector Olivera Custom Designed Organ.
Mr. Olivera is an International Organist who recently played the rededication of the Hazel Wright Organ at the former Crystal Cathedral. The organ of nearly 100 stops combines the very best of specifications and will play a wide variety of music. A brand new console that will have a custom finish begins construction the week of October 17. Pictures of the console construction will be placed on the church webpage and on our Facebook page. It is expected that the new console will arrive by March 1, 2023.
As part of this gift, Mr. Olivera will be a guest of our church in 2023 to play a concert to demonstrate the beautiful sounds of the new organ. As it whispers on its softest sounds and shakes the floor in its grandest sounds – it does it all for the Glory of God!