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Worship news and notes for September 2 – thereporteronline

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church: September 10 will be a Rally Day celebration with annual Rally Day Brunch at 11 a.m. in Weber Hall following worship.  Everyone is invited to the potluck brunch, but there is no need to bring something. Bakers and casserole makers are welcome to bring a side dish, salad or dessert if they choose. The church is at 837 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale.

St. John’s UCC: Ihna Cho, guest organist, will perform at the one in-person 9:30 a.m. service at St. John’s United Church of Christ on September 3. Later the service is available on St. John’s Facebook page, website and YouTube The church is at 500 W. Main St., Lansdale.  All are welcome! Call 215-855-5489 or visit

Wednesday Night Live at St. John’s UCC:  Beginning on Wednesday, September 6, and continuing throughout the year, St. John’s United Church of Christ will host Wednesday Night Live (Worship, Nourish, Learn) from 5 to 7 p.m. A community meal will be served at 5; family worship with communion at 5:30; children’s music (preschool through high school) and adult education at 6; adult handbell choir rehearsal at 6:45; adult Chancel Choir rehearsal at 7:30. Contact Minister of Music Andrew Paulson at for information.
The church is at 500 W. Main St., Lansdale. Call 215-855-5489 or visit

Faith Lutheran Church: The “little church with a big heart” at 615 Cowpath Road, Montgomeryville, worships in the sanctuary as well as on Zoom at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Sunday School will begin with Rally Day on September 10 and will take place during the 9:30 a.m. worship service each week. Nursery will be provided for the 3-5 year olds. Pastor Ethan Doan will be preaching and leading worship. All services will also be uploaded to Facebook. Find that and more information about what’s going on at Faith with monthly newsletter, “The Mustard Seed” at For the Zoom link or more information, email

Indian Creek Mennonite Church: Services are Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10:15 a.m. Questions? Call Kevin Moyer (215) 721-9127. Church is at 647 Harleysville Pike, Telford.

Church of the Holy Spirit of Harleysville (Episcopal): The Church of the Holy Spirit of Harleysville (Episcopal), 2871 Barndt Road at the corner of Sumneytown Pike, Upper Salford, has its summer service schedule with communion services in-person at 8 and 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. The church also live-streams the 9:30 a.m. services on Sundays on the church website and Facebook page — Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville. For more information, call 214-234-8020 or visit

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church PC (USA): Please join live in the sanctuary, 837 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, or live online via Zoom with an internet-enabled device or by telephone. Sunday Worship is at 10 a.m. and Early Worship is at 8:30 a.m. For web links or dial in numbers, please visit or call the office at 215-699-9159 or email

Christian education at Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church PC (USA): Sunday school classes will begin on September 10 for 6th grade and under and for 7th grade and up at 9 a.m.; Young Children and Worship Program for 5th grade and under will take place during the 10 a.m. worship service with Pastor Wonjae leading; Adult Forum will resume on Monday, September 11, at 7 p.m. and continue online with the Biblical Wisdom Literature lectures covering the book of Ecclesiastes; Wednesday Bible Study resumes on Wednesday, September 13, at 10 a.m. in the pastor’s study, reading Revelation. Contact Pastor Wonjae via email at or voicemail at 215-699-9159.

Augustus Lutheran Church: Sunday school begins at the church, 717 W. Main St., Trappe, on September 10 at 9 a.m. Kick-off will be an informational breakfast with parents. The first communion teacher will be on hand to discuss Augustus’ confirmation program. Members of the adult Sunday school class will also attend to welcome any parents who would like to join them on Sunday mornings while children are in Sunday school. Sunday school is for children aged 3 through sixth grade. Register at For more information,  email Sonya Sowards, director of Christian education, at

Trinity Lutheran Church: 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, holds weekly worship at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The 8:30 Sunday service is livestreamed. Radio worship is 11 a.m. Sunday at 97.1 FM.

International Food Festival: St. Philip Orthodox Christian Church, Souderton, will hold its Eleventh Annual International Food Festival,  Friday and Saturday, September 15-16, noon to 8 p.m., on the church grounds at 1970 Clearview Road, Souderton. The festival will feature ethnic dishes from Greece, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Romania, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, and the US. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Keystone Opportunity Center of Souderton, Manna on Main Street of Lansdale, and Pennridge FISH of Perkasie. The festival will also feature scheduled church tours, live entertainment, ethnic dance, chant demonstrations, iconography demonstration, children’s activities, and craft bazaar. Detailed information, including a schedule and menu, may be found at the church website,, or contact the church office at 215-721-4947 or There is no charge for entry to the festival.

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church Betsy’s Book Club: Next meeting will be Wednesday, September 13, at Pizza Time Saloon at 5:30 p.m.  The books to be discussed will be “The Sun Sister” by Lucinda Riley and “The Measure” by Nikki Erlick.  The club meets on a Wednesday or Thursday every other month.To attend, please contact Elaine Watters at or Anita Lamond at

Oktoberfest at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church: Oktoberfest will be Saturday, September 30, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Main Street, North Wales, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids’ activities, Oompah band, traditional German foods, beer and wine will be available.

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