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    St. Peter's Good News Lutheran Church Newsletter Plainfield Township, Pennsylvania (610) 863-6859 January 2019

    “The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.”

    John 1:9

    I was talking to a friend recently and he was SAD. And no, I don't mean that he was

    unhappy. I mean that he suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder, a condition that affects

    many people during the winter months when there is less daylight, the temperatures are

    colder, and we are forced indoors for more of the time. Doctors attribute the symptoms

    of SAD, which include depression, less energy, trouble concentrating, greater need for

    sleep, and an increased desire to be alone, to a deficit of sunlight in a person's regular

    routine. One of the recommended treatments for SAD is light therapy, which involves sitting

    a few feet away from a very bright light source (20 times brighter than normal room lighting)

    for a period of 10 - 45 minutes per day, depending on the patient's response. This is a real

    and serious condition that can have a devastating effect on a person's normal routine but,

    with treatment, the symptoms can be eased and they can resume a normal life.

    I think we suffer something similar when we are missing the Light of Christ in our

    lives. Sometimes it happens after a great loss in our lives or when the cares of this world

    weigh us down and we stop going to church or reading our Bibles or praying to God. Failure

    to have Christ's Light in our lives can cause us to lose hope, to become doubtful, to have

    less energy and an increased desire to cut ourselves off from the rest of the world. And the

    effect is cumulative. The worse we feel, the more we cut ourselves off, and the more we cut

    ourselves off, the worse we feel. But when we come to Christ to light our way in the world,

    our lives can be what God intends them to be, full of life and a desire to live with others. We

    need light to live and we need The Light to truly live.

    Pastor Chris

    MAY YOU SHINE THE LIGHT OF

    CHRIST IN THE NEW YEAR!

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    This month we pray for...

    January 1 - Louise & Jennae Luecke

    January 2 - Ladislav Lukac family

    January 3 - Ryan & Melissa Lychak

    January 4 - Edith Mackes

    January 5 - James Mammana family

    January 6 - Tim Manieri family

    January 7 - John Mann family

    January 8 - Ethel Manoway

    January 9 - Joe Marascio family

    January 10 - George Markopoulos family

    January 11 - Carl Marsteller family

    January 12 - Rob Marsteller family

    January 13 - Kelly Maynard

    January 14 - Audrey McAbee

    January 15 - Michael McInerney

    January 16 - Scott McKeague family

    January 17 - Helen Mease family

    January 18 - Tim & Judy Mellert

    January 19 - Carla Menhennitt

    January 20 - Paul & Pam Meyers

    January 21 - Brenda Miller

    January 22 - Erma Miller

    January 23 - Gerald & Gwen Miller

    January 24 - Glenn Miller

    January 25 - Greg Miller family

    January 26 - Keith Miller family

    January 27 - Mary Miller

    January 28 - Matt Miller family

    January 29 - Tom & Betty Miller

    January 30 - Matt Moore family

    January 31 - James Morykin family

    If your name has been omitted, please contact the church office.

    Scholarship Committee Corner

    St. Peter's

    Annual Oldies Dance Sponsored by

    St. Peter's Scholarship Committee

    Saturday, February 9, 2019

    Time: 6:00PM - 10:30PM

    Cost: $23.00 per person - BYOB

    Place: Blue Valley Farm Show Bldg.,

    Bangor, PA

    Doors open at 5:00PM.

    DJ - Bobby Koch

    Includes: *Ham, Turkey, Filling, Sides *Veggies-Desserts *Non-Alcoholic Beverages For Tickets call *Bernie & Jackie Brinker 610.588.2101 *Church Office 610.863.6859 Sponsors: *Dotta Motors, LLC *Thrivent of Northampton County Please bring a non-perishable

    along and it will be donated to our local food pantries.

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    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

    1 Happy

    New Year!

    2

    3 Finance 6:00PM

    Adult Choir

    7:30PM

    4 Girl Scout Sleepover

    5

    6 8 & 10:15AM Epiphany of Our Lord

    Holy Communion

    9AM Coffee Hr.

    S.S./Confirmation Class

    7 Social Ministries

    6:30PM

    8 LCW 11:30AM

    Council 7:00PM

    9 Choir/Bells

    6:00PM Children’s 6:30PM - 7:15PM

    Youth 7:15PM - 8:00PM

    Bells

    10 Adult Choir

    7:30PM

    11

    12

    13 8 & 10:15AM Baptism of Our Lord

    Council Installation

    9AM Coffee Hr.

    S.S./Confirmation Class

    Scholarship Meeting

    Altar Guild/Comm.

    Meeting

    14 New Members

    Sponsor Meeting 6:00PM

    15

    16 Choir/Bells

    6:00PM Children’s 6:30PM - 7:15PM

    Youth 7:15PM - 8:00PM

    Bells

    17 Adult Choir

    7:30PM

    18

    19

    20 8 & 10:15AM 2nd Sunday of Epiphany

    Holy Communion

    9AM Coffee Hour

    Sunday School

    Confirmation Class

    21 Cemetery Board

    Meeting

    7:00PM

    22

    23 Choir/Bells

    6:00PM Children’s 6:30PM - 7:15PM

    Youth 7:15PM - 8:00PM

    Bells

    24 Adult Choir

    7:30PM

    25

    26

    Garden

    Luncheon

    Party &

    Planning

    11:00AM

    27 8 & 10:15AM 3rd Sunday of Epiphany

    9AM Coffee Hour

    Sunday School

    Confirmation Class

    Soup & Hoagie orders

    deadline

    New Members Meeting

    28 Property

    6:00PM

    29

    30 Choir/Bells

    6:00PM Children’s 6:30PM - 7:15PM

    Youth 7:15PM - 8:00PM

    Bells

    31 Adult Choir

    7:30PM

    January 2019

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    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

    1 Donna Bruch

    Madison Keller Gwendolyn Miller

    2 Steve

    Counterman

    3 Cecilia Bachman Brian Kessler

    Drew Smolenyak

    4 Karl Sellers

    5 Betty Miller Ryan Munch

    6

    7

    8 Brittany Heyne Kim Kochanski

    Emma Trone

    9 Bryan Barabas

    Richard Chaszar

    Abigail Faulk- ner

    Daniel Rissmil- ler

    10 Leonie

    Worster

    11 Derrick Lynch Eileen Sandt

    Sheryl Sellers Marc Sullivan Taffet Szakacs

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    13 Leia Hoagland Matthew Itterly Dolores Sprague

    14

    15 Irene Dech

    Jena Hagerty Robert Rutt

    16 Amy Bachman Tonya Heller

    Nancy Hornick Lila Kelly

    Faith Weeast

    17 Mattey Boyer Brendan Buss Amy Hettel

    18

    19 Dawson Frable Diane Giavanni

    Kyle Hettel John Roberts Calia Wilgus

    20 Max Lawson

    21 Karen Evans

    Ruth Getz

    22 Tricia Getz Dolly Rufe

    Phyllis Smith Katie Wilgus

    23 Sandra Groller Jamie Itterly

    24

    25 Kelly DeHaven

    John Fairall Brenton Jacobsen

    26

    27 Eliana Koehler Annie Schneck

    28 Vivian Berhel

    Bill Bonatz James Mammana

    29 Donald Bortz Roxanne Rutt

    30 Diane Flyte

    31

    2019 January Happy Birthday

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    In Service of St. Peter's January 2019

    Acolytes and Crucifers January 6 8:00AM – Holly Larsen 10:15AM – Eliana Koehler & Owen Miller January 13 8:00AM – Alex Predmore 10:15AM – Griffin Porter & Callie Schneck January 20 8:00AM – Robert Tollinger 10:15AM – Emma Toth & Ellianna Wallbillich January 27 8:00AM – Jacob Wolf 10:15AM – Braydon Bowie & Bethany Druckenmiller

    Altar Flower Committee Doris Brewer & Fran Eckert

    Altar Flower Sponsors January 6 – OPEN January 13 – OPEN January 20 – OPEN January 27 – OPEN

    Altar Guild January 6 8:00AM – Robin Hahn, Barb Hampton, Cindy Witkowski, Kelly Woolley 10:15AM – Kathleen Campbell, Tammy Lawson, Patti Williams January 13 8:00AM – Randa Barabas, Vivian Dawe, Sue Irwin, Pat Voigt 10:15AM – Sarah Brewer, Linda Heller, Micki Houser, Barb Sanders January 20 8:00AM – Robin Hahn, Barb Hampton, Cindy Witkowski, Kelly Woolley 10:15AM – Kathleen Campbell, Tammy Lawson, Patti Wil