Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA
Come Worship With Us!
Effective November 4, 2020 ....
Building Closure of UPG and St. John's.
Live streaming of services will continue;
see below for worship schedule.
(Click here for more information.)
October 24, 2020.
It is with great pleasure that we share with you that this past weekend
the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod elected a new Bishop who will begin
his ministry among us on January 1, 2021. We thank Bishop Samuel R. Zeiser for his incredibly faithful ministry among us as our bishop for
the past 12 years. We look forward to sharing ministry with Bishop
elect Christopher deForest. (Click for bio.)
Saturday worship will be live streamed
UPG Facebook starting at 4:45 PM
here for UPG Facebook◄
November 21st from LOC
(Click here for instructions for
Remote Holy Communion.)
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Future live streamed
November 28th from St. John's
December 5th from St. Peter's
December 12th from LOC
December 19th from St. John's
See "General Announcement"
below for link to Saturday services.
Recordings are uploaded to YouTube
and available by Sunday
(Click here for YouTube links.)
open/access the following:
Jerry's "Just for You"
'Till We Meet Again! Newsletter
Please Consider Online Giving:
How to Use GivePlus Mobile
Bear Creek Camp
Prayer List/Prayers/Scripture Journal
Coffee & Conversation with Pastor (Mon)
Bible Study with Readings
Work. Our Hands.
Mat Ministry -- SOS!!
Update re: Water Well
Thrivent Get Involved Virtually:
"Make a Difference from Afar"
to help your community
Series of articles by Donna Musselman
PA Department of Health website
City of Bethlehem website
St. John's Windish closed its building in March for all activities, including
worship, due to the pandemic. In-person worship resumed in October,
but was discontinued again (due to pandemic) with the closure of the
building on November 4.
click here for letter with more information. Until the building
reopens, please join us for a live stream worship at 4:45 pm
United Proclamation of the Gospel Facebook
page. Other information will be posted on this site and on our
Please check out Carol Henn's daily devotions and daily prayers for 12
noon and 7 pm on our
Please contact Pastor Suzanne via phone
(610-217-1375) or email
Stay healthy and wash your hands!
Cookbooks - order - make great gifts!
- Daily Devotions
Worship Assistants Schedule
- N/A at this time
New Member Information
* Note: video might not play on older versions of
Rev. Suzanne M. Trump, Pastor
St. John's Mission Statement:
Witnessing God's Love
through Generous Living
Meter parking in effect until 9 PM.
Use parking lot for evening activities.
Accessible bathroom facilities
Large print worship materials
Individual amplification systems
A sincere thank
you to the members of the UPG
for their support of the 2020
Bethlehem Area CROP Hunger
Walk. This was the 36th annual
event and our members raised
over $1,400. A special thank you
goes out to the walkers this
year: Penny Weiss, Cindy Kemp,
Karen Favinger, Donna Macaravitz,
Bev Piszel and Helga Rimonneau -
it was one unusual year.
Calls of Compassion & Caring "CCC" Ministry: More
Calls of Compassion and Caring “CCC” Ministry –
This exciting ministry was formed during the 2020 pandemic. A
faithful group of volunteers regularly call all members of the
UPG/St. John’s Windish congregations simply to “check in” with
their sisters and brothers in Christ and to see if there is
anyway that the community may be of assistance. If you would
like to participate in this rewarding ministry, please call one
of the church offices.
Jr Sr Team App
(Click for details)
Group Save the Dates
(Click for details)
Founded in 1910 by
from a region of what is now modern day
Slovenia in the former
Bethlehem, this ethnic group is known as "Windish".
"Steeples and Steel"
Cancelled 2020 due to pandemic
"Steeples and Steel", the song
by Bill Valenti and Susan L. Vitez
video at St. John's *
May 10, 2015
(Click to view)