Upcoming Worship Services

As most of you know, a group from GPC will be traveling to Iona, Scotland for a spiritual pilgrimage. The group leaves on June 24th and returns on July 4th. Following this trip, both Pastor Todd and Pastor Margaret will be taking vacation.

Session has adjusted the worship schedule as such:

On Sunday, June 30th at 10 am worship will be led by Rev. Laura Colley, from Broad Street Ministry.

On Sunday, July 7th at 10 am worship will be led by Mark Fifer. Normally we would celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of the month but Session has authorized the Lord’s Supper to be celebrated on Sunday, July 14th instead.

For Pastoral Care, Bruce MacCullough will be covering while Pastors Todd and Margaret are away. If you need to reach Bruce contact him at 267-280-3686.

Prayers for the Week of June 17th

Prayers for travel mercies for those journeying to Iona

Prayers for Veronica as she journeys out West.

Prayers of support for Devon who is pregnant and on bed rest.

Prayers for comfort for the Gibson family as they mourn the passing of Brian’s father.

Prayers of healing for John who is suffering from brain cancer.

Prayers of healing for Tyler who has been hospitalized.

Prayers of joy for the latest confirmation class at GPC.

Interfaith Hospitality Network: volunteers needed

Our next week of volunteering with the Interfaith Hospitality Network is coming up June 23-30.
Please have a look to see if you are able to volunteer for any of the remaining spots for this week.
Volunteer opportunities include helping prepare dinner and eating with the families from 6-8 pm, staying overnight from 8 pm – 6 am, or helping to take down the beds on the final day.
The families will be staying at Beth David, and we volunteer alongside members of Beth David.
This has been an incredible opportunity to be in relationship not only with these families who are experiencing homelessness but also with our neighbors at Beth David.

Sunday Worship Time

This Sunday, June 16th, we switch to our summer worship schedule and worship at 10 am. Please make note of this change.

At worship this Sunday, we will be confirming our latest Confirmation Class so please plan to come and support the newest members of our community.

Calendar and Birthdays


Tuesday, June 11th:

10 am Bible Study: Book of Israel Chapter 22

Wednesday, June 12th:

Noon: Rally in Harrisburg for Full Funding for Education

Thursday, June 13th:

7 pm Women’s Book Club

Sunday, June 16th:

10 am Worship with Confirmation: Pastor Todd Stavrakos preaching

Sermon Title: Breaking all the molds


Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31 Does not wisdom call? I was present at the beginning of creation.

John 16:12–15 Jesus says: The Spirit will guide you; all that the Father has is mine.


June 13th:

Barbara Frazer

June 15th:

Sara Hudson

Prayers for the Week of June 10th

Prayers for William as he recovers from several surgeries.

Prayers of support for Ryan as he continues to struggle.

Prayers of comfort and strength to Helen who continues to struggle with transition from life at The Village.

Prayers of strength for all those who are persecuted.

Prayers for high school students as they prepare for and take finals.

Payers for the health of Pete.

Prayers of joy for Nancy and her recovery.

Prayers for Veronica as she journeys out west.

Prayers for fair funding for education

The Spirit and Defragmentation

Sermon:   The Spirit and Defragmentation


Genesis 11:1–9 At the tower of Babel, the Lord confuses the languages of the earth.

 Acts 2:1–21 On the day of Pentecost, God pours out the Spirit upon the earth.