News and Worship Notes for February 26 – theportonline

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The Choir of the United Church of Christ of St. John’s Choir will sing Gwyneth Walker’s “Dazzling as the Sun” at the 10:15 a.m. service on Feb. 27. All worshipers are asked to wear a mask inside all church buildings. Later service is available on the St. John’s website, Facebook page and YouTube channel: The church is located at 500 W. Main St., Lansdale. Everyone is welcome! Call 215-855-5489 or visit

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales, celebrates Sunday, February 27 with a Zoom service at 9:30 a.m. and in-person indoor services in the sanctuary with communion at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Contact the church office 215-699-4604 for the Zoom link. All are welcome who are comfortable inside; follow CDC guidelines and wear a mask until further notice. The Sunday school and youth group will be in Fellowship Hall at 10:30 a.m. Ash Wednesday March 2, the service will be live in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. Please hide. Jazz Vespers will be at the sanctuary on Sunday, March 6 at 6 p.m. All are invited. Mandatory masks. The Friperie is open. Come shop Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A large number of parking spaces are available. The entrance is on the corner of Church and Second streets in North Wales.

St. Anne’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1545 Easton Road, Warrington, takes over “Pierogy Wednesdays”. Call starting at 8:30 a.m. at 215-343-9809 and speak to a kitchen employee to place your order. Voicemail messages will not be honored. Pickup is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cheese Potatoes $9/dozen. Note: Due to the loss of volunteer help, we will stop taking calls once orders have all been fulfilled.

Grace Lutheran Church, 40 N. Main St., Hatfield, and Pastor Nancy M. Raabe will usher in the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday with services Wednesday, March 2 at noon and 7:30 p.m. Both include the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. Midweek Lenten services on the next five Wednesdays are also at 7:30 p.m.; From your contemplative, they will echo the themes of the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15 and seek a deeper understanding of sin, what it means to be lost, and how hope can be redefined. Sunday services remain in person at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with the 10:30 a.m. service streamed live from the church’s YouTube channel and website,, and Sunday school is held in person from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Weekday services on Facebook Live continue, with Morning Prayer every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 10 a.m. and Compline (Night Prayer) at 8 p.m. on Mondays. Locate them, along with links to Sunday services, at For more information, call the church at 215-855-4676 or email [email protected]

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church PC (USA), 837 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale: Please join us live in our sanctuary or for our live online services via Zoom with an internet-enabled device or by phone. Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. and our worship service is at 8:30 a.m. For web links or dial-in numbers, please visit our website at Our weekly in-house and online Bible study takes place on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Our adult forum meets online via Zoom on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. For web links or activity call numbers, please email [email protected] or call the church office at 215-699-9159.

Harleysville Holy Spirit (Episcopal) Church, 2871 Barndt Road on the corner of Sumneytown Pike, Upper Salford, is holding in-person communion services at 8am and 10.15am on Sundays, with Covid protocols requiring the wearing of mask. The church will also continue to live stream the 10:15 a.m. communion services on Sundays on the church website and Facebook page, Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville. Lenten Compline services are provided on Zoom at 8 p.m. Thursday. Services are led by the Reverend Kathy Andonian, Rector, assisted by staff, parish members and choir. On Ash Wednesday, March 2, the church will offer communion services at noon and 7:30 p.m., with imposition of ashes available. The church will also be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for prayer.

Saint Mary’s Church, 40 Spring Mount Road, Schwenksville, will sponsor Friday dinners during Lent beginning March 4 from 4-7 p.m., continuing the tradition of “sit-down” or “take-out” Lenten dinners at Saint Mary Hedge Hall. Menu items include a fried fish platter (2 pieces), meatless spaghetti with buttered bread and grilled cheese in addition to weekly crab specials on 3/4, 3/18 and 4/1 and salmon baked 3/11 and 3/25. Meals for adults include a choice of two sides – fries, coleslaw, green salad or meatless spaghetti, a drink and a homemade dessert. Meals for children (under 12) are also available, including meatless spaghetti with buttered bread, a small platter of fried fish (1 piece) or grilled cheese. All children’s meals include a choice of a side — fries, coleslaw, green salad or meatless spaghetti, a drink and a homemade dessert. Children 3 and under are free. Online payment options with curbside pickup available; call 610-287-8156 for more information.

Easter food orders: Please call Presentation of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church at 215-362-9599. Clearly leave your name and phone number to receive a reminder to confirm your order of Pierogi, Kielbasa, Nut Rolls and Paska for Easter. Orders are accepted until March 20. Church pickup is April 9 from 1-3 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, will host a Cross+Gen “DIY Slow-in-a-Bag” event on February 27, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Hyson Hall. Please come pick up a variety of Lenten-themed activities for families and individuals to do at home, from making pretzels to making a “Pray, Fast, Give” chart. Everyone is welcome. A Drive-Thru Fastnacht will take place on Tuesday, March 1 from 7-8 p.m. Get ready for Lent by picking up your individual bag of delicious free donuts. March 2 is Ash Wednesday. Trinity has three options: come and receive the ashes in person at Lansdale station 6-8 a.m. before work; worship at noon, or at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary, or live broadcast from your home at 7:30 p.m.

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