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EAST SWAMP CHURCH
E-BULLETIN

December 9, 2022

You're invited to a very special Sunday Morning experienceJINGLE JAM, a Christmas party big enough for the whole family! On December 18, both of our Sunday morning services will be a fun-filled experience for the whole family as we prepare for the celebration of the birth of our Savior. This service will have something for ALL ages, including hot cocoa and cookies afterwards. Please note there will be NO Children's Church this morning, just Nursery for our church family under age 3. Kids come to either service! No need to register....just come ready to have fun as we worship Jesus together!

PRAYER & PRAISES

- Pray for healing for Lou Arellano who is recovering from a procedure this week.
- Pray for Deb and Chris Hunsberger as they mourn the recent loss of Deb's cousin.

- Pray for the underserved and marginalized communities and for those who minister to them.
- Pray for those seeking employment and financial security.

- Pray for those who are currently battling or recovering from serious illnesses.

- Pray for those battling addiction, depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues which can be heightened during the holiday season.
- Pray for safety for our missionaries serving around the globe, especially for those serving areas of conflict.
- Pray for comfort and good health for Dot and Jim Breisch, Floyd and Betty Sharer, Betty Newhard, Kristin Schmidt, Mildred Bright, and others who are unable to join us each week.
- Praise God for the tremendous weekend of serving at the Quakertown Community Tree Lighting and Parents' Day Out and all of the volunteers who blessed so many others.


Click HERE to submit your prayer requests and praises!

STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

One very convenient method to send in your offering is to enroll in online giving, if you haven't already. CLICK this link for an easy-to-follow video for instructions. As always, we value your partnership in Vision SERVE, and you can click HERE to learn all the ways you can give!
The Christmas Season is here and we look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Greatest Gift, with our church family and community! Click HERE for more information and to let us know which one of our three services you are planning on attending. 

Please note: Because Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, there will be NO services that morning.
100% of this year’s Christmas Eve Offering will be split 50/50 to support Triple C Nursery School and East Swamp’s Campus Services Team.

Triple C – Help launch a NEW scholarship fund for families in need and add NEW Inside and outside playground/gym equipment, continuing to celebrate and support Triple C’s 50 years of God’s faithfulness to families of our community!

Campus Services – Help provide much needed NEW chairs in the Student Center and church exterior soffit/facia aluminum wrap, addressing two more of the Top 5 Campus Needs.

Please prayerfully consider participating in any of the following ways:
  • In-Person – at the Christmas eve and eve-eve services
  • Envelope – by using the designated Christmas envelope
  • Online – choose the Christmas option HERE
  • Text – "Christmas" dollar amount to 84321
  • By Mail – 2405 East Swamp Road. Quakertown, 18951
Thank you so much for your continued generosity this Christmas! Gifts postmarked by December 31 will go towards the 2022 calendar year for tax purposes.
There's still time to join us! Grab your rakes and tools and bring the family or your life group to help spruce up the ESC Campus TOMORROW, December 10  beginning at 8am. We'll tackle tasks in and around church then enjoy a lunch together. Click HERE to let us know you're coming!
We're getting ready to welcome our church family and our community to our Christmas Eve services! In order to do so we need lots of our wonderful volunteers. Click HERE to learn about how you and your family can help us welcome the people God brings through our doors this Christmas!
You're invited to join us for a special worship service celebrating the New Year on Sunday, January 1! We will meet at 10:30am ONLY. While our ESKids will be having a fun Pajama Party in Children's Church, the adults will be enjoying an informal, conversational time of sharing in the worship center about the gifts we receive and the gifts we're able to share.
Help us make our Sunday morning Jingle Jam Worship Services on December 18 extra special! We are looking for bakers to help provide Christmas cookies for us to serve alongside our hot chocolate. Click HERE to sign up!
Get into the Christmas spirit by enjoying the sounds of the Quakertown Community High School Varsity Singers! They'll be providing a FREE performance in ESC Worship Center Sunday, December 18 at 2:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided following the show.
For many years, ESC has helped provide much-needed baking supplies for the team at Crossroads Community Center in North Philadelphia. The children there make and sell homemade cookies to help fund registration costs for summer camp at Men-O-Lan. Our collection will occur in early February, however now is a good time to take advantage of holiday sales, avoid empty shelves, and stock up on those baking goods. Click HERE for a list of needed ingredients.
Beginning Tuesday, December 20, the intersection of Portzer Road and Old Bethlehem Pike will be closed completely until November 2023. PennDOT is constructing a new round-about in that area. Please plan your travels to campus accordingly and be alert for possible delays. Further details can be found HERE.

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

Happy Birthday to: 
Bob Moyer, Ella Sears, Kaylee Kratz, Caden Palmer, Doug Detweiler, and Teagan Young.
Happy Anniversary to: 
Dave & Karen Kratz.
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