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Announcements for the week of February 16-22, 2020

Sunday February 16:
9:00 am - Sunday School for Children & Youth
10:00 am - Worship
11:00 am - Fellowship Time
11:00 am - Fishing Derby Meeting

Monday February 17:
10:00 am - Bible Study
6:30 pm - Worship Team Meeting
6:30 pm - Trustees Meeting

Wednesday February 19:
7:00 pm - Choir Rehearsal

Thursday February 20:
6:30 pm - Finance Team Meeting

Saturday February 22:
9:00 am - Exercise @ Countryside

Upcoming Events:
February 26 - Ash Wednesday
February 27 - Church Council meeting (6:30 pm)
February 29 - Fellowship Hall Rented
March 7 - Fellowship Hall Rented
March 8 - Daylight Saving Time starts
March 9 - Trustees Meeting (6:30 pm)
March 10 - Warm Hugs (9 am)
March 12 - Mission Team Meeting (6:30 pm)
March 14 - Spring Pizza Sale
March 16 - Worship Team Meeting (6:30 pm)
March 26 - Church council Meeting (6:30 pm)
April 3 - Egg Filling
April 11 - Easter Egg Hunt
April 12 - Easter Sunday
April 24-25 - Spring Rummage Sale
May 16 - Spring Chicken BBQ


Fishing Derby
Have you helped with Countryside’s Annual Fishing Derby in the past? Are you interested in helping out this year? If you answered YES to either of these questions, then you are invited to attend a brief organizational meeting following worship on Sunday, February 16.


Spring Pizza Sale
Countryside’s Spring Pizza Sale will be held on Saturday, March 14.  Cost is $10 for plain, $12 for pepperoni, both with or without onion.  All orders need to be in by Sunday, March 8th at 8 PM. Pay when you pick up between 11 AM & 1 PM on the 14th.  Order forms are available in the bulletin and on the reception table.  You can also order by email at: or call  570-586-9092.


Key Fobs Available
Key Fobs are available in the church office for EVERYONE who attends Countryside, not just for members. We lock the doors of the church to create a safe and secure place for all who attend. The locked doors are not meant to keep anyone out. You can pick up a fob in the church office. There is a $10.00 deposit which will be returned if you decide to return your fob at any time.


Book Club
The next meeting of the Susan Duncan Book Club will be on February 24 at 7 pm at the home of Holly Ostopick.  The book we will be discussing will be The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf. The Weight of Silence is a tense and profoundly emotional story of a parent's worst nightmare, told with compassion and honesty. Heather Gudenkauf skillfully weaves an explosive tale of suspense and ultimately, the healing power of love. Beautifully written, compassionately told, and relentlessly suspenseful. Any questions, please contact Anne Mecca at


Church Cancellations
During the winter months, information about church closings will be distributed by email and posted on Facebook and our church website. You can also call the church office at 570-587-3206 any time, day or night, for a recorded message about worship service and other event cancellations. Contact the church office to be added to the email distribution list:


Exercise Classes at Countryside
Free Beginner Exercise classes. All ages and levels welcome. 
9 am - Indoor Walking (light weight optional)
10 am - Beginner yoga. 


Announcement Deadline
Please submit any bulletin announcements or Prayer List updates before 12 pm on Thursday to be included in the following Sunday’s bulletin. Please email announcements to or call the office at (570) 587-3206.