“And He Told Them a Story”

A Lenten Series Featuring the Parables of Jesus

offered by the Pocono cluster of United Methodist Churches

All services begin at 7:00 PM

and include a time of fellowship after worship.

The offering from each night’s worship service will benefit

two worthy causes: camperships at Pocono Plateau

and our district mission project for Puerto Rico hurricane relief.



Ash Wednesday, February 14 at Stroudsburg UMC

547 Main St, Stroudsburg

Traditional Worship with Ashes and Communion

The Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24)

Preacher: Pastor Jim Todd


Wednesday, February 21 at East Stroudsburg UMC

83 S. Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg

Contemporary Worship (with a text-message sermon –

text your questions to the preacher in real time!)

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16)

Preacher: Pastor Bill Kuntze



Wednesday, February 28 at Cherry Lane UMC

Cherry Lane Church Rd & Cherry Lane, Tannersville

Healing & Anointing Service

Teacher of Parables, Healer of Diseases (Matthew 9:35-38)

Preacher: Pastor Paul Crikelair



Wednesday, March 7 at Cherry Valley UMC

1238 Kemmertown Rd, Stroudsburg

Centennial of Peace: A Service of the Hymns of World War I

The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)

Preacher: Pastor Bob Shank



Wednesday, March 14 at Faith UMC

1160 Clause Drive, Stroudsburg

Love Feast Service (with time for shared testimonies)

The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

Preachers: Pastors Nina Patton-Semerod and Candy LaBar


Wednesday, March 21 at Wooddale UMC

100 Barren Rd, East Stroudsburg

“The Best Part of Worship” Service

(come to discover what this “best part” is!)

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders (Matthew 7:24-27), The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-23), &

The Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:3-7)

Preachers: Pastors Dottie Stem,

Nina Patton-Semerod, and Candy LaBar