Book Cover

The Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, January 13th 2022 at 7pm in the Chapel. The book being discussed is “Clementine: The Life Of Mrs. Winston Churchill” by Sonia Purnell.

“By Winston Churchill’s own admission, victory in the Second World War would have been “impossible without her.” Until now, however, the only existing biography of Churchill’s wife, Clementine, was written by her daughter. Sonia Purnell finally gives Clementine her due with a deeply researched account that tells her life story, revealing how she was instrumental in softening FDR’s initial dislike of her husband and paving the way for Britain’s close relationship with America. It also provides a surprising account of her relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt and their differing approaches to the war effort.

Born into impecunious aristocracy, the young Clementine was the target of cruel snobbery. Many wondered why Winston married her, but their marriage proved to be an exceptional partnership. Beautiful and intelligent, but driven by her own insecurities, she made his career her mission. Any real consideration of Winston Churchill is incomplete without an understanding of their relationship, and Clementine is both the first real biography of this remarkable woman and a fascinating look inside their private world.” (summary from

All are invited to come.

14 January 2022 – (A day after the book club zoom meeting.)

The book club group had a lively discussion about how many things outlined in many ways were unbelievable how one may adhere to the war efforts forced upon everyone and in many ways raises thought on the situations of today on our lives. Also how the changing social interaction of today are vastly different, represented by the lack of sending letters to waiting for messages to popup at our fingertips.Book was a little long for some or a topic not of interest.

But the group is happy to see faces and hear voices, incarcerated by pandemic mannerisms. All are looking forward to the next club activities. 🙂

inside view of church aisle decorated with Christmas greens

St Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church Council has decided that due to the COVID-19 Virus and the need to keep everyone separated, not to have a Christmas Eve Service.

Pastor Hammer, the supply pastor for St Luke, has offered for any and all to attend the Christmas Eve Worship Service at St Paul Penryn for a early evening service at 6:30pm. If space becomes a challenge, the service will cascade out into the yard around the church. The extra worship service area may even have a few bond fires to provide a little heat.

St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
1258 Newport Rd
Penryn, PA 17564

If you happen to have any questions, please contact the church office. Have an enjoyable time remembering the birth of the Christ Child.

A brief update on Warmth for Winter which is in full swing right now. Clothing and blankets/pillows are being sorted for distribution to folks who need some extra warmth this winter.  We work with folks from the food programs, with families from the ELCO School District, and anyone in the community who has signed up for the program.  St. Luke’s WELCA (Women of the ELCA)Women of the ELCA is pitching in with blankets and pillows, and even the local Scout group has volunteered to participate.  Distribution is starting the first weekend of December, and will continue as long as the supply of blankets lasts.  Those who want to contribute but are not able to shop can donate funds for the purchase of items. The program last year reached some 100 people in the Eastern Lebanon County area, and it looks to be a bit larger this year—spreading Warmth from the heart throughout the community!