Worship Service 9:45 AM
Sunday School (All Ages) 10:45 AM
Prayer & Bible Study (Wednesday) 7:00 PM
Hymnsing (1st Sunday of every month) 6:00 PM
Statement of Faith
(1) We believe in one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28.19; John 10.30; Acts 5.3-4; 2 Cor. 13.14)
(2) We believe in Jesus Christ as the pre-incarnate, Divine, Son of God, manifested in the flesh; conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, as true God and true man. (Matt. 1.18-25; John 1.1-34; Col. 2.9; Heb. 1.1-3.
(3) We believe in the sinless life of Jesus Christ, His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection from the dead, and His ascension to the right hand of the Father to intercede for the believers. (Rom. 5.8-9; 1 Cor. 15.1-4; 2 Cor. 5.21; Heb. 1.1-3; Heb. 7.25; 1 Pet. 1.18-19; 2.24)
(4) We believe in the imminent, personal, and pre-millenial return of Jesus Christ to meet His own in the air upon their bodily resurrection or translation, and in His visible return to earth to set up His millennial reign. (Matt. 24.44; John 14.1-3; Acts 1.9-11; 1 Thess. 4.13-18; Rev. 19.11-16; 20.4)
(5) We believe in the personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit and in His work to convict of sin, to regenerate, indwell, and empower the believer. (John 3.3-6; 16.7-8, 13-14; Rom. 8.11; 1 Cor. 6.19)
(6) We believe that the Bible—the original manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments being verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit—is the infallible Word of God, a Divine revelation, and the only and final authority of faith and life. (2 Tim. 3.16-17; 2 Pet. 1.20-21)
(7) We believe in the reality and personality of Satan, the adversary of God, who will ultimately be cast into eternal punishment. (Eph. 6.11-12; Rev. 20.1-3, 7-10)
(8) We believe that man was created by God in His image, but fell into sin, thus all are sinners by birth and by willful choice. (Gen. 1.26-27; Ps. 51.5; Rom. 3.23; 5.12-21; Eph. 2.1-3)
(9) We believe a true Christian is one who has been saved from the guilt and penalty of sin by accepting salvation as the gift of God’s grace, through faith in the blood sacrifice, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Rom. 3.24-26; Eph. 2.8-9)
(10) We believe in the bodily resurrection of all; the saved to everlasting blessedness, and the unsaved , who have never accepted Jesus Christ, to final judgment and everlasting, conscious punishment. (1 Cor. 15; 1 Thess. 4.16-18; Rev. 20)
(11) We believe that the organized church should be composed of members who testify of having personal salvation by acceptance of Jesus Christ, thus being born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit; and endeavoring, by the grace of God, to live a life honoring to God and as witnesses unto the Gospel of Jesus Christ, both personally and through support of those spreading the Gospel throughout the world. (John 1.12-13; Acts 1.8; Eph. 1.12-14; 4.30-32; 1 Pet. 2.11-12)
(12) We believe in the practice of the ordinance of water baptism as a public testimony of the individual believer’s union by faith with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Matt. 28.19-20; Rom. 6.3-5)
(13) We believe in the practice of observing the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper as a memorial in remembrance of the death of Jesus Christ until He comes. (1 Cor. 11.23-29)
From the mouth
The first Saucon Meetinghouse was a log structure built in 1735 by early German Mennonite settlers who came to the “New World” seeking religious freedom. The name Saucon came from the Indian work “sawkink” or “sakink” which means “mouth of the creek”. This was supposedly the name of a large Indian village.
Tradition has it that a dozen or more Saucon Indians participated in worship at the meetinghouse. They placed their bows and arrows on the ground outside while attending the services. An unmarked Indian burial mound is part of the cemetery.
Not one but two
The current sanctuary was built in 1841. It had two separate entrance doors for men and women and was heated by two wood stoves.
In 1919, electricity was installed and by 1922, an iron fence was placed around the cemetery. In 1954, men of the congregation hand dug a basement under the sanctuary to create room for a Sunday School.
In 1999, a large addition was built which expanded the facilities. It included a church office, enlarged foyer, Sunday School rooms, and a fellowship room in the basement.
During construction, the old, original threshold stone to the cemetery gate was discovered and removed from the ground to be cleaned and repositioned in the porch to the new entrance.
As in the past, with present Pastor Stephen Strunk, preaching and teaching is soundly based in the Bible – the infallible Word of God. The fact that God loves you and offers unconditional forgiveness because of Jesus’ death on Calvary is the Bible’s good news we hope everyone will here and receive.