CHURCH NEWS

The Boyertown Area Times - - RELIGION -

Shep­herd of the Hills Church 527 Hoff­mansville Road, Bech­telsville. Sun­day Jan. 8: Sanc­tity of Life Sun­day will be ob­served.. Michael Cic­co­cioppo, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Penn­syl­va­nia Pro-Life Fed­er­a­tion will be speak at morn­ing ser­vices.

Boy Scouts: meet Mon­day at 7 p.m. Cub Scouts: meet Thurs­day at 7 p.m.

AA groups: meet at the church on Wed­nes­days at 8 p.m., Thurs­days at 12:15 p.m. and Satur­days at 10 a.m. Al Anon meets in the church on Tues­days at 8 p.m.

Trin­ity Lutheran Church, Bech­telsville Rev. Eu­gene C. Zaiser, Pas­tor 1749 S. Main Street, Bech­telsville, PA 19505 Trin­ity’s events for the up­com­ing week:

Sun­day Wor­ship: On Jan. 8, The Bap­tism of Our Lord; 9 a.m. Sun­day School, 10:15 a.m, Wor­ship Ser­vice, the Wor­ship As­sis­tants will be Greeters: Howard & Waynette Shafer, Ush­ers: Jan­ice Sheetz, Kurt Yescav­age, Bill & Pat Brensinger, Acolyte: Matt Esz, Cru­cifer: Billy Ray Pearce, Lec­tor: Jen­nifer Mac­Don­ald, Nurs­ery: Sharon Ren­ninger. and 6:p.m. Con­fir­ma­tion Class Jan. 8: En­core pre­sen­ta­tion of our Christ­mas Cantata Sun­day, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. Jan. 9: 6 p.m. Re­move Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, -6:30 p.m., Boy Scouts Jan. 10: -6: 30 p.m. Cub Scouts, 7 p.m. Coun­cil meet­ing.

Jan. 11: Se­nior Choir Prac­tice, 10 a.m., 7:30 p.m. Wor­ship & Mu­sic Meet­ing

Jan. 14: 8-11 a.m. , Mis­sion Trip Pan­cake Break­fast. For more in­for­ma­tion: please check out our web­site: www.trin­i­ty­bech.com

Boy­er­town Men­non­ite Church 275 Mill St., Boy­er­town Pas­tor Nel­son Shenk Wor­ship: Ev­ery Sun­day morn­ing we have Sun­day School classes for all ages from 9-10 a.m., and wor­ship at 10 a.m.

Sun­day ser­mons: can be heard at http://boy­er­town­men­non­itechurch.org/ by click­ing on “Au­dio of Ser­vices”. We love hav­ing visi­tors so come check us out. We can be reached at 610-369-1974 or email at bmc19512@ya­hoo.com

St. Luke Lutheran Church 35 Wil­son Ave. Gil­bertsville Jan. 8 Wor­ship: the Bap­tism of the Lord! The ser­vice be­gins at 9:30, a.m. Com­mu­nion will be cel­e­brated. The Sr. Choir will sing, “O’er the River Jordan,” by Haas. On Tues­day evening: the Cherub Choir will re­hearse at 6:30, p.m. The Com­mu­nity Cloth­ing Rack: will be open for drop-off from 1-4 p.m. on Wed­nes­day. Please re­mem­ber to come to the lower level of the build­ing, and en­ter through the door on the far right of the build­ing. Hand­bell Choir: will re­hearse at 6:30, p.m. on Wed­nes­day evening, and Sr. Choir at 7:30, p.m. Con­gre­ga­tion Coun­cil: will meet at 6:45, p.m. on Thurs­day night.

Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church, Route 73 and Neif­fer Road, Obelisk

Wor­ship: The Rev. Paul Chap­man will con­duct the 8 a.m. Holy Com­mu­nion and the 10:15 a.m. Wor­ship Ser­vice. Mem­bers par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 8 a.m. Holy Com­mu­nion Ser­vice: David Sem­mens, Head Usher; John Rose, Sr., John Rose, Jr., Greeters; and Smoky Panepinto, As­sist­ing Min­is­ter. Mem­bers par­tic­i­pat­ing at the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice are: Nel­son Swart­ley, Head Usher; Eve Gehringer, Madi­son Gehringer, Greeters; Her­man Rose, Dawn Sekel­lick, Ush­ers; Ali­son Huff­man, Acolyte, and Lori Ferguson, Reader. St. Luke’s Knit­ting Group: will meet in the Wel­come Cen­ter on Tues­day, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Hand­i­capped fa­cil­i­ties: are avail­able. Saint Luke’s web­site: is www.stlukeslutheran.church.

St. Joseph’s Hill Lutheran Church Koch Road and Franklin Street in Pike Town­ship Jan. 8: Bap­tism of Our Lord; Praise Band and In­ter­preter at 10 a.m. Wor­ship at 7:45 & 10 a.m. Sun­day School for all

ages: in­clud­ing Con­fir­ma­tion, be­gins with an open­ing at 8:45 am in the nave.

Jan. 11: Mu­sic and Meal Min­istry (MMM) - for chil­dren K- 6; meal at 5:30 p.m., Ju­nior Choir re­hearsal at 6pm, Beth­le­hem Choir at 6:30 p.m.; Se­nior Choir at 7:30 p.m.

Web­site: at www. stjosephshill.com for a cal­en­dar of events, his­tory, a pas­tor’s page, and Day Care and Pre-School info. Pas­tor Jeff Od­gren’s email: jwod­gren@ptd.net Church of­fice phone 610-3690990. Cal­vary United Church of Christ 1231 Route 100 Barto, PA 19504 610-652-5023 cal­varyucc@gmail.com Wor­ship Sun­day Jan. 8: 9 a.m. Sun­day School and at 10:15 a.m. for Epiphany Holy Com­mu­nion wor­ship ser­vice led by Pas­tor

Linda.

Face­book: Ev­ery­day Pas­tor Linda will have a post of in­spi­ra­tion! You can find us on Face­book by search­ing Cal­vary United Church of Christ-Barto. The church is lo­cated at 1231 Route 100 about a 2 miles south of Bally. Visi­tors are al­ways wel­come. The church is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble. The church web­site is www.cal­varyuc­cbarto.org

Christ Lutheran Church 222 Niantic Road Barto, PA 19504

Wor­ship: the Bap­tism of Our Lord on Sun­day, Jan. 8, at the 7:45 a.m. and 10:15a.m. ser­vices. Pas­tor Ed Nei­der­hiser, sup­ply pas­tor for the morn­ing, will lead the con­gre­ga­tion in a ser­vice of Holy Com­mu­nion and Bless­ing of the Prayer Shawls. Be­sides de­liv­er­ing the ser­mon, Pr. Nei­der­hiser will also be our guest speaker for the morn­ing. Con­fir­ma­tion Class will be held at 9 a.m. Sun­day School will not be held on this Sun­day, but in its place a cof­fee hour will be held at 9 a.m. in the par­lor. Those min­is­ter­ing at the 7:45 a.m. ser­vice are: Acolyte; Evan Shade, Cross Bearer; Braden Bart­man, Lec­tor; Charles Orner, Com­mu­nion As­sist; Bar­bara Faust and Greeters/Ush­ers; Charles Orner and Terry Flicker. Those min­is­ter­ing at the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice are: Acolyte; Ben Deery, Cross Bearer; Danny Knaub, Lec­tor; Bob Heydt, Com­mu­nion As­sist; Linda Quinn and Greeters/ Ush­ers; Matt and Jake Knaub. Jan. 6: At 1 p.m. on Fri­day, the Good Grief sup­port group will gather in the par­lor. Con­tact the church of­fice dur­ing those hours for as­sis­tance or if a pas­toral emer­gency and the pas­tor on call will be con­tact or num­ber will be recorded on the an­swer­ing ma­chine.

Jan. 9: the Prop­erty Com­mit­tee will meet in room B at 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 10: at 6:30 p.m., the Daisy/Brownie Troops will meet in the so­cial hall for a meet­ing. The Fi­nance Com­mit­tee will meet in room B at 7:00 p.m.

Jan. 11: . Mu­tual Min­istry will meet at 6 p.m, The Bell Choir will re­hearse at 6:30 p.m. fol­lowed by the Se­nior Choir re­hears­ing at 7:30 p.m. Web­site: www.christ­ni­antic.com for more news and in­for­ma­tion about the church and up­com­ing events. Huff’s Union Church Here­ford Town­ship Pas­tor Jane M. Kropa Jan. 7: - 5 p.m. - Epiphany

Din­ner Jan. 8: wor­ship is at 8 and 10:30. Adult Sun­day School is at 9:15. Sun­day School is at 10:30

Jan. 8: PA Dutch Longswamp New Year’s Wish.

Jan. 9: 7 p.m. - Union Coun­cil Meet­ing

Jan. 10: 7:30 p.m. - Bell Choir Web­site: www.huff­schurch.com ,Of­fice 610845-2626 Jan. 8 Longswamp PA Dutch New

Year’s Wish: in­clud­ing ad­di­tional lively mu­sic will be part of the Jan­uary 8 wor­ship ser­vice at 10: a.m. at Huff’s Union Church, 540 Con­rad Road, Al­bur­tis. Led by Michael and Linda Hertzog, the wish asks for God’s bless­ing on all mem­bers of the house­hold, and moves into mu­sic to cel­e­brate the New Year. All wel­come to cel­e­brate with us.

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