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The Boyertown Area Times - - RELIGION -

Shep­herd of the Hills Church 527 Hoff­mansville Road, Bechtelsville. 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. 15, 2nd Sun­day af­ter the Epiphany-8:00 a.m., Con­tem­po­rary Wor­ship Ser­vice, 9:00 a.m., Sun­day School, 10:15 a.m, Wor­ship Ser­vice with Com­mu­nion, the Wor­ship As­sis­tants will be: Greeters: Karen Irey & Betty Moore, Ush­ers: Michael McGowan, Kay McGowan, Den­nis Scha­ef­fer, Ron Endy, Servers: Ruth Brooke & Bobby Esh­bach, Acolytes: Billy-Ray Pearce & Matt Esz, Cru­cifer: Ni­cole Kratz, Lec­tor: Bill Brensinger, Nurs­ery: Linda Brun­ner. Prayer Cir­cle Meet­ing fol­low­ing wor­ship

Jan. 16: 6:30 p.m., Boy Scouts Jan. 17: -6: 30 p.m. Cub Scouts Jan. 18: 6:30 p.m. Se­nior Choir Prac­tice Jan. 22: Con­gre­ga­tional meet­ing will be held im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing wor­ship. 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. 15 Wor­ship: the sec­ond Sun­day in Epiphany. The ser­vice be­gins at 9:30, a.m. Com­mu­nion will be cel­e­brated. The Sr. Choir will sing, “Arise and Shine!” by Parad­owski.

Tues­day evening: the Cherub Choir will re­hearse at 6:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day: Sr. Break­fast Group will meet Wed­nes­day morn­ing at Saville’s Diner, be­gin­ning at 8 a.m. Wed­nes­day evening: Hand­bell Choir will re­hearse at 6:30, p.m. on Wed­nes­day evening, and Sr. Choir at 7:30 p.m.

Thurs­day: Wor­ship and Mu­sic Com­mit­tee will meet Thurs­day night at 7 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: St. Luke’s Praise Ser­vice will be held in the Fel­low­ship Hall on Jan­uary 15 led by the praise band, Mes­sen­ger. The Rev. Paul Chap­man will con­duct the 8 a.m. Holy Com­mu­nion and the 10:15 a.m. Praise Ser­vice at Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church, Route 73 and Neif­fer Road, Obelisk. Mem­bers par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 8 a.m. Holy Com­mu­nion Ser­vice: David Sem­mens, Head Usher; Joyce Broth­ers, Spencer Broth­ers, Greeters; and Judy Huns­berger, As­sist­ing Min­is­ter. The Praise Band, Mes­sen­ger, con­sists of mem­bers Lance Brei­dor on bass, guitar, and key­board, Den­nis Faust on vo­cals and guitar, Gail Faust on vo­cals and key­board, Al Fink on guitar, Vicky Gaucker on vo­cals, Doug Kil­lough on vo­cals, bass, guitar, John Orr on bass, David Sem­mens on banjo, and Bob Gehringer on drums. Mem­bers par­tic­i­pat­ing at the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice are: Nel­son Swart­ley, Head Usher; Allyson Brei­dor, Sue Fretz, Greeters; JoAnne Mur­ray, Alex Sam­sel, Ush­ers; Sarah Heller, Power Point, and Allyson Brei­dor, Reader. Free Com­mu­nity Din­ner: Thurs­day, Jan. 19 in the Fel­low­ship Hall from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the din­ner a well­ness sem­i­nar, led by Pas­tor Paul Chap­man, will be held. 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. 15: 2nd Sun­day af­ter Epiphany, In­ter­preter deaf and hard of hear­ing at 10 a.m. Wor­ship at 7:45and 10 a.m. Sun­day School for all

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

Jan. 18: Mu­sic and Meal Min­istry (MMM) - for chil­dren K- 6; meal at 5:30 p.m., Ju­nior Choir re­hearsal at 6 p.m., Beth­le­hem Choir at 6:30 p.m.; Se­nior Choir at 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 22: 3rd Sun­day af­ter Epiphany, Holy Com­mu­nion

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. 15: 9 a.m. Sun­day School and at 10:15 a.m. for a Heal­ing and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion wor­ship ser­vice led by Pas­tor Linda. This is an op­por­tu­nity to seek whole­ness in our lives, whole­ness which comes from God.

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 Sec­ond Sun­day af­ter Epiphany on Sun­day, Jan. 15, at the 7:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. ser­vices. Pas­tor Matt Ol­likainen will lead the con­gre­ga­tion in the wor­ship ser­vice, present the ser­mon and also the Chil­dren’s ser­mon. Con­fir­ma­tion Class will be held at 9:00 a.m. Sun­day School will be held in the var­i­ous rooms of the church base­ment at 9:00 a.m. Those min­is­ter­ing at the 7:45 a.m. ser­vice are: Acolyte; Erik Ol­likainen, Lec­tor; Sue Hoff­man, Greeters/Ush­ers; Stephen and Sandy Hoff­man. Those min­is­ter­ing at the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice are: Acolyte; Emily Fran­cisco, Lec­tor; Holly Fran­cisco, and Greeters/Ush­ers; Holly Fran­cisco and Mike Ap­pold. There will be a cof­fee hour, hosted by the Strate­gic Mis­sion Team, fol­low­ing the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice to re­veal the church’s new “logo”.

Jan. 16: the of­fice will be closed in ob­ser­vance of Martin Luther King Day.

Jan. 17: at 6:30 p.m., the Daisy/Brownie Troops will meet in the so­cial hall for a meet­ing. The En­dow­ment com­mit­tee will meet in room B at 7 p.m.

Jan. 18: The Bell Choir will re­hearse at 6:30 p.m. fol­lowed by the Se­nior Choir re­hears­ing at 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 19: . The Prayer Shawl Min­istry will meet at 1 p.m. in the par­lor. The Ju­nior/Ca-

dette Girl Scouts will meet Thurs­day, at 6:30 p.m. in the so­cial hall. God on Tap at the Bally Ho­tel will be held also on that Thurs­day evening be­gin­ning at p.m.

Jan. 20: 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. 21: at 6:30 p.m., the F.U.N. com­mit­tee is host­ing Trivia Night in the so­cial hall.

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 Sun­day, Jan. 15: wor­ship is at 8 and 10:30. Adult Sun­day School is at 9:15. Sun­day School is at 10:30. Manna is at 9. Jan. 12: 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Se­nior Choir Jan. 12: 1 p.m. - Day Bell Choir. Jan. 16: 7p.m. - Wor­ship & Mu­sic Jan. 17: 7:30p.m. - Bell Choir

Web­site: www.huff­schurch.com ,Of­fice 610845-2626

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