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The Boyertown Area Times - - RELIGION -

Shep­herd of the Hills Church 527 Hoff­mansville Road, Bechtelsville.

The Montco-Berks Golden Age Club will meet at Shep­herd of the Hills Church on Thurs­day, Sept. 7, 2:00 p.m. The pro­gram will be Ken Hause­man on the pi­ano. Boy Scouts meet Mon­day at 7:00p.m. AA groups meet at the church on Wed­nes­days at 8:00 p.m., Thurs­days at 12:15 p.m. and Satur­days at 10:00 a.m. Al Anon meets in the church on Tues­days at 8:00 p.m.

Boy­er­town Men­non­ite Church 275 Mill St., Boy­er­town Pas­tor Nel­son Shenk

Ev­ery Sun­day morn­ing we have Sun­day School classes for all ages from 9-10 a.m., and wor­ship at 10 o’clock. We also have quilt­ing on the 2nd and 4th Wed­nes­days of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Sun­day ser­mons can be heard athttp://boy­er­town­men­non­ 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@ya­

St. Luke Lutheran Church 35 Wilson Ave. Gil­bertsville

On the thir­teenth Sun­day of Pen­te­cost, please join us at 9:30 a.m. for the ser­vice. Holy Com­mu­nion will be cel­e­brated. We will con­tinue our “Sim­ply Sum­mer” wor­ship, where we use the Ser­vice of Word and Prayer. A spe­cial wel­come to our good friend, Linc Noecker. Linc will be our mu­si­cian for the day in the ab­sence of Karen Huss. Due to the holiday week­end, “A Re­for­ma­tion – 500 Years of Cel­e­bra­tion” will not be held fol­low­ing the ser­vice. The class, led by Pas­tor Don Nice, Pas­tor Luther John­son, and Pas­tor MaryAnn Siefke, will re­sume Sept. 10. Back to the fall schedule! The Community Cloth­ing Rack will be open for drop off on Wed­nes­day from 9 a.m. un­til noon. Your co­op­er­a­tion is ap­pre­ci­ated in this im­por­tant community min­istry! On Wed­nes­day evening, the hand­bell choir will re­sume re­hearsals at 6:30 p.m., and the Se­nior Choir will re­hearse Wed­nes­day nights at 7:30 p.m. Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee will meet Thurs­day night at 6:30 p.m. School has re­sumed, please drive care­fully.

St. Joseph’s Hill Lutheran Church Koch Road and Franklin Street in Pike Town­ship

Wor­ship news: Septem­ber 3- 13th Sun­day after Pen­te­cost; Last Sun­day of the Sum­mer Schedule; Hymn Sing at 8:55, wor­ship at 9am; Holy Com­mu­nion, In­ter­preter. Septem­ber 10- 14th Sun­day after Pen­te­cost; Rally Sun­day-wor­ship ser­vices re­turn to 7:45 & 10am; Praise Band and In­ter­preter at 10am CHOIR IN­FOR­MA­TION: The Ju­nior Choir (grades 3-6) kick-off is Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6, 6-7pm; Se­nior Choir re­hearsals re­con­vene on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6, 7:30-8:30pm. Beth­le­hem Choir (K-2), be­gins on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 4 (time TBA). Chris­tian Ed­u­ca­tion News: Sum­mer Sun­day School con­tin­ues through Septem­ber 3 Rally Sun­day event- Septem­ber 10, 8:30am, Project for Safe Berks fol­low­ing morn­ing wor­ship Day Care News: - A 10% dis­count is avail­able for church fam­i­lies. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call 610-367-1980 or email Youth and Chil­dren News: - Duryea Day (Sept. 2)- vol­un­teers needed for break­fast and lunch prepa­ra­tion Other news: - Weight Loss group (TBMP)- next meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 30, 6pm - Oley Fair (Sept. 21-23)sign-up sheet for vol­un­teers is on the sign-up bul­letin board - Holy Land trip in Jan­uary 2018- for more info, please con­tact Rev. Caitlin Kurtz at pas­tor­ck­ - Sim­ply Giv­ing pro­gram now avail­able- pa­per reg­is­tra­tion forms at church, or on­line through a link on our Web­site - Our Fel­low­ship Hall is avail­able for event use. We can ac­com­mo­date bridal showers, baby showers, wed­ding an­niver­saries, birth­day par­ties, AA, NA, Weight Watch­ers, and more. Please call Jill, Church Sec­re­tary, at 610-369-0990 “Like” our Face­book pagewww.face­ St. Joseph’s is lo­cated at the in­ter­sec­tion of Koch Road and Franklin Street in Pike Town­ship (mail­ing ad­dress: 244 Koch Road, Boy­er­town, 19512). The build­ing is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble. All are wel­come to wor­ship and other events held at St. Joseph’s Hill. Please visit our web site at www. for a cal­en­dar of events, his­tory, a pas­tor’s page, and Day Care and Pre-School link. Pas­tor Jeff Od­gren’s email: pas­tor@ Church Of­fice email: sec­re­ Wor­ship times: Sum­mer Schedule in ef­fect, with one ser­vice at 9am, hymn sing at 8:55am. In­ter­preter for the deaf and hard of hear­ing nor­mally on 1st and 2nd Sun­days of the month. Sun­day School– Sum­mer schedule thru Septem­ber 3, with class for K- El­e­men­tary, after Chil­dren’s Chat in wor­ship. Reg­u­lar schedule will re­sume on Septem­ber 18, 8:45-9:45am. Church of­fice phone 610369-0990; fax 610-3690912; email at sec­re­tary@ Day Care and Pre-School phone 610-367-1980; email Wor­ship/ac­tiv­ity can­cel­la­tion info: call the church of­fice and wait for mes­sage, go on­line to, or check WBYN-FM, Boy­er­town.

Christ Lutheran Church 222 Niantic Road Barto, PA 19504

We in­vite you to join us on the Thir­teenth Sun­day after Pen­te­cost on Sun­day, Septem­ber 3, 2017 as we re­sume our nor­mal wor­ship ser­vice times of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. Rev. Matthew Ol­likainen will lead the con­gre­ga­tion in the wor­ship ser­vice of Holy Com­mu­nion, de­liver the mes­sage for the day and will present the chil­dren’s ser­mon. Spe­cial Mu­sic will be pre­sented, dur­ing the ser­vices, by Eileen Bokanyi. Sun­day School and Adult Sun­day School classes have con­cluded and will re­sume with a new pro­gram be­gin­ning in Oc­to­ber. Those min­is­ter­ing at the 7:45 a.m. ser­vice are: Acolyte; Erik Ol­likainen; Lec­tor; Char­lie Orner, Com­mu­nion As­sist: Bar­bara Faust and Greeters/ Ush­ers; Butch and Rox­anne Fox. Those min­is­ter­ing at the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice are: Acolyte; Eva Ol­likainen; Lec­tor: Brian Barr; Com­mu­nion As­sist: Cheryl Barr; and Ush­ers/Greeters: Brian and Emily Barr. The church of­fice will be closed on Mon­day, Septem­ber 4 in ob­ser­vance of La­bor Day. On Tues­day, Septem­ber 5 be­gin­ning at 6:30 p.m., the Wor­ship and Mu­sic com­mit­tee will meet in room B in the church fol­lowed by Mercy Min­istry meet­ing at 7:00 p.m. in room H. Ju­nior Girl Scout troop #1730 and Cadette Girl Scout troop #1994 will re­sume on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the so­cial hall.

Web­site: www.christ­ni­ for more news and in­for­ma­tion about the church and up­com­ing events.

Huff’s Union Church Here­ford Town­ship Pas­tor Jane M. Kropa

Sun­day, Septem­ber 3rd wor­ship is at 8:00 and the 10:30 a.m. Pew Com­mu­nion at both Ser­vices. Adult Sun­day School is at 9:15. Sun­day School is at 10:30. Satur­day, Septem­ber 2nd, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Small Group Mtg. in the Chapel Choirs do not prac­tice for the sum­mer. They will start again be­gin­ning Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7th. Any­one in­ter­ested in choirs may con­tact Mrs. Glo­ria A. Adams at 610-914-8116. Web­site: www.huff­ , Of­fice 610-845-2626.

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