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Shepherd of the Hills Church 527 Hoff­mansville Road, Bech­telsville. Hur­ri­cane re­lief mon­e­tary dona­tions will be re­ceived un­til Oct. 8. All funds col­lected will be sent to Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse. Vis­i­tor’s train­ing will be held at noon on Sun­day for those who could not at­tend the pre­vi­ous train­ing. Boy Scouts meet Mon­day at 7:00 p.m. Cub Scouts meet Thurs­day at 7:00 p.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.

Trin­ity Lutheran Church, Bech­telsville Rev. Eu­gene C. Zaiser, Pastor 1749 S. Main Street, Bech­telsville, PA 19505 Trin­ity’s events for the up­com­ing week: Our Sun­day Ser­vices are 10:15 a.m., Sun­day School 9:00 a.m., Con­tem­po­rary Wor­ship Ser­vice 8:00 a.m., the 1st and 3rd Sun­days of the month. Mark your cal­en­dars for our Bas­ket Party, Satur­day, September 30th, 11:00A.M.-1:00P.M.,( doors open at 10:30 A.M.) Tick­ets are $15.00. Food will be avail­able to pur­chase. We are look­ing for dona­tions of filled bas­kets. For more in­for­ma­tion and to pur­chase tick­ets, please see LaRue Sheetz or Mardell Blan­ford. Trin­ity will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Boy­er­town Area CROP Walk on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1st, 2 PM, at the Cen­ter at Spring Street. The CROP Walk is a com­mu­nity event that raises money to fight hunger both here in Boy­er­town and around the world. If you’d like to par­tic­i­pate, please talk to Pastor Gene or Kathy Far­ring­ton. Please join us for the Chicken Pot Pie Din­ner, Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7th, The din­ner in­cludes ap­ple sauce, corn, pep­per cab­bage, rolls & but­ter, ap­ple crisp with ice cream. 3:00PM-7:00PM. Prices: Adults $9.00, Chil­dren ages 6-12 $4.50, Chil­dren Ages 5 and un­der Free. Take out or­ders will be avail­able un­til 6:45P.M. Please call 610369-1281. CRAFT SHOW – Please sup­port the craft show on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21st, if you are a crafter or know some­one who is, also by do­nat­ing used books, help­ing out on the day of the show for an hour or two, or by shop­ping! Any ques­tions, please see Cathy Yoder. Mark your cal­en­dars, the Christ­mas Can­tata will be Sun­day, De­cem­ber 17th, “The Song Heard ‘Round the World” by Joseph Martin at the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice. En­core pre­sen­ta­tion will be Sun­day, Jan­uary 7, 2018 at 3:00PM WAWA HOA­GIES—As part of a Re­lay for Life Fundraiser, we are sell­ing WAWA Shorti Hoagie Gift Cards for $4.00. Please stop by the Scrip ta­ble after church on Sun­day or you can stop by the church of­fice (Mon­dayThurs­day 9-2) to pur­chase them. Please par­tic­i­pate in Trin­ity’s Gift Card Pro­gram: With ev­ery pur­chase, Trin­ity earns a per­cent­age of ev­ery dol­lar you spend. Our Gift Card pro­gram in­cludes: Weis Mar­kets, Red­ners Ware­house & Gi­ant Foods. Scrip Cards can also be pur­chased for your fa­vorite restau­rants and stores. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion or for a list of re­tail­ers who par­tic­i­pate in Scrip, please con­tact Pat Brensinger 610-966-5199 or www. You may spon­sor Al­tar Flow­ers, the price for one vase is $25.00 and $50.00 for two vases, please see Mary Sny­der. You may also spon­sor the bul­letins for $15.00 per week. When spon­sor­ing flow­ers, please use a flower en­ve­lope found in the rack in the narthex or clearly mark the en­ve­lope. “Flow­ers” If you spon­sored flow­ers in the past but no longer wish to, please let Mary Sny­der (610-473-8885) or the church of­fice know. Need a ride? We have vol­un­teers in the con­gre­ga­tion who are will­ing to pro­vide trans­porta­tion to med­i­cal ap­point­ments, etc., for those who can’t find a ride. Please con­tact Pastor Zaiser 610-322-0901 if you need a ride or would like to vol­un­teer as a driver. Trin­ity’s events for the up­com­ing week: Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1st - 17th Sun­day after Pen­te­costWorld Wide Com­mu­nion, 8:00 a.m. Con­tem­po­rary Wor­ship Ser­vice with Com­mu­nion, 9:00 a.m., Sun­day School & New Mem­bers Class, 10:15 a.m. Wor­ship Ser­vice with Com­mu­nion, the Wor­ship As­sis­tants will be: Greeters: Karen Irey & Betty Moore, Ush­ers: Bill Ed­dinger, Den­nis Yoder, Kay McGowan, Bill Wiles, Servers: Ruth Brooke & Sheila Ed­dinger, Acolyte: Macken­zie Moyer, Cru­cifer: Cody Moyer, Lec­tor: Linda Brun­ner, Nurs­ery: Maddy Wyda, 2:00 p.m. Crop Walk, 6:00 p.m. Con­fir­ma­tion Class, Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 2nd-6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts, Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 3rd-6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts, Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 4th-6:30 p.m. Sewing Club, Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 5th-6:30 p.m. Se­nior Choir Prac­tice, 7:30 p.m. Can­tata Prac­tice. For in­for­ma­tion: please check out our web­site: www.trin­i­ty­

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://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@ya­

St. Luke Lutheran Church 35 Wil­son Ave. Gil­bertsville On Sun­day, we’ll ob­serve the 16th Sun­day of Pen­te­cost. The Adult Bible Study Class meets at 8:30 a.m.

Please join us at 9:30, a.m. for the wor­ship ser­vice. Holy Com­mu­nion will be cel­e­brated. The Se­nior Choir will sing, “Canon of Praise,” by Pachel­bel/Hop­son. Fol­low­ing the ser­vice, A Ref­or­ma­tion: 500Years Cel­e­bra­tion study group will meet. Many thanks to Pastor Don­ald Nice, Pastor Luther John­son, and Pastor Mary Ann Siefke for lead­ing this group. The Cherub Choir will re­hearse Tues­day night at 6:30, p.m. The Prop­erty Com­mit­tee will also meet at 6:30 p.m., and Wor­ship and Mu­sic Com­mit­tee will meet at 7:00 p.m. The Com­mu­nity Cloth­ing Rack will be open for dis­tri­bu­tion on Wed­nes­day from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Come out and vol­un­teer your time with this ben­e­fi­cial com­mu­nity min­istry! On Wed­nes­day evening, the hand­bell choir re­hearses at 6:30, p.m., and the Se­nior Choir at 7:30 p.m Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee will meet on Thurs­day night at 6:30, p.m., fol­lowed by Fi­nance Com­mit­tee at 7:00 p.m. Oc­to­ber has ar­rived! Please join us Sun­days for wor­ship at 9:30, a.m.! All are wel­come. St. Joseph’s Hill Lutheran Church Koch Road and Franklin Street in Pike Town­ship Wor­ship news: Oc­to­ber 1- 17th Sun­day after Pen­te­cost; Holy Com­mu­nion; Interpreter at 10 Oc­to­ber 8- 18th Sun­day after Pen­te­cost, Praise Band at 10am, Interpreter at 10 CHOIR IN­FOR­MA­TION: The Ju­nior Choir re­hearses on Wed­nes­days, 6-6:30pm; Se­nior Choir re­hearses on Wed­nes­days, 7:30-8:30pm. Beth­le­hem Choir (K-2), be­gins on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 4 (time TBA). Chris­tian Ed­u­ca­tion News: Reg­u­lar Sun­day School classes for Pre-K thru Adult, 8:45- 9:45am, with an open­ing in the nave at 8:45am 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: Oc­to­ber 1- Reg­u­lar youth group meet­ing, 2:30-4pm Oc­to­ber 6- Hayride/corn maze at Wil­cox Farm. Time TBA Oc­to­ber 15- Reg­u­lar meet­ing, 2:30-4pm Oc­to­ber 29- Reg­u­lar meet­ing, 2:30-4pm Other news: - Weight Loss group (TBMP)- next meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 27, 6pm - Meal and Mu­sic Min­istry re­sumes Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 4, 5:30pm - Work­shop- “Church: Still Re­form­ing or The Myth of the Good Old Days,” Oc­to­ber 14 at Na­tiv­ity Lutheran Church, Allentown - Boscov’s Friends Help­ing Friends passes avail­able. Event sched­uled for Oc­to­ber 17. Ben­e­fits WELCA. - 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 Or­chard Road 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 for a cal­en­dar of events, his­tory, a pastor’s page, and Day Care and PreSchool link. Pastor Jeff Od­gren’s email: pastor@ Church Of­fice email: sec­re­tary@ Wor­ship times: Reg­u­lar sched­ule, with wor­ship ser­vices at 7:45 & 10am. Interpreter for the deaf and hard of hear­ing nor­mally on 1st and 2nd Sun­days of the month. Sun­day School: Reg­u­lar sched­ule will re­sume on September 17, 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 Sev­en­teenth Sun­day after Pen­te­cost on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1, 2017 at our wor­ship hours of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. Rev. Matthew Ol­likainen will lead the con­gre­ga­tion in a Holy Com­mu­nion wor­ship ser­vice; de­liver the mes­sage for the day and the Chil­dren’s Ser­mon. AQ & A Ses­sion re­gard­ing the new Ed­u­ca­tional Wor­ship will be held in the par­lor. Con­fir­ma­tion will be held at 9:00 a.m. in room I of the church. Sun­day School and Adult Sun­day School classes have con­cluded and will re­sume with a new pro­gram be­gin­ning on Oc­to­ber 22 at 9:00 a.m. Those min­is­ter­ing at the 7:45 a.m. ser­vice are: Acolyte; Evan Shade; Lec­tor; Kelly Shade, Com­mu­nion As­sist; Stephen Hoff­man and Greeters/Ush­ers; Rox­anne and Butch Fox. Those min­is­ter­ing at the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice are: Acolyte; Jack­son Moser; Lec­tor: Heather Moser; Com­mu­nion As­sist; Heather Moser and Ush­ers/ Greeters: Cheryl and Brian Barr. Mem­bers of the con­gre­ga­tion will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the CROP Walk, which will be­gin at Boy­er­town Multi-Ser­vice at 2 p.m. with regis­tra­tion be­gin­ning at 1:30 p.m. The Prop­erty Com­mit­tee will meet on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 2 at 7:00 p.m. in room B of the church. On Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 3, the Wor­ship and Mu­sic com­mit­tee will meet at 6:30 p.m. in room B of the church and Daisy troop #1206 and Brownie troop #1661 will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the so­cial hall. The Bell Choir will re­hearse on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 4 at 6:30 p.m. fol­lowed by the Se­nior Choir re­hears­ing at 7:30 p.m. On Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 5, the church of­fice will be open from 9 a.m. till 12 noon and that at 6:30 p.m. that evening, Ju­nior Troop #1730 and Cadette Troop #1994 will gather in the so­cial hall. The of­fice will be open on Fri­day, Octo-

ber 6 from 9 a.m. till 12 noon and then at 1:00 p.m., the Good Grief Group will gather in the par­lor. The church is lo­cated at 222 Niantic Road be­tween Routes 663 and 100 about a mile east of Bally. An Edu/ Wor­ship for all ages is held at 9:00 a.m. be­gin­ning on Oc­to­ber 22 in the sanc­tu­ary. Vis­i­tors are al­ways wel­come! The church is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble and air con­di­tioned! Visit the church’s web­site at www. christ­ni­ for more news and in­for­ma­tion about the church and up­com­ing events. 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, Oc­to­ber 1st - Wor­ship is at 8:00 and the 10:30 a.m. Con­tin­u­ous Com­mu­nion at both wor­ship ser­vices. Adult Sun­day School is at 9:15. Sun­day School is at 10:30. Tues­day, September 26th - QPR - Sui­cide Preven­tion Meet­ing - 7:00 p.m. Wed­nes­day, September 27th - Chil­dren’s Choir - 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day, September 28th Sr. Choir - 7:30 p.m. - Any­one in­ter­ested in choirs may con­tact Mrs. Glo­ria A. Adams at 610-914-8116. Satur­day, September 30th - Men’s Group - Pied Piper Restau­rant - 9:00 a.m. Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 3rd - Bell Choir - 7:30 p.m. Web­site: www.huff­schurch. com , Of­fice 610-845-2626.

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