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Shep­herd of the Hills Church 527 Hoff­mansville Road, Bech­telsville.

The Mis­sions Min­istry will meet Mon­day at 7:00 p.m. to re­view mis­sion­ary sup­port. The Prime Timers will have a fel­low­ship break­fast at the Pied Piper Diner in Bally on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. 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. Shep­herd of the Hills Church is lo­cated at 527 Hoff­mansville Road, Bech­telsville. 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 Wor­ship 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. A Spe­cial Thank You to ev­ery­one who came out, helped and sup­ported the Chicken Pot Pie Din­ner, it was a huge suc­cess! A spe­cial thank you to Fred & Rachel Isett for or­ga­niz­ing this event. Quarts of Chicken Pot Pie will be avail­able to pre-or­der at the Craft Show for $8.00. Firefighters Recog­ni­tion Sun­day will be held on Oc­to­ber 22nd. Please join us as we thank and rec­og­nize our lo­cal firefighters. A free-will of­fer­ing will be taken for the East Berks Fire Dis­trict. A pot-luck lun­cheon will follow the ser­vice. Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse-We are col­lect­ing “filled shoe boxes” for chil­dren, as a Christ­mas Pro­ject. Gift sug­ges­tions: School sup­plies, small toys, hy­giene items, other items (t-shirts, socks, ball caps, sun­glasses, hair clips, etc. If you need a shoe box or have any ques­tions, please see Kathy Kuser. Please re­turn the filled boxes by Sun­day, Novem­ber 12th. 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! 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 or <>. 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 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 15th-19th Sun­day after Pen­te­cost-8:00 a.m. Con­tem­po­rary Wor­ship Ser­vice, 9:00a.m. Sun­day School, 10:15 a.m. Wor­ship Ser­vice with Com­mu­nion, the Wor­ship As­sis­tants will be: Greeters: Howard & Waynette Shafer, Ush­ers: Dan Rit­ter, Gene Rei­de­nauer, Bob McEl­wee, Bill Brensinger, Servers: Linda Rit­ter & Terry Kemp, Lec­tor: Sheila Ed­dinger, Nurs­ery: Cindi Esz, Con­fir­ma­tion Class at 6:00p.m., Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 16th-6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts, Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 17th-6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts, Wednesday, Oc­to­ber 18th-6:30 p.m. Sewing Club, Thursday, Oc­to­ber 19th-6:30 p.m. Se­nior Choir Prac­tice, 7:30 p.m. Can­tata Prac­tice, Saturday, Oc­to­ber 21st-9:00 a.m., Craft Show. For in­for­ma­tion: please check out the web­site <www.trin­i­ty­>. St. Luke Lutheran Church 35 Wil­son Ave. Gil­bertsville On Sun­day, we’ll ob­serve the 18th 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, “Lo, a Voice to Heaven Sound­ing,” by Foote/Bort­ni­an­sky. Fol­low­ing the ser­vice, A Ref­or­ma­tion: 500Years Cel­e­bra­tion study group will meet. Sun­day’s topic will be “To­ward Ref­or­ma­tion 1000 – Emer­gent.” Many thanks to Pas­tor Don­ald Nice, Pas­tor Luther John­son, and Pas­tor Mary Ann Siefke for lead­ing this group. The Evan­ge­lism and Ed­u­ca­tional Min­istry Com­mit­tee meet­ing will be held at 6:30 on Tues­day night. Bingo Fun will be held Tues­day night at St. Luke Knolls, at 7:00 p.m. The event is spon­sored by the So­cial Min­istry Com­mit­tee of St. Luke Church. The Cherub Choir will re­hearse Tues­day night at 6:30 p.m. The Se­nior Break­fast Group will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Sav­ille’s, in Gil­bertsville. Come join the fun, food, and fel­low­ship! 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. 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 Month-long fund drive for Navajo school in Rocky Point, AZ in Oc­to­ber - Month-long col­lec­tion for the Lutheran Pantry in Read­ing - Weight Loss group (TBMP)- next meet­ing on Wednesday, Sept. Oct. 18, 6pm - Meal and Mu­sic Min­istry con­tin­ues Wednesday, Oc­to­ber 18, 5:30pm - Boscov’s Friends Help­ing Friends passes avail­able. Event sched­uled for Oc­to­ber 17. Ben­e­fits WELCA. - Ken Medema con­cert at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Al­len­town, Oct. 28, 4pm - 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 Pre-School link. Pas­tor Jeff Od­gren’s email: pas­tor@stjosephshill. com Church Of­fice email: sec­re­tary@stjosephshill. com 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: 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 wfmz. com, or check WBYN-FM, Boy­er­town. Cal­vary United Church of Christ 1231 Route 100 Barto, PA 19504 610-652-5023 cal­ Join us on Saturday, Oc­to­ber 14th for our Pork and Sauerkraut din­ner which will be held from 3-7 pm. The cost is a do­na­tion of your choice to our Re­lay for Life team, Cal­vary United Cancer Cru­saders. Join us on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15th at 9:00 am for Sun­day School for all ages and at 10:15 am for our Wor­ship ser­vice led by Pas­tor Linda Ko­zlowski. After wor­ship those that wish to par-

tic­i­pate in the women’s led choir which will sing on Oc­to­ber 22nd dur­ing Women’s Sun­day, please stay for a quick re­hearsal. Mark your cal­en­dars now for our next free con­cert in the Al­ton Acker me­mo­rial con­cert se­ries. It will be held Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20, 2017 from 7 – 8:30 PM. We will be hav­ing Keith Brintzen­hoff and the Toad Creek Ram­blers. Come lis­ten to old timey, folk, blue­grass, gospel mu­sic and PA Dutch folk­lore. As a spe­cial treat, there will also be 3 hoe­downs in­cluded in this per­for­mance. Tell your friends and fam­ily. You won’t want to miss this fun filled night! Bi­ble Study meets on Mon­day af­ter­noons at 1:30 pm. We in­vite you to join us! Choir prac­tice takes place ev­ery Thursday at 7:30 pm and we al­ways welcome new voices to join in. Re­mem­ber, you are al­ways welcome and wanted at Cal­vary United Church of Christ. For no mat­ter where you are on life’s jour­ney, there is a place for you in our fam­ily of faith. Join us on Face­book! Ev­ery­day Pas­tor Linda will have a post of in­spi­ra­tion! This may be a prayer, quote or some­thing else. 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 is­varyuc­

Church web­site: www. cal­varyuc­ Visitors are al­ways welcome. The church is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble. Christ Lutheran Church 222 Niantic Road Barto, PA 19504 We in­vite you to join us on the Nine­teenth Sun­day after Pen­te­cost on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15, 2017 at our wor­ship hours of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. Rev. Matthew Ol­likainen will lead the con­gre­ga­tion in the wor­ship ser­vice; de­liver the mes­sage for the day and the Chil­dren’s Ser­mon. A Q & 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, and Greeters/Ush­ers; Kelly and Cather­ine Shade. Those min­is­ter­ing at the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice are: Acolyte; Dy­lan Drury; Lec­tor: Nancy Fior­iglio; and Ush­ers/Greeters: Nancy Fior­iglio and Gin­nie Wilkin­son. Im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice, there will be an Al­tar Guild meet­ing in room I, up­stairs. On Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 17, Daisy troop #1206 and Brownie troop #1661 will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the so­cial hall that evening fol­lowed by the En­dow­ment Com­mit­tee meet­ing at 7:00 p.m. in room B. The Bell Choir will re­hearse at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oc­to­ber 18 and then the Se­nior Choir will re­hearse at 7:30 p.m. The assem­bly of the Novem­ber Niantic News will be held on Thursday, Oc­to­ber 19 be­gin­ning at 9:00 a.m. Then at 1:00 p.m., those mem­bers who knit/cro­chet are in­vited to the par­lor for the Prayer Shawl Min­istry. Ju­nior Girl Scout Troop #1730 and Cadette Troop #1994 will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the so­cial hall that evening. God on Tap will be held also on Thursday, Oc­to­ber 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bally Ho­tel. The com­mu­nity is in­vited to join us. The church of­fice will be open on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20 from 9 a.m. til 12 noon. 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 15th Wor­ship is at 8:00 and the 10:30 a.m. Adult Sun­day School is at 9:15. Sun­day School is at 10:30. Con­fir­mands - 9:15 a.m. Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15th - Pet Bless­ing - 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 9th Coun­cil Meet­ing - 7:00 p.m. Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 10th, Bell Choir - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oc­to­ber 11th Chil­dren’s Choir - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oc­to­ber 11th Chris­tian Chil­dren’s Club Thursday, Oc­to­ber 12th - Sr. Choir - 7:30 p.m. - Any­one in­ter­ested in choirs may con­tact Mrs. Glo­ria A. Adams at 610-914-8116. Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 17th - Bell Choir - 7:30 p.m.

Web­site: www.huff­ , Of­fice 610-8452626. Good Shep­herd United Church Of Christ 35 W Philadelphia Ave., Boy­er­town On Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15, 2017, Pas­tor Kim­berly Berenotto will de­liver the 7:45 and 10:20 am ser­vices (nurs­ery avail­able at sec­ond ser­vice). Youth and Adult Sun­day School at 9 am; Youth Choir at 8:45 am; Cherub Choir at 10 am; Zion Cho­ral Con­cert at 3 pm; All are welcome. Mon­day: Cub Scouts at 6:30 pm; Boy Scouts at 7 pm; Hand­bells at 7 pm Tues­day: Prayer Team at 4pm Wednesday: Se­nior Choir at 7 pm Thursday: Girl Scouts at 6:30 pm Saturday: 10-12 pm -Ap­ple Dumplings for sale - $4 baked or un­baked; 3-5 pm – Trunk or Treat with St. John’s Lutheran Church Mu­sic pro­gram in­cludes the fol­low­ing: Cherub, Youth & Se­nior Choir, Can­tata Choir, Or­ches­tra and Hand­bells; All are welcome. Other groups who meet reg­u­larly in­clude: Youth, Re­lay for Life Teams and mul­ti­ple quilt­ing groups; please call the of­fice at (610) 367-2842 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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