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 <www.glscrip.com>. 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.trinitybech.com>. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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.facebook.com/stjoeshill 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 www.stjosephshill.com 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@ stjosephshill.com Day Care and Pre-School phone 610-367-1980; email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 is www.calvaryuccbarto.org
Church website: www. calvaryuccbarto.org 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. christniantic.com for more news and information about the church and upcoming events.
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, 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.huffschurch.com , 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.