Shepherd of the Hills Church 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville. The annual Scouting for Food drive will take place from Nov. 11 to Nov. 18. Food will also be collected for the Salvation Army Thanksgiving boxes Nov. 5 to Nov. 15. The Prime Timers Ministry will hold a planning meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 1:00 p.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.
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. 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. Trinity is once again participating in the Christmas Sharing for Topton, a list of items needed is posted on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. There is a box for your donations in the Narthex, please support this important project. The last day to drop off your items will be Sunday, November 12th. Thank you. Boy Scout Troop 511 will sponsor Hoagie Sales November thru May. No hoagies in December. The sales will be the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Orders will have to be placed on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The price is $4.00 each. There is ham, turkey, Italian or cheese—lettuce, onion,tomato, sides hot peppers or sweet peppers, Italian or mayo packets. If you are interested to order as a new person, please call Kitty Isett. Pick up will be at the old store every month. Thank you to those who have ordered hoagies in the past years. There will be a MILLERKEYSTONE BLOOD DRIVE on Tuesday, November 21st / 2:00 PM TO 7:00 PM at ST. JOSEPH’S HILL LUTHERAN CHURCH. Any Questions please contact Betty Moore. Thank you giving the GIFT OF LIFE! The Community Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held at Bally Mennonite Church, Bally, on November 22nd at 7PM. Christians working for Christ-Christmas Cards for the Veterans, we are collecting Christmas Cards for the veterans who are in the Veterans Hospitals (Coatesville & Philadelphia). Please think of our veterans, as you are writing out your Christmas Cards and write one for them. There is a box in the Narthex. Cards need to be returned by December 3rd. 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 (610-4738885) 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, November 12th23rd Sunday after Pentecost-9:00 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Worship Service, the worship assistants will be: Greeters: Bill & Betty Hallman, Ushers: Bill & Pat Brensinger, Oscar & Angie Smith, Acolyte: Lauren Isett, Crucifer: Nicole Kratz, Lector: Maddy Wyda, Nursery: Kathy Kuser. Prayer Circle Meeting following. Monday, November 13th-6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts, Tuesday, November 14th-6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts, Wednesday, November 15th-6:30 p.m. Sewing Club, 7:00 p.m. Council Meeting, Thursday, November 16th-6:30 p.m., Senior Choir Practice, 7:30 p.m. Cantata Practice, Saturday, November 18th-9:30 a.m. Hand Bell Workshop. For more information, please check out our website, <www.trinitybech.com>
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. Join us on Saturday, November 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our annual “Christmas Bazaar”. The 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 e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
St. Luke Lutheran Church 35 Wilson Ave. Gilbertsville On Sunday morning the Adult Sunday School Class will meet at 8:30 a.m. Come join in the rich, and sometimes lively, discussions! During the service, a special Litany of Courage and Peace will be used in honor of and appreciation for veterans. Communion will be celebrated. The Sr. Choir will sing, “Rejoice, All Ye Believers,” which is a Swedish Folk Melody. The Women’s Bible Study will be held at noon. Newsletter articles for the December newsletter are due in the church office on Monday. The Cherub Choir will rehearse on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and the Worship and Music Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday is the monthly Sr. Breakfast at Saville’s Diner. Come out and join this lively group at 8:00, a.m. for fun, food, and fellowship! The Community Clothing Rack will be open for distribution on Wednesday from 1-4 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. The sixth annual Craft Show at St. Luke will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come on out and join in the fun and fellowship! 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: November 12- 23rd Sunday after Pentecost; Dave Stahl Sacred Orchestra here for one service at 10am November 19- 24th Sunday after Pentecost, WELCA Thankoffering, one service at 10am, followed by Congregational meeting; Thanksgiving grocery shopping in the afternoon November 22-Thanksgiving Eve service at St. John Hill UCC, 7pm CHOIR INFORMATION: The Junior Choir rehearses on Wednesdays, 6-6:30pm; Senior Choir rehearses on Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm. Bethlehem Choir (K-2), continues on Wednesday, October 25, 6:30pm. Christian Education News: Thank you to Marcia Kurtz and all who helped with our special Reformation Sunday School event on October 29. 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: - Help wanted- please call Robin Schmale, Day Care Director, at 610-367-1980. Youth and Children News: - November 19- Family Thanksgiving potluck, 1-4pm - Discount Business Cards available-$10 each, good at a number of local businesses. Help defray the cost for those attending the Youth Gathering in Houston in 2018. Other news: - Weight Loss group (TBMP)- next meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6pm