St. Joseph’s Hill Church
244 Koch Road, Boyertown
Oct. 7: 20th Sunday after Pentecost, Holy Communion at both services; Holy Baptism at 10am
Oct. 14: 21st Sunday after Pentecost
Oct. 21: 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Junior (6pm) and Senior (7:30pm) Choirs continue on Oct. 3. Bethlehem Choir will resume Oct. 3, 4:154:50pm
Regular Sunday School classes on Oct. 7, with opening in nave at 8:45am
Thanks to all who helped at the Oley fair food stand on Sept. 22.
Weight Loss group (TBMP) next meeting on Oct. 10, 6pm
Pumpkin Fest and Trunk or Treat: Oct. 21, 4-7pm at the church
November Blood Drive: Date change from the usual 3rd Tuesday to Monday, Nov. 19, 2-7pm
Spirituality Workshop: Nov. 10, more info to come.
Shepherd of the Hills Church
527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville
Zion Choral will hold a practice at the church on Oct. 9. They will perform at Shepherd of the Hills on Oct. 14, 3 p.m.
Boy Scouts meet Monday at 7 p.m. Cub Scouts meet Thursday at 7 p.m. AA groups meet at the church on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Al Anon meets in the church on Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
Good Shepherd UCC
35 W Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown
Oct. 7, Pastor Matthew Hoover will deliver the message at the 7:45 and 10:20 am World Communion Sunday Worship Services with Holy Communion (nursery available at second service); All are welcome.
Sunday: Girl Scouts at 6:30 pm; Christian Journeys at 7 pm in Chapel
Monday: Cub Scouts at 6:30 pm; Boy Scouts at 7pm
Tuesday: Prayer Team at 4pm
Wednesday: Chapel Communion at 11 am; Senior Choir Rehearsal at 7pm
Oct. 20: Trunk or Treat from 3 to 5 pm. Trick or Treating before the Halloween Parade in a safe and welcoming environment. All are welcome.
Oct. 27: Women’s Ministry Apple Dumpling Sale. Deadline is Oct. 22. Call the church to place your order.
Music program includes Cherub, Youth & Senior Choir, Cantata Choir, Orchestra and Handbells; All are welcome.
Groups who meet regularly include Youth, Relay for Life Teams, Le Leche and multiple quilting groups; call the office at 610-367-2842 for more information.
St. Luke Lutheran Church
35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville
Our 8:30 a.m. Bible Study will be held Sunday. We will meet to explore the lectionary readings of the day. Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday for worship. This is the 20th Sunday after Pentecost. Communion will be celebrated. The Sr. Choir will sing, “Lord, We Are Your People,” by Patterson.
On Sunday there will be a special Blessing of the Animals. Pictures of members’ pets will be featured in a special slideshow presentation. Children are invited to bring their stuffed animals for a special blessing.
JAM (Jesus and Me) class – children will sit with their parents until Time for the Children. At that point, they will go to JAM class, where they are invited to experience the Bible through a fun and imaginative curriculum.
Following worship, there will be an Adult Forum exploring Presiding Bishop Eaton’s four Emphases on Church, led by Pastor Sief ke.
On Monday, the Church Office will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.
Tuesday is the blood drive from 2-7 p.m.
The Youth Choir will meet Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.
The Community Clothing Rack will be open on Wednesday for clothing donation. We now return to our fall schedule being open from 1-4 p.m.
Handbell Choir will rehearse on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The Sr. Choir will rehearse Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Council will meet Thursday at 6:45 p.m. The Community Clothing Rack will be open for distribution from 6-8 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
1749 S. Main Street, Bechtelsville
Our Sunday Worship Services are 10:15 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., Contemporary Worship Service 8 a.m. the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
Oct. 7 is the 20th Sunday after Pentecost. 8 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service with Communion. 9 a.m. Sunday School & New Members Class. 10:15 a.m. Worship Service with Communion. Worship Assistants will be Greeters: David & Debbie Dempsey, Ushers: Dan Ritter, Dennis Schaeffer, Bob McElwee, Bill Brensinger, Servers: Linda Ritter & Betty Moore, Acolyte: Katelyn Dulin, Lector: Sheila Eddinger, Nursery: Sharon Renninger. 2 p.m. Crop Walk, 6 p.m. Confirmation Class.
Congratulations and God’s blessings upon the Marriage of Paul & Victoria (Stasky) Scott. They were married on Sept. 17.
Chicken Pot Pie Dinner: Oct. 6, 3 to 7 p.m. Apple Sauce, Corn, Pepper Cabbage, Rolls & Butter, Apple Crisp with Ice Cream. Children 5 and under free. Take Out Orders available until 6:45 p.m., call 610-369-1281.
Trinity will be participating in the Boyertown Area CROP Walk on Oct. 7, 2 p.m., 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.
Operation Christmas Child: Once again, we will be 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 filled boxes by Nov. 11.
The annual Craft Show will be Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will have a book signing by Willard Carpenter. Also this year, The TLC Stitchers are having a Silent Auction on not one but two beautiful quilts. Our Book Sale will again be in the Nursery, any donations of gently used books for this sale will be greatly appreciated. There will be a few new crafters this year, so come on out and see their crafts. Calling all Bakers for this years’ Bake Sale, any donations of breakfast cakes, pies, cookies, cakes, etc. will be greatly appreciated. Posters are available for the show. Please take one or two and display it where you frequent. Lawn Signs are available, please place them at your home or business. Volunteers are needed to set up the Parish Hall for the show, supply lunch, and resetting for church afterwards. Any questions, please see Cathy Yoder.
Boy Scout Troop 511 will sponsor Hoagie Sales on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Place orders on the 2nd Tuesday. To volunteer and to order as a new person, contact Kitty Isett. Pick up will be at the old store every month. Thank you to those who have ordered hoagies in the past years.
As part of Relay for Life Fundraiser, we are selling WAWA Shorty Hoagie Gift Cards. Stop by the Scrip table after church Sunday or stop by the church office Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to purchase them.
Oct. 8: 6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts, 7 p.m. Thrivent Workshop
Oct. 9: 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts, 7 p.m. Council Meeting
Oct. 10: 6:30 p.m. TLC Stitchers
Oct. 11: 6:30 p.m. Senior Choir Practice, 7:30 p.m. Cantata Practice
Oct. 13: 9 a.m. Thrivent Workshop.
Christ Lutheran Church, Niantic
222 Niantic Road, Barto Worship with us on the 10th Sunday after Pentecost on Oct. 7 at our regular worship service times of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. Supply Pastor; Pastor Marcia Bell will be leading the congregation in a worship service of Holy Communion, preach the morning sermon, as well as presenting the Children’s Sermon at both services. Those ministering at the 7:45 a.m. service are: Acolyte; OPEN, Lector; Charlie Orner, Communion Assist: Sue Hoffman and Greeters/ Ushers; Roy Hoffman and Charlie Orner. Those ministering at the 10:15 a.m. service are: Acolyte; Samantha Johns, Lector; Brian Barr, Communion Assist: Cheryl Barr and Greeters/ Ushers; Ginnie Wilkinson and Brian Barr. Members who signed up to walk in the annual CROP Hunger walk will meet at the Center at Spring Street in Boyertown to register with the walk beginning at 2:00 p.m. through Boyertown.
The November Niantic News newsletter articles are due into the church office by Oct. 9. At 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9, the Finance committee will meet in room B downstairs in the church basement. The Bell Choir will rehearse on Oct. 10 beginning at 6:45 p.m. followed by the Senior Choir rehearsing at 7:45 p.m. The church office will be open on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.
1231 Route 100, Barto All are welcome to join us for 10:15 am World Communion Worship on Oct. 7 led by Pastor Linda. Communion will be offered by Intinction with breads from around the world. That afternoon we will be walking in the CROP WALK starting at 2 pm.
Our annual Pork and Kraut Dinner will take place on Oct. 13 from 3-6 pm.
Faith Formation for all ages takes place at 9 am Sunday mornings. Children will meet in the Sunday School wing and adults will meet in the Fellowship hall. All are invited to join us!