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St. Mary Ro­man Catholic Church 94WALNUT ROAD IN TILDEN TOWN­SHIP

Visit our web­site at www.stmary­ham­burg.org. Weekly sched­ule: Mon­day- Eucharis­tic Ado­ra­tion and Ser­vice at 7 p. m.; Tues­day- Eucharis­tic Ado­ra­tion at 6 p. m.; Mass at 7 p. m.; Wed­nes­day through Fri­day- Mass at 9 a. m. Week­end Masses- Satur­day at 4: 30 p. m., and Sun­day at 8 a. m. and 10: 45 a. m.

Jan. 11: Healthy Steps in Mo­tion se­nior aer­o­bics and fit­ness class, 9: 30 a. m.

Jan. 13: Corn Hole Game, 5: 30 p. m.

Jan. 14: PREP Re­li­gious Ed­u­ca­tion classes, 9 a. m.

Jan. 15: Healthy Steps in Mo­tion se­nior aer­o­bics and fit­ness class, 9: 30 a. m.

Salem Belle­man’s Church 3540 BELLE­MAN’S CHURCH ROAD, MOHRSVILLE

Salem Belle­man’s Church will be hav­ing a spe­cial ser­vice on Jan. 14 at 3 p. m. to in­stall our new pas­tor, Rev. David Bl­itch. There will be re­fresh­ments pro­vided fol­low­ing the ser­vice. All are in­vited to at­tend.

Salem EC Church 2150 OLDU. S. 22, LEN­HARTSVILLE

Our Wor­ship Ser­vice was held at 9 a. m., fol­lowed by a Fel­low­ship Break­fast. Pas­tor Dave Long pre­sented an in­spir­ing mes­sage based on God’s Word. Our greeters were Wayne Adam and Gla­dys Adam. Our nurs­ery at­ten­dant was Nicole Sny­der. Ju­nior church leader was To­nia Krick.

Please con­tact us for dates and times of our Men’s and Women’s Groups. Time- Out & Break­away is Fri­day, Jan. 12 from 5: 30 to 8 p. m. Come see the Buck­nell Uni­ver­sity’s Rooke Chapel Ringers Hand­bell Choir con­cert on Sun­day, Jan. 14 at 3 p. m. Visit ww.fb.com/WeAreSalem or call us at 610- 562- 5033.

St. Paul’s Evan­gel­i­cal Lutheran “Smoke” Church 2613 OLD ROUTE 22, HAM­BURG

We in­vite you to join us ev­ery Sun­day morn­ing at 9 a. m. for wor­ship ser­vice. This is fol­lowed with a fel­low­ship time with re­fresh­ments. Sun­day school starts at 10: 15 a. m. Our Adult Sun­day school class is a dis­cus­sion group. We are us­ing and dis­cussing “Find­ing Free­dom from Worry and Stress.” Our Pas­tor is The Rev Elna Strat­ton. The mu­sic direc­tor and or­gan­ist is Matthew Hayes. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.

The acolyte for Sun­day, Jan. 14 is Madi­son Starr. The greeters are Ch­eryl Parker and Lena Ka­ley.

St. Michael’s Church 529ST. MICHAEL’S ROAD, TILDENTWP.

Sun­day, Jan. 14, we wor­ship at 10: 15 a. m. We cel­e­brate the Se­cond Sun­day af­ter Epiphany. Our Con­gre­ga­tion Coun­cil mem­bers will be in­stalled. They are: Daniel Gray­bill, Kara Lehner, Josh Pot­teiger, Mar­cia Scharadin, Angie Smith, Glo­ria Kramer, San­dra Christman, Faith and Jen­nifer Guers.

Sun­day School for ALL ages is 9 a. m. ev­ery Sun­day. The Adult Classes study the Chris­tian Com­mu­nity.

St. Michael’s Church, A Lutheran CORE con­gre­ga­tion, in­vites you to par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties and Sun­day wor­ship at 10: 15 a. m.

There is a chil­dren’s ser­mon ev­ery Sun­day. For in­for­ma­tion call 610- 488- 1783 or visit www.stmichaelsham­burg.org. Wor­ship is broad­cast live ev­ery Sun­day and you can watch record­ings of pre­vi­ous ser­vices at www. us­tream. tv/ chan­nel/ st- michaels- ham­burg- pa.

St. John’s Evan­gel­i­cal Lutheran Church 99 CHURCH STREET, HAM­BURG

Jan. 14 is the 2nd Sun­day af­ter Epiphany with 10: 15 a. m. Fam­ily Wor­ship Ser­vice.

Please no­tify the church of­fice if you or a loved one is hos­pi­tal­ized to as­sure that Pas­tor Mark is able to visit or con­tact you.

Al­tar Flow­ers pre­sented to the glory of God in honor of Joyce Thren and her ded­i­ca­tion to St. John’s by Mil­lie, Kim, Bethany, Scott, Con­nor, Ma­son and hus­band Jer­ald. Bul­letins pre­sented to the glory of God in lov­ing mem­ory of Robert W. Roll­man Sr. on the an­niver­sary of his birth­day by wife Corine.

We are in great need of ushers for the up­com­ing year. Con­tact Karen Hamm at 610- 334- 6147. It Is a com­mit­ment of 3- 4 Sun­days a year.

We need sev­eral Com­mu­nion As­sis­tants, there will be train­ing. Con­tact Pas­tor Mark or Mer­ri­beth Le­van.

The Prop­erty Com­mit­tee is look­ing for a per­son who would be re­spon­si­ble for open­ing the church on a Sun­day morn­ing for the en­tire month of Novem­ber start­ing in 2018. For de­tails see Doug Adams or call 61052- 8732.

An­nual Con­gre­ga­tional Meet­ing of St. John’s is Jan. 28 fol­low­ing the 10: 15 a. m. Wor­ship Ser­vice. The 2018 Bud­get and Elec­tion of Coun­cil Mem­bers will be on the agenda. Meal will be served by our Boy Scouts.

The Ten Com­mand­ments Cat­e­chism Re­treat for youth be­ing held at Bear Creek Camp for youth in grades 6- 12 April 6 to 8. Cost is $ 90 ($ 20 de­posit is due PAST DUE.) Adult Re­treat is also April 6 to 8 at Bear Creek Camp. Cost is $ 90. Space is lim­ited. See Ly­dia for reg­is­tra­tion in­for­ma­tion.

We will be start­ing a Din­ner for 8 Group, an op­por­tu­nity for fel­low­ship with oth­ers within the church around a meal in a home or restau­rant. We’ll also be us­ing it as a tool for out­reach. Ori­en­ta­tion and plan­ning meet­ing is Jan. 21 fol­low­ing our 10: 15 wor­ship ser­vice.

Bear Creek Win­ter Camp: Jan. 12- 14 ( Grades 7- 12), Jan. 26- 28 ( Grades 4- 8), Cost $ 115. We will talk about some of the big top­ics where our ac­tions do not nec­es­sar­ily match our be­liefs and fig­ure out some ways to en­cour­age de­spite strug­gles. Plus sled­ding to wor­ship to games.

Win­ter Jam: Jan. 18, 7 p. m. Con­cert at Sov­er­eign Cen­ter, $ 15. Even­ing of live con­certs by the top artists in Chris­tian mu­sic like Skil­let and Kari Jobe. Youth group will meet at the church at 4 p. m. to ar­rive early as lines are long. Per­mis­sion slips re­quired. Ap­proved driv­ers needed. Par­ents and oth­ers can at­tend.

Cane or Walker: If any­one has an ad­justable cane or a walker that they are not us­ing and would like to do­nate to the church, please see Don Ha­gen­berger.

Bi­cy­cles: The church has two small used girls bi­cy­cles that they would like to give away. They are items that did not sell at the bazaar and flea mar­ket. It would be on a first come, first served ba­sis. To see them see Doug Adams or call him at 60- 562- 8732.

Bi­ble Study: Pas­tor Jensen is of­fer­ing a weekly Bi­ble Study on the up­com­ing read­ings and Gospel on Wed­nes­days at 9: 30. Free and open to the pub­lic.

Re­cy­cle your bul­letin, ink car­tridges, and gen­tly used sneak­ers in the des­ig­nated con­tain­ers.

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