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St. Luke Lutheran Church 35 WIL­SON AVE., GILBERTSVILLE

Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Sun­day for wor­ship. This is the 15th Sun­day af­ter Pen­te­cost.

Com­mu­nion will be cel­e­brated, as we do ev­ery Sun­day. This will be the fi­nal Sun­day of our “Bread Sun­days,” where the Gospel fo­cus is on Je­sus as the Bread of Life. We will cel­e­brate by fea­tur­ing a liturgy with en­er­getic and rhyth­mic world mu­sic. Our table will be spread with lo­cal wine and real bread.

We wel­come Linc Noecker as our guest mu­si­cian on Sun­day!

The church of­fice will be closed Mon­day in ob­ser­vance of La­bor Day.

The Prop­erty Com­mit­tee will meet on Tues­day evening at 6:30 p.m. Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee will meet Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. and Fi­nance Com­mit­tee will meet at 7 p.m.

The Com­mu­nity Cloth­ing Rack will be open Sept. 5 for cloth­ing drop off. Dur­ing the sum­mer, we are open from 9 a.m. un­til noon.

Cal­vary UCC 1231 ROUTE 100, BARTO

All are wel­come to join us for 9:15 am wor­ship on Sept. 2 led by Pas­tor Linda.

Our 92nd An­nual Beef Veg­etable Soup Sup­per is Sept. 8 from 3-6 pm. Eat in or take out.

Did you know Cal­vary has a book club? We would love for you to join us. The cur­rent read­ing for the Cal­vary BookWorms is “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Gri­som. Our dis­cus­sion will be held on Sept. 10 at 7 pm. New read­ers are al­ways wel­come. If you have ques­tions or are in­ter­ested in be­ing part of this time of read­ing and shar­ing, see Pas­tor Linda.

Our an­nual Bless­ing of the Pets will be held on Sept. 23 at 2 pm. We de­sire to open this time of bless­ing pets to the sur­round­ing com­mu­nity and also to in­vite our neigh­bors to en­joy our walk­ing path with their pets. As in the past, we will hold a col­lec­tion for the An­i­mal Res­cue League of Berks County and of­fer treats avail­able for the an­i­mals who are present. We hope to be able to of­fer bless­ings to dogs, cats, rab­bits, lizards, birds, and what­ever other pets God brings to our time of gath­er­ing. Please share the date and time of this pet bless­ing with your fam­ily, your friends, your neigh­bors, your col­leagues so we can bless God’s beloved crea­tures.

The Fall Flea Mar­ket, Craft Show and Bake Sale will be Sept. 29 from 8-1 pm. Out­side spa­ces are avail­able by con­tact­ing Becky at 267261-8509 or email­ing cal­ for a reser­va­tion form.

Shep­herd of the Hills Church 527 HOFFMANSVILLE ROAD, BECHTELSVILLE

Holy Com­mu­nion will be cel­e­brated on Sept. 2 at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

The Montco-Berks Golden Age Club will meet at Shep­herd of the Hills on Sept. 6, 2 p.m. The pro­gram will be “Mu­sic by Michael Kropp.”

Boy Scouts meet Mon­day 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.

St. Joseph’s Hill Church 244 KOCH ROAD, BOY­ER­TOWN

Sept. 2- 15th Sun­day af­ter Pen­te­cost, Hymn Sing at 8:55, Holy Com­mu­nion, Last Sun­day of Sum­mer Sched­ule

Sept.r 9- Rally Sun­day. Re­turn to reg­u­lar Sun­day morn­ing sched­ule with wor­ship ser­vices at 7:45 & 10am, and a spe­cial Sun­day School hour be­gin­ning at 8:30am, with a ser­vice project ben­e­fit­ing Op­por­tu­nity House in Read­ing.

Ju­nior (6pm) and Se­nior (7:30pm) Choirs will re­sume re­hearsals on Sept. 5. Beth­le­hem Choir will re­sume Oct. 3, time TBA.

Sum­mer Sun­day School con­tin­ues Sept. 2- chil­dren are dis­missed from wor­ship af­ter the Chil­dren’s Chat.

Rally Sun­day event for all ages on Sept. 9 be­gins at 8:30am in the nave.

Reg­u­lar Sun­day School classes re­sume on Sept. 16, with open­ing in nave at 8:45am.

Day Care Sum­mer ses­sion has ended.

Ig­nite the Hill Youth Group Duryea Day food stand fundraiser at Boy­er­town Com­mu­nity Park on Sept. 1.

Weight Loss group (TBMP)- next meet­ing on Sept. 5, 6pm

Duryea Day bak­ers needed- fin­ger foods that have no ic­ing or nuts (AP cakes, crumb cakes, brown­ies, etc.)

Christ Lutheran Church, Niantic 222 NIANTIC ROAD, BARTO

Wor­ship with us on the 15th Sun­day af­ter Pen­te­cost on Sept. 2 at our one ser­vice at 9 a.m. Bridge Pas­tor; Pas­tor David Pen­man will be lead­ing the con­gre­ga­tion in a Holy Com­mu­nion wor­ship ser­vice, preach­ing the morn­ing ser­mon, as well as the Chil­dren’s Ser­mon. Those min­is­ter­ing at this 9 a.m. ser­vice are Acolyte; OPEN, Lec­tor; Sue Hoff­man, Com­mu­nion As­sist: Linda Quinn and Greeters/ Ush­ers; Sue and Norman Hoff­man.

The church of­fice will be closed on Mon­day, Sept. 3 in ob­ser­vance of La­bor Day. The Wor­ship & Mu­sic com­mit­tee will meet on Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in room B. Then at 7 p.m., the Mercy Min­istry com­mit­tee will meet in room H. The Bell Choir will re­sume re­hearsals on Sept. 5 be­gin­ning at 6:45 p.m. fol­lowed by the Se­nior Choir re­hears­ing at 7:45 p.m.

Trin­ity Lutheran Church 1749 S. MAIN STREET, BECHTELSVILLE

We will re­turn to our reg­u­lar sched­ule on Sept. 2. Con­tem­po­rary Wor­ship Ser­vice with Com­mu­nion 8 a.m., Sun­day School 9 a.m., Wor­ship Ser­vice with Com­mu­nion 10:15 a.m. Sept. 2 is the 15th Sun­day af­ter Pen­te­cost. The Wor­ship As­sis­tants will be Greeters: Vir­ginia Row­land, Ush­ers: Bill Brensinger, Bill Ed­dinger, Bob McEl­wee & Den­nis Scha­ef­fer, Servers: Diane McEl­wee & Sheila Ed­dinger, Lec­tor: Bob Esh­bach, Nurs­ery: Maddy Wyda.

Join us Sept. 2 as we re­turn to our weekly Sun­day School classes. We will have classes for pre-school through mid­dle school and our adult dis­cus­sion class. Dur­ing our first month chil­dren and youth will be learn­ing about Joseph in the book of Ge­n­e­sis. Sun­day School Rally Day, Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. From chil­dren to adults, all are wel­come!

Please join us for our an­nual Bas­ket Party on Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To pur­chase tick­ets, see LaRue Sheetz or Mardell Blan­ford.

The Prayer Shawl project is com­ing along nicely. We now have an in­ven­tory of shawls to start the pro­gram and the Stitch­ers will con­tinue to keep a sup­ply of shawls on hand. The Dis­ci­ple­ship Com­mit­tee and the Pas­tor will be de­cid­ing who will re­ceive a Prayer Shawl. If any­one has a sug­ges­tion or wishes to have some­one re­ceive a shawl, please con­tact the Pas­tor or a Dis­ci­ple­ship Com­mit­tee Mem­ber.

Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts.

Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Se­nior Choir Prac­tice.

Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. TLC Stitch­ers.

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