Church calendar

St Michael’s Church

Sunday, July 28, we begin worship at 9 a.m. The youth from St. Michael’s who are attending our mission event will have a special blessing for the work they will be doing this week. A noisy offering will go toward Doug Graybill’s feeding of the homeless in Reading. Special music is Rachel Johnson.

St. Michael’s Church, A Lutheran affiliated congregation, 529 St. Michaels Road, Tilden Twp., just West of Hamburg off of Hex Highway, invites you to participate in activities and Sunday Summer worship at 9 a.m.

There is a children’s sermon every Sunday. For information call 610-488-1783 or Visit our web page http://www.forministry.com/USPAELCIASMCSM. Worship is broadcast live every Sunday and you can watch recordings of previous services at: www.ustream.tv/channel/st-michaels-hamburg-pa.

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Sunday School for youth and adults over the Summer is 10:15 a.m. every Sunday. The Adult Classes study the Book of Acts and The Lutheran Handbook. The Youth are studying “Made To Make A Difference.”

The youth are using this theme for their service event July 28 through August 2. This is open to all churches who Celebrate Christ as Lord and Savior. It is a life-changing week of discipleship, adventure and mission for high school and college youth. We will be exploring what it truly means to live a Disciple’s life – a life found in passionately following Jesus Christ.

Sunday, July 21 the altar flowers were sponsored by William & Sally Harris in honor of their daughter, Katie who turned 17 on July 7.

The bulletins were sponsored by Margaret Bauer in loving memory of her husband, Paul.

This week is St. Michael’s Mission Week. Sunday through Thursday, July 28-Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. you are invited to worship with the Praise Band 3:16. Sunday nights sermon features clowning with Pastor Walt Breiner, St. Luke, Shoemakersville, on Encouragement. Every other night we will hear how we are “Made To Make A Difference.” The message and bible study will encourage us to make a difference in the name of Jesus Christ.

Each morning youth will gather at church by 8 a.m. for devotions on God’s Love and worship. Sterling Koch, the leader of 3:16, will lead music each morning.

Monday morning we will be helping Meals On Wheels prepare and deliver food locally. In the afternoon we will make 50 meals to deliver in Reading. At 4 p.m. we will assist Doug Graybill deliver those meals to homeless veterans and anyone else who needs food.

Tuesday and Thursday we will help Habitat For Humanity with one of their three homes in Reading.

Wednesday Morning there will be a special presentation by Pastor Jerry Kulp, Frieden’s, Shartlesville. Wednesday afternoon we will be helping community members at their homes and organizing St. Michaels, especially the bell tower and balcony areas.

After Friday morning’s devotions and worship we leave to continue the Great Commission in the world! Youth in 8th grade and older may still contact Pastor Buzzard to participate.

Salem E.C. Church

2150 Old 22, Lenhartsville

This week at Salem Church: Our Coffee Fellowship was at 8:30 a.m., our worship service was at 9 a.m., and Sunday School was at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dave Long presented the message “Sacrificial Cleansing” based on Luke 17:11-19. Our greeters were Barry & Dawn Mengel. Our nursery attendant was Briana Gromlich, & our Junior Church leaders were Beverly Ruppert & Dana Anderson.

Upcoming Events: Men’s Group will have pizza & a movie on Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. Pilates is Wednesday at 6 p.m., & volleyball is Thursday at 7 p.m. Tween Mini-Golf is Friday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. Don’t miss our Family Festival on Sunday, August 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please feel welcome to come and join us at any time. For more information on Salem church and our events you can visit us on the web at www.facebook.com/wearesalem or call the church office at 610-562-5033.

St. Thomas Church

On July 14 the altar flowers were presented in honor of the 50th birthday of Sheila Gilmer by her family. The Pastor Joel Jackson and the Youth Group presented their report and testimonies on the Mission Trip.

Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church

The worship assistants were Patty Maynor, Roy and Jane Bubbenmoyer, and the Youth Group. The flowers and bulletins were in honor of the birthdays of Bob Evans and Sean Evans (age 6) by Bob and Janice Evans. Vacation Bible School will be held from July 29 – August 1.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Church Street, Hamburg, would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us at our 9:30 a.m. service on Sundays. Come and join us.

On the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost the altar flowers were presented to the glory of God in loving memory of husband, John Wessner, Sr. and Son, John Wessner, Jr. by Mrs. Ruth Wessner. During worship was Athens Vacation Bible School Closing Celebration.

AA meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Jr. room.

Sunday, July 28 is the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. Worship is at 9:30 a.m. There is no Sunday School for the summer. Find us on the internet at www.stjohnshamburg.org.

Salem Belleman’s Church

On Sunday, July 21, Salem Belleman’s Church, 3540 Belleman’s Church Road, Mohrsville, celebrated the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost at the regular worship times of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. The musician for the early service was Cheryl Felix while Linda Hartman, The Director of Music Ministry, played for the second service. The scripture readings for the services were Genesis 18:1-10 and Colossians 1:15-28 which were read by Nikole Botscheller at the early service and by Dennis Felix at the late service. Also, the Gospel reading was from Luke 10:38-42. The services also included various musical selections from the week of VBS at Belleman’s.

Belleman’s annual Sunday School Picnic will be held on August 3 when the refreshment stand opens at 3 p.m. There will be entertainment by the Belleman’s Orchestra and The Jalappa All Stars. All are welcome!

Please visit our website for more information about Belleman’s, www.bellemanschurch.org.

Hamburg Seventh-day Adventist Church

Our Hamburg Church would like to give you an invitation:

We are a Bible based church located at 22 Willow Rd, Hamburg.

Our Service times are: Bible classes for all ages at 10 a.m. followed by our worship hour at 11 a.m. A vegetarian fellowship meal is served to our guests and visitors each Sabbath after the service. Everyone is welcome.

SABBATH MORNING (Saturday): July 27, at 11 a.m. Pennsylvania Youth Group for God will minister to us during the worship hour followed by our vegetarian fellowship meal in the Fireside Room.

The First Sabbath of each month there is a Children’s Church service for ages 3-10. Also that day, the “Discovery Club” meets in the Fireside Room from 3:30-5 p.m.

Our Community Service Center is open to the public every Monday & Tuesday from 1-6 p.m. for those who qualify. The food pantry is open the third Sunday of each month from 12-2 p.m. for those who qualify.

PRAYER MEETING: Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY MORNING: Bible Study will pick up again the beginning of August.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: The Adventurer & Pathfinder Clubs meet. The Adventurers are for our young members 5-8 years old. They meet at our church facility from 6-7:30 p.m. The Pathfinders are for ages 9-18 and they meet at the Blue Mt. SDA Elementary School from 6:30-8 p.m.

Our Pastor is Alex DuBee. His Office number is 610-562-7200. He would be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have.

The joy and the blessing of the Sabbath begin this Friday evening at 8:23 p.m.

Bern Reformed UCC

“Blue Bird Revival”

Sunday, August 4 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Bern Reformed UCC Picnic Grove

3196 Bernville Rd, Rte. 183, Leesport

Country Bluegrass/Gospel Concert. Bring a picnic lunch and lawn chairs and enjoy the music.

The public is invited to attend the concert. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be received.

Event web Link: www.bernreformeducc.org.

“Re-Creation USA”

Sunday August 25 at 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Bern Reformed UCC Picnic Grove

3196 Bernville Rd, Rte. 183, Leesport

Sacred Music Program

Re-Creation is a group of dynamic young people who present both religious and family oriented music that appeals to all ages. Re-Creation provides entertainment programming for Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in the United States.

The public is invited to attend the concert. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be received.

Event web Link: www.bernreformeducc.org.

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church is located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at www.rc.net/allentown/stmaryhamb. Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation every Saturday from 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. and before each daily Mass. Upcoming activities include:

Bible Study will meet next on Monday, June 3, 8 p.m. (follows 7 p.m. devotions)

July 25 and 29: Healthy Steps in Motion senior aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 a.m.

July 29: Bible Study, 8 p.m. (follows 7 p.m. devotions)

July 30: Harvest Fest planning meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m.

The Bridge Church, 3561 Old 22, would like to extend an invitation to the following:

The Bridge Church Sunday Morning Worship Service times are at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. All of our Bridge Street Kid’s Ministries meet downstairs where you will be able to check-in your child before each service begins. Bridge Street Kid’s Ministries range in ages from 0 thru 4th Grade.

Momentum Youth will be meeting on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. for their weekly youth services. There will be no other TBC Kids ministries, or bible studies for the month of July.

If you would like to listen to Pastor Mark’s Sunday morning sermons, please go to our website at www.hamburgbridge.com.

Visit our website at www.hamburgbridge.com or call 610-562-2972 for more information and service/class details.

Friedens Church

Please come and join us at our weekly services at Friedens Church, 128 Wolf Creek Road, Shartlesville. On Saturdays at 5 p.m. we have our Encounter Worship Service, a more intimate worship that features weekly opportunities for individual blessings and Holy Communion. (weather permitting, this is held at the outside sanctuary located behind the church, down the lane)

Our Sunday morning worship services are at 7:45 and 10:30 a.m. (Nursery services are provided at the late service).

Please note, effective June 2, for the summer months. The 10:30 a.m. service will now be held every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. There will also be no weekly Sunday School.

Weekly Activities at Friedens Church for July include:

Every Monday – Grief Support at 11:40 a.m.

Friedens’ Friends – First Tuesday of each Month at 11:30 a.m.

Bible Study every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. / 6:30 p.m. held at St. John’s in Hamburg

Upcoming events:

July 21, July 28 and August 4 at 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pastor Jerry will present “We Believe What?”

August 9 thru 11, Annual Camping Trip at Hickory Run, Denver PA.

We look forward to seeing you at our weekly Services and we hope you join us for monthly activities and special events.

Zion’s Lutheran Church, of Shoemakersville, will hold their 6th annual peach festival on Saturday, August 10. It will be from 4-8 p.m. and feature The Jalappa All-Stars. A portion of the proceeds will asist the Animal Rescue League.

Salem United Methodist Church

Join us at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets for 9 a.m. Sunday morning worship. Greeter is Joan Henne. Sonja Henne will share the children’s sermon. Remember, we are air conditioned!

There are refreshments in Fellowship hall following worship and Bible Study classes at 10:30 a.m.

The new handicap-accessible restrooms are almost ready. The rough coat of macadam is on the parking lot. When the elevator is installed we will have the top-coat put on.

this fall the youth will meet for a meal, games and devotions once a month. Volunteers are needed to prepared and serve the meal. If you would like to help please give your name to Karen Kershner. This will be on a rotating basis, so no one will be responsible every month.

At the board meeting we voted to add a basketball hoop to the parking lot for use by the youth or others in the congregation. If you play, please watch out for cars in the lot.

A music and worship conference for worship leaders, musicians, directors, pastors and more is happening on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Hopewell UMC in Downingtown. This is followed by a concert at 5:25 p.m. For more information, please contact the Central District Office at 215-878-4607 or ddalton@epaumc.org.

Salem’s contacts are: church phone: 610-562-4345, pastor’s cell phone: 570-573-8320, online: salemumc1650@yahoo.com and www.salemumcshoey.org. We are also on Facebook with pictures from our VBS, Heroes of the Bible. Check us out.

“The most important thing about setting a goal is having one.” Author Unknown

Salem-Berne United Methodist Church

Join us on July 28 for Morning Worship at 9 a.m. The Rev. Carol Lawfer will be the guest speaker. She pastored Salem-Berne from 1994-1997. The Altar flowers are presented by Lynn Kreider in memory of her parents. The Liturgist is Sue DeStasio and the Greeters are Harry and Dolores Fisher. The Children’s Message will be given by Linda Seyler and the Acolyte is Erin Gesicki. After Worship Service there will be a Motorcycle Ride at 11 a.m. They will be riding about 50 miles, so bring your cycle to church and ride with them. Kid’s Club meets Friday July 26 at 6:30 p.m. and Youth Fellowship meets July 28 at 7 p.m.