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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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.
Our Wednesday Evening Family Night Classes begin at 7 p.m. Please join us weekly as we offer something for every age group, from infant to Adults. Early Childhood care is provided, while School age children are involved with Girls Ministries & Royal Rangers. Fifth & sixth graders have the opportunity to participate in our “56” club, as they venture through their pre-teen years together while teenagers find their place in Momentum Youth Live (main youth service). Adults have multiple Connect Classes to choose from each week. Our Spring Classes have begun and we are offering these three classes: The Holy Spirit, Significant Woman of the Bible (Ladies Bible Study), and Courageous Men’s Bible Study.
Divorce Care will be 13 weeks long, meeting on Tuesday’s at 7 p.m. This class is on campus at The Bridge Church. There is a cost. This group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through lone of life’s most difficult experiences. Divorce Care support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help you. This class is an open ended class, and you are able to jump at any time during the 13 weeks.
Ladies Chocolate and Chuckles Event
Friday, May 10, 6:30 p.m. at TBC. Ladies, join us for a fun-filled night with an explosion of chocolate & chuckles. Special Guest Speaker & Comedian, Sue Duffield will be delighting us with a humor filled night. There will be chocolate fountains, fruit, finger sandwiches and door prizes! There is a cost. This event is for ladies 18 years and older. Please stop by The Bridge Church Office Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or call 610-562-2972 x.201 to register individually or along with your girlfriends for a fun night out together! This will be the LAST week of registration!
If you would like to listen to Pastor Mark’s Sunday morning sermons, please go to our website at
Visit our website at or call 610-562-2972 for more information and service/class details.
St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
94 Walnut Road Tilden Township
Visit our website at 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:
April 27: Retreat day for First Holy Communion class
April 28: Berks March for Life, beginning at 2:15 p.m. from Berks Catholic High School
April 29: Bible Study, 8 p.m. (follows 7 p.m. devotions)
May 1: Schedule change- Mass will be offered at 7 p.m.
May 4: Retreat day for the Confirmation class
May 4: Cemetery spring-cleaning, 8 a.m., volunteers welcome
Salem Belleman’s Church
On Sunday, April 21, Salem Belleman’s Church, 3540 Belleman’s Church Road, Mohrsville, celebrated the Fourth Sunday of Easter at the regular worship times of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. The musician for the early service was Michele Dietrich while Linda Hartman, The Director of Music Ministry, played for the second service. During the 10:15 service Pastor Potteiger baptized Samantha Rose Gregor, daughter of Todd and Kelly Gregor.
Belleman’s will be hosting its annual Oyster Supper at the church’s Fellowship Hall on Saturday, April 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu includes Fried Oysters, Oyster Stew, Oyster Pies, and Ham Platters. All items are sold ala carte. Prior to the dinner there will be a Hymn Sing in the Historic 1815 Belleman’s Church at 2:30 p.m. Feel free to contact the church for more information or driving directions at 610-926-0461.
Please visit our website for more information about Belleman’s,
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 10:15 a.m. service on Sundays. Come and join us.
On the Fourth Sunday of Easter (April 21), the altar flowers was presented to the glory of God in celebration of Charlotte Uhler’s birthday by her husband, Pastor Uhler. At the worship service, we “Made a Joyful Noise” for ELCA World Hunger.
Project Quilters Group meets Tuesday’s at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Jr. room.
Cluster Bible Study is Thurs., April 25 at 6:30 p.m.
AA meets Thurs. April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Jr. room.
Tickets are being sold for a Chicken BBQ fundraiser by St. John’s Thrivent Group. Pick-up is Friday, May 3
Registration is open for St. John’s Summer Day Camp 2013 Kingdom Rock. For info and to register go to the churches website (listed in article) and click on the Day Camp link on the home page.
Sunday, April 28 is the Fifth Sunday of Easter. Worship is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School and Catechetical Classes meet at 9 a.m. Find us on the internet at
Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church
The worship assistants were Bree-Anna Boyer, Gladys Oswald, Raymond Kissling, Bill Boyd, Roy Bubbenmoyer, Paul Zerbe, and the Youth Group. The altar flowers were presented by Wayne and Cara Kramer in honor of their wedding anniversary. The Green Thumb Committee’s work date is April 27 at 9 a.m.
St. Thomas Church
On April 14 Tenth Anniversary of the New Addition were observed and the altar flowers were presented in honor of the 88th birthday if Helen Mack by Gene and Lynette, Donald and Melanie, and Jan and Lori. On April 21 Compassion Sunday was observed. The altar flowers were presented in honor of the beauty of God’s daffodils blooming in “The Meadows” from the Ruth Troutman family. The fresh arrangement is presented, with love, in honor of the birthday of Louise Wolf by Fritz, Carla, Makayla, and Emily. Pastor Joel Jackson will present the Guild program on April 30. Music Appreciation Sunday will be observed on May 5. There will be a covered dish dinner at 5 p.m. followed by a piano concert by Jim Hendricks at 6 p.m. on May 5.
Salem United Methodist Church, Shoemakersville
Meet us at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets for our 9 a.m. Sunday morning worship service. After light refreshments in Fellowship Hall there are church school classes for all ages. Rev. Parrish and his class will study the scripture for the coming week, John 14:23-29.
May 12, Mother’s Day, is also Camp Awareness Sunday. Mary Yoder will share highlights of the four conference camps, including how to reduce your price for camp attendance.
The Mission Trip Team is traveling to Smithsburg, Maryland this summer in June. The Mission Team is selling the miles from Shoemakersville to Smithsburg. You will not only be helping the team get to Smithsburg and back, you will be helping the families in Smithsburg also.
St. Michael’s, Hamburg
Sunday, April 28, Music Sunday is celebrated with members of St. Michael’s singing and playing instruments to praise The Living God. The St. Michaelaire’s band, led by Elaine Balthaser, will lead our hymns. Children’s songs from the Sunday School, led by Betty Naftzinger, will be enjoyed before the children’s sermon. The Senior Choir under the direction of Deborah Buzzard will perform an anthem. Several presentations of special music will be part of the worship service.
St. Michael’s Church, A Lutheran affiliated congregation, 529 St. Michaels Road, Tilden Twp., just West of Hamburg on Hex Highway, invites you to participate in activities and 10:15 a.m. Sunday worship. There is a children’s sermon every Sunday. For information call 610-488-1783 or Visit our web page Worship is broadcast live every Sunday and you can watch recordings of previous services at:
Sunday School for all ages is 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Sunday. The Adult Classes are studying the Book of Acts and The Lutheran Handbook. The Youth Class is studying “Made To Make A Difference”. The Parent Infant & Toddler class, for infants to 2yrs, sing songs and finger plays and a parenting class for adults.
Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
A Bible study will continue during the month of May in the library from 7-8:30 p.m. The fourth session will be held May 6 reflecting on “The Holy Spirit is with God’s people.”
Salem-Berne Methodist Church
Join us April 28 for Morning Worship at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. The Liturgist is Clyde Liddick and the Greeters are Dennis and Debbie Sonday. The Children’s Message will be given by Pat or Pastor Dan and the Acolyte is Jonathan Gesiski. The Altar Flowers are presented in honor of the birthday of Brian Althouse by Linda. Kids Klub meets at 6:30 p.m. on April 26. We will be making Chow Chow on May 7. To order call 610-562-3458.