Hamburg area church calendar

Zionís Lutheran Church - Shoemakersville

Zionís Lutheran Church of Shoemakersville will hold their 7th annual Peach festival on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Music will be provided by the Jalappa All-Stars. All proceeds will be donated to the Northern Berks Community Garden.

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

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

On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., we have Momentum Youth in the TBC Youth Room for students entering 7th through 12th grade. We also host 56 Club for all students entering 5th-6th grade in the fall. Students in 5th through 12th grade can be dropped off and picked up in the youth room at our side entrance. Our adult connect classes and childrenís programs will resume on Wednesday nights in September.

Are you struggling with depression, addiction and are needing something more? Join Celebrate Recovery that meets on Monday Evenings at 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Recovery program where people gain freedom, healing, and accountability for lifeís hurts, habits, and hang-ups. By applying the 8 Recovery Principles within the 12-step program, we open ourselves up to Godís grace so that we can break free. We also open the door to recovery by sharing our experiences and hopes with one another. Celebrate Recovery is open to men and women ages 18+. Itís not just for people struggling with substance abuse. This program is for anyone who feels like their life is out of control and is looking for a safe place to deal with a ďhurt, habit, or hang-up.Ē Walk-ins welcome anytime! If you have any questions about this new exciting ministry, we welcome you to call Lisa Schappell at 610-562-2972 x.200 or email connect@hamburgbridge.com.

If you would like to listen to Pastor Markís Sunday morning sermons, please go to our website at www.hamburgbridge.org.

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

Salem Bellemanís Church

On Sunday, July 13, Salem Bellemanís Church, 3540 Bellemanís Church Road, Mohrsville, celebrated the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost at the regular worship times of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. Linda Hartman, The Director of Music Ministry, played for both services. The scripture readings for the services were Isaiah 55:10-13 and Romans 8:1-11 which were read by Gloria Gambler at the early service and by 4H Members at the late service. Also, the Gospel reading was from Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23.

Bellemanís annual Sunday School Picnic will be held on Aug. 2 when the refreshment stand opens at 3 p.m. There will be entertainment by the Bellemanís Orchestra and The Jalappa All Stars. All are welcome!

Please visit our website for more information about Bellemanís, www.bellemanschurch.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:

July 17 and 21: Healthy Steps in Motion senior aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 a.m.

July 17: Retirement financial needs seminar, 6 p.m. Contact the parish office for further information.

July 17: 7:30 p.m., Holy Name Society meeting

July 20: 8 Ė 11 a.m., Blood Drive, contact the parish office for more information

July 21: 8 p.m., Bible Study (follows 7 p.m. devotions)

Salem United Methodist Church, Shoemakersville

Welcome to the corner of Sixth and Main Streets in Shoemakersville for our 9 a.m. morning worship. The morning scripture is Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. Sonja Rollman will have the Childrenís Message.

New classes are being formed for this Fall. Pastor Bill will have a study based on his latest work toward his ordination. He will also have a Confirmation class. If you are interested in either class, please contact the Pastor.

We are always looking for members to step up into leadership positions in the church. If you see a need which you think you can help with, tell the Pastor. New faces and fresh ideas help us grow as a congregation.

When you give to the church your giving is recorded confidentially for your tax records only if you use an envelope or mark your check. Unmarked giving is always thankfully accepted, but you get no tax credit. So, please use the church provided envelopes for all giving. It is to your benefit.

A craft group will be meeting on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m. to make new bookmarks for the pew hymnals. All materials are provided, so you only need to bring yourself. It should take about an hour. Come join the fun-there will be refreshments.

To contact us: church phone 610-562-4345, Pastorís cell phone: 570-573-8320

Email: salemumc1650@yahoo.com

Web address: www.salemumcshoey.org

Find us on Facebook.

Our Mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of our community and the world.

Salem-Berne United Methodist Church

Join us Sunday, July 20 for Morning Worship at 9 a.m. The Rev. Neil Shea will be the guest speaker. The Liturgist is Harry Fisher and the Greeters are Carole Kalbach and Marion Yeager. The Childrenís Message will be given by Linda Seyler and the Acolyte is Leighann Gesicki. The Food Pantry item for July is Canned Pasta, any kind.

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 11:05 a.m. A vegetarian fellowship meal is served to our guests and visitors each Sabbath after the service. Everyone is welcome.

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.

SABBATH MORNING (Saturday): July 19, 11:05 a.m., Our Youth and Young Adults will be leading out in the worship service this week. There will be a vegetarian meal for our guests and visitors following the service.

2nd & 4th FRIDAY EVENINGS: at 7 p.m. there is a Youth/Young Adult Vespers service at the church. All are welcome.

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: 9:30 a.m. Early Morning Bible Study with Dr. John Goley. A Study of Daniel 7 & Revelation 13.

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. The Pathfinder Club is preparing for a World Wide Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to take place in August of this year. This major event takes place once every 5 years. Many, different countries will be represented.

VEGAN CLUB: For all who may be interested in a vegan or partial vegan lifestyle. Takes place the third Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. All are welcome.

The joy and the blessing of the Sabbath begin this Friday evening at 8:26 p.m.

St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran ďSmokeĒ Church

St. Paulís located at 2613 Old Route 22, Hamburg, welcomes you to join us for our church service held every Sundy at 9 a.m. Our mission is committed to serving our Lord Jesus Christ, spreading His gospel and preparing Christians to do his work. Our pastor is Ms. Elna Stratton and our music director/organist is Mr. Donald Ryan. Sunday, July 20 the acolyte is Cora Brown, the lector is Linda Stewart and the greeters are Rebecca and Roland Smith. Sunday July 27 will be a Holy Communion Sunday.

Salem E.C. Church

2150 Old 22, Lenhartsville

This week at Salem Church: Our Coffee Fellowship was at 8:30 a.m., followed by our Worship Service at 9 a.m. Our Sunday School was at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dave Long presented the message ďFalling Down, Standing Up, Going OutĒ based on Ezekiel 1:28b-3:3. Our greeters were Craig & Tina Kutz. Our nursery attendant was Linda Wood, & our Junior Church leader was Kolleen Long.

Upcoming Events: Please call us for dates & times for our Bible studies, and Menís & Womenís groups. Our sock hop is Saturday, July 26, 6-9 p.m. There is a cost for ages 16 & over; ages 15 & under are free. Join us in the church gym for live music, games, food, & prizes. There will be a costume contest, so wear your best 50s attire!

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. Johnís 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. summer services on Sundays. Come and join us.

On the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, the altar flowers are presented to the glory of God in loving memory of Kathleen Lau on the anniversary of her birthday, July 13, by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

AA meets Thursdayís at 7 p.m. in the Junior room.

There will be no Family Worship Service during June, July, and August. Make a Joyful Noise Offering dates will be modified over the summer months. Bring your change for this special offering on July 27 (VBS presentation) and Aug. 17.

This year our Church Picnic will be held at Tilden Township Pavilion, located behind the Tilden Township Municipal Building, on Sunday, Aug. 10. Please save this date.

Vacation Bible School: Weird Animals - Sunday, July 20 - Thursday, July 24, 6 - 8:30 p.m. for children Ages 3Ė Grade 6. (Parents of 3 year olds are asked to stay with the child) Take a walk on the wild side! New friends, amazing experiments, wild crafts, untamed games, lip smacking snacks, surprising adventures, incredible music, and lots of fun! Registration information is available on the church website (http://www.stjohnshamburg.org), by contacting Lydia Beck, Youth Director, at stjohnsyouthdirector@comcast.net or through the church office

While we are in transition of a pastor, we do have pastors available to do visitations.

Please call the office for anyone that you know would like a visitation from a pastor.

Sat., Aug. 2 is the Saturday Night Worship Worship Service with Holy Communion at 5:30 p.m. Sunday July 20 is Sixthy Sunday after Pentecost. Worship Service is at 9:30 a.m.

Find us on the internet at www.stjohnshamburg.org.

Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church

The altar flowers were presented in honor of Kay Evans by Janice and Bob Evans. The Mission Trip will be at the Jersey Shore to help clean up from Hurricane Sandy from July 13-19. The outdoor service and picnic will be held at the Penn Township Building on July 20 at 10 p.m. There will be a Rehersburg Band Concert at Altalaha Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. on July 19.

St. Thomas Church

The altar flowers were presented in honor of the wedding anniversary of Amy and Lance Sterner by Josiah, Kendall, Mom and Dad B, Kelley, Barry, Brayden, and Emily. The Guild Annual Banquet will be held at Risserís Restaurant on July 29 at 6 p.m. The reservations and money is to be sent to Nancy Lynn by July 20. The worship service was devoted to reports and testimonies on the Mission Trip to Indianapolis, Indiana. Bernville Community Days will be held in Umbenhauer Park on July 26 beginning at 4 p.m. There will be music by the Dixieland Band, the Rajah Concert Band and DJ Yatch, games, a silent auction, used book sale, candy sale, Boyerís basket walk, baking contest, and plenty of good food. Weather permitting, there will be fireworks after dusk.

St. Lukeís Union Sunday School

Vacation Bible School from July 28 to Aug. 1. International Spy Academy. At St. Lukeís Union Sunday School, 5th and Franklin St., Shoemakersville. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ages Pre-K: 4 to 10 years of age. For more information call 484-769-5263.