Hamburg area church calendar

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 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, the altar flowers are presented to the glory of God in loving memory of husband, John Wessner, Sr. and son, John Wessner, Jr. by Mrs. Ruth Wessner.

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

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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.

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 Service with Holy Communion at 5:30 p.m. Sunday July 27 is Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Worship Service is at 9:30 a.m.

Find us on the internet at www.stjohnshamburg.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 PM; 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 24 and 28: Healthy Steps in Motion senior aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 a.m.

July 26 & 27: We welcome Sister Theresa Bianco, of the Angelic Sisters of St. Paul, who will be our guest missionary speaker. A mission offering will be taken at all Masses.

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 28, 11:05 a.m., Vacation Bible School Closing program. There will be a vegetarian meal for our guests and visitors following the service.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: July 20-26. 6-8:20 p.m. The theme this year is ďSonRise.Ē

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 8:20 p.m.

Salem Bellemanís Church

On Sunday, July 20, Salem Bellemanís Church, 3540 Bellemanís Church Road, Mohrsville, celebrated the Sixth 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 Isaiah 44:6-8 and Romans 8:12-25 which were read by Jevin Dougherty at the early service and by Cheryl Pszczolkowski at the late service. Also, the Gospel reading was from Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43.

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.

Salem United Methodist Church Shoemakersville

Welcome to the corner of Sixth and Main Streets in Shoemakersville for our 9 a.m. worship. This is such a convenient time, especially in the summer, so you can worship early and have the rest of the day to spend with your family. The morning scripture is Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.

Sunday School classes for all ages follow in Fellowship Hall. Pastor Bill is forming a Confirmation Class this fall, and also starting another special class. Stay tuned for more information.

There are still some Camp programs available this summer. Brochures from the Conference Camps are available in the back of the sanctuary. The Senior Citizens Fall Retreat is in the beginning of October at Pocono Plateau. It is soon time to send in registration.

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

E Mail: salemumc1650@yahoo.com

Web address: www.salemumcshoey.org

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The Bridge Church (TBC), 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 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.

Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church

The church worship service and picnic was held at the Penn Township Pavilion. Special music was provided by the Vacation Bible School students and staff. The bulletin was sponsored in honor of Alicia Dieterís 24th birthday by her grandparents, Joyce and Paul Zerbe and the inserts were sponsored in honor of Stephen Sands by his parents, Barbara as Larry Sands.

St. Thomas Church

The altar flowers were presented in memory of Frosty by Nadine. The bulletin was sponsored in honor of the birthday of Donald Kline by Scott, Tom, Adam, Rachel, and Rebecca. Special music was provided by Amy Sterner. The acolyte was Clara Hardick. Contact the church office for information and registration for Preschool and Pre-K.

Bernville Church News

Bernville Community Days will be held in Umbenhauer Park on July 26. Come and enjoy the Rajah band, a DJ, food, games, contests, a silent auction, used book sale, and a Boyerís basket walk.

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 ďJesus, Water of LifeĒ based on Isaiah 55. Our greeters were Ed & Rosie Manson. Our nursery attendant was Gale Pyle, & our Junior Church leader was Tammy Wagner.

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! Aug. 17 is our Picnic in the Park. More details coming soon!

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.

Salem-Berne United Methodist Church

Join us July 27 for Morning Worship at 9 a.m. The Rev. Neil Shea will be the guest speaker. The Litrugist will be Randi Baker and the Greeters are Lynn Kreider and Janet Gesicki. The Childrenís Message will be given by Lisa Francis and the Acolyte is Ava Gesicki. We thank everyone who participated in Vacation Bible School the week of July 13.