Hamburg area church calendar

Salem Untied Methodist Church, Shoemakersville

Join us at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets for our 9 a.m. worship service. The scripture for the morning, Matthew 5:21-37 will be read by Karen Kershner and the childrens message will be given by Beth Moore. Acolytes for the month include Zoe Becker, Becca Wenner and Catharine Wingle.

There are light refreshments following the service in Fellowship Hall. Then classes are available for all ages. The adult class is studying the life of Peter. The Pastors class also meets on Tuesday evening. The Wednesday morning class is continuing its study of the Parables of Jesus. New members are always welcome.

On Saturday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m. we will hold a long-range planning meeting for our church following the Call to Action guidelines for becoming a vital congregation. All members and friends of the church are urged to attend in order to participate in helping us become a better and stronger church.


Sunday, March 2, from 1-4 p.m. is Game Day featuring Pinochle. We will also have board games available. Please join the group and bring a snack to share.

The next Youth Small Group Meeting is on Sunday, March 9, at 4-6 p.m. in the Parsonage. The group shares Fun, Food, Fellowship and Faith. Come and bring a friend.

The next Education Meeting will be held on March 3 at 6:30 p.m. We will be planning the Easter Egg Hunt, Camp Sunday and Vacation Bible School.

Lenten Services will begin in March. The Wednesday evening services are usually rotated between the participating churches. A schedule will be published with dates and times.

To contact us: Church phone 610-562-4345. Pastors cell for emergencies 570-573-8320. Email: Web address: Find us on Facebook.

Preach the Gospel all times. If necessary, use words. St. Francis of Assisi

Schuylkill Valley Bible Chapel

Bluegrass Concert on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Fundraiser for Bluegrass Evangelism Band traveling to Haiti in March. No ticket necessary. Sponsored by The Gospel For Haiti. Schuylkill Valley Bible Chapel, 693 Irish Creek Rd., Mohrsville, 610-926-1140.

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church is located at 94 Walnut Road in 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:

Feb. 13 and 17: Healthy Steps in Motion senior aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 a.m.

Feb. 16: PREP religious education classes

Feb. 17: 8 p.m., Bible Study (follows 7 p.m. devotions)

Feb. 18: 7:30 p.m., RCIA: The Image of God. (Next week: The Image of God & Conscience, part 2)

March 1: Mardi Gras with music, food and refreshments, 6-10 p.m.. All are welcome. For tickets, call the parish office.

St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Smoke Church

St. Pauls welcomes you to join us every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. for worship service. After worship, we have a fellowship with snacks and beverages. This is followed by Sunday School classes for all ages at 10:15. Our adult Sunday School class invites you to join us for a Bible discussion of the Gospel lesson of the day. On Feb. 2, the greeters/ushers were Linda Frederick and Esther Moyer. The acolyte was Elaina Koller and the Lector was Linda Stewart. We also held a Souper Bowl collection for the Northern Berks Food Pantry. Sunday, Feb. 16 we will have a congregational meeting following a shortened church service. A pancake and sausage breakfast will be served after the meeting for church attendees. Looking ahead: At 7 p.m. Weds. March 5 St. Pauls will hold an Ash Wednesday Lenten service with our Pastor Elna Stratton delivering the message. Please plan to attend. We will be having a soup sale on Saturday, March 28. This is pre-orders only. More information to follow. Our Mission--The congregation of St. Pauls is committed to serving our Lord Jesus Christ, spreading His gospel and preparing Christians to do His work. Please join us.

St. Michaels Church, A Lutheran affiliated congregation, 529 St. Michaels Road, Tilden Twp., just West of Hamburg on Hex Highway, invites you to participate in activities, Christian Education, Sundays 9 a.m. and Sunday Worship at 10:15 a.m. A childrens sermon is heard every Sunday. For information call 610-488-1783 or Visit our web page Worship is broadcast live every Sunday and recordings of previous services can be seen at:

Sunday Feb. 16, you are invited to a continental breakfast in the Multipurpose Room before worship (9-9:45 a.m.) as we celebrate the 101st birthday of Norman Kline. We worship at 10:15 a.m. One of Normans favorite hymns will be sung, and a story told at worship. We will have a slide show of couples that are celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 etc. Wedding Anniversaries this year.

Sunday School for ALL ages is 9 a.m. every Sunday. The Adult Classes study The End Times and Parenting. The Youth are viewing NOOMA videos showing Christs work in our lives.

Our next Free spaghetti dinner is Friday, March 7, 5-7 p.m. Be sure to invite everyone who is in need of a meal. If you come and want to make a donation you can give it to more free meals or the Northern Bereks Food Pantry.

Salem Bellemans Church

On Sunday, Feb. 9, Salem Bellemans Church, 3540 Bellemans Church Road, Mohrsville, celebrated the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany at the regular Worship times of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. Many members of Boy Scout Troop 154 took part in the 10:15 service for Boy Scout Sunday. The musician for the early service was Sharon Duvall while Linda Hartman, The Director of Music Ministry, played for the second service. The scripture readings for the services were Isaiah 58:1-12 and 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 which were read by David Weber at the early service and by members of Troop 154 at the late service. Also, the Gospel reading was from Matthew 5:13-20.

The Bellemans Mission Teams will be holding their popular Sandwich Sale on Thursday, Feb. 27. The 10 (ham, Italian or turkey) sandwiches will be available for pick-up and payment at the Bellemans Fellowship Hall from 4 p.m. till 6:30 p.m. (Feb. 27). Please call the church office (610-926-0461) to order.

Please visit our website for more information about Bellemans,

St. Thomas Church

The altar flowers were presented in memory of Paul Reber, Jr. by his wife Betty. The organ arrangement was presented in loving memory of Leon Groff by his wife Erma and the fresh arrangement was presented in honor of Jackie Kimmerlings 16th birthday with love from Mom, Bill, Rachel, Jared, Kyra, Erik and Kona.

Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church

The worship assistants were Abby Baransky, Mark Preletz, Raymond Kissling, Joyce Zerbe, Mike McCann and Janet Balthaser. The flowers were presented by the Sands in memory of Lt. Lynn M. Travis. The bulletins and inserts were sponsored by Gladys Oswald in memory of her son, Michael Himmelreich. Souper Bowl making will be done at Tulpehocken High School on Feb. 13 from 3-5 p.m.

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. & Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dave Long presented the message Kingdom Dividends based on Malachi 3:6-18. Our greeters were Kevin & Sandy Towles. Our nursery attendant was Linda Wood, & our Junior Church leader was Bev Ruppert.

Upcoming Events: Our Mens Group meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, followed by Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. Womens Bible Study meets every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. Time-Out for toddlers (potty-trained, please) through 6th grade is Friday, Feb. 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Our Sportsmens Banquet is Saturday, March 8.

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 or call the church office at 610-562-5033.

St. Johns 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. Winter services on Sundays. Come and join us.

On the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, the altar flowers are presented to the glory of God in honor of Boy Scout Leaders of Troop 184, on Boy Scout Sunday, by Rose and Alyssa Schultz.

The Bulletins & Order of Service are sponsored in honor of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of St. Johns Ev. Lutheran Church by John, Rose and Alyssa Schultz.

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

In case of severe weather, which requires the cancellation of services or activities, you may call the church @ 610-562-3808 and you will immediately be told of such cancellations or find the information on the computer at

Winter Olympics Party for youth in grades 6-12: Stay after church until 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 for fun Winter Olympic style activities. Pizza and drinks will be served for lunch that is if you roll the dice just right! ;) We will be planning events for the remainder of the school year and electing Youth Ministry officers. Have your voice heard and be a part of the excitement. Sign up on the sheet on the Youth Bulletin board in the downstairs hallway by Sunday, Feb. 16 so we know how much pizza to order. Meet in the 2nd year catechetical classroom! Let the GAMES begin!

The kids need YOU! We are in need of volunteers for Sunday School and Youth Ministry. Show your support of the youth at St. Johns by sharing your talents with them. We need teachers, assistants, youth directors, chaperones, drivers, refreshment/supply providers, etc. In our busy lives, it is hard to commit to a weekly or even monthly responsibility. You do NOT have to commit to helping every week or even every month. With a team of Sunday School teachers and youth ministry leaders we can divvy out the responsibilities. Invest in the future of St. Johns and in the Christian lives of our children. Contact Lydia Beck to discuss ways you are able to help!

Sat., March 1 is the Contemporary Worship Service with Holy Communion at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 is the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany. Family Worship Service is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School and Catechetical Class is at 9 a.m.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, we will Make a Joyful Noise. Children will come around with cans to collect change for ELCA World Hunger. Please remember to Make a Joyful Noise.

Parish Education Committee Meeting: Sunday, Feb. 16 at 8:30 a.m. in the Primary Sunday School Room. We will be discussing Lent/Easter ideas.

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Salem-Berne United Methodist Church

Join us for Morning Worship on Feb. 16 at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is at 9 a.m. The Liturgist is Ryan Noon and the Greeters are Jason and Oralyn Kleinfelter. The Childrens Message will be given by Linda Seyler and the Acolyte is Ava Gesicki. The February Sermon Theme is A New Way of Living.

Feb. 16 Sermon title is Private Sin/Faithfulness in Marriage. Rainbows meet Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. Game Night is Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.