Hamburg area church calendar

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 Kids Ministries meet downstairs where you will be able to check-in your child before each service begins. Bridge Street Kids Ministries range in ages from 0 thru 4th Grade.

On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., we encourage you to come out to our Family Night, where there is something for everyone in your family. There is something for every age group, from infant to Boys and Girls programs on Wednesday evenings. Our childrens ministry clubs will take place downstairs for ages 0 4th Grade. We also have something for our 5th & 6th graders, called 56 Club. This is a wonderful transitional group before they hit Youth Group at Grades 7th-12th grade. Momentum Youth meets at 7 p.m. as well in the TBC Youth Room.

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Sunday, April 27 is our Annual Tonnage event! This is a fun night for teens 7th through 12th grade and young adults (18-35) to participate in a weightlifting competition divided up by age, a hotdog eating contest, an inflatable joust, free photobooth, and other games, prizes, give-a-ways and free food! Join us for this free event at 5 p.m. This is a night full of fun that you wont want to miss! Weightlifting parental release forms can be found on our Momentum Youth Facebook page and must be signed and dated to participate in weight lifting.

Join us tonight for our Adult Connect Classes on Wednesday Evenings, weekly at 7 p.m. Our classes this quarter feature the study of Rebuilding the Ruins: A study about Restoration out of the books of Ezra & Nehemiah, Experiencing God, Greifshare (a recovery loss support program, there is a cost), & Divorce Care (Divorce Support group program, there is a cost). There is childcare and childrens programs going on during these at TBC as well for ages infant all the way through Youth age. Please call for more information or to register today!

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 lifes hurts, habits, and hang-ups. By applying the 8 Recovery Principles within the 12-step program, we open ourselves up to Gods 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+. Its 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 hurt, habit, or hang-up. 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 Marks 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.

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.

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): April 26, at 11 a.m. Mike Fink will share the Word of God with us. A Vegetarian Fellowship Meal for our guests and visitors will follow in the Fireside Room. The First Sabbath of each month there is a Childrens Church service for ages 3-10.

2nd & 4th SABBATH AFTERNOONS of each month: There is a Bible Study at 2:30 p.m. for anyone who wishes to attend. (Off for the month of April)

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.

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.

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 7:50 p.m.

Zions Lutheran Church, Shoemakersville

On Sunday, May 4, there will be a benefit concert and dinner to help defray the medical costs of Zions, Shoemakerville, organist. At 3 p.m. there will be a free-will offering concert featuring Zions musical groups - bells, brass, choir, praise band, duets, solos and a guest organist. At 5 p.m. a pig roast of pulled pork, roll, cole slaw, potato salad, apple sauce, beverages and homemade dessert. Tickets are available in advance or at the door for a cost. There will also be take-out available.

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.

Wishes for a Blessed and Joyous Easter Season to all in our community from St. Mary parishioners.

Divine Mercy Novena prayers are offered through Divine Mercy Sunday (April 27). Novena prayers are offered 20 minutes prior to each daily liturgy.

April 26/27: First Holy Communion weekend

April 27: Divine Mercy Sunday, novena prayers will be offered at 9:15 a.m. with the PREP students. Today Pope Francis will canonize two new Saints in the church- Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II.

April 28: 8 p.m., Bible Study (follows 7 p.m. devotions)

May 4: Polka Spring Fling with the Polka Country Musicians, 12:30 p.m. Polka Mass, Dance from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dance tickets available at the parish office. Admission includes hot buffet.

Salem Bellemans Church

On Sunday, April 20, Salem Bellemans Church, 3540 Bellemans Church Road, Mohrsville, celebrated Easter Sunday 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. The scripture readings for the services were Acts 10:34-43 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 which were read by Rebecca Gambler at the early service and by Tammy Naus at the late service. The services included many pieces of music by the Bellemans Bells, Nice n Easy Ringers, Sr. Choir and more.

Bellemans will be hosting its annual Oyster Supper at the churchs Fellowship Hall on Saturday, April 26 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 Bellemans Church at 2:30 p.m. Feel free to contact the church for more information or driving directions at 610-926-0461.

Salem United Methodist Church Shoemakersville

Join us at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets in Shoemakersville for out 9 a.m. worship service. The scripture for the morning is John 20:19-31 which will be read by Helen James. Sonja Rollman will present the Childrens Message.

Following worship there are light refreshments in Fellowship Hall and then Bible study classes for all ages. Pastor Parrish is beginning a New Members Class, with members joining on June 8. If you are interested in joining, talk to the Pastor.

The Paradise Quartet will be here on Saturday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. This gospel group formed from the Black Creek Band and promises to be just as good, if not better. Come hear great music and a powerful testimony from this special group.

The Pinochle group will meet on Sunday afternoon, May 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. New members are always welcome.

The Northern Berks Mission Connexion will meet on Monday night, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany UMC.

Some dates to remember: July 7-July 11 is the Youth Mission Trip to Guilderland, N.Y. Vacation Bible School is planned for July 13-17. More details will come in the weeks ahead.

To contact us: church phone is 610-562-4345, Pastors cell phone for emergencies is 570-573-8320

E mail: salemumc1650@yahoo.com

Web address: www.salemumcshoey.org

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Today is the day the Lord has made: let us rejoice in it!

Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church

The worship assistants were Alyssa Robinson, Luanne Reese, Janet Balthaser, Joyce Zerbe, and the Church Council. The Communion Assistants were Mike McCann and Roy Bubbenmoyer. The flowers were presented to the Glory of the Living God. The bulletin was presented in honor of the birthday of Jeff Balthaser by his mother, Janet.

St. Thomas Church

On Good Friday the Worship, Celebration, New Generation, and Cherub Choir sang selections. A skit was presented by Tim Groff, Judy Guthier, Joel Jackson, Audrey Jonas, Jan Keeney, Justin Stricker, and Gene Zeller. Communion was celebrated. On Easter Sunday the altar flowers were presented by the Worship Choir in celebration of Christs resurrection on this glorious day. Communion was celebrated. The musical, Glorious Day, was presented. The soloists were Rob Klein and Amy Sterner. The narrators and actors were Jim Stricker, Linda Hatfield, Joel Jackson, Lance Sterner, and Nicole Weidman. The Worship Choir will sponsor an All You Can Eat Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner on April 27 from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. S.O.F.A. Sunday will be observed on April 27. A special offering will be received. Members are also encouraged to bring and item for the food pantry. May 1 is National Day of Prayer. May 4 is Compassion Sunday.

Salem E.C. Church

2150 Old 22, Lenhartsville

This week at Salem Church: Our Easter Sunrise Service was at 7:30 a.m., followed by our Fellowship Breakfast at 8 a.m. Our Easter Worship was at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dave Long presented the message Cooking Easter Story Cookies with Pastor Dave based on Mark 16:1-8. Our greeters were Ed & Rosie Manson. Our nursery attendant was Gale Pyle, & our Junior Church leader was Kolleen Long.

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 ages 2-12 is Friday, April 25 from 5 to 8 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. 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.

Sunday School for ALL ages is 9 a.m. every Sunday. The Adult Classes study The 10 Commandments and Parenting. The Youth watch NOOMA videos showing Christs work in our life.

A childrens sermon is heard every Sunday. For information call 610-488-1783 or Visit our web page http://www.stmichaelshamburg.org.Worship is broadcast live every Sunday and recordings of previous services can be seen at: www.ustream.tv/channel/st-michaels-hamburg-pa.

Sunday April 27, we worship at 10:15 a.m. with the Second Sunday of Easter. Worship will conclude by going outdoors (weather permitting) for the Blessing of the Fields. We will ask God to bless the Soil, seed and water, to be a blessing to farmers whose vocation is to feed the world. Three young men will be baptized during the service

St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Smoke Church invites you to join us for Sunday worship service at 9 a.m. This is followed by a fellowship time with refreshments. Sunday School starts at 10 a.m. There are classes for all ages. Our Adult Bible Discussion Group is presently studying Luthers Small Catechism led by Pastor Elna Stratton. Everyone is welcome. Please mark your calendar for St. Pauls annual Vacation Bible School starting on Monday, June 23 thru Friday June 27, 6 to 9 p.m. All children are welcome. Those serving on April 27 are acolyte Samantha Brown, Lector is Kathryn Hermansader and greeters are Mabel and Lloyd Seaman.