St. Luke Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville

Our 8:30 a.m. Bible Study will be held Sunday. We will meet to explore the lectionary readings of the day. Come to ponder. Come to discuss. Come to listen. Come to learn.

Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday for worship. On Sunday we will celebrate the first Sunday of Lent. The choir will sing, “Ours Were the Griefs He Bore,” by Dean.

The Adult Forum will study “Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers.”

Catechism class will meet at 5:30 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Pottstown.

The Community Clothing Rack will be open on Wednesday people to shop for clothing from 1-4 p.m.

The second soup supper will be held Wednesday night from 6 to 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The soup supper will be followed by the Lenten service, using “Holden Evening Prayer.”

Handbell Choir will rehearse at 6:30 p.m., and Senior Choir will rehearse following the Lenten service.

Congregation Council will meet Thursday night at 6:45 p.m. The Community Clothing Rack will be open for shoppers from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday night.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown

Wednesdays during Lent, St. John’s will serve free meal of soup and sandwiches from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on March 13, 20, 27 and APRIL 3, 10. Meal is followed by Holden Evening Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Open to all.

March 24: Opioid Crisis Presentation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. How did we get here, and what do we do now? Join Boyertown Lions Community Ambulance in addressing the Opioid Crisis. How addiction may begin; risk factors; how to recognize a problem; and what you can do to help. This event is free, but donations toward the ambulance's community outreach are greatly appreciated. For more information, call 610-369-1024 or visit stjohnsboyertown.org.

Huff’s Union Church, 540 Conrad Road, Alburtis (Hereford Township)

March 10: Armchair Historian 1 p.m. in Chapel. Join us for a local history presentation and panel discussion.

Shepherd of the Hills Church, 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville

The Council of Elders and the Logistics Ministry will both meet Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Boy Scouts meet Monday at 7 p.m. Cub Scouts meet Thursday at 7 p.m. AA groups meet at the church on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Al Anon meets in the church on Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

St. Joseph's Hill Church, 244 Koch Road, Boyertown

March 10: 1st Sunday in Lent, Holy Communion

March 13: Midweek service at St. John’s Hill UCC, 7pm

March 17: Lent 2, Holy Communion

Choir schedule during Lent, Wednesdays beginning March 13: Bethlehem Choir, 4:20 p.m., Junior Choir, 6pm, Senior Choir following midweek service.

Regular Sunday School classes continue on March 10, with opening in nave at 8:45 a.m.

Lenten Bible Study begins March 11, 7 p.m., topic TBA

Day Care Art and Music Show on March 19.

Ignite the Hill meeting March 11, 7:30 p.m.

Bread, Bowl, and Bible: March 10, 17, 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Douglassville, 4-7 p.m.

Lenten Bible Study begins March 11, 7 p.m. Theme: Journeying Through Lent with Luke

Weight Loss group (TBMP) next meeting on March 13, 6 p.m.

WELCA candy making- March 29, 30.

Hill Church Cemetery reminder- please remove all flowers and decorations by March 31.

Regular worship and Sunday School times: Worship at 7:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School, including Confirmation class, at 8:45 a.m.

Worship/activity cancellation info: check our website (www.stjosephshill.com), call the church office at 610-369-0990 and wait for message, go online to wfmz.com or check Channel 69, or check WBYN-FM radio.

Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto

Join us on March 10 at 10:15 a.m. for our First Sunday in Lent Holy Communion Worship Service led by Pastor Linda.

On March 13 at 7 p.m. join us for Wednesday Lent Service as we focus on “How do we pray?” Worship will be led by Pastor Linda.

Faith Formation for all ages takes place at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings. What is Faith Formation? You know this as Sunday School. It’s about gathering and sharing, learning and listening, questioning and wrestling. It’s about going deeper and forming (or re-forming, or informing) our faith. Currently, the Adult Faith Formation class is exploring the Parables of Jesus. The Confirmation Class is delving into who Jesus is for us today. All are invited to join us!

Bible Study meets on most Monday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. New faces are always welcome, please contact the church for the upcoming scheduled dates if interested in attending.

Did you know Calvary has a book club? We would love for you to join us. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions or are interested in being part of this time of reading and sharing, please contact the church office.

Remember, you are always welcome and wanted at Calvary UCC. For no matter where you are on life’s journey, there is a place for you in our family of faith.

Everyday Pastor Linda will have a post of inspiration on Facebook, a prayer, quote or something else. You can find us on Facebook by searching Calvary United Church of Christ-Barto.

Good Shepherd UCC, 35 W Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown

On March 10, we begin our Lenten Worship Series, “Jesus on the Move”. Pastor Kimberly Berenotto will deliver the message “Jesus Moves to the Desert” at the 7:45 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. services with Holy Communion (nursery available at second service). All are welcome. Girl Scouts at 6:30 p.m.; Christian Journeys at 7 p.m. in the Chapel. All are welcome.

Monday: Cub Scouts at 6:30 p.m.; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Prayer Team at 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Learn With Me Class from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Shepherd’s Café from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pay as you are able. All are welcome. Lenten Meal/Study based on Adam Hamilton’s book “Half Truths.” This session explores the idea that “Everything Happens For a Reason”. The study and meal are from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. All are welcome. Senior Choir Rehearsal at 7:45 pm.

Thursday: Miller-Keystone Blood Drive from 2 to 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call the church office at 610-367-2842 to register.

Music program includes Cherub, Youth & Senior Choir, Cantata Choir, Orchestra and Handbells. All are welcome. Groups who meet regularly include Youth, Relay for Life Teams, Le Leche and multiple quilting groups. Please call the office at 610-367-2842 for more information.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 S. Main St., Bechtelsville

Our Sunday Worship Services are 10:15 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., Contemporary Worship Service 8 a.m., the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.

March 10 is the 1st Sunday in Lent - 9 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Worship Service. The Worship Assistants will be Greeters: Howard & Waynette Shafer, Ushers: Pat Brensinger, Janice Sheetz, Sharon Renninger & Susan Rothenberger, Lector: Maddy Wyda, Nursery: Sharon Renninger. Prayer Circle Mtg. following worship.

Our Annual Roast Beef Dinner will be Saturday, April 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. More details to come.

Soup suppers will be held at 6 p.m. each Wednesday during lent prior to the 7 p.m. Worship Service beginning March 13 and ending on April 10.

During Lent Non-Perishable items will be collected for the Boyertown Area Multi-Service.

CDs of the Christmas Cantata, “Rhapsody in Bluegrass” are available for purchase $15. See Fred Isett to purchase.

Scout Troop 511 will sponsor Hoagie Sales March through May on 3rd Tuesdays. Place orders on the 2nd Tuesday. Ham, turkey, Italian or cheese—lettuce, onion, tomato, sides hot peppers or sweet peppers, Italian or mayo packets. To volunteer and to order as a new person, contact Kitty Isett. Pick up will be at the old store every month. Thank you to those who have ordered hoagies in the past years.

March 11: 6:30 p.m. Scouts

March 12: 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts, 7 p.m. Council Meeting

March 13: 6 p.m. Soup Supper, 6:15 p.m. First Communion Class, 7 p.m. Lenten Service, Senior Choir Practice to follow.

March 14: 6:30 p.m. TLC Stitchers.

In the event of inclement winter weather, news of cancellations or postponements of church activities will be posted on Channel 69, online at WFMZ.com, or log on to the Trinity’s website: www.trinitybech.com.

Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road Barto

We invite you to worship with us on First Sunday in Lent on March 10 at our ONE worship services at 9 a.m. Bridge Pastor, Pr. David Penman will lead the congregation in a Holy Communion worship service, present the Children’s Sermon, as well as present the Sermon for the morning. Confirmation will be held at 7:45 a.m. in room I. Sunday School for all ages will be held in room H at 8:15 a.m. The Adult Sunday School class will be held in room H at 10:15 a.m. Those ministering at the 9 a.m. service are: Acolyte; Hunter Hoffman, Lector; Brian Barr, Communion Assist: Cheryl Barr and Greeters/Ushers; Roxanne and Butch Fox.

Pastor Penman’s office hours are on Mondays from 9 to 11 a.m. The April Niantic News newsletter articles are due into the church office on March 12. On March 12, there will be quilt tying in room H beginning at 9:30 a.m. followed by Lutheran Ladies Lunch at Pizza Como, Pennsburg at 11:30 a.m. On March 13, we will have a Soup Supper beginning at 6 p.m. in room H/parlor, which will be followed by the mid-week Lenten service at 7 p.m. in the parlor. The Girl Scouts will meet in the social hall of the church on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. The “Journey’s through Grief” session will be held on March 14 beginning at 7 p.m. in room H, downstairs in the church.

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