St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 94 Walnut Road, Tilden

Monday- Eucharistic Adoration and Service at 7 p.m.; Tuesday- Eucharistic Adoration at 6 p.m.; Mass at 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday- Mass at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses- Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

March 6: Ash Wednesday Masses at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

March 7: Senior exercise, aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 a.m.

March 7: Community Lent Service and Lunch at St. Mary Church 11:30 a.m.

March 8: Adoration 6:30; Stations of the Cross 7 p.m.

March 10: PREP Religious Education classes, 9 a.m.

March 11: Senior exercise, aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 a.m.

March 12: RCIA Teaching Session, 7:30 p.m. 

Northern Berks Ministerium

Community Lenten Series, Theme: “The Parables of Lent”. Services will be held on Thursdays in Lent from March 7 through April 11. 11:30 a.m. Service of Prayer; followed by a Soup & Bread Lunch. A free will offering supports the ministerium’s community outreach assistance fund. All are welcome.

March 7: St. Mary Roman Catholic, 94 Walnut Road, Tilden Twp. “The Pharisee and the Tax Collector”. The tax collector who repents goes home justified, while the proud Pharisee does not. We, too, who repent are justified through Christ.

March 14: St. Paul Lutheran, 2613 Old 22, Windsor Twp. “The Sower and the Seed”. The seed that falls on fertile soil takes root and grows, while seeds in other soils fail. The Word of Christ flourishes within us.

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.

Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville

Our Worship Service was held at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dave Long presented a thought-provoking message based on Scripture. Our greeters were Wayne Adam and Gladys Adam. Our nursery attendant was Nicole Snyder. Junior church leaders were Tonia Krick and Tracey Burton.

Please contact us at 610-562-5033 for dates and times of our Men’s and Women’s Groups. Time-Out & Breakaway are March 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 117 E. Arch St., Fleetwood

Southern Gospel Concert featuring Soul’d Out Quartet will be held on March 24 at 6 p.m. There is a charge. Love Offering will be taken. Refreshments served. Call 610-693-4059.

First Reformed Church, 76 S. Third St., Hamburg

The Sunday Worship Service, led by Rev. Darryl Hamm, starts at 10:15 a.m. and Sunday School will begin at 9 a.m.

Bible Study is held on Monday mornings at 9 a.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

We invite neighbors to join our weekly community dog walk each Thursday leaving the church parking lot at 6:30 p.m.

The Lenten Season begins with the Ash Wednesday service on March 6 at 7 p.m. On March 7 the community Lenten service will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. with a soup and bread luncheon to follow at noon. Visit our website for details about the other Lenten season services.

March 10, 2 p.m. is the date our Auditorium turns into the Choral Café for an entertaining and relaxing afternoon. The Hamburg Area High School Choir will perform in our Café while you enjoy coffee and dessert. We invite the public to come and hear these talented young people. There is no admission fee but there will be a freewill offering to benefit the Choir. We hope you will join us!

The Connecting Our Church and Community (3 C’s) committee is hoping you will plan on eating at The Westy on March 13 any time from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. This is our Dining Out Fundraiser when The Westy generously donates 15 percent of your food purchase to us; alcohol is excluded. You must have a coupon for us to receive the donation (coupons available at www.hamburgfirstucc.org or from the church office). A huge “Thank you” to The Westy for offering this opportunity!

On April 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. we are holding our first Indoor Spring Craft Bazaar and Flea Market. Rent a table and two chairs for $10 and sell your treasures. There are a couple of 10’x10’ spaces available (two chairs but no table) at $15. Call 610-562-5405 or email rmzerr@aol.com for more information and to reserve your table.

Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, we visit the Laurel Nursing Home with our dogs, which is very enjoyable and uplifting for the residents. Any well-behaved dog and its human companion are welcome to join us.

Plans are in place for a bus trip to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. on June 1. Details will be announced soon.

Salem Belleman's Church, 3540 Belleman’s Church Road, Mohrsville

Salem Belleman’s Church will be observing Ash Wednesday with a Worship Service at 7 p.m. on March 6. The service will include Holy Communion. All are invited to attend.

On March 10, Belleman’s will be having a Kauffman’s Chicken Bar-B-Q at the church’s Fellowship Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The dinner includes half chicken, baked potato, apple sauce, roll & butter and beverage. Dinners can be taken out or enjoyed at the Fellowship Hall. To purchase tickets, call the church office (610-926-0461) for information.

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran “Smoke” Church, Hamburg

Join us every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. for worship service. The worship service is followed with a fellowship time with refreshments. Sunday school starts at 10:15.

The first Sunday of the month we meet after church for healing and individual needs with the laying on of hands, if so desired. There will be a children’s sermon on March 10.

The acolyte for March 10 will be Ian Fink. The lector is Howard Speck and the greeters are Lester and Roseanna Bower.

Our church will host the Ministerium Lenten service on March 14 at 11:30 a.m. Soup and bread will be served immediately after the service. Everyone is welcome.

St. Michael's Church, 529 St. Michael’s Road, Tilden

March 6: worship at 7 p.m. to begin our Lenten journey with Ash Wednesday. Holy Communion will be celebrated with altar distribution.

We are invited to the altar to receive the imposition of ashes, prior to receiving the holy Supper. The Pastor applies ashes in the shape of the cross on the forehead of each, while speaking the words, "For dust you are and to dust you shall return" (Genesis 3:19). This is what God spoke to Adam and Eve after they eaten of the forbidden fruit and fallen into sin. These words indicated to our first parents the bitterest fruit of their sin, namely death. In the context of the Ash Wednesday imposition of ashes, they remind each penitent of their sinfulness and mortality, and, thus, their need to repent and get right with God before it is too late. The cross reminds each penitent of the good news that through Jesus Christ crucified there is forgiveness for all sins, all guilt, and all punishment.

March 10: worship at 10:15 a.m. to celebrate the First Sunday in Lent. Children will sing a song before the children’s sermon. Remember to turn your clocks ahead one-hour Saturday night!

Lent is a 40-day period (not counting Sundays) of prayer, penance and sacrifice in preparation of the celebration of Easter. As we each find our own ways to mark this season, we follow in the footsteps of centuries of Christians who have spent time preparing to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. The length of time was adopted in imitation of the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert at the beginning of his public ministry. (Matthew 4:1-2)

Hamburg Seventh-day Adventist Church, 22 Willow Road, Hamburg

Bible-based Church that keeps Saturday, the Seventh-day Sabbath Holy.

Service times are 10 a.m. Bible Classes for all ages 11:05 a.m.

The Joy & Blessing of the Sabbath begins every Friday at Sunset.

Sabbath morning service Saturday, March 9, Pastor Alex will be speaking All are welcome! A Vegetarian Fellowship meal will be served for our Guests & Visitors in the Fireside Room following the service.

Church Board Meeting: March 11 at 7 p.m.

Sabbath, March 30, our worship service will be The Healing Music Concert Tour by Jaime Jorge. Come and enjoy this beautiful violin music, all are welcome.

Tuesday, GriefCare Support Group conducted by Chaplain Joyce Christman, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Good Morning Prayer Meeting at 9 a.m. followed by Bible Study at 10:15 a.m. We are studying the Sanctuary.

Our Community Service Center is open to the public every Monday & Tuesday from 1 to 6 p.m. for those who qualify. The Food Pantry is open on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 12 to 2 p.m. for those who qualify.

Adventurers Club, for pre-K to 4th Grade, meets on Wednesdays at Blue Mt. Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School from 6:30-8 p.m. To join, call the leader, Cheryl Goff, at 610-406-7016. The children will enjoy crafts, Bible lessons, campouts and community service projects, as well as field trips.

Pathfinder Club, youth 5th to 10th grades, meets on Wednesdays at Blue Mt. Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School from 6:30-8 p.m. Call our Pathfinder director, Cheryl Goff, at 610-406-7016 to join or assist. Includes training our youth to become future leaders. It is a great Christian alternative, very similar to Scouts.

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