St. John's Evangelical Lutheran ChurchOn Aug. 2 the acolyte was Kali Hepner. The lector was Joan Adams. Altar flowers presented in loving memory of William, Phyllis, Jeffrey, Marie and Martha Heiser and Michael Sterner, by Kim Heiser-Sterner. The pedestal flowers presented in honor of Dianne K. Leibensperger's birthday from husband, Domer, Donna and Chris, Della and Todd, Debra and Todd, Derek and Andrea and grandchildren, Ethan, Anabel, Ava and Lily. Music provided by Jenna Kauffman and Andrea Dowd on strings, Hannah Schreffler and Marilyn Brandt performed a piano duet.

A Peach Festival will be on Aug. 24 on Church Street in Hamburg from 4 to 8 p.m. Includes music, food, fellowship and children's games.

The Bridge Church, formerly First Assembly of God

The Bridge Church, 3561 Old 22, Hamburg, extends an invitation for fall classes:

Intercessory Prayer, the Sanctuary will be open for personal prayer and quiet meditation; Open Bible Class, a different subject will be covered each week; GriefShare, dealing with the death of a loved one and rebuilding your life. Each session is self-contained. Financial Peace University, a biblically-based accountability curriculum teaches how to mange God's money and resources. There is a cost for the curriculum kit.

Children's Ministries: Ranger Kids, K to Grade 2; Discovery Rangers, Grades 3 to 6; Rainbows, ages 3 and 4; Prims, Grades 1 and 2; Stars, Grades 3 and 5; Friends, Grades 6 to 8.

On Aug. 15, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. the church will sponsor a Pool Party at the Hamburg Pool. Sunday Sermon Series entitled "Acts: The Spirit Filled Life." Momentum Youth Group meets every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Call 610-562-2972 or visit www.hamburgbridge.com.

Salem Evangelical Congregational Church Jody Kuehner was our Lay Minister of the week. Traditional Service greeters were Lawrence and Charlotte Sunday. Contemporary Service greeters were Dave and Eileen Capion. Pastor Gary begun a series of sermons based on the Beatitudes. The sermon title "The Meek" was based on the scripture Matthew 5:1-5.

Sunday morning Bruce Wagner is guest speaker during regular worship. Tuesday at 7 p.m. is youth Bible Study. On Friday at 6:30 p.m. is volleyball. On Aug. 24, Jim Hughes will be here during regular worship. The Men of Faith and the Women of Faith resumes Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. The Adult Bible Studies resume on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 12 at 9 a.m.

Visit www.wearesalem.org.

Zion's Lutheran Church

Zion's Lutheran Church, 354 Zion's Church Rd., Shoemakersville, holds A.A. meetings Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays Men's Choir meets at 7 p.m. and Senior Choir meets at 7:30 p.m.

Hamburg Community Seventh-Day Adventist On Aug. 9, the offertory prayer was given by Steve Iuliano. The Children's Story was given by Tim Carlson. Sharing and caring and prayer was given by Jim Culver. The Word of God was read by Courtney Reeser. The sermon "God's Promises" was given by Terry Long.

Prayer meeting is held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Register your child for the 2008-2009 school year at Blue Mt. Elementary on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. in the gym. Community Services Clothing Ministry is 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19.

St. Michael's Church

On Aug. 17 is the Craig Fisher Band "Praise The Lord with Music" at 529 St. Michael's Rd, Hamburg, Worship at 9 a.m. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. Parents, Infants, Toddlers Class meets after children's sermon. Holy Communion first Sundays.

On Sept. 6 is a Pig Roast from 4 to 9 p.m. The Jalappa Allstars will perform. On Sept. 7 is Rally Day at 9 a.m. Call 610-488-1783 or email Stmichaels529@yahoo.com.

Salem-Berne United Methodist Church

On Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. the liturgist will be Jill Hulse. The greeters will be Scott and Sherri Moore. Children's Message given by Judy Geschwindt. The acolyte will be Madison Francis. Altar flowers presented in memory of Mr. and Mrs. George Ritter by daughter, Nancy.

The Rainbows (Senior Group) meets at 10 a.m. on Aug.

14. On Aug. 16, the Church Picnic and Bonfire will be held 3 to 10 p.m. at the pavilion.

Mohrsville Church of the Brethren

Worship is on Aug. 17 with Pastor Jim Bauer. Bible Study for the Youth (6th to 12th grade) is at 7 p.m. 610-926-5167.

St. Thomas Church

Barbara Eisenbrown, Sara Jackson, Kirstin Luckenbill and Millie Bross are providing music before Sunday school during the month of August.

Friedens Church

On Aug. 13, lunch at 5:30 p.m., movie "Joseph" at 6 p.m. On Aug. 14, Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 18, Grief Support Group at 11:40 a.m.; Cluster Periscope at 1 p.m. On Aug. 19, Church Council at 7 p.m.

Newsletter dedicated by June Kramer to granddaughter Kristie's 16th birthday. Altar flowers presented by Lillian Schlegel in memory of husband Clarence Schlegel. Second flower set presented in honor of Charles and Irene Haag's 62nd wedding anniversary. Bulletins presented in memory of parents, Lee and Betty Dietrich by Millie and Ron Ball.

Acolyte was Madelyn Zador. Greeters were Ginny and Dave Seip. Reader was Peggy Epler. Ushers were Pat Haag, Lorraine Hix, Anna and Tim Hix. Assisting minister was Tina Wise. Lorraine Hix and Karli Phillips were in the nursery. Children's Church led by Vicar Laila and Joshua Kulp. Bread maker was Joyce Feinstein.

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