Trinity Lutheran Church Bechtelsville Starting Sunday, July 6th, we will start our Summer Worship Service Schedule, our services will be at 9 a.m. For more information, please check out our website: www.trinitybech.org. It's time once again for our Vacation Bible School, this years' theme is "Friendship Trek", and will be held on July 28th-Aug. 1st, 6:15 p.m-8:30 p.m. Sharon Renninger is a busy beaver getting everthing ready. Now, alll we need are the children to come and enjoy and learn about Jeus, our forever friend. All the children in the community are welcome to attend. We are always looking for volunteers to help. All are welcomed and invited to join us. For more information, please call the church office 610-369-1281. Speaking of vacations, please don't forget your worship time. Our Lord does not take a vacation from us. We were honored to have the worship & praise team from Bally Mennonite Community Church with us to conduct our contemporary service. We thank them for worshipping with us. Trinity's upcoming events for the week: Sunday, June 29th, the 7th Sunday after Pentecost, we will have service at 10:15 a.m., Monday, June 30th, at 6:30 p.m., our Boy Scouts will meet, and on Wednesday, July 2nd, at 7 p.m., we will have a Discipleship Meeting. If you are in the midst of spring housecleaning, now is a good time to weed-out some of those forgotten "things" and donate them to our auction, Saturday, July 12 at 9 a.m. Items pre-1980's would be wonderful. Also items hand-made by Trinity members would also be very welcome. Please give us a list of the items you will be donating. Our Sr. Youth Group had a very successful video tournament - lots of fun and games.St. Luke's Lutheran Obelisk
The Rev. James A. Shelly will conduct services at the 8 a.m. Holy Communion and the 10:15 a.m. worship services. The sermon title is: "God's Grace Empowers Us." You are most welcome.
Members participating at the 8 a.m. Holy Communion service are: Caroline Rahn, Head Usher; Manes family, Greeters; Taylor Manes, Acolyte; Judy Hunsberger, Reader; and David Semmens, Communion Assistant.
Members participating at the 10:15 a.m. service are: Bruce Richard, Head Usher; Al and Deb Herr, Greeters; Kayleigh Breidor, Joseph Founds, Ushers; Lauren Halter, Acolyte; and Allyson Breidor, Reader.
Vacation Bible School starts on Tuesday, July 1 beginning with a free meal at 5:30 p.m. Bible School will continue on each Tuesday evening in July for age 3 through adult. Please call 610-754-7762 x 5 to register.
Shepherd of the Hills Bechtelsville
The One Year Bible Club will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday. Also Sunday, Bible Olympics will be held at 9 a.m. for the Sunday school children. There will be a Movie Night at 6 p.m.
Boy Scout Troop 291 meets Monday, 7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous and Al Anon meets in the church on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. AA groups also meet at the church on Wednesday (8 p.m.), Thursday (12:15 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).
St. Paul's Evan. Lutheran Sassamansville
A service of communion will be held on Sunday, June 29 at 9 a.m. The Rev. George M. Harpel will deliver the morning message. Participating are Kim Ibach, reader; Leroy and Jean Roshong, Ruth Miller, ushers. Serving as acolyte is Madison Finacchio. The nursey is always available every Sunday during the 9 a.m. service.
The summer schedule of worship will begin on Sunday, June 29 and continue through September 7. There will be one service at 9 a.m. There is no Sunday school during the summer months.
St. John's Lutheran Boyertown
Kids Praise Kids we've got a great summer planned for you! All children (kindergarten or older) are invited to join in the fun. If you love to sing and dance, come meet other kids who do, too! We will meet every Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Tami (email@example.com) or by phone at 610-473-1239).
Vacation Church School got off to a fine beginning with more than 100 children enrolled and a staff of more than 40. Together we are learning that Jesus gives us the power to be thankful, to help others, to be brave, to live forever and to tell others about God.
Girls Book Club: Girls going into seventh grade and all the way up through college, please come out for fellowship, fun and growing together in God. Every Tuesday, beginning June 24 at 7 p.m., we will come together to read and discuss the book "Girl Talk with God: What It Means to Pray from the Heart" by Susie Shellenberger. We will find out what it means to have the Creator of the universe for your best friend. The books will be provided. If you have any questions or are interested in coming, please contact Kristen Engle at 610-416-9721.
Support Boyertown's Relay for Life: Check the Parish Nurse bulletin board for current fundraisers held by the J-Walkers. Help in the fight against cancer!
The dedication of the official State Historical Marker commemorating the Rhoads Opera House Fire will take place on June 29 at 1 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery.
Summer Teen Program: The Lutheran Home at Topton is inviting teens from ages 12 to 16 to spend one or more mornings a week helping with activities, ice and water, transporting, visiting and getting to know the special residents. This program begins June 30 and goes through Aug. 22.
Captive Free will be our guests on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13. They will share some of their old favorites and some newer songs. The junior and senior high youth will worship together at 6 p.m. The lock-in (sleepover) will begin after the worship service, around 7 p.m. The sleepover concludes at 9 a.m. Captive Free will lead a joint Sunday School rally in the Fellowship Hall at 9:15 a.m.
Captive Free is a regional team sponsored by Youth Encounter. This group of young adult ministers throughout the Northeastern region of the United States for one year. They present a faith-encouraging program of music, testimonies, drama and puppetry to inspire people of all ages! Be sure to say hi to Buck, James, Rachel, JD, Doug and Rachel!
Gretna Gle day trip: Elementary youth for K-6th grade on Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The activities for this event have been created and designed especially for our children. Age-appropriate, non-competitive games are on the agenda for the day. A picnic is planned so please bring a bag lunch and a drink with you. Transportation provided. We will leave St. John's at 9 a.m; please meet in the back parking lot at 8:45. The cost is $5 per person. Please contact Donna Smith with further questions at 610-369-1024. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Youth Club bulletin board. A final count is needed by Monday, July 7.
The participating seniors of the graduating class of 2008 are receiving FaithChests on Saturday, June 28 at the Saturday at Six Service. A celebration dinner for the seniors and their family and friends will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 5 pm. They are: Kyle Landis, Zach Litchert, Kirsten Bollinger, Amanda Willigmann, Katie Moatz, Abby Smith, Emily Smith, Alyssha Updegrove, Ryan Stoudt, Jeanna Clark, Ben Trout, Andrew Houck and Stephanie Hilbert.
St. Columbkill Church Boyertown
"St. Columbkill Presents," our TV outreach is aired Sundays on Comcast channel 98 at 6:30 p.m. In the spirit of the church's mission to reach all mankind with the Good News of Jesus Christ, our programs reach out to all types of people. Whether parish or professionally produced episodes, the program explores the many facets of the church. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. our Sunday program is repeated.
Kristin Quigley, our parishioner and a student at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, will be attending World Youth Day in Sidney, Australia on July 15th - 20th. Along with approximately a quarter of a million young people, Kristin will be able to see Pope Benedict and to attend the Masses celebrated by the Pope. We are delighted that Kristin will be representing the Diocese of Allentown and our Parish.
Take a summer break - relax and let the driving to us and $ave Gas Money. Join our Seniors Group on Monday, July 14 for a day trip to the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Cost $25. Always a popular trip, this is open to all adults! You may stay in the Taj, go to any of the other casinos, or stroll up and down the famed board-walk. While there is normally a rebate by the casino, we do not have confirmation of the amount on this one to date. Contact Barbara Deskie at 610-367-4146 for your reservation and additional information.
Christ Lutheran Church Barto
The 7th Sunday after Pentecost will be observed on Sunday, June 29, with services at 7:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Rev. Stacie Dougherty will preach the sermon at both services. At the 10:15 a.m. service, Barb Faust will present the Children's Message.
Sunday School will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 29 for all ages.
A VBS Teachers meeting will be held on Monday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m., the Men's Bible Study will meet in the parlor and there will be a Worship and Music Meeting at 6:30 p.m. There will be a Mutual Ministry meeting on Wednesday, July 2 at 7 p.m.