St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church The Children's Choir rehearsals are Thursdays from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in the choir room. All children in K-8 welcome. Instrumentalists welcome. Contact Scott Piergrossi.St. John's has a van for transportation of members with ambulation problems.

St. John's hosts a weekly meeting for people wishing to attend Al-Anon or AA.

Equal Exchange coffee and chocolate bars are available through St. John's. It is a ministry outreach to the small coffee and cocoa farmers in some of the poorest countries.

For more information call 610-562-3808 or visit www.stjohnshamburg.org.

Bethany United Methodist Church On Feb. 16, the youth will sponsor a spaghetti dinner at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. to help pay for their mission trip.

On Feb.17, Pastor Gregg McGarvey's message will be based on John 3:1-21. Monday, the Bible study of the Gospel of John, led by the pastor, will be held at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Salem United Methodist Church

On Feb. 13, the Lenten Service, sponsored in cooperation with three other churches, will be held at 7 p.m., at Salem U.M.C., in Shoemakersville. Pastor Lou Hornberger will preach. Light refreshments and fellowship will follow.

The Bridge Church (Formerly First Assembly of God)

On Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Royal Rangers, Missionettes and Momentum Youth Group, Intercessory Prayer, General Studies, Household of God will be held.

Walking About in Freedom. A 12 Step Program. Are you struggling with addictions Believe God for the impossible, join us weekly in room 203.

On Sunday evenings Feb. 17 to March 30, a Beth Moore/Ladies Bible Study "Stepping Up; A Journey through the Psalms of Ascent." will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Men's Bible Study: The Life of Joseph; "Dream to Destiny, Pit to a Palace, Slave to a Prince."

For more information about The Bridge Church, 3561 Old 22, Hamburg, visit www.hamburgfirstassembly.com or call 610-562-2972.

St. Paul's "Smoke" Church

Richard and Patricia Adams served as greeters and ushers. Howard Speck served as the lector. Shelby Bashore served as acolyte. The altar flowers were presented by Lester and Roseanna Bower in honor of their 51 wedding anniversary. The bulletins were presented by Lester and Roseanna Bower.

On Feb. 14, Council meets at 7 p.m. On Feb. 19, Choir Practice at 7 p.m.

Located on Old Rt. 22 in Hamburg.

New Jerusalem Zion Church

Lenten evening services will be held on Feb. 13 and 20 at 7 p.m. Preceding the service, soup will be served at 6 p.m.

Salem Evangelical Congregational Church During the last worship service, the church recognized Chris Schnabel as the Lay Minister of the week. The greeters for the Traditional Service were Tony and Barb Serafin and the greeters for the Contemporary service were by Dave and Eileen Capion. The sermon title was "Living a Fulfilling Life," based on the scripture John 10:7-10.

Sunday at 3:30 p.m. is a special reflective service and time of communion to end the TGIF 30 Hour Famine. Tuesday at 7 p.m. is the Men and Women of Faith and the Bible Study for jr. and sr. high youth.

Saturday at 5:30 p.m. the singles group meets for dinner and fellowship.

Visit www.wearesalem.org.

Zion's Lutheran Church

A.A. meetings are held every Saturday and Tuesday at 7 p.m.

On Feb. 13, Lenten Worship service at 7 p.m.

Handbell Choir meets at 7 p.m., on Feb. 14.

On Feb. 18, Peach Festival Planning meeting at 7 p.m.; Cub Scout Cake Auction at 6 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet at 7:30 p.m.

On Feb. 20, Lenten Worship service at 7 p.m.

St. Michael's Church

On Feb.17, the sermon will be given by Rev. Paul Buzzard. Holy Communion is the first Sunday of every month.

Mid-Week Lenten Gatherings on Wednesdays with a covered-dish dinner at 6 p.m. and guest speakers at 7 p.m.

Call 610-488-1783 or email Stmichaels529@yahoo.com.

Hamburg Community Seventh-Day Adventist

Church

The offertory prayer was by Terry Long. The Children's Story was by Rosie Bechtel. The sharing and caring and prayer were by Mike Fink. Special music was by Larry Karpenko. The Word of God was read by Alissa Welgo. The sermon titled "Go and Tell All People" was given by Pastor Alex.

Every Tuesday Prayer Meeting is held at 7 p.m. Community Services is held from 6 to 9 p.m.

On Feb. 16, Blue Mt. Academy La Sonette Bell Choir will perform during the worship.

On Feb. 19, The Young at Heart group will have a potluck dinner at noon at the Kenhorst Blvd. Church fellowship hall. A program will follow. All are welcome!

Choir Rehearsals will be held Feb. 15, 29, March 7, 14 and 20.

Salem-Berne United Methodist Church

On Feb. 17, the liturgist will be Debbie Sonday and the greeters will be Mark and Gladys Lacina. The Children's Message will be given by Clyde Liddick and the acolyte will be Adam Lenz. The altar flowers for Feb. 10 were presented in honor of the baptism of Daniel Albert Galbraith, son of Brian and Amy Galbraith.

On Feb. 13, Rainbows, (senior group) will meet at 10 a.m.

The Sweethearts Dinner will be held on Feb. 16, at 4 p.m.

Friedens Church, Shartlesville

Altar flowers were presented by Bob and Mariette in honor of granddaughter Olivia's birthday. Bulletins were presented by Matt and Monica Lutz in honor of Alex's birthday. The acolyte was Alexandra Barrall. Greeters were Kaitlin Culver and Jaine Spatz. The reader was Marilynn Barrall. Ushers were Jason Balthaser, Wilson and Laverne Balthaser and Tom Beahr. The assisting minister was Roberta Conrad. Children's Church was led by Nicole Grogg and Stacey Slifer. The bread maker was Laverne Balthaser.

On Feb. 13 at 9:30 a.m., How to read the Bible with Pastor Susan; Fellowship dinner at 5:45 p.m.; Senior Choir rehearsal at 8 p.m. Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. "The Shadow of Servant Leadership."

On Feb. 14, a morning Bible Study will be held at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Jerry.

On Feb. 16, Grief Support group meets at 11:40 a.m.

On Feb. 19, Church Council meets at 7:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Church

Boy Scout Sunday was on Feb. 10. Nancy Luckenbill was the soloist for the Senior Choir anthem. Altar flowers were presented in loving memory of Paul Reber, Jr. by his wife, Betty. The organ arrangement was presented in loving memory of Leon Groff by his wife, Erma.

The Cub Scout Pinewood Derby will be Feb. 17 in Beatrice Hall from 4 to 8 p.m.

Evangelical Lutheran

Friedens Church

Cheryl Monrodt, Luanne Reese, Mike McCann, Taylor Crossley, Doyle and Faye Showers, and the Church Council served as worship assistants. The February Altar Guild is Sherri Stull and Denise Laley. The altar flowers were presented by the Reese family. The bulletins were presented in honor of Michelle Monzo's birthday by her parents Mike and Deb McCan.

The Crafters Workshop is Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Youth Group will sponsor Get Along Games on Feb. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Includes pot-luck supper.

The Youth Group and Sunday school will sponsor a Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast and Lenten Fair on Feb. 17 from 8 to 10 a.m.

Bernville News

Lenten services will be held at Friedens Lutheran Church on Feb. 13 and 27, St. Thomas Church on Feb. 20 and March 12, and Christ Little Tulpehocken Church on Feb. 27. A Loaf and Ladle Supper will be served at 6 p.m., followed by services at 7 p.m.

Hamburg Senior Citizens

Meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Hamburg Area Middle School Cafeteria. Songs by Cindy will be Feb. 13. Deanna Kerschner will speak on Feb. 20. Dues of $4 are due.

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