Huff's Union ChurchJoin us for worship on May 27; we have an 8 and 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school is held at 9:15 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a Memorial Service with the Topton Legion color gaurd outside by the Chapel.
On May 24, at noon, the Senior Citizens will have their covered dish luncheon.
On May 28, the church office will be closed
On May 31 at 7 p.m. the Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet.
June 1 and 2, there will be a Rummage Sale at Huff's. June 1 will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bell Choir practices are held on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Cherub Choir practice is held every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.
Jr. Choir practice is held every Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.
Teen Choir/Band practice on Wednesdays at 7:10 p.m.
Senior Choir practice is on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in any of the choirs may call Gloria Adams at 610- 845-2744.
Girl Scouts meet on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. For more information call Susan Boyer at 610-845-2764.
St. Peter's Union Church
St. Peter's Union Church is located at 7863 St. Peters Rd. on the mountain south of Macungie.
Parents Morning Out Pre- Kindergarten Program is a twice a week service for pre-school age children. The program has a teacher and an assistant September through June meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call 610-966-3030 or Miss Terry at 610-965-4712. Now accepting enrollment for September. The children learn about playing and sharing with others, letters, numbers, the alphabet, counting and using their imaginations. We also do crafts, sing songs and learn about the different seasons and holidays. Lots of outdoor adventure too.
Worship services beginning June 3 will be held at 9 a.m. for the summer.
Salem Evangelical Christian Church
During our worship service this week we recognized Rich Peachey as our Lay Minister of the week. If you visited Salem this week during the Traditional Service you were greeted by the Salem E.C. Youth groups. If you visited during the Contemporary service you were greeted by the Salem E.C. Youth groups. The ushers for the Contemporary service this week were the Salem E.C. Youth groups. The guest speaker this week was one of our own youth, Amelia Mengel. The sermon title was "NITY: What's Missing? U!" As you can see there was a theme to the service this Sunday. It was our annual Youth Sunday.
The schedule at Salem Church for the week of May 27th is as follows: Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. the Men of Faith and the Women of Faith will meet, Wednesday at 7 p.m. there will be Bible Studies for Jr. High and Sr. High. There will be no Adult Bible Studies this week.
Please feel welcomed to come and join us at any time. For more information on Salem church and our events you can visit us on the web at www.wearesalem.org.
Longswamp United Church of Christ
You are invited to attend our annual Strawberry Festival and Bake Sale at our church at 200 Clay Rd., Mertztown on June 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. Platters include hot roast beef sandwich, potato filling, lettuce with bacon dressing or pickled cabbage, beverage, and strawberry dessert. Eat in, or take-out is available. Call 610-682-6230 for more information.
Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church
The Feast of Pentecost, the third of the three major Feast Days of the Christian Church, will be the focus of the liturgy this coming Sunday, May 27th, at the 10:00 A.M. celebration of the Holy Eucharist at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church. Special music will include a vocal voluntary by Baritone Scot Horst and an instrumental voluntary by Violinist Beatrice Ferreira. Readings from Scripture will recount the coming of the Holy Spirit on Jesus' apostles fifty days after his Resurrection.
Also being noted during the Pentecost liturgy is the 45th anniversary of ordination of the Rev. Dr. John M. Brndjar, Saint Barnabas' parish priest. He was ordained on May 27, 1962 in Saint Paul Lutheran Church of Danbury, Connecticut, by Bishop John Zornan.
A fellowship hour and luncheon in the parish rooms will follow the morning's liturgy.
Under the agreement, Called to Common Mission, affirmed by the Episcopal and Lutheran Churches in the year 2000, both denominations fully recognize the validity of each other's ministries and are able to share the services of their respective clergy, as approved by diocesan and synodical bishops. Thus, Fr. John, licensed in 2005 by the Ordinary of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, the Rt. Rev. Paul V. Marshall, to perform all priestly functions within the diocese, has served as Priest-in-Charge of Saint Barnabas Parish since March, 2006, under Bishop Marshall's appointment.
Fr. John, an honors graduate of Danbury (Connecticut) Senior High School, earned a bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, from New York City's Wagner College, a master of divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and a master of science degree from the University of Scranton. For three additional years beyond seminary, he studied historical theology in the doctoral program of the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Religious Thought. In 1979, he was honored by Muhlenberg College with a doctor of divinity degree.
Fr. John served as pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Churches in Hazleton and Freeland, Pennsylvania; as president of Lutheran Welfare Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania; as associate of the Lutheran Bishop of Northeastern Pennsylvania; as president and chief executive officer of Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania; and, since retirement, as interim president of Lutheran Congregational Services; as interim pastor of Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon; and, currently, as priest-in-charge of Saint Barnabas Parish.
He and his wife, Elizabeth, a retired educator and school administrator, reside in Allentown and are the parents of one son, Dr. Jon E. Brndjar, an internist in private practice in Emmaus, who resides with his wife, Dana, in Lower Macungie Township. Fr. John and
Elizabeth have four grandchildren:
Daniel, Alexa, Hunter, and