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.

Feb. 28: Senior exercise, aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 a.m.

March 2: Confirmation Class Retreat at St. Mary, Kutztown

March 3: PREP Religious Education classes, 9 a.m.

March 4: Senior exercise, aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 a.m.

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

March 7: Community Lenten Prayer Service and Lunch, 11:30 a.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, “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.

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

March 6: Observing Ash Wednesday with a Worship Service at 7 p.m. The service will include Holy Communion. All are invited to attend.

On Sunday, 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 and butter and beverage. Dinners can be taken out or enjoyed at the Fellowship Hall. To purchase tickets, call the church office (610-926-0461).

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

March 3: Praise Service at the 8 a.m. service. We will be Gathering, Hearing and Responding to God’s Word in songs and readings. Giving our gifts to God’s mission in the world and receiving the gift of Jesus’ body and blood at his Table.

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

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.

The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday on March 6. Our Ash Wednesday service starts at 7 p.m. Visit www.hamburgfirstucc.org for details about the many Lenten Season Services.

March 10: 2 p.m. Choral Café in Auditorium. Hamburg Area School District choral students will perform while you enjoy coffee and homemade desserts. There is no admission fee but there will be a freewill offering to benefit the Hamburg Area Music Association. We hope everyone will join us to hear these talented students and support the HAMA organization.

March 13: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dining Out Fundraiser at The Westy. Join us for lunch or dinner anytime from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and bring your coupon (coupons available at www.hamburgfirstucc.org). Coupons are required in order for our 3C’s committee to receive a 15 percent donation. Alcohol purchases are not included. We had a good turnout last year and hope to do even better this year. A huge “Thank You” to The Westy for offering us this opportunity!

March 26: 7 p.m. Faith Movie Night at the Hamburg Strand Theater. First Reformed UCC is sponsoring the feature “Narnia: Prince Caspian.” Showtime is 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. The cost of admission includes your ticket, soda, and popcorn.

April 6: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Indoor Spring Craft Bazaar and Flea Market. Rent a table and two chairs for $10 and sell your treasures. Call 610-562-5405 or email rmzerr@aol.com for more information and to reserve your table.

Be sure to watch the Patriot Item or visit www.hamburgfirstucc.org for any event changes and to see what else is happening at “First Church”.

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

St. Michael’s invites you to participate in activities and Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for ALL ages is 9 a.m. every Sunday. The Adult Classes study the Gospel of John.

March 3, we worship at 10:15 a.m. with pew communion to celebrate Transfiguration Sunday. The purpose of the transfiguration of Christ into a part of His heavenly glory was so the “inner circle” of His disciples could gain a greater understanding of who Jesus was. Christ underwent a dramatic change in appearance in order that the disciples could behold Him in His glory. The disciples, who had only known Him in His human body, now had a greater realization of the deity of Christ, though they could not fully comprehend it. That gave them the reassurance they needed after hearing the shocking news of His coming death.

Symbolically, the appearance of Moses and Elijah represented the Law and the Prophets. But God’s voice from heaven – “Listen to Him!” - clearly showed that the Law and the Prophets must give way to Jesus. The One who is the new and living way is replacing the old – He is the fulfillment of the Law and the countless prophecies in the Old Testament. Also, in His glorified form they saw a preview of His coming glorification and enthronement as King of kings and Lord of lords.

A children’s sermon is heard every Sunday. For information call 610-488-1783 or visit our web page http://www.stmichaelshamburg.org. Recordings of services can be seen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stmichaels529

Our Free Spaghetti Dinner is March 9, 5 to 7pm. Each child receives a free kid’s meal toy.

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 an inspiring message based on God’s Word. Our greeters were Kevin and Sandy Towles. Our nursery attendant was Cori Dixon. Junior church leaders were Loray Owens and Karen Mohn.

Please contact us at 610-562-5033 for dates and times of our Men’s and Women’s Groups. Come shop ‘til you drop at our annual indoor Yard Sale on March 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and March 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 a.m.

The first Sunday of the month we meet after church for healing and individual needs with the laying on of hands, if so desired. The next one will be March 3, Transfiguration Sunday which is Holy Communion. Everyone is welcome. Ash Wednesday service will be held on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. The lector for March 3 is Scott Brown. The greeters are Roland and Becky Smith.

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