Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 S. Main Street, Bechtelsville

Sunday Worship Services are 10:15 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., Contemporary Worship Services 8 a.m., the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.

April 7 is the 5th Sunday in Lent. 8 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service with Communion, 9 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Worship Service with Communion. Worship Assistants will be Greeters: Karen Irey and Cathy Yoder, Ushers: Dennis Schaeffer, Bob McElwee, Howard Shafer, Servers: Waynette Shafer and Bob Eshbach, Acolytes: Mackenzie Moyer, Lector: Oscar Smith, Nursery: Maddy Wyda.

Soup suppers will be 6 p.m. each Wednesday during lent prior to the 7 p.m. Worship Service until April 10.

During Lent Non-Perishable items will be collected for the Boyertown Area Multi-Service.

Homemade Easter Candy is for sale: peanut butter, coconut crème and butter crème (Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate). Candy will be available April 6, 7 and 13, 14. See Maddy Wyda. Proceeds will benefit the Mission Trip.

April 6: Roast Beef Dinner, 3 to 7 p.m. Take-out orders available, call 610-369-1281.

April 8: 6:30p.m. Scouts

April 9: 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts, 7 p.m. Council Meeting

April 10: 6 p.m. Soup Supper, 6:15 p.m. First Communion Class, 7 p.m. Lenten Service, Senior Choir Practice

April 11: 6:30 p.m. TLC Stitchers

Holy Week Services. April 18: 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service with Communion. April 19: 7 p.m. Good Friday Service. April 20: 7 p.m. Easter Vigil Service. April 21: Easter 7 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service with Communion, 10:15 a.m. Easter Service with Communion.

Upcoming: Mother/Daughter Banquet on May 11 and Community Day on May 18. Trinity Baseball Outing to Reading Phillies Game on Aug. 17.

Scout Troop 511 Hoagie Sales April and May on 3rd Tuesday. Place orders on the 2nd Tuesday. See Kitty Isett. Pick up will be at the old store.

News of cancellations or postponements will be posted on Channel 69, or log onto

St. Joseph’s Hill Church, 244 Koch Road, Boyertown

April 3: Midweek service at St. Joseph’s, 7 p.m.

April 7: Lent 5, Holy Communion

April 10: last midweek service, at St. John’s Hill UCC, 7 p.m.

April 14: Passion/Palm Sunday, Holy Communion

Choir schedule during Lent, April 10: Bethlehem Choir 4:20 p.m., Junior Choir 6 p.m., Senior Choir following midweek service.

Regular Sunday School classes continue on April 7, with opening in nave at 8:45 a.m.

Lenten Bible Study concludes April 8, 7 p.m., “Journeying Through Lent with Luke.”

Ignite the Hill meeting April 8, 7:30 p.m.

Youth Group Walk-a-thon: April 5 and 6, benefits mothers in need of baby supplies, and the Youth Group as they raise funds for the next Youth gathering.

WELCA candy making: April 5 and 6, starting at 4 p.m. and 8 a.m., respectively.

Flowers for Easter Sunday can be ordered thru April 7.

Weight Loss group (TBMP) meeting on April 10, 6 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast: April 14, Palm Sunday, 8-9:30 a.m.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown

Wednesdays during Lent (final date April 10), St. John’s will serve free meal of soup and sandwiches from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Meal is followed by Holden Evening Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Open to all.

Holy Week Worship Schedule: Palm Sunday, April 13 at 6 p.m.; April 14 at 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.; Good Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m.; Vigil of Easter, April 20 at 7 p.m.; Easter Day, April 21 at 8 and 10 a.m. For more information, call 610-369-1024 or visit

Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto

Join us on April 7 at 10:15 am for Worship Service led by Pastor Linda.

On April 10 at 7 p.m. join us as we focus on Writing our psalms or letters to our younger selves during Worship led by Pastor Linda.

Annual Spring Craft Show, Flea Market & Bake Sale will be April 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For reservation requests call Becky at 267-261-8509.

Faith Formation for all ages takes place at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings. What is Faith Formation? You know this as Sunday School. It’s about gathering and sharing, learning and listening, questioning and wrestling. It’s about going deeper and forming (or re-forming, or informing) our faith. Currently, the Adult Faith Formation class is exploring the Parables of Jesus. The Confirmation Class is delving into who Jesus is for us today. All are invited.

Did you know Calvary has a book club? We would love for you to join us. New readers are always welcome. For information call the church office.

Shepherd of the Hills Church, 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville

Youth Sunday will be observed on April 7 at both services. The youth praise band and youth choir will provide music.

Youth Club spring season will end with a skate night at Pheasantland Skate Rink on April 10.

Boy Scouts meet Monday at 7 p.m. Cub Scouts meet Thursday at 7 p.m. AA groups meet at the church on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Al Anon meets in the church on Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

Good Shepherd UCC, 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown

On April 7, we continue our Lenten Worship Series, “Jesus on the Move”. Pastor Matthew Hoover will deliver the message “Jesus Moves Us to Empty Ourselves” at the 7:45 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. services (nursery available at second service). The 4-H Club will join us at the 10:20 a.m. service and we will have a Blessing of the Seeds. Seed packets will be given to all attendees. All are welcome. Girl Scouts at 6:30 p.m.; Christian Journeys at 7 p.m. in the Chapel; All are welcome.

Monday: Cub Scouts at 6:30 pm; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Prayer Team at 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Learn With Me Class from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Lenten Meal/Study based on Adam Hamilton’s Book “Half Truths.” This session explores the idea that “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin”. The study and meal are from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. All are welcome. Senior Choir Rehearsal at 7:45 p.m.

Holy Week Services (All Are Welcome)

April 14: Palm Sunday Worship Services at 7:45 a.m. and 10:20 a.m.; Pot-Luck Meal and Youth Bake-Off 11:30 a.m.

April 18: Maundy Thursday Dinner Church Service at 6:30 p.m.

April 19: Good Friday Worship Service at 6:30 p.m.

April 20: Community-wide Easter Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. followed by Community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 10:45 a.m. Rain location is Calvin Hall.

April 21: Easter Worship Services with Holy Communion at 7:45 a.m. and 10:20 a.m.

Music program includes Cherub, Youth & Senior Choir, Cantata Choir, Orchestra and Handbells. Groups who meet regularly include Youth, Relay for Life Teams, Le Leche and multiple quilting groups; call the office at 610-367-2842 for more information.

Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road, Barto

Worship with us on Fifth Sunday in Lent on April 7 at our ONE worship services at 9 a.m. Pr. David Penman, Bridge Pastor, will lead the congregation in a Holy Communion worship service, as well as present the Children’s Sermon and the Sermon for the morning. During the service, we invite members to come forward who are in need of Healing and special prayers. Rehearsal for all those who will be readers in the Passion will be held after worship. Confirmation will be held at 7:45 a.m. in room I. Sunday School for all ages will be held in room H at 8:15 a.m. The Adult Sunday School class will be held in room H at 10:15 a.m. Those ministering at the 9 a.m. service are: Acolyte; Hunter Hoffman, Lector; Diane Houck, Communion Assist: Nancy Fioriglio, and Greeters/Ushers; Ginnie Wilkinson and Bruce Houck.

Pastor Penman’s office hours are on Mondays from 9 – 11 a.m. The Bell Choir will rehearse on April 8 at 6:30 p.m. All newsletter articles for the May Niantic News are due into the office by April 9. At 9:30 a.m. on April 9, Quilt Tying will be held in room H in the church. Then at 11 a.m., the Lutheran Ladies will travel to Snuzzles in Dryville for lunch. Later that evening, the Finance committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. in room B. On April 10, we will have our final Soup Supper at 6 p.m. in room H/parlor, which will be followed by the mid-week Lenten service at 7 p.m. in the parlor. The Senior Choir will rehearse immediately following the Lent Service on April 10. The Girl Scouts will meet in the social hall of the church on April 11 at 6:30 p.m. The “Journey’s through Grief” final session will be held on April 11 at 7 p.m. in room H, downstairs in the church. Weather permitting; the Property committee will have a Work Day on April 13 beginning at 9 a.m.

St. Luke Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville

Our 8:30 a.m. Bible Study will be held Sunday. We will meet to explore the lectionary readings of the day. Come to ponder. Come to discuss. Come to listen. Come to learn.

Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday for worship. On Sunday we will celebrate the fifth Sunday of Lent. Join us for the Lenten Hymn Festival, “beautiful Fragrance.” On this day, we will sing of our love for Jesus as together we lift our voices to sing songs of sorrow mingled with joy. The Sr. Choir and Bell Choir will participate.

Catechism will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Pottstown.

The Community Clothing Rack will be open on Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. for shoppers.

The fifth soup supper will be held Wednesday 6 to 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Handbell Choir will practice 6:30-7 p.m. The soup supper will be followed by the Lenten service, using “Holden Evening Prayer.” Congregation Council will meet at 6:45 p.m.

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