St. Joseph’s Hill Church, 244 Koch Road, Boyertown
April 10: last midweek service, at St. John’s Hill UCC, 7 p.m.
April 14: Passion/Palm Sunday, Procession, extended gospel reading, Holy Communion. Pancake Breakfast 8 to 9:30 a.m., tickets for sale.
April 15-17: Holy Week Evening Prayer at 7 p.m.
April 18: Maundy Thursday worship at 7 p.m., Holy Communion, First Communion, Stripping of Altar.
April 19: Good Friday Prayer Vigil 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Good Friday worship, 7 p.m., Cantata and Tenebrae service.
April 20: Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m.
April 21: Easter Morning worship, 6:30, 7:45 & 10 a.m.
Choir schedule during Lent, April 17: Bethlehem Choir, 4:20 p.m.; Junior Choir, 6 p.m.; Senior Choir following midweek service.
Regular Sunday School classes continue on April 14, with opening in nave at 8:45 a.m.
Weight Loss group (TBMP) meeting on April 17, 6 p.m.
Road clean-up April 20, 9 a.m.
Shepherd of the Hills Church, Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville
Holy Communion will be celebrated at both Sunday services.
The Missions Ministry will meet Monday at 7 p.m.
Holy Week special services include a Seder presentation Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and a Good Friday service at 7 p.m.
A Good Friday service at Noon, sponsored by the Boyertown Area Ministerial Association, will be held at Trinity E.C. Church on Sweinhart Road Boyertown.
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.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown
Holy Week Worship Schedule: April 13 at 6 p.m.; Palm Sunday 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 Sunday April 21 at 8 and 10 a.m.
April 28: German Communion Service at 2 p.m. is spoken and sung completely in German.
May 4: A free spring concert by Boyertown Area Choral Association will be held at 7 p.m. in St. John’s Sanctuary. For more information, call 610-369-1024 or visit stjohnsboyertown.org.
Good Shepherd UCC, 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown
On April 14, we celebrate Palm Sunday and continue our Lenten Worship Series, “Jesus on the Move”. Pastor Kimberly Berenotto will deliver the message “Jesus Moves Into the City” at the 7:45 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. services (nursery available at second service). Pot-Luck Meal and Youth Bake-Off at 11:30 a.m. 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 p.m.; 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.; Senior Choir Rehearsal at 7 p.m.
Thursday: Mandy Thursday Dinner Church at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Friday: Good Friday Worship Service at 6:30 p.m.
April 20: Community-wide Easter AYCE Pancake Breakfast 8 to 11 a.m. Children younger than 2 free. Tickets are for sale at the door. Followed by free 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. All are welcome. 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.
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville
Congratulations to Eric Then, of Troop #36 Gilbertsville. Eric will receive his Eagle Scout Award on Saturday at St. Luke Church.
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 and celebrate Palm Sunday. On this day we celebrate a different type of King, our King Jesus. Come as we retell this story with palms, crowns, cloaks, and a few other surprises!
The choir will sing, “Hosanna!,” by Price/Besig.
Following the service a meeting will be held with all those helping with Holy Week and Easter Sunday services. Youth Choir will rehearse at 11 a.m.
The Miller-Keystone Blood Drive will be at St. Luke on Tuesday starting at 2 p.m.
Endowment Committee will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
The Sr. Breakfast Group will meet Wednesday at 8 a.m. at Saville’s food and fellowship.
The Community Clothing Rack will be open on Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. for shoppers.
Handbell choir will rehearse Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., followed by Sr. Choir at 7:30 p.m.
On Maundy Thursday, join us for a soup supper at 6 p.m., followed by worship at 7:30 with the washing of hands and Holy Communion.
Join us for worship on Good Friday at 7:30 p.m. This service is a Tenebrae service.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on April 20 at 11 a.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 S. Main Street, Bechtelsville
Our Sunday Worship Services are 10:15 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., Contemporary Worship Service 8 a.m., the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
April 14 is Palm Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Worship Service. Greeters are Bill and Pat Brensinger, Ushers are Pat Brensinger, Elaine Dotterer, Susan Rothenberger, Susan Moser, Acolyte is Lauren Isett, Nursery, Janice Sheetz. Confirmation Class 6 p.m.
Holy Week Services: April 18 Maundy Thursday Service with Communion 7 p.m., April 19 Good Friday Services 7 p.m., April 20 Easter Vigil Service 7 p.m., April 21 Easter Sunrise Service with Communion 7 a.m., Easter Service with Communion 10:15 a.m.
May 11: Mother/Daughter Banquet. Doors open 5 p.m. Dinner 5:30 p.m. Featuring Jeff Krick, Elvis Tribute Artist. Tickets for sale.
May 18: Trinity Community Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children Carnival Games, Master’s Kim’s Black Belt Academy Demo, Thrivent Financial Workshop, Bingo, Pet Blessing, Free Food & Beverages.
Scout Troop 511 Hoagie Sales April and May on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Orders due on the 2nd Tuesday. See Kitty Isett. Pick up at the old store.
April 15: 6:30 p.m. Scouts
April 16: 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts
April 17: 6:15 p.m. First Communion Class
April 18: 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service with Communion, Senior Choir Practice to follow
April 19: 7 p.m. Good Friday Service
April 20: 7 p.m. Easter Vigil Service.
Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road, Barto
Worship with us on Passion/Palm Sunday on April 14 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. We will gather outside to begin our worship, as Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem with waving of palm branches and laying down of cloaks. Blessing and distribution of palms, to commemorate this holy day, will be given to all in attendance. We will listen to the Passion Reading according to St. Luke. 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; OPEN, Lector; Denise Hoffman, Communion Assist: Cheryl Barr, and Greeters/Ushers; Linda Quinn and Brian Barr.
Pastor Penman’s office hours are on Mondays from 9 to 11 a.m. At 7 p.m. on April 16, the Endowment Committee will meet in room B. On April 17 at 11 a.m., the Grief Group will meet for lunch at the American Diner. The Bell Choir will rehearse Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Senior Choir at 7:30 p.m. Join us this Holy Week for our services on Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. with Holy Communion and stripping of the altar and then on Good Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto
April 14: 10:15 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship Service led by Pastor Linda.
April 18: 7:15 p.m. Maundy Thursday Holy Communion Service led by Pastor Linda.
April 19: 7:15 p.m. Good Friday Worship led by Pastor Linda.
April 27: Annual Spring Craft Show, Flea Market & Bake Sale 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. Sundays. 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.