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

March 3: Transfiguration Sunday, Holy Communion

March 6: Ash Wednesday worship, 7 p.m., Holy Communion, Imposition of Ashes

March 10: 1st Sunday in Lent, Holy Communion

March 13: Midweek service at St. John’s Hill UCC, 7 p.m.

Choir schedule during Lent, Wednesdays beginning March 6: Bethlehem Choir, 4:20 p.m., Junior Choir, 6 p.m., Senior Choir following midweek service.

Regular Sunday School classes continue on March 3, with opening in nave at 8:45 a.m.

Lenten Bible Study begins March 11, 7 p.m., topic TBA.

Day Care Art and Music Show coming up on March 19.

Ignite the Hill youth meeting March 11, 7:30 p.m.

Weight Loss group (TBMP) next meeting on March 6, 6 p.m.

WELCA candy making March 29 and 30.

Hill Church Cemetery reminder. Please remove all flowers and decorations by March 31.

Regular worship and Sunday School times: Worship at 7:45 & 10am; Sunday School, including Confirmation class, at 8:45am.

Worship/activity cancellation info: check our website (, call the church office at 610-369-0990 and wait for message, go online to or check Channel 69, or check WBYN-FM radio.

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

On March 3, we will celebrate Transfiguration Sunday and Pastor Matthew Hoover will deliver the message at the 7:45 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. services (nursery available at second service); All are welcome; Town Hall Meeting at 9 a.m.; All are welcome; Girl Scouts at 6:30 p.m.; Christian Journeys at 7pm in the Chapel; All are welcome.

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

Tuesday: Senior Shepherds at 1 p.m. Topic: Pretzel City Nuggets. All are welcome.

Wednesday: Shepherd’s Café from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pay as you are able. All are welcome. Ash Wednesday Service at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Senior Choir Rehearsal at 7:45 p.m.

Senior Shepherds is an active group of seniors in the Boyertown community who gather together monthly with guest speakers who share informative topics and/or local entertainment for these senior gatherings. All senior members of the Boyertown community are welcome to attend these meetings.

March 14: Miller-Keystone Blood Drive from 2 to 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call the church office at 610- 367-2842 to register.

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; please call the office at 610-367-2842 for more information.

Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto

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

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 to join us!

Bible Study meets on most Monday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. New faces are always welcome, please contact the church for the upcoming scheduled dates if interested in attending.

Did you know Calvary has a book club? We would love for you to join us. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions or are interested in being part of this time of reading and sharing, please contact the church office.

Shepherd of the Hills Church, 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville

The annual pre-lenten Agape Meal will be held at the conclusion of the 10:30 a.m. worship service on March 3. Soup will be served. Derrick Whitmore, former associate pastor, will be the speaker.

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.

Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road Barto

We invite you to worship with us on Eighth Sunday after Epiphany on March 3 at our ONE worship services at 9 a.m. Bridge Pastor, Pr. David Penman will lead the congregation in a Holy Communion worship service, present the Children’s Sermon, as well as present the Sermon for the morning. 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; Samantha Johns, Lector; Nancy Fioriglio, Communion Assist: Nancy Fioriglio and Greeters/Ushers; Bob and Lisa Heydt.

Pastor Penman’s office hours are on Mondays from 9 – 11 a.m. The Property Committee will meet on March 4 at 7 p.m. in room B. The Worship and Music committee will meet on March 5 at 6:30, then at 7 p.m. the Mercy Ministry committee will meet in room H and rounding out the evening will be a Finance meeting at 7:30 p.m. in room E. We will observe Ash Wednesday on March 6 at 7 p.m. with a service of Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes. The Girl Scouts will meet in the social hall of the church on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. The first “Journey’s through Grief” session will begin on March 7 beginning at 7 p.m. in room H, downstairs in the church. If you would like to register for this grief session with Grief Counselor, Sylvia Havlish, please contact the church office by March 1.

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.

March 3 is The Transfiguration of Our Lord. 8 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service with Communion, 9 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Worship Service with Communion. The Worship Assistants will be Greeters: David & Debbie Dempsey, Ushers: Dennis Schaeffer, Dan Kuser, Bill Eddinger & Bob Eshbach, Servers: Sheila Eddinger & Linda Bewley, Crucifer: Mackenzie Moyer, Lector: Kathy Farrington, Nursery: Maddy Wyda. Roast Beef Dinner Planning Meeting following worship, 4 p.m. Talent/Show Cook Off,

On March 3, in conjunction with the Talent Show, we will hold the 2019 Trinity Cook-Off. The theme this year is “International Night” Participants will make enough of their favorite international dish for about 50 people to sample it. During the Talent Show intermission, people will sample the dishes and vote for their favorite. Voting will be “blind”, that is, no one is supposed to know who cooked what. As always there will be prizes for the winners. Tickets to vote in the cook-off will be sold at the door. $5 will get you three votes to cast however you want. Additional tickets can be bought for $1 a piece. Proceeds will benefit the general fund. Contestants sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex!

Thrivent Financial will be hosting a Social Security Planning Workshop here at Trinity on March 4 at 6 p.m. and March 5 at 12 p.m. If you wish to attend, please call the church office 610-369-1281.

FASTNAUCHT SOCIAL- Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. Join us at 6:15 p.m. for fastnauchts and fellowship prior to the 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship Service. Please bring your favorite doughnuts to share.

SOUP SUPPERS-Soup suppers will be held at 6 p.m. each Wednesday during lent prior to the 7 p.m. Worship Service beginning March 13 and ending on April 10. For details please see sign-up sheet posted in the Narthex.

CDs of the Christmas Cantata, “Rhapsody in Bluegrass” are available for purchase $15. Please see Fred Isett to purchase.

Scout Troop 511 will sponsor Hoagie Sales March through May. The sales will be the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Place orders on the 2nd Tuesday. At $4 each, there is ham, turkey, Italian or cheese—lettuce, onion, tomato, sides hot peppers or sweet peppers, Italian or mayo packets. To volunteer and to order as a new person, please contact Kitty Isett. Pick up will be at the old store every month. Thank you to those who have ordered hoagies in the past years.

March 4: 6 p.m. Thrivent Workshop, 6:30 p.m. Scouts

March 5: 12 p.m. Thrivent Workshop, 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts

March 6: Ash Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. Faustnauchts & Coffee, 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service with Communion, the Worship Assistants will be Ushers: Dan Ritter, Kay McGowan, Bob McElwee & Howard Shafer, Servers: Diane McElwee & Linda Ritter, Acolytes: Katelyn Dulin & Lauren Isett, Lector: Linda Ritter, Senior Choir Practice to follow.

March 7: 2 p.m. Golden Agers Meeting, 6:30 p.m. TLC Stitchers, 7 p.m. Discipleship Committee Meeting.

In the event of inclement winter weather, news of cancellations or postponements of church activities will be posted on Channel 69, at or log on to Trinity’s website,

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. We will celebrate The Transfiguration of our Lord. The choir will sing, “Jesus, Take Us to the Mountain,” by Schalk. The Youth Choir and Handbell Choir will also participate in the service.

Also during the service we will “Raise a Joyful Noise” with a Noisy Offering during the sharing of the peace.

The Adult Forum will study “Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers.”

Property Committee will meet Tuesday at 6:30, and Worship and Music Committee will meet at 7 p.m.

The Community Clothing Rack will be open on Wednesday people to drop off clothing from 1-4 p.m.

The first soup supper will be held Wednesday night from 6 to 7 in Memorial Hall. The soup supper will be followed by the Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m. with the imposition of ashes.

Handbell Choir will rehearse at 6:30 p.m., and Senior Choir will rehearse following the Ash Wednesday service.

Executive Committee will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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