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

Jan. 13: Baptism of Our Lord

Jan. 20: Epiphany 2

Jan. 27: Epiphany 3, ONE service at 10 a.m., followed by Congregational Meeting.

Junior (6pm) and Senior (7:30 p.m.) Choirs continue on Jan. 16. Bethlehem Choir meets Jan. 16, 4:20- 4:50 p.m.

Regular Sunday School classes resume on Dec. 30, with opening in nave at 8:45 a.m.

Thank you to all who helped make our Christmas celebration so wonderful!

Weight Loss group (TBMP) next meeting on Jan. 16, 6 p.m.

Women’s Retreat at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Boyertown, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learning Ministries Day at Jerusalem Lutheran, Schuylkill Haven.

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 Baptism of our Lord. We will celebrate the heavens opening and the Holy Spirit descending. We will remember the joy of Christmas as we are sprinkled with water from evergreen branches from our very own Advent wreath and Chrismon tree. The choir will sing, “This is My Beloved Son,” by Choplin.

JAM (Jesus and Me) class participants will sit with their families in church until after “Time for the Children.” Then, they will go to JAM Class, where they will learn about Jesus baptism, and return for a blessing or communion.

The adult forum will meet after worship, studying “Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers.”

Women’s Bible Study will meet at noon at Dorothy Girton’s house.

The Senior Breakfast Group will meet on Wednesday at 8 a.m. at Saville’s Restaurant. Come join the fun, food, and fellowship!

Happy New Year! The Community Clothing Rack will be open for shoppers on Jan. 16 from 1-4 p.m. Handbell Choir will rehearse at 6:30 p.m., and Senior Choir will rehearse at 7:30 p.m.

Shepherd of the Hills Church, 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville

A group will be traveling to the March for Life event in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 18. Call the church at 610-754-6446 to purchase tickets.

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.

PA Dutch New Year Wishing

Mike and Linda Hertzog will perform the traditional PA Dutch New Year Wishing.

Jan. 13: Huff's Union Church, 540 Conrad Road, Alburtis (Herford Township) at 10:30 a.m.

Jan. 20: St. Peter's UCC Church, Molltown at 10:15 a.m.

Jan. 27: Longswamp UCC Church, Mertztown at 10:15 a.m.

Feb. 3: First Reformed Church, 76 South 3rd Street, Hamburg at 10:15 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.

Sunday, Jan. 13 is The Baptism of Our Lord, 9 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Worship Service, the Worship Assistants will be Greeters: Betty Moore & Virginia Rowland, Ushers: Kurt Yescavage, Oscar and Angie Smith, Ron Endy, Acolyte: Mackenzie Moyer, Crucifer: Katelyn Dulin, Lector: Becky Yescavage, Nursery: Heidi Yescavage. Prayer Circle Meeting following worship.

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

Boy Scout Troop 511 will sponsor Hoagie Sales January through May. The sales will be the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Orders will have to be placed on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. There is ham, turkey, Italian or cheese—lettuce, onion, tomato, sides hot peppers or sweet peppers, Italian or mayo packets. If you are interested 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.

CD’s of the Christmas Cantata, “Rhapsody in Bluegrass” are available for purchase. Please see Fred Isett to purchase.

Jan. 14: 6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts

Jan. 15: 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts

Jan. 16: 6:30 p.m. Senior Choir Practice, 7:30 p.m. Worship & Music Meeting

Jan. 17: 6:30 p.m. TLC Stitchers.

Christ Lutheran Church, Niantic, 222 Niantic Road, Barto

Worship with us on Baptism of Our Lord on Jan. 13 at our ONE worship services at 9 a.m. Bridge Pastor, Pr. David Penman will lead the congregation in a service of Holy Communion, present the Children’s Sermon as well as the Sermon for the morning. Prayer Shawls, made by parishioners, will be blessed during the service. Confirmation will be held at 7:45 a.m. in room I. Sunday School for all ages will be held in room B at 8:15 a.m. Sunday School for the Adults will be held in room H at 10:15 a.m. Those ministering at the 9:00 a.m. service are: Acolyte; Samantha Johns, Cross Bearer: Rebecca Johns, Lector; Diane Houck, Communion Assist; OPEN and Greeters/Ushers; Bruce Houck and Norman Hoffman.

The Endowment Committee will meet on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in room B and the Cemetery Board will meet at 7 p.m. in room D. The Grief Group lunch will be held on Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Americana Diner, Rte. 100 Bechtelsville. Choir rehearsals will be held on Jan. 16 with Bells beginning at 6:30 p.m. and Senior Choir at 7:30 p.m. The Girl Scout troops will meet on Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall.

Good Shepherd UCC, 35 W Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown

Jan. 13, Pastor Matthew Hoover will deliver the message at the 7:45 am and 10:20 am Services (nursery available at second service); All are welcome; Christian Journeys at 7pm in the Chapel; All are welcome.

Monday: Cub Scouts at 6:30 pm; Boy Scouts at 7:00 pm

Tuesday: Prayer Team at 4 pm

Wednesday: Shepherd’s Café from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm; Pay as you are able; All are welcome; Senior Choir Rehearsal at 7 pm.

Thursday: Miller-Keystone Blood Drive in Zwingli Hall from 2:00 – 7:00 pm; Walk-ins welcome; Mission Meeting at 7:00 pm.

Jan. 20: Town Hall Meetings at 9 and 11:30 a.m.

Jan. 27: The 208th Annual Meeting of Good Shepherd UCC.

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.

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