Good Shepherd UCC

35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown

Jan. 5: celebrating Epiphany during our Worship Services 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 welcome. Christian Journeys at 7 p.m. in Chapel; all welcome.

Monday: Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Senior Shepherds meet at 1 p.m.; all welcome. Prayer Team at 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Shepherd’s Café from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; all welcome to come in out of the cold for a hot lunch and pay as you are able. Senior Choir Rehearsal at 7 p.m.

Thursday: Miller-Keystone Blood Drive from 2 to 8 p.m. Call the office at 610-367-2842 to sign up.

Senior Shepherds: 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.

Music program: Cherub, Youth & Senior Choir, Cantata Choir, Orchestra and Handbells; all are welcome.

Groups who meet regularly: Youth, Relay for Life Teams, Le Leche and multiple quilting groups; call the office at 610-367-2842 for more information.

New Year Wishing

Linda & Mike Hertzog ring in the New Year with New Year Wishing at local churches.

Dec. 29: 10:15 a.m. Solomon’s UCC Church, Macungie.

Jan. 12: 10:30 a.m. Huff’s Church, Alburtis.

Jan. 19: 10:15 a.m. St. Peter’s UCC Church, Molltown.

Jan. 26: 10:15 a.m. Longswamp UCC Church, Mertztown.

St. Luke Lutheran Church

35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study group to discuss the readings of the day. We’ll gather for worship at 9:30 a.m. On Sunday we’ll worship with a special service with a special program written by our pastor, The Rev. Mary Ann Siefke. Be sure to watch for the camels!

Tuesday: Property Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Community Clothing Rack will be open for donations on Jan. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Handbell Choir will rehearse at 6:30, and Senior Choir at 7:15 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church

222 Niantic Road, Barto

Jan. 5: worship with us on this the Second Sunday of Christmas at our morning worship service beginning at 9 a.m. Pr. Ann Baly will lead the congregation in a Holy Communion worship service and present the sermon. Before the worship service (8:30 a.m.) as well as after the service (10:15 a.m.), you are invited to join in Coffee & Conversation in the Welcome Center. Confirmation will meet at 10:15 a.m. in room I. Adult Sunday School class will meet in the parlor at 10:15 a.m. Those ministering at this service are: Acolyte; OPEN, Lector: Diane Houck, Assisting Minister: Kathy Watts, Communion Assist; Linda Quinn and Ushers/Greeter; Diane and Bruce Houck.

2019 Committee and Staff reports for the 2019 Annual Report: due into the office on Monday, Jan. 6.

Jan. 6: 7 p.m., the Property Committee will meet in room B (coat/mail room).

Jan. 8: the Handbell Choir will rehearse at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Senior Choir at 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 9: Girl Scouts will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall.

Jan. 11: 5 to 7 p.m., members who signed up will go bowling at Jay Lanes in Douglassville.

Trinity Lutheran Church

1749 S. Main St., Bechtelsville

Jan. 5: 2nd Sunday of Christmas 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 Assisting Minister Jennifer MacDonald; Greeters Betty Moore and Virgina Rowland; Ushers Dan Ritter, Kay McGowan, Bob McElwee and Dennis Schaeffer; Servers Linda Ritter and Bob Eshbach; Acolytes Ryan Isett and Logan Heimbach; Crucifer Owen Heimbach; Lector Pete Schmoyer; Nursery Linda Brunner. Confirmation Class 6 p.m.

Jan. 6: 6 p.m. Remove Decorations, 6:30 p.m. Scouts

Jan. 7: 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts

Jan. 8: 6:30 p.m. Sr. Choir Practice

Jan. 9: 6:30 p.m. TLC Stitchers.

In the event of inclement winter weather: news of cancellations or postponements of church activities will be posted on Channel 69, at WFMZ.com and www.trinitybech.com.

Bus Trip: The Boy Scouts are running a Bus Trip to Washington D.C., (Smithsonian Institute/National Mall) on March 29, cost $15. Pick up 7 a.m. Route 100 Walmart. Depart for home at 5:30 p.m. Meal stop at Cracker Barrell (pay on own). There is limited seating.

Scout Troop 511 Hoagie Sales January through May: sales will be the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Orders will have to be placed on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The price is $5 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, contact Kitty Iset. Pick up will be at the old store every month. Thank you to those who have ordered hoagies in the past years.

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