St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown
Wednesdays during Lent, St. John’s will serve free meal of soup and sandwiches from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on March 27 and April 3, 10. Meal is followed by Holden Evening Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Open to all. For more information, call 610-369-1024 or visit stjohnsboyertown.org.
Good Shepherd UCC, 35 W Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown
On March 31, we continue our Lenten Worship Series, “Jesus on the Move”. Pastor Matthew Hoover will deliver the message “Jesus Moves To Welcome Us” at the 7:45 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. services (nursery available at second service). Girl Scouts at 6:30 p.m.; Christian Journeys at 7p.m. in the Chapel. All are welcome.
Monday: Cub Scouts at 6:30 p.m.; Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Senior Shepherds Meeting at 1 p.m.; Prayer Team at 4 p.m.
Wednesday: Learn With Me Class from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Shepherd’s Café from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (last one); Pay as you are able. Lenten Meal/Study based on Adam Hamilton’s Book “Half Truths.” This session explores the idea that “God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It”. The study and meal are from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Senior Choir Rehearsal at 7:45 p.m.
Saturday: Boyertown Pinochle Club from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Zwingli Hall.
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.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES (All Are Welcome)
April 14: Palm Sunday Worship Services 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; All are welcome. Groups who meet regularly include Youth, Relay for Life Teams, Le Leche and multiple quilting groups; call 610-367-2842 for more information.
St. Joseph’s Hill Church, 244 Koch Road, Boyertown
March 27: Midweek service at St. John’s Hill UCC, 7 p.m.
March 31: Lent 4, Holy Communion
April 3: Midweek service at St. Joseph’s, 7 p.m.
Choir schedule during Lent, April 3: Bethlehem Choir, 4:20 p.m., Junior Choir, 6 p.m., Senior Choir following midweek service.
Regular Sunday School classes continue on March 31, with opening in nave at 8:45 a.m.
Lenten Bible Study continues April 1, 7 p.m., Journeying Through Lent with Luke.
Ignite the Hill meeting April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Bread, Bowl, and Bible: March 31 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Douglassville, 4-7 p.m., The Bible and Judaism presented by The Rev. Dr. Peter Pettit.
Lenten Bible Study continues April 1, 7 p.m. Theme: Journeying Through Lent with Luke.
Weight Loss group (TBMP) meeting on April 3, 6 p.m.
WELCA candy making March 29, 30.
Remove all flowers and decorations by March 31 from Hill Church Cemetery.
Pancake Breakfast Palm Sunday, 8-9:30 a.m.
Shepherd of the Hills Church, 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville
Helping Hands of Bechtelsville will hold a spring dance Friday evening in the church hall.
A children’s clothing exchange will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A prayer service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m.
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
Worship with us on Fourth Sunday in Lent on March 31 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 Sermon for the morning. Karlene Novotny will present the Children’s Sermon. The conclusion of the service will be held in the lot across the street from the church as we observe the Blessing of the Seeds and Soil on this Sunday. 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 9:00 a.m. service are: Acolyte; Ava Novotny, Lector; Karlene Novotny, Communion Assist: Mike Appold, Assisting Minister; Kathy Watts and Greeters/Ushers; Cheryl and Brian Barr.
Pastor Penman’s office hours are on Mondays 9 – 11 a.m. The Bell Choir will rehearse on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. The Property Committee will meet on April 1 at 7 p.m. in room B. The Worship and Music Committee will meet on April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the room B. On April 3, we will have a Soup Supper beginning 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 3. The Girl Scouts will meet in the social hall of the church on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. The “Journey’s through Grief” session will be held on April 4 beginning at 7 p.m. in room H, downstairs in the church. The Grief Group will meet on April 5 at 11 a.m. On April 6, ladies who signed up to go to the Homemakers Country Quilt Show in Collegeville will meet in the parking lot at 9:30 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 fourth Sunday of Lent. We welcome Karen Sallows as our guest musician for the service.
Following the service, Sacristans of the church will meet for a meeting to review practices, preparations and plans.
Sunday is the deadline for applications for Endowment Fund requests.
Property Committee will meet Tuesday night at 6:30 and Worship and Music Committee will meet at 7 p.m.
The Community Clothing Rack will be open on Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. for people to bring donations of clothing.
The fifth soup supper will be held Wednesday night from 6 to 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The soup supper will be followed by the Lenten service, using “Holden Evening Prayer.”
Finance Committee will meet Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 S. Main Street, Bechtelsville
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 31 is the 4th Sunday in Lent - 9 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Worship Service. Worship Assistants will be Greeters: Virginia Rowland & Betty Moore, Ushers: Randy Kehl, Mardell Blanford, Kay McGowan & Kurt Yescavage, Acolyte: Kyle Pry, Lector: Randy Kehl, Nursery: Angie Smith.
Soup suppers will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays 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 will be available again this year. Three kinds will be available: peanut butter, coconut crème and butter crème (Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate). Sign up sheet is in the Narthex. Candy available April 6, 7 and 13, 14. See Maddy Wyda for any questions. Proceeds benefit the Mission Trip.
April 1: 6:30 p.m. Scouts
April 2: 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts, 7 p.m. Discipleship Meeting
April 3: 6 p.m. Soup Supper, 6:15 p.m. First Communion Class, 7 p.m. Lenten Service, Senior Choir Practice to follow
April 4: 6:30 p.m. TLC Stitchers
April 6: Roast Beef Dinner, 3 to 7 p.m. Take-out order available, call 610-369-1281.
Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto
Join us on March 31 at 10:15 a.m. for Worship Service led by Pastor Linda. Special music will be shared as a duet by Jay Poko and Patricia Conway.
On April 3 at 7 p.m. join us as we focus on God’s Circle of Love during Worship led by Pastor Linda.
Our Annual Spring Craft Show, Flea Market & Bake Sale will be on 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 to join us!
Bible Study meets on most Mondays at 1:30 p.m. New faces are always welcome. Contact the church for the upcoming scheduled dates.
Did you know Calvary has a book club? We would love for you to join us. New readers are always welcome. To join, contact the church office.