1231 Route 100, Barto
Dec. 7: Free Community Pancake & Sausage Breakfast with Santa 8 to 10 a.m. Santa arrives at 9 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church
222 Niantic Road, Barto
Dec. 1: First Sunday of Advent. Pr. Ann Baly, Bridge Pastor, will lead the congregation in a Holy Communion worship service 9 a.m. and present the sermon. We will be lighting the first candle of the Advent Wreath. Before the worship service (8:30 a.m.) and after (10:15 a.m.), join in Coffee & Conversation in the Welcome Center. Adult Sunday School class meets in the parlor at 10:15 a.m. Those ministering at this service are Acolyte Jackson Moser, Lector Heather Moser, Communion Assistant Heather Moser, Assisting Minister Kathy Watts, and Ushers/Greeter Terry Flicker and Mike Appold. The Confirmation class will meet on Sunday 6 to 8 p.m. in room I. Parents and mentors are invited to join the class.
Dec. 2: 7 p.m., the Property Committee will meet for their monthly meeting in the room B (coat/mailroom).
Dec. 4: Handbell Choir will rehearse at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Senior Choir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 7: 6 to 9 p.m., those who signed up to attend the Holiday Dinner Out will meet at PC Pub in Pennsburg.
Good Shepherd UCC
35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown
Dec. 1: Pastor Matthew Hoover will deliver the message at the 7:45 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. services with Holy Communion (nursery available at second service). Boyertown Area Choral Association Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. with Reception immediately following. Christian Journeys at 7 p.m. in Chapel. All are welcome.
Monday: Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Prayer Team at 4 p.m.
Wednesday: Chapel Communion at 11 a.m. in Chapel. Shepherd’s Café 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (runs every Wednesday Dec. 4 through March 25 excluding holidays) hot lunch and pay as able. Advent Bible Study 6:15 p.m. Cantata Choir Rehearsal 7 p.m.; Senior Choir Rehearsal 8 p.m.
Friday: Open House and Live Nativity from 3 to 9 p.m.
Saturday: Pasta Dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus to benefit the Spread the Sparkle for Devin Team and Good Shepherd Youth 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are for sale in advance or at the door. Children 3 and under free. Call church office at 610-367-2842 for tickets. Take out available.
Next Sunday: Cantata Choir presents “There’s a Song in the Air” at both the 7:45 and 10:20 a.m. services.
Trinity Lutheran Church
1749 S. Main St., Bechtelsville
Dec. 1: 1st Sunday of Advent and Firefighters Appreciation Sunday. 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 Diane McElwee; Greeters Howard and Waynette Shafer; Ushers Dan Kuser, Bob Eshbach, Bob McElwee, Carl Schaeffer, Jr.; Servers Diane McElwee and Linda Ritter; Acolytes Owen and Logan Heimbach; Crucifer Mackenzie Moyer; Lector Sheila Eddinger; Nursery Maddy Wyda. Confirmation Class 6 p.m.
This week: Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Scouts, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. TLC Stitchers, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Senior Choir Practice and 7:30 p.m. Cantata Practice.
The Cantata “The Winter Rose:” Dec. 15 at 10:15 a.m. worship service, followed by a Potluck Luncheon. Snow Date is Dec. 29. A second presentation will be 3 p.m. on Dec. 29 followed by refreshments.
Longest Night “A Service of Healing”: if feeling depressed, lonely, stressed out and/or anxious during the holidays, consider joining us for a Worship service of healing on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
Christmas Eve Services: 3 p.m. Afternoon Candlelight Service with Communion and 8 p.m. Evening Candlelight Service with Communion.
St. Luke Lutheran Church
35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study group to discuss the readings of the day. Join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. We’ll observe the first Sunday of Advent. The first candle on the Advent wreath will be lighted as we celebrate a time of anticipation and preparation for the presence of Jesus among us. A congregational meeting will be held following worship for the purpose of electing members to congregation council, and to vote on updates to our current constitution.
Catechism: Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, Pottstown, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Property Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. Worship and Music at 7 p.m.
Cherub Choir: children ages 3 ½ to 9 will meet in the Choir Room Tuesday nights 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: the Community Clothing Rack will be open for donations. Advent Soup Supper and Worship will be held soup served 6 to 7 p.m. and worship at 7:30. Handbell choir will rehearse at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Finance Committee meets at 7 p.m.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown
Dec. 14: The Director’s Big Band Christmas Concert 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Get in the holiday spirit with this free Christmas concert! Sure to put some Merry in your Christmas, the Director’s Big Band will perform a variety of holiday favorites. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow.
Dec. 25: Christmas Day Meal 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. A free, family-style meal will be served in Fellowship Hall on Christmas day following our 10:30 a.m. worship service. Our doors are open to everyone in the community to join us for a free meal and a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Register for the meal at stjohnsboyertown.org/event/christmas or call the church office at 610-369-1024.