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On June 10, Salem Belleman’s Church, 3540 Belleman’s Church Road, Mohrsville, celebrated the Second Sunday after Pentecost at the regular worship times of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. The musician for the early service was Cheryl Felix while Linda Hartman, the director of music ministry, played for the second service. The scripture readings for the services were Genesis 3:8-15 and 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, which were read by David Weber at the early service and by Jim Holcombe at the late service. Also, the Gospel reading was from Mark 3:20-35. The services were held in Old Belleman’s Church, which was constructed in 1815.
During the 10:15 a.m. service, the second of two 2012 mission teams was commissioned. The team of 15 will be leaving for Joplin, Miss., on June 16 and returning June 24. During the trip, the team will be rebuilding homes destroyed by the massive May 2011 tornado. The 15 individuals making up the team are: James Fitterling, Josh Fitterling, Jeff Mohn, Dennis Felix, Katelyn Felix, Bonnie Madeira, Phil Kistler, Lester Gambler, Gloria Gambler, Rebecca Gambler, Sharon Duvall, Dylan Haas, Bob Flay, Robert Flay III and Pastor Bruce Potteiger.
Please visit our website for more information about Belleman’s, www.bellemanschurch.org.
Bern Reformed U.C.C.
Bern Reformed U.C.C. annual Strawberry Festival in the church grove, Route 183, Bernville Road, June 16. Music from 5 to 8 p.m. by the Wyomissing Band. Good food, refreshments and home baked goods on sale 3:30 to 8 p.m.
The Bridge Church
The Bridge Church, 3561 Old 22, would like to extend an invitation to: Sunday morning worship service times are at 9 and 11 a.m. All of our Outlets Children’s Ministries meet downstairs where you will be able to check-in your child. Outlet Ministries ranges from ages 0 through fourth grade.
On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., we have Family Connect night!
Visit our website at www.hamburgbridge.com or call 610-562-2972 for more information and service/class details.
Friedens Church, Shartlesville
Friedens Church, Shartlesville, located at 128 Wolf Creek Road, would like to extend an invitation to our weekly services. On Saturdays at 5 p.m. we have our Encounter Worship Service, a more intimate type of worship that features weekly opportunities for individual blessings and Holy Communion. Our regular worship services are on Sunday at 7:45 and 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Nursery services are provided during the late service each Sunday. Children who attend the late service on Sundays participate with adults in the beginning of the worship and then leave and go to children’s church, held in the Christian Education section of the church.
We have many activities during the week: Grief Support (Mondays at 11:40 a.m.), Friedens’ Friends (the first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m.); Friedens’ Kids (second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.), and Bible Study Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry has a workshop on the fourth Saturday of each month. They also stitch, knit, sew, etc. on each Sunday during the Sunday School hour. On the fourth Sunday of each month we conduct a Prayer Shawl Blessing. It is a wonderful ministry that has been growing and is appreciated by all.
Northern Berks Minsterium
The ministerium provides assistance for various community needs throughout the year. A series of fundraisers is being held for this purpose. Ministerium Days at Red Robin will be held on June 13 and 20. Ten percent of meal cost will go to the ministerium. Customers must present a flyer, which can be obtained from your area churches or the Hamburg office of the Salvation Army.
Salem-Berne United Methodist Church
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hamburg
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Church Street, Hamburg PA, would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us at our 9:30 a.m. Summer Worship Service on Sunday morning. Come and join us!
On the First Sunday of Pentecost (June 10) the altar flowers were presented to the Glory of God in Celebration of their 56th wedding anniversary by Roger and Ellen Hartline. During the service Dyllan Aleczander-ray Miller, son of Kristin Lee Miller and Shawn Matthew Miller, was baptized.
Sky Summer Day Camp registration is open to any child who completed kindergarten through sixth grade. Day Camp is open to the community. The date of camp is June 18-22 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a cost. For more information and to register go to: https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/KidsHamburg
The Northeastern PA Lutheran Synod Convention is June 15 and 16 at the Sovereign Center in Reading.
AA meetings are Tuesday at 8 p.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Jr. Room.
The next Cluster Bible Study is this June 14 at 6:30 p.m.
St. John’s Strawberry Festival is June 16 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Hamburg Field House. Entertainment is the Jalapa All-Stars.
Volunteers are needed to work at the Kutztown Folk Festival July 2 through 6. Contact June Kline at 610-562-4440 for more information.
June 17 is the Third Sunday of Pentecost and Father’s Day worship is at 9:30 a.m. We will “Make a Joyful Noise” at this service. Please bring your coins to go towards the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. Following the service there is a Welcome Hour Table in the upstairs auditorium. Sunday School and Catechetical Class will resume in the fall. Find us on the Internet at www.stjohnshamburg.org.
St. Mary Roman Catholic
St. Mary Roman Catholic Church is located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at www.rc.net/allentown/stmaryhamb. Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 6:30 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday at 8 and 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation every Saturday from 3:45-4:15 p.m. and before each daily Mass. Upcoming activities include:
June 15: St. Mary Parish golf tournament at Green Acres Golf Course at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Please call the parish office at 610-562-7657 for more information. Golfers and sponsors are welcome.
June 17: Happy Father’s Day! A novena of Masses for Father’s Day intentions will be offered throughout the month of June.
June 21-July 4: “Let Religious Freedom Ring:” The Diocese of Allentown is conducting this two-week observance to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom as our first freedom. Activities will include:
June 21: Mass with Bishop Barres at St. Thomas More Church, Allentown, 6:30 p.m.
June 23: A panel discussion and public forum on religious liberty at DeSales University at 9 a.m.
June 30: A similar forum to be held at Alvernia University, Reading, 9 a.m.
Each evening of the week of June 25 there will be catechetical presentation in each county of the diocese. Each event will include a presentation on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ document “Our First Most Cherished Freedom,” a talk on religious liberty. The Berks presentation will be on June 28, at a location to be announced.
June 23-24 and June 30-July 1: The Diocesan Commission for Women will sponsor a letter and petition signing drive, urging support of religious freedom.
July 4: The fortnight will close when church bells will ring throughout the diocese at noon. The bell ringing is designed to show support for religious freedom as “our first, most cherished liberty.”
A special website has been established to include news about the program, resources to educate people about religious freedom, a calendar of activities and videos and photos of events. The website address is www.LetReligiousFreedomRing.org. The site will also include a digital countdown to the July 4 bell ringing.
St Michael’s Church
On June 10 the altar flowers were sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Phillips in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Phillips. The bulletins were sponsored by Ruth Reinsel in loving memory of her parents. Serving on this day were council person in charge Bobbi Jo Moser; assisting minister Kathy Wong; lector Ted Miller; acolyte Brittany Ebeling; ushers Beth Hassel, Angel, Leanne and Bobbi Moser, Sandy and Luke Schlappich. Baptized on this day was Ella Grace Johnson. Worship Service is at 9 a.m. and Sunday School for all ages is at 10:15 a.m.
St. Thomas Church
Vacation Bible Staff dedication and the program kickoff took place during the worship service. The Worship Choir will sponsor a Chicken BBQ on June 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Vera Lynn Himmelberger, daughter of Donald and Mary Himmelberger, received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.
Zion’s Lutheran Church
The fourth Sunday of Pentecost will be celebrated on June 17. The 8 a.m. service will include Holy Communion. The annual church picnic will be held in the grove at the rear of the church following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The sermon theme will be “Adjusted Expectations.” The fellowship committee will be providing barbeque, hot dogs, drinks, as well as strawberries and ice cream. The congregation is asked to provide a covered dish and to bring lawn chairs. Fathers will be honored at the picnic along with a time of fellowship and activities. This is a rain or shine event.
Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 18 at the church from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. The theme is “Gold Rush-Digging Deeper” and features Bible stories, songs, crafts, games, dramas, snacks, etc. The public is invited to attend this event and should contact the church office at 610-562-7353 to pre-register.
Paper products i.e. paper towels, napkins, paper plates, tissues, etc. are being collected throughout the month of June for the Northern Berks Food Pantry. Donations should be placed in the shopping cart located in the narthex.
Zion Moselem Lutheran Church
Zion Moselem Lutheran Church, 340 Moselem Church Rd., Richmond Township,worship service with celebration of Holy Communion will be held June 17 at 10:30 a.m.
On June 24 service begins at 10:30 a.m. The recently restored 1770 David Tannenberg German tracker organ will be played at this service. All are welcome.
On June 23, at 10 a.m., Zion Moselem Lutheran Church will be host to the Lutheran Historical Society of Eastern PA for their Summer Pilgrimage to hear the recently restored 1770 David Tannenberg organ. A history of the congregation will be presented by Pastor Donald Landis, and information about the restoration of the organ will be explained by a member of the restoration committee, followed by the organ recital, given by Nancy Keller, the church organist.