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Mar 22, 2024


POTTSTOWN — Join First Baptist Church (ABCUSA) this Sunday, Aug. 6, at 4:30 pm via Zoom or in person at 575 N. Keim St. Next Sunday, Aug. 13 we will be having a hybrid worship service. FBC is proud to

POTTSTOWN — Join First Baptist Church (ABCUSA) this Sunday, Aug. 6, at 4:30 pm via Zoom or in person at 575 N. Keim St. Next Sunday, Aug. 13 we will be having a hybrid worship service. FBC is proud to host the Pottstown satellite location for the LGBT Center of Greater Reading. We hope you’ll check out the VOICES Youth Group (ages 12-17) on Wednesdays 4:30–6:30 pm. There will be no session this upcoming Wednesday, Aug. 9. Your teen can drop in or you can call 484.5133170 for more information. Check out our website at www.FBCPottstown.org.

POTTSTOWN — Zion’s United Church of Christ welcomes all to a joint worship service with Trinity UCC on the 10th Sunday after Pentecost, Aug. 6, at 10:15 am, at Zion’s United Church of Christ, Hanover and Chestnut streets. Trinity’s Pastor Marti Smith will share a message “Abundance, Believe It.” The Sacrament of Holy Communion will also be shared. All are welcome to join in a reception in the Chapel Building following the Worship Service. Sunday School for youth and adults is suspended for August. For those who wish to worship virtually, you are welcome to join us LIVE or later on Zion’s Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/zionsucc.

POTTSTOWN — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 564 Glasgow St., will celebrate the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost at 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion Worship Service. Visitors are always welcome. Worship with us online via Facebook on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. or any time during the week on Facebook, YouTube, and our website: https://www.stpeterslutheranpottstown.com.

LIMERICK — St James Lutheran Church is located at 93 Kugler Road. This Sunday, Aug. 6, there will be one service at 10 AM that will be a combination of contemporary and traditional services. Holy Communion will be celebrated and all are invited to join us. Service is live-streamed on our website at stjameslimerick.org. After the service, we will be stuffing the backpacks for distribution to various schools that have requested them. Light refreshments will be served so come join us. Put Saturday, Oct. 14 on your calendar. That is our Apple Festival which is a fundraiser for Mission Trips. This includes great food, games for children, a Bounce House, music and much more! We need more craft and artistic vendors. Join us for any or all of these events. Contact the church at 610-287-7231.

POTTSTOWN — You are invited to join Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 150 N. Hanover St., this Sunday for worship at 10:45 AM. Pastor Burlington Latshaw will lead the service and preside over the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Services are broadcast live on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EmmanuelPottstown. New Member Classes will be held on Sundays in August at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Contact the church office at 610-323-4312. Emmanuel’s Knitters and Stitchers have begun a Prayer Square Project. Prayer Squares can be knitted or crocheted using an available pattern; completed Squares will be donated to local members and organizations within the Pottstown community. Join us in the Genesis Room on Mondays at 1 PM. We are collecting brand-new school supplies now through Aug. 20 for Pottstown Community Action, which will be distributed to local teachers and students. Suggested donations include: #2 and colored pencils, paper, notebooks, pens, binders, folders, protractors, rulers, highlighters, backpacks, markers, composition books, white-out rollers, etc. Monetary donations may be dropped off on Sundays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM or by appointment by calling the church office at (610) 323-4312.

POTTSTOWN — St. John’s UCC. 11 S. Price St., welcomes all to join in worship on Sunday at 9:30 amin Fellowship Hall. If unable to join in person, the service will be available for viewing on YouTubelater in the day. The Little Pantry is stocked weekly with water, food, and personal care itemsfor community members in need. Collection for Operation will start in the Fall when schools areback in session. Thanks to all who support St. John’s in these Mission Projects.

POTTSTOWN — Sunday Worship Service at Trinity UCC, 60 N. Hanover will be held at Zion’s UCC. on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 10:15. Communion will be served. The Community meal will be served on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 5 PM. Access is available in the parking lot at the rear of the church. See our ad below for office hours and contact information. All are welcome.

POTTSTOWN — Join First Presbyterian Church of Pottstown, 750 N. Evans St., on Sunday, Aug. 6, for worship at 9:30 am. The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated during worship. Discernment Listening Circle immediately following worship in the Mary Ann Yost Room.

POTTSTOWN — On Sunday at 11:00 AM, you are invited to worship with Bethel Community Church of Pottstown for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost when we celebrate “Holy Communion.” Our Evangelism/Outreach ministry is inviting everyone who would like to learn more about our Church and Ministry to an “Information Session” on Sunday immediately following service. To RSVP, call 610-805-9084. The service is also Live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BCCP575. The Mission’s Ministry is currently collecting “School Supplies” for their “Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway.” The BCCP Food Pantry is Closed on Monday. On Tuesday at 6 PM and Thursday at 12 PM, it’s In-Person (Library) and Virtual Community Bible Study by calling 215-383-1625 Code 198087.

SOUTH COVENTRY — On Sunday, join Coventryville United Methodist Church, 1521 Old Ridge Road, for traditional worship at 10:30 AM. The Rev. Dr. Jeff Raffauf will lead the communion service. Visit in person or view the live stream from home on the Coventryville UMC YouTube Channel. On Tuesday from 4-6 pm, there will be a frozen food giveaway of Wawa breakfast sandwiches. Pick up early while supplies last! Our Outreach Ministry will be hosting a Free Community Cookout (rain or shine) on Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 5-7 PM. If you have any questions, call the church office at 610-469-9350 or email [email protected].

POTTSTOWN — Grace Lutheran Church, 660 N. Charlotte St., welcomes you to worship with us as we observe the 10th Sunday after Pentecost at 10:15 A.M. We will be worshipping in the Fellowship Hall for the summer months. Pastor Lauren Cain will preside over the communion service. There will be the sending of home visitation team communion. The service will be live-streamed on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GLCPottstown, and a recorded version of the service will be posted as soon as available on our website. The service will remain on Facebook for viewing at a time convenient to our members and friends.

BOYERTOWN — As children of God and disciples of Christ seeking peace and justice in the world, we welcome, affirm, and include all people into the fullness of God’s love. Join us for worship Sundays at 9:30 am and livestreamed on YouTube (St. John’s ELC Boyertown). Free drive-through, take-out meal every Saturday evening from 4:30-5:30 pm. No registration necessary. For updates and further details, check our website at stjohnsboyertown.org or call the office at 610.369.1024.

GILBERTSVILLE — Join St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wilson Ave., for worship on Sunday at 9:30, a.m. for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. Dennis Faust will join us to share the message for the day and lead worship with the Gospel lesson being Matthew 14:13-21 – Christ feeding five thousand. Communion will be celebrated. Joe Vendetti will be lector. A fellowship hour, featuring Dennis Faust’s music, will be held in Memorial Hall following the service. Services are broadcast at 91.3 FM and live-streamed at stlukegilbertsville.org. COMMUNITY CLOTHING RACK will be open for shoppers on Aug. 9, 16, and 23.

NORTH COVENTRY — Join us Sunday at 1092 Laurelwood Road for a Single Service and Communion commemorating the 150th anniversary of the formation of Cedarville ME Church from Temple ME Church. Rev. Jim Jannotti (Temple UMC) will preach. Members of Temple are invited to attend and join us for a Potluck luncheon following the service. Visit www.cedarvilleumc.org for resources and live-streamed worship (also on FB) or recorded services after Sunday. Mission First (Cedarville Church’s outreach at 414 E. High St.) offers a weekly Worship Service Sundays at 3 PM, led by local Pastors and community leaders to welcome nearby friends and neighbors; light refreshments follow. Mission First’s continuing ministries are in need of cases of water, peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers and books! To help, stop by or email [email protected] or call her at 610-326-0560.

SPRING CITY — Bethel United Methodist Church, 952 Bethel Church Road, invites you to join us this Sunday, Aug. 6, for praise service at 8:30 am or worship service at 10:30 am, led by Pastor John Keretzman. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bethelumchurch or visit our website at https://bethelumchurch.com for more information on church activities.

BARTO — Christ Lutheran Church will worship on this the Tenth Sunday of Pentecost on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 9 a.m. with Pastor Matt Finney leading the congregation in the Holy Communion worship and presenting the sermon for the morning. During the service, Joe DiCindio will be our guest organist and Toni Marie Palmertree will be presenting special music. Coffee and Conversation will be held at 8:30 a.m. and then again at 10 a.m. in the Welcome Center. Property Committee will meet on Monday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 222 Niantic Road between Routes 663 and 100 about a mile east of Bally.

SPRING CITY — Join us this Sunday at 9:30 am for a prayer service in the Chapel and 10 am for our worship service in the Sanctuary led by guest preacher Rev. David Watts. Join us at 640 Ridge Road, or you can watch the service from home at: https://www.facebook.com/BrownbacksChurch/live/

POTTSTOWN — Upcoming Shabbat Services will be on Aug. 5 and 19 starting at 9:30 am. Services are both in-person and virtual, via Zoom. Visitors are welcome. Rabbi Cynthia Kravitz hosts noontime and evening adult education sessions. Check with the office for details and for information regarding the upcoming High Holiday schedule. Contact: 610-326-1717. Email: [email protected].

BOYERTOWN — St. John Hill Church is hosting the Annual Ringgold Band Picnic/Concert from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Hill Church Picnic Grove, 620 Hill Church Road, Boyertown. Food is available from 3:30 p.m. until closing. Sit-down service from 3:30-7 p.m. Door prizes during the concert. Rain or Shine. Open to the public. For more information, call 610-367-8114 or visit http://www.stjohnhillucc.org

STOWE — Join us for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Father Wilson and Deacon Ray celebrate Mass on Saturday at 4 pm and Mass on Sunday morning at 9 am (the Rosary will be recited prior to Mass). Confessions are heard on Saturday afternoon from 3 to 3:45 pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is every Wednesday from 9:30 am until 5 pm (closing with Benediction). We are now live-streaming services at https://stgabrielstowepa.org/livestream/ It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pastor Emeritus Father Hickey. Please remember Father and his family in your prayers. AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE on August 7 & 21 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the social hall. Call 1-800- RED-CROSS to make an appointment. For more information visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sgsmstowe or our website https://stgabrielstowepa.org

BARTO — Did you know that there are three ways to join us for Worship? Every Sunday for in-person Worship beginning at 9:30 am, with Pastor David Brumbaugh.Facebook at www.facebook.com/calvaryuccbarto for a Live stream of the Worship Service. Zoom by dialing from any phone, 1-646-558-8656, and entering the meeting ID 913 8085 8414, passcode 848423. Aug. 6 – Mid-Summer Communion Scripture Readings: Romans 9:1-5 & Matthew 14:13-21 Message “The First Century Shady-Maple Feeding” Upcoming Events: Rain or Shine! Saturday, Aug. 12, 8 am-11 am, 25-cent sale, Indoor & Outdoor Flea Market. Outdoor Vendor spaces are available, ($10 each) please visit our website for further information… www.calvaryuccbarto.com Rain or Shine! Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 am-1 pm, Free Community Back-To-School Outreach Event! This event is open to everyone that wishes to attend. Join us for Live Music from Threefold Blessing, a special appearance from the Keystone Ghostbusters Group, Touch-a-Truck, Face Painting, Petting Zoo with Pony Rides, Bouncehouse, Just-Farm-Kids Tractor Club, Refreshments, Kid’s School Supply Giveaway, and more … plus Clothing, Shoes, Housewares, Books, and Toys all for free! Visit our website for further information … www.calvaryuccbarto.com Calvary UCC is collecting new school supplies for distribution at a planned back-to-school free community event. If you wish to donate any school supplies such as pencils, folders, erasers, scissors, markers, crayons, notebooks, bookbags, etc., you may leave them at the lower doors in a bag or box with a note marked “school” We will be accepting donations of these items through Aug. 13.

DOUGLASSVILLE — St. Paul’s UCC, 1979 Weavertown Road, will host a Peach and Ice Cream Festival on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 3-8 pm. Food, peaches and ice cream, peach cobbler, bounce house, games, music entertainment and White Elephant Yard Sale. Rain or Shine.

SUBMIT YOUR NEWS: Area houses of worship are invited to share their news for our weekly listings. Email information to Mercury Editor Tony Phyrillas at [email protected]. Submissions will run on a space-available basis and are subject to editing. The information must be submitted before noon on Thursday for publication in Saturday’s edition. Please use the words “Church News” in the subject line of the email.

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