Atonement Lutheran Church in Wyomissing to hold neighborhood anniversary party [Religion Digest]

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Sep. 3----Atonement Lutheran Church, 5 Wyomissing Blvd., Wyomissing, will have a neighborhood anniversary party next Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. to celebrate its 100 years in the community. There will be music by Noah Gibney Trio as well as the Jordan Bickhart Band along with food, games, activities and a special car display by Skyline Corvette Car Club.

—There will be a concert entitled "For God, and Country" on Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, 1825 W. Turner St., Allentown, featuring a medley of patriotic music and songs by the choirs of the cathedral parish. First responders are invited to wear their uniforms. A free will offering will be taken to benefit first responders and the cathedral music program.

—Desire, a '50s and '60s doo wop group, will perform at the Hill Church Picnic Grove, 620 Hill Church Road, Pike Township, on Sept 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. Food will be available beginning at 3 p.m. The concert is rain or shine. A free will offering will be accepted.

—St. John's Reformed Church, 4001 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring, will host a Grief Share Support Group beginning on Sept. 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the church. The group will be led by the Rev. Jim Bertoti, senior pastor, and is a 13-week session that consists of videos led by Christian experts, group discussion and a personal workbook. It is open to the public. Those interested in participating can visit www.griefshare.org or contact the church office at 610-678-1446.

—Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road, Barto, will worship on Sunday at 9 a.m. The Houck and Kehs families will provide special music during the service. Coffee & Conversation will be held at 8:30 in the Welcome Center and then again following worship.

—Advent Lutheran Church, 16 Telford Ave., West Lawn, celebrates "God's Work, Our Hands" next Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. with its annual Hungry Yard Sale in the church parking lot. All sales are by donation. All proceeds will be sent to World Hunger.

—Schwarzwald United Church of Christ 75 Church Lane Road, Exeter Township, will be holding an in-person and Zoom service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. It will also be available on YouTube. For more information, visit www.schwarzwalducc-pa.org.

—St. John's Gernant's Church (A Federated Congregation), 13 Gernant's Church Road, Ontelaunee Township, will worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m., with Holy Communion, in Memorial Hall, 12 Gernant's Church Road, which is handicap accessible. Soloist will be Fran Merkel, pastor, ("The Broken Vessel.") Musician will be Fern Kulp.

—The United Church of Christ in Robesonia will worship at 301 W. Penn Ave. at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday by You Tube, in person, by Facebook and by telephone. Details are available at 1zion.org and sprucc.org. Bible studies are available on Tuesday at 9 a.m. and on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. See websites for details. Women's Lunch is on Thursday at noon. Email to mestme@aol.com to reserve a place at the table.

—Reformation Lutheran Church, 3670 Perkiomen Ave., Exeter Township, will worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m., with Holy Communion and the Reformation Summer Choir. The service will be livestreamed on Facebook and may be viewed live or later at www.Reformationlutheran.org under worship videos. Together Time, a period of conversation and refreshment, will follow worship. The Health Ministry team will be providing blood pressure checks in the parlor at 10:30 a.m.

—St. John's Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, will hold worship on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Livestreamed worship continues on YouTube (St. John's ELC Boyertown). Free drive-through, take-out meal every Saturday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. No registration necessary.

—Maidencreek Church, 261 Main St., Maidencreek Township, will hold a hybrid worship service on Sunday at 9 a.m., with Holy Communion, with the Rev. Dr. Jon A. Fogle preaching. Music includes Kimberly Ayrton, piano; Jamie Ayrton, trumpet; and Marissa Benedick and Kimberly Ayrton, vocal duet. The service also is livestreamed to Facebook and YouTube. Links can be found at maidencreekchurch.org.

—Schwarzwald Lutheran Church, 250 Church Lane Road, Exeter Township, will worship in person on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., with Holy Communion.

—Friedens United Church of Christ, 337 Main St., Oley, will worship in person and by Zoom Sunday at 9 a.m., with Holy Communion. A Labor Day sermon presented by the Rev. Corrine Dautrich, pastor, will also include several members who will be sharing how their faith has impacted their career choices and how their vocation is impacting their faith. Music by Bertie Witman will be accompanied by guest musician Debbie Weinhold.

—Grace Lutheran Church, 30 Liberty St., Shillington, will hold a hymn sing Sunday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a service of Holy Communion. Special music provided by the Women's Ensemble. Online worship available after 11:30 at graceshillington.org.

—St. John's Lutheran Church, 4125 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring, will hold in-person worship on Sunday at 9 a.m., with Holy Communion and special music. Masks are optional. The service also will be livestreamed on Facebook. There will be socializing and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall following the service.

—Christ Episcopal Church, 435 Court St., Reading, will hold three worship services, each including Holy Eucharist: at 8, a said service (no music); at 9, a service for families with young children; and at 10, a service with music. Masks are optional. Parking is available at the Abe Lincoln Hotel parking garage and the M &T Bank lot, both off of Washington St. Parking is also available beside the church on Court Street for those with disabilities or who need assistance. An elevator is available. To join the livestream, go to rdgchristchurch.org. On Thursday at 11 a.m., a Morning Prayer service from the Book of Common Prayer will be held at the Red Bridge recreational area, 2141 Tulpehocken Road, Spring Township, weather permitting.

—Kissinger's Church, 715 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing, will hold an Hour of Prayer on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend to submit prayer requests and to pray for others.

—St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 5 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, will have two worship services in the sanctuary, at 9 and 10:30 a.m., both with Holy Communion. The church provides elements, but you can bring your own if you prefer. The 9 a.m. service also will be available on Facebook and YouTube; links can be found at www.stpaulsfleetwood.org. Worship leaders week will be

Melissa Ruemmler at 9 and Jim Goldman at 10:30.

—Bern Reformed United Church of Christ, 3196 Bernville Road, Bern Township, offers live worship at 9:30 a.m. Communion will be offered in the pews. You also can participate from your vehicle in the parking lot by means of an FM 87.9 transmission. Youth are welcome to bring their backpacks to be blessed.

—Calvary United Church of Christ, 640 Centre Ave., Reading, will worship Sunday at 8 and 9:30 a.m., both with Holy Communion. Special music will be performed by organist Dr. Steven Katzenmoyer, Flute Concerto #1 in G Major, Movement 1: Allegro, with Johann Quantz, flute. Betsy Majewski will preach on Sept. 11 at 8 and 10:30, and the Rev. Marian Shearer will lead Adult Forum at 9. She will talk about her recent trip to the World Council of Churches.