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The February food item is: MACARONI & CHEESE



January 25/ Third Sunday After Epiphany
   8 A.M. Service of Holy Communion/
10:30 A.M. Worship



Feb. 1 – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
       8:00 & 10:30 am. Holy Communion

Feb. 8 – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany/Scout Sunday
       8:00 am. Worship
     10:30 am. Holy Communion

Feb. 15 – Transfiguration of Our Lord
       8:00 am. Contemporary Service
      10:30 am. Holy Communion

Feb. 18 - Ash Wednesday
The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. 
This year it is the 18th of February.  There will be two opportunities
for worship on that day, one at 11 am. and one beginning at 5:45 pm.
The rite of the imposition of ashes on worshippers’ foreheads will be
observed at both services, as will the celebration of communion.

Feb. 22 – First Sunday in Lent
       8:00 am. Holy Communion
      10:30 am. Worship

Lent Services:
This year we will be celebrating the Lenten Season with services
held on Wednesdays February 18, 25 & March 4, 11, 18, 25.

Daytime services will be held in the Gold room at 11 am followed
by a soup and bread lunch at 11:45 am.

Evening services will be held in the gold room beginning with:
Soup and bread at 5:45 pm.,
6:15 pm. Study using “The Parables of Lent”
7:00 pm. Worship using Parables as the lesson Themes



Captains needed for "Opportunity House Meals
Contact Church Office if you can help, or can serve as "Captain"

Bear Creek Camp
Check out the year around activities.
Registrations are now open for the 2015 Summer Camping Season.
March 1st is the early bird registration deadline to receive a $15 discount.
Contact the church office for more information about registration and 1/2 scholarships available.

75 X 100 foot garden at Zion's to help feed the hungry.
Check our Northern Berks Community Garden web page for how you can help or support this project.

ZIon's donations will be directed to Opportunity House
Be part of this movement to make a positive difference and share God's love.
Please give generously on Souper Bowl Sunday!

FEBRUARY 10th - Theology with a Twist
7:30 pm at Kutztown Tavern, Kutztown PA
Rev. Wanda D Craner will present Spiritual Not Secular

FEBRUARY 19th - Berks Festival of Faith Worship Service
6:30 pm at Bern Lutheran Church, Leesport PA
BFF worship services are designed for individuals with developmental disabilities,
their families and friends,but all are welcome.
Please join us as we listen to the scriptures and reenact Jesus' last days.

FEBRUARY 22nd - Fundraiser for Carissa Miller/Harts for Honduras Trip
Hoss's Restaurant in Leesport PA will give a percentage of total sales for event.
Please be sure to have the coupon needed for that day so she receives credit.
Coupons are available in the Narthex or from Carissa or Chris Miller.

FEBRUARY 26th - Zion's Book Club Meeting
7 pm in church Library
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

MARCH 22nd - Fundraiser for Carissa Miller/Harts for Honduras Trip
Chicken Pot Pie Dinner at Zion's
Dinner will include pot pie, rolls, apple sauce or coleslaw, drink and dessert.
Costs: $10 Adults and $5 for Children under 12.
For more information contact Carissa or Christine Miller.

Late MARCH or Early APRIL - Northern Berks Community Garden
Garden Opening - spring planting season - Volunteers needed.
Watch bulletin announcements and newsletter for more info.

JULY 2015 - ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit




We can't predict, but we can prepare. 
Weekday bad weather cancellation of programs and rehearsals and meetings
will be tied to what the Hamburg Area School District is doing for the day.
If HASD cancels or lets out early, then all church programming is suspended for the day.
This eliminates the need for multiple phone calls, hopefully everyone understands.

Sunday morning cancellations will be a decision made between the Pastor and some council members.
For large groups, or for Sunday school and Worship Events, cancellations will be posted on Channel 69’s web site:
www.wfmz.com. (click on School Closing then Church, Worship) and it should be on the scrolling bar on the bottom of the TV screen.

Information will also be on our Facebook page: Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Perry Township.
If you're not sure about a scheduled event, simply call the Church at 610-562-3112. 


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