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November Food Pantry item: Thanksgiving Bag Collection

See info below under "Other Events" for November or the November Newsletter for more details.



November  2/ All Saint’s Sunday
    8 & 10:30 A.M.       Services of Holy Communion

November  9/Twenty-second Sunday After Pentecost
    8 A.M. Worship
   10:30 A.M.  Service of Holy Communion

November  16/Twenty-third Sunday After Pentecost
    8 A.M. Contemporary Service with Holy 
    10:30 A.M.  Service of Holy Communion
November 23/ Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
    8 A.M. Holy Communion
    10:30 A.M. Worship

November  26/Thanksgiving Eve
     7 P.M. Service of Holy Communion

November 30/First Sunday in Advent
   8 A.M. Holy Communion
  10:30 A.M. Worship


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

75 X 100 foot garden at Zion's
Weekly work sessions - see Newsletter or Weekly Bulletin for schedule info
Check our Northern Berks Community Garden web page for how you can help or support this project.


Once again, Zion’s is partnering with St. John’s, Hamburg to provide “The Trimmings”
for a Thanksgiving meal for our neighbors in need through Northern Berks Food Pantry.
The goal for each congregation is 100 bags - last year we exceeded that.
Let’s see what we can do this year!

Each bag must include the following items:

1 can Cranberry Sauce or applesauce                               1 pkg. Stuffing/ Stove Top                        
2 cans any kind of vegetable                                                 1 jar turkey gravy or mix
1 boxed item (muffin mix, cornbread, brownies, etc.)       1 can pumpkin                     

(Do not put any extra items in the bags. Extra items can be placed in the shopping cart.)

Completed bags can be placed in the shopping cart in the Narthex or on the shelf in the Narthex.
Deadline for donations is Sunday, November 9th.


Bazaar Baking schedule:

Baking times will be:
 Monday November 10 - 1 to 4 pm. cookies
 Wednesday Nov. 12 - 6 to 9 pm.
 Thursday Nov. 13 - 1 to 3 pm. and 6 to 9 pm.
 Friday Nov. 14 - 9 am. to 1 pm. apple dumplings

I need minimum of 4 volunteers per day to bake.

Any questions please contact Susie Lutz  at
Donations of baking items needed are:
Butter Flavored Crisco Sticks, Butter, 5 lb. bags flour,
4 lb bags of sugar, eggs, chocolate chips,
frozen 9" pie shells, 2 bags of brown sugar.

NOVEMBER 1st – Youth Volunteer Meeting
11 am in the Youth Room

NOVEMBER 2nd - “Biblically Haunted House”
20 minute tours (5:40 pm to 7:40 pm) by Pastor Bruce
Admission charge is $2 per person with the proceeds benefitting Zion’s Youth Activities.
Bring a flashlight with you.  Sign up for a Tour time on the Bulletin Board.  10 - 12 people per tour.

NOVEMBER 11th - Theology with a Twist
7 pm at the Kutztown Tavern
Rev. Dwayne D. Royster, Speaker
Discussing his experioence in Ferguson, Missouri

NOVEMBER 15 - Zion's Annual Bazaar
9 am to 2 pm Handcrafted items, Plants, Baked Goods, Flee Market, and Local Vendors
Lunch - Soup and Bar-B-Q (Free coffee all day)

NOVEMBER 18 - Volunteers help at Northern Berks Food Pantry
5:30 pm - 8 pm at Hamburg Middle School
Sign-up sheet on bulletin board

NOVEMBER 20th - Winter Snow Shoveling Volunteer Meeting
7 pm Brief organizational meeting in Library
Sign-up on bulletin board

NOVEMBER 23rd - 45th Anniversary Variety Show & Meal
Following 10:30 am Service
Check the NEWSLETTER for more information.

DECEMBER - Wednesdays (3, 10,17, 31) - Advent Worship
10 am & 6:30 pm in the Gold Room
Have some quiet time. Hear some good music.
Learn about Advent. For all ages. (30-45 minutes)

DECEMBER 14th - Zion's Sunday School Christmas Program
During 10:30 am Service (Snow date: December 21st)

DECEMBER 28th - Hamburg Area "Church Christmas Tour"
Watch for more information

JULY 2015 - ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit



NOTE: Emergency information about church activities will be announced as follows:

1) if small group meetings need to cancelled or postponed - the group's
participants will be called by phone.

2) Information for large groups, Sunday School and Worship services
will be posted on WFMZ-69 - the information will be on the scrolling bar
at the bottom of the TV screen, or on the Web at: Channel 69 News
under "Weather" - "School and Business Closings".

3) The church's answering machine announcement will have a recorded
message announcing all weather related schedule changes.
(610) 562-3112


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