The APRIL food item is: CEREAL
APRIL WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
APRIL 2 / MAUNDY THURSDAY
11 AM. – Soup & Study Worship
6;30 PM - First Communion Students & Families
7 P.M. - Maundy Thursday Worship
APRIL 3 / GOOD FRIDAY
7 P.M. – Worship
April 4 / EASTER VIGIL
7 P.M. Easter Saturday Service
APRIL 5 / EASTER
6:30 A.M. Early Dawn Service with Holy Communion
9:00 A.M. Children’s Easter Program
10:30 A.M. Service of Holy Communion
APRIL 12 / FIRST SUNDAY OF EASTER
8 A.M. Worship
10:30 A.M. Holy Communion
APRIL 19 / SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
8 A.M. CONTEMPORARY SERVICE
10:30 AM. HOLY COMMUNION
APRIL 26 / THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
8 A.M. HOLY COMMUNION
10:30 A.M. WORSHIP
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
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.
Contact the church office for more information about registration
APRIL 3rd - Good Friday Men's Breakfast
St Paul's Lutheran Church, 117 Arch St., Fleetwood PA
Guest speaker: Marie Monville, wife of the Nichels Mines shooter.
Tickets are available from Allan Cornman.
APRIL 3rd - Northern Berks Ministerium Cross Walk
11:00 am meet at Victory Chapel, Port Clinton Ave., Hamburg PA
proceed to First U.C.C on Third Street, Hamburg PA for worship
APRIL 3rd - Zion's Youth - Color Easter Eggs
10:30 am in Fellowship Hall
Followed by Sunday Program Rehearsal
APRIL 4th - Zion's Annual Egg Hunt
Egg Hunt for ALL Ages (Rain or Shine)
9:30 am - meet in Fellowship Hall
APRIL 5th - Annual Easter Ham & Egg Breakfast
7:45 AM through 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall
A free will offering will be accepted.
APRIL 11th - Northern Berks Community Garden
9:00 AM - Garden Opening for the 2015 growing season
Visit our web page by clicking the Community Garden link (above left menu)
See newsletter for more information
Contact us: Communitygarden@zionslutheran.org
APRIL 11th - Potato Project's - "Green Bean Project"
Fund Raiser Lunch, Bake Sale and Silent Auction
At Zion's 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
APRIL 16th - Greater Berks Chapter, National Federation of the Blind
Dine Out at the Indian Fort Inn 1343 Hex Highway, Hamburg PA
4:00 PM until 9:00 PM with entertainment by Jim Meck (5 - 8 PM)
APRIL 16th - Lawn Mowing Volunteer Meeting
Volunteers needed for the 2015 summer mowing season
Sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board
7 PM organization & scheduling meeting in the Library
APRIL 18th - WELCA Quarterly Meeting
10:00 AM in Fellowship Hall
Discussing support of Zion's events and future planning
Light refreshments available.
APRIL 18th - History Group - Wild Flower Walk
1:00 PM at Antietam Lake Park
Meet at lot along Angora Road.
Good walking shoes a must.
APRIL 19th - Polka Spring Fling
St Mary's Catholic Church
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Doors open at 12 noon)
Tickets $20 - $25 at door (Includes hot buffet)
Contact Parish Office at 610-562-7657
APRIL 21st - History Group Cemetery Walk
Cemetery walks will begin again April 21st at 5 PM
St Paul's Smoke Church Cemetery
APRIL 24th - Book Group Meeting
7:00 pm in the Library
Reading: "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes
APRIL 26th - History Group - Go Fly A Kite Day
at Berks County Youth & Recreation Facility, Bern Twp.
12 noon to 5:00 PM - Free Admission / $2 Parking Fee
APRIL 27th - History Group - "The Hessians are Coming"
8:00 PM at Leesport Historical Society
Speaker: Michael Jesberger (Re-enactor)
Free and open to public
MAY 3rd - Hike to Pulpit Rock and The Pinnacle
1:30 pm Start from Reservoir Road Parking Lot
Group will use the Appalachian Trail to Pulpit Rock (4 miles)
Part of the group will continue on to the Pinnacle
Please sign up in advance - children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent.
Good sturdy shoes, a lunch and a water bottle required.
MAY 16th - Walk / Bike / Roller Blade / Jog for World Hunger
Rodale Fitness and Cycling Park, Trexlertown PA
Leave church parking lot at 7:30 am - return by 3 pm
Registration and sponsor forms available (Deadline Wed. April 22nd)
MAY 17th - Church Music Sunday
Sunday School lesson about J. S. Bach
Luncheon following worship service with an "Olde Time Radio Show"
MAY 27th - Zion's Sponsored Miller-Keystone Blood Mobile
3 pm - 7 pm - Goal is 35 pints - Invite a friend
See sign up sheet posted on bulletin board
MAY 31st - Zion's "Vehicular Show" with Toy Vehicle Display
The whole day will be a fundraiser for Zion’s summer youth activities.
Registration forms available from church office - $10 per vehicle
8:30 am - vehicle report - Family Cruise at 2:00 pm .
Do you have an antique vehicle, an old car, old truck, old tractor, old motorcycle
that you could bring to church on a Sunday to “show off”?
Do you know someone else who does? Please invite them to participate?
JUNE 22nd through JUNE 26th - Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Theme will be "Everest" - Sign up is now available
JULY 15th - 19th, 2015 - ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit Mich.
We were meant to be together, and we are a church that believes
God is calling us into the world — together. So every now and then,
we gather young people and adults together to share their unique stories
and to experience the larger story that makes up the ELCA; we gather to be
inspired, encouraged, strengthened, connected and sent out to do God’s work
in the world — together!
AUGUST 22nd - WELCA "Loved - The Farewell Tour"
Bus Trip to a Women of Faith Conference
Wells Fargo Center $110 per person
Leaving Zion's at 6:30 AM - Returning about 7:00 PM
Check newsletters for updated info.
WINTER WEATHER AND WORSHIP
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.