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The MAY food item is: PEANUT BUTTER



MAY 3/ Easter 5                    
   8 & 10:30 A.M. Services of Holy Communion
May 10/Easter 6         
    8 A.M. Worship
10:30 A.M. Service of Holy Communion

May 17/ Easter 6        
   8  A.M. Contemporary Service with Holy  
   10:30 A.M. Service of Holy Communion

May 24/Pentecost
   8 A.M. Service of Holy Communion
  10:30 A.M. Worship

May 31/1st Sunday after Pentecost
   8 A.M. Worship
 10:30 A.M. Holy Communion



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

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.

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 15th & 16th - Relay for Life - American Cancer Society
Location: Schuylkill Valley High School Stadium
Zion's members will be participating as part of the "Hawk Walkers" Group
Donations can be made on the web at: Relay for Life - Central Berks - Hawk Walkers
Click on "DONATE" then select a team drop down and click on "Hawk Walkers"
Thanks for your support. For additional info see tha May Newsletter of contact Tiffany Gruber

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 29th & 30th - Northeastern PA Synod Assembly
Santander Arena in Reading PA
Assembly theme is "UNLEASHED"
The Spirit is unleashing us to follow Jesus Christ - to live our our
baptismal callings and to do big, bold things for the Gospel!
See the May Synod News for more information.

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?
Click here for the "Registration Form" and additional information.

JUNE 7th - Shoemakersville 250th Anniversary
10 am Community Worship Service in the park
Zion's choir will be participating with choirs from
St. Luke's Church and Salem Methodist Church.
Come out and worship in the park.

JUNE 12th - WELCA Bible Study
6:30 pm - Location to be announced
A study from the devotional "Woman of God"

JUNE 21st - Zion's Annual Picnic & Graduate recognition
Following the 10:30 am service in the grove..
Mark your calendars.

JUNE 22nd through JUNE 26th - Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Theme will be "Everest" - Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power
Registration is now OPEN = Click here for Registration Forms
Please return completed forms to the church office by June 7th, 2015

JULY 10th - WELCA Bible Study
6:30 pm - Location to be announced
A study from the devotional "Woman of God"

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 at the
Wells Fargo Center $110 per person
Leaving Zion's at 6:30 AM - Returning about 7:00 PM
Check newsletters for updated info.
Tickets available from WELCA members.




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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