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Northeastern PA Synod – SYNOD NEWS 

 

FOOD PANTRY ITEM

The October food items are: Cereal / Peanut Butter
Place donations in the shopping cart in the Narthex.
Benefits the Hamburg Food Pantry.

 

Opportunity House Meals

Contact Church Office if you can help, or can serve as “Captain”
Sign up sheets for food donations each month are on the bulletin board.
Next meal Friday October 20th – leaving the church at 5:30 pm

 

Coffee Bar – Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to bake and or make coffee on Sunday mornings
for the coffee bar. A signup sheet is posted on the bulletinboard.
Thanks for your help & support of this ministry.

 

REDNER’s  “SAVE-A-TAPE” PROGRAM
WELCA reminds you to use your Save-a-Tape card when shopping.
Please keep the entire receipt and put it in the basket on the table in the narthex.

Please do not cut the receipt – Redner’s requires we submit the full receipt.
Thank you – any questions, please contact Eileen Puglia or any WELCA member.

 

REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR
Mid November thru January 7th
More info in the October & November Newsletters

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE:

 

BEAR CREEK CAMP – Click to see what we are up to!
Or contact Carol Rothermel or Pastor Bruce for information.

 

Quilt Knotters 
Zion’s Quilt Knotters group meets every second and fourth Tuesday 9 am – 11 am
Contact the church office at 610-562-3112 to donate items or for more info
about becoming a part of the group.

 

Northern Berks Community Garden
Come help us plant & care for the garden.
The Garden continues to need new volunteers.
We are now working on Monday and Thursday nights at 6 pm.
Watch Facebook for updates & schedule changes from the garden.
Contact Lori at (610) 401-1186 to become a volunteer or
Email: communitygarden@zionslutheran.org 

 

LABYRINTH PROJECT 
The Labyrinth is an ancient tool for reflection on
one’s life and one’s spiritual journey enhancing prayer,
contemplation, and/or personal growth. The Labyrinth
introduces us to the idea of a gracious path to God,
one that is horizontal instead of vertical where there is
room for error and forgiveness.
Help support this project by purchasing one or more
memorial bricks.  Click here for order form.

 

OCTOBER 7th, 14th & 21st – Martin Luther Malt
Hamburg Lutheran Cluster & Saucony Brewing Company, Kutztown PA
Pre-Orders being accepted for pick up on the dates listed.
Click here for additional info.

 

OCTOBER  – Labyrinth Project
Construction dates – Oct. 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th & 9th
Contact Scout Joey Dalton to volunteer to help.

 

OCTOBER 11th – Happy Knotters WORKSHOP
9 am – 2 pm in the church Gold Room
Learn to sew quilt squares together.
Come in and stay as long as you wish.
Bring lunch, sewing machine, pins, & scissors.

 

OCTOBER 16th – 500 Lutherans for 500 years!
 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Leesport Market Banquet Hall
A Giant County Wide Lutheran Potluck Dinner.
Bishop Zeiser will share “Why I am Glad that I am a Lutheran”
Lutheran Bingo – Lutheran Trivia – Lutheran Door Prizes.
RSVP – Sign Up and Bring your Best Dish – Invite Your Friends and Neighbors
500 people together is the Goal!
Save the date/Come celebrate all things Lutheran! Want to help out?  See Pastor Bruce
More details – click here.

 

OCTOBER 18th – Library Volunteers
1:30 pm in the church library
Come and help or volunteer.
Contact Ruth Ann Eyer

 

OCTOBER 19th – Zion’s Book Group 
7 pm in the church library
Book: The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

 

OCTOBER 24th – Faith at the Movies
7 pm – “An Idea That Changed the World” (2016)
A Free Event sponsored by Thrivent Financial
(Popcorn & soda are extra at his event)
Stay after for the discussion of what they learned about God and Faith.

 

OCTOBER 29th – Confirmation & Receiving New Members
10:30 am Worship Service – Guests welcome.

 

OCTOBER 31st – Trunk or Treat
5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – 500th Anniversary Sunday School Reformation Party
(This is the actual night of 500th Anniversary of the Nailing Up of the 95 Theses on
the Door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany in 1517 by Dr. Martin Luther)
Watch for more details about this jolly good time!

 

November 18th – Zion’s Annual Bazaar
A silent auction will be held as in previous years.  As you are out and about
and come upon seasonal sales, door busters, etc., please consider making a
basket of “NEW” items only, to be included in the silent auction.  All “USED”
items should be donated to the flea market area for the bazaar.
Mark your calendars – more info will be in October Newsletter

 

December 17-24 – Family Promise
Check the newsletter for updates

 

 

EMERGENCY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

EMERGENCIES AND WORSHIP

We can’t predict, but we can prepare.
Weekday emergency weather related 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 “Weather” then “School and Business Closings”,
then select the Letter “Z” and check for Zion’s in the listing.

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.