POTTSTOWN — On Sunday at 11 AM, you are invited to worship with Bethel Community Church of Pottstown for The Third Sunday After the Epiphany. Minister Marcus Swinson will deliver the morning message. In-person is welcomed but masks must be worn at all times with social distancing. In addition, we are Live on Facebook at Bethel-Community-Church-of-Pottstown or dial-in by calling 215-383-1625 Code 198087. BCCP Food Pantry is Open on Monday from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. On Thursday at 12:00 Noon, it’s Virtual Community Bible Study by calling 215-383-1625 Code 198087. On Friday at 12:00 Noon, it’s Virtual Community Prayer Service by calling 215-383-1625 Code 198087. BCCP Food Pantry is open every Second, Third, and Fourth Monday (except holidays) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM and new Applications are being accepted. For more information, please call (610-805-9084).
POTTSTOWN — You are invited to join Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 150 N. Hanover St., for worship in our Sanctuary this Sunday at 10:45 am. Pastor Christian McMullan will lead his final service with us this Sunday as we observe the Third Sunday after Epiphany. This week’s worship assistants are Beverly Nuzzo, Greeter; Zenas Savage, Hymn Leader; Dawn Varady, Lector. For those choosing to worship from home, the service will also be broadcast live on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/emmanuel.pottstown and on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBQzq980Tf11SCyPX2G21mg. The service will remain on these online platforms for viewing at a time convenient to our members and friends. Community Outreach Schedule – Emmanuel’s Closet is open Mon., Wed., Thurs. from 1 pm to 3 pm and Tuesday, Saturday from 4 pm to 6 pm; free Community Meals are served on Tuesday at 6 pm, Fri. at 10:45 am, Sat. at 5 pm.
St. John’s UCC
POTTSTOWN — St. John’s UCC, 11 S. Price St., celebrates the Third Sunday after Epiphany on Sunday at 10:15am. The service will be held in person as well as being available on YouTube. The annual congregational meeting will be held immediately after worship in Fellowship Hall. Rev. Dr. Susan Minasian, Interim Associate Conference Minister for Search and Call will be giving information on moving ahead with the search for a new pastor after COVID-19 protocols have been lifted. We urge all members to attend this very important meeting.
POTTSTOWN — Join us for in-person worship on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 a.m. Sign up on the First Presbyterian Church of Pottstown website or by calling the church office at (610) 326-0620. Wearing a mask and social distancing are required to enter the church building. The service will also be live-streamed on the church YouTube channel. We are excited to offer “Midwinter Feast: “Faith and Film” and “Speeches and Spirituality of MLK, Jr.” with Rev. Khristi Adams. Rev. Khristi Adams will be joining us as “Pastor-Teacher” in Residence in January-February. Take a look at these offerings offered via Zoom and sign up for any or all of them with the church office (610) 326-0620 or [email protected]. Faith & Film: How films explore spiritual calling, via Zoom (7:30pm-8:30pm), 2/7 – Risen, 2/21 – Life of Pi . Participants will watch the movie in their homes before the discussion, either by streaming services, or DVDs available in the church library. The Speeches & Spirituality of MLK, via Zoom (7:30pm-8:15pm), 1/25 – Loving Your Enemies, 2/8 – King in the Wilderness Documentary (film discussion), 2/22 – I Have a Dream. Please read or listen to the speeches before we meet to discuss them.
St. Peter’s Lutheran
POTTSTOWN — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 564 Glasgow St., will celebrate the Third Sunday after Epiphany with guest pastor Rev. Susan Folks. Under the recommendation from our Bishop, In-Person worship has been suspended until further notice. Video worship will be available on YouTube and Facebook Sunday @ 12:30 pm. Church Council Officers for 2021 will be President Kim High, Vice President Tara Cusick, Secretary Darlyn Snyder, Treasurer Frank Mann III. For up-to-date messages, call the church at 610-323-5044.
St. John’s ELC
BOYERTOWN — Worship is live streamed on Sundays at 9:30 am on YouTube (St. John’s ELC Boyertown) and also is available later in the day for viewing. free drive-through, take-out meal every Saturday evening from 4:30-5:30 pm. No registration necessary. For updates and further details, please check our website or call the office. Please leave a voicemail message in the event of an emergency and a staff member will return your call.
Trinity Reformed UCC
POTTSTOWN — On Sunday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 AM, Pastor Nichole Jackson of Trinity Reformed UCC will lead a virtual worship service. The service may be viewed on YouTube or Trinity’s Facebook page. The service will also be available for view on Trinity’s web site later in the day. Also, Trinity will offer a free take-away meal on Tuesday, Feb. 2, beginning at 4:30 PM. Access is at the rear of the church in the parking lot off King Street. See our ad below for office hours and contact information.
NORTH COVENTRY — Visit www.cedarvilleumc.org for current announcements and resources and join us there Sunday for worship at 9:30 (Contemporary) or 11:00 am (Traditional) or recorded services after Sunday. Service links are also found on the Cedarville UMC Facebook page. Pastor Sherry’s message this week is “Procrastination and Change” (1 Samuel 9:1-27; 10:1-2, 17:1-58). Change can be hindered when we put off responsibilities for another time. We will not allow procrastination to hinder our growth. No Computer? Dial 610-850-9173 to listen to the sermon later in the week. Youth Group are planning for their mission trip to the Adirondacks in July and will partner with the Warrensburg community in park and home beautification projects, maintaining local gardens, serving the elderly, and assisting in facilitating Kids Club programming. Mission First, an outreach of Cedarville UMC, is supporting 12 homeless guests in hotels. Packaged foods are provided weekly. Contact [email protected] (or 610-326-0560) if you can provide: hearty soups, stews, canned ready-to-eat pasta items, Compleats all flavors, tuna, chicken, ham salad on-the-go items, pop tarts, breakfast bars, mac and cheese, jelly, peanut butter, saltine crackers, instant coffee, fruit cups, pudding cups, goodies. All must be flip top. Also, paper products; bowls, paper towels, toilet paper, plastic spoons, forks knives.
POTTSTOWN — Jan. 24 is the Third Sunday after Epiphany. Rev. Austin Chinault, Zion’s United Church of Christ, Hanover and Chestnut Streets, will have a message titled “The Call” discussing the call of Jonah, Andrew, Peter, James and John and how Jesus calls us today. Sunday School for youth and adults will meet via “Google Meet” on Sun., Jan. 24, at 11 am. All are welcome to join us for our Sunday YouTube service this week available on the website https://www.zionspottstown.org, then click on the link “online services.”
ROYERSFORD — First United Church of Christ is holding digital worship which is livestreaming on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/firstuccroyersford every Sunday at 11 AM.
St. Paul’s UCC
POTTSTOWN — St. Paul’s United Church of Christ is holding digital worship, with livestreaming on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/stpaulsuccpottstown every Sunday at 9 AM.
St. Luke Lutheran
GILBERTSVILLE — You’re welcome to find us on our Facebook page. Look at www.stlukegilbertsville.org Our livestream worship will be on at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Please note that all services will be livestreamed until further notice. Sunday is the third Sunday in Epiphany. The sermon text for the day is Jonah 3:1-5, about Repentance at Nineveh. Following the service, the Annual Congregation Meeting will be held, via Zoom. COMMUNITY CLOTHING RACK. The Clothing Rack is open once again. It will be open on Jan. 27 for “shopping,” and on Feb. 3 for Clothing Drop Off. Times of operation are 1–4 p.m. Call 610-367-9738.
BARTO — Christ Lutheran Church will resume in person worship on the Third Sunday after Epiphany on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m. Supply Pastor, Pr. Susan Sosnin will be leading the worship service and presenting the sermon. The member ministering as Acolyte/Lector/Assisting Minister is Sue Hoffman. Confirmation class will have their class at 10:15 a.m. via Zoom in their homes. The Church Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Welcome Center. The church is located at 222 Niantic Road between Routes 663 and 100 about a mile east of Bally. Church website is www.christniantic.com
SOUTH COVENTRY — Coventryville United Methodist Church – Join us this Sunday for onsite services at 9:30 AM (contemporary) or 11:00 AM (traditional). Pastor Will Humes will be leading worship and presenting a message about letting go. For those who prefer to view from home, both services will be live-streamed to the Coventryville UMC YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpeSkOcz5xHKcucCYmbN2Sw. If you have questions, please contact the main office at 610-469-9350 or [email protected], or visit CoventryvilleUMC.org.
POTTSTOWN — Worship is live on Zoom this Sunday, Jan 24, at 10:30 am at First Baptist Church (ABCUSA) with the Rev. Dr. Marcia Bailey, Pastor. This Sunday, Pastor Bailey will focus on Isaiah 58:1-12, titling her sermon “Repairing the Breach: Inauguration.” Inauguration means “to bring about a new beginning”, says Bailey. “As new national leaders begin their work, how do we begin to mend the hurt and distrust that has grown between us? How can we begin to do the work that can bring people back together?” Check out our website (fbcpottstown.org) to participate in our Antiracism Working Group, our Book Study Group, and our weekly worship.
Area churches are welcome to share their news for our weekly listing. Email information to Mercury Editor Tony Phyrillas at [email protected] Use the words “church news” in the subject line. Submission deadline is Thursday at noon for Saturday publication.