Peace Lutheran in Reading will hold its final service on September 25

• The Lutheran Church of Peace, 1728 Center Ave., Reading, will hold its final service on September 25 at 10:30 a.m. The church opened 137 years ago as a chapel in Riverside. The church bell, one of three donated by a Trinity Lutheran family in Reading, will ring 10 times as a last call for Peace Lutheran. Peace is one of three chapels built by Trinity in 1885. The others are Faith Lutheran of Mount Penn and Hope Lutheran of Reading. There will be a piano prelude by Bonnie Levan. Organist and choirmaster Beth Luckenbill will lead the anthem “Call to Peace”. A farewell lunch will follow.

• Bethany Lutheran Church, 336 Franklin St., West Reading, will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a Sunday afternoon program at West Reading Playground. There will be crafts for children at noon at the pavilion; “The Amazing Magi” by Reverend Mike Reist, from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the pavilion; and Jeff “Elvis” Krick in the field at 2-4. Bring lawn chairs. A food truck will be available.

• Bausman United Church of Christ, 1064 Penn Ave., Wyomissing, will hold its Oktoberfest next Saturday from noon to 7 p.m., rain or shine. Live music, food, games, beer and prizes. For more information, visit or call the church office at 610-375-9790.

• Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road, Barto, will pray outdoors on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Diane Houck will be the guest keyboardist. The church picnic will follow at Butch and Roxanne Fox’s house. Bring a lawn chair and a side dish or dessert to share.

• The United Church of Christ in Robesonia will worship at 301 W. Penn Ave. at 10:15 a.m. Sunday via YouTube, in person, Facebook and phone. Refreshments will follow. Confirmation class begins Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Bible study is available to everyone Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. on Zoom and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom in person at the church’s Miller Hall . Details are available at and

• St John’s Gernant Church (a federated congregation), 13 Gernant Church Road, Ontelaunee Township, will worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Memorial Hall, 12 Gernant Church Road, which is accessible to people with disabilities. Worship will be Harvest Home. Bring a food donation for Bethany Children’s Home in Heidelberg Township. Piano solo by Fern Kulp (“Have your own way.”) The musician on duty will be Fern Kulp. There will be a benefit bingo of gift baskets/gift cards/meat platters on September 25 at 12:30 p.m.

• Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 S. Main St., Bechtelsville, will host a basket party next Saturday. Doors open at 9 a.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

• St. John’s Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, will hold worship Sunday at 9:30 am Livestreamed worship continues on YouTube (St. John’s ELC Boyertown). Sunday school for children is at 9:30. Sign up at Free drive-thru, take-out meals every Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. No registration necessary.

• Schwarzwald Lutheran Church, 250 Church Lane Road, Exeter Township, will hold in-person worship in the sanctuary on Sunday at 10.30am, with Holy Communion.

• Schwarzwald United Church of Christ, 75 Church Lane Road, Exeter Township, will hold an in-person and Zoom service on Sunday at 10.30am. It will also be available on YouTube. The annual church picnic will follow. Bring a covered dish. For more information, visit

• St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4125 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring, PA will hold an in-person service Sunday at 9 am, with Holy Communion and special music. Masks are optional. The service will also be streamed live on Facebook.

• Zion Lutheran Church, 354 Zions Church Road, Perry Township, will be hosting a family bike ride today. The group will meet at the church at 9 a.m. and travel to the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail. A time of conviviality will take place after the walk. Worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, along with Holy Communion, in person, on Facebook Live, and on the church’s website, Sunday school for all ages starts at 9:15 a.m.

• Christ Episcopal Church, 435 Court Street, Reading, will hold three worship services, each including the Holy Eucharist: at 8 am a so called service (without music); at 9 am, a service for families with young children; and at 10 a.m., service with music. Masks are optional. Parking is available at the Abe Lincoln Hotel parking lot and the M&T Bank parking lot, both adjacent to Washington St. Parking is also available adjacent to the church on Court Street for those with disabilities or who need help. An elevator is available. To join the livestream, go to On Thursday at 11 a.m., a morning prayer service from the Common Prayer Book will be held at the Red Bridge Recreation Area, 2141 Tulpehocken Road, Spring Township, weather permitting.

• Bern Reformed United Church of Christ, 3196 Bernville Road, Bern Township, offers live worship at 9.30am. You can also participate from your vehicle in the parking lot using an FM 87.9 transmission or on Facebook.

• Kissinger Church, 715 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing, will hold an hour of prayer Wednesday at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend to submit prayer requests and pray for others.

• St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, will have two worship services in the sanctuary, at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The 9 a.m. service will also be available on Facebook and YouTube ; links can be found at The music at 9am will be “Morning Has Broken” with the Bell Choir and at 10:30am “Anthem of Gratitude” with the Chancel Choir. Worship leaders will be Bob Ames at 9 a.m. and Jill Haley at 10:30 a.m.

• Maidencreek Church, 261 Main Street, Township of Maidencreek, will hold a hybrid service on Sunday at 9:00 am, with a baptism. Music features SaraAnn Harbonic, piano; Maidencreek Youth, vocals; two senior choir selections; and Kimberly Ayrton, organ. The in-person service is streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. Links can be found at

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