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An old-fashioned Country Fair with activities for the whole family will be held at Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. An annual event since 1951, the fair is held on historic farm property which is adjacent to the church on Valley Forge Road just north of Skippack Pike. The fair will kick off with a prayer and then a performance from Central’s Brasswind Choir. Food will be available throughout the day, inclusing a lunch of pork barbeque and sausage sandwiches, corn-on-the-cob, corn fritters, chicken-corn soup, hoagies, hot dogs and hamburgers. The North Penn S Gaugers will stage an intricate model railway on display. An antique and classic car show, tractor rides, and games are offered. Entrance to the fairgrounds will be off Valley Forge Road. Free to enter. For further information, call the Church office at 610-584-4480 or see cscfamily.org.
St. John’s United Church of Christ welcomes the Rev. Dale Davis, who will serve as interim senior pastor, beginning September 19, while the church searches for a permanent pastor. Most recently, Rev. Davis served as an interim at Wentz’s United Church of Christ in Worcester during their period of transition. The Rev. Adelaide Stong (Pastor Addie) will continue in her role as associate pastor. The Chancel Choir will sing “Hear My Prayer,” words and music by Moses Hogan, at the 10:15 a.m. service on September 18. Later the service is available on St. John’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel: youtube/stjohnsucclansdalepa. The church is at 500 W. Main St., Lansdale. All are welcome. Call 215-855-5489 or visit www.st-johns-ucc.org.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales, celebrates Sunday, September 18 with a Communion service in the sanctuary at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Music will be by St. Peter’s Belles. The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person and can be accessed from www.stpetersnorthwales.org. The Thrift Shop is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The following Saturday, Sept. 24, will be Oktoberfest in conjunction with North Wales Day. Food, music, auction, and children’s games and crafts will be featured.
Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church PC(USA), 837 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale: Please join live in the sanctuary or for live online services via Zoom with an internet-enabled device or by telephone. Sunday Worship is at 10 a.m. and Early Worship is at 8:30 a.m. For web links or dial-in numbers, please visit www.gwyneddsquare.org. Weekly Bible Study has resumed on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the pastor’s study. The Adult Forum will resume on October 3 on Zoom and continue with the video series of The Great Courses Videos: Comparative Religion with Prof. Charles Kimball of the University of Oklahoma. For web links or dial in numbers for activities, please send an email to email@example.com or call the church office at 215-699-9159.
The Church of the Holy Spirit of Harleysville (Episcopal), 2871 Barndt Road at the corner of Sumneytown Pike, Upper Salford, holds Communion services in-person at 8 and 10:15 a.m. on Sundays. The church also live-streams the 10:15 a.m. services on Sundays on the church website and Facebook page – Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville. Church school for preschool through adult classes begins at 9 a.m. Services are led by the Rev. Kathy Andonian, Rector. An ice cream social for all will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18.
Holy Spirit Church will host a noon pipe organ recital on Tuesday, Sept. 20 by Mark Trautman, organist at St. John’s Church in Somerville, NJ on Holy Spirit’s recently-refurbished Dobson Pipe Organ. Holy Spirit will also host an evening flute and organ concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, featuring flutist Melissa Freilich and Vincent Ryan, minister of music from Advent Lutheran Church in Harleysville. For more information, call 215-234-8020 or visit the webpage, www.churchoftheholyspirit.us.
Montco Bible Fellowship, 160 E. Main St., Lansdale: Join virtual services accessed via website or in-person each Sunday. Adult Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and Worship services at 10 a.m., along with Children’s Church at 10 a.m. On Wednesdays at 7:20 p.m., we hold virtual Bible Study. Call 215-855-0899 for the Bible Study Zoom link. Visit our new website at www.montcobf.org.
Indian Creek Mennonite Church, 647 Harleysville Pike, Telford, will conduct services as follows: Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday evening 7:30 p.m. Preaching Service; Wednesday evening 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study. Questions? Call Kevin Moyer (215) 721-9127. Bible Instruction Meeting, Sat. Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.; Harvest Praise Message will be Lester Weaver, Pittsgrove, NJ, “Balanced Thinking About Investments and Debt,” Mark Wayne Gascho, Bridgewater, VA; “Developing Church-Building Character”, Sunday Evening 7 p.m.
Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church is pleased to report that the Women’s Bible Study known as the DIVAS (Divinely Inspired Victoriously Affirming Studies) will continue in-person sessions. At each meeting, the group discusses chapters in a book entitled “Unveiling Mary Magdalene” by Liz Curtis Higgs. Chapters 14 & the Epilogue will be the subject at the next meeting. DIVAS meets the third Monday of each month at Pizza Time Saloon, 1900 West Point Pike, West Point, at 7 p.m. All women are welcome on Monday, Sept. 19.
Grace Lutheran Church, 40 N. Main St., Hatfield with Pastor Nancy M. Raabe continues its
fall worship schedule of 8 and 10:30 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. A new worship experience, Contemplative Connection, starts this month on September 28 from 7:30-7:50 p.m. and last Wednesdays thereafter. During these times of pressure, draining schedules, disturbing news, and demanding responsibilities, our hearts and souls long for refreshment and peace that only comes from a deep connection with God. We desire a communal setting to feed our souls that is reflective and contemplative. Casual attire and floor seating are encouraged. The public is warmly invited. Weekly yoga classes also resume Wednesdays at 6:15. All ages and levels are welcome to attend. Sunday worship at 10:30 is streamed live under “Online Worship” at gracelutheranhatfield.org. For more information, call 215-855-4676.
Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church: Please join Hiking Ministry on Saturday, Sept. 24, for a walk that will start at the New Britain Baptist Church. The walk is 50% shaded and ends up along the 202 Parkway Path. Along the way, there will be a short devotional. We will meet at the church, 837 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, at 8:30 a.m.and drive out to the site or you can meet there at 9 a.m. Please contact Jeff Varner if you are interested in either meeting at Gwynedd Square and car pooling or at the New Britain Baptist Church for details on parking. Phone or text to 267-342-3095. The hiking ministry meets every 4th Saturday of the month through October so next month will be the last hike to complete the season.
Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church will have booths at North Wales Day on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at Towamencin Day (rescheduled)) on Saturday Oct. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. We will have our prize wheel where each child wins a prize and this year, we will have two attractive gifts for the adults who stop by. We’ll also provide information on how the Habitat Faith Build is progressing with the construction of 4 homes on Cowpath Road in Hatfield Township and how you can help in the construction of the homes.
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