Community Lenten Worship Schedule
February 26 - Ash Wednesday 7pm - St. Paul, Mertztown - Pastor Meinschein preaching
March 4 - Christ Mertz Church 7 pm - Pastor Sassaman preaching
March 11 - Trinity, Topton 7 pm - Pastor Ulrich preaching
March 18 - Christ DeLong 7 pm - Pastor Doty preaching
March 25 - Hope, Bowers 7 pm - Pastor Stoneback preaching
April 1 - Christian Congregation 7 pm - Pastor Meinschein preaching
April 8 - St. Paul, Mertztown 7 pm
April 9 - Maundy Thursday at New Jerusalem - Pastor Sassaman preaching
April 10 - Good Friday at Christ Mertz
March 4 - Introductory Yoga Class
A 45 minute introductory yoga class will be held on March 4 here at church from 6:00 - 6:45 pm. The cost is $10. Bring a mat and comfortable clothing. If you have any questions, please talk to Bonny Mensch.
March 17 - Lunch Bunch
The Lunch Bunch will be going to Valentino's for lunch on Tuesday, March 17th at noon. If you like good food and fellowship, come join us. All are welcome!
March 21 - Feed the Need Packaging Project - POSTPONED
Due to health and safety concerns, it has been decided it is best to postpone the Feed the Need Project on March 21st. More information on a new date will be posted as soon as it has been determined.
March 28 - Hoagie Sale - CANCELLED
Due to health and safety concerns, the March 28th Hoagie sale has been cancelled. The next hoagie sale will be April 25. Please be on the lookout for more information if there are any changes.
Hoagie Sales are back for 2020! The dates this year are March 28, April 25, May 16, September 19 and October 17. The cost is still $4.00 and orders are due the Sunday prior to the Hoagie Sale date. Come join us Saturday mornings for coffee, fun and good conversation with other church members as we assemble the ingredients to make a "Dryville Church Hoagie".
April 12 - Easter Breakfast
The Easter Breakfast will be held again between our Easter Services. Helpers are needed. Early birds are needed to be cooks, and help to clean up afterwards would be appreciated as well. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, bacon, muffins, danishes, fruit and drinks will be served. Sign up on the bulletin board or let Tom Trupp know if you can help.
April 26 - Blood Drive
We will be sponsoring a blood drive after church on April 26 from 10:30 - 2:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Look for upcoming information regarding sign ups in the bulletin. Should you have any questions regarding eligibility or general questions, please contact John Tomasi at email@example.com.
June 7 - Pastor's Retirement Bash
The date has been set for June 7th, so mark it on your calendar now. More details will be forthcoming.
Save the Date!! June 22-26 VBS
VBS is coming June 22-26! "Rocky Railway - Jesus' Power Pulls Us Through" We're looking for volunteers to hlep plan, organize and work. See Carla for more information!!
Upcoming Dates for Sunday School and Youth Family Events
December 8 - Youth Sunday Pageant
December 22 - Last Sunday School class until new year
January 5 - First Sunday School class of the new year
January 18 - Family Game Night
February 15 - 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for Feed the Need
March 13-March 15 - Confirmation retreat at Bear Creek Camp
March 21 - Feed the Need Project
April 11 - Easter Egg Hunt
May 3 - Youth Sunday
June 7 - Last day of Sunday School celebration
June 22-26 - VBS Rocky Railway "Jesus Power Pulls Us Through"
These dates are tentative and could change
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED
The Sunday School is looking for volunteers to help on Sunday's. All ages, high school and up are welcome to help. Let Carla know if you are interested in helping.
The Brandywine School District is starting a program to send home backpacks of food over the weekend for children in the free and reduced meal program. We've been asked to provide individual MICROWAVALBE servings of spaghetti and meatballs (microwavable 7.5 oz cups), mac and cheese (microwavable cups) and individual soups (microwavable, any variety). Powdered milk, oatmeal cups and individual cereal cup are also being collected. The brand is not important, just the size and the micorwavableness. No child should be hungry, and this is one way to help. Thanks!
We have been given an updated list of items needed to pack backpacks for next month:
Microwavable vegetables (single serving)
Snack Pack pudding
Canned meat (single serving)
Chicken Rice a Roni
Mac and Cheese (single serving)
Soup (single serving)
Cereal boxes (single serving)
Horizon 8 fl. oz. milk
Thank you for your continued support of this program!
Youth Readers Needed
We'd like to involve the children more in worship by having them read the Prayer of the Day before the Children's Sermon. If your child would like to read, please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex.
Yoga every Wednesday
Come join us every Wednesday evenings at 6 pm for yoga. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. We will be meeting in the Social Hall. For more information, please see Bonny Mensch.
Snacks for Sunday
If you (or a group of you) would like to sign up to bring snacks for some Sunday, that would be great. There's a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. We're also accepting packs of cookies or other snacks that can be stored for Sundays when no one is signed up. Snacks don't need to be anything elaborate, just something to munch on with or without coffee.