Berks County churches schedule virtual in-person services [Religion Digest]
Feb. 19—-Reformation Lutheran Church, 3670 Perkiomen Ave., Exeter Township, will hold in-person worship Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masks are mandatory. The service will be streamed live on Reformation’s Facebook page and can be viewed later at www.Reformationlutheran.org. under worship videos. Sunday school for all ages starts at 9:30 a.m.
Zion and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ congregations will worship together at 301 W. Penn Ave., Robesonia, Sunday at 10:15 a.m. in person as well as through YouTube, Facebook and by phone. Find details at 1zion.org or sprucc.org. The choir will sing “Psalm 42: As the Hart Longs”.
—Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road, Barto, will worship Sundays at 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center and again after worship. Adult Sunday School will be at 10:15 a.m. in the parlor. The Confirmation class will meet in the social room at 10:15 a.m.
—Schwarzwald Lutheran Church, 250 Church Lane Road, Exeter Township, will hold in-person worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Those not vaccinated should wear a mask. The registered service will be available Monday on Facebook.
—Christ Episcopal Church, 435 Court Street, Reading, will hold an in-person worship service on Sundays at 10 a.m., followed by the annual parish meeting. Masks are mandatory. Parking is available at the Abraham Lincoln parking lot and the M&T Bank parking lot, both off Washington Street. Parking next to the church on Court Street is available for people with disabilities or who need assistance. To join the live stream of the service and meeting and access Centering Prayer Zoom, go to rdgchristchurch.org. On Thursday morning at 11 a.m., a morning prayer group based on the Book of Common Prayer will meet in the church sanctuary.
—Schwarzwald United Church of Christ, 75 Church Lane Road, Exeter Township, will worship in person and via Zoom on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. It will also be available on YouTube. For more information, visit www.schwarzwalduc-pa.org.
—St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5 W. Arch St., Fleetwood, will have two worship services in the sanctuary on Sunday, 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 www.stpaulsfleetwood.org. The special music will be “Believe For It” at 9 a.m. with Kathi Fry, who will also be the anthem soloist. At 10:30 a.m., the Chancel Choir will sing “Help Us Accept Ourselves”, worship leaders will be Gary Reinert at 9 a.m. and Jill Haley at 10:30 a.m.
—St. John’s Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, will hold worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Livestreamed worship continues on YouTube (St. John’s ELC Boyertown). Sunday school for children is at 9:30 a.m. — register at www.stjohnsboyertown.org. Mandatory masks at all indoor worship and events. Free drive-thru, take-out meals every Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. No registration necessary.
—Bern Reformed United Church of Christ, 3196 Bernville Road, Bern Township, offers live worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., or join in from your vehicle via FM 87.9 transmission or on Facebook.
—Maidencreek Church, 261 Main Street, Maidencreek Township, will hold a hybrid worship service Sunday at 9 a.m. Shared board members will be installed. Special music includes clarinet solos by Maynard Koplin; a piano solo by David Haas; and piano selections by Kimberly Ayrton; as well as a hymn of the congregation. The in-person worship is streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. Links can be found at maidencreekchurch.org.