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The United Church of Christ St. John welcomes guest organist Ignatius Cho, who will play at Mother’s Day services, May 8, at 8 a.m. and 10:15 p.m. In addition, the children’s choir sings “Chatter with Angels” in the arrangement. Lana Walter. All services are later available on St. John’s Facebook page, on the website and on the YouTube channel. Call 215-855-5489 or visit www.st-johns-ucc.org.

The Montco Bible Fellowship, 160 E. Main St., Lansdale, offers virtual services (accessed through the website) as well as personal services every Sunday. Sunday school for adults begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:00. Virtual Bible study – at 19:20 on Wednesdays. Call 215-855-0899 to get the Zoom link to Bible study. Follow the CDC guidelines for indoor settings. www.montcobf.org.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales, celebrates Sunday, May 8, with worship at the shrine at 10 a.m. Worship will be broadcast live for those who will not be able to attend in person. Masks are optional. A jazz evening will take place in the sanctuary at 6 pm. Masks and social distancing are recommended. Thrift Shop is open Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lots of parking; Entrance at the corner of Church and 2nd streets in North Wales.

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church PC (USA), 837 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale: Services are broadcast live at the sanctuary or online via Zoom via an Internet-enabled device or by telephone. Sunday worship at 10 a.m. and early worship at 8:30 p.m. To get links to the website or phone numbers, visit www.gwyneddsquare.org. A weekly Bible study is held on Wednesdays at 11 p.m. The Adult Forum is going online via Zoom on Monday evenings at 7pm. To obtain links to the website or telephone numbers for events, send an email to office@gwyneddsquare.org or call the church office at 215-699-9159.

The Presbyterian Church in Gwynedd Square announces the second personal meeting of DIVAS (God-inspired triumphant affirmative research) on May 16 at 7pm at the Pizza Time Saloon, 1900 West Point Pike, West Point. At each meeting, the group discusses a section of the book. Liz Curtis Higgs’s book, The Discovery of Mary Magdalene, is a book that is being studied. Before the first chapter began on Monday, April 18, the group considered Mary a “bad girl” of the Bible and was surprised to learn that the myth was founded by Gregory the Great, who preached a homily in 591 AD in which he united three women from three different gospel stories to one woman, Mary Magdalene. The group invites all women to join on May 16 at the times and places indicated earlier. Please call the church office at 215-699-9159 or send an email to office@gwynedd.org.

The Church of the Holy Spirit in Harlisville (Episcopal), 2871 Barndt Road on the corner of Samnitawn Pike, Upper Salford, holds personal communion services at 8 and 10:15 on Sundays. The church will also continue to broadcast services live at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays on the church’s website and Facebook page, at Holy Spirit Church, Harlisville. The service is led by Father Katie Andonian, assisted by staff, parishioners and the choir. For more information call the church at 215-234-8020 or visit www.churchoftheholyspirit.net.

Gwynedd Presbyterian Church invites you to attend the Betsy Book Club, a small group in the church. The club has been operating for over 20 years and is named after its founder Betsy Albinson. At the last meeting we discussed the books “Empress Romanov: the novel of Queen Maria Fedorovna” by KV Gortner and “Pearl Sister” by Lucinda Riley. Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the Pizza Time Saloon at 5:30 p.m. Kim Michelle Richardson’s Book Woman with Troubles Creek and Kate Olcott’s Touch of Stardust will be discussed. The club meets on Wednesday or Thursday every other month. At each meeting, the group chooses: books for the next meeting, date and place of the meeting. Books cover many types, such as fiction, science fiction, biographies, historical fiction, and memoirs. If you would like to attend the next meeting, please contact Elaine Waters at ejwatters@verizon.net or Anita Lamond at anita0547@verizon.net.

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