September 13 Worship, Children’s Circle, and Announcements

Join us for Outdoor Worship at 10:30am, or watch it on YouTube then or when you are able!

See below for guidance on the outdoor worship service. (Weather permitting/no COVID-19 restrictions)

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Go to YouTube’s “Schwarzwald Lutheran Church” channel or our Facebook page

Attached is the bulletin (Outside and Recorded bulletins are now one bulletin).

Also attached is the hymn sheet for the Recorded worship service.

(Please note: bulletin emails and Facebook postings may be sent anytime between Friday and Sunday)

Children’s Sermon Link:

Worship Service Link:

Zoom Link for 7PM Communion Service:

Children’s Circle + School Blessing!  This week’s Children’s Circle also includes prayer for students, teachers, and parents, in lieu of a Blessing of the Backpacks service. Take the time to for your child to know that she or he is being prayed for!

 10:30am Outdoor Worship on the Oley Turnpike Side of the Church

Weather permitting and no new COVID-19 impositions

Please note the following:

If you are not feeling well or may have been recently exposed to the coronavirus, please don’t come.

And if you don’t feel safe or you are at a high risk, don’t come. Worshiper safety is our highest priority.

  • Ushers and markers will indicate where to park and sit.
  • Bring your own chair(s).
  • Bring your own umbrella or personal pop-up tent for sun protection.
  • Six feet will separate family units.
  • Wear a mask. A limited supply is available if you forget one.
  • There will not be any congregational singing.
  • Please no lingering before or after worship. We want you to stay safe.
  • An accessible Port-a-Potty will be onsite.
  • If you want to save a stamp, you can drop off your offering envelope at the service.
  • You will still be able to watch recorded worship services!


Our first Sunday of indoor in-person worship – September 20, 2020 – This will be a four-week trial of indoor worship, in keeping with how the outdoor service has been conducted.  During the four weeks of this experiment, outdoor Sunday School and the separate YouTube recording will continue. At the conclusion of this trial, Council will reconsider the issue.

 Home Communion

Call the church office at 610-779-3480 to sign up for a Home Communion visit! And if you want to join us for Communion in person or via Zoom, our next Communion Sunday will be October 4th, at 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM.

 Synod Assembly ON-LINE – We are in need of two lay delegates to attend the assembly on-line on October 16, 18, 23 and 24.  If you are interested, please call the church office.

 FREEZER MINISTRY –  We are in need of food for our freezer ministry.  Please place frozen meals in the cooler in the office breezeway and let Diane know you dropped off food so she can put it in the freezer.


The Social Ministry Committee is coordinating the donation of personal care items to be distributed to Safe Berks and Hope Rescue Mission.  A bin will be placed in the church office breezeway to hold these items.  Please notify the church office 610-779-3480, or Mary Phillips 610-779-5875, when you drop off your donations.  During these uncertain times, our generosity is needed more than ever.  Let’s show our gratitude with giving hearts.   Thank you. Please donate for men and women with products appropriate for all hair and skin types.  Personal care items requested: soap, body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, razor, shaving cream, deodorant, lip balm.

Musicians are invited to contribute to our recorded and outdoor Sunday services, while singers can add to our recorded worship. For the recorded service you will need some technology skill and devices. For information or to express interest, contact Ben at

EXETER CARES website: to get help, or to give help (including donations).


For everyone’s health and safety, until further notice only employees of SLC should enter the church office unless an emergency situation exists.  To deliver or pick up something from the church office, please contact Pastor Steve or Diane in advance so items can be put in the breezeway.  Thank you for your understanding.

Schwarzwald Lutheran Church:

A ministry of Jesus Christ through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Church Phone: 610/779-3480


Cancellation Information

If any services or events being held at the church need to be cancelled due to weather conditions, please check our website (, Facebook (Schwarzwald Lutheran Church), Channel 69 — WFMZ-TV Stormcenter, or our answering machine (610-779-3480) for cancellation information.