80-ply dough baklava (which is usually 40-ply), speciality of Beypazarı district of Ankara,Turkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Plenty of people are getting their Greek on this weekend.
Shortly before the 11 a.m. start of the Capital Region Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Wormleysburg this morning, customers were lining up for gryos, baklava and lamb dinners.
It’s a little known secret – you can arrive early at the festival at 1000 Yverdon Drive to beat the rush.
“It’s a beautiful day. It’s perfect for this,” said Donna Angeloff of Willamstown.
Martin Luther King leaning on a lectern. Deutsch: 1964: Martin Luther King Português: Martin Luther King (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
POTTSTOWN — Each year, the interfaith prayer service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated by the borough’s various religious communities strikes a special chord with the Rev. Vernon Ross Jr.
“This is something I look forward to,” Ross said. “It’s really a part of me.”
Ross, the pastor of Bethel AME Church, grew up in Mississippi and, as a football player in high school, was president of his chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
In 1977, when Ross and other members of the organization tried to go to church to share their faith with their Christian coach — a white man — the athletes were told that only white players were allowed inside.
Cedarville United Methodist Church, 1092 Laurelwood Road, Pottstown, PA 19465. Join us for a special Music Sunday on Oct. 14th with traditional services at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and a contemporary service at 9:30 a.m.
All services will feature some or all of the following: singing of hymns, praise team, choir, brass quartet, handbell choir, piano and organ. A special children’s message in word and song will be held at the 9:30 and 11:00 services.
We look forward to having you join us for a joyous celebration of the gift of music in worship.
A 90 year old man goes for a physical. All of his tests come back with normal results. The doctor says, “George, everything looks great. How are you doing mentally and emotionally? Are you at peace with God?”
George replies, “God and I are tight. He knows I have poor eyesight, so He’s fixed it so when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, poof! The light goes on. When I’m done, poof! The light goes off.”
“Wow, that’s incredible,” the doctor says.
A little later in the day, the doctor calls George’s wife. ”Ethel,” he says, “George is doing fine! But I had to call you because I’m in awe of his relationship with God. Is it true that he gets up during the night, and poof! ….The light goes on in the bathroom, and when he’s done, poof!…… The light goes off?”
“Oh sweet Jesus” exclaims Ethel……. “He’s peeing in the refrigerator again!
CANTATICA and their guests, the Coventry Singers, will be presenting a program entitled: “An American Thanksgiving“, with many well-loved choral works like “Zion’s Walls”, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”, “How Can I Keep from Singing”, and “Let Us Break Bread Together”. Also included will be works for trumpet and piano, vocal soloists, and piano four-hands.
It will be an evening of great music featuring several of Emmanuel’s own musicians: Toni Palmertree, Jill Miller, Todd Sutter, Dale Hartman, Joy Meade, and Andrew Meade. Please consider attending if you are able!
AN AMERICAN THANKSGIVING
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
150 N. Hanover Street – Pottstown, PA
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 7:30pm
Tickets: $12 / $10 / $8
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is making the national news as of late but unfortunately it is not for something wonderful. Instead the archdiocese has been in the spotlight for its handling of sexual abuse cases involving its priests. It is believed that Pope Benedict will now accept Cardinal Rigali’s resignation (he turned 75 last year) in light of the scandal rocking the archdiocese in which Rigali’s leadership has come under heavy fire. Rigali has been the head of the Philadelphia archdiocese since 2003.
The leading contender to replace Cardinal Rigali is Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput, the first Native American to serve as the bishop (Ordinary) of a diocese in the Roman Catholic Church. Chaput is considered to be a conservative who follows church teachings and at one time was a Capuchin monk. This leadership change will be officially announced in the very near future.