Dinkey Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church

Ashfield, Pennsylvania


Hospital Visitations: If you are admitted to the hospital be sure to inform them that you would like Pastor Pagotto notified.  Dinkey Memorial Church's code number is 370.  By giving the hospital that number they should have all the information on file to contact the church office.

Lay Eucharistic Ministry: Vising homebound members of the congregation and sharing communion with them is an extremely rewarding ministry.  By taking a few hours a month to visit and spend some time with a homebound member of the congregation you are making yourself a conduit for God's love helping keep that person connected with his/her church family.  If you are interested in participating in this task or just want to find our more information, please speak with Pastor Tony.  Perhaps you can even accompany him or one of the other ministers on a visit.

Joint Picnic:  A joint church picnic with Trinity Lutheran Church, Bowmanstown will be held on Sunday, September 16th under the church pavilion.  Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm rain or shine. 

Ben Salem Fall Festival & Basket Raffle:  Ben Salem UCC will hold its Fall Festival & Basket Raffle on Saturday, September 29th from 10 am to 3 pm.  There will be a quilt raffle, basket raffle, craft tables, fall decorations, a bake sale, apple pie and ice cream, and face painting.  See the flyer on the bulletin board for more information. 

Birthday Calendars: 2019 Birthday calendar orders are being taken for the cost of $2.00 per calendar and 10 cents per name.  See Joan Steigerwalt to place your order or call her at 570-386-8799.  Deadline for orders is October 1st.

Dinner Club:  The Dinner Club will be traveling to Lancaster for the day on Monday, September 10th.  They will be leaving the church at 7:30 am.  If you would like to join them please let Margie know.

Confirmation: A confirmation orientation will be held on Sunday, September 23rd at 12 noon.  If you or someone you know is in 7th grade or above and is not yet confirmed, please have them speak with Pastor Pagotto in the church office.  

Flower & Bulletin Sponsors: You may sign up to sponsor flowers and bulletins for 2018 by either 5signing the charts at the top of the social hall stairs or by calling Marjorie Balliet at 610-377-4740.  Call Margie to sponsor Strength for the Day, Devotion booklets and the Cemetery flag pole.  There are also openings to sponsor a memorial bowl.  It is appreciated if you pay at the end of the month for your sponsorship.  

Food Pantry News: The community care program provides emergency food relief for those living in East Penn Township or for any member of Dinkey Memorial Church, low income households who are experiencing food insecurity.  Non-perishable items are needed on a monthly basis.  Donations may be placed in the baskets inside the entrances to the church.   The pantry is running low.  We could use donations of Mac and Cheese, Cereal, Canned fruit or vegetables, Canned/boxed milk, Tuna fish, Pudding/Jello, and any paper products.