Green Thumb Bulb Sale -( Deer Resistant )

Our Green Thumb Team is having a  Bulb Sale, while supplies last. Not only are they beautiful but they are “Deer Resistant”, that means the white tails will hopefully be discouraged and choose other vegetation to eat first! The order form with pricing is below. Send an email to or contact the Church office at 610.488-6260 to place an order. Bulbs will be available in mid-October just in time for fall planting, act now for the best selection. All proceeds will go toward our Capital Campaign.

A. Anemone blanda (Grecian Windflower) The plants
are commonly used as groundcover in Holland. Daisy-like flowers with fern leafed foliage. Blooms in April/May. Height- 4”

B. Fritillaria meleagris (Guniea hen flower or Checkered Lily)- Nodding checkered, bell-shaped flowers in shades of purple or white.
Prefer rich, well-drained soil in filtered sunlight. April/May flowering. Height: 8”

C. Hispanica mixture (Spanish Bluebells or Wood hyacinth)- Strong
upright stems with blue, pink or white pendant
   bell shaped flowers. Bloom in May. Prefer a bit of
light shade. Height: 12” – 15”.

D. Ipheion mixture (Spring Starflower)-Fragrant, star-shaped flowers range from white to pale blue to deep periwinkle. Grass-like foliage smells like garlic when crushed. Blooms April/May. Height: 3” – 6”.

E. Camassia quamas (Indian Hyacinth) is a floret studded beauty with lavender blue spires. Best grown in moist, fertile
soil in full sun although Canassia can thrive in dappled sunlight. Blooms May/June. Height: 15h (Indian Hyacinth)-

F. Allium siculum (Sicilian Honey Lily)-has two inch wide umbrels of pendant greenish-white florets, flushed purple and edged in  white. Low, strappy foliage browns out early. Full sun to partial shade. Height: 32” – 36”.

G. Wild Species Tulip Mixture- The mixture contains a number of low-growing species tulips. The mixture is brilliant in naturalized settings .

H. Leucojum (Summer Snowflake)-have umbels of pendant, bell-shaped , milky-white flowers with little green dots at the edges. Grass-like foliage similar to daffodils. Plant in dappled sunlight. Blooms May/June. Height: 12” – 15”

I. Species Tulip Little Beauty-Scented, cherry-red minature with beautiful white-edged blue center. Wonderful for rock gardens or natural settings. Blooms in early May. This species is included in the wild species mixture. Height: 4”


     Deer Resistant    

         Bulb  Sale

No. of packs/        variety        /    cost per pack

A. ______Anemone blanda     20  bulbs/ $6.00

Grecian Windflower


B._______ Fritillaria melegris   15 bulbs/ $5.00

Guinea Hen Flower


C._______ Hispanica mixture   12 bulbs/ $7.50

Wood Hyacinth or Spanish Bluebells


D._______Ipheion mixture         20 bulbs/ $4.00

Spring Starflower


E._______Camassia quamash   15 bulbs/ $5.00

Indian Hyacinth


F._______Allium siculum         10 bulbs/ $7.00

Sicilian Honey Lily


G._______Wild Tulip mixture   15 bulbs/ $7.00

Species Tulips


H._______Leucojum                 15 bulbs/ $9.00

Summer Snowflake


I._______Tulip Little Beauty   15 bulbs/ $7.50

Species Tulip


Total due*: ____________

*sales tax is included

order while supplies last




Phone__________________ Email ______________________


Sponsored by the Green Thumb Team.

Proceeds dedicated to Evangelical Friedens Lutheran, Bernville -Capital Campaign.

For information call 610-488-6260

Thank You!


Bowl making for the Opportunity House Souper Bowl

A talented group of some young and some seasoned members spent enjoyable time together making bowls for the Souper Bowl event which benefits Opportunity House.  This year’s event was held Jan. 30 at the Crowne Plaza where Souper Bowl attendees selected a donated bowl of their choosing and could select from 30 different delicious soups donated by local restaurants. Our Friedens group donated 12 bowls showing their individual flair and talents. A great time was had by all who participated in the bowl making.  Special thanks to Lynn Higgins and Tulpehocken High School for allowing us to glaze and fire our bowls at the school.


Congratulations Bryan & Carol

Once again Friedens very own administrative assistant, Carol Kantner, takes first place at the Bernville Community Day brownie bake off competition and comes in second place to Bryan Shaver’s pineapple upside down cake. If you care to try your own hand at these award winning recipes Bryan & Carol have thoughtfully shared their delicious recipes for you to enjoy. Be sure to share a picture of you & your family enjoying them.

Irresistible Brownies


·         3/4 c butter

·         2 c sugar

·         1 1/2 c flour

·         1/2 c cocoa (Special Dark Cocoa)

·         1/2 tsp baking powder



·         4 eggs

·         2 tsp vanilla

·         2 c special dark chocolate chips

·         1/2 c bittersweet chocolate chips

·         1/4 tsp salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Melt butter, then add sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt, eggs and vanilla.  Stir until smooth.  Add 1 cup special dark chocolate chips and 1/2 c bittersweet chocolate chips.  Spread into 9 x 13 greased baked dish and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes and cool.  Cut into squares.








Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Cake batter

·         1 1/3 cups All Purpose flour

·         2/3 cup sugar

·         2 teaspoons baking powder

·         2/3 cup milk

·         ¼ cup butter softened

·         1 egg

          1 teaspoon vanilla


Pineapple topping

·         2 tablespoons butter          

·         1/3 cup packed brown sugar

·         1 8-ounce can pineapple slices, drained

        6 maraschino cherries

Melt butter in a 9 x 1 ½ inch round baking pan.  Stir in sugar and 1 tablespoon water. Arrange pineapple and cherries in the pan. 


Prepare batter for cake separately.  In a bowl combine flour, sugar, and baking powder. Add milk, butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low till combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Pour batter on top of arranged pineapples.


Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out of center clean.   Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. Loosen sides: invert onto a plate. Serve warm- serves 8.