The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 10, 2012

Religion in brief | Hymn sing Sunday at Morrellville church

BY JANICE RAINEY
JRAINEY@TRIBDEM.COM

— The churches of the West End will hold a hymn sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Morrellville Church of the Brethren, 408 Chandler Ave., Johnstown.

Morrellville Church Choir and Shepherd’s Pie, a mixed quartet, will provide music.

A social will follow.

Evangelist will lead prayer, healing service

Evangelist Frank Wise will hold a prayer and healing service at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Trigona Building, 110 Lundy Lane in the Geistown Cloverleaf.

Information: 536-2659.



Bethel UM

The Rev. Don Poole will lead the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services at Bethel United Methodist Church, Salix.

He will deliver a sermon on “Whose Friend Are You?”

Sunday school will begin at 9:45.

The Youth RUSH will hold a movie night from 6 to 8.



Bethel UM

The Rev. Edward Patterson will deliver the sermon “Mutual Encouragement,” based on Romans 1:8-16, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Bethel United Methodist Church, 215 Whistler St., Hollsopple.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.



Beulah UM

Veterans/Mission Sunday will be observed at Beulah United Methodist Church, 716 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Diane Miller, director of the Western Pennsylvania Conference Volunteers in Mission program, will speak during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Veterans also will be recognized.

A contemporary service will begin at 8:30, followed by Sunday school at 9:25.

Van transportation will be available.



Christ UM

The Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck will speak on “All She Has,” based on Mark 12:38-42, during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Christ United Methodist Church, Ohio Street and Cypress Avenue in the  Moxham section of Johnstown.

The choir will sing “How Can I Keep from Singing,” directed by Harriett Miller.

Norma Bowser will be the worship leader. Lorraine Walters is the greeter.

A special meeting of the church’s administrative council will follow.

Sunday school will begin at 9:45.



Community church

Veterans Day will be observed during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Community Open Door Church, Menoher Boulevard and Luzerne Street, Johnstown.

The Rev. Charles H. Zimmerman will deliver the message “Are We a Rebel Generation?”

Cindy Wilson will bring the children’s message.

Singles Ministry will meet at 6:30 tonight for Bible trivia and fellowship.



Faith UM

The Rev. Len Findley will share the message “Value of a Penny,” with Scripture from Mark 12:38-44, during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Faith United Methodist Church, 369 Glessner Road, Johnstown.



Ferndale UM

The Rev. Len Findley, pastor of Ferndale United Methodist Church, 701 Vickroy Ave., Johnstown, will deliver the message “Value of a Penny,” with Scripture from Mark 12:38-44, during the 10:40 a.m. Sunday worship service.

The choir will sing “Step by Step,” directed by Traci Weaver.

Joyce Schalles and Karen O’Bryon will be the greeters. Deb and Beth Griffith are nursery helpers. Brandon Anderson will serve as acolyte.

Fellowship will follow.

SonShiners will make nut, apricot and poppy seed rolls Thursday and Friday. Orders can be picked up after the Nov. 18 service.



First Baptist

“The Grace Card,” a teen-sponsored movie, will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Second Street, Nanty Glo.

Refreshments will be served. An offering will be taken to benefit the teen group.

Kathy Ritter of the Women’s Help Center in Johnstown will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday.

An offering will be taken for the Women’s Help Center.



First Lutheran

The Rev. Tim Knauss will preach during services of Holy Communion at 5:30 tonight and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., Johnstown. Knauss is assistant to the bishop of the Allegheny Synod and director for evangelical mission.

The Rev. Eleanor Abarno, pastor, will preside at the services.

The congregation will honor members who have served in the military.



Flood City

The Rev. Brad Westover will  continue the series on the Ten Commandments focusing on stealing and staying pure during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Flood City Church, 1723 Scalp Ave., Johnstown.

Information: 467-0707.



Johnstown fellowship

Pastor Ed Berringer will speak during the 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road.

Pastor Jim Gay will speak during the 10:30 worship service.

Connection Café will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Gay will lead the adult Bible study at 7 as the PACT youth and children classes also are meeting.



Grove Avenue UM

The Rev. Ed Schoeneck will deliver the message “To Be a Blessing,” based on Romans 12:1-10, during Sunday services at Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

A contemporary worship service with music provided by Eclectic Praise Band,          under the direction of Denise Baldwin, will begin at 9 a.m.

Fellowship will follow.

Adult Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

Children’s Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

A traditional worship service will be held at 10:45 with the choir singing an anthem led by Judy Custer, organist and choir director.

Nursery will be available.

Mandy Gonzales is the coordinator.



Hastings UM

The Rev. Linda Lacovic will hold a praise service at 6 p.m. Saturday and a worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Hastings United Methodist Church, 162 Fourth Ave.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Adult Bible study is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The youth Bible club will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Information: 247-8911.



Holy Trinity

A worship service for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Main St., Berlin, will be held at 10:40 a.m. Sunday.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

The churches annual meeting will begin at 11:45, followed by Hurricane Sandy Goodwill luncheon at 12:15.

A Christmas shoe box wrapping party with the youth group will be held at 1.

Bible study is scheduled for  6:30.

A community Thanksgiving service will be held at 7.

Information: 267-5014.



Johnstown Brethren

A homecoming to celebrate the 90th anniversary of  Johnstown Grace Brethren Church, Napoleon and Dibert streets in the Kernville section of Johnstown, will be held on Nov. 25.

The Rev. Rodney Lingenfelter, pastor of Altoona Grace Brethren Church in Juniata, will speak during the 9:30 a.m. worship service.

Tom McCreary and the Rev. Terry Gindlesperger will serve as the worship leaders.

A catered fellowship dinner will follow the service at 11 a.m.

Reservations to attend the dinner are required and should be made by Nov. 18.

Contact the church at 539-7815, 535-3660 or 535 Napoleon St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901.



Laurel Trinity

Worship services will be held at 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Laurel Trinity Lutheran Church, 7520 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

The Rev. Traci Bowman will officiate.

Church school will begin at 10.

Communion class instruction will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Little Angels Day Care will be available from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with Preschool II from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and Preschool I from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Parent-teacher conferences will be held from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday and 8 to 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Sharing Our Sorrows meeting will be held at noon Tuesday at Rey Azteca in Somerset.

Bible study will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Coal Miners Café in Jennerstown, followed by Knotty Women at 9 and choir practice at 6 p.m.

The junior high youth group will make candy on Friday.

Information: 629-9288.



Maple Spring

The Rev. Guy Myers will speak about “Jehovah Nissi – Involving God in Your Battles,” with Scripture from Exodus 17:9-16, during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple.

Children’s church will be available for children ages 4 through Grade 6.

Sunday school will begin at 9:40, with Rock-Solid Followers for kindergarteners through sixth-graders, and Sunday Nite Youth from 6:30 to 8.

Information: www.maplespringcob.org.



Mount Hope UM

The Rev. Jason McQueen will lead a worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday at Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 258 Mount Hope Road, South Fork.

Sunday school will begin at 10:30.

The youth will meet at 6 p.m.

Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Information: 535-5698.



Mount Sinai

The Rev. Rita Taylor Burhannan, native of Johnstown and co-pastor of Harrisburg Biblical Counseling Center, will be the guest messenger during the 11 a.m. Sunday service at Mount Sinai Institutional Baptist Church, 351 Second St., East Conemaugh.



Moxham church

The Rev. William Wenger will deliver the message “The Defeat of Satan” during the 10:10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Moxham Church of the Brethren, 536 Grove Ave., Johnstown.

Lynne Williams will read Scripture from 1 Peter 5:6-11, and also will tell the children’s story.

The cathedral choir will sing “I Believe,” directed by Bette Poltrack.

Sunday school will begin at 9.



Park Avenue UM

Lay speaker Pat Morris, conference treasurer, will speak on “Give Until It Heals” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 700 Park Ave., Johnstown.

The choir anthem will be “Thanks Be To God.”

Joan Bright will be the worship leader.

Betty Pannone and Mary Lou Hillegass are the greeters.

A member will be recognized for outstanding service.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.



Roxbury church

The Rev. Brian Simmons, pastor of Roxbury Church of the Brethren, 112 Sell St.,   Johnstown, will speak on “It is More Blessed to Give Than to Receive,” with Scripture from Acts 20:25-38, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.

The cathedral choir will sing “Wonderful, Merciful Saviour,” under the direction of Melanie Shiley, and accompanied by Laura Krouse, pianist.

Filled shoe boxes donated for Operation Christmas Child will be dedicated, a program sponsored by Franklin Graham through Samaritan’s Purse Ministry.

A deacon meeting will follow in the chapel.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Simmons will lead a Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Choir practice will follow at 7.

Information: 536-6716.



Second Presbyterian

Guest pastor Jeremy Barkley will speak on “Burning the Plows” with Scripture readings from 1 Kings 19, during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Second Presbyterian Church, 565 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

The choir will sing “In This Very Room,” under the direction of Sarah Pruss.



Summit Chapel UM

An anniversary and debt burning worship service will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday at Summit Chapel United Methodist Church,  2142 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

Special music will be provided by the Chancel Choir, Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Dale Wicks, and accompanied by Carol Gresh and Dave Price.

Anniversary concerns will be highlighted by Dora Custer and Richard Gary, and Reed Mardis and the board of trustees will lead the debt burning.

The annual congregational Thanksgiving dinner will follow in the fellowship hall.

Information: 322-1267.



Walnut Grove

Pastor Ron Barto will deliver the message “How to be Led by God,” with Scripture from 1 Kings 18, during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, 1068 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Sunday Blast, for children ages 4 through Grade 12, and adult Sunday school will begin at 9.



Windber Calvary UM

The Rev. John Snyder will deliver the message “Right Giving,” based on the Gospel of Mark 12:38-44, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave.

Veterans will be honored and the shoe boxes collected for Operation Christmas Child will be dedicated.

The Chancel Choir will sing “I Surrender All,” under the direction and accompaniment of organist Robert Shaffer.

“Share His Love” will air on WCCL 101.7 at 8:30.

An innovative worship service will be held at 7 p.m.

Nursery will be provided.

Information: 467-9811.



Zion Lutheran

Liturgy of Holy Communion will be celebrated during the  10:15 a.m. Sunday worship  service at Zion Lutheran Church, 613 Locust St., downtown Johnstown, with a Gospel reading from Mark 12:38-44.

Church school will begin at 9.

Fellowship will follow at 9:30.

A midweek Liturgy of Holy Communion will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Memorial Chapel.



 

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