The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

December 8, 2012

Religion in brief | Bishop McCort will sponsor Spanish Mass


The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop McCort Catholic High School will hold its annual Spanish Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 2310 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Celebrant for the Mass will be the Rev. Carl Spishak.

Spanish language students from Bishop McCort and St. Benedict’s third-grade choir, will participate.

Advent festival at St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Route 271 in Mundys Corner, will host an Advent musical festival at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The event is sponsored by the Conemaugh Valley Ministerium.

First Baptist will show holiday movie

“Christ With a Capital ‘C’ “ will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 995 Second St., Nanty Glo.

Refreshments will be served and a free will offering will benefit the teen ministry.

Church to hold penance service

Church of the Transfiguration, 201 Third St., Conemaugh, will hold a penance service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Blair Concert Chorale will present program

“A Ceremony of Carols,” the annual holiday concert by Blair Concert Chorale and Blair Concert Chorale Children’s Choir, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Eighth Avenue and 13th Street, Altoona.

Donations $15 for adults and $8 for students.

Armagh UM

Todd and Temmy Lee Fisher will be in concert at 7 p.m. today at Armagh United Methodist Church. A free will offering will be taken.

Believer’s Fellowship

Pastor Brian Tunstall will speak during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Believer’s Fellowship Family Church, 551 Cambria Ave., Revloc. Bill Hugill will be worship leader.

Nursery, children’s and youth church will be available.

Pastor Dick Yates will lead the Midweek Overflow at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Bethel UM

The Rev. Eddie Patterson will deliver the sermon “Fulfilling the Messenger: Righteousness,” based on Philippians 1:3-11 and Malachi 3:1-4 at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Bethel United Methodist Church, 215 Whistler St., Hollsopple. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Bethel UM

The Rev. Don L. Poole will speak on “Faith Challenges: Joseph,” based on Matthew 1:18-25, during the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1021 Forest Hills Drive, Salix.

Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. Youth RUSH mall games will be held from 1 to 5:30 p.m.

Beulah UM

The Rev. Jeffrey Popson will deliver the message “Blue Christmas,” based on Mark 1:1-8 during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Beulah United Methodist Church, 716 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Contemporary service will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:25.

Centennial UM

The Rev. Eddie Patterson will speak on “Fulfilling the Messenger: Righteousness.” based on Philippians 1:3-11 and Malachi 3:1-4, during the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service at Centennial United Methodist Church, 426 North Fork Road, Johnstown. Sunday school will begin at 10:15 a.m.

Christ the Saviour

The children of Christ the Savior Cathedral, 300 Garfield St. in the West End section of Johnstown will enact the Christmas play “The Miracle of St. Nicholas” following the 9 a.m. Liturgy on Sunday.

Christ UM

The congregation of Christ United Methodist Church will participate in a cooperative joint service at Park Avenue United Methodist Church with Christ United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Community church

Pastor Charles Zimmerman will speak on “What is a Mature Response to Jesus?” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Community Open Door Church, Menoher Boulevard and Luzerne Street, Johnstown.

Conemaugh First UM

Nativities and music will be featured during an open house at 7 p.m. Sunday at Conemaugh First United Methodist Church, Main and First streets.

Conemaugh church

“Preparing the Way – Making the Path Straight”, with Scripture from Matthew 3:1-12, will be the sermon during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Conemaugh Church of the Brethren, 1256 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Women’s Bible study will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Preschool play day will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, and the Bible study group will be working at the Salvation Army at 6 p.m.

Information: 749-0262.

Faith UM

The Rev. Len Findley will share the message “Getting Back to Basics,” with Scripture from Philippians 1:1-11, during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday 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 “Getting Back to Basics,” with Scripture from Philippians 1:1-11, at the 10:40 a.m. Sunday service.

The choir will sing “Be Born in Us,” under the direction of Traci Weaver.

First Lutheran

Holy Communion will be celebrated at 5:30 tonight and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., Johnstown.

The Advent wreath will be lighted during both services.

Pastor Eleanor Abarno will preach on Luke 3:1-6.

Learning hour will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

First Presbyterian

The Rev. Cynthia Cadenhead will speak about the role of John the Baptist in preparing Christians for the coming of Christ during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First Presbyterian Church of Windber, 1101 Somerset Ave.

Bible study will begin at 9:30 a.m.



First UM

Pastor Larry Rowe will speak on “Reverse Direction,” with Scripture from Mark 1:1-8, during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First United Methodist Church, 436 Vine St., Johnstown.

Sunday school will follow the service.

Bible study will be held at 7 p.m.

Flood City

Pastor Brad Westover will speak on “Son of a Nut Cracker” during  the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services at Flood City Church, 1723 Scalp Ave., Johnstown

Information: 467-0707.

Grace Brethren

“Angels in the Christmas Story” will be the topic of discussion during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Conemaugh Grace Brethren Church, Second and Oak Streets, East Conemaugh.

Grove Avenue UM

The Grove Avenue United Methodist Church congregation will join Park Avenue and Christ United Methodist churches for a cooperative joint service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Park Avenue United Methodist Church.

Holy Trinity

Worship services for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Main St., Berlin, will be held at 5:30 tonight and 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 10:15.

Information: 267-5014.

Johnstown fellowship

Pastor Gary L. Tustin will speak about “From Victim to Victor” during the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road.

Connection Cafe will be held from 6 to 6:45 p.m., with children and youth classes following at 7.

Pastor Jim Gay will be speaking on “Carols – Away in a Manger” during the 7 p.m. Wednesday service.

Information: 266-2322.

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, with the Rev. Traci Bowman officiating.

Little Angels Daycare will be available from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with Preschool II from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and Preschool I from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Bible study will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Coal Miner’s Cafe, followed by Knotty Women at 9 and choir practice at 6 p.m.

The preschool Christmas program will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday.

Information: 629-9288.

Maple Spring

The Rev. Guy Myers will speak about “Prepared for His Coming,” with Scripture from Matthew 25:1-13, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple.

Preschool and junior church will be available for children ages 4 through Grade 6.

Sunday school will begin at 9:40. Kidz Klub and Sunday Nite Youth will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Information: www.maplespringcob.org.

Memorial Baptist

World famous trumpeter Chiz Rider will present a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Baptist Church, 210 Vine St. in downtown Johnstown.

Mount Hope UM

The Rev. Jason McQueen will hold worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday at Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 258 Mount Hope Road, South Fork.

Sunday school will begin at 9 a.m. with youth at 6 p.m.

Information: 535-5698.

Moxham Brethren

The Rev. William Wenger, pastor, will deliver the message “Prepare the Way,” with Scripture readings taken from Luke 3:1-18, at the 10:10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Moxham Church of the Brethren, 536 Grove Ave., Johnstown. Dave Shook will read the Old Testament Scripture from Malachi 3:1-4.

The cathedral choir will sing “Do You Hear What I Hear,” under the direction of Bette Poltrack, music director and organist.

The second Advent candle, Peace, will be lighted.

Sunday school will begin at 9.

Moxham Lutheran

The second Sunday in Advent will be celebrated with Holy Communion during the 8:15 and 10 a.m. Sunday at Moxham Lutheran Church, 500 Park Ave., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Nursery will be available at the 11 a.m. service.

A women’s Bible study will be held at 6:45 p.m. Monday.

Wednesday worship services with Holy Communion will begin at 4 p.m.

Adult vespers/Holden prayer will begin at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Park Avenue UM

Park Avenue United Methodist Church in Johnstown, will host a cooperative joint service with Grove Avenue and Christ United Methodist churches at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Rev. Roy Gerheart will be the guest speaker.

A covered dish luncheon will follow the service.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

Roxbury Brethren

“Prepare the Way,” based on Malachi 3:1-4 and Luke 3:1-6, will be the sermon by the Rev. Brian Simmons, pastor of Roxbury Church of the Brethren, 112 Sell St., Johnstown, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.

The second Advent candle, Faith, will be lighted.

The choir will sing “Whisper! Whisper!” under the direction of Melanie Shiley, and accompanied by Laura Krouse, pianist.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Christmas caroling to shut-ins will take place at 6 p.m. Monday.

Bible study will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, following choir practice at 7.

Information: 536-6716.

Roxbury St. Paul’s

The Rev. Wayne D. Sedei will deliver the message “The Prophets’ Song,” based on Isaiah 11:1-9 and Micah 5: 2-4, during the 8 a.m. praise service and 10:30 a.m. worship service at Roxbury St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 160 Derby St., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

Information: 535-5049.

Second Presbyterian

The Rev. Jeremy Barkley, guest speaker will speak on “A Fresh Pour,” with Scripture readings from Acts 10, during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Second Presbyterian Church, 565 Park Ave., Moxham section of Johnstown.

The choir, under the direction of guest pianist Julia Mostoller, will sing “In This Very Room.”

Summit Chapel UM

The Rev. John H. Weaver, pastor of Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, 2142 William Penn Ave., Johnstown, will preach on “Joseph – A Man of Trust,” based on Matthew 1:18-25, during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service.

Sunday school will begin at 10:30.

Walnut Grove church

The Rev. Ron Barto will deliver the message “The Wise Men Started it All,” with scripture from Matthew 2:1-11, at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, 1068 Bedford St., Johnstown.

The service will include the lighting of the second Advent candle, and the choir will present “Canon of Praise.”

Westmont UM

The Rev. Kevin Rea will preach on “Dealing with Christmas Past” during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at Westmont United Methodist Church, 1428 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

A live, drive-through Nativity will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14.

Windber Calvary UM

The Rev. John Snyder will deliver the message “Advent: Peace,” based on Scripture from Malachi 3:1-4, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave.

The chancel choir will sing “He Will Come!” under the direction of Robert Shaffer. Pat Bossi will be the organist.

“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 at Zion Lutheran Church, 613 Locust St., downtown Johnstown, with Gospel reading from Luke 3:1-6.

Church school will begin at 9 a.m.

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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