The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 6, 2013

Religion in brief | New pastor named to Calvary UM Church


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JOHNSTOWN — Pastor Wendy Henderson will present her introductory sermon during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service at Calvary United Methodist Church, 159 Chandler Ave., Johnstown.

Henderson is attending Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Contemporary service will begin at 8:30 a.m.

St. James celebrates Women’s Day

The seventh annual Women’s Day will be celebrated at Abundant Life Ministry, 707 Horner St., Johnstown, with the theme “Mind-set of the Victor.”

Evangelists Debra Bush and Lisa Graves will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service.

Elder Lois Newton of Emmaus Deliverance Church in Pittsburgh will be the messenger for the 4:30 p.m. service.

Information: 539-4659.

Adult Bible study forming at Westmont

An adult Bible study will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Westmont Church of the Brethren, 2301 Sunshine Ave., Johnstown.

Seminar to focus on Trappist monk

Mount Aloysius College’s Ecumenical Studies Center will present a two-day seminar on Trappist Monk Thomas Merton on Thursday and Friday at the Cresson campus.

Bonnie Bowman Thurston will be the presenter.

“Thomas Merton, Modern Mystic” will be presented at 2:30 p.m., followed by reflective time at 4:30, dinner at 5:30 and a film at 7.

Friday will begin with breakfast at 8, “Thomas Merton on the Spiritual Life” at 9, lunch at noon, and the session continuing at 2 p.m.

Band to perform at Berkey Church

The Walking Roots Band will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Berkey Church of the Brethren, 1038 Church Drive, Windber.

The group is a folk-bluegrass band based in Harrisonburg, Va., and band member Seth Thomas Crissman is a 2005 graduate of Johnstown Christian School.

Arbutus Church

The Rev. Ron Barto, guest minister, will deliver the message “Learning to Deal with Giants,” with Scripture from 1 Samuel 17:20-24 and 45-47, during the 9:15 a.m. Sunday worship service at Arbutus Church of the Brethren, 1201 Erickson Drive, Johnstown.

Belmont UM

The Rev. Keith A. Dunn will deliver the message “Travel Tips,” with Scripture from Luke 10:1-11, during the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship services at Belmont United Methodist Church, 107 Coldren St., Johnstown.

Communion will be observed at both services.

Bethany UM

Pastor Patricia Cleary will preach on “A God-Sized Table for a God-Shaped Dream,” based on Galatians 6:16, at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at Bethany United Methodist Church, 112 Leventry Road, Johnstown.

Vacation Bible school will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 14-18.

Beth Sholom

A Shabbat Matot/Masei morning service will be held at 9:30 today at Beth Sholom Congregation, 700 Indiana St., Johnstown.

On Friday, a Shabbat eve service will be held at 7:30 and candlelighting will take place at 8:28 p.m.

Beulah UM

The Rev. Jeffrey Popson will deliver the message “Why Did I do That?” with a reading from Romans 7:15-25a, 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.

Christ UM

The Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck will speak on “Wash Clean,” based on Mark 1:40-45, at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Christ United Methodist Church, Ohio Street and Cypress Avenue, Johnstown.

Community Church

An outdoor service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Community Open Door Church, Menoher Boulevard and Luzerne Street, Johnstown. Military personnel will be honored.

Pastor Charles H. Zimmerman will speak on “Jesus is The Light of The U.S.A.”

Conemaugh Church

Pastor Horace Derr will deliver the message “God’s Good Work,” with Scripture from Philippians 1:3-11, at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Conemaugh Church of the Brethren, 1256 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

Vacation Bible school for children in preschool through Grade 5 will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ebensburg UM

The congregation at Ebensburg United Methodist Church, 100 E. Highland Ave., will celebrate the appointment of Pastor J.R. Virgin to the church.

Traditional services are at 8 and 10:15 a.m., followed by a contemporary service at 11:30.

Elton Zion UM

Pastor Wayne Cleary will deliver the sermon “To Bring the Kingdom Near” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Elton Zion United Methodist Church, 1089 Mount Airy Drive, Johnstown.

Faith Chapel

Vacation Bible school for children ages 4 through Grade 11 will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Faith Chapel, 730 Sunberry St., Johnstown.

Information: 269-2236.

Faith UM

The Rev. Len Findley will share the message “Sow What,” with Scripture from Galatians 6:7-10, at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at Faith United Methodist Church, 369 Glessner Road, Johnstown.

Holy Communion will be celebrated during the worship.

Ferndale UM

The Rev. Len Findley will bring the message “Sow What,” with Scripture from Galatians 6:7-10, at the 10:40 a.m. Sunday service at Ferndale United Methodist Church, 701 Vickroy Ave., Johnstown.

Holy Communion will be celebrated during the worship.

Vacation Bible school for children ages 3-12 will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

First Lutheran

Pastor Lynn Miller of the Allegheny Synod will preach and celebrate Holy Communion at 5:30 tonight and 9:30 a.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., Johnstown.

First Presbyterian

The Rev. Cynthia Cadenhead will deliver the sermon “Better as Partners,” based on Luke 10 and Galatians 6, at the 10 a.m. Sunday service at First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Somerset Ave., Windber.

First Presbyterian

The Rev. Alice Tondora will deliver the sermon “Naboth’s Vineyard,” based on 1 Kings 21:1-21, at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., Johnstown.

First UM

The Rev. Larry Rowe will deliver the message “Free at Last,” with Scripture from Colossians 2:8-15, during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First United Methodist Church, 436 Vine St., Johnstown.

Grove Avenue UM

The Rev. John Hollis will deliver the message “Names Written in Heaven,” taken from Luke 10:1-11 and 16-20, during the Sunday services at Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Ave., Johnstown.

Contemporary worship service will begin at 9 a.m. Traditional worship service will begin at 10:45.

Holy Trinity

Worship services with Communion will be held at 8 and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Main St., Berlin.

Johnstown Fellowship

Pastor Jim Gay will speak on “The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants” at the 6 p.m. worship service today at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road, Johnstown.

Pastor Gary L. Tustin will speak about “The Sight and Sound of Pentecost” at the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday services.

Laurel Trinity

The Rev. Traci Bowman will officiate the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service celebrating Holy Communion at Laurel Trinity Lutheran Church, 7520 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Maple Spring

The Rev. Guy Myers will speak on “Being Secure in an Unsafe World,” with Scripture from Psalm 46:1-11, during the 8:15 a.m. contemporary and 10:35 a.m. traditional Sunday worship services at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple.

Mount Calvary

Pastors Carol and Scott Custead will speak on the Second and Third Commandments during worship services at 5:30 p.m. today and 9:15 a.m. Sunday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1000 Scalp Ave., Johnstown.

Mount Hope UM

The Rev. Jason McQueen will discuss “Our Lord’s Return,” with Scripture from 1 John 2:28-3:3, during the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service at Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 258 Mount Hope Road, South Fork.

Moxham Brethren

The Rev. William Wenger will deliver the message “Promoted for the King’s Purpose” at the 10:10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Moxham Church of the Brethren, 536 Grove Ave., Johnstown.

Scripture will be Daniel 1:1-21 and 1 Timothy 1:12-17.

Moxham Lutheran

Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Moxham Lutheran Church, 500 Park Ave., Johnstown.

Oakland UMC

Pastor Randy Bain will preach on “National Arrogance” from Obadiah at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services at Oakland United Methodist Church, 1504 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Holy Communion will be offered at both services.

Park Avenue UM

Judy B. Gunsallus, lay speaker, will speak on “Wash Clean” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 700 Park Ave., Johnstown.

Roxbury Church

Roxbury Church of the Brethren’s 17th annual outdoor worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the church grove, Route 985, Somerset Pike. 

The Rev. Brian Simmons will speak on “Pay Attention to the Fuel Level,” with Scripture from 1 John 5:19.

Roxbury St. Paul

Roxbury St. Paul United Methodist Church, 160 Derby St., Johnstown, welcomes its new pastor, Rev. Bruce Griffith, who will preach on “Change It Up,” based on Hebrews 13:8, during the 8 and 10:30 Sunday worship services.

Second Presbyterian

The Rev. Art Moffat Jr. will speak on “Seeing God in the Ordinary,” with Scripture from Genesis 1, at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Second Presbyterian Church, 565 Park Ave., Johnstown.

Summit Chapel UM

Pastor John H. Weaver will preach on “It’s a Good Time for the Church,” based on Luke 10:1-11, during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, 2142 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

Tire Hill Church

The Rev. Frank Young will bring the message “The Man at the Healing Pool, Part 2” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Tire Hill Church of the Brethren, 665 Tire Hill Road.

A combined vacation Bible school with Carpenter Park and  Stahl Mennonite churches and Tire Hill Church of the Brethren will be held from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Tire Hill church.

Walnut Grove Church

The Rev. Ron Barto will deliver the message “How to Develop Lasting Friendships,” with Scripture from 2 Peter 1:5-7, at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren,

1068 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Westmont UM

The Rev. Kevin Rea will preach on “Welcome to the Potter’s House,” from Jeremiah 18:1-6, during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at Westmont United Methodist Church, 1428 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown.

Vacation Bible school for children ages 4 through Grade 6 will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Windber Calvary UM

The Rev. John Snyder will deliver the message “Spirit of Gentleness,” based on Galatian 6:1-16, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave.

Snyder will speak on “Life and Death,” from Mark 8:27-38, during the 7 p.m. service.

Zion Lutheran

Liturgy of Holy Communion will be celebrated during the 9 a.m. Sunday service at Zion Lutheran Church, 613 Locust St., downtown Johnstown, with Gospel reading from Luke 10:1-11 and 16-20.

A midweek Liturgy of Holy Communion will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

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