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March 23, 2013

Religion in brief | Churches planning Palm Sunday services

The following churches will hold services on Palm Sunday:

Arbutus Church of the Brethren, 1201 Erickson Drive, Johnstown, 9 a.m., with the Rev. John Eash, guest minister, delivering the message “Clocks Only Run Forward.” Sunday school will follow at 10:30 and a love feast and Communion service will be held at 6 p.m.

Belmont United Methodist Church, 107 Coldren St., Johns-town, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with the Rev. Alyce Weaver Dunn, Johnstown District superintendent, preaching. Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Bethel United Methodist Church, 1021 Forest Hills Drive, Salix, 8:30 and 11 a.m., with Pastor Don Poole speaking on “The King.” Sunday school will begin at 9:45 and youth Rush will meet at 6 p.m.

Bethel United Methodist Church, 215 Whistler St., Hollsopple, 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Edward Patterson talking about “The Triumphs of Our Lives.” Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

Centennial United Methodist Church, 426 North Fork Road, Johnstown, 9 a.m., with Pastor Edward Patterson talking about “The Triumphs of Our Lives.” Sunday school will follow.

Community Open Door Church, Menoher Boulevard and Luzerne Street, Johnstown, 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Charles H. Zimmerman delivering the message “How Much Do You Love God?” The third anniversary with a praise service will be led by William Venet, guitarist and soloist, and Larry Curtis, tenor soloist.

Conemaugh Church of the Brethren, 1256 William Penn Ave., Johnstown, 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Horace Derr delivering the message “Triumph and Tragedy.” Sunday school will begin at 9:30. Love feast and Communion will begin at 6 p.m. Good Friday service at 7 p.m.

Dunmyer Lutheran Church, 547 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, 10:30 a.m., conducted by Pastor Nila Cogan. There will be Communion during worship.

Elton Zion United Methodist Church, 1089 Mount Airy Drive, 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Wayne Cleary delivering the sermon “Oh! Could It Be.”

Faith United Methodist Church, 369 Glessner Road, Johnstown, 9:30 a.m., with Pastor Len Findley delivering the message “Where Is God.” Good Friday service at 7 p.m.

Ferndale United Methodist Church, 701 Vickroy Ave., Johnstown, 10:40 a.m., with Pastor Len Findley delivering the message “Where Is God.” Maundy Thursday will begin at 6 p.m. Communion will be available from noon to 3 p.m. Good Friday.

First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., Johnstown, 5:30 tonight and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, presided by Pastor Eleanor Abarno. An adult class will meet at 9:30 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., Johnstown, 10:45 a.m., with the Rev. Alice Tondora preaching on “Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.”

First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Somerset Ave., Windber, 10:45 a.m., with a message by the Rev. Cynthia Cadenhead on “If They Only Knew.”

First United Methodist Church, 436 Vine St., Johnstown, 9:45 a.m., with the Rev. Larry Rowe delivering the message “The Veil.”

Flood City Church, 1723 Scalp Ave., Johnstown, 9 and 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Brad Westover delivering the message “The Man, the Myth, the Legend.”

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 514 Shady Lane, Windber, 10 a.m., with adult church school beginning at 8:45. Service of healing and confession will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Grace Brethren Church, Oak and Second streets, East Conemaugh, 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Rick Horner speaking on “Jesus as King.”

Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Gary L. Tustin sharing on “At the Cross-Road.”

Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown, 10:45 a.m.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Main St., Berlin, 8 and 10:40 a.m. Sunday school will begin at 9:30. Lenten service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Laurel Trinity Lutheran Church, 7520 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown, 10 a.m., with  Communion, “The Power of the Cross” cantata and the Rev. Traci Bowman officiating. A Lenten service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple, 10:35 a.m., with Pastor Guy Myers speaking on “A King’s Welcome.” Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 258 Mount Hope Road, South Fork, 9 a.m., with Sunday school at 10:30.

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1000 Scalp Ave., Johnstown, 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Moxham Church of the Brethren, 536 Grove Ave., Johnstown, 10:10 a.m., with “Blessed Is the King of Israel” by the Rev. William Wenger. Sunday school will begin at 9.

Moxham Lutheran Church, 500 Park Ave., Johnstown, 8:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday school will begin at 9:30. Lenten healing ecumenical service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with a healing worship service at 7:15 p.m.

Pike Grace Brethren Church, 541 Pike Road, Johnstown, 10:30 a.m., with “It Is Finished” cantata.

Praise Center Full Gospel Church, 200 Cooper Ave., Johnstown, 4 p.m., focusing on Psalms 150:6a, with the Last Seven Words of Christ from the Cross service at 6 p.m. Friday.

Roxbury Church of the Brethren, 112 Sell St., Johns-town, 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Brian Simmons delivering the message “Let the Same Mind Be in You.” Sunday school will begin at 9:30. A love feast and Communion service will be held at 5:30 p.m.

Roxbury St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 160 Derby St., Johnstown, 8 and 10:30 a.m., with Puppet PALS Puppet Team, a ministry of Salem Christian School, at 9:15.

Scalp Level Church of the Brethren, 270 Hoffman Ave., Windber, 10:30 a.m., with a musical presented by the children.

Second Presbyterian Church, 565 Park Ave., Moxham section of Johnstown, 10 a.m., with the Rev. Roy Gearhart speaking on “John.”

St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 2310 Bedford St., Johnstown, 5 and 7 p.m. today and 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

St. John Gualbert Cathedral, 117 Clinton St., Johnstown, 5 tonight and 8 and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 335 Locust St., Johns-town, 10 a.m., with Bishop Dorsey McConnell, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, and the Rev. Martin Wright, rector.

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1348 Virginia Ave., Johnstown, 10 a.m.

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 145 Ohio St., Moxham section of Johnstown, 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. William Thwing preaching on “The Living Parable of Palm Sunday.”

Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, 2142 William Penn Ave., Johnstown, 9:30 a.m., with the Rev. John H. Weaver preaching on “The Heart of the Crowd Prevailed.” Adult Sunday school will begin at 10:30.

Tire Hill Church of the Brethren, 665 Tire Hill Road, 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Frank Young delivering the message “Who Is Your Jesus.” Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 600 Ash St., Hornerstown, 8 and 10:30 a.m., with a service at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Trinity-Asbury United Methodist Church, 628 Somerset St., Johnstown, 9:30 a.m., with the Rev. Janet Wensel delivering the message “Faith or Fickle?”

Trinity United Methodist Church, 111 Willow St., Kernville section of Johnstown, 10:45 a.m., with the Rev. Janet Wensel delivering the message “Faith or Fickle?” Adult Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, 1068 Bedford St., Johnstown, 10 a.m., with the Rev. Ron Barto delivering the message “Jesus, a Commitment to Follow.” Sunday Blast and adult Sunday school will begin at 9.

Westmont Church of the Brethren, 2301 Sunshine Ave., Johnstown, 11 a.m.

Wesley United Methodist Church, Main and Church streets, South Fork, 10:45 a.m., with “Our God Reigns” cantata.

Westmont Presyberian Church, 601 Luzerne St., 10:15 a.m., with the presentation of “Colors of Grace.”

Westmont United Methodist Church, 1428 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown, 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Kevin Rea will speak on “The Crucifixion.” Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave., 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. John Snyder delivering the message “Palm Sunday.” “Coming Storms” will be the message for the 7 p.m. innovative service.

Zion Lutheran Church, 613 Locust St., downtown Johnstown, 10:15 a.m. Church school will be held at 9.

‘Easter Journey’ at Somerset church

“Easter Journey,” a dramatic program, will be presented from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Somerset Church of the Brethren, 606 Berlin Plank Road.

Church to show ‘Fourth Wiseman’

“The Fourth Wiseman” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Scalp Level Trinity United Methodist Church, 751 Horn Road, Windber.

A dessert social will follow.

Cantata on Sunday at Thomas Mennonite

“The Power of the Cross” cantata will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday at Thomas Mennonite Church, 112 Swank Road, Hollsopple.

Ministries to host annual cantata

Conemaugh Township Area Ministries will hold its annual cantata at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. David’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 401 N. Main St., Davidsville.

A freewill offering will be taken to help defray costs.

Light refreshments will follow the performance.

Beth Sholom schedules services

Hagadol/Tzav service will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at Beth Sholom, 700 Indiana St., Johnstown.

Fast of the first born service will be held at 8:30 a.m. with an annual seder at 5:30 p.m. A candlelighting will be Held at 7:14 p.m. Monday and 7:18 p.m. Friday.

Pesach service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Shabbat service at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Help shop to be held at Calvary UM

A help shop, conducted by Johnstown District of the Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. April 7 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave., Windber.

Materials will be provided with a short gathering of attendees and speakers.

Child care and refreshments will be provided.

Register with Judy Conger at 7070 Route 403 South, Armagh, Pa. 15902 or 446-6202.

Checks can be made payable to Johnstown District United Methodist Church.

Deadline for registration is Thursday.

Cornerstone planning biblical dramatization

The Rev. Walt Marr will present a biblical dramatization, the Roman soldier walking Jesus to the cross, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cornerstone Worship Center, 500 Lenz Road, Indiana.

‘Living Last Supper’ at Oakland UM

“The Living Last Supper” will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Oakland United Methodist Church, 1504 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Johnstown fellowship hosting production “His Name Is Jesus, Lamb of God” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through March 30 at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road, Richland Township.

Cross walk Friday in East Conemaugh

Greater Conemaugh Ministerium will observe Good Friday with the bearing of the cross at noon at Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, 217 Fourth St., where a blessing will be given. The walk will conclude at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 427 First St.

Memorial Baptist sets Good Friday service

The Rev. David A. Hill, senior pastor, will hold a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church, 210 Vine St., Johnstown.

 

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