The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 27, 2012

Religion in brief | Beth Sholom Lech Lecha service

BY RENEE CARTHEW
rcarthew@tribdem.com

— A Lech Lecha service will begin at 9:30 a.m. today at Beth Sholom, 700 Indiana St., Westmont.

-- Beulah UM

The Rev. Jeffrey Popson will deliver a message based on Scripture from Deuteronomy 6:10-16 and Psalm 103:1-2 during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Beulah United Methodist Church, 716 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Praise worship will begin at 8:30. Sunday school will follow at 9:25.

The Caldwell’s will be in concert with a variety of traditional, southern gospel, contemporary and praise and worship music at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

-- Christ UM

The Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck will speak on “Jesus Saves Us,” based on Mark 10:46-52, 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 “The Holy Wings,” directed by Harriett Miller.

Ronald, Nancy and Kim Sell are the greeters. Beverly Rager is the worship leader.

Fellowship will follow the service.

Sunday school will begin at 10:45.

-- Community church

Pastor Charles H. Zimmerman will deliver the message “Shame, Misguided God-Dropouts” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Community Open Door Church, Menoher Boulevard and Luzerne Street, Johnstown.

Cindy Wilson will bring the children’s message.

A singles ministry in cooperation with Emmanuel Baptist Church will meet at 6:30 tonight at the church.

-- Conemaugh Brethren

“A Message With a Meal,” taken from Mark 6:30-44, will be the theme of 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.

Children’s practice for the Christmas musical will begin at noon Sunday.

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

Preschool play day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

Prayer time for the election is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Horace and Amelia Derr are pastors.

-- Conemaugh church

Pastor Rick Horner will deliver the message “Jesus Is a Really Good Shepherd,” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Conemaugh Grace Brethren Church, Oak and Second streets, East Conemaugh.

-- Ebensburg UM

Traditional worship services will be held at 8 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Ebensburg United Methodist Church, 100 E. Highland Ave.

A contemporary worship service will be held at 11:30.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

-- Faith UM

Pastor Len Findley will speak during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Faith United Methodist Church, 369 Glessner Road, Johnstown.

“Thoughts of a Blind Man” will be the message. The Scripture is taken from Mark 10:46-52.

-- Ferndale UM

Pastor Len Findley will deliver the message “Thoughts of a Blind Man,” with Scripture from Mark 10:46-52, during the 10:40 a.m. Sunday worship service at Ferndale United Methodist Church, 701 Vickroy Ave., Johnstown.

The choir’s anthem is “I Will Take Up My Cross,” directed by Traci Weaver.

The Griffith family will be the greeters. Barb Keith and Peggy Croyle are nursery helpers. Sean Rappold is the acolyte.

-- First UM

“Once for All” will be Pastor Larry Rowe’s sermon during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First United Methodist Church, 436 Vine St., downtown Johnstown.

Children’s Sunday school will follow the children’s time during the service. Adult Sunday school will begin at 11.

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

-- Flood City

Pastor Brad Westover will continue the sermon series “Square One” during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Flood City Church, 1723 Scalp Ave., Johnstown.

Sunday’s teaching is on the Fourth Commandment, keeping the Sabbath Day holy.

-- Johnstown fellowship

Pastor Jim Gay will speak about “Going Vertical” during the 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road, Johnstown.

Pastor Ed Berringer will deliver the message at 10:30 titled “Victory Is Mine.”

Gay will speak on “Sun Stand Still – One More Time” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Connections Café will begin at 6. PACT youth and children’s classes will be held at 7.

-- Grove Avenue UM

The Rev. Ed Schoeneck will lead Sunday services at Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown. His message will be “Healing Vision,” taken from Mark 10:46-52.

A contemporary worship service will begin at 9 a.m. Eclectic Praise Band, directed by Denise Baldwin, will provide music. Fellowship will follow.

Adult Sunday School will begin at 9:15. Children’s Sunday school is set for 9:30.

A traditional worship service will begin at 10:45. Judy Custer, organist and choir director, will lead the choir in singing an anthem.

-- Hastings UM

The Rev. Linda C. Lacovic will lead a praise service at 6 tonight 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 set for 6 p.m. Sunday.

Youth Bible Club will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

-- Laurel Trinity

Reformation Sunday will be celebrated at 10 a.m. with Holy Communion and confirmation at Laurel Trinity Lutheran Church, Jennerstown.

Church school will begin at 8:45.

Bible study will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Coal Miner’s Café in Jennerstown.

Choir practice will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

The Christian education and property committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday.

-- Maple Spring

Eric Kabler will speak about “That’s the Best Policy,” with Scripture from Ephesians     4:22-32, 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.

Sunday school will begin at 9:40.

-- Mount Hope UM

The Rev. Jason McQueen will lead the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service 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. Sunday.

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

-- Moxham Brethren

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

Wayne Clawson will read Scriptures from Acts 17:16-34 and Revelation 20:11-21:7.

John Robertson will tell the children’s story.

The choir, directed by Bette Poltrack, will sing “There Is a Savior.”

Sunday school will begin at 9.

-- Moxham Lutheran

Liturgy of Holy Communion will be observed on Reformation Sunday during the 8:15 and 11 a.m. services at Moxham Lutheran Church, 500 Park Ave., Johnstown.

Sunday school is scheduled for 9:30 in the sanctuary.

A worship service with Holy Communion will be celebrated at 4 p.m. in the Good News Room Chapel.

A family night with a dinner, a concert by Captive Free East Lakes and interactive activities will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 3. Registration is required for the dinner.

-- Park Ave. UM

Pastor Kathleen Schoeneck will speak on “Christ Saving Us” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 700 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

The choir will sing “Travel On.”

Donna Pannone is the worship leader. Judy Gunsallus is the greeter.

A potluck dinner will be held following the service.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

-- Roxbury Brethren

The Rev. Brian N. Simmons, pastor of Roxbury Church of the Brethren, will deliver the message “Turning the World Upside Down,” with Scripture from Acts 17:1-9, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at the church, 112 Sell St., Johnstown.

Simmons also will be recognized for pastor’s appreciation month during the worship service.

The choir will sing “Let the Redeemed Medley,” directed by Melanie Shiley and accompanied by Laura Krouse, pianist.

The semiannual Singspiration will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Participating are Berkey, Ligonier First, Maple Spring and Roxbury churches of the Brethren and Salix Bethel United Methodist Church. The Western Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren District Choir will also take part in the program.

Simmons will lead a Bible study at 6 Thursday.

-- Roxbury St. Paul’s

The Rev. Wayne D. Sedei will deliver the message “Sinners and Saints,” based on Hebrews 7:11-28 during the 8 a.m. Sunday praise service and the 10:30 worship service at Roxbury St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 160 Derby St., Johnstown.

Sunday school for all ages will begin at 9:15.

-- St. Clement

A triduum in honor of St. Jude the Apostle, the patron of difficult cases, will continue at 4 p.m. today and 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church, 114 Lindberg Ave., Upper Yoder Township.

Celebrants for the Masses will be the Rev. William E. Rosenbaum, pastor of St. Clement; the Rev. Paul M. Robine, senior priest; and the Rev. James F. Crookston, rector of St. John Gualbert Cathedral.

-- Second Presbyterian

The Rev. Art Moffat Jr. will speak about “When You Are Listening to the Bible, You       Are Listening to God,” with Scripture from Acts 17:11-13, during the 10 a.m. Sunday service at Second Presbyterian Church, 565 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of   Johnstown.

The choir will sing “Forever,” directed by Sarah Pruss.

-- Shiloh Baptist

The Rev. George Bailey of Altoona will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday during the 95th anniversary celebration at Shiloh Baptist Church, 639 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown.

Dinner will be served following the service.

The Rev. David T. Hanson of Beulah Baptist Church of Indiana will preach at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Beulah church choir and congregation also will attend.

-- Somerset fellowship

Glory Way Quartet will present a concert at 6 tonight at Somerset Christian Fellowship, Route 31 East, 1 mile from Somerset.

William J. Dodson is pastor.

Information: 445-6419.

-- Summit Chapel

“The Whole Armor of God” will be presented by the education staff and children during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, 2142 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

Pastor John H. Weaver will base his sermon on Ephesians 6:1-20.

Participating in the service will be Jessie Buchan, Joey Buchan, Abby Buchan, Noah Price, Trey Hall, Becky Buchan and Kendra Karabinos.

-- Trinity Lutheran

The final 125th anniversary event of Trinity Lutheran Church will be held during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at the church, 600 Ash St. in the Hornerstown section of Johnstown.

The guest speaker will be Bishop Gregory R. Pile of the Allegheny Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

-- Walnut Grove

Pastor Ron Barto will deliver the message “Called to Consecration,” with Scripture from 1 Samuel 7:1-13, during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Walnut Grove      Church of the Brethren, 1068 Bedford St., Johnstown.

The choir selection will be “God Is Our Refuge,” directed by Brad Calihan.

Sunday Blast! for children ages 4 to 12 will be held at 9.

-- Westmont Brethren

Glory Way Quartet will be in concert during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Westmont Church of the Brethren, 2301 Sunshine Ave., Johnstown.

A brunch will follow the concert.

-- Westmont UM

Missionaries David and Esther Scovill will speak during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and 10:45 worship service at Westmont United Methodist Church, 1428 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown.

A  soup luncheon will follow the service.

After lunch, volunteers will wrap Christmas shoeboxes for a mission project.

The Rev. Kevin Rea is pastor.

-- Windber Calvary

The Rev. John Snyder will deliver the message “Perfect Forever,” taken from Hebrews 7:23-28, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave., Windber.

The choir will sing “Taste and See That the Lord Is Good,” directed and accompanied by Robert Shaffer.

Kathleen Custer is the organist. Dee Fisher will be the lay reader.

There will be a children’s sermonette.

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

-- Zion Lutheran

Liturgy of Holy Communion will be celebrated during Reformation Sunday at 10:15 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 613 Locust St., downtown Johnstown.

The Gospel reading will be taken from John 8:31-36.

Church school will be held at 9. Fellowship will follow at 9:30.

The conference Reformation celebration will be held at 6 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1000 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.

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

 

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