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May 4, 2013

Religion in brief

First Lutheran holding rededication

A recital and reception to rededicate First Lutheran Church’s Skinner organ will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at 415 Vine St., downtown Johnstown.

Bryan Lohr, organist and director of music at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Somerset, will be the recitalist.

Churches of West End planning hymn sing

The churches of the West End will hold a hymn sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Blaine Street and Chandler Avenue, Johnstown.

The hymn sing will honor the memory of Zane Sanner, who played the organ at Bethany church for many years.

Morrellville church to host The Masters

Morrellville Church of the Brethren, 408 Chandler Ave., Johnstown, will host a concert featuring The Masters at 7 p.m. Sunday.

JCS choirs in concert at Kaufman Mennonite

“We Are Not Ashamed of the Gospel,” a concert presented by Johnstown Christian School’s tour and handbell choirs, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Kaufman Mennonite Church, 916 Miller Picking Road, Davidsville.

Renewal services at Thomas Mennonite

Mike Dunlap, associate pastor of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Somerset, will speak during renewal services at Thomas Mennonite Church, 112 Swank Road.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and continue at 7 each evening through Wednesday.

Family Life to offer annulment sessions

Annulment information sessions, sponsored by the Family Life Office of the Altoona-Johnstown Roman Catholic Diocese, will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at St. John Gualbert Activity Center, 110 Adams St., Johnstown, and May 13 at St. Rose of Lima School cafeteria, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona.

No registration or fee is required.

Information: 886-5551 or familylife@dioceseaj.org.

Genesis Christian to stage musical

“IncrediWorld” will be presented by the students and staff of Genesis Christian Academy at 7 p.m. Friday in the sanctuary of Johnstown Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 100 Arbutus Ave.

Abundant Life

Abundant Life Ministry will celebrate the sixth annual Brothers United Service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the ministry’s new location, 707 Horner St., Johnstown.

Pastor Theresa A. Jones will deliver the message on “The Mindset of a Champion,” based on 1 Samuel 17:45.

The celebration will continue at 4 p.m. with Evangelist Allen Johnson and the congregation of Shiloh Ministries, Jeannette, Westmoreland County.

Arbutus church

The Rev. Ronald E. Barto, guest minister, will share the message “Running on Empty,” with Scripture from 2 Kings 4:1-7, during the 9:15 a.m.

Sunday worship service at Arbutus Church of the Brethren, 1201 Erickson Drive, Johnstown.

Sunday school will follow at 10:30.

Belmont UM

The Rev. Keith A. Dunn will deliver the message “Peace for Troubled Hearts,” with Scripture from John 14:23-29, and celebrate Communion during the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship services at Belmont United Methodist Church, 107 Coldren St., Johnstown. Sunday school begins at 9:30.

Beth Sholom

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

Shabbat service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, followed by candlelighting at 8:01.

Bethel UM

Pastor Don Poole will share the message “Praying or Revival,” based on Ezekiel      37:1-14, 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. Youth RUSH will meet at 6 p.m.

Bethel UM

Pastor Becky Patterson will deliver the message “Sheep Follow Their Shepherd,” based on John 10:22-30, 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

The Rev. Jeffrey Popson will deliver the message “Positive Living,” based on Galatians

5:1 and 13-25, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Beulah United Methodist Church, 716 Bedford St., Johnstown.

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

Christ UM

The Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck will speak on “At One” 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.

Sunday school will be held at 10:45.

Community church

Pastor Charles H. Zimmerman will deliver the message “Great Things Are Possible by Believers” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Community Open Door Church, Menoher Boulevard and Luzerne Street, Johnstown.

Marlene Beckwith will bring the children’s message.

The singles’ ministry will meet at 6:30 tonight.

Elton Zion UM

Pastor Wayne Cleary will deliver the message “If You Love Me,” with Scripture from John 14:23-29, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Elton Zion United Methodist Church, 1089 Mount Airy Drive, Johnstown. Sunday school and a staffed nursery will be available.

First Presbyterian

The Rev. Alice Tondora will preach on “The Promise of the Holy Spirit,” based on John 14:23-29, during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., Johnstown.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be received as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the church building that was formally dedicated May 14, 1913.

The choir will sing “God That Madest Earth and Heaven” and “Holy, Lord of Host,” directed by William H. Williams and accompanied by Richard Kimmel.

Social hour will follow the service with a display of artifacts of historical items pertaining to the church in 1913.­

First UM

Holy Communion will be celebrated during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First United Methodist Church, 436 Vine St. in downtown Johnstown.

The Rev. Larry Rowe will deliver the message “The Power of the Gospel,” based on Romans 1:7-17.

Adult Sunday school will be held at 11.

Flood City church

Pastor Chris Garretson will share the message during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Flood City Church, 1723 Scalp Ave., Johnstown.

Grace Brethren

The Rev. Cecil O’Dell, a missionary, will share the message during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Grace Brethren Church, Oak and Second streets, East Conemaugh.

Greater Johnstown Fellowship

Pastor Jim Gay will lead the 6 p.m. service today at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road.

Pastor Denny Forosisky will lead the 8:30 a.m. Sunday service.

Gay will speak about “Supernatural” during the 10:30 Sunday service.

Sunday school will be held at 9:30.

Pastor Ed Berringer will lead Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Connections Cafe will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by youth and children’s classes.

Grove Avenue UM

The Rev. Ed Schoeneck will deliver the message “Resurrected from the Darkness” during the Sunday worship services at Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

John Allen will share his Resurrection story. Communion will be served.

A contemporary worship service will begin at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship.

Adult Sunday school will begin at 9:15 and youth Sunday school will begin at 9:30, followed by children’s church at 10:45.

A traditional worship service will begin at 10:45.

Holy Trinity

Worship services for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Main St., Berlin, will be held at 8 and 10:40 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

A Mother’s Day banquet will be held at 6 tonight in the fellowship hall.  

Call 267-5014 for reservations.

Women’s Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Register with Tracy Dickey at 267-5473.

Johnstown Grace Brethren

A semiannual Communion service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday in the basement fellowship hall of Johnstown Grace Brethren Church, 535 Napoleon St. in the Kernville section of Johnstown.

The service, led by Pastor Terry Gindlesperger, will include washing of the feet, the Agape meal and the bread and cup.

Laurel Trinity

The Rev. Traci Bowman will celebrate Holy Communion during the 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday worship services at Laurel Trinity Lutheran Church, 7520 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Church school for all ages will begin at 10.

Trinity Players will stage “No Body Like Jimmy” at 1 p.m.

Bible study will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Coal Miner’s Cafe. An Ascension service will be held at 7 p.m. at Friedens Lutheran Church.

Maple Spring

The Rev. Guy Myers will speak about “When You Run Out,” with Scripture from John 2:1-11, during the Sunday services at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple.

A contemporary service will begin at 8:15 a.m. and a traditional service will begin at 10:35.

Children’s church will be available during the 10:35 service.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Kidz Klub and Women’s Bible Study will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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 a.m.

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

Moxham church

Youth Sunday will be celebrated during the 10:10 a.m. worship service at Moxham Church of the Brethren, 536 Grove Ave.

The Rev. William Wenger is pastor.

Participants for the service will be Breana and Nathan Bailey, Gabbi and Mikayla Beck, Ben Grow, Page Prebehalla, Brittnee Roles, Kaylee Shook, Molly Spinos, Ashley Swansboro, Holly and Megan Wilson and Eli Wenger.

Sunday school will be held at 9.

Park Avenue UM

Pastor Kathleen Schoeneck will speak on the theme “At One” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 700 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown. Communion will be observed.

Jerry Pannone is the worship leader. Sunday school begins at 9:15.

Pilgrim church

Evangelist E. Moore will speak during the annual Women’s Day service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Church of God in Christ, 108 Poplar St., Johnstown.

Robert T. Scholfield is pastor.

Roxbury church

The Rev. Brian Simmons will speak on “Let’s Walk Down the Road Together,” with Scripture from John 3:16, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Roxbury Church of the Brethren, 112 Sell St., Johns-town. Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Choir practice will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible study on the Book of Titus.

St. John the Baptist

The Rev. George Johnson will continue to lead Holy Week and Easter services at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 427 First St., East Conemaugh.

Great and Holy Saturday: The Blessed Sabbath will begin with vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 9:30 a.m., and Pascha: The Feast of Feasts at 11 p.m.

Paschal vespers will be sung at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, followed by an egg hunt.

Bright Monday with Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy will be held at 9 a.m., and Bright Tuesday with Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy will begin at 9 a.m.

St. Paul’s

The Rev. William C. Thwing will preach on “Looking into God’s Mirror,” based on Luke 2:41-52, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 145 Ohio St., Johnstown.

South Fork UM

The children’s department, directed by Christine Greene, will lead the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at South Fork United Methodist Church, 500 Maple St.

The bell and children’s choirs, solos, the Bible story of Moses and recitation of Scripture will be included.  

Summit Chapel UM

The Rev. John H. Weaver will deliver the sermon “Law and Order,” based on Luke 23:13-26, during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, 2142 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

Barney Custer will be the worship leader.

Sunday school for children will be held during the service and Sunday school for children and young adults will begin at 10:30.

Trinity UM

A worship service will be held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church,

111 Willow St., Johnstown. Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Trinity-Asbury UM

A worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity-Asbury United Methodist Church, 628 Somerset St., Johnstown.

Walnut Grove

Pastor Ron Barto will deliver the message “Running on Empty,” with Scripture from 2 Kings 4:1-7, during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, 1068 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Sunday Blast and adult Sunday school will be held at 9.

Westmont UM

The Rev. Kevin Rea will continue his “Great Lover” sermon series and preach on “To Love or Not to Love the World” during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at Westmont United Methodist Church, 1428 Menoher Blvd., Johns-town.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Great Lovers 5K run and walk will begin at 9 a.m. today, with registration at 7:30.

Windber Calvary

The Rev. John Snyder will deliver the message “Heaven on Earth,” based on Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave.

The choir will sing “The Lily of the Valley,” directed and accompanied by Robert Shaffer.

There will be a children’s sermonette and a staffed nursery will be provided.

Snyder will deliver the message “Grief,” based on Mark 6:14-29, at the 7 p.m. innovative worship service.

Zion Lutheran

Liturgy of Holy Communion will be celebrated during the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service

at Zion Lutheran Church, 613 Locust St., downtown Johnstown, with a reading from John 14:23-29.

Church school will begin at 9 and a time of fellowship will be held at 9:30.

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

Ascension of our Lord Liturgy of Holy Communion will be held at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with a reading from Luke 24:44-53.

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