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April 20, 2013

Religion in brief | Hymn sing planned for Sunday

Hymn sing planned for Sunday

The Indiana/Cambria County Hymn Sing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Gipsy Christian Church, 108 Trojan Road.

Praise service Sunday at Calvary UM

W.E. Believe, a West End praise band, will hold a service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Calvary United Methodist Church, 159 Chandler Ave., Johnstown.

Pleasant Hill will hold spring revival

“Faith” is the theme of the spring revival Wednesday through Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 205 Peelor St., Johnstown.

Guest speakers will be the Rev. Calvin T. McCray, pastor of Mount Sinai Institutional Baptist Church, with choir deaconess and Missionary Ministries, Wednesday; the Rev. Rodney Hatfield, associate minster of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Altoona, with Pleasant Hill choir singing and trustee board members, Thursday; and the Rev. Sylvia King, pastor of Christ Centered Community Church, and choir dean board, Friday.

Information: 539-8528.

Youth groups hosting Christian rock concert

Sanctified, a Christian rock band, will be in concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hastings Memorial Building, 280 Beaver St.

The concert is hosted by the youth groups of Hastings and Bakerton United Methodist churches.

May Friendship Day at Dunmyer church

Johnstown Council of Church Women United will hold May Friendship Day on May 3 at Dunmyer Lutheran Church, Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

The theme will be “Swinging Wide the Doors of Hospitality.” Pastor Joyce Dix-Weir of Elderton, Armstrong County, will speak.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the program.

Reservations: 266-7241 by April 29.

End Times Conference at Ebensburg church

End Times Conference will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and April 27 at Crossroads Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 1296 Center St., Ebensburg.

Arbutus church

The Rev. James E. Houghton, guest minister, will deliver the message “The True Disciple 2 – Who He Is,” with Scripture from Matthew 5:4-6, during the 9:15 a.m. Sunday worship service at Arbutus Church of the Brethren, 1201 Erickson Drive, Johnstown.

Sunday school begins at 10:30.

Belmont UM

The Rev. Keith A. Dunn will deliver the message “A Living Disciple,” with Scripture from Acts 9:36-43, during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship

service at Belmont United Methodist Church, 107 Coldren St., Johnstown.

A fellowship luncheon and special presentation will follow.

Beth Sholom

Acharei Mot/Kedoshim will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at Beth Sholom, 700 Indiana St., Johnstown.

Shabbat Eve service will be held at 7:30 Friday with candlelighting at 7:47 p.m.

Bethel UM

Pastor Don Poole will share the message “Lawlessness and Lies,” based on 2 Thessalonians 2:3-17, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1021 Forest Hills Drive, Salix.

Sunday school will begin at 9:45.

Beulah UM

The Rev. Jeffrey Popson will deliver the message “Anyone Feeling Tired & Stressed Out?” based on Matthew 11:28-30 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 “Get Up and Go” at 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 begins at 10:45.

Community church

A six-week daily prayer vigil will begin during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service in the 24-hour prayer garden at Community Open Door Church, Menoher Boulevard and Luzerne Street, Johnstown.

Pastor Charles H. Zimmerman will speak on “Walk and Pray for Life.”

Conemaugh church

Pastor Horace Derr will deliver the message “Now Is the Time,” with Scripture

from Romans 13:11-14, at 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.

Elton Zion UM

Pastor Wayne Cleary will deliver the sermon “To Life,”  focusing on Acts 9:36-43 and John 10:22-30, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Elton Zion United Methodist Church, 1089 Mount Airy Drive, Johnstown.

Faith UM

David Evans will deliver the message “Jesus, the Rabbi” at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at Faith United Methodist Church, 369 Glessner Road, Johnstown.

Ferndale UM

Youth Sunday will be celebrated during the 10:40 a.m. Sunday service at Ferndale United Methodist Church,

701 Vickroy Ave., Johnstown.

Summer Huffman will provide special music and give the message “What Is the Kingdom of God?” with Scripture from Matthew 13:31-45. Sean Rappold will be the worship leader.

First Lutheran

Pastor Eleanor Abarno will preach during Communion services at 5:30 tonight and         10:45 a.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., Johnstown.

First Presbyterian

The Rev. Alice Tondora will speak on “The Conversion of Saul,” based on Acts 9:1-20, at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St.,

Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

First UM

The Rev. Larry Rowe will deliver the message “Shepherds and Sheep,” based on Psalm 23, during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First United Methodist Church, 436 Vine St., Johnstown.

Good Shepherd

Pastor Ken Diable will lead a dialogue on the Sacrament of Holy Communion during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 514 Shady Lane, Windber.

Adult Sunday school will begin at 8:45 and children’s Sunday school will be held during worship.

Grace Brethren

Pastor Rick Horner will speak on “4 Things Jesus Promised Us When He Left” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Grace Brethren Church, Oak and Second streets, East Conemaugh.

Grove Avenue UM

The Rev. Ed Schoeneck will deliver the message “Resurrected from Oppression” during the 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday services at Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

Adult Sunday school will begin at 9:15 and children and youth Sunday schools will begin at 9:30.

Laurel Trinity

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

Sunday school will begin at 10.

Maple Spring

The Rev. Guy Myers will speak about “Who Is Jesus to You?” with Scripture from Matthew 16:13-20, at the        8:15 and 10:35 a.m. Sunday services at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple.

Children’s church will be available.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Moxham Brethren

The Rev. William Wenger will deliver the message “In That Place Many Believed” at the 10:10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Moxham Church of the Brethren, 536 Grove Ave., Johnstown.

Karen Spinos will read Scripture from John 10:22-42. John Robertson will have story time with the children.

Sunday school will begin at 9.

Moxham Lutheran

The Rev. Robert Wagner will deliver a message and Holy Communion will be observed during the 8:15              and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services at Moxham Lutheran Church, 500 Park Ave., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30, with opening in the sanctuary.

Wednesday worship will begin at 4 p.m. in the Good News Room.

Mount Hope UM

The Rev. Jason McQueen will speak on “Family Rules,” from 1 John 2:1-6, during 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.

Park Avenue UM

The Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck will speak on the theme “Get Up and Go” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 700 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

Roxbury church

The Rev. Brian Simmons will speak on “In Order That You May Rejoice ...,” with Scripture from Philippians 2:28-30 and Colossians 3:12-17, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Roxbury Church of the Brethren, 112 Sell St., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Roxbury St. Paul’s

The Rev. Wayne D. Sedei will deliver the message “Only 144,000?” based on Revelation 7:9-17, at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services at Roxbury St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 160 Derby St., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

Second Presbyterian

The Rev. Art Moffat Jr. will speak on “God Has All of These Amazing Mysteries Just for Us,” with Scripture from Ephesians 3:3, during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Second Presbyterian Church, 565 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

St. John the Baptist

Liturgy will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 427 First St., East Conemaugh, with special Lenten Vespers sung at 4 p.m.

Eve of the Feast of the Raising of Lazarus will be held at 6 p.m. Friday.

Summit Chapel UM

Pastor John H. Weaver will continue his theme with N.C.I.S., investigating the way of a Christian life, during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, 2142 William Penn Ave.,

Johnstown.

Adult Sunday school will begin at 10:30 and children’s Sunday school will be held during the service.

Walnut Grove

Pastor Ron Barto will continue the sermon series “Staying Mentally Fit” with the message “Thinking Clearly About Your Problems,” with Scripture from Romans 12:1, 2 and Philippians 4:6-8, at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, 1068 Bedford St., Johnstown.

An old-fashioned hymn sing will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Westmont UM

The Rev. Kevin Rea will begin the annual Great Lover series and preach on “Falling in Love With Life” 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.

Windber Calvary

The Rev. John Snyder will deliver the message “At Home With God,” based on Scripture Revelation 7:9-17, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave.

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 Gospel reading from John 10:22-30.

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.

 

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