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January 12, 2013

Religion in brief | Arbutus church

Arbutus Church

The Rev. Eric Kabler, guest minister, will present the message “The Angels Said, Do Not Fear,” with Scripture from

1 John 4:7-21, during the 9:15 a.m. Sunday worship service at Arbutus Church of the Brethren, 1201 Erickson Drive, Johnstown.

Dave Layman will serve as worship leader, and Dan and Pat Bowser will be the greeters.

Sunday school will follow at 10:30.

Belmont UM

The Rev. Keith A. Dunn will deliver the message “The Power of Identity,” with Scripture from Luke 3:21-22, during the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Belmont United Methodist Church, 107 Coldren St., Johnstown.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Nursery and children’s church will be available.

Information: 266-3964.

Bethel UM

The Rev. Don Poole will share the message “Focus Straight Ahead,” based on Philippians 3:3-14, 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.

Beulah UM

The Rev. Jeffrey Popson will deliver the message “Come Home,” based on the Scripture reading from Jeremiah 31:7-14, 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.

Van transportation will be available.

Christ UM

The Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck will speak on “Following the Spirit,” based on Luke 3:15-22, 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 adult choir, under the direction of choir director/organist Harriet Miller, will sing “He Leadeth Me.”

Richard Rippin will be the worship leader, and Fran and Joyce Ruhe will be the greeters.

A fellowship time will follow the service, and Sunday school will begin at 10:45.

Community Church

The Rev. Charles H. Zimmerman will speak on “On the Path of Goodness” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship

service at Community Open Door Church, Menoher Boulevard and Luzerne Street, Johnstown.

Marlene Beckwith will deliver the children’s message.

Singles Fellowship will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

Conemaugh Church

“The Road Map to Success,” with Scripture from Joshua 1:1-9, will be the sermon topic during 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 church and nursery will be available.

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

Preschool play day will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with Bible study at 6:30 p.m.

Coffee House Cafe, hosted by Anthony Frazier, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and feature the musical group United of Indiana County.

Information: 539-2615.

Faith UM

The Rev. Len Findley will share the message “Courageous Christianity,” with Scripture from Isaiah 43:1-7, during the

9:30 a.m. Sunday service at Faith United Methodist Church, 369 Glessner Road, Johnstown.

Ferndale UM

The Rev. Len Findley, pastor of Ferndale United Methodist Church, 701 Vickroy Ave., Johnstown, will deliver the message “Courageous Christianity,” with Scripture taken from Isaiah 43:1-7, during the 10:40 a.m. Sunday service.

The choir, under the direction of Traci Weaver, will sing “Jesus, Name Above All Names.”

Terry and Peggy Croyle will be the greeters. Sally Rowe and Bette Weaver will be the nursery helpers. Brandon Anderson will be the acolyte.

The special offering for January will go to the Salvation Army.

A time of fellowship will follow in the social room.

The men of the church will hold a breakfast today in the fellowship room.

Findley also is planning confirmation classes in February.

First Lutheran

Baptism of the Lord will be marked with services of Communion at 5:30 tonight and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., Johnstown.

The Rev. Eleanor Abarno, pastor, will focus on Jesus’ Baptism and our own with a Gospel reading from Luke 3.

First Presbyterian

Ordination and installation services of the new class of elders and deacons will be held during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Somerset Ave., Windber.  

The Rev. Cynthia Cadenhead will preach about discipleship beginning from the moment of Baptism in Christ’s name.  

The session will meet following worship.

Flood City

Pastor Donny Trotz will discuss the series “The Best Is Yet to Come” during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Flood City Church, 1723 Scalp Ave., Johnstown.

For details, visit facebook.com/floodcityjohnstown.

Grace Brethren

Pastor Rick Horner will speak on “A Study on Worship” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Grace Brethren Church, Oak and Second streets, East Conemaugh.

Grove Avenue UM

The Rev. Ed Schoeneck will deliver the message “Love: Centerpiece of Life,” taken from Luke 3:21-22, during the Sunday worship services at Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Ave. in the Moxham section of    Johnstown.

A contemporary worship service will begin at 9 a.m., with music provided by Eclectic Praise Band, under the direction of Denise Baldwin, followed by fellowship.

Adult Sunday school will begin at 9:15, and children’s Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

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

The consecration of church officers will take place during the service.

Nursery will be available with Mandy Gonzales as the coordinator.

Johnstown Fellowship

Pastor Gary L. Tustin will speak about “The Anointing ... God’s Promised Help” during the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road.

Pastor Ed Berringer will preach on “Stressed ... But Anointed” during the 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study. Connection Cafe will be held at 6 p.m., followed by PACT Youth and children’s classes at 7.

Information: 266-2322.

Holy Trinity

A worship service will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Main St., Berlin, followed by Sunday school at 10.

Quilters & Knotters will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday with a council dinner at 6:30 p.m. and women’s Bible study at 7.

The senior choir will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by adult bells at 8.

ALPHA will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Information: 267-5014.

Laurel Trinity

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

Sunday school will begin at 10.

Little Angels Daycare will be available from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with Preschool II from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays.

Preschool I will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The bowling team and Cub Scouts will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Knotty Women will meet to sew at 9 a.m. Wednesday and choir practice will meet at 6 p.m.

Girl Scouts will meet at 6 p.m. Thursdays.

Information: 629-9288.

Maple Spring

The Rev. Guy Myers will speak about “Slaying the Giant of Pride,” with Scripture from 2 Samuel 21:15-17 and James 4:1-10, 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 for children ages 4 through Grade 6.

Sunday school will begin at 9:40 and Kidz Klub and Sunday Nite Youth will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Information: www.maplespringcob.org.

Mount Hope UM

The Rev. Jason McQueen will preside over a worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday at Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 258 Mount Hope Road, South Fork.

Sunday school will begin at 10:30.

Information: 535-5698.

Moxham Brethren

World Mission Sunday will be observed during the 10:10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Moxham Church of the Brethren, 536 Grove Ave., Johnstown.

Dan and Becky Rogerson, missionaries to Italy, will be the guest speakers.

The Rev. William Wenger, pastor, will serve as worship leader.

Marsha Swansboro will read Scripture from Isaiah 42:1-9.

Karen Spinos will have the story time with the children.

The cathedral choir, under the direction of Bette Poltrack,  will sing “I Will Serve the Lord All My Days.”

Sunday school will begin at 9.

Moxham Lutheran

The Baptism of our Lord will be celebrated 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 in the sanctuary.

Women’s Bible study will be held at 6:45 p.m. Monday.

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

A Moxham Lutheran Church family retreat will begin Friday evening at Camp Sequanota, Hooversville, and conclude Sunday.

Park Avenue UM

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

Lindy Furdella will be the worship leader. Carol Santucci and Anita Constable will be the greeters.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.­

Roxbury Church

The Rev. Brian Simmons, pastor of Roxbury Church of the Brethren, 112 Sell St., Johnstown, will speak on “The Hope of the Gospel and Bearing Fruit,” with Scripture from Colossians 1:1-8, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.

The cathedral choir, under the direction of Melanie Shiley, and accompanied by Laura Krouse, pianist, will sing “Where Is the Savior.”

A special offering will be taken for blanket Sunday, sponsored through Church World Service.

Choir practice will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible study led by Simmons at 7:15.

An adult fellowship breakfast will be held at 8:30 today at Denny’s Restaurant, Richland Township, followed by the Crusaders Sunday school class meeting.

Information: 536-6716.

Roxbury St. Paul’s

The Rev. Wayne D. Sedei will deliver the message “Three Points About Prayer,” based on Isaiah 43:1-7 and

Luke 3:15-17 and 21-22, during the 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Roxbury St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 160 Derby St., Johnstown.

Information: 535-5049.

Second Presbyterian

The Rev. Art Moffat will speak on “Receiving the Keys of the Kingdom of God,” with Scripture reading from Matthew 16:19, during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Second Presbyterian Church, 565 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

The choir, directed by Sarah Pruss, will sing “As We Come Into His Presence.”

Westmont UM

The Rev. Kevin Rea will preach on “The Kingdom of God” 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 UM

The Rev. John Snyder will deliver the message “Baptism,” based on Luke 3:15-17 and 21-22, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave.

The chancel choir, under the direction and accompaniment of Robert Shaffer, will sing “Come to the Water.”

Pat Bossi will be the organist.

There will be a children sermonette.

A staffed nursery will be provided.

“Share His Love” will air on WCCL 101.7 FM at 8:30.

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

Information: 467-9811.

Zion Lutheran

Liturgy of Holy Communion with renewal of baptismal vows will be celebrated during the 10:15 a.m. Sunday worship service at Zion Lutheran Church, 613 Locust St., downtown Johnstown, with Gospel reading from Luke 3:15-17 and 21-22.

Church school will begin at 9, and a time of fellowship will begin 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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