The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 13, 2012

Religion in brief | Ministers will lead trip to Holy Land


Johnstown —

-- Moxham Brethren

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

Marsha Swansboro will read Scripture from Ephesians 1:15-22.

Lynne Williams will tell the children’s story.

The cathedral choir will sing “I Do Believe,” directed by Bette Poltrack.

Sunday school will begin at 9.

Fall Group Study will continue at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

-- Moxham Lutheran

Malaria Sunday will be observed during the 8:15 and 11 a.m. services at Moxham Lutheran Church, 500 Park Ave., Johnstown.

Sunday school, a special intergenerational hour, will begin at 9:30 in the sanctuary as part of the ELCA Malaria Campaign.

Wednesday worship with Communion will begin at 4 p.m.

-- Park Avenue UM

The Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck, pastor of Park Avenue United Methodist Church,        700 Park Ave., Johnstown, will speak on “Responsibility” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.

Jerry and Donna Pannone will be the greeters.

Sunday school will begin at 9:15.

-- Roxbury Brethren

The Rev. Brian Simmons, pastor of Roxbury Church of the Brethren, 112 Sell St.,     Johnstown, will speak on “Unworthy to Untie His Sandals,” with Scripture from Acts 13:13-25, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.

The cathedral choir will sing “Wonderful, Merciful Saviour,” directed by Melanie Shiley, and accompanied by Laura Krouse, pianist, and also sing “My Tribute.”

Sunday school will begin at 9:30.

Parishioners are encouraged to bring a box of macaroni and cheese for the Walnut Grove Food Pantry.

A community blood screening will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. today.

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

-- Roxbury St. Paul’s

Missionaries Don and Debbie Sweatman will speak during the 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Roxbury St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 160 Derby St., Johnstown.

They have served with Men with Missions in Haiti and will serve a two-year term in Haiti.

A special presentation will be held at 9:15 in the fellowship hall.

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