The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

August 10, 2013

Religion in brief | Lighthouse to hold festival, revivals


JOHNSTOWN — A Back-to-School Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Lighthouse Morning Star Ministries, 4886 Route 240 Highway, Cherry Tree.

Revivals will be held at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday  with Apostle Robert Dixon from Morgantown, W.Va., as the guest speaker.

Pastors Traci and Libby Fannin from Morehead, Ky., will speak at the services at 7 p.m. Friday through Aug. 18 and 10 a.m. Aug. 18.

Prophet Tim and Sharon Sharon Colisino from Grantsville, Md., will be the speakers for the final service.

Bluegrass Gospel Music Fest today

A Bluegrass Gospel Music Fest will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Somerset Alliance Church, 708 Stoystown Road.

Information: 733-0169.

Metropolitan Savas to visit St. Mary’s Parish

Metropolitan Savas, presiding hierarch of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh, will celebrate the Archieratical Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 435 Somerset St., Johnstown.

He will be assisted by the Rev. James Gleason, pastor.

Wedding anniversaries to honor couples

The annual wedding anniversary liturgies honoring couples celebrating first, 25th, 40th, 50th, 55th and 60-plus anniversaries this year will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at St. John Gualbert Cathedral, 117 Clinton St., Johnstown.

Bishop Mark L. Bartchak will be the celebrant and homilist.

Couples who wish to attend should contact their home parish by Monday to make reservations.

Outdoor Mass for college students

Bishop Mark L. Bartchak will celebrate an outdoor Mass for college students at 7 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Shrine in Loretto.

Students entering or returning to college, along with their family, are welcome.

New Journey to sing at Crucified Church

New Journey will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Crucified Church, 220 Maple Ave., Johnstown.

Hymn sing in Alverda

The Indiana/Cambria County Hymn sing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Alverda Faith Tabernacle, 6810 Route 22 East.

UM churches to hold worship and picnic

Bethel/Centennial United Methodist churches will hold their annual worship service and picnic at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Quemahoning dam recreational park.

First Baptist Church to hold annual picnic

The annual picnic for First Baptist Church in Nanty Glo will begin with a service at 11 a.m. Sunday at Park and Pool, Hayes Pavilion.

The service will include Baptism at 10:30.

Retreat for singles at Jumonville Camp

Christian Singles Fellowship of the Western Pennsylvania Conference, United Methodist Church, will offer a retreat for singles from Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at Jumonville Camp & Retreat Center, Hopwood, Fayette County.

Information: Deanna Everly at 304-376-4132 or

Arbutus Church

Pastor John Eash, guest minister, will deliver the message “It’s All Temporary,” with Scripture from Luke 12:13-21, at the 9:15 a.m. Sunday worship service at Arbutus Church of the Brethren, 1201 Erickson Drive, Johnstown.

Belmont UM

The Rev. Ernie Perry, guest speaker, will deliver the message “Walking in the Shadow of the Cross,” with Scripture from Psalm 23, during the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship services at Belmont United Methodist Church, 107 Coldren St., Johnstown.

Beth Sholom

A Shabbat Shoftim morning service will be held at 9:30 today at Beth Sholom Congregation, 700 Indiana St., Johnstown.

On Friday, a Shabbat eve service will be held at 7:30 p.m. and candlelighting will take place at 7:55 p.m.

Bethany UM

Pastor Patricia Cleary will speak on “Burglar-proof” from Luke 12:32-40 at 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at Bethany United Methodist Church, 112 Leventry Road, Johnstown.

Call 266-9588 for applications for Bethany preschool.

Beulah UM

The Rev. Jeffrey Popson will deliver the message “A Lawnmower or a Motorcycle?” based on Matthew 14:22-33, during the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Beulah United Methodist Church, 716 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Christ UM

The Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck will speak on “The Lost Child” at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Christ United Methodist Church, Ohio Street and Cypress Avenue, Moxham section of Johnstown.

Community Church

Pastor Charles H. Zimmerman will deliver the message “Why I Need a Savior” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Community Open Door Church, Menoher Boulevard and Luzerne Street, Johnstown.

Conemaugh Church

Pastor Horace Derr will speak on “Prayer to the Lord of the Harvest,” with Scripture from Matthew 9:32-38, at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Conemaugh Church of the Brethren, 1256 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

Ebensburg UM

The Rev. J.R. Virgin will speak on “Prayers” from Colossians 4:2-6 during the 8, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. services at Ebensburg United Methodist Church, 100 E. Highland Ave.

Faith UM

The Rev. Len Findley will speak on “A Unique Relationship,” from Luke 12:22-31, at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at Faith United Methodist Church, 369 Glessner Road, Johnstown.

Ferndale UM

The Rev. Len Findley will bring the message “A Unique Relationship,” with Scripture from Luke 12:22-31, at the 10:40 a.m. Sunday service at Ferndale United Methodist Church, 701 Vickroy Ave., Johnstown.

First Lutheran

Pastor Scott Custead of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church will preach and preside at Holy Communion at 5:30 tonight and 9:30 a.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., Johnstown.

First Presbyterian

The Rev. Alice Tondora will preach on “Elijah Ascends to Heaven,” based on 2 Kings 2:1-14, at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., Johnstown.

Vacation Bible school will be held Monday through Friday.

First UM

The Rev. Terry Trudgen will speak on “What Am I to Do with You?” from Hosea 5:15-6:6 at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at First United Methodist Church, 500 Maple Ave., South Fork.

First UM

The Rev. Larry Rowe will deliver the message “Rejecting Discipleship,” with Scripture from Luke 18:18-30, during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at First United Methodist Church, 436 Vine St., Johnstown.

Grace Brethren

The Rev. Rick Horner will speak on “How and Why the Creater Came to be Like His Created” during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Grace Brethren Church, Oak and Second streets, East Conemaugh.

Good Shepherd

Pastor Ken Diable will lead the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 514 Shady Lane, Windber.

Grove Avenue UM

The Rev. Ed Schoeneck will deliver the message “God Revives,” taken from 1 Kings 19:1-18, 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.

Holy Trinity

Worship service will be held at 5:30 tonight at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Main St., Berlin.

Worship service also will be held at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday.

Johnstown Fellowship

Don Trotz will speak on “Standing Up ... Standing Out” at 6 tonight at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road.

Pastor Gary Tustin will speak on “David ... A Promise Keeper” at the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services.

Laurel Trinity

The Rev. Traci Bowman will officiate the 10 a.m. Sunday outdoor worship service at Laurel Trinity Lutheran Church, 7520 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Bible study will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Coal Miners Cafe.

Maple Spring

The Rev. Guy Myers will speak on “True Wisdom,” with Scripture from James 3:13-18, during the 8:15 and 10:35 a.m. Sunday worship services at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple.

Mount Calvary

Pastors Carol and Scott Custead will hold worship services at 5:30 p.m. today and 9:15 a.m. Sunday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1000 Scalp Ave., Johnstown.

Mount Hope UM

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

Wednesday prayer will be held at 7 p.m.

Moxham Brethren

The Rev. William Wenger will deliver the message “What a Beastly World We Live In,” with Scripture from Daniel 7:1-28 and Matthew 26:57-67, at the 10:10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Moxham Church of the Brethren, 536 Grove Ave., Johnstown.

Oakland UM

Pastor Randy Bain will preach on “Receiving Strangers” using 3 John at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services at Oakland United Methodist Church, 1504 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Park Avenue UM

The Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck will speak on “The Lost Child” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 700 Park Ave., Johnstown.

Communion will be served.

Roxbury church

The Rev. Brian Simmons will speak on “Fasten Your Seat Belt,” with Scripture from Hebrews 10:24-25, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Roxbury Church of the Brethren, 112 Sell St., Johnstown.

Vesper service will be held at 6:30 tonight at the church grove.

Roxbury St. Paul’s

The Rev. Bruce Griffith’s message will be based on Acts 5 during the 8 and 10:30 Sunday worship services at Roxbury St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 160 Derby St., Johnstown.

Second Presbyterian

Guest Pastor Jack Rupert will speak on “How Then Shall We Live,” with Scripture from Romans 12:9-21, at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Second Presbyterian Church, 565 Park Ave., Johnstown.

Summit Chapel UM

Holy Communion will be served during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, 2142 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

Pastor John H. Weaver will preach on “Living with a Hope,” based on Hebrews 11:8-16.

Tire Hill Church

The Rev. Frank Young will bring the message “The Beatitudes, Part 1” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Tire Hill Church of the Brethren, 665 Tire Hill Road.

Trinity Evangelical

Pastor Brian Armen will deliver the sermon “Abraham Faith – Moving Forward” during the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 600 Ash St., Johnstown.

Westmont UM

The Rev. Kevin Rea will celebrate Communion and preach on “Passionate Worship” during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at Westmont United Methodist Church, 1428 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown.

Windber Calvary UM

The Rev. John Snyder will deliver the message “Prepared,” based on Luke 12:32-40, during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave.

Snyder will speak on “Relationships,” taken from Mark 10:1-16, during the 7 p.m. innovative worship service.

Zion Lutheran

Liturgy of Holy Communion will be celebrated during the 9 a.m. Sunday service at Zion Lutheran Church, 613 Locust St., Johnstown, with Gospel reading from Luke 12:32-40.

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