Lavansville - Bakersville
The Lavansville — Bakersville Lutheran Parish will be celebrating Epiphany of Our Lord with WOV Communion.
Mt. Calvary in Lavansville begins worship at 9 a.m. (note time change). Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m..
Mt. Zion in Bakersville begins worship at 10:30 a.m. (note time change). Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.
For those with questions, call the parish office at 814-443-3965.
St. Luke's Lutheran
The following is for the church news for the week of Jan 6-12 for St Luke's Lutheran, Rockwood
Sunday: Officiating the Rev. Sherrie Hofmann; 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion worship service; 10:45 a.m. Sunday church school. After worship preparing the carpet and basement work today.
Monday: Quilt class 4:30 p.m. The community is invited to learn to make beautiful quilts
Wednesday: Confirmation class 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.
Thursday: Bible study "The Lutheran Catechism"
For more information contact the Rev. Sherrie Hofmann at 814-926-2616 or by email Stlukerev@comcast.net.
Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. with the worship service following at 10 a.m. The Rev. Brandy Liepelt's message "Epiphany" is based on Matthew 2:1-12 and Ephesians 3:1-12. The bell choir will provide the anthem.
Monday: Quilters & Knotters 9 a.m., Praise Team practice 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday: No low impact aerobics/sculpt class; Wednesday: chancel choir rehearsal 7 p.m., bell choir rehearsal 8 p.m.; Thursday: Som 'R Angels Red Hats meeting 11:30 a.m., Stewardship & Finance meeting 7 p.m., no aerobics/sculpt class; Saturday: Youth Connect bowling at Terrace Lanes 9 p.m.
The church is at 606 Berlin Plank Road, Somerset. For more information, call the church office at 814-445-8853.
Somerset Church of the Nazarene
Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday with morning worship service starting at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening worship service is at 6:30 p.m. Adult prayer and study time, children's Adventure Club and the teen NazJazz meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The special music this week will be provided by Tracy Tirko. The morning message will be brought by the Rev. Bob Henderson.
For those with questions, contact 814-445-4444.
The congregation will welcome Alicia Miller into the family of God through the Sacrament of Baptism during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Eric Raygor will speak from Matthew 2:1-12.
Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. Junior church for children preschool – sixth grade is held during the worship service. A staffed nursery is available for children age 4 and younger.
Monday: Administrative Board meeting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Help is needed to prepare the newsletter for mailing beginning at 9 a.m.
Wednesday: Bible study at 10 a.m.; bell choir at 6 p.m., choir at 7 p.m.
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Three Seasons Community Church, the Rev. Bryan Karchner will bring the message, "My Gift to God in 2013."
Adult spiritual enrichment and kids ministry begins at 9 a.m. each Sunday.
Jan. 13 is the January Fellowship Dinner. Bring a covered dish and a beverage to share.
Anyone who is in need of a ride to church, contact Tim Williams at 814-634-0756 or Chris Glessner at 814-267-5616. Arrangements will be made for someone to pick you up.
Youth from 7th through 12th grade will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Journey Groups (adult Bible study) meets throughout the week. For more information on groups and available times, contact Steve and Jeannette Landis 814-893-0183.
Little Kids Blessing hour for 2 to 5 years of age is during the worship service. During this time the children will be led by an adult through story times, interactive games, singing and snacks.
Pleasant Hill UMC
The Rev. Art Black's sermon for the 9 a.m. traditional service Sunday is "The Dawning of a New Day" and is based upon Matthew 2:1-12. Sunday school for all ages will follow after a time of fellowship at 10:30 a.m., Girl Scout Troop 40305 meets at 5:30 p.m., Zumba exercise class meets 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays.
Quilters meet 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bible study 7 p.m. Thursday.
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church is at the corner of Pleasant Hill Road and Technology Drive. For additional information, call the church office at 814-445-4442.
Weekly activities for Grace Lutheran Church, Stoystown:
Saturday: Holy Communion, 5:30 p.m. in the rear chapel at Grace Church.
Sunday: Sunday school, 9 to 10 a.m.; Holy Communion 10:30 a.m., The Epiphany of Our Lord. Sermon "We Too Have a Star to Guide Us!" by the Rev. Walter L. Startzel is based on readings from: Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12
Wednesday: morning prayer, 9 a.m. in the rear chapel.
Trinity Lutheran, Hooversville
Trinity Lutheran Church, Hooversville:
Saturday: Holy Communion, 5:30 p.m. in the rear chapel at Grace, Stoystown.
Sunday: Holy Communion, 9 a.m., The Epiphany of Our Lord; Sunday school, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sermon "We Too Have a Star to Guide Us!" by the Rev. Walter L. Startzel is based on readings from: Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12.
St. Andrews Lutheran
St. Andrews Lutheran Church will be celebrating Epiphany of our Lord. Service begins at 9 a.m. They will use the Lutheran Book of Worship service with Holy Communion and will be installing the new and returning council members. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.
Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The church is at 500 Main St., Boswell. For those with questions or need assistance, contact the church secretary from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays or the Rev. Larry Hoover by calling 814-629-9275.
Sunday marks the beginning of the season of Epiphany with a service of word and sacrament at 10:15 a.m. Services for the months of January, February and part of March will be held in the adult Sunday school room. Adult Sunday school will continue at 9 a.m.
"We Follow the Light" is the title of the Rev. John Stoner's message this Sunday at the Middlecreek Church of the Brethren in celebration of Epiphany. The Rev. Linda Stoner will serve as worship leader. The pastors will join forces to teach a Bible study "Misguiding Lights…..the Appeal of Cults." It will take place immediately following worship in the social hall.
The church is at 226 Middlecreek Road, Rockwood. Sunday worship begins at 9:30 a.m.
The Rev. Tom Sprowls' message at both the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services in the Berlin Brethren Church Sunday is, "Who Will Go?"
A time of fellowship is at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, youth bells rehearse at 6 p.m., youth leaders recharge meeting at 6:30 p.m., and "Faith Weavers" and "Uncommon Life" youth groups meet at 7 p.m. All articles for the January church newsletter are due in the office by Monday.
The Fitness Club exercises at 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday in the Brick Coffee House. Prayer Watch is at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Adult bells rehearse at 6 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday."Victory Over Darkness" Discussion Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The Romans 12:2 Junior High Group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Dowdy Home. Senior choir rehearses at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Parishioners are asked to bring nonperishable food items during the month of January for competition with the other local churches in "Souper Bowl" to benefit the Berlin Food Pantry.
Those wishing to join the Berlin Brethren Church Connection Team should contact Doug Vance at 814-267-5007.
Questions regarding church activities should be directed to the church office at 814-267-3863. Additional information can be found on the church website at www.berlinbrethren.com.
Liturgy of Holy Communion worship services will be at Friedens Lutheran 6 at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday church school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m.
The adults will begin a four-week study entitled "Learning to Walk by Faith." There will be a catechetics workshop at 6 p.m., followed by middle school youth group.
Friedens Lutheran is along Route 281. For more information, contact the church office at 814-445-4627.
The Geiger Church meets at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday for Bible study. There are classes for all ages. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Gerald Deffenbaugh will bring the morning message. Barb Gardner will tell the children's story.
Monday the flower committee meets at 7 p.m. to reorganize.
Wednesday will be quilting all day. The children's choir practice at 6:30 p.m. The church choir practices at 7:15 p.m.
Geiger Church is 2 1/2 miles north of Somerset, just off of Route 281, in the village of Geiger.
Beulah United Methodist Church is at 433 Bicycle Road, Friedens. Sunday school for all ages start at 9:30 a.m. Worship for this Christmas Sunday will be at 10:45 a.m. and the Rev. Brown will be preaching on "The Epiphany Message — Light Has Come!"
The United Methodist Women meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Beulah Church is handicapped accessible under its new carport.
Maple Spring COB
The Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple, the Rev. Guy Myers will speak on "Five Smooth Stones Giant Slayers Need," with Scripture from I Samuel 17:32-40 at the 10:45 a.m. service.
Children's church (preschool-grade 6) is available.
9:40 a.m. Sunday school hour available for all ages.
6:30 to 8 p.m. Kidz Klub for kids in grades K through 6
6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday Nite Youth
For more info about Maple Spring COB, go to www.maplespringcob.org.
Amity United Church of Christ in Meyersdale lists its schedule for the week starting today:
Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10:25 a.m. worship service (Epiphany/Communion)
Monday: 10 a.m. to noon "The Incredible Years" Parent Class for Child Social Skills and Problem Solving (sponsored by Salisbury Family Center) continues today and Jan. 14, 21 and 28 in Amity Hall
Tuesday: Bible studies canceled until Jan. 15; 7 p.m. adult choir rehearsals resume for the new year
Thursday: Lunch Bunch Bible study canceled until Jan. 17; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Girl Scouts (Brownies) in the primary classroom
Berlin Trinity UCC
Berlin's Trinity UCC Sunday school is held at 9:30 a.m. and the worship service is at 10:40 a.m. This week the Rev. Frank Demmy's message will be "How Wise Were the Wise Men?" Installation of Elders and Deacons will take place during the service.
This coming week's activities include: Sunday at 6 p.m. confirmation class; Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. TUCC Ringers practice and 7:30 p.m. chancel choir rehearsal.
In support of the Berlin Food Pantry, Trinity UCC will be competing in the annual "Souper Bowl," beginning in January. Food items and monetary donations will be collected during the entire month.
Shut-ins who would like to receive CDs of the worship service or anyone in need of transportation can call 814-267-3234.
For more details about TUCC events, call the church office between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. weekdays at 814-267-3234.
Laurel Trinity Lutheran
Sunday: Epiphany of our Lord, 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. Holy Communion, the Rev. Traci Bowman officiating, 10 a.m. Sunday church school for all ages
Monday: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (M-F) Little Angels Daycare, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preschool II (Monday and Wednesday)
Tuesday: 8 a.m. Work on annual report (Tuesday and Wednesday), 9 to 11:30 a.m. Preschool I (Tuesday and Thursday), noon Sharing our Sorrows meet at Gourmet Buffet in Somerset, 6 p.m. bowling and Cub Scouts
Wednesday: 9 a.m. WIC Clinic, 9 a.m. Knotty women meet to sew, 6 p.m. choir practice
Thursday: 7 p.m. church council meeting
Friday: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Preschool II
For more information, contact the church office 814- 629-9288.
Trinity Lutheran, Somerset
Worship services will be held at 7:30 a.m .tomorrow in the chapel and 10 a.m. in the nave, both with Holy Communion. Sunday school begins at 8:45 a.m. The TLC choir will rehearse after the 10 a.m. service. There will also be a healing service with Communion at 4 p.m. in the chapel.
The Monday morning Bible study will be held at 10:15 a.m.
The men's group gathers at 9 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald's for coffee and fellowship. At 6:30 p.m., the property committee meets.
The food pantry will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. At 7 p.m., the Mary and Marthas study group will gather in the Adult III room.
The Christadelphians meet at 176 Beckner Lane, Boswell. On Sundays they have a 10 a.m. Bible study class and an 11 a.m. memorial meeting. For directions call 814-629-5289.
St. Paul's UCC
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 202 W. Union St. in Somerset, this Sunday celebrates Epiphany. Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. J. Matthew Deal's sermon is "The Outsiders." They will observe the coming of the Magi with Holy Communion. New church council members will also be installed during worship.
Sunday school begins at 10:45 a.m. The chancel choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Quilters and Knotters meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. St. Paul's mission offering for January is the SAM Van.
For those who need transportation assistance to a church event, call the church office at 814-445-4534. Visit the church website to keep up with upcoming events at www.stpaulsuccsomerset.org.
New series Questions and Answers starts this Sunday with Chuck Hildbold's message "Is the Bible Really True?" based on 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Communion will be observed in both traditional worship with the anthem choir at 9 a.m., and in contemporary worship with the band at 11:10 a.m. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.
Paper products will be collected Sunday morning for the Helping Hands Food Pantry in Boswell.
Prayer Shawl knitters and crocheters tea today 2 p.m., church council 7 p.m. Monday, Parsonage Dinner for January celebrants 6 p.m. Thursday, Losing to Live 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The church is just east of the traffic light in Jennerstown and is handicapped accessible. For more information, call the church office 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 814-629-7430, or visit the website, www.jennerstownumc.org.
Faith Lutheran Church
Sunday's service will be at 9 a.m. observing the Epiphany of our Lord with Communion under the leadership of the Rev. Ardelle Mason. Sunday school begins at 10:30 a.m. The "18-30" Crowd meets at 10:30 a.m.
Committee Night will be at 7 p.m. Monday. Adult bell practices at 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by choir practice at 7:30 p.m. Council meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Faith Lutheran Church is at 6567 Glades Pike, three miles east along Route 31 in the Village of Wills. The church office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For those with questions regarding events or the ministries of the church, call the church office at 814-443-3179 during office hours. It has easy access for the physically challenged. The website is www.faithlutheransomerset.org or email email@example.com.
St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2081 Husband Road, Somerset:
Sunday: 8:15 a.m. morning prayer; 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages; 10 a.m. Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ-Holy Eucharist service with prayer and annoiting for healing immediately following service followed by coffee hour.
Weekday prayer schedule details to be announced in new year.
Tuesday: 7 p.m. ECW (Episcopal Church Women) meeting in parish hall.
Wednesday: Choir practice as announced
Thursday: 6:30 p.m. vestry meeting
Somerset First United Methodist Church Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. followed by traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m. The sanctuary is handicapped accessible with a modern nursery and a junior church program.
Tomorrow the Rev. Dale Shunk will preach a message "The Fall: Eyes wide open" as part of a 100-day Bible reading challenge for 2013. All church leaders should be in attendance as for being dedicated for spiritual ministry in 2013.
Immediately after church the outreach committee will meet to plan the Jan. 14 free community meal. Sunday at 2:22 p.m. the Rev. Shunk will share in an informal worship time at the Somerset Towers.
On Monday at 7 p.m. the trustees will meet. Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. is Followers Prime Time for children ages 5–12 years taught by lead teacher Patty McCall. Wednesday at 7 p.m. is choir practice. Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. is Losing to Live weight loss competition meeting time.
Friday at 7 p.m. is Bible study led by David and Patty McCall at First Church. For those with prayer needs, call in concerns to 814-445-5736 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.