Religion

Shrove Tuesday dinners, Ash Wednesday services listed

Ash Wednesday is a solemn day that begins the church season of Lent, leading up to a joyful Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday falls on March 1 this year. Local churches are continuing the tradition of celebrating Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, with dinners the evening before Lent begins. Dinners ...

God’s job, not ours

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.” — Colossians 2:6 This text is one of those overwhelming passages that lays strong claim on our lives. The high question of the conduct of the Christian life is ever before us. There must be a life “so lived” ...

Liberty Baptist invites everyone to FamBlitz Live

BLANCHARD — With lights, fog, a unique soundtrack and lots of action, FamBlitz Live comes to Liberty Baptist Church on Saturday, March 11 at 6 p.m. A shared family experience produced by Roger Fields, FamBlitz Live is a fast-paced high-octane event for the whole family. Families will ...

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Holy Spirit Parish lists Lenten programs LOCK HAVEN — Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish observes Lent each year as a time to fast, give, prepare and pray. Among the many Lenten opportunities at the two churches in the parish are weekly Stations of the Cross, a chance for parishioners to ...

Valentine’s Day… the real story

Flowers, candy, red hearts and romance… that’s what Valentine’s Day is all about, right? Well, maybe not. The origin of this holiday for the expression of love really isn’t romantic at all — at least not in the traditional sense. St. Valentine was a Roman priest at a time when ...

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Covenant offers coffee fellowship LOCK HAVEN — Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., is now holding a coffee fellowship after worship, around 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Worship begins at 9 a.m., and the church is handicap-accessible. St. John plans Shrove Tuesday ...

Move from the shade into the sun

In our neck of the woods our current weather expectations include snow, ice and freezing rain or sleet, along with cold temps. Our weather forecasters warn us of approaching dangerous storms so we can prepare. Recently, after a snowy, icy, freezing rain experience, I moved my car out from the ...

Flemington First Church to show movie

FLEMINGTON — The movie “War Room” will be shown this coming Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Flemington First Church of Christ. From the creators of “Fireproof” and “Courageous,” the film is rated PG and was released in 2015. Based on the theme “prayer is a powerful weapon,” the movie ...

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SUNDAY HOWARD CHRISTIAN CHURCH — Julie Nevel in concert 10 a.m., followed by all-church Sweetheart Dinner. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN, Mill Hall — Congregational meeting following the service; potluck luncheon following the meeting.

Dresses

Dresses for girls around the world

PHOTO PROVIDED Rev. Tanya A. Heatwole, pastor of Faith United Methodist Church in Castanea, recently blessed dresses made by the ladies of the church. The ladies chose “Dress A Girl Around the World” as their missions project and used the gift of fabrics given to them by Kate Heffron’s ...

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Howard church to host Julie Nevel HOWARD — Julie Nevel will be in concert at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at Howard Christian Church. She is an independent Christian artist based in Harrisburg, and last year marked 28 years as a worship leader, singer/songwriter, performer and pianist. She ...

‘I believe; help my unbelief!’

We so often speak about faith as something you have or don’t have, that we fail to consider faith as something growing within us, that mustard seed sprouting up. In St. Mark’s gospel (Chapter 9: verses 14-29) we read how after Jesus came down from the Mount of the Transfiguration, he ...

All things are new when you put God first

I love the beginning of a New Year. It symbolizes a fresh start, a do-over, and another chance.  I guess I could say I really like “new.” The first day of school, starting a new book, watching a new movie, starting a new Bible study. And I love claiming New Year’s resolutions. I make ...

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Missionaries to Navajo Nation to speak MARSH CREEK — Serving the people of the Navajo Nation for 40 years, Ben and Eunice Stoner with Brethren in Christ World Missions will speak at Marsh Creek Brethren in Christ Church on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will follow the ...

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SUNDAY UNITED EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, Lock Haven — Annual congregational meeting 10:15 a.m., following the service.

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Chiz Rider, well known in this area for his trumpet playing ministry, will present a concert Sunday at 10 a.m. at Beech Creek Wesleyan Church.

BC Wesleyan to host Chiz Rider

BEECH CREEK — Beech Creek Wesleyan Church will host Chiz Rider in concert Sunday at 10 a.m. Chiz is an accomplished trumpet player and performs more than 250 concerts annually throughout North America as well as several international tours. He has performed with such popular Christian ...

A light has dawned

“When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali — to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah: ‘Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to ...

Pastors to present concert Jan. 26

McELHATTAN — The Chi Rho Singers will present an evening of music at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at McElhattan United Methodist Church, 502 McElhattan Drive. This choir of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church includes approximately 35 pastors under the direction of Rev. ...

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Sight & Sound trip open to all BLANCHARD — Liberty Baptist Church plans a trip Saturday, April 1 to Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster to see “Jonah” and is opening up bus seats to people from other congregations. The cost includes a ticket for a floor seat for the 3 ...

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SUNDAY LAMAR UNITED METHODIST — Christians with Rhythm presenting their Christmas cantata, 4 p.m., with refreshments following.