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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. ...

AREA CHURCH BRIEFS LISTED

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 ...

COMING EVENTS IN AREA CHURCHES

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

The two trees of the Garden of Eden

We all know the story of the Garden of Eden and how the serpent tempted Eve to eat of the fruit of the forbidden tree (Genesis chapter 3). We also recall how Eve ate the fruit and invited Adam to do the same. That tree was the “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.” In choosing to eat ...

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Trinity at Bellefonte marking 200 years BELLEFONTE — This year, Trinity United Methodist Church will be celebrating its 200th year as a congregation, with special events throughout 2017. The opening event will be held tomorrow starting at 9:15 a.m. The Penn State Brass Quintet will play, ...

COMING EVENTS IN AREA CHURCHES

SUNDAY ST. JOHN LUTHERAN, Booneville — Soup and sandwich meal following worship. Not the change in date.

Carry Christmas with you every day

For most of us, I suspect that the Christmas presents are unwrapped, the family has gone home, maybe the tree has even been taken down. The red kettles and bell ringers have left their posts outside of stores. Christmas Day has come and gone, but one thing remains – the constant need in our ...

New Year’s services listed

Churches that have announced special New Year’s services include River of Life Fellowship which meets in the synagogue building on East Church Street, Lock Haven. A New Year worship service with Communion is planned there at 10 a.m. Sunday. Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church in Mill Hall ...

New Year’s services listed

Churches that have announced special New Year’s services include River of Life Fellowship which meets in the synagogue building on East Church Street, Lock Haven. A New Year worship service with Communion is planned there at 10 a.m. Sunday. Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church in Mill Hall ...

COMING EVENTS IN AREA CHURCHES

FRIDAY UNITED EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, Lock Haven — Holy Communion service for Epiphany, noon in first-floor chapel. SUNDAY, JAN. 8 ST. JOHN LUTHERAN, Booneville — Soup and sandwich meal following worship. Not the change in date.

COMING EVENTS IN AREA CHURCHES

FRIDAY UNITED EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, Lock Haven — Holy Communion service for Epiphany, noon in first-floor chapel. SUNDAY, JAN. 8 ST. JOHN LUTHERAN, Booneville — Soup and sandwich meal following worship. Not the change in date.

Carry Christmas with you every day

For most of us, I suspect that the Christmas presents are unwrapped, the family has gone home, maybe the tree has even been taken down. The red kettles and bell ringers have left their posts outside of stores. Christmas Day has come and gone, but one thing remains – the constant need in our ...

We will never forget

This headline conjures up the battle cry of 911 following the attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and other potential targets that were not damaged owing to the courage of the passengers on Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, as well as the actions taken by the nation’s air ...

Christmas services at area churches

Area churches have announced their special services for Christmas Eve which is next Saturday and Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25. CHRISTMAS EVE r Antes Fort United Methodist Church — 10  p.m. Candle lighting Service. r Avis United Methodist — Family-friendly service at 7 p.m. when ...

Christmas comfort in sorrow

My daughter had a really bad day a couple of weeks ago. She had grown quite close to a baby who was staying with us for a few weeks. She loved holding him and giving him his bottle. Occasionally, she even would change his diaper. It came time for him to go home. Even though she knew his ...

COMING EVENTS IN AREA CHURCHES

SUNDAY PINE RUN UNITED METHODIST, Linden — Christmas cantata, 8:45 a.m. Information: 570-398-1100. MARSH CREEK BRETHREN IN CHRIST CHURCH, Howard — “Christmas Eve Traditions” concert with Devine Family, 9 a.m. Information: 814-625-3544 or marshcreekbic@centurylink.net. HOWARD ...

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SV church plans special service Friday EASTVILLE — A Christmas play and candlelight Communion service will take place at the Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren on Friday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m., with Pastor Kenneth Geisewite officiating. Woolrich sets Blue Christmas and combined ...

The preaching of the cross

1 Corinthians 1:18-21 says, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.’ Where is the wise? ...