Weekly Lenten services listed

Communities in our region gather together for Lenten services and events during these weeks of preparation leading to Easter Sunday, April 1.


The Lord’s Prayer Community Lenten Service Series for United Methodist churches between Lock Haven and Jersey Shore, continues Sunday at 4 p.m. with Phelps Chapel United Methodist Church hosting.

Each week a pastor preaches from a portion of the Lord’s Prayer. Pastor Joe Hopkins brings the message tomorrow. Preachers rotate among the participating United Methodist clergy and the congregations of Farrandsville, Avis, Phelps Chapel, Woolrich, McElhattan, Liberty, Dunnstown, and Swissdale.

Locations rotate among the churches. Everyone is invited.



Lamar United Methodist Church hosts the Nittany Valley Fellowship services, Sundays at 7 p.m. Tomorrow, Trinity Reformed Church will present special music, and Clintondale United Methodist has the refreshments. Alan Hagen will give a monologue as “The Sneering Ruler,” and Dave Benner will portray Peter.

Glenda McMann is the organist for most of the services. This year, gluten-free wafers are available.

The offerings will be split between the local Red Cross offices for Centre and Clinton counties.



Liberty Baptist Church in Blanchard hosts next week’s community Lenten lunch at noon Wednesday, free and open to the public. Becca Melzer will be speaking.


Weekly sessions for Jersey Shore area Lutherans are offered Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and include soup, sandwiches and worship. St. John Lutheran Church hosts next week’s session. The theme this year is “Were you there?”


Christian Community Church in South Renovo will host the weekly community service Wednesday at 7 p.m., with Pastor Doug Conway speaking.


St. John’s United Church of Christ in Tylersville hosts next week’s Sugar Valley community service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Holy Spirit Parish has scheduled Masses for Lock Haven Catholic School at 9 am. Thursdays, March 1 and 15, in Immaculate Conception Church.

The parish and also St. Joseph Catholic Church in Renovo offer Stations of the Cross every week during Lent, on this schedule:

Tuesdays – 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Lock Haven.

Wednesdays — 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Renovo.

Fridays — 7 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish St. Agnes Church, Lock Haven.