Weekly Lenten services listed

Communities in our region gather together for Lenten services and events during these weeks of preparation leading up 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 Woolrich Community United Methodist Church hosting.

Each week a pastor preaches from a portion of the Lord’s Prayer. Pastor Sharon Weaver brings the message tomorrow on the phrase “On Earth as it is in Heaven.” 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, Clintondale United Methodist has the Communion and the service, and Trinity Reformed has the refreshments. Pastor Frank Harpster will give a monologue as John, 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.



Faith Chapel United Methodist Church hosts next week’s community Lenten lunch, at noon Wednesday. The luncheon is free and open to the public. Pastor Alan Eckenrode will be speaking.


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


North Bend United Methodist Church will host the weekly community service, Wednesday at 7 p.m., with Martha Sykes speaking.


Loganton Wesleyan Church hosts next week’s Sugar Valley community service, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Catholic churches in Clinton County have scheduled penance services in the coming weeks. In keeping with the penitential spirit of Lent, parishioners gather to meditate on the Lord’s sufferings for their sins, confess their faults and seek God’s forgiveness.

Penance services are planned at 6:30 p.m. this coming Wednesday at St. Joseph Church in Renovo and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11 for Holy Spirit Parish at St. Agnes Church in Lock Haven.

The three churches also offer Stations of the Cross every week during Lent, on this schedule:

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

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

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