Religion

Come together in prayer

LEWISTOWN — In view of recent events, Lewistown Presbyterian Church will host a Prayer Vigil for Racial Reconciliation at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the church. Speakers during the event, which is sponsored by the Lewistown Ministerium, will include the host pastor, Rev. Jim Thomas, and the Rev. ...

Thoughts about money

Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a two-part series written by the Rev. Dr. James Barnes. The second half will be published in the Saturday, Aug. 24 edition of The Sentinel. ¯¯¯ There are about 40 parables that our Lord gave in the gospels. Parables were designed to hide ...

Pastor Carla Volland gains US citizenship

Submitted by Sharon Wilson REEDSVILLE — Pastor Carla Volland, of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Reedsville, became an American citizen on Aug. 4. She took her Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the United States Department of Homeland Security in Philadelphia. Her ...

Religion calendar

Editor’s note: To submit a nonprofit announcement to The Sentinel’s Religion section, contact Julianne Cahill at 248-6741 or by email at jcahill@lewistownsentinel. com. Items also may be faxed to 248-3481 or sent to The Sentinel, 352 Sixth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. Items should arrive to ...

Camp Mount Luther ends summer season

MIFFLINBURG — Camp Mount Luther recently ended its summer camping season. More than 650 participants took part in programs during the eight-week session. Before campers arrived, staff participated in two weeks of intense training. Upper Susquehanna Synod Bishop Barbara Collins installed ...

Wait on God

Good morning, friends. It’s been awhile, huh? Duties call, life passes quickly ... but not so quickly when I was standing at the edge of that corn field this morning, just waiting ... again ... for Levi. I’ve written about our beloved beagle before, remember? Remember when he ran off into ...

Vacation Bible School

The Sentinel invites area churches to submit announcements for Vacation Bible School. Send information to Julianne Cahill, religion editor, at jcahill@lewistownsentinel.com or call 248-6741, ext. 117. ¯¯¯ ¯Salvation Army of Lewistown — 6-8 p.m. Aug. 14-18, “Hero Central,” at the ...

Religion calendar

Editor’s note: To submit a nonprofit announcement to The Sentinel’s Religion section, contact Julianne Cahill at 248-6741 or by email at jcahill@lewistownsentinel. com. Items also may be faxed to 248-3481 or sent to The Sentinel, 352 Sixth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. Items should arrive to ...

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER
The former Derry Elementary School gymnasium is being transformed into Centre Union Church’s new sanctuary. The pastor hopes the church is using the facility full time by Thanksgiving.

Work in progress

YEAGERTOWN — The Lewistown church that is renovating the former Derry Elementary School in Yeagertown is making progress this summer. Centre Union Church currently exists along Caldwell Hill Road. The congregation is working its way into its new location at the former elementary ...

From a woman of sorrows

The story of Jacob’s marital trials resonated with me as a youth. The romance begins when boy (on the run from a vengeful brother who wanted to kill him) meets girl and wants her. Rachel was, Scripture pointedly notes, “beautiful of form and face.” So destiny forms in time with the ...