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Religion

Rehearsal

LEWISTOWN — The 29th annual Reformation Recital will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, with the prelude at 2:45 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lewistown. The recital, which features a variety of vocal and instrumental performances, is held every year on Reformation Sunday, the last ...

Blessings for the children

For many people, Mark 10:13-16 is often overlooked because it doesn’t seem to be that important. It is a passage in which Jesus is blessing the children. As you read the passage you will discover two principles: Children have a special place in the kingdom and the only way anyone can enter ...

With treatment, breast cancer no longer a death sentence

It is hard to believe that we are over halfway through October. The leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping lower at night, daylight is getting shorter. Color dominates the landscape with various shades of red, orange, purple, magenta, brown, yellow and ...pink? While nature displays ...

On presenting God’s word with accuracy

Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness with self control. I Timothy 2:15 I want to thank the people who have made a response to this column and the material I have tried to cover. I must make one slight correction to “The Redeemer at ...

Young couple can’t seem to find time for a date night

Question: With two young children in the house, my husband and I can barely remember “life before kids.” I mean, I wouldn’t trade our little ones for anything, but sometimes it’s hard to find even two minutes for a meaningful adult conversation, much less an actual date night. How does ...

Religion Calendar

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Heartbeat banquet focuses on awareness, set for Oct. 26

MILLERSTOWN — Heartbeat Community Services in Millerstown, Perry County is continuing the effort to “pass the torch” in regards to unplanned pregnancies and sexual integrity. Director Sue Spriggle said this year’s banquet is more about awareness than fundraising. The banquet will be ...

Abortion survivor to share her story at Crossroads banquet

BELLEVILLE — An abortion survivor will be the keynote speaker at Crossroads Pregnancy Center’s Annual Fundraising Banquet. Pro-Life Advocate Gianna Jessen will share her story of unspeakable challenges, which have led her to become an inspiration to others. The banquet will be held Oct. ...

‘Blessedness’ through ‘dishonest wealth’

Jesus said, “Make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.” (Lk 16:9) Why did Jesus call the wealth of the rich, “dishonest wealth”? Remember the Gospel story! (Lk 16:1-13) The steward was prudent for using his ...

Questioning ‘techniques’ used in offering the Gospel

We preach Christ crucified. I Corinthians 1:23 Does it really matter how we present the gospel, the good news? The more appealing we make it, the more response we will get, right? Isn’t the purpose of spreading the gospel to get results? Shouldn’t we get people involved in the church in ...