Religion

Local church hosts unique nativity

Many of us are familiar with the beloved Christmas carol “Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem.” “O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting light The hopes and fears ...

Who am I?

When you think of Christmas, you think of a baby being born. When you think of a birth of a baby, you think of a beginning, for life begins when a baby is born. And there is a sense in which that is true. The baby born in Bethlehem was a beginning. It was the beginning of the incarnate God ...

Pastor hopes for more community involvement

MIFFLINTOWN — A new pastor at New Life Assembly Church of God hopes to make the church the focal point of the community. Pastor Jeffrey Henry‘s first service was Dec. 2 and has already broadened the church’s online presence, by beginning to add a website and social media pages. “Our ...

If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God

Editor’s note: This is the 12th installment of a series by Lyndon Stimeling that will run each week. I Peter 4:11 In some previous articles we considered the teaching of Christ concerning legalism; we also looked at the living example of Christ as He reacted to and dealt with legalism. ...

Conference gathers ministry professionals

MIFFLINBURG— Under the theme, “Good Works in Grace Spurred in Love,” the full-time director from Camp Mount Luther recently attended the annual Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Conference. The event was held at the T Bar M Retreat Center in New Braunfels, Texas, in early November. Director ...

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Spring Run celebrates Jesus’ birth

McVEYTOWN — Spring Run Church of the Brethren is teaching kids the true meaning of Christmas in a unique way. They are holding a birthday party for Jesus Christ. “We want them to understand what Christmas is about,” said Tangeline Sechrist, chair of the church’s Christian education ...

Celebrating 45 years

Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown, celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Rev. Kenneth Longfield’s ordination on Sunday, Nov. 18. Kenneth Longfield was born in 1946 to Mildred and Oswald Longfield in Englewood, New Jersey. He was baptized at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran ...

From flatlined to fired up

“I lie in the dust; revive me by your word.” Psalms 119:25 NLT In order to be revived by His word, we must first admit that we are dead in the dust without it. Without the words of life, without God’s voice speaking life to us, spiritually flat lining is inevitable. Jesus doesn’t want ...

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Editor’s note: To submit a nonprofit announcement to The Sentinel’s Religion section, contact Erin Thompson at (717) 248-6741 or by email at ethompson@lewistownsentinel.com. Items also may be faxed to (717) 248-3481 or sent to The Sentinel, 352 Sixth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. Items ...