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Religion Briefs

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 ...

Communion ritual unchanged in Orthodox Church, despite virus

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — One by one, the children and adults line up for the centuries-old ritual of Holy Communion, trying to keep a proper social distance. The priest dips a spoon into the chalice of bread and wine, which the faithful believe is the body and blood of Christ, and puts it into ...

God has a special role for you

Assuredly I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. Matthew 11:11 For years I have heard people say that John the Baptist was the greatest prophet that ever lived. Is that ...

God loves us, through the fog of depression

Let’s get real. I struggle with depression. I am not ashamed of it, nor do I try to hide it from others. Honestly, being open about my mental health struggles enables me to relate to people with deeper compassion. I learned first-hand how God can take what is intended for harm to bring ...

Where is your focus during a time of trouble?

Praying for all of those in the medical field, food industry, those working in pharmacies, all the faithful truck drivers transporting food and supplies and for all of the first responders and our leaders who have many crucial decisions to make — and many others would be a great focus in ...

Religion Calendar

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 ...

Four roommates of different faiths face pandemic together

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Hadar Cohen, Ala’ Khan, Maya Mansour and Jonathan Simcosky arrived as strangers, ready to embark on a new interfaith journey. The four roommates moved into a five-bedroom, five-bath house in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood earlier this year. They come from ...

The God who stays

Good morning, friends. May I just start out by saying that I pray you will still call me your friend after I write today — so many random thoughts racing through my mind this morning, and so, I write. During the night, every time I awoke, Matthew West’s recent song, “The God Who ...

Applying biblical principles to hard work

For Mordecai was — seeking the good of his people and speaking peace to all his kindred. Esther 10:3 In I Thessalonians 4:11 we read, “that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.” When I was growing up, the ...

Always anchor yourself in unchanging values

Question: It’s apparent that some people seem to be handling the recent societal upheaval better than others. Whatever it is they have, I want it. Do you have any thoughts? Jim: Let me start with a hometown illustration. If you visit Colorado Springs and ask for directions, there’s a ...