Religion

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Carl Geissinger, pastor of Barrville Mennonite Church, is pictured shearing a sheep.

Counting sheep

REEDSVILLE — Carl Geissinger knows much about pastoring and shearing sheep. Sometimes the two careers go hand in hand. Geissinger cited Isaiah 53:7, “He was beaten, he was tortured, but he didn’t say a word. Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered and like a sheep being sheared, he took ...

Thoughts on anxiety

An article in the New England Journal of Medicine states that 90 percent of all patients who see a physician have one common symptom, fear. Fear has become such a factor that it is often addressed at round table discussions on psychosomatic medicine. What do we fear? We fear the loss of a ...

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The Roman Jew Series: Volume 5

The fall has turned to winter, and just like the ancients, we have experienced the ”rebirth” of the invincible sun as the days begin to lengthen. Thanks to Emperor Constantine, we celebrated the birth of the Invincible Son on the same day as the Roman Festival celebrated Dec. 25. His new ...

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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 ...

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Port Royal Lutheran Church

‘One church, two campuses’

PORT ROYAL — The Port Royal Lutheran Parish is one unit, not two churches. Denominational churches often couple church families in neighboring areas and require them to share a pastor. Often times as years wear on, one church may face closure due to lack of growth, or a church may ...

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Pastor Charlie Hershberger

Parlor to pulpit: Pastor recalls years as funeral home director

PORT ROYAL — From the parlor to the pulpit, Charlie Hershberger  knows a little bit more about the life hereafter than the average pastor. At the very least, he can vouch for what happens to the body here on earth. Hershberger has been the pastor of the Port Royal Lutheran Parish since ...

Build endurance that will withstand the storms of life

The children’s song begins “the wise man built his house upon the rock.” This song was part of my childhood growing up in a Bible Church. I was blessed with parents who made sure I was exposed to the teaching of the Word of God on a regular basis. What a blessing to have had parents who ...

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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 ...

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John Pannizzo, right, Sacred Heart of Jesus School alumnus, high fives students during Catholic Schools Week at the school in Lewistown.

SHS students to celebrate faith

LEWISTOWN — Approximately 11,000 students are educated at Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Harrisburg. This week, Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Lewistown will join a national celebration of faith-based places of learning. Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday and continues ...