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Highland Park church changes worship time

LEWISTOWN – Highland Park Presbyterian Church will permanently move worship time to 9:30 a.m. weekly on Sundays. Sunday School will be held at 10:45 a.m.

Men’s breakfasts to be held on Saturdays

PORT ROYAL – Port Royal Men’s Lenten Pray Breakfasts will be held at 7 a.m. weekly on Saturdays at the Port Royal Community Building. Breakfasts and speakers are set for the following dates:

Today – Ted Kepner, of TK Freedom;

April 12 – The Rev. John Gehman, of Lauvers Mennonite Church;

April 19 – The Rev. Casey Hostler, of Heaven Bound Church.

Local UMCs to hold prayer breakfasts

LEWISTOWN – The 2014 United Methodist Men’s Lenten Prayer Breakfasts will be held at 7:30 a.m. weekly. The schedule is as follows:

Today – Lake Park United Methodist Church, Lewistown;

April 12 – Granville United Methodist Church, Granville;

May 3 – 8 a.m., Women’s Appreciation Breakfast, Trinity United Methodist Church, Lewistown.

Call Randy Traxler at 242-8718 for more information.

Schreck to speak on autism, the church

LEWISTOWN – In conjunction with Autism Awareness month, Dr. Kimberly Anne Schreck will speak about the concerns that parents of autistic children have with the church. Schreck is scheduled to speak during services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Lewistown United Methodist Church. There will be an informal question and answer session immediately after the 8 a.m. service in Fellowship Hall.

Jacobs Brothers to present concert

THOMPSONTOWN – The Jacobs Brothers will present a concert at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Thompsontown Baptist Church, 269 Birch Drive, Thompsontown.

Thiel family set to perform in Reedsville

REEDSVILLE – The Thiel family, of Belleville, is scheduled to present an afternoon concert from 3-4 p.m. Sunday at East Kish Presbyterian Church, 100 Walnut St., Reedsville. Refreshments will be served. Call the Rev. Pat Roller at 667-6233 for more information.

Rev. Nick Smith to lead communion service

KELLERVILLE – The Rev. Nick Smith will lead worship with Holy Candlelight Communion at 6 p.m. Sunday at Stony Run Mission Church in Kellerville.

Mercy Road to give program in Lewistown

LEWISTOWN – Gospel Echoes’ Mercy Road will present a program at 7 p.m. Sunday at Mattawana Mennonite Church. An offering will be received.

Lenten services to feature music groups

BURNHAM – Lenten services will be held from March 9 to April 13 by the Burnham-Derry Ministerium. Services will be coffeehouse style and begin at 7 p.m. A collection will received by the ministerium to support various charities.

Musical guests and locations are scheduled as follows:

Sunday – B-D Area Bell Choirs at Maitland Church of the Brethren;

April 13 – Unusual Suspects at Ellen Chapel Church.

For more information, call LaVern Yutzy at 242-2893.

Community Lenten teas set for Port Royal

PORT ROYAL – The 2014 Port Royal Community Lenten Teas are scheduled to be hosted at 10 a.m. weekly on Tuesdays at Port Royal Presbyterian Church. The theme is “Going Deeper with Jesus: The Journey of Simon Peter.” The following speakers are scheduled:

Tuesday – Molly Kinney;

April 15 – Skip Kepner with the Rev. Crystel Lyde serving communion.

Grace UMC to host weekly Lenten teas

MEXICO – Grace United Methodist Church in Mexico is set to host Lenten teas from 10-11 a.m. weekly on Wednesdays. The theme is based on the study, “God’s Gift of Life.” The following speakers are scheduled:

Wednesday – “The Servant,” Grace Bair;

April 16 – “A Reading of the Will,” the Rev. Ken Kitzmiller.

Ministerium to host prayer luncheons

LEWISTOWN – The Lewistown Ministerium will hold a Lenten prayer luncheon at noon on Wednesday at Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St. The program will begin with a short prayer service and continue with homemade lunch, cooked and served by members of the congregation. The luncheon will last one hour and there is no cost.

Teas to be held in East Waterford

EAST WATERFORD – Lenten teas will be held at 9:30 a.m. weekly on Wednesdays at the East Waterford Presbyterian Church. The following guest speakers are scheduled:

Wednesday – Joanne McMullen;

April 14 – Dee Bell.

Passover Seder to be held at Turbett Grange

PORT ROYAL – A Passover Seder is set to be held at 6:30 p.m. April 11 at Turbett Grange on Route 333, approximately one mile outside of Port Royal. The Rev. Herb Kidd, of Orbisonia, will lead the meal.

Jewelry ministry to hold open house

BELLEVILLE – WORD on YOU will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church in Belleville. The ministry, led by Lynn Peachey and Nina Gunter, uses proceeds from the sale of handmade jewelry to provide a gift certificate for dinner to working mothers of preschool-age children. The event will feature spring, summer and vacation jewelry. Refreshments will be provided.

Easter celebration to be held in Millerstown

MILLERSTOWN – An Easter celebration is set for 1 p.m. April 12 at Millerstown United Methodist Church, at the corner of Greenwood and High streets in Millerstown. The event will include an Easter message, crafts and refreshments. Call 589-3565 for more information.

Sine Cera to perform at Richfield church

RICHFIELD – Local Christian rock band Sine Cera will perform at 9 a.m. April 13 at Richfield United Methodist Church, 90 Church St., Richfield.

Three music groups to sing April 13

KELLERVILLE – Jonathan Buchner and Chosen Road are scheduled to sing at 9:15 a.m. April 13 at Stony Run Mission in Kellerville. The Needham’s will sing at 6 p.m. the same day.

Easter service set for Grace Covenant

LEWISTOWN – Grace Covenant Church will host teacher and worship leader Dick Grout at 10 a.m. April 13. Grout is the director of the music department at Elim Bible Institute and is an accomplished Biblical teacher, musician, song-writer, author and administrator. Call 248-4579 or visit for more information. The church is located at 205 Washington Ave., Lewistown.

Needhams to sing at Stony Run church

KELLERVILLE – The Needhams will be singing at 6 p.m. April 13 at Stony Run Mission Church in Kellerville.

Rosedale Chorale to visit Locust Grove

BELLEVILLE – The 2014 Rosedale Chorale from Rosedale Bible College, directed by Kenneth D. Miller, will be in concert at 7 p.m. April 13 at Locust Grove Mennonite Church. The church is located at 3358 W. Main St., Belleville. Call 935-2164 for more information.

Allensville church to host spring cantata

ALLENSVILLE – A spring cantata will be presented by the Cumberland Valley Christian Choir at 7 p.m. April 13 at Allensville Mennonite Church, 1156 State Route 655 Belleville. An offering will be received to assist Royal Family Kids Camps.

Local hymn sings to benefit health clinic

BELLEVILLE – Big Valley Community Hymn Sings are scheduled to be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. The schedule is as follows:

April 13 – Valley View Amish Mennonite Church, 110 Applehouse Road, Belleville;

May 11 – Barrville Mennonite Church, 48 Barrville Mountain Road, Reedsville;

June 8 – University Mennonite Church, 1606 Norma St., State College.

An offering will be received for the Central Pennsylvania Clinic for Special Children and Adults. Donations are tax deductible and will be matched by the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Shared meal will begin service in Yeagertown

YEAGERTOWN – A Maundy Thursday service will begin with a shared tureen meal at 6 p.m. April 17 at Yeagertown United Methodist Church.

Special services set for Port Royal church

PORT ROYAL – Lenten and Holy Week services are set to be held at 7 p.m. April 17 and 18 at Port Royal Lutheran Church.

Church to host Maundy Thursday

SIGLERVILLE – A Maundy Thursday service is set for 7:30 p.m. April 17 at White Memorial Congregationalist Church. The church is located at 1198 Locke Mills Road, Siglerville.

Stations of the Cross set for Good Friday

LEWISTOWN – The annual Stations of the Cross service will be held at 11 a.m. April 18 at Sacred Heart Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown. The Crosswalk (the walking of a large cross through the streets) will be held after the service. Participants will stop to pray at different government and community agencies in downtown Lewistown.

Good Friday service set for Mountain View

REEDSVILLE – A Good Friday communion service is set for 7 p.m. April 18 at Mountain View Chapel in Reedsville.

Rev. Bailey to minister at Light Ministries

LEWISTOWN – The Rev. Gary Bailey, of Hyde, will minister at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 27 at Light Ministries Church, 181 Caldwell Hill Road, Lewistown. Bailey has traveled extensively in the U.S. and ministered the gospel around the world. An offering will be received. Light Ministries is associated with Rhema Bible Church in Tulsa, Okla.

Last Generation to sing at Stony Run

KELLERVILLE – Last Generation will be singing at 6 p.m. April 27 at Stony Run Mission in Kellerville.

Pastors invited to write columns

LEWISTOWN – The Sentinel invites area religious leaders to submit columns for “Professions of faith” in The Sentinel’s weekly religion section. Interested individuals may contact Julianne Cahill, religion editor, at or 248-6741, ext. 127. Sermons should be limited to 1,000 words; exceptions may be made at the editor’s discretion.