Religion calendar

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Prayer breakfasts held in Lewistown

LEWISTOWN — The United Methodist Men of Mifflin County have announced the schedule for the Lenten Prayer Breakfasts. All begin at 7:30 a.m. Information: (717) 242-8718.

¯April 20 — Granville United Methodist Church, Granville

¯May 4 — Trinity United Methodist Church, S. Main St., Lewistown — Women’s appreciation breakfast.

Men’s prayer

breakfast planned

PORT ROYAL — A mens prayer breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. April 20. The Rev. Ken Hepner, of Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ. The meal will be served at the Port Royal community building, 212 4th St.

Easter service

features speaker

ALLENSVILLE — Beth-El Mennonite Church will host an Easter service at 9 a.m. Saturday and 9:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Bro. Calvin Horst, of Virginia.

Easter services held at Aldersgate

MIFFLINTOWN — Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown, will host the following Easter events:

¯April 20 — noon, scripture lunch and movie: “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone”

¯April 20 — 6 p.m. Movie: “Risen”

¯April 21 — 10 a.m. combined worship service

Wesley Chapel to host Easter service

LEWISTOWN — Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 1715 Lockport Road will host its Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m.

Easter services scheduled in Belleville

BELLEVILLE — Watts Memorial United Methodist Church, 16 Walnut St., will hold its Easter service with communion at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Walnut Street UMC hosts special service

BURNHAM — Walnut Street United Methodist Church in Burnham will host a special service at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Trinity Lutheran to host Easter services

McCLURE — Trinity Lutheran Church, 6 W. Specht St., will hold an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. at McClure Community Park. Easter worship with holy communion will be held at 10:30 a.m.

Trinity UMC hosts Easter services

LEWISTOWN — Trinity United Methodist Church will host a sunrise service and breakfast at 6:30 a.m. on Easter. A 10:30 a.m. worship service will also be held.

Cantata performed at Strodes Mills Baptist

LEWISTOWN — The Strodes Mills Baptist Church of Lewistown will present the cantata, “Hope in the Shadows: Christ’s Journey to the Cross,” at 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday. Information: (717) 248-9484.

Contemporary music at Milroy Alliance

MILROY — A service at Milroy Christian and Missionary Alliance Church will begin with a free community breakfast at 9 a.m. Worship begins at 10 a.m.

Special service held in McAlisterville

McALISTERVILLE — “Sonrise” service will be held at 7 a.m. April 21 at Stony Run Mission, 2825 Evendale Hill Road, with Danny Stouffer sharing.

An Easter service will be held at 9:15 a.m. with the children sharing a short cantata and Bernard Carpenter sharing a message.

Combined Easter service planned

LEWISTOWN — Grove Memorial United Methodist, 611 S. Main St., will host a combined Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. with Lake Park United Methodist Church and Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church. Breakfast will follow. A regular Easter service will be held at 9:45 a.m.

McVeytown UMC to host Easter services

McVEYTOWN — A sunrise celebration will be held at 6:30 a.m. at McVeytown United Methodist Church, 3 S. Queen St. Those in attendance will witness as light streams in to the day, reminding us of the return of Jesus’ light to the world. After a time of worship, there will be light refreshments and fellowship.

At 9:20 a.m., “Jesus Saves” Easter Cantata will be held during worship. The McVeytown UMC adult choir will present this selection to declare the risen savior as part of its Easter celebration. Information: (717) 899-7866.

Churches host Easter services

Easter services are scheduled for the following times:

¯Milroy United Methodist Church — Sunrise service, 6:30 a.m., followed by breakfast in the back parking lot of the church. Bring lawn chairs. If it rains, the service will be held inside. Breakfast will be offered after worship.

¯Reedsville United Methodist Church worship — 8:30 a.m.

¯Church Hill United Methodist Church worship — 10 a.m.

First Baptist hosts Easter services

MIFFLINTOWN — First Baptist Church of Juniata County, 23964 Route 35 N., Mifflintown, will host the following on Easter: 7 a.m., Sunrise service; 8 a.m., breakfast; 9:30 a.m., Easter Cantata “Amazing Love, How Can It Be”

There will be no 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. service, Sunday school or evening service on Easter.

Pine Glen to host Easter service

LEWISTOWN — Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, 61 Pine Glen Road, Lewistown, will hold its Easter service at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Randy Fiske.

Special guest to speak at Schrader UMC

REEDSVILLE — Schrader United Methodist Church, 1590 Honey Creek Road, Reedsville, will celebrate our Risen Savior at 8:30 a.m. on Easter with guest speaker Mike Bailey, along with special music by Wes and Verna Clemmer.

April delicious dinner offered in Milroy

MILROY — Salem United Methodist Church, New Lancaster Valley Road, will serve chicken and waffles during its April delicious dinner 5-7 p.m. April 24. Cost for adults is $8, children 5-11 is $4 and children under 4 are free.

Valley View hosts Sunrise service

BELLEVILLE — The Easter sunrise service on Jacks Mountain will begin at 6:30 a.m. The speaker is Chaplain Vaughn Kanagy, of Valley View Retirement Community. There will also be special music. Information/directions: (717) 436-8010.

Messiah Lutheran holds Easter service

MIFFLINTOWN — Messiah Lutheran Church will hold Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. A youth Easter egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be led by lay worship leader Sam Leister. There will be Junior Church and a children’s sermon.

Special service held April 28

McALISTERVLLE — Joel Hess will share during the 6 p.m. April 28 service at Stony Run Mission, 2925 Evendale Hill Road.

Windy Hill to host hymn sing

BURNHAM — Windy Hill Bible Church will host its monthly hymn sing at 6 p.m. April 28 with fellowship and snacks to follow.

Church to host Spring Rally Day

PAINTERSVILLE — Paintersville Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 3195 Back Maitland Road, is having Spring Rally Day services at 10:10 a.m. April 28 with special music by Randy French and children’s ministry by Carrie Miller. The Rev. Richard Jenk, of Butler, will preach in the morning. Jenks will also preach at 7 p.m. April 29-May 1. Information: (717)543-5249.

Revival services held in Lewistown

LEWISTOWN — God’s Missionary Church, 1107 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, will host revival services April 30-May 3 with The Rev. Darvin Donahey. Weeknight services will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday School will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship will be held at 10:45 a.m. and a Sunday evening service will be held at 6 p.m. Evangelists and singers The Rev. and Mrs. John Zechman, of Beavertown will perform.

Juniata Mennonite School to host supper

MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata Mennonite School will hold a ham supper 2-7 p.m., May 3, at Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, 287 Deerville Road, Mifflintown. Purchase tickets or walk-ins welcome.

Cookie sale benefits church improvements

REEDSVILLE — Reedsville United Methodist Church, 60 E. Logan St., will be selling raisin cookies to raise money for church improvements. The sale will be held at noon May 4. Cookies will be sold at $10 per dozen with a two dozen limit. Cookies are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No preorders.

Local pastors invited to submit messages

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 Erin Thompson at or (717) 248-6741, ext. 117. Sermons should be limited to 1,000 words; exceptions may be made at the editor’s discretion.