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Reformation recital slated Oct. 31

Religion

LEWISTOWN — The 31st annual Reformation Recital will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lewistown. The recital celebrates the 504th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and pays tribute to Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses to the Catholic church in ...

Persecution will come

Religion

Last week I received an email from a good friend in upstate New York. He was asking for prayer for a friend who works at a university in the South. It would seem as though the “powers that be” in the university have set to work firing anyone who claims the name of Christ. I responded ...

3 years after Pittsburgh synagogue attack, trial ahead

Religion

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the three-year mark since the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue approaches, survivors are planning now-familiar annual rituals of remembrance, the criminal case involving the suspect plods on, and the site is in line for restoration. The landmark synagogue in ...

Have you lifted your hand in service to the Lord?

Religion

Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. Genesis 14:18 Who was this guy called Melchizedek, priest of God Most High? The one who set wine and bread before Abram and the king of Sodom. He also blessed Abram and made sure he realized that ...

Healing, hope and a place to call home

Religion

Despite our differences, and thank goodness for them, there’s also an incredible constant within all of us. We all need healing (of our brokenness), we all need hope (especially in the crazy times in which we live) and we all need a place to call home, a place to pull away from ...

Forecasters probe for possible tornadoes in Pennsylvania, Ohio

PA News

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Weather Service on Friday planned to survey damage to determine whether tornadoes touched down as storms swept across parts of western Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio. Radar data in Pennsylvania on Thursday night indicated three twisters swirled near Mt. Nebo ...