Religion

Pastor Barry Spencer to serve community

LEWISTOWN — Bethel AME Church in Lewistown welcomed Pastor Barry Spencer in November. Spencer is happy to lead a “loving church that loves people who have had challenges and disappointments.” He sees himself as simply a leader to help congregants and the community become holistic ...

Jesus Christ and the ‘gentiles’ of his time

Jesus lived his earthly life exactly how his Heavenly Father wanted him to live. “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work” said Jesus. (Jn 4:34) Therefore, in all the deeds and words of Jesus, we are able to feel his Heavenly Father and believe in him. Pope ...

Deceiving and being deceived, II Timothy 3:13b

Jacob is one of the most well known people of the Bible. The record of his birth and the story of his life are well covered in both the old and new testament. The account of him buying the birthright from Esau is of great importance and has a lesson for all of us to learn. Although the boys ...

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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 ...

Mifflintown church hires assistant pastor

MIFFLINTOWN — First Baptist Church in Mifflintown has named a new assistant pastor. Caleb Hanna and his wife Jenna joined the ministry team at First Baptist in January. Hanna fills the vacancy left by Phil Persing who left the area in the fall of 2017 to assume a military chaplain position ...

Serve it up

Sentinel photo by BRADLEY KREITZER Volunteers, from left, Ginger Best, Mary O’Day, Mary Tonge and Mary Miller serve food to Rick Charles March 8 during a Lenten meal at the Saint Jude Thaddeus Parish in Mifflintown. The church will continue to offer fish lenten dinners 4-7 p.m. Friday ...

A closer look at Exodus 20:7

Have you ever considered the importance of the Third Commandment? In the King James Version of the Bible, Exodus 20:7 states “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” This doesn’t just mean we ...

Help others by helping yourself

If you take care of a family member or loved one with a long-term medical condition, you might often put yourself last. It’s understandable. You want to make sure that the other person is always taken care of, especially if you feel you’re the only one who can really give them the help ...

On setting a good example for our children

Train up a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it.22:6 Most of us as Christian parents, want what is best for our children. That would include teaching them to know and apply the commandments God gave us in His word. The end goal should be that they (our ...