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Religion briefs

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 ...

Everyone can benefit from having gratitude

Question: I always struggle this time of year with the whole Thanksgiving thing. I know I should be more grateful than I am. How can I get a better handle on this? Jim: We could all use a little more gratitude. The good news is that more is available to all of us. We just have to choose to ...

Two COVID-19-ravaged churches take different recovery paths

NEW YORK (AP) — The paths of two New York City churches diverged this week — one reopened and one stayed closed. But they have shared a tragic fate, together losing at least 134 members of their mostly Hispanic congregations to the coronavirus. Saint Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in ...

Vacation Bible School

Editor’s note: To have your church’s Vacation Bible School event listed on the Religion page, email ethompson@lewistownsentinel.com Bunkertown Brethren Church Good News Lutheran Brethren, Niemonds Independent and Bunkertown Brethren will hold VBS with the theme “Mystery Island” at ...

Taking time to reflect on the love of God

Every Christian knows that love is important. The Scriptures are full of love verses and perhaps the most famous verse in the Bible, John 3:16, speaks to this. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” What ...

To know the lord, you must be born again

Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord. Proverbs 1:29 Adam and Eve were given a free will to choose. The results of their choice have been seen down through the sinful years of humanity. But how does that work, why were we affected by their decision to take the ...

Russian Orthodox church defrocks coronavirus-denying monk

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church last week defrocked a coronavirus-denying monk who has defied Kremlin lockdown orders and taken control of a monastery. A church panel in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg ruled to defrock Father Sergiy, who has attracted nationwide attention ...

Bishop Gainer announces round of clergy changes

HARRISBURG — Bishop Ronald Gainer, working closely with the Priest Personnel Board for the Diocese of Harrisburg, announced the following changes to clergy: ¯ The Rev. John B. Bateman — from assignment with the Archdiocese for the Military Services to Administrator of Assumption of the ...

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 ...

Vacation Bible school

Editor’s note: To have a Vacation Bible School event listed on the Religion page, email ethompson@lewistownsentinel.com Bunkertown Brethren Church Good News Lutheran Brethren, Niemonds Independent and Bunkertown Brethren will hold VBS with the theme “Mystery Island” at the Bunkertown ...