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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 ...

Vatican: Assisted suicide, euthanasia ‘intrinsically evil’

ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Sept. 22 reaffirmed its stance that euthanasia and assisted suicide are “intrinsically evil,” and told priests they should minister to those contemplating such deaths to try to change their minds but shouldn’t be present at the end if they don’t. The ...

First Baptist to host special speaker

MIFFLINTOWN — First Baptist Church of Mifflintown will host a special outreach service featuring testimony by Stephen Willeford. The testimony will be heard at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. Known as “The Barefoot Defender,” Willeford recalled hearing gun shots from his home on Nov. 4, ...

Heartbeat banquet slated for Oct. 24

NEWPORT — Heartbeat Community Services Inc. will hold its Annual Fall Banquet at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Family Life Center, 27 West Shortcut Road, Newport. Hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Kate Goehringer area director for Young Life in Dauphin ...

Are you sure?

The issue throughout the epistle of I John is the assurance of salvation. John says over and over I want you to know, I want you to be sure, I want you to have joy and knowing that you have eternal life is necessary to have joy. Being sure of your salvation is spiritual reality that we ...

Inquiries to the Catholic faith welcomed

LEWISTOWN — Those interested in exploring the Catholic Church are invited to contact the Rev. William Weary, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Lewistown and St. Jude Thaddeus Church, Mifflintown at (717) 242-2781 or frweary@sacredheartlewistown.com. The first step in this spiritual ...

Remember Corinthians 13: Love is patient, love is kind

These three things will last forever — faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 My favorite number has always been 13. My birthday is on a 13th. Our sons, as young ball players, always chose 13 as the number on their uniforms, because it was mom’s ...

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 ...

Kish Valley welcomes new pastor

REEDSVILLE — Since taking on his position as pastor at Kish Valley Grace Brethren, Luke Shinskie has had a number of people comment that it was “quite the time to become a pastor.” “I often have replied, ‘I didn’t pick the time, God picked the time.’” Shinskie was voted into ...

Christ’s search and rescue: Revelation

“Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come . . . and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood . . .” Revelation ...