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Religion

Lifetime Messiah Lutheran member named vicar

MIFFLINTOWN — A lifetime member of Messiah Lutheran Church is working toward becoming an ordained minister. Sam Leister was recently selected to serve as the church’s vicar — a pastor in training — and will be presiding over the church’s services, funeral, baptisms and many other ...

Bitter or better, praise God

Today, friends, I am honestly at a loss as to what to say to some of you who are grieving right now. You want answers. You’re looking for direction. It’s a tragedy, what’s happening in your life today. I can’t tell you why. I can only tell you who. Who cares even more deeply than any ...

Newlyweds have different ideas on how to celebrate

Question: My new husband and I are excited for our first Christmas as a married couple. But we’re having differences of opinion over how we should celebrate. Is that normal? Jim: Christmas is an exciting time of year for most newlyweds. But transitioning from “his traditions” and ...

God is glorified through the lives of his Saints

What is man that You are mindful of him? Psalm 8:4 In his original state, man was made in the image of God. He was meant to bring glory unto his creator by showing forth the character of God through righteous living each day. Man was someone God could walk, talk and communicate with; they ...

A prayer for Mifflin and Juniata counties

Avinu Shebashamayim, our Father in heaven, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. In the name of Yeshua/Jesus who is the only way of salvation — thank you. Thank you for the beauty of our mountains, rivers and streams. Thank you for the abundance of wildlife in our beautiful area. Father, I ...

Religion Calendar

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Sending hope

THOMPSONTOWN — The Juniata Valley coordinators for the Operation Christmas Child Program have been working hard to make packing shoeboxes for children around the world a common theme each November in our area. Dave and Tina Goll have been serving as those coordinators based out of ...

Juniata County celebrates 25 years of Gift Sale

MIFFLINTOWN — An International Gifts Festival was first held in November 1995, when a group of ladies from the Juniata County area wanted to share their excitement about shopping Fair Trade through Ten Thousand Villages. Ten Thousand Villages was a program of Mennonite Central Committee, ...

A child who dies receives salvation at the point of death

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a three-part sermon by the Rev. Dr. James Barnes. The second part was published in the Oct. 27 edition of The Sentinel. If an infant dies, that state of grace allows that infant to be gathered safe in the arms of God. In Jeremiah 19:4 infants ...

Crowned with glory and honor

What is man that you are mindful of him? Psalm 8:4 Psalm 8:5 gives us part of the answer to the question posed in the previous verse. “Man was made a little lower than the angels, and you have crowned him with glory and honor.” The word “crowned” in this verse has the meaning of ...