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 should arrive to The Sentinel by Wednesday afternoon for publication in the Saturday edition. Submissions will be published as space allows. The editor reserves the right to edit all submissions.


Prayer breakfasts held in Lewistown

LEWISTOWN — The United Methodist Men of Mifflin County have announced the schedule for the Lenten Prayer Breakfasts. All are scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call the Rev. Randy Traxler at (717) 242-8718.

¯March 23 — Watts Memorial United Methodist Church, Belleville

¯March 30 — Lake Park United Methodist Church, W. Fourth St., Lewistown

¯April 6 — Grove Memorial United Methodist Church, S. Main St., Lewistown

¯April 13 — Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Lockport Road, Lewistown

¯April 20 — Granville United Methodist Church, Granville

¯May 4 — Trinity United Methodist Church, S. Main St., Lewistown — Women’s appreciation breakfast.

Weekly prayer

breakfasts set

PORT ROYAL — Men’s prayer breakfasts are set for 7 a.m. on the following dates. The meals will be served at the Port Royal Community Building, 212 4th St.

¯March 23 — Mark Pertner of St. Paul Lutheran Church

¯March 30 — The Rev. Mike Neiman of Shamokin Dam Baptist

¯April 6 — The Rev. Leroy Yoder of Shade Mountain Fellowship

¯April 13 — The Rev. Dave Gingrich of Delaware Mennonite Church

¯April 20 — The Rev. Ken Hepner of Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ

Lenten fish dinners offered locally

MIFFLINTOWN — St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 3918 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown, will offer fish Lenten dinners 4-7 p.m. Friday evenings through April 12 in the church social hall. All-you-can-eat meal: fried and baked fish, popcorn shrimp, fried clams, french fries, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, corn, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls, pudding and a selection of homemade desserts. Pay at the door. Adults $12, ages 6-12 $6 and free for 5 and under.

The church is located directly across Tuscarora Junior High School. Information: (908) 892-0271.

Bake sale to benefit mission trip

MIDDLEBURG –St. Paul’s (Erdley’s) Lutheran Church will host a soup and bake and rummage indoor yard sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 to benefit the church outreach and missions. Beef vegetable, ham and bean, chicken corn soups and baked goods will be available. Clothing of all size, household items, crafts, toys and books will also be available. $2 per bag of clothing 1-2 p.m. only.

Church is located at 2337 Erdley Church Road.

Church Hill UMC hosts monthly event

REEDSVILLE — Church Hill United Methodist Church will host its first monthly camps for adults from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23. The event, “Getting to know each other,” a way for participants to learn about each other and help each other learn how God works with us to do that. There is no cost and refreshments will be served.

The second camp and class will be held 10 a.m. to noon April 6. A mosaic class will be held. Participants will learn to make crosses for Easter time. The teacher will be Julie Snyder and the cost is $20 a person.

A tea and music event will be held with Bill Peightel on May 11. For information or to sign up, call (717) 667-3778.

Baked goods support church fundraiser

REEDSVILLE — Reedsville United Methodist Church, 60 E. Logan St., Reedsville, is baking whoopie pies to benefit church improvements. Order ahead at (717) 667-3778 for your choice of peanut butter or white cream filling. Cost is $1.50 per pie. Pick up at the church 11 a.m. to noon March 23.

Special music concert slated March 24

MOUNT UNION — The Pentecostal Freedom Church of Mount Union will be hosting a special music concert at 6 p.m. March 24. The singers and musicians from the surrounding area will include Paul Zook, Erica Wilson, Trena Figard, Tonya Stoner, Over the Hill Gang, Sisters in Song, Gerry Kane, Dawn Kauffman, Linda Shope, Jerry Hammonds, Janet Brooks, Mary Ann Stidfole and Jimmy Treaster. Music styles will include southern gospel, country gospel, praise and worship and contemporary Christian. The church is located on state Route 522 South between Peights Store and Parks Garbage. It is open to the public and there is no charge, but a free will offering will be accepted.

Special service held March 24

SHIRLEYSBURG — A special music service will be held at 6 p.m. March 24 at Pentecostal Freedom Church. All are welcome. A free will offering will be accepted.

The church is located at 14779 Croghan Pike, Shirleysburg.

Missionary Alliance hosts grief session

LEWISTOWN — Pine Glen Christian and Missionary Alliance is hosting a 13-week GriefShare session, 4-6 p.m. Sundays from through June 9. The church is located at 1058 state Route 103 N., Lewistown.

Sessions will include: “Is this Normal?,” “The Journey of Grief,” “Stuck in Grief,” “Why?,” “Challenges of Grief” and “What do I live for now.” Information: (717) 899-6900 or (717) 242-4417.

Prayer breakfast

available March 30

BURNHAM — A Methodist Men’s Lenten prayer breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. March 30 at Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church.

Maundy Thursday service held at 7 p.m.

REEDSVILLE — Church Hill United Methodist Church will host its Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. April 18. All are invited to worship. Holy communion will be offered.

Church to host

Mission weekend

MIFFLINTOWN — Cornerstone Community Church will host Mission Weekend March 30 and 31. Missionary speakers from “Advancing Native Missions,” will discuss what God is doing in China, North Korea and Mangolia.

The event will be held noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Sunday school will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday and worship will follow at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

Special speaker to share during service

McALISTERVILLE — Jim Weller will share at 6 p.m. March 31 at Stony Run Mission Church, 2825 Evendale Hill Road, McAlisterville.

Service includes


LEWISTOWN — The Last Supper will be performed on March 31 at Maitland Church of the Brethren, 315 Crossover Drive. Attendees will be able to hear each disciple testify of his relationship to the Master and Teacher, Jesus Christ. The play includes stirring monologues, Christ-centered music and multimedia and the dramatic testimony of The Centurion, who’s conversion at the foot of the cross is described in the books of Matthew and Mark. Due to the intense and graphic nature of some parts of the program, it may not be suitable for young children.

Refreshments are served at 6 p.m. and the performance begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call (717) 543-6200.

Paintersville church

to host craft day

PAINTERSVILLE — Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church3195 Back Maitland Road, is having a free ladies craft day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 with lunch included. Any craft that can be safely done indoors at a 4-foot table space is welcome. Call the church office to register with your name, phone number and type of craft. For more information, call the church at (717) 543-5249.

Special music offered during service

McALISTERVILLE –Mercy Run will perform at 6 p.m. April 7 at Stony Run Mission, 2825 Evendale Hill Road, McAlisterville.

Women’s Lenten tea held April 10

MIFFLINTOWN — A Lenten tea for women of the community will be held at 9:30 a.m. April 10 at Messiah Lutheran Church.

Church to host Easter services

LEWISTOWN — Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 1715 Lockport Road will host the following Easter services:

¯7:30 a.m. April 13 — Men’s Lenten breakfast

¯7 p.m. April 18 –Maundy Thursday service

¯7 p.m. April 19– Good Friday service

¯6:30 a.m. April 21 — Easter sunrise service

Easter services scheduled in Belleville

BELLEVILLE –The following Easter services will be held at Watts Memorial United Methodist Church, 16 Walnut St., Belleville.

¯9 a.m. April 14 –Palm Sunday service

¯7 p.m. April 18 — Maundy Thursday service with communion

¯9 a.m. April 21 — Easter service with communion

McAlisterville church hosts special speaker

McALISTERVILLE –Elliott Osowitt will speak at Bunkertown Church of the Brethren on Palm Sunday, April 14 during the 9 a.m. service and at the church’s love feast/communion service at 7 p.m.

Reedsville UMC hosts movie night

REEDSVILLE — Reedsville United Methodist Church will host a free movie night at 6:30 p.m. April 14. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

“I’m Not Ashamed” will be showed.

Walnut Street UMC hosts services

BURNHAM — Walnut Street United Methodist Church in Burnham will host a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. April 18.

The church will also host a special worship service at 9 a.m. April 21.

Trinity UMC hosts Easter services

LEWISTOWN — Trinity United Methodist Church in Lewistown will host a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 19.

A sunrise service and breakfast will be held at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 20.

A 10:30 a.m. worship service will also be held on April 21.

Special service held in McAlisterville

McALISTERVILLE — “Sonrise” service will be held at 7 a.m. April 21 at Stony Run Mission, 2825 Evendale Hill Road, McAlisterville, with Danny Stouffer sharing.

Easter service will be held at 9:15 a.m. with the children sharing a short cantata and Bernard Carpenter sharing a message.

Combined Easter service held April 21

LEWISTOWN — Grove Memorial United Methodist, 611 S. Main St., Lewistown, will host a combined Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. April 21 with Lake Park United Methodist Church and Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church. Continental breakfast will follow. A regular Easter service will be held at 10:45 a.m.

Special service held April 28

McALISTERVLLE — Joel Hess will be sharing during the 6 p.m. April 28 service at Stony Run Mission, 2925 Evendale Hill Road, McAlisterville.

Juniata Mennonite School to host supper

MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata Mennonite School will hold a ham supper 2-7 p.m., Friday, May 3, at Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, 287 Deerville Road, Mifflintown. Purchase tickets or walk-ins welcome.

Mother’s Day service held at Stony Run

McALISTERVILLE — Pastor Nick Smith will share during a Mother’s Day service held at 9:15 a.m. May 12 at Stony Run Mission, 2825 Evendale Hill Road. No evening service will be held.

Correspondence course offered

LEWISTOWN — World Bible School correspondence courses will be offered through Lewistown Church of Christ. Anyone interested may email lewistowncoc@gmail.com, or write 301 South Pine St., Lewistown.

Local pastors invited to submit messages

LEWISTOWN — The Sentinel invites area religious leaders to submit columns for “Professions of Faith” in the Sentinel’s weekly religion section. Interested individuals may contact Erin Thompson at ethompson@lewistownsentinel.com or (717) 248-6741, ext. 117. Sermons should be limited to 1,000 words; exceptions may be made at the editor’s discretion.