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Religion

The solution to fear

Fear is everywhere. Fear of the coronavirus. of getting sick. of another wave of the deadly virus. of dying. of being alone. of being forgotten. of rejection. of being bullied. of violence. of riots. of looting. of losing a business. of losing personal ...

Life is about choices, choose to follow the Lord

Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. Joshua 24:1 What does the word “choice” mean? This is part of the definition from the Webster’s Dictionary of 1828. “It is the power of choosing, this implies the freedom to do so. The voluntary act of selecting that which is ...

Vacation Bible School events planned across Juniata Valley

Editor’s note: To have your church’s Vacation Bible School event listed on the Religion page, email ethompson@lewistownsentinel.com New Life Church in Burnham A virtual Vacation Bible School will he hosted for children ages 4 to 12. The event will take place on the New Life Church’s ...

Church announces reopening

LEWISTOWN — The Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church will reopen its doors for worship with a service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 28. Sunday School and other activities will open at a later date. The church is located at 500 Highland Ave. ¯¯¯ Announce your church’s reopening and ...

Priest performs end-of-life rituals amid COVID-19

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Rev. Michael Lewis peered through the glass walls of the ICU, clutching his prayer book. “It’s COVID-19,” said the nurse on duty at University Medical Center. “You really shouldn’t go in there.” He paused. It was the early days of the pandemic that ...

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 ...

Blue shirts, no ties: New dress code for Mormon missionaries

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The white shirts and ties that have long been the signature outfit for young men serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will no longer be the only outfit choice under a dress code change announced. Some men will now be able to wear blue ...

In times of confusion, rest while God works

Good morning, friends! I trust that you are enjoying this beautiful day of sunshine the Lord has blessed us with. Spring is almost behind us and summer is near. Where has time gone? It has definitely been a very different spring than I’ve ever known before. You likely feel the same. Why? I ...

Trust in the Lord to provide

Way back in 2010, big changes were on the way for our family, as Steph was pregnant with our twin daughters and we had a decision to make. What would we do after her maternity leave was over? I was the pastor of a small country church while Steph was working as a counselor. We knew that it ...

A reminder to dads: take care of your own health

I can still remember my first ice cream cone. It was cold. It was sweet. It was chocolate. And it was GOOD! I was 4 years-old when my daddy took me for a ride in his old Chevy sedan to get a special treat. That day he passed his love of ice cream on to me — igniting my lifetime love affair ...