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Schrader church to host speakers REEDSVILLE — Schrader United Methodist Church will host the following special speakers during its 8:30 a.m. services: ¯June 6 — Jim Hartzler ¯June 13 — Jeff Hartzler ¯June 20 — Clair Diven ¯June 27 — Jack Armstrong Regular services held ...

Reverend connected with Lewistown through writing

LEWISTOWN — The Rev. Fr. Jayaseelan Amalanathan will say good-bye to his congregations later this month as he has been appointed to Saint Theresa Parish in New Cumberland. Amalanathan, also known locally as Fr. Jay, has served as parochial vicar at Sacred Heart and St. Jude Church, ...

The day I almost drowned

I will never forget the day I thought I was going to die. It was summer of 2006 and my friend Christopher Berera and I were swimming in the South Saskatchewan River near Saskatoon, Canada. Neither one of us were very good swimmers, but we were having a great time and somehow managed to cross ...

Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church law to explicitly criminalize the sexual abuse of adults by priests who abuse their authority and to say that laypeople who hold church office also can be sanctioned for similar sex crimes. The new provisions, released Tuesday ...

They surpass the deeds of the wicked, Jeremiah 5:28

Jeremiah is given another message from God. In Jeremiah 5:23 God says, “But this people have a defiant and a rebellious heart; they have revolted and departed.” Verse 25 says, “And your sins have withheld good things from you.” He also says in verse 26, “For among My people are found ...

Vacation Bible School

Editor’s note: To have your church’s Vacation Bible School event listed on the Religion page, email ethompson@lewistownsentinel.com Lewistown Alliance Church Lewistown Alliance Church will host Mystery Island VBS from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 6-10. The program is open to children in grades ...