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ALVERDA – Alverda Christian Church will meet for worship from 9:50 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Sunday.

Demonstrations are not a new means of expressing public opinion. The “triumphal entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem was a moving demonstration. The crowd hailed Jesus as king, but he came riding a humble donkey. This did not follow the indication of royalty. Many examples can be seen as this story unfolds. Join us as we reflect on one of the most eventful days in the New Testament. “What the mind cannot understand, the heart can perceive.”

Our worship will include palms, music, fellowship, prayer request, praise and fellowship.

The morning message will be delivered by Pastor Travis Trimble.

For more information, call (724) 549-4358.

BLAIRSVILLE — The United Presbyterian Church, 137 N. Walnut St., will hold an in-house and online worship service with the Rev. Timothy Monroe at 11 a.m. on Palm Sunday.

The Scriptures are Philippians 2:5-11 and Luke 19:28-40.

Live access is available at www. and on the church’s Facebook page.

Sunday classes start at 9:45 a.m.

INDIANA — Calvary Presbyterian Church invites everyone to join in the Palm Sunday service at 11 a.m. at 695 School St.

Rev. David Hanna’s sermon is “Two Two One”, based on Mark 11:1-11. There will be music from the bell choir, organ and choir. Learning to Worship, from kindergarten to grade 3, will be offered during worship with the daycare service.

Christ Episcopal Church, 902 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will hold a live service at 8 a.m. and a live, online (Facebook) service at 10:30 a.m. on Palm Sunday.

CLYMER – Clymer Presbyterian Church, 415 Sixth St., welcomes the public to worship with us on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Michelle Worzbyt.

This week’s sermon is called “Crying Stones”. The focus will be on Luke 19:28-40.

Communion will be celebrated.

The Presbyterian Church of Crete, 25 Brady Road, Indiana, will meet for Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday worship at 11 a.m. with Reverend Katie Ward Stear.

Holy Week begins with the telling of the old, old story. The choir and youth group will have dramatic readings describing the events that took place on that first Palm Sunday, Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Luke 19:28-40. On Monday, religion got in the way, Matthew 21:12-16. On Tuesday, Jesus gave them, Luke 20:1-5, Matthew 22-23-32, Mark 12:28-31. On Wednesday they called Jesus a waster, Matthew 26:6-13.

HOMER CITY — The United Methodist Church in Homer City will hold an 8:30 a.m. adult Sunday school and a 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday.

This week’s sermon, “Approaching the Cross: In Passion,” is based on Luke 19:28-40.

INDIANA — Grace United Methodist Church, 50 S. Seventh St., will hold services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday.

The children’s church is available during services and the daycare is open all morning. There is Sunday school for children, youth, and adults between services at 10:10 a.m. Sunday services are streamed live on Facebook, YouTube, and Indiana.

Pastor Bill Blair’s message for Palm Sunday services is “Hosanna in the highest,” with the scripture from Matthew 21:1-11.

At the traditional 9 am service, Don Robertson will provide the prelude with trumpet, and the choir’s anthem will be “The Palms” with Don Robertson as soloist.

Worship music for the 11 a.m. contemporary service will be led by Pastor Will Pinos and Jonathan Gibbons: “Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)”, “Relentless”, “Hosanna” and “We Believe”. Music/songs scheduled for the 11 a.m. service can be found weekly on Spotify at

Upcoming Messages from Pastor Bill Blair: April 24 is Humor Sunday with Pastor Caleb Fugate preaching and we will recognize college graduates; and on May 1, Blair’s message will be “Engage.”

MARION CENTER — Marion Center Presbyterian Church, 206 High St., will hold worship at 10:30 a.m. on Palm Sunday with Randy Stear.

The title of the sermon is “King for a day”.

SHELOCTA — The Shelocta Community Presbyterian Church, 182 S. Ridge Road, invites everyone to join in Sunday worship at 10 a.m.

The message for this Sunday is “He chose to give us confidence”.

Church services are in person and also live on Zoom. Those interested in Zoom should contact the church office at (724) 354-2352 for details.

Members of Calvary Bible Church invite the community to their Sunday services.

Worship is at 11 a.m. Pastor John Traxler will conclude the series of messages titled “Precious Time with Jesus in the Upper Room.” Sunday’s message will be “Jesus’ prayer of love for his disciples”.

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., with a scripture focus on Psalms 32 and 51. There will be a prayer meeting and Bible study at 6 p.m. with the message “King of kings and Lord of lords” .

The April message will soon be posted on Facebook on the John Traxler page.

For more information, call (814) 743-5448. The church is located at 2712 Pinevale Road, between East Run and Rochester Mills.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 398 Church St., Indiana, will hold services at 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Reverend Greg Golden will preach “The King Returns to Conquest”. Everyone is welcome.

The COURAGE and Cancer support group meeting will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in Room 101 of Grace United Methodist Church, 50 S. Seventh St., Indiana.

BLACK LICK — The public is invited to an Easter party from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 16 at Saylor Park.

There will be Bible stories, games and entertainment followed by a free lunch and Easter bag. Children from 3 to 12 years old are welcome. Please call (724) 459-6155 to register children to ensure sufficient supplies and food.

This event is sponsored by the Blairsville Area United Methodist Churches and Child Evangelism Fellowship.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 398 Church St., Indiana, will host an Easter egg hunt for children at 10 a.m. on April 16.

HOMER CITY – Home Chapel, 50 Juniper St., will host a community Easter egg hunt for children ages 1-12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16.

The event is free. There will be food, drink and fun.

University Choir and Symphony Ensemble

The Independent Traditional Holiness Church, 5065 Ferguson Road, White Township, will host the Penn View Bible Institute Choir and Symphony Ensemble on Friday at 7 p.m.

Fire Now Ministries will be hosting a Healing Spring event from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at the Toretti Auditorium at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in White Township.

God has a plan and a purpose for your life, no matter who you are. We want you to join us in discovering the blessings, healings and breakthroughs that are possible through Jesus.

Come as you are and be impacted by this free event.

Evangelist Jeremy Puckett is a United States Marine and former Allegheny County Police Officer.

Distribution of Zion’s Pantry

The next distribution from the Zion Lutheran Church pantry will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on April 16 inside the church at Sixth and Church streets.

On the third Saturday of each month, each Food Pantry family receives a quantity of three bags of food. Participants enter through the glass doors on the Church Street side. After going down to the social hall and getting their food, they exit through the red wooden door near the corner of Church and Sixth streets.

No registration is required.

DERRY — Derry First United Methodist Church will hold its monthly Boro Boys Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19.

Please contact Rich at (724) 694-9528 to reserve your spot.

Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Retreat

PENN RUN – There will be a scrapbooking and cardmaking retreat on Saturday, April 23 at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center. For more information, please call the church office at (724) 463-0420.

MARION CENTER — Marion Presbyterian Church, 206 High St., will host a ladies’ brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, with guest speaker Michele Huey.

A local author and well known for her “God, Me and a Cup of Tea” column, Huey will be on hand to share her message, “Beautiful in God’s Eyes”. His books will be on display and available for purchase.

Attendance is free, but please RSVP by April 30 by contacting Beth Turner at (412) 289-6821 or Cindy Mouser at (724) 388-9795.

Wear your favorite hat and bring your favorite cup of tea. You don’t have either? Just come for the food, the camaraderie and a ladies day outing. Gluten-free foods will be available.

PENN RUN — There will be a pasta buffet from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center.

The menu includes spaghetti, penne, meatballs, homemade alfredo sauce, homemade sausage and mushroom sauce, mixed California vegetables, stuffed shells, salad, bread, desserts and drinks.

PENN RUN – The annual indoor garage sale at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, 75 Grace Church Road, will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4.

There will be individual yard sale spaces available, a church yard sale, bake sale and food trucks. Spaces are available for individual garage sales.

Contact Penn Run Church of the Brethren at (724) 463-0420 or Lori at (724) 349-2929 before 9 p.m. or by email at [email protected] Discover us on Facebook.

Every weekend in The Indiana Gazette, find this roundup of family and community events hosted by churches in the Indiana County area.

Norma P. Rex