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

Join us as we reflect on the new year ahead. The start of a new year often brings anticipation and anxiety in some people. We are facing a new journey; new challenges. We want to start with confidence and security.

Part of the service will include what we call “Bucket Sunday” which we hope you will participate in.

Communion will be served; prayer requests and praise for answered prayer will be observed; and music and fellowship are an important part of worship.

Pastor Travis Trimble will bring the morning message.

The public is invited to join us for worship, fellowship and participation.

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

BLAIRSVILLE – The United Presbyterian Church, 137 N. Walnut St., will hold in-house and online worship with Reverend Timothy Monroe at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The scriptures are Jeremiah 31: 7-14 and Ephesians 1: 3-14.

Access to the live broadcast is available at and through the church’s Facebook page.

Sunday school lessons are at 9.45 a.m.

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 School St., Indiana, invites everyone to join the Sunday worship service at 11 a.m.

On the Lord’s Epiphany Sunday, Reverend David Hanna’s sermon is “Enter the Magi,” based on Matthew 2: 1-12. In addition to the singing of the traditional Christmas hymns, there will be music from the organ and the choir of the choir.

Church services are in person, with masks strongly encouraged, and live online at www.calvary

Christ Episcopal Church, 902 Philadelphia St., will hold Holy Communion Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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

Worzbyt will begin a four-week Sermon on the Mount series. This week’s sermon is titled “Lessons from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: The Law of God.” Scripture is Matthew 5: 17-48.

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

The scriptures are from Ecclesiastes 3 and above, and the sermon is titled “The Seasons Under the Son”. There will be songs and scriptures for the coming year.

Special music will be provided by Lily Carone.

Sunday school is at 9.45 a.m.

HOMER CITY – The Homer City United Presbyterian Church, located at 40 E. Elm Street, has services at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

We invite you to join us in praising the Lord for all he has done for us.

INDIANA – Grace United Methodist Church, 50 S. 7th St., will be holding services at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Pastor Will Pinos’ message for both services is “The Good Shepherd,” with the scriptures from John 10: 1-19. Pastor Kathy Mihoerck will install Grace Church’s new 2022 leadership.

At the traditional 9am service, Bill Taylor will be the soloist. The worship music from the contemporary 11am service will be conducted by Jonathan Gibbons: “Overcome,” “Open Up the Heavens,” “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” and “The Blessing”.

On January 9, Pastor Bill Blair begins a new series of sermons that will address wellness in all areas of our lives.

The children’s church is available during services and the crèche is open all morning. There is a Sunday school for children, youth and adults between services at 10:10 a.m.

MARION CENTER – The first United Methodist Church at the Marion Center will hold a service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Join us for Epiphany. Pastor Erica will deliver a message titled “Arise, Shine!” The scripture is Isaiah 60: 1-6.

Communion will be served.

MARION CENTER – The Presbyterian Church at the Marion Center, 206 High St., will hold service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The title of the message is “Intended for the Spiritual Tree”, with the scriptures of Jeremiah 31: 10-14 and Ephesians 1: 3-14.

Donna Kanouff will preach. The Lord’s Supper will be served.

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

Worship is at 11 a.m. Pastor John Traxler will bring the message “Going Into 2022.”

Sunday school takes place at 10 a.m., with a biblical focus on Joshua 13: 1-15: 63. There will be a prayer meeting and Bible study at 6:00 pm with the message “The Prayer Clock”.

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

Orthodox Christmas services

Christ Our Savior Orthodox Church, three miles west of Clymer off Highway 286, will be hosting the following Nativity (Christmas) services: Carols and Vigil Service, at 9 p.m. on Thursday, January 6 , the eve of the Nativity (Christmas); and the divine liturgy, 10:30 a.m. on Friday January 7, Christmas Day – Nativity of Christ.

SS. The Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Homer City will be hosting the following Christmas and Theophany services:

• Thursday January 6, Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord. Martyr Eugenie. 7:30 p.m., Holy Mystery of Confession; 7:45 p.m., Christmas carols and Christmas canon; 8 p.m. Velikij Poveèerije, Grande Compline with the blessing of wheat, wine and oil

• Friday January 7, feast of the Nativity of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. 9:30 am, Mystery of Confession; 9.45 a.m., Christmas carols and Christmas cannon; 10 a.m., Divine Liturgy

• Saturday January 8, 9 am, Divine Liturgy, Second day of Christmas: Synaksis of Saint Mary Theotokos

• Sunday January 9, Sunday after Christmas. 10 a.m., Divine Liturgy; Remember the parents of Our Lord: King David, Joseph the Bridegroom and James, brother of the Lord; Feast of the Holy First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen

• Tuesday, January 18, 6 p.m., vigil service for theophany – Baptism of our Lord, God and Savior with the blessing of water.

Norma P. Rex