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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.

We have reached the start of the new year, but that does not mean that we are resting here. The possibilities and the needs are before us. Worshiping together will allow us to be stronger in our faith and reach. Join us on Sunday to help advance the cause of God.

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.

Communion will be served.

The scriptures are Isaiah 43: 1-7 and Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22.

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 in the Sunday Communion Celebration Service at 11 a.m.

On the Sunday of the Lord’s baptism, Reverend David Hanna’s sermon is “The Legacy of Love,” based on Matthew 3: 13-17. There will be music from the organ, choir, children’s choir and choir.

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 continues a four-week Sermon on the Mount. This week’s sermon is titled “Lessons from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: Godliness. The scripture is Matthew 6: 1-21.

Communion will be celebrated.

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 I Corinthians 12: 12-31a and Luke 3: 15-17, 21-23a, and the sermon is titled “Called, Connected, and Commissioned”.

Elders and deacons will be installed. Special music will be provided by Lily Carone.

Sunday school meets at 9.45 a.m.

HOMER CITY – The United Methodist Church in Homer City will be holding an adult Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. and a service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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 Bill Blair begins a new six-week series on winter wellness. His message for both services is “Spiritual welfare,” along with the scriptures from John 5: 1-18. Steve Wadsworth will share his testimony.

The worship music from the contemporary 11am service will be conducted by Pastor Will Pinos: “Holy Water”, “King of Kings”, “House of Miracles” and “Homecoming”.

Blair’s new sermon series will address wellness in all areas of our lives: January 9, spiritual wellness; January 16, financial well-being; January 23, physical well-being; January 30, Balance for well-being; February 6, emotional well-being; and February 13, Relational well-being.

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 the Baptism of the Lord on Sunday. Pastor Erica will deliver a message titled “Passing Through the Waters”. The scripture is Isaiah 43: 1-7.

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 “God is waiting”, along with the scriptures of Micah 7: 7 and Lamentations 3: 24-26.

Reverend Jackie Greene will preach.

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

Sunday’s message is “Jesus said … Don’t get lost”.

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

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

Worship is at 11 a.m. Pastor John Traxler will begin a new series of messages titled “The I Am of Jesus”. This Sunday, the message will be “I am the bread of life”.

Sunday School takes place at 10 a.m., with a biblical focus on Joshua Joshua 16: 1-19: 51. There will be a prayer meeting and Bible study at 6 pm with the message “Redemption”.

January’s post is posted on Facebook at 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.

Reverend Daniel Guerra of Tulsa, Oklahoma will be the guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cornerstone Worship Center.

Daniel was born in the border town of Harlingen, Texas, and at a young age he became involved in a gang and started using illegal drugs, which led to problems with law enforcement. Guerra’s parents believed that a change of environment would make a difference in his life, which led him to relocate to the greater Los Angles area. The results of the move didn’t help and Guerra struggled with the same issues. In desperation, Guerra moved to live with a relative in Tulsa. This movement would change his life, it was in Tulsa that he received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, and received his call to ministry.

Pastor Paul Price invites the public to attend. Cornerstone Worship Center is located at 500 Lenz Road, overlooking the ring road from Route 422 to Route 286 in the Township of White. For more information, visit

Sunday school for children / adults

BLAIRSVILLE – The Lutheran Church in Hebron, 125 N. Liberty St., continues to run its Sunday School for Children online.

This course is published by Rev. John Smaligo every Sunday morning and can be viewed anytime after 9:00 a.m. Get ready to listen to wonderful songs with Charlotte Robertson on the last Sunday of each month.

This can be viewed on the Lutheran Church in Hebron Facebook page. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the weekly lesson. Please join us.

In addition, the Adult Sunday School class meets in Hebron every Sunday at 9:30 am The focus is on a series of “The Chosen” videos. Digging deeper into the stories and context of the people and events of the gospels, Season 1 introduces Simon Peter, Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene, Matthew, and Jesus in ways never before seen in cinema. We hope to see you there.

Orthodox Christmas services

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

• 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 for the Theophany – Baptism of our Lord, God and Savior with the blessing of water

PENN RUN – The Penn Run Brothers Church will be offering a pasta buffet from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Penn Run Christian Outreach Center.

Please call the church office at (724) 463-0420 for more information.

Zion’s pantry goes inside

After a year of drive-thru food distributions, the Zion Lutheran Church pantry will move inside the church from January 15.

On the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, each family will receive a quantity of three bags of food. Participants will enter through the glass doors on the Church Street side.

After descending the stairs to the social hall and obtaining their food, they will exit through the red wooden door near the corner of Church and Sixth streets.

No registration is required, but wearing a mask is mandatory.


Norma P. Rex