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ALVERDA – The Christian Church of Alverda, will conduct its worship service from 9:50 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Sunday.

The congregation invites the public to join this service in welcoming its new minister, Pastor Travis Trimble of Creekside. Amy, the pastor’s wife, and their son Alexander are also welcomed.

The worship service will include music, fellowship and a message from Pastor Trimble.

For more information, call (724) 397-9553.

BLAIRSVILLE – The United Presbyterian Church, 137 N. Walnut St., will hold in-house and online worship with Reverend Timothy Monroe at 10 am Sunday.

Communion will also be celebrated.

The scriptures are Ephesians 5: 15-20 and John 6: 51-58.

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

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

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

The scriptures are Psalms 34: 1-8 and John 6:35, 41-51, and the sermon is titled “We Just Don’t Understand! and yet … ”Special music will be provided by Lily Carone.

You can also tune in to hear the worship service on FM 88.3 in the church parking lot.

The youth group meets after worship.

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.

This week’s sermon, “The Window of Hope” by Pastor Paul Morris, is based on Galatians 5: 5.

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 series of sermons, “Making Disciples”. His message is titled “Our Mission”, with the scriptures of Matthew 28: 18-20.

During the traditional 9-hour service, special music will be provided by Yu Jin Deem, who will sing “I Will Ever Praise and Thank Him” in Korean and give his testimony.

The worship music of the 11 a.m. contemporary service will be conducted by Pastor Will Pinos. The list of worship is as follows: “Raise A Hallelujah”, “No Longer Slaves” and “Holy Water”.

The children’s church is available during services and the crèche is open all morning.

Sunday services are broadcast live on Facebook, YouTube and at www.indi

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

Scripture is 1 Timothy 5: 1-16, “GROWING TOGETHER in caring and nurturing one another in the family of faith. Paul has some specific and fundamental thoughts on how we should take care of one another – the family.

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

Join us for week 12 of our summer series, “Hanging with Jesus”.

Pastor Erica will deliver a message titled “He Who Has Returned.” The scripture is Luke 17: 11-19.

SHELOCTA – The Shelocta Presbyterian Community Church, 182 S. Ridge Road, invites everyone to join the Sunday church service at 10 am. A church picnic will be held at Blue Spruce Park.

Pastor Kathy Nice continues her series of sermons on revisiting our favorite childhood Bible stories. Sunday’s sermon focuses on Jonah and the whale.

Church services are in person and can also be viewed on the church’s website as well as live on Zoom. Contact the office at (724) 354-2352 for Zoom connection information or email the church at shelocta [email protected]

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

Morning worship is at 11 a.m. Pastor John Traxler will deliver the message, “Build on a solid foundation. “

Sunday school is at 10 a.m., with an emphasis on Revelation Ch. 13: 1-18. There will be a prayer meeting and Bible study at 6:00 pm with the message “Do everything for the glory of God”.

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

Drive-thru time change

After a hiatus of several pandemic months, the Zion Lutheran Church’s community pantry resumed operations in May at the wheel. Food is distributed only to residents of Indiana County on the third Saturday of each month. Participants stay in their vehicle throughout the process.

There will be a time change for the August 21 cast, as it coincides with the Back to School Bash. Food will be distributed from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., instead of in the morning. As usual, participants will drive through the rear parking lot of the church, located at 100 S. Sixth St. They are reminded not to block the roadway or the exit from the parking lot.

No registration or income document is required to receive food bags through the vehicle window. Names are not registered, but the number of families is counted.

Up to two families in the same vehicle can receive food, but one person from each family must be present. Masks must be worn.

SAGAMORE – A garage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 20 and 21 at Community Bible Church.

There will be something for everyone and food will be available.

CLYMER – The Byzantine Catholic Church of St. Anne will be holding a two-day garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 27 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 28.

The event will take place on the lower level of the church at 360 Franklin Street. There will be a lot of lightly used items to purchase, with the exception of clothing. There will also be a bake sale, a food and basket raffle.

Blessing of backpacks

BLAIRSVILLE – Children of all levels are encouraged to bring their backpacks as we join Pastor John Smaligo for the backpacks blessing on August 22 at the Lutheran Church in Hebron, 125 N. Liberty St. , during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

Each child will receive a small token that can be placed in their backpack to remind them that Jesus will be with them as they venture into a new school year. Children are encouraged to bring a friend to join us at this special time of blessing and prayer for a successful school year.

Hebron also invites the public to its “Gathering by the Riverside” worship service, led by Smaligo, at 10:45 am on August 29.

While devotees on this day are encouraged to bring their own chairs to worship, chairs will be available for those in need. Parking is available by the river.

In case of rain, we will pray in the church.

SHELOCTA – The Shelocta Community Presbyterian Church, 182 S. Ridge Road, will be hosting a picnic to go from 4:30 pm to 6 pm on Wednesday, August 25.

The meal consists of a sweet Italian sandwich (onions / peppers), a cucumber / tomato salad, crackers and a dessert.

Please register your name, phone number, number of meals and your pickup time at or call the church office and leave a message at (724) 354-2352. Register before Sunday August 22.

A voluntary offering will be accepted to continue the church’s community mission projects.

The parish of Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption will organize a Summer Bash from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 29 at the Lucernemines site.

There will be a basket raffle and a 50-50 raffle. Homemade haluski, stuffed cabbage, hot sausage sandwiches with onions and peppers, kielbasa sandwiches and sundaes will be available for purchase.

Sunday school for children online

BLAIRSVILLE – The Lutheran Church in Hebron, 125 N. Liberty St., offers online Sunday school lessons for children every Sunday morning.

These courses are accessible via the Hebron Facebook page. Classes will be taught by Pastor John Smaligo. Each week there will be a lesson, song and explanation of the online home activity. You do not need to be a member of the church to participate.

If you have any questions about accessing these lessons, you can contact the church at (724) 459-8920 or email hebronlutheran @ Home activity instructions can be emailed to you if you prefer.

Planned annual craft fair

PENN RUN – The Penn Run Christian Outreach Center, a ministry of the Penn Run Church of the Brethren, will be holding its annual Holiday Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 13. The center is located at 75 Grace Church Road, just off Route 553 behind the church.

Organizers are looking for home parties and artisans for the event. More than 50 themed baskets will be auctioned off from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by a pie auction at noon.

The church will have their almost famous house soup sale with house vegetable beef and chicken noodles available by bowl, pint and quarter.

Breakfast and lunch items will be sold as well as bake sale items.

For more information regarding spaces, contact Lori Fackler at (724) 349-2929 before 9 p.m. or at lorijeff [email protected]


Norma P. Rex

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