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 By Kelly Baker    Faith    November 25, 2020 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generat...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Thessalonians 5:14-18 Philippians 4:4-8 Psalm 40:1-5 Psalm 130:1-7 Psalm 139:1-6 & 14 Psalm 46:1-2 & 10-11 Psalm 136:1-4 & 23-26 I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU to give...

 

Lines by Lee

You may know some people who like to talk. Some folks go on and on in their speech. Of course, there is nothing wrong with being talkative. The problem is when a person talks without being a good...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. John 8:31-36 Romans 5:15-18 Romans 6:15-23 Romans 8:1-11 Galatians 5:1-6 I Peter 2:4-12 Philippians 2:1-11 I am trusting you are planning to observe Thanksgiving Day. Thanks ma...

 

Area Community Thanksgiving Services Cancelled Due to Virus

Area ministeriums have cancelled their community Thanksgiving services due to the recent rise in numbers of those affected by COVID-19. The Claysburg-East Freedom Ministerium will broadcast its Thanksgiving service Sunday, Nov. 22, at 6:30 p.m. via...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    November 12, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Each morning at my house is met with a copious amount of reading. This week as always, it was very appropriately timed. Truly I tell you, I do not go looking for these things, they find me. The follow...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Thessalonians 5:12-18 I Corinthians 2:6-11 St. Matthew 6:9-15 Psalm 136:1-9 Ephesians 5:15-21 Colossians 3:12-17 II Peter 1:12-21 Hopefully you saved last week's "Thought" I want...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Genesis 1:1 & 9-14 Genesis 8:15-22 Psalm 8:1-9 Psalm 90:10-17 II Corinthians 5:1-10 St. Matthew 25:31-40 St. Matthew28:16-20 I want to do something with you that I have never...

 

Drive-Thru Dinner Set for Sat., Nov. 7, at Memorial Church

The Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren and Middle Pennsylvania District Disaster Team will partner together to have a spaghetti dinner drive-thru fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, for pick up at Memorial Church of the...

 

Remembrance Service Honoring Children Who Have Died Set for Nov. 2 At St. Luke's Episcopal

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s fourth annual Remembrance Service Honoring Children Who Have Died will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov, 2, both at the church, 1230 Eighth Ave., Altoona, and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/stlu...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    October 29, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

It has been a beautiful fall. The trees on the mountains have held their colors much longer than usual, giving us more time to visually soak it in. We needed that. Organic beauty is soothing and refre...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Matthew 25: 31-40 St. Matthew 25: 41-46 St. Mark 12:13-17 Romans 12:1-20 Romans 13:1-7 Daniel 3:12-18 & 28 Daniel 4:19-27 This is projected to be my last "Thought" before...

 

The Rev. Dr. Willis to Lead Altoona District of the United Methodist Church

The Rev. Dr. Joleen Willis was installed Sunday, Oct. 25, as the Altoona district superintendent of the Susquehanna Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The service was livestreamed....

 

Lines by Lee

Editor's Note: Due to unforseen events, Pastor Lee Seese was unable to write a column for this week. The column below appeared in the Oct. 11, 2018, edition of the Herald. Some scattered, random thoug...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Ephesians 6:10-20 St. Matthew 6:7-13 Hebrews 4:12-16 St. Matthew 4:1-11 Hebrews 11:1-6 Hebrews 11:32-40 Philippians 4:4-13 I have been trying to warn-alert you to Satan's attacks....

 

RS Church to Give Away Food to 50 Families Oct. 22

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Roaring Spring will have boxes of food to give away to anyone who can use it today, Oct. 22. Volunteers will begin handing out the food at 3 until 5 p.m. at the base of the church parking lot along Main Street (right...

 

Public Invited to Trunk or Treat Event at M-burg

To promote a safe and fun environment for our neighborhood children and families, Martinsburg Brethren in Christ will host a trick-or-treat alternative from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Children can trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk in a line-up...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    October 15, 2020

One Stitch At a Time

This past week I read an interesting footnote in my Bible. It said that followers of Jesus are not to separate themselves altogether from this world, but to act like yeast, causing the world's dough...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I John 2:15-17 Genesis 39:1-7 Genesis 39:8-20 II Samuel 11:1-11 II Samuel 11:12-21 II Samuel 12:1-14 Numbers 32:23 & Proverbs 28:13-14 I have been trying to warn-alert you to Satan...

 

Imlers to Host Christian Singles At RS Barn Room

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring have invited all singles who enjoy gospel music to attend their Christian Singles meeting any time between 6 and 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Gospel singer Tom Smith of Everett will bring a time of music and message...

 

Wisdom and Folly, Continued

As the trees in the valleys and on the hills and mountains of Pennsylvania become more colorful, I am reminded of several things. The seasons and leaves change but God never does. He remains faithful...

 

Under Attack II

Scriptures to Read I John 2:15-23 Genesis 2:8-9, 15-17 Genesis 3:1-7 Genesis 3:8-13 Genesis 3:16-19 St. Matthew 4:1-11 St. Luke 4:1-13 Last time I spoke of Satan's attack on Adam and Eve. He was...

 

Trinity UMC Offering Internet Café

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring is preparing to welcome secondary students who need access to the internet in order to complete class assignments. We have ample room in our Fellowship Hall to host individuals or small groups. At...

 

Trinity to Hold Monthly Manna on Main Street

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will continue its monthly Manna on Main Street as a drive-through, take-out-only service Saturday, Oct. 10 Attendees can drive or walk up to the doors of fellowship hall located at the end of the...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    October 1, 2020

Fall Cleaning

Yesterday we had a thorough fall cleaning at the church office. Things got washed that hadn't been washed in years. (The windows.) Things were found that I didn't even know we had. (A potpourri...

 

Under Attack

Scriptures to Read Ephesians 6:10-13 Ephesians 6:10-13 Genesis 2:8-9; 15-17 Genesis 2:20-25 Genesis 3:1-7 Genesis 3:8-13 Genesis 3:14-19 I want to spend some of the next 'Thoughts' considering the...

 

Staring and Listening In

Some weird things happen to me almost every day in my ministry as a hospice chaplain. People stare at me and folks eavesdrop on my conversations. There are other unique things that go on as well, but...

 

United States of America???

Scriptures to Read Acts 7:8-15 Acts 7:54-60 Acts 19:23-29 St. Matthew 27:19-25 St. Mark 14:55-65 Genesis 37:18-24 Ephesians 4:25-32 When you read this, we will be a little more than one month from the...

 

Lecture to Explore Catholicism And Democracy in Times of Political and Ecclesial Division

Saint Francis University will host a Zoom version of its latest lecture in the T.O.R. Franciscan Endowment series, "An Im-perfect Storm: Catholicism and Democracy in Times of Political and Ecclesial Division." The public is invited to this free...

 

Honey and Gall

"Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: 'Every boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.'" – Exodus 1:22, NIV Have you ever paused to consider what it would...

 

Abstinence II

Scriptures to Read St. Matthew 6:16-189 Zechariah 7:4-7 Zachariah 8:18-19 Isaiah 58:3-7 St. Matthew 4:1-4 Acts 13:1-3 Nehemiah 1:3-11 I shared last week about abstaining from evil things. But there is...

 

Christian Singles To Gather Friday To Gather Friday At Imlers' Barn

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring have invited all singles who enjoy gospel music to attend their Christian Singles meeting anytime between 6 and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at their barn room. Local gospel singer Phil McCaulley will bring a...

 

Revival Set For Sept. 21-23

The Mines and Royer Churches will hold a revival or awakening from 7 to approximately 9 p.m. Sept. 21 through Sept. 23 at the Springfield Estates, 3733 Piney Creek Road, Williamsburg. Pastor Eric Poteat, pastor at both Waterside and Koontz Churches...

 

Lines by Lee

Last night I drove my car in a strange manner and it malfunctioned. I ended up safely at the airport, only to realize I did not have my passport or driver's license. I searched frantically for my lice...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 15:6-11 Acts 15:19-23 Colossians 3:1-10 I Thessalonians 4:1-7 I Peter 2:11-16 Ephesians 5:11-21 I Corinthians 10:23-32 I want to think about abstinence today. It means to...

 

Trinity to Hold Monthly Manna on Main Street

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will continue its monthly Manna on Main Street as a drive-through, take-out-only service Saturday, Sept. 12. Attendees can drive or walk up to the doors of fellowship hall located at the end of the...

 

What is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is an important holiday on the Jewish calendar. According to the Jewish National Fund, Rosh Hashanah marks the Jewish New Year and is a celebration of the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. Adherents to the Jewish faith wish...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear August, You are getting old. The crickets are singing away your last full night. Cradled in the lap of summer, your days are too soon gone. Our little grandchildren ran barefoot in all your...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    September 3, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

In the last article we talked about Daniel, but I had also mentioned reading the book of Esther. Well guess what was next on the recommended daily readings? Yep, it was Esther. Now I know that many...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Nehemiah 4:7-22 II Thessalonians 3: 6-13 Hebrews 3:9-11 Ephesians 4:25-28 Philippians 2:14-18 St. John 6:26-27 St. Matthew 11:28-30 We celebrate "Labor Day." For many of us it is...

 

Lines by Lee

As the unique summer of 2020 winds down, I am grateful for the opportunity I have had to contribute to this space for over three years. It is challenging to me that it cannot be more of a...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Exodus 20:1-7 & 23 Deuteronomy 13:1-5 I Corinthians 6:9-11 Acts 17:16-23 Acts 17:24-34 I Kings 14:21-30 Jeremiah 30:1-10 I know we have been looking at Israel's relationship wi...

 

10,000 Take-Out Meals

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring wrapped up its annual free summer lunch program Friday, Aug. 21. Lunch was served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday since June. Meals...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    August 20, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Exodus 20:1-11 II Chronicles7:11-16 Judges 6:25-32 I Kings 18:22-29 I Kings 18:30-39 Isaiah 44:6-8 & 21-23 I Corinthians 10:1-14 We are looking at Number 4, "Turn from their...

 

Imlers to Host Cookout Aug. 21 At RS Barn Room

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring will host a cookout and a time of Christian fellowship with Tom Smith of Everett for the Christian Singles group at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. The evening will include hot dogs, desserts, and attendees may...

 

El Departamento de la Salud publica actualización sobre COVID-19

El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania confirmó que hasta las 12:00 a.m., el lunes, 18 de agosto, hay 735 adicionales casos positivos de COVID-19 en el estado. Los casos nuevos aumentan el total estatal a 125,579. Todos los 67 condados de...

 

Lines by Lee

I thought I would take a break from my series of columns from the Proverbs to reflect on my recently completed hurricane-shortened, mask-wearing vacation. I can still remember the vacations of my...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Galatians 5:19-26 Galatians 6:2-10 Colossians 3:8-17 I Corinthians 5:1-6 St. Luke 3:7-14 St. Matthew 5:21-26 Exodus 20:12-17 The II Chronicles 7:14 passage lists four things God's...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    August 6, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

What I am about to tell you is true and factual. It's also an amazing example of the greatness and deliberateness of God. Before we start, we need to know some history. I'll do my best to make the...

 

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