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Is it Worth It?

A few days ago my brother sent my sister and me a bill. As mentioned in my previous column, the three of us traveled over 1,000 toll road miles to Illinois to visit with family from England. The trip...

 

Thought for the Week

Most heroes develop during a lifetime and are not declared heroes until their adult years. Not so for my hero today. We meet him in his early teen years. He has gone through major trauma. He was...

 

Manna On Main Street Set for Oct. 25

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will continue their monthly Manna on Monday as a drive-through, take-out only service Oct. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. Participants can drive or walk up to the doors of fellowship hall located at the end...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    October 21, 2021 

Newry Church Holds Craft Fair and Bake Sale

Women of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) in conjunction with the Women’s Craft Class held a Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 16. This event had many craft items...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    October 14, 2021

A New Creation

An old piano was given to us many years ago. It was a Cable Nelson Upright Grand. Although I am not musically gifted, nor had I been taught to play the piano, I thought it might be fun to learn. That never materialized the way I envisioned, but it...

 

Children's Disaster Services Offers Volunteer Workshop In Roaring Spring

Children’s Disaster Services is offering a workshop to train volunteers in Roaring Spring on Nov. 5 and 6. The workshop will be held at Roaring Spring First Church of the Brethren. Kristine Shunk is the local coordinator (814) 643-0601. The Middle...

 

Thought for the Week

I want to look at another of my heroes. First we look at three others. I take them as a group because it is impossible to separate them. They are Hananiah, Mischael, and Azariah. You may not know...

 

Imlers Plan October Night of Fellowship

The Imlers of Roaring Spring are inviting all those who love music, prayers, food and fellowship to come to their home on Friday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. for all that and more. Tom and Jo Ann Smith of Everett will be present to share music and...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    October 14, 2021

Anita Gutschick Gives Touching Performance

Ladies Encounter sponsored the “Truth of the Matter” on Oct. 5, at Faith Assembly of God in Roaring Spring. Praise and Worship was led by Generations band. The mission of Ladies Encounter is to...

 

No Matter What or When

As I type these words, I am just a few days away from a trip with two of my siblings. Our unique journey will take us to the Chicago area to visit our 3-month-old great-niece. Her parents will be ther...

 

Thought for the Week

My hero continues to grow. Joseph has come to Egypt as a slave at age seventeen. By the age of 30, he rose to be Prime Minister of Egypt. That is a marvel. He did it without doing violence to anyone....

 

Blessing of the Pets

Father Allen Zeth of St. Patrick Catholic School in Newry blesses the beagles of Monica Lanzendorfer and her son Isaac (left) during the annual Blessing of the Pets held in the school gymnasium on...

 

Manna on Main Street

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will continue their monthly Manna on Main Street as a drive-through, take-out only service on Oct. 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. Drive or walk up to the doors of fellowship hall located at the end of the alley...

 

First Church of the Brethren Brings Back 'Recharge' Family Program

The Roaring Spring First Church of the Brethren has re-initiated its popular Wednesday Night “Recharge” Family program. With activities and Bible study for the whole family, the program met with wide acceptance in its 2019 inaugural season. With...

 

Snippets

A few weeks ago I had written about finding humor in the Bible. Here are a few more places that made me smile… That Time God Called Out Mullets We all remember the mullet haircut, right? Short in...

 

Thought for the Week

My hero does not seem to have good fortune in the beginnings of these "Thoughts." Last time he was a slave. This time he is in prison. He is here because he was falsely accused of molesting his master...

 

Upcoming Cemetery Walk Will Feature Prominent Citizens

A cemetery walk through the graveyard in downtown Loysburg will be held Sunday, Oct. 3, beginning at 2 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the walk will be held the following Sunday at the same time. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend....

 

Two Ways

My Dad used to say there is a right way and a wrong way and there is his way. I think he thought his way was the best! In life there are two basic ways of doing things – the right way and the wrong...

 

Thought for the Week

Here stands my seventeen-year-old-hero in chains, wearing only underwear. His outerwear was taken by his brothers to deceive his father into believing he is dead. He is in chains because he is sold...

 

Above and Not Below

"Adonai will make you the head and not the tail; and you will be only above, never below – if you will listen to, observe and obey the mizvot (command) of Adonai your God and not turn away from any...

 

Morrison Cove Baptist Church Holds 'Old Fashioned' Dinner

Pastor Aaron Musselman, his wife Laura, and his son Jerry hosted a dinner where guests dressed in old-fashioned clothing. This small but powerful church has a theme-based dinner during months with fiv...

 

Thought for the Week

My hero this time is Joseph. He is a bona fide hero to many thousands. But that is in a few decades. I need to tell you about his growing up years. They made him a more impressive hero. His parents...

 

Wise Steps

If I have learned anything from working through the book of Proverbs, it should be the problem with pride. While I would like to think that the Lord has helped me stay humble, there are still weak...

 

Manna on Main Street Time Changes for July

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will continue their monthly Manna on Main Street as a drive-through, take-out only service on Sept. 11 from 5 to 6 p.m. Please note the time change. Participants can drive or walk up to the doors of...

 

Dramatic Presentation About Women of The Bible to Take Place at Faith Assembly

Faith Assembly, located at 4870 Cove Mountain Road in Roaring Spring, will be hosting a Ladies/Teen Fall Encounter with Anita Gutschick. The theme will be Women of the Bible. Anita Gutschick,...

 

Thought for the Week

Perhaps you will not think this hero of mine worthy to be called a hero. Even he did not think himself important. When he spoke with the “angel of the Lord,” he said of himself, “… my family...

 

PA Preferred Homegrown By Heroes to Offer Free Webinars Connecting Veterans with Agriculture Business Funding, Opportunities

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced a free webinar series to connect military veterans who are considering starting or expanding an agriculture business with resources, funding and planning tools they need to succeed. The series, which...

 

We Need Rest

Recently I’ve grown fond of watching the once popular TV series “Downton Abbey.” What I’ve learned is that in my house, we seem to be short a valet, a butler, a ladies maid, a head maid, any...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    September 2, 2021

WINGS Basket Auction

The WINGS (Women into Nurturing God’s Spirit) group of the Greenfield Charge of the United Church of Christ held a gift basket raffle at the Claysburg Community Days Celebration on Aug. 14 and 15....

 

Thought for the Week

My second hero is not an individual but a whole group of them. These heroes live in the pages of Scripture but also in our day and time. They are the “working class.” We will soon celebrate Labor...

 

Making Sense

I talked with an elderly woman this week that has two adult sons. She described how good they are to her although they boss her too much. One did excellent in school and even has had some inventions p...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    August 26, 2021

Faith United Methodist Church Shares Love for Jesus Through Ice Cream

Sunday, Aug. 22, Woodbury Community Center came alive with laughter and socialization while enjoying free ice cream. Faith United Methodist held their third and last ice cream community event for the...

 

'Sharing My Story' to Kick Off Rally Day at First Church of the Brethren

Sharing by Church of the Brethren General Secretary David Steele will highlight the Roaring Spring First Church of the Brethren Rally Day celebration on Sunday, Sept. 12, during morning worship, beginning at 9:25 a.m. Steele, who has served as the...

 

Thought for the Week

Children have heroes. Parents hope those heroes will actually be good examples for their child to follow. In today’s world, sports figures, media stars, and others who are rich, famous, good looking...

 

OT Wit and Humor

It seems the Old Testament often gets a bad wrap. People tend to view it as dry and boring, a list of rules that don’t apply, a bunch of whiny prophets that go on and on, or they see it as a bunch...

 

Imlers to Host Evening at Their Home

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring invite those interested to an evening of music, prayers, food and fellowship at their home at 1271 Spang St. Ext., Roaring Spring. The evening will begin between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20. A local...

 

Thought for the Week

There are multiple analogies of Christ’s relationship to His Church. He is seen as the Groom and the Church is His bride. He is the Head and the Church is His body. He is the Foundation and the...

 

Vacation Observations and Lessons

In my most recent column I mentioned looking forward to our big family vacation. I stated that you may be hearing more about it in the future. Now that I have been back for over a week, I thought I...

 

Thought for the Week

We continue to think of Christ building His Church. Everyone who has experienced a radical change in life, who is a Christian person is a “Living Stone” in the great Church: We can hardly review...

 

What Have We Learned

When I was growing up (in my mind not that long ago) almost every book or children's story had a lesson to learn in it. Listen to your parents. Be nice to others. Give from the goodness of your heart...

 

Thought for the Week

I have proposed six things: studying and obeying the Apostles’ Doctrine, experiencing fellowship, breaking bread together, praying, demonstrating reverence and praise to God joyfully, witnessing by...

 
 By GEORGE DEMPSIE    Faith    August 5, 2021

Who Is Our Neighbor?

When I visit the public library in Williamsburg, the beautiful stained glass windows bring back fond memories. The building was formerly the Presbyterian Church where my family and I worshiped. I can still hear Irene Miller playing the Sunday...

 

Upcoming Community Worship Service

A community worship service sponsored by the Roaring Spring Ministerium will be held on Aug. 8, at 9 a.m. at the Spring Dam ampitheater. Pastor Amanda McCaffery will deliver the morning message. In case of rain, the service will be held at Bare...

 

Looking Forward

As you read these words, I will have just completed what may be our last family vacation. Only the Lord knows the future; but my sons are young adults now. Between them working and being in college,...

 

Bowery Mission Project: The Journey Continues

Chuck Monts and wife Deb have just five days remaining in their cross-country fundraising journey to benefit the Bowery Mission Project in New York City. Morrisons Cove Herald readers may recall...

 

Thought for the Week

Our last "Thought" left Christ with 3,000 new Living Stones to use in building His Church. We assume from Acts 2:37-41 they were sinners who had repented, been forgiven, had received the Holy Ghost, w...

 

Upcoming Worship Service

A community worship service sponsored by the Roaring Spring Ministerium will be held on Aug. 8, at 9 a.m. at the Spring Dam ampitheater. Pastor Amanda McCaffery will deliver the morning message. In case of rain, the service will be held at Bare...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    July 22, 2021

Another Duck Story

The illustration shared during worship this week was a whimsical story about ducks (which can be watched by going to www.newenterprisecob.com) that reminded me of my own duck experiences. Last year...

 

Woodbury Cafe Becomes a Church Again

First a church, then a cafe, then a church again! Woodbury Borough’s 134 Main Street is changing hands. Currently Woodbury Cafe, it’s soon to be Grace Communion Woodbury, a congregation of Grace...

 

Thought for the Week

It has been said, “The Church began on the Day of Pentecost.” That could make sense. Two of the main ingredients were present: Sinners in need of salvation and The Holy Spirit Who could guide...

 

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