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 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Faith    July 29, 2021 

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...

 
 Faith    July 29, 2021 

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...

 
 Faith    July 29, 2021 

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...

 

St. John's United Church of Christ to Celebrate Christmas in July

St John’s United Church of Christ, 117 E. Julian Street, Martinsburg, was closed to worship due to COVID-19 concerns during the 2020 Advent/Christmas season. For this reason, the congregation will celebrate Christmas in July Sunday, July 25, 2021....

 

Vacation Bible School to be Held at St. John's Reformed Church of Loysburg

St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg will hold a one-week evening Vacation Bible School for children of the church and community beginning Sunday, Aug. 1. Hours will be 5:30 to 7:40 p.m. through Thursday, Aug. 5. Bible lessons, snacks and games...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Faith    July 22, 2021

Catholic Churches Set to Resume Obligation to Attend Mass

In March 2020, the onslaught of COVID-19 suddenly and dramatically changed the routines of our lives. From the way we shopped for groceries, educated our kids, went to work, or worshipped, adjustments had to be made as officials frantically searched...

 

Wise Insights from Life

What if you were challenged to begin writing down or typing up observations, lessons learned, and thoughts from your life? Where would you begin? How would you organize your thoughts? How long would...

 

Imlers to Host Evening of Music, Prayer, Food at Their Home

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring invite those interested to an evening of music, prayer, food and fellowship at their home in Roaring Spring. The evening will begin between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday, July 16. A local guest speaker will join to...

 

Thought for the Week

Jesus was in conversation with His disciples. He told them He would build His Church. Even the ‘Gates of Hell’ could not prevail against it. (See Matthew 16:18) God intended Israel, His “Chosen...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    July 8, 2021

Receiving Blessings

“I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    July 8, 2021

Thought for the Week

I am writing this on the longest day of 2021. It reminds me of the longest day in history. It was a day Israel and Amorites were engaged in war. The Lord commanded the sun and the moon to stand...

 

Martinsburg Brethren in Christ Church Invites Children to Summer Event

A summer kids’ event called Rocky Railway VBS: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through will be hosted at Martinsburg Brethren in Christ Church from July 11 to July 15. At Rocky Railway, kids will discover...

 
 By ERIC SHIELDS    Faith    July 8, 2021

Blair Co. Anniversary Continues with Colonel William Murray Civil War Days

The celebration of Blair County’s 175th anniversary continues the weekend of July 17 and 18. The Colonel William Murray Civil War Days will be a two-day event taking place at two different locations including the Historic Hollidaysburg Inc., (HHI)...

 

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 July 10 from 5 to 6 p.m. Please note the time change. Participants can drive or walk up to the doors of...

 
 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Faith    July 1, 2021

From the Mailbag

With the holiday weekend upon us, I thought I would do something a bit different. I am taking a break from my Proverbs series to answer your questions as I open up the reader mailbag. It will be a...

 

Thought for the Week

Our nation will soon celebrate and commemorate “Independence Day.” I want us to take a look at “dependence” today. By definition, the word means, to be contingent upon, influenced by,...

 

Not Just a Job, an Adventure

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.” (Psalm 84:5, NIV) It used to be that I would look to the heavens and say, “Lord, just show me what it is that I...

 

Church's New Addition Collapses

Construction on an addition to the Grace Fellowship Church in Leamersville, located on Brethren Lane, Duncansville, came to a halt early Sunday Morning, June 20, when the structure collapsed due to a...

 

Thought for the Week

We examine a parable given only in Matthew 20. We might be challenged. Is it fair? As are many parables of Jesus, this one proposes something to be like the Kingdom of Heaven (or of God). It is a...

 

Summer Wisdom

This summer has already been interesting. I booked a family vacation for California. We watched our youngest son graduate from high school and vacation without us. I got to play disc golf with my...

 

Thought for the Week

It was quite a day. It was, for Jews, already a day of celebration. It was the Festival of Weeks, the celebration of the end of harvest. Many times, God had given abundantly to His people. People God...

 

Churches Update COVID-19 Policies, Service Times

Editor’s note: The following information has been submitted to the Herald staff. If your church is not listed, please contact the Herald with updated information. A list of changes will be included in the Herald’s publication as long as we...

 

Imlers to Host Evening of Music, Prayer, Food at Their Home

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring invite those interested to an evening of music, prayer, food and fellowship at their home in Roaring Spring. The evening will begin between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday, June 18. Tom and JoAnn Smith of Everett...

 

It's All About Time

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NIV) It was a beautiful morning, so I took my coffee, Bible and devotional books out to th...

 

Thought for the Week

Much of the church does not celebrate Ascension Day. It is the fortieth day after Jesus rose from death. He now lives eternally. He made many appearances to His Followers after His Resurrection. So...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    June 10, 2021

Martinsburg Mennonite Celebrates Birthdays

Two longtime members of Martinsburg Mennonite Church have birthdays this month. The church honored these members with cards and balloons. This small but mighty church has been holding church services...

 

Churches Update COVID-19 Policies, Service Times

Editor’s note: The following information has been collected by Herald staff contacting churches. If your church is not listed, please contact the Herald with updated information. We will continue to publish changes as we receive them. ALTOONA...

 
 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Faith    June 3, 2021

Control Patrol

Most people know that there are things in life that we can control. I control my thermostat – until my wife changes it. I decide what clothes I will put on in the morning and how fast I will drive. Folks also realize that there are some things...

 

Thought for the Week

Let’s see why humankind does not want to connect with God. I can think of three reasons: 1. Rebellion against God. 2. Transgression against God’s Law. And 3. Opposition against God’s standards....

 

Worth

Hello. If you read my last article you may be wondering things like “Why on earth did she submit the Declaration of Independence? That was quite boring. Has she gone off the deep end? What does that...

 

A Declaration of Faith

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” (Hebrews 11:1, NIV) We hold these truths to be self-evident,...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    May 13, 2021

Thought for the Week

Last week we celebrated National Day of Prayer. Hopefully, you were able to attend some sort of prayer rally. I am reminded there is a passage in Scripture that says God is wearied by the many words...

 
 By Lee H. Hamilton    Faith    May 6, 2021

Matter of Motives

One of the aspects of life that is sometimes tricky to discern and weigh is one’s motives. I do not always question my motives; however, it is helpful to do so pretty often. With just about every...

 

Thought for the Week

Today is National Day of Prayer. Hopefully, you will be able to attend some sort of prayer rally. Pray your life will be radically different from the life lived by Judas Iscariot. I said last week,...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    April 29, 2021

Rocks for Brains

“And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:10, KJV) It was such a beautiful day. Not the day that we...

 

Thought for the Week

Things are moving to a climax. In fact there will several climaxes. One of these happens just before the Week begins. It happens I think, as a result of what Jesus did for His family of friends....

 

Those Cows

“If you see your fellow Israelite’s ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner. If they do not live near you or if you do not know who owns it, take it home wi...

 

Thought for the Week

In this series, I have said: “The Passover Lamb was kept and observed for four days, to be sure it was not sick or defective in any way. In some cases the lamb was kept in the house and was...

 

Lines by Lee

For over a year, my bicycle has been hanging in the garage – untouched. It needed new brakes, tires and an overall tune up. Since I have no mechanical abilities, I broke down and decided to take it...

 

Holy Week III

Scriptures to Read St. John 14:1-6 St. John 3:16-21 St. John 5:24-30 Exodus 12:3-13 Romans 5:9-11 Hebrews 10:1-7 Hebrews 10:8-18 In this series, I have said: "The Passover Lamb was kept and observed...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Faith    April 8, 2021

Last Supper Presented at United Methodist Church

On Thursday, April 1, the Williamsburg United Methodist Church hosted a Maundy Thursday presentation of the Last Supper, based on Leonardo da Vinci's painting. The presentation was narrated by...

 

The Lamb

Imagine Papa coming home one day with the most beautiful little lamb your family has ever seen. Its little wool coat is perfect. Its little legs are shaped just the way they ought to be. Its little ho...

 

Holy Week Services in Roaring Spring

Wednesday, March 31 6 p.m. – Prayer walk through Roaring Spring. Gather at the Spring Dam Parking lot. Thursday, April 1 Maundy Thursday 6 p.m. – Bare Memorial Church of God: Worship service with Communion, feet washing and baptisms 7 p.m. ...

 

Thought for the Week

Sometimes I think I stretch out my "Thoughts." Holy Week could technically be seven days long. So much happens in that week it can scarcely be examined in a short time. On Thursday night of that...

 

Roaring Spring Easter Mural

Pastor Charles J. Brewbaker of Holy Fire Chapel in Roaring Spring painted this depiction of the resurrection of Christ. The painting will be on display in front of the Holy Fire Chapel on Bloomfield...

 

Heart of Grief and Peace

Recently I found myself in an interesting position. Although I help people prepare for grief and in the midst of their grief, this was a new one. It is different when family is involved. What made it...

 

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