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 Faith    May 26, 2022 

Stand Tall and Praise God

My story today comes from Luke 13:10-17. She had gotten used to looking at people out of the corner of her eye, by looking up and sideways. After eighteen years she could hardly remember any other...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    May 26, 2022 

Thought for the Week

I do not plan to examine all the judges of Israel listed in the Book. But I do want to look at some. The Scriptural readings that go along with this one are fairly long but do not ignore reading...

 
 Faith    May 26, 2022 

Curryville Church of the Brethren Welcomes Full-Time Minister

The Curryville Church of the Brethren hired Pastor Christopher Heinlein to serve as their new full-time minister. Pastor Chris has been serving as the interim pastor for the past year at the church....

 
 Faith    May 26, 2022 

Service of Remembrance to Take Place in RS

A Service of Remembrance will take place on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 1 p.m. The service will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery, Roaring Spring. The Service of Remembrance commemorates the contribution of all men and women who have served in the Armed...

 
 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Faith    May 19, 2022

Hopes for Healing

I did not know what to say. That is certainly unusual for me. I found myself having an intense phone conversation with someone I had never met in person. She was not a telemarketer. This 70-year-old...

 

Imlers Invite Those Interested to Night of Music

Pete and Carol Imler would like to take the time to remind their friends of their Christian get-together on Friday, May 20. The Imlers invite their friends to their home at 1271 Spang St Ext., Roaring Spring, for a special music evening with Tom...

 

Former Inmates Reach Back Behind Bars To Offer Others The 'Second Chance' That Changed Their Life

Aaron (*name has been changed) never thought he would enjoy responding to emails. For inmates on the receiving end at the Smithfield State Correctional Institution, those emails are a lifeline. Aaron is one of thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses who v...

 

Thought for the Week

Sometimes we say, “If there was only one commandment from God, life would be easier.” Well, that is not the case. But, there was one commandment God had given that was important but Israel...

 
 By Linda Weko    Faith    May 12, 2022

Messy Times/Times of Grace

Why is life so hard at times? Is there anything for us to learn when turmoil is all around us? It is heart breaking for me when people tell me bad test results they receive from their doctor or when...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    May 12, 2022

Ladies Encounter Brings More Than 300 Women to Convention Center

Joyce Bassler, chair for the Ladies Encounter, and her executive committee, comprised of Sharon Herr, Patricia David, Doris Miller, Karen Weaver and Linda Furry, did an outstanding job on the program...

 
 By Paster Earl Herr    Faith    May 12, 2022

The Time of the Judges

The Old Testament is about twice as large as the New. Yet, churches spend much more time in the study of the New. I am not negative about this necessarily but am concerned we begin to think the Old...

 
 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Faith    May 5, 2022

Thirst No More

Recently I had what amounted to a cold. Along with it came some coughing and congestion. My son jokingly reminded me to drink lots of water. He did this because that has always been my “go to” adv...

 

Thought for the Week

We are looking at Resurrection Sunday night. At least ten disciples, most likely more Followers of Jesus also, are gathered in an Upper Room. Probably it is the same upper room where Jesus shared the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    May 5, 2022

Curryville Church of the Brethren Holds Blessing of the Tractors

Curryville Church, located at 1535 Curryville Road, held a service on May 1 to bless the tractors and farmers. Pastor Chris Heinlein is the pastor of this beautiful church. He will be installed on...

 

Manna On Main Street Next Week

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will continue their monthly Manna on Main Street as a drive-through, take-out only service on May 14 from 5 to 6 p.m. Drive or walk up to the doors of fellowship hall located at the end of the alley...

 
 By Linda Weko    Faith    April 28, 2022

This is My Father's World

I think I have written before about how much I enjoy nature. There is a sense of order, of majesty, of serenity, that greets me whenever I spend time outside. A few years ago, my close friend got a...

 

Thought for the Week

Saturday is Sabbath. Everyone rests. Jesus rests in the tomb. Sunday, Sabbath is over. Before dawn, women came to do a better job of preparing Jesus’ body for burial than they think the men did....

 

The 71st Annual National Day of Prayer Event To be held Thursday, May 5

The Blair County 71st Annual National Day of Prayer event this year will be a drive-in event held at the Legion Park, N. Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg, on Thursday, May 5, 2022, beginning at noon. The Theme is “Exalt the Lord Who Established...

 

It's a Must

A Christian colleague and I have recently teamed up to answer spiritual questions and share the gospel with a hospice patient. Our basic message and plea to him has been what is found in John 3:3 & 7...

 

Thought for the Week

It was very early on Friday morning. Jesus had finished a three-hour prayer. He had urged His disciples to watch and pray with Him. Some may have prayed but none were able to stay awake long. A...

 

Scooping Them Up

Leah Musselman, 11, daughter of Jon and Autumn Musselman of Claysburg, scoops up another prize during an Easter egg hunt held at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Newry, on Saturday, April...

 

Seeds of Hope

What brings you a sense of hope as you go about your days? What has troubled you so much that you felt as though all hope was gone? I think the past couple years might have brought us all to places wh...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    April 14, 2022

Mary Southerland, Gwen Smith to Present at Ladies Encounter

Ladies Encounter will be held on Sunday April 30, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. Tickets will be available at local businesses and on the website. Mary Southerland is the founder of Journey Ministry...

 

Bring your Tractor to Church Day

Curryville Church of the Brethren will have a “Bring Your Tractor to Church Day” on May 1. The church is located at 1535 Curryville Road, Curryville. Farm attire is expected and welcomed. Masks are not required. There will be a blessing of the...

 

Thought for the Week

Most likely, if you are a church-goer, you have just celebrated “Palm Sunday.” I hope you were able to catch some of the enthusiasm demonstrated by the multitudes of people who accompanied Jesus o...

 

Easter Celebration Gives Attendees 'More Than an Egg Hunt'

Faith United Methodist Church held an Easter celebration on Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m. with more than 30 children and adults attending. Bonnie Musselman explained this year they wanted to do more...

 

St. John's UCC Offering Worship

St. John’s UCC, 117 East Julian St., will offer the following opportunities for worship this week: • Maundy Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m. – A meal of soup and bread will be followed by worship with a dramatic reading around the table and Holy...

 

Two Temples

The youth ministry at my church recently held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. It was good to see this tradition return after a few years of COVID restrictions. For many years, I led a team of parents...

 

Thought for the Week

The relationship between shepherd and sheep is not the same everywhere. In some countries, i.e. Australia, New Zealand, the United States, sheep are simply possessions. The care they receive is for...

 

St. Johns Reform Church Holding Easter Celebrations

St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg will hold a Good Friday worship service at 7 p.m. April 15. Scripture readings will focus on Christ’s atoning sacrifice for all. Pastor David M. Meckley will share a narrative sermon from the perspective of...

 

Southern Morrisons Cove Churches Putting on Concert

Churches of Southern Morrisons Cove will present a Concert of Praise at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 24, at the New Enterprise Church of the Brethren. The public is invited. The program will feature the praise and worship talents of individuals and choirs...

 

Escape From God's Mercy

Probably all of us remember Jonah from our days in Sunday School. He was an ordinary man, minding his own business when God called him to carry His message to the city of Nineveh. His entire story is...

 

Thought for the Week

God created humankind to have fellowship with Him. In the beginning that worked. God had fellowship with man. But God was God and Sovereign. Man could and did have fellowship with God. But God...

 

Martinsburg Church of God Holding Community Meal

Martinsburg Church of God will hold “Breaking Bread,” a free meal (because God’s love is always free) on April 11. The church is located at 123 S. Market St. in Martinsburg. Take-out and delivery will also be available. The menu will have...

 

WWJD?

Almost a quarter century ago there was a phenomenon in the Christian world that you may recall. People were wearing WWJD bracelets by the millions. Were they Blue Pirate fans proclaiming Williamsburg... Full story

 

Thought for the Week

Scripture frequently speaks of God as being a Shepherd. It also speaks of people being His sheep and His flock. I want to take these next “Thoughts” to examine this subject. We are approaching...

 

Faith Assembly Housekeeper Stepping Down after 30 Years

Lead Pastor Del Smith, Faith Assembly of God Church, Roaring Spring, recognized Carrie Rightenour for her 30 years of faithful service in the housekeeping staff at the church. Pastor Del Smith said that many mornings when he would arrive at the...

 

Bishop to Celebrate Mass in Solidarity With Ukraine and Russia

In communion with Pope Francis and in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and Russia who are suffering from the violence of war, the faithful of Altoona-Johnstown are invited to a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Mark Bartchak on March 25 at 5:30...

 
 By Linda Weko    Faith    March 17, 2022

The One to Watch

A story that is probably familiar to most of you is the story of the widow’s mite. It is a familiar story of a poor woman who gave everything she had to the church. All she did was uncurl her...

 

Holsinger's Fly Shop Special Guests at Faith Assembly of God Men's Ministry

Faith Assembly of God Men’s Ministry enjoyed their Mid-Winter Feast at the church on “two’s day” (02-22-22). The feast is an annual church event where the ministry provides the meal and...

 

Thought for the Week

Here and now we are getting little foretastes of what is to come. As I write this, the temperature is pretty bitter cold but we have already had some warm days and little glimpses of springtime. I am...

 

A Mysterious King Ends It

It is said that all good things must come to an end. I do hope that my readers would say that my long series of articles examining and expounding on the book of Proverbs has been good. I am sure some...

 

Martinsburg Grace Brethren To Premiere Easter Musical

The Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church will premiere the musical, “Don’t Miss The Grace of God,” written by local musician Ellen M. Stuckey, on March 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. at the church, located...

 

Thought for the Week

The Old Testament shows some aspects of God dealing with people that we have trouble understanding. God had delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt. He used signs and wonders to accomplish this. The...

 

Manna on Main Street This Weekend

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will continue their monthly Manna on Main Street as a drive-through, take-out only service, March 12 from 5 to 6 p.m. Drive or walk up to the doors of fellowship hall located at the end of the alley...

 
 By Linda Weko    Faith    March 3, 2022

Count Your Blessings

Do you remember singing a song when you were younger, maybe in Sunday School, that went “Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your blessings, see what God has done”? Sometimes as I sa...

 

Thought for the Week

Alexander Solzhenitsyn spent part of his life in a Soviet Siberian prison. At one point, he was so weak physically and discouraged mentally that he hoped for death. He even thought that if he stopped...

 

Quilts Commemorate 100th, 150th Anniversaries of Martinsburg Borough

Shown are two memorial quilts filled with the town’s residents’ signatures. The smaller, oldest quilt was started in 1927 for the 100th centennial of the incorporation of the Borough. It is 64...

 

Intersections

I am probably the only one reading these words who can say that I have been thinking about intersections lately. When was the last time you had some introspection on intersections? I guess I think of them at times because I drive several thousand...

 

Thought for the Week

This “Thought” might fit better in September, when we celebrate “Labor Day.” But working and labor are on my mind. Our reaction to the epidemic has done strange things to labor and employment....

 

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