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 By Kelly Baker    Faith    September 17, 2020 

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... Full story

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Psalm 34:15-18 Psalm 139:15-18 Isaiah 55:6-9 Isaiah 65:24 & Daniel 9:20-23 St. Luke 19:41-44 St. Luke 18:15-17 St. John 14:1-11 In my last "Thought" I lumped together prayer...

 

RS Church to Resume Free Meals Aug. 8

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will resume its monthly Manna on Main Street as a drive-thru take-out only service on Saturday, Aug. 8. Attendees can drive or walk up to the doors of the fellowship hall located at the end of the...

 

Lines by Lee

If you have adult children you can probably relate to what I have been experiencing over the past several years. My sons are 17 and 18. They are not children anymore. And though they want to be... Full story

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: II Corinthians 5:11-19 Proverbs 28:13 I John 1:8-10 Psalm 51:1-19 Romans 7:18-25 St. Luke 15:11-24 II Chronicles 7:11-20 From II Chronicles 7:14, the second requisite is for us to...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    July 23, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life." ~Proverbs 13:12 (CJB) This has been a year of hope deferred. All the plans and dreams we had at the beginning of the year...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Exodus 10:1-3 & 12:29-31 Deuteronomy 8:1-6 II Chronicles 34:21-28 St. Matthew 18:1-4 St. Matthew 23:1-12 I Peter 5:1-8 II Chronicles 12:1-7 Ever since the 9/11 crisis America... Full story

 

Imlers to Host Cookout July 24 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, July 24. The evening will include hot dogs, desserts, and attendees may...

 

Lines by Lee

As we are now midway through the hot summer, I thought it would be cool to continue looking at the Proverbs. I know some folks read a Proverb a day to keep foolishness away. I have at times prayed...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 15:27-29 St. Matthew 15:8-11 Romans 1:21-27 Romans 1:28-32 I John 3:1-3 II Timothy 2:20-22 I Thessalonians 4:1-8 I wrote July 2 about purity. I want to continue in that vein....

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    July 9, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

If you had asked me a few years ago what I thought of reading the prophets in the Old Testament, I would have made a face. If you ask me that same question today, you will get a completely different...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    July 9, 2020

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Luke 6:27-31 St. Luke 3:10-14 Ephesians 4:29-32 Jonah 42 St. Luke 10:30-37 St. Matthew 5:43-48 St. Matthew 7:15-23 We celebrated a national holiday on July 4. We call it...

 

Wedding Unity Ceremony Ideas

Weddings celebrate the joining together of hearts, families and homes. The unification of a couple pledging vows to each other is the key component of the ceremony, and unity rituals are common...

 
 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Faith    July 2, 2020

Lines by Lee

As hospice chaplain of almost two years I have grown accustomed to the challenges of ministering to dear folks who have dementia. Just today I visited with someone I have seen for over a year. She...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    July 2, 2020

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Psalm 24:3-6 St. Matthew 5:8 Hebrews 13:4 I Timothy 5:22c I Corinthians 6:15-20 I Corinthians 7:1-10 I Thessalonians 4:1-8 Today, I have chosen to write about purity. Purity...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    June 25, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Finally, grow powerful in union with the Lord, in union with his mighty strength! Use all the armor and weaponry that God provides, so that you will be able to stand against the deceptive tactics of...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Ephesians 5:19-20 Colossians 3:12-17 Isaiah 42:10-12 Psalm 40:1-6 Psalm 96:1-6 Psalm 98:1-6 Revelation 5:8-14 I really enjoy music. When there are vocal parts, I want them to be un...

 

Discarded Treasure Sale June 26-27 at Loysburg Church

The Women's Guild of St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg will hold its annual Discarded Treasure Sale (formerly the Rummage Sale) on June 26 and 27, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church basement and pavilion, 1698...

 

Lines by Lee

When I was 18 years old I did something for the first time. I became friends with a black man. In fact, in my freshman year of college there were two African American guys who I got to know. The one...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Thessalonians 5:17 Ephesians 6:18 Philippians 4:6-8 I Timothy 2:1-4 & 8 St. Matthew 26:41 Romans 8:26 St. Matthew 7:7-8 When I was young, I was somewhat baffled by I...

 

Imlers to Host Cookout June 19 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 on Friday, June 19. The evening will include hot dogs, desserts, and attendees may bring a dish...

 

Church Services Return Inside

Pastor Jim Spivey preaches to a large crowd of parishioners during Sunday's service at the Grace Pointe Community Church of God in Williamsburg. This was the first service held inside since the...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    June 11, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

One thing is for certain, it has been an exhausting year. I think we could all do with a little rest and relaxation. I think we're all sick and tired of hearing words like social distancing, "in...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Jeremiah 29:11-13 Genesis 18:9-14 St. Matthew 19:26-30 Romans 8:26-28 Exodus 15:11-18 Ephesians 1:15-22 Jeremiah 10:10-12 One of the attributes of God is that He is All-Powerful....

 

Simple Ways to Personalize Holy Communion Celebrations

Budding flowers and humming birds are some of the first harbingers of spring. So, too, are young Christian children dressed in white as they embark on the next step in their spiritual journeys. The...

 

Trinity Church Begins Summer Lunch Program

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring began its free summer lunch program on Thursday, June 4, and it will continue until Friday, Aug. 21. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Everyone is welcome. The...

 

St. Luke's to Hand Out Meals

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Roaring Spring will continue with weekly food giveaways from 2 to 5 p.m. every Friday for the time being. This week, the church will give away goulash and mixed vegetables. Meals will be distributed in a drive-thru...

 
 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Faith    June 4, 2020

Lines by Lee

I cut the grass today. Maybe you did too. Perhaps you wish your health still would permit you to do so. Some people love to mow the lawn. When my dad was alive it was one of his favorite things to do...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    June 4, 2020

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Proverbs 3:5-6 Romans 8:28 Romans 8:38-39 Isaiah 12:1-5 Psalm 20:5-7 Psalm 37:3-7 Psalm 71:1-5 I write this on May 4. You will likely read it a month later. What will change? I have no idea but likely things will be better or...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    May 28, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

I've always enjoyed connect the dots activity pages. Sometimes you can tell quite obviously what the picture is going to be before you even begin. Other times, the picture is more complicated and... Full story

 

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