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Thought for the Week

Jesus had celebrated Passover one last time with His disciples: During the meal, He given them a New Covenant: They were to remember it using bread, representing His broken body and grape wine, repres...

 

The Cove's Easter Services

Most Cove churches are recording services and then distributing them via Facebook, websites or email because of restrictions placed on gathering due to the coronavirus. Contact the church for more information. St. John's Reformed Church of Loysburg...

 

Pa. Asks For Alternatives To Religious Gatherings

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and as significant religious holidays approach in the coming weeks, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and religious leaders across the commonwealth encouraged alternative forms of faith gatherings. The Pa. Department of Health...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    April 2, 2020

A Mouse In the House

There's something soothing about routine. Our cat, Gladys, is the routine queen. Every week day, we wake up at 4:30 a.m. to start the day. That means Monday through Friday, Gladys gets fed at...

 

One Spectacular Sunday

Scripture to Read St. Matthew 21:1-11 & 14-17 St. Mark 11:1-11 St. Luke 19:29-44 St. John 12:12-19 Zechariah 9:9 &16-17 Psalm 118:1-9 & 19-24 Isaiah 62:10-12 I am going to interrupt our study...

 

Hear Our Prayers, O Lord

Paula and Bruce Hamilton of Williamsburg attend the Sunday morning service at Grace Pointe Community Church on March 29. More than 50 members of the congregation attended the morning service from...

 

The Meaning of Palm Sunday

Easter Sunday is the most sacred day on the Christian calendar. A celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion on Good Friday, Easter Sunday marks the culmination of the...

 

Lines by Lee

I strongly considered writing about something other than dealing with the coronavirus. But it is about all that anyone is talking about and dealing with at the moment. Much has changed even since my...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 26:24-26 Acts 26:27-29 Acts 26:30-32 Isaiah 52:13-53:3 Isaiah 53:4-13 Psalm 16:8-11 Genesis 3:13-15 Isaiah 9:6-7 The passage before us is Acts 26:1-23. We do not know if...

 

Finding Faith During Easter Celebrations Around the World

For many Christians, modern Easter celebrations would not be complete without bonnets, bunnies and colored eggs. As fun as those components can be, Christianity is at the heart of Easter, which is...

 

Making Church Different in Williamsburg

"How can we make church different?" Grace Pointe Community Church of God Pastor Jim Spivey asked his wife Ondria and other members of the church that question under the COVID-19 restrictions of "no...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    March 19, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

One thing I find difficult every other week is nailing down a specific topic to write about. It's not because there is a shortage of things to discuss, its because there are so many! The Bible is...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 9:1-9 Acts 9:10-19 Acts 9:20-30 Acts 22:1-11 Acts 22:12-21 Acts 23:6-11 St. Matthew 9:35-38 & St. John 4:32-38 We closed last week thinking about Paul's hearing the voice...

 

A Lenten Tradition Takes Flight

The Christian season of Lent and the Easter holiday are laden with time-honored traditions that are both secular and religious. Many such traditions are universal, but people still find ways to...

 

Unique Easter Traditions That Are Celebrated Across the Globe

Easter is the most important day of the year on the Christian calendar. A celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter commemorates the very core of the Christian faith. So it comes as no surprise that such an important day is steeped in...

 

Lines by Lee

Lately I have been thinking about numbers. I doubt that Numbers is your favorite book of the Bible. It does, however, contain some interesting digits and stories. There were 603,550 Israelite men...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 25:13-22 Acts 25:23-27 Acts 26:1-8 Acts 26:9-11 Acts 26:12-18 Acts 26:19-23 St. John 9:1-7 & 35-41 Governor Festus has invited King Herod Agrippa and Bernice to examine...

 

Martinsburg Grace Brethren to Premier Easter Musical April 3-4

The Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church will premiere the musical “Don’t Miss the Grace of God,” written by local musician Ellen M. Stuckey, at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, at the church, located at 300 S. Mulberry St.,...

 

Grace Pointe 90th Celebration Planned

Grace Pointe Community Church of God will be holding its 90th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22, celebrating its service to the Williamsburg community. On Saturday evening, there will be a concert featuring Southern...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    March 5, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Now ADONAI said to Avram, "Get yourself out of your country, away from your kinsmen and away from your father's house and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation, I will...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 25:12 St. Matthew 10:16-20 St. Mark 13:5-11 Acts 12:1-5 Acts 12:6-17 Acts 12:18-19 Acts 12:20-24 A "HEART"Y Thank You Dear Friends and neighbors, I give you a most sincere...

 

Preparing for Lent and Easter

The Christian tradition of Lent is celebrated across the globe by many different denominations of the faith. Lent is a 40-day period of sacrifice that begins on Ash Wednesday and culminates with the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on...

 

Easter Symbolism Compliments the Holiday

Tradition plays an important role in Easter celebrations for many families. Cherished traditions and symbols of Easter may include anything from egg hunts to lilies to lambs. Understanding the importance behind these symbols can make sharing the...

 

Lines by Lee

Of the many words of Jesus that have been quoted and scrutinized there are some that are easy to overlook. In the midst of a long list of challenging statements which have come to be known as the...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 24:27 Acts 25:1-3 Acts 25:4-6 Acts 25:7-8 Acts 25:9-11 Acts 25:12 Acts 9:10-19 Felix is replaced as governor by Porcius Festus. Almost immediately, he is confronted by the...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    February 20, 2020

Near Sighted And Far Sighted

"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." ~Colossians 3:1-2...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Faith    February 20, 2020

Mennonite Church Hosts Luncheon

The Martinsburg Mennonite Church celebrated God's Love with a carry-in lunch on Sunday, Feb. 16. More than 50 people were in attendance. Entertainment was appreciated by all and some folks joined in...

 

Lines by Lee

Billy Graham told the story of meeting a less fortunate man on the street. He gave the man some money and asked him what his greatest need was. He did not mention money or a job or house. The man...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 24:1-4 Acts 24:5-9 Acts 24:10-13 Acts 24:14-19 Acts 24:20-22 St. Matthew 22:23-33 Galatians 2:7-10 We will look at this preliminary to a trial. Actually, they never get...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    February 6, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to REad: Acts 23:11 Acts 23:12-15 Acts 23:16-18 Acts 23:19-22 Acts 23:23-30 Acts 23:31-35 Isaiah 11:6-9 Paul had been warned, wept over, and pled with not to go to Jerusalem because it was...

 

Lines by Lee

The other day I preached from 1 John 3 and was reminded of a verse that is so easily overlooked and a truth taken so lightly. It may be because the first verse of the chapter contains the "L" word....

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 22:24-25 Acts 22:26-29 Acts 23:1-3 Acts 23:4-5 Acts 23:6-9 Acts 23:10 Acts 23:11 The Roman Commander, Claudius Lysias, is doing everything in his power to understand what is...

 

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