2:45 PM PST, February 1, 2013
Somerset First United Methodist Church Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. followed by traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m. They have a junior church program. Tomorrow the Rev. Dale Shunk will preach on "Why Me?"
Somerset Towers residents are invited to an informal worship and Bible study with the Rev. Shunk at 2:22 p.m. Sunday in the community room. The trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Tuesday between 7 and 8 p.m. there is Followers Prime Time for children ages 5 – 12 years. Choir practice is 7 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday at 6:30 p.m. is class for the Losing to Live weight loss competition. Bible study led by David and Patty McCall is at 7 p.m. Friday at First Church.
For those will prayer needs, call to 814-445-5736 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lavansville - Bakersville
The Lavansville Bakersville Lutheran Parish will be celebrating the fourth Sunday after Epiphany with a Hymn Mass and Communion.
Mt. Calvary in Lavansville begins worship at 9 a.m.; Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.
Mt. Zion in Bakersville begins worship at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.
For those with questions, call the parish office at 814-443-3965.
On the first Sunday of February, the Rev. Tom Sprowls' message in the Berlin Brethren Church is, "The Way to a Wise Life" at both the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services. A time of fellowship is at 9:15 a.m. The Sandy Relief Mission Team and OCC Mission Teams will make presentations at 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. regarding their recent mission trips.
Fitness Club exercises at 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Anyone interested in participating on Daily American Fitness Challenge Team from the church is asked to contact Doreen Jamison at 814-267-4855. Prayer Watch is at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Adult bells rehearse at 6 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday."Victory Over Darkness" Discussion Group is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Senior choir rehearses at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Tickets are available from any WMS member or at the church office for the upcoming Friendship Banquet and Auction to benefit missions. Questions regarding church activities can be directed to the church office at 814-267-3863. Sermon messages and bulletin announcements can be found on the church website at www.berlinbrethren.com.
The Geiger Church meets at 9:30 a.m. Sunday for Bible study. There are classes for all ages. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Barb Gardner will tell the children's story. The Keystone State Quartet will present the worship service.
Monday the men's and women's fellowship meet at 7 p.m.
Tuesday the executive committee meets at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday will be quilting all day. The children's choir will practice at 6:30 p.m., church choir at 7:15 p.m.
Thursday the Maple Spring "Sisters in Christ" meet at the Maple Spring Church at 6 p.m.
Saturday a "Brunch and Browse" will be held at the district office at 9:30 a.m. Also a "Sweetheart Dinner" will be held at Camp Harmony beginning with appetizers at 6 p.m.
Geiger Church is 2 1/2 miles north of Somerset, just off of Route 281, in the village of Geiger.
The senior high youth group will meet today to prepare vegetable soup, which will be delivered to area shut-ins. Soup will also be on sale after church Sunday.
Liturgy of Holy Communion worship services will be at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. A congregational meeting will be at 9:15 a.m. to review and adopt the Ministry Team annual reports.
On Friday, youth in grades 6-8 will travel to Pittsburgh for an evening of fellowship. On Saturday, the group will cook breakfast for the homeless men residing at Pleasant Valley Shelter.
For more information, contact the church office at 814-445-4627 or use the website www.friedenslutheran.com.
Beulah United Methodist Church is at 433 Bicycle Road, Friedens. Sunday school for all ages will be at 9:30 a.m.
Worship will be at 10:45 a.m. with Holy Communion. The Rev. Tom Brown will be preaching on "A Life of Love."
Sunday at 6:30 p.m. the boys and girls youth and the adult Bible study meet. There will be a closing prayer service from 7:30 to 8 p.m.
Beulah Church is handicapped accessible under its new carport.
"Would a Good God Send People to Hell?" is this week's sermon on Questions & Answers. Chuck Hildbold's message is based on 2 Samuel 14:14. Communion will be observed in both traditional worship with the anthem choir at 9 a.m. and in contemporary worship with the band at 11:10 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is at 10 a.m.
Potatoes will be collected Sunday for the Helping Hands Food Pantry in Boswell.
Congregational Care 6 p.m. Wednesday, Mothers of Preschoolers 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Losing to Live 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The church is just east of the traffic light in Jennerstown and is handicapped accessible. For more information, call the church office between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 814-629-7430, or visit the website www.jennerstownumc.org.
Holy Trinity Lutheran
The following is the schedule for the week at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Berlin:
Today: 7 p.m. Youth Film Night
Sunday: 9 a.m. worship and Communion, 10 a.m. Sunday school, 4 p.m. worship and communion, 6 p.m. Super Bowl Party
Tuesday: 9 a.m. Quilters & Knotters, 7 p.m. Ladies Bible study
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. senior choir, 7:30 p.m. adult bells
Thursday: 7 p.m. ALPHA
Friday: 9 a.m. quilters
Feb. 9: 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening worship
Feb. 10: 9 a.m. worship (contemporary service), 10 a.m. Sunday school, 2:30 p.m. youth planning meeting, 4 p.m. youth group, 5 p.m. Youth of God Chimes
For those interested in receiving homebound Communion, call the church office at 814-267-5014. Transportation to and from church is also available, call the church office for more information.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is at 525 Main St., Berlin. For more information on any of the activities, call the Rev. John Harmon at 814-267-5014 or visit online at www.htelcberlin.com. Church office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
First Christian Church
This week at First Christian Church, the Rev. Sam Draper's sermon is "The Queen of Beauty and Courage" from Esther 1-10.
Worship on Sunday is at 8 a.m. (contemporary service) and 10:45 a.m. (traditional service). Sunday school for all ages at 9:40 a.m. and adult Bible study, junior high youth group and Kick Start (ages 2-11) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday senior high youth group (IGNITE) from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
First Christian Church provides a staffed nursery during Sunday services and Sunday school. All FCC youth volunteers have gone through background checks to assure the safety of all the children in the nursery as well as other youth programs at FCC. FCC also provides parents of nursery age children with an emergency pager.
Ample parking is available in the many lots surrounding the church at 139 E. Main St., Somerset. Visit the website at www.somersetfirstchristian.org or check out on Facebook at SomersetFCC.
Trinity Lutheran, Somerset
The fourth Sunday after Epiphany will be celebrated tomorrow with worship services at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel and 10 a.m. in the nave, both with Holy Communion. Sunday school classes for all ages will begin at 8:45 a.m. Those attending are encouraged to bring cans of soup to support "The Souper Bowl of Caring" in conjunction with Super Bowl Sunday. The TLC choir rehearse at 11:15 a.m.
Bible study begins at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Mary and Marthas meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Commons Community Room.
The men's group will gather at McDonald's at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The food pantry will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday and the hymn selection committee meets at 6:30 p.m.
The Unbinding Your Heart study group will gather at noon Thursday, and the worship committee meets at 5:15 p.m. The Endowment Fund committee meets at 7 p.m.
Amity United Church of Christ in Meyersdale lists its schedule for the week:
Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10:25 a.m. worship service; new members class for anyone interested (first of three sessions immediately following worship – lasting approximately one hour)
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bible studies; 7 p.m. adult choir rehearsal
Thursday: 11:45 a.m. Lunch Bunch Bible study; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Girl Scouts (Brownies); 7 p.m. consistory meeting
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. drop off in Amity Hall (North Street door) for desserts for Death by Chocolate; 7 p.m. Death by Chocolate party and auction (15th annual benefit for the Meyersdale Public Library).
Berlin Trinity UCC
Berlin's Trinity UCC Sunday School is held at 9:30 a.m. and the worship service is at 10:40 a.m. This week the Rev. Frank Demmy's message will be "Come and See."
This coming week's activities include: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. chancel choir rehearsal; Thursday at 7 p.m. Christian education meeting.
Shut-ins who would like to receive CDs of the worship service or anyone in need of transportation to Sunday worship services is asked to call the church office to make arrangements.
For more details about TUCC events, call the church office between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. weekdays at 814-267-3234.
Pike Run COB
Sunday is the last opportunity to sign up for the Valentine's Day Lunch at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 10.
The Rev. Chris Forry will give the sermon on Sunday at the 9 a.m. worship service. Sunday school follows worship at 10:15 a.m. Bible study continues at David and Cecilia Hughes' home at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Beginning on Monday evening, the Rev. Forry will lead a small group study on the topic of Apologetics. The sessions begin at 7 p.m. and will continue each Monday evening for six weeks.
Registration for the District Women's Spring Event, "Reflecting the Beauty of the Lord" at the Antiochian Village Conference Center in May is due Feb. 10. Alice Deitz is taking reservations.
The church is at 2582 Glades Pike, Route 31 West.
Abundant Life Christian Center, 306 Plank Road, Berlin schedule for the week:
Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; morning worship, children's church 10:30 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday, King's Kids, God's Squad and Bible study 7 to 8 p.m.
For more information, go to www.samandmargieprogram.weebly.com.
Maple Spring COB
The Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple, the Rev. Guy Myers will speak on "Slaying the Giant of Greed" with Scripture from 2 Samuel 21:20,21, I Timothy 6:3-10 at the 10:35 a.m. service
Children's church (preschool-grade 6) is available.
9:30 a.m. Sunday school hour available for all ages.
6:30 to 8 p.m. Kidz Klub (for kids in grades K thru 6)
6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday Nite Youth
7 to 8 p.m. men and women Bible studies
For more info about Maple Spring COB, go to www.maplespringcob.org.
St. Andrews Lutheran
St. Andrews Lutheran Church will be celebrating the fourth Sunday after Epiphany. Service begins at 9 a.m. They will use the Lutheran Book of Worship and there will be Holy Communion the whole month of February. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.
Feb. 9 is Valentine's Sweetheart Evening starting at 6 p.m. Call Roni Reed for tickets 814-248-3372.
The church is at 500 Main St., Boswell. For those with questions or need assistance, contact the church secretary from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays or the Rev. Larry Hoover by calling 814-629-9275.
Sunday's service will be at 9 a.m. observing the 4th Sunday after Epiphany, with Communion under the leadership of Robert Thomas. Sunday school for all ages will be at 10:30 a.m. Committee Night will be at 7 p.m. Monday. Choir practice will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Faith Lutheran Church is at 6567 Glades Pike, three miles east along Route 31 in the Village of Wills. The church office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For those with questions regarding events or the ministries of the church, call the church office at 814-443-3179 during office hours. It has easy access for the physically challenged. The website is www.faithlutheransomerset.org or email at email@example.com.
Laurel Trinity Lutheran Church, Jennerstown
Sunday — Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
The Rev. Traci Bowman officiating
Worship services 8:45 and 11:15 p.m.
Sunday church school 10 a.m. for all ages
Cantata practice 1 p.m.
Boy Scouts 6 p.m.
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Little Angels Daycare (M-F)
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preschool II (Monday and Wednesday)
9 to 11:30 a.m. Preschool I (Tuesday and Thursday)
6 p.m. Bowling and Cub Scouts
9 a.m. Knotty women sewing (all are welcome)
6 p.m. choir practice
6:30 p.m. soup supper
7 p.m. Lenten service (Seven Faith Practices)
7 p.m. Christian ed and property committee meetings
7 p.m. Trinity players play rehearsal
7 p.m. Boy Scouts
Any more information, contact the church office 814-629-9288.
Somerset Church of the Nazarene
Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday with worship service starting at 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service is at 6:30 p.m. Adult prayer and study time, children's Adventure Club and the teen NazJazz meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The special music this week will be provided by Yvonne Henderson. The morning message will be brought by the Rev. Bob Henderson.
If you have any questions, contact at 814-445-4444.
Calvary United Methodist Church, 239 West Church St., Somerset, the Rev. Arnie McFarland, pastor; Sunday school at 9 a.m. and traditional Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Calvary Church is handicapped accessible.
Calvary activities: Sunday Communion at the Rail, D3 Café following worship at Grace UMC; Monday Boy Scouts 7 p.m.; Tuesday T.O.P.S. 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Somerset County Mobile Food Bank Board meeting 11 a.m.; Friday UM Cluster meeting 8 a.m. Next Sunday will be celebrating Boy Scout Sunday.
Call the church office at 814-445-2577 for additional information of church activities.
Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. with the worship service following at 10 a.m. The Rev. Paul Liepelt's message "When Jesus Did Not," is based on I Corinthians 13:1-13 and Luke 4:14-30. Bell choir will give the anthem and book study of "The Shack" after worship.
Monday: Quilters & Knotters at 9 a.m., by-laws revision committee meeting 6 p.m., Praise Team practice 6:30 p.m., Laurel Highlands Chorale practice 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday: Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank meeting 1 p.m., low impact aerobics/sculpt 6:30 p.m., Wednesday: Ministry & Evangelism meeting 6:15 p.m., chancel choir rehearsal 7 p.m., bell choir rehearsal 8 p.m.; Thursday: Disaster Ministry to New Windsor, Md., Christian education meeting 5:30 p.m., low impact aerobics/sculpt 6:30 p.m., Fellowship & Service meeting 7 p.m., Stewardship & Finance meeting 7 p.m.; Saturday: Sweetheart Dinner at Camp Harmony 6 p.m.
The church is at 606 Berlin Plank Road, Somerset. For more information, call the church office at 814-445-8853.
Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. The congregation will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Eric Raygor will speak from I Corinthians 13:1-13. Junior church for children preschool to sixth grade is held during the worship service. A staffed nursery is available for children age 4 and younger.
Sunday: Faith on Fire D3 Café at Grace Church from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday: Administrative Board meeting at 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible study at 10 a.m.; bell choir at 6 p.m., choir at 7 p.m.
St. Paul's UCC
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 202 W. Union St., Somerset, worship begins at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Matthew Deal's sermon is "It's that Love Thing, Again." The congregation will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion during worship.
Sunday school begins at 10:45 a.m. with classes available for all ages. The children's and youth choirs rehearse today. The children will rehearse from 9:30 to 10 a.m., and the youth will rehearse from 10 to 10:30 a.m. St. Paul's Souper Bowl of Caring Party will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Rev. Matt and Amanda's home. Bring canned goods to support the Somerset Area Food Pantry.
The chancel choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Quilters and Knotters meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. The Care Team and stewardship committee will meet at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively Thursday.
St. Paul's mission offering for February is Church World Service's Blanket Program. For those who need transportation assistance to a church event, call the church office at 814-445-4534.
Visit the church website to keep up with upcoming events, www.stpaulsuccsomerset.org.
St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2081 Husband Road, Somerset:
Sunday: 8:15 a.m. morning prayer; 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages; 10 a.m. 4th Sunday in Epiphany; Service of Holy Communion with annointing for healing immediately following dismissal. Coffee hour to follow service.
Tuesday: 7 p.m. ECW meeting in parish hall.
Wednesday: 6 p.m. evening prayer offered every Wednesday. Brief service of Word and Prayer. Choir practice to follow at 6:30 p.m. Newsletter articles due to church office by Feb. 6.
Saturday: District IV gathering at St. Michaels in the Valley, Ligonier. Call the Rev. Lenny Anderson to obtain details.
Save the date: Feb. 12 annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper.