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For Sunday, March 1, 2015

Prayer List

We include in our prayers:
Sally Carey (daughter of Jeanie Carey, Emmanuel)
Rosalie Lettiere (mother of Jason Lettiere, Emmanuel)
Todd Homan, (friend, Emmanuel)
Harry Bleyer (cousin of Kelly and Robert Laird, Grace)
Brad Kochenour (friend of the Lairds, Grace)
Doris Smith (St. Johnís)
Bill Snyder (Grace)
Gay Lynne Shouey (friend, Grace)
Douglas Smeltzer (son of Dick and Nancy Smeltzer, St. Johnís)
Bonnie Treaster (Emmanuel)
Gregg Clapper (friend, St. Johnís)
Theresa Myer (Eric Myer's mother)
Tom Runkle (friend, St. John's)
Larry Black (friend, St. Johnís)

Ruth Z. Boyer (Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville; St. Johnís)
Kate Stitzer (Centre Crest, Grace)
Phyllis Crater (Centre Crest, Grace)
Lois Ellenberger (Salem Hill Haven, St. Johnís)
Paul Homan (Salem Hill Haven, St. John's)
Lois Rearick (Room 126, 122 Wynwood Dr., Centre Hall; St. Johnís)
Mylan Grove (122 Wynwood Dr. Centre Hall, St. Johnís)


If anyone on the prayer list wishes to be removed, please call Pastor Leigh at 814-470-5850.



Emmanuel Announcements:

Grace Announcements:

Ladies of Grace are taking orders for Easter Eggs through March 1. There will be peanut butter, coconut cream and chocolate fudge in 8 oz. size for $4 and 3 oz. for $2, as well as chocolate cherry fudge in the 3 oz. size only. Order forms are available at Grace Church or by email request ( There will also be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the vestibule. Any questions, please call Kathy Huey at 364-1296.

The Ladies of Grace are collecting items for the Women's Resource Center through March 15. Lists of needed items are at the church.

St. Johnís Announcements:

Tri-Penn Announcements:

Grace will be showing the movie "The Good Lie" on Friday, March 13, at 7 PM. This is a story about several Lost Boys from Sudan who resettled in Kansas. It is rated PG-13 and stars Reese Witherspoon. There will be free popcorn & drinks available.

Community Lenten Services are being held through Lent and Holy Week. The remaining schedule is:
March 4th, 7:00 p.m., Salem Lutheran, Aaronsburg, "Broken Trust Restored"
Wednesday, March 11th, 7:00 p.m., Rebersburg United Methodist, "Broken Bread Restored"
Wednesday, March 18th, 7:00 p.m., Grace UCC, Spring Mills, "Broken Promises Restored"
Wednesday, March 25th, 7:00 p.m., St. Peter Lutheran, Rebersburg, "Broken Justice Restored"
Thursday, Apr. 2nd, 7:00 p.m., Trinity UMC, Woodward, "Broken Sanctuary Restored"
Friday, Apr. 3rd, TBA, Madisonburg UCC, Madisonburg, "7 Last Words"
Saturday, April 4th, 7:30 p.m., New Hope Lutheran Church, Spring Mills, A Community Easter Vigil

Envelops and information about support for Lancaster Theological Seminary are available so that the Northern Association of the United Church of Christ can follow through on its commitment to support those called into ministry. No amount is too small to be helpful in the funding of seminary education. Please prayerfully consider giving in support of the next generation of pastors. These offerings will be received Feb. 15-Mar. 1.

Daylight Savings Time begins March 8. Spring forward!

One Great Hour of Sharing will be received Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Tri-Penn council will meet Sunday, Mar. 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace.

The Rev. Dr. Thom Webster will meet with Tri-Penn Council on March 28 at at Grace UCC for a 12:30 lunch, which will be followed by a Thom's description of full-time vs. part-time ministry in our churches.


Please send all announcements to Dawn Shaffer at or call 422-0550 by 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. Please indicate to which congregation announcements belong. All announcements can be found on the Tri-Penn web site at St. Johnís web site address is



Next Weekís UCC Services:
Emmanuel: 9:00
Grace: 10:45

Next weekís altar cloth color is White.

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