Church Chatter- News for Aug 20, 2017

Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church

Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church – sharing God’s Mission in the World
Phone: 724-758-3458
Email: (note change)
Web page:

The Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church will meet at Shelter No 6 in Ewing Park at 10 AM for worship. The service will then be followed with a picnic. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share – the table service and beverages will be provided.

Rev. Ray Medina, serves as pastor of the Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church, 610 Line Avenue

Laura Adams serves as Director of Music

Various individuals will share during the service on how they serve by sharing God’s mission.

Worship is at 10 AM

Sunday –

Worship at 10 AM – Shelter #6

Picnic at 11 AM

Monday –

Prayer Group will meet at 10 AM

Berean Presbyterian Church

Address: 229 Dutch Ridge Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Phone: (724)758-7671

Calvin Presbyterian Church

Calvin Presbyterian Church – We seek to make everyone we meet a sharer in Christ, our peace!

615 Crescent Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
(724) 758-4258

Pastor:  Rev. Sean Brubaker

Music Director/Organist:  John Van Gorder

Parish Visitor:  Ginny Brest

Staffed nursery is provided.

Summer Office Hours:  Monday-Tuesday – Closed; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 9 a.m.-noon



August               20                                          Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

                                         9:00 a.m.    Calvin Coffee Café

                                        10:00 a.m.   The Lord’s Day Worship 

                   Coffee Hour by Group C

12:30 p.m.   EC Cooperating Presbyterian Churches Picnic

(Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church Pavilion)

6:00 p.m.    “A Night of Praise” presented by Bell Memorial PC

and The Sweet Shop (EC Community Plaza)



August               21-22                         Church Office Closed

21           6:15 p.m.    Worship and Music Committee meeting



August               27                                          Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

                                         9:00 a.m.    Calvin Coffee Café

                                        10:00 a.m.   The Lord’s Day Worship 

                    Coffee Hour by Group D



August               28            6:00 p.m.   Girl Scouts Leadership meeting

30            7:00 p.m.   Choir Rehearsal at The Van Gorder’s

September         4                                           Church Office Closed (Labor Day)

5                                           Regular Church Office Hours resume

(Mon., Thurs. Fri. 9-noon; Tues. 9-3; Wed.-Closed)

6:00 p.m.   Girl Scouts – Troop meeting

6                                           Church Office Closed

7             6:00 p.m.   Girl Scouts – Troops meetings

9             8:30 a.m.   Prayer Breakfast at The Wolverine Restaurant

10                                               Sunday School/11 a.m. Worship resumes

12:30 p.m.  “Back to Fall Luncheon”

1:30 p.m.   GriefShare

11            7:00 p.m.   Board of Deacons meeting

12            6:00 p.m.   Girl Scouts Troop meeting

13                                          Church Office Closed

9:00 a.m.   Stewardship and Finance Committee meeting


Christ Presbyterian Church

325 Spring Avenue

Pastor: R. Tod Custer

Associate Pastor:  Elizabeth Wallace
Music Director: Marlene Holland

Music Associate:  Mark Smith
Christian Education Director: Donna Custer


Church Office Hours: 9:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri)
Tracy Fox, Secretary




August 13, 2017       10:00 a.m. Worship


August 20, 2017       10:00 a.m. Worship

12:30 p.m. Co-Operating Presbyterian Picnic at Wurtemberg                                                      Presbyterian Church


August 27, 2017       9:30 a.m. Acolyte Training

10:00 a.m. Worship

11:00 a.m. Church Picnic Ewing Park Shelter #4


September 3, 2017   10:00 a.m. Worship in Hawthorne Hall


September 10, 2017 9:30 a.m. Rally Day

10:00 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship


September 17, 2017 9:00 a.m. Kerygma

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship

5:00 p.m. Adult Fellowship


Session Meetings: 3rd Monday of the Month, 7:00 p.m.

Deacon Meetings: 2nd Monday of the Month, 7:00 p.m.
Administration Mtg: 2nd Tues. of the Month, 7:00 p.m.
Next C.E. Meeting:  August 15, 7:00 p.m.

Next Worship & Music Meeting: Monday, August 14, 6:00 p.m.

Book Club:  7:00 p.m. August 22

Bible Study: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Kitchen Crew: 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 28

Boars Head: 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 27

Dayspring Harvest Ministry

Dayspring Harvest Ministries – 316 Sixth Street – Ellwood City.  PA


Edgewood Baptist Church

430 Edgewood Road

Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Pastor Michael Coleman
Imagine What God Can Do!
Growth Groups: 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service: 10:45 a.m.

Ellport Community Church

Lay Minister: Tom Milnes
Youth Pastor: Tom Milnes

Worship:  9:30am 

Sermon Series: “What’s in a Name?”

Speaker: Pastor Charlene Kennedy


  • Wednesday, August 16th. Pot luck meal at 6:00pm , Bible study at 6:30pm.
  •      Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 5:00pm Ellport Church Reunion and FREE concert by “One Voice” at 7:30pm.  Open to the public.

Ellport Presbyterian Church

221 Portersville Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117

Worship:  9:30am 
Sermon:  “What’s in a Name?”

Speaker: Pastor Charlene Kennedy


First Church of God

Address: 1862 Mercer Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117

PASTOR: Pastor Phil Conklin 



PHONE:  724-758-7970


SUNDAY SCHOOL:  NO Sunday School during the Summer


MORNING WORSHIP: 9:30 AM  ***Please NOTE Summer Worship Time***






Weekly Activities: (This Week at First Church of God)


TUESDAY – 5:30pm Golf Night

WEDNESDAY – 6:00pm Carry-In Picnic & Concert

THURSDAY – 6:00pm Coordinating Team Meeting

SATURDAY – 4:00 – 7:00pm Annual Car Show

9:00pm Evening Prayer Time

First United Methodist Church

416 Crescent Avenue, Ellwood City, PA  16117
Phone:  (724) 758-6278

Worship Service:    11:00am

Speaker                        Rev. Angelique O. Bradford

Sermon:                        “Look What The Lord Has Done” Mark 5:1-20




Monday, August 21
Boy Scouts                                                              6:30pm                  Fellowship Hall Church
Trustees Meeting                                                          7:00pm              Altruistic Room

Tuesday, August 22
Quilters                                                                    9:00am                 Quilter’s Room

Thursday, August 23                                                                                                                                                          Finance Committee Fundraiser- Jesus Rocks             6:00pm                  Fellowship Hall Church

The Fountain @ First Baptist Church

220 Fountain Avenue
Ellwood City, PA 16117

Church Office (724)758-5248

Pastor: Dave McQuaid
To learn more about First Baptist Church please visit our web site:
Visit our Facebook page

Weekly Services:
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Adoption/Foster support group 6 p.m.
Sunday Evening Youth 6 p.m.
Tuesday Evening Children’s Choir 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 6 p.m.

Monthly Services:
Ladies Night – The 16th of every month at 6:00 pm. We host a different event each month. In the past we have had speakers, craft nights, and Bible charades.

Free Methodist Church

412 Glen Avenue, Ellwood City, PA 16117
Phone (724) 758-9494

Find E.C. Free-Methodist on Facebook
Pastor: Rev. Todd Onink

Sunday service times:
Sunday school – 9:30 a.m.
Morning worship – 10:45 a.m.
(Jr. church and nursery provided during morning worship)

Mid-week youth and children’s programs:
Wednesday – 6:30-8 p.m. Kid’s Junction (age 4 – 5th grade)
Thursday – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Genesis Youth (grades 6-12)

Lillyville Church Of God

Worship Service 8:30 a.m.
Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.

408 Hickernell Road
Ellwood City, Pa. 16117
Phone: 724-758-8258
Pastor: Dennis E. Arndt

Weekly Events:
Every Wednesday
6:30 p.m. Intercessory  Prayer
7 p.m. Worship

Christmas Eve Service– 7 p.m.

Living Waters Baptist Church

Address: 528 First Ave.
Paster: Anthony Cortese
Phone: 724 494 7610

Sunday School: 10 a.m.
Service: 11 a.m.

North Sewickley Presbyterian Church

Address: 106 Chapel Drive, Ellwood City, PA 16117 (across from Shakespeare’s Restaurant)
Phone: 724-752-1272
Pastor Nathan Loudon

Sunday Worship Services at 10 a.m.
Followed by a time of fellowship
Sunday School at 9 a.m. (September-May). No Sunday School during the summer.

The vision of our congregation is “To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known.” We would love to have you worship with us or attend one of our many ministry opportunities. The following is a list of our core activities.

  • Blended Worship service at 10 a.m. on Sundays
  • Sunday School classes for all ages at 9 a.m.
  • Monthly Fellowship Activities
  • Monthly Bible Studies as well as periodic short-term studies
  • Sunday Evening Youth Group (September-May)
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Community Involvement Food Assistance (must be pre-qualified)
  • Mission Trip Opportunities
  • September-May, we host a Girl Scout Troop and a N.A. Meeting

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Park Gate Baptist Church

An Independent Baptist Church

Pastor David Childs

2840 River Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117
Fax: 724-758-0685

Study God’s Word and Share in God’s Love.
Greeters: Cindy Childs; Melody Childs
Coffee and Fellowship: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service – 10:45 a.m.
Evening Service – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study and Prayer at 6 p.m.

Providence Baptist Church

201 Chapel Drive, Ellwood City, PA

Phone: 724-758-7670

Opportunities for Worship
Sunday – 9:30 a.m. – Sunday School for all ages
10:45 a.m. – Worship Service
Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. – Bible Study and Prayer

Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church

Address: 258 Slippery Rock Drive
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Phone: (724) 752-8892

DATE:                           SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017       


WORSHIP:                   10:00am


SERMON:                     “Connecting the Dots”


GUEST SPEAKER:     Mr. Wilfred Mutale




Sunday (20th         )        12:30pm     Picnic @ Wurtemburg Pres.

Monday (21st)       6pm            Property & Finance Committee Meeting

6:30pm       Regular Session Meeting

Thursday (24th)    1-4pm         Game Days @ SRPC



Today we welcome Mr. Wilfred Mutale as he leads us in worship. Wilfred was born in Zambia, Africa and came to the United States to attend Geneva College.  He now works as an IT instructor at Pittsburgh Technical College. He is married to Ron White’s daughter Amber. Welcome Wilfred!


Today is our Noisy Offering to benefit the Deacon’s ministries. Get those coins ready!


There is a picnic TODAY at 12:30 at Wurtemburg Church. Please come join in the fellowship and good food.


We will be having a Celebration Dinner for Pastor Julia on Sunday, September 10th at 5pm.  Time will be available for Celebration Remarks during the dinner.  Please contact David or Jane Braymer at 724-752-9729, or contact the church office, to make your reservation.


There will be a regular Session Meeting tomorrow evening at 6:30pm.  Property & Finance will also meet tomorrow before the Session Meeting at 6pm.  If you would like to share input about the pastoral search process, please speak with any Session member: Bucky Weingartner, David Braymer, Heidi Borter, Carl Johns, Carol Monk, Barb Sproull, Kim Weingartner, Glenn D’Amico, Jim Mentzer.


Next Sunday, August 27 at 11AM there will be a special meeting of the congregation to discuss the installation of a handicapped lift.


For AUGUST/SEPTEMBER donations to the food pantry, bring packable lunch/after-school snacks. Be creative while helping feed those in need! Thank you.


Like playing games?  GAME DAYS continues on Thursdays in August, 1-4pm.  Bring your favorite game to share.  Light snacks will be provided.  Bring a friend too!


Our Session invites you to contribute towards our congregation’s pledge to the Shenango 2026 Campaign. You may use the pew envelopes and mark it “Shenango 2026.” For more information, pick up a brochure in the narthex or contact the church office.  Thank you!




St. Elias Orthodox Church

425 Cherry Way, Ellwood City
Rev. Fr. John Schmidt (parish priest)

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

307 Wayne Ave. Ellwood City
















Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

207 Spring Avenue  Ellwood City, PA 16117

Office Phone & Fax: 724-752-3050

Church E-mail:



10:00 AM – The Service of Holy Communion

**No Sunday School for the Summer**


**Sunday, September 3, 2017 – Return to 10:30 Worship**



Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 20, 2017

Worship Supply: Pastor David Saylor




This Week at Trinity:

Thursday, August 24th     7:00 Women’s AA Meeting

Saturday, August 26th                  7:00 AA Group Meeting


Mark Your Calendar for These Important Dates!

August 29         WELCA Board Meeting

August 30         Chancel Choir Practice

August 31         Wedding Rehearsal

September 1      Wedding

September 3      Return to 10:30 Worship

September 10    Rally Day





MISSION STATEMENT: We are committed to being God’s Presence in the Ellwood City area with a mission of evangelism and outreach that seeks to spread the Good News in Jesus Christ, inviting others to join us in the worship and work of our Lord.  We are committed to read, study, and meditate upon the Word of God.  And through prayer and the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we are empowered to respond to those in need.


Ministers                                      The Members of Trinity

Pastor                                       Pastor Peggy Suhr-Barkley

Music Director                           David Spielvogel II

Children’s Choir Director            Barb DeCooman

Word Alive Church

124 Scenic Hill Blvd. Ellwood City, PA 16117

Pastor: Cliff Reynolds
Assistant Pastors: Marvin Mayle / Matt Reynolds / Alan Marsh

Sunday Worship 10 a.m.
Sunday Prayer: 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Worship 7 p.m.

Weekly Schedule:

Sunday: Foundations Class 9:10 a.m.
Nursery and young children 10 a.m.
Explorers (grade 1-6) 10 a.m.
Passage Way (grades 7-9) 10:30 a.m.
Paradise youth group (grades 10-12) 6:30 p.m. at the Paradise Building

Monday: All men’s group: 6:45 p.m. at the Paradise Building
Grace Class (women) 6:45 p.m. at the Paradise Building

Wednesday: Nursery and Young Children: 7 p.m.
Explorers (grade 1-6) 7 p.m.
Passage way (grades 7-9) 7:30 p.m.
Paradise youth group (grades 10-12) 7:30 p.m.
Elevate (18-30 years old) 8:15 p.m. at the Paradise Building

Thursday: Word Power Prayer: 9:30 a.m.
Word Power Bible Study: 10 a.m.

Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church

291 Wurtemburg Road (POB 709)
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Pastor: Dr. Rob Guy

Sermon: “Why Did You Doubt”

Pianist: Wendy Grimes

Hospital Visitation: Norma Fisher & Sue Marshall


Sunday, AUGUST 13TH , 11:00 A.M., Annual Outdoor Communion Worship Service, this is always a special time. The service will be followed by a tureen dinner.


August 13 9:45 am: Deacons’ Meeting – 9:45 am: Sunday School
11:00 am: Worship Service – Outdoor
Noon: Picnic
September & October Newsletter Information Due

August 14 6:00 pm: Association Meeting

August 16
9:00 am: Quilting

August 17 7:30 pm: Band Practice

August 20 9:45 am: Sunday School – 11:00 am: Worship Service
12:30 pm: Co-operating Presbyterians Picnic – shelter