Church Chatter- News for Feb 19, 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:

Rev. Ray Medina, pastor of the Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church, 610 Line Avenue, will speak this Sunday during the Morning worship service at 11 AM.

Laura Adams serves as Director of Music

The Wilson Family will assist with the service.

Members will be greeted by Ed and Betty Marshall. Elders Bob Kastroll and Lee Caldwell will extend the hand of fellowship at the close of the service.

Nursery Care will be provided by Kathy Brandes.

Breakfast of donuts and juice will be served at 9:30 AM

Funday/Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 AM

Worship is at 11 AM


Sunday –

Breakfast at 9:30 AM

Funday/Sunday School at 9:45 AM

Worship at 11 AM

Look Ahead Planning Luncheon will be held at 12:30 PM

Monday –

Prayer Group meets at 10 AM

Volleyball will play at 7:30 PM

Saturday –

Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8 AM at Christy’s Restaurant.

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.

Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday-Friday: 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday:  Closed



February          19                               Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

                                       9:30 a.m.      Sunday School

11:00 a.m.     The Lord’s Day Worship

             Coffee Hour by Group A

2:00 p.m.      GriefShare meeting



February          21          9:30 a.m.      MOPS meeting

12:30 p.m.     American Red Cross Blood Drive

6:00 p.m.      Girl Scouts Troop meeting

7:00 p.m.      Joint Elders/Deacons meeting

22                               Church Office Closed

7:00 p.m.      Choir Rehearsal

23          6:00 p.m.      Girl Scout Troops meetings



February          26                               Transfiguration of the Lord

                                       9:30 a.m.      Sunday School

11:00 a.m.     The Lord’s Day Worship

             Coffee Hour by Group B

2:00 p.m.      GriefShare meeting



February          27          6:00 p.m.      Ellwood City Municipal Women’s Club meeting

28          6:00 p.m.      Girl Scouts Troop meeting

March               1                                Church Office Closed

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

7:00 p.m.      Ash Wednesday Worship Service

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

7:00 p.m.      Mission Committee meeting

7           9:30 a.m.      MOPS meeting

6:00 p.m.      Girl Scouts Troop meeting

8                                Church Office Closed

7:00 p.m.      Choir Rehearsal


Christ Presbyterian Church

325 Spring Avenue

Pastor:R. Tod Custer

AssociatePastor:  Elizabeth Wallace
Music Director: Marlene Holland

MusicAssociate:  Mark Smith
Christian Education Director: Donna Custer


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




February 19, 2017   9:45 a.m.  SundaySchool

11:00a.m.  Worship

12:00 p.m.  Audit


Monday:              7:00p.m. Session


Tuesday:             7:00 p.m. Book Club


Wednesday:                  5:45 Bell Ensemble

6:00 Bells

7:00 Choir


February 26, 2017 9:45a.m.  Sunday School

11:00a.m.  Worship/Communion

7:00 p.m. Boar’s Head


February 28,2017  6:00 p.m. Shrove Tuesday Dinner

6:00-8:00 Youth Group


March 1, 2017      7:00p.m. Ash Wednesday Service


March 5, 2017          9:45 a.m.  SundaySchool

11:00a.m.  Worship




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

DeaconMeetings: 2nd Monday of the Month, 7:00 p.m.
Administration Mtg: 2nd Tues. of the Month, 7:00 p.m.
Next C.E. Meeting: Feb. 14, 7:00 p.m.

NextWorship & Music Meeting: Monday, March 13, 6:00 p.m.

BookClub:  7:00 p.m. Feb. 21, 2017

BibleStudy: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dayspring Harvest Ministry

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

Pastor: Pastor Cynthia Antinossi

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

9:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Worship – Traditional & Contemporary Praise Service

Sunday Evening – 6 p.m. – Prayer Meeting
Wednesday Evening – 6:30 p.m. – Bible Study
Thursday Evening – 6:30 p.m. – Inferno Youth Group


221 Portersville Road

Worship:  9:30am 

Pastor: CRE Charlene Kennedy



Wednesday, February 22   Time of Prayer at 6:00pm.

Sunday, February 26    Congregational Meeting at 10:30am with Coffee Hour to follow.

First Church of God

Address: 1862 Mercer Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117









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


SUNDAY – 6:00pm Passion Play Practice

MONDAY6:30pm Volleyball

TUESDAY – 6:30pm Ladies’ Night Out

WEDNESDAY – 6:00pm Meatloaf Meal

6:45pm Children’s Classes, Youth Group, and Adult Bible Study

THURSDAY – 6:00pm Coordinating Team Meeting

First United Methodist Church

416 Crescent Avenue, Ellwood City, PA  16117

Phone:  (724) 758-6278



Worship Times:                         Worship Service 11:00am

Speaker                        Rev. Angelique O. Bradford

Sermon:                        “Matters of the Heart” Matthew 5: 38-48




Monday, February 13
Boy Scouts                                                       6:30pm             Fellowship Hall
Finance & Stewardship Committees Meeting-      7:00pm             Altruistic Room

Tuesday, February 14
Quilters                                                             9:00am            Quilter’s Room
Worship Committee Meeting                               7:00pm             Altruistic Room

Wednesday, February 15
Prayer & Mediation                                            12:00pm            Prayer Room
Prayer & Meditation                                           6:00pm                         at Homewood Church
Cub Den Meeting                                               6:30pm             Fellowship Hall
Choir Practice                                                   7:00pm                         Church Lounge

Friday, February 17
Girl Scouts                                                        6:30pm             Fellowship Hall

Saturday, February 18
United Methodist Women’s meeting                    9:30am             Church Library

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, FEBRUARY 19, 2017  


WORSHIP:                   10:00am


SERMON:                     “Holy Loving”

PASTOR:                     Rev. Julia Williamson






Sunday (19th)        11am          Mission Committee Meeting

11am          Deacon Meeting

11am          Volunteer Choir Practice



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


Mission Committee and Deacons are meeting today.


The Volunteer Choir will practice TODAY after worship; we will sing in church on January 26th.


The Deacons are making pancakes next Sunday after worship. Yum!  Plan on staying as we celebrate the change of seasons (Mardi Gras!)


Our Ash Wednesday worship will be at 5:30PM on March 1st.


The Lenten Lunch Bunch will meet beginning March 15, 11:30-1:00 for four Wednesdays at Venezia Restaurant, 521 Lawrence Ave. Our Lenten Devotional for discussion is called Diving Lessons and is available in the narthex for $4.


There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex for the Church Life, Mission and Property & Finance Committees. Please prayerfully consider joining one and helping out with the work of our church. All hands are needed!


Are you willing to take care of the church’s recycling bin for a month? This involves taking the recycling from the kitchen to an appropriate drop-off center or adding it to your own bin at home. Please sign up in the narthex.


This month we are collecting soup and crackers for the Holy Redeemer Ministerium Social Services.  Thank you for your support!


Attention Committees: Your books are due now.  Please place them in the library.  Auditors will begin working on them in February.


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:



9:15 AM – Sunday School

10:30 AM – The Service of Holy Communion


February 19, 2017

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

Guest Worship Leader:  Pastor David Saylor



This Week at Trinity:

Tuesday, February 21st                          1:00 55+Plus Group

7:00 Grief Support

Wednesday, February 22nd        6:00 Girl Scout Meeting

6:15 Youth Choir

NO Chancel Choir

Thursday, February 23rd          10:30 Newsletter Assembly

7:00 Women’s AA Meeting

Saturday, February 25th             7:00 AA Group Meeting

Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events

February 26     Shrove Tuesday/Sunday Pancake Brunch

February 28     Money Teams Meeting



Nursery Care is Available for infants and children up to 5 years of age.


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: “Grow Up Into Him”

Pianist: Wendy Grimes


A congregational meeting will be held next Sunday, February 26th following the noon luncheon. The purpose of the meeting is to review end of year reports. The meeting will begin following the luncheon. The Deacons will provide sandwiches, chips, dessert and drinks. They request that those attending bring a casserole or salad.


February 19 9:45 am: Sunday School
11:00 am: Worship Service
Noon: Committees will meet – 1:00: Session will meet

February 22 9:00 am: Quilting

February 23 7:30 pm: Band Practice

February 25 9:30 am: Set-up for Sunday’s luncheon

February 26 9:45 am: Sunday School
11:00 am: Worship Service
Noon: Luncheon followed by Congregational Meeting


Greeters February 19: Jim & Cindy Rosaci
February 26: Donna Cook & Ernestine Stratton
March 5: Daniele, Nikki & Kaiden McDowell
March 12: Jeff & Karen MacDonald
Visitation February 19: Debby Boring & Joyce Schweinsberg
February 26: Karen Krummert & Norma Fisher
March 5: Hap Pander & Ben McDanel
March 12: Sue Marsall & Sally Pander
Liturgist February 19: Shari Kennedy
February 26: Linda Scott
March 5: Patti Petrak
March 12: Jeff MacDonald
Ushers Feb: Linda Scott, Cindy Rosaci, Tyler Boring, Gary MacDonald, Diane Moser – March – Ken Scott, Ben McDanel, Cindy Baldwin, Terri McCormick

Wurtemburg United Methodist


“Second Saturday” – Soup Supper

December 10th,  4 – 6:30pm


Wurtemburg United Methodist Church

1244 Portersville Road  (Rt 488 by 3rd bridge)

Ellwood City, PA  16117


Soups:  Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup and Beef Veggie

Includes:  Italian Bread, Homemade Rolls, Dessert, Beverages & Refills


Eat-in and Take-out are both $6; under age 5 Free.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are just $1.00

Quarts of Soup are $6.00


Come, relax and enjoy fresh homemade soups and desserts.

We look forward to serving you.


Please mark your calendar for” every “Second Saturday” through April.

Church:  724-758-9685