Church Chatter- News for June, 25 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 10 AM (note change of time).

Laura Adams serves as Director of Music

Bill Partridge will assist with the service.

Members will be greeted by Paul and Laura McConahy. Elders Valerie Graham-McWithey and Mike Kennedy will extend the hand of fellowship at the close of the service.

Nursery Care will be provided by Patty Colao

JC Camp (Junior Church) will be under the direction of Sarah Partridge.

Worship is at 10 AM

Sunday –

Worship at 10 AM

Monday –

Prayer Group will meet at 10 AM

Jodi Lewis will be the guest pianist

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



June                  25                               Third Sunday after Pentecost

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

             Coffee Hour by Group A

11:45 a.m.    Stated Session meeting



June                 26-27                          Church Office Closed

27   10 a.m.-1p.m.     Summer Youth Ministry

28   10 a.m.-1 p.m.    Summer Youth Ministry

29   10 a.m.-1 p.m.    Summer Youth Ministry

30                               Church Office Closed



July                    2          10:00 a.m.     Worship in the Park 

             (No Worship Service at Calvin)



July                    3-5                             Church Office Closed

5-6 10 a.m.-1 p.m.    Summer Youth Ministry

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

10-11                          Church Office Closed

10-14                          The Carpenter’s Project – Work Week

(No Youth Ministry this week)

22-29                          New Wilmington Mission Conference at

Westminster College

24-26                          Church Office Closed

25   10 a.m.-1p.m.     Summer Youth Ministry

26   10 a.m.-1 p.m.    Summer Youth Ministry

7:00 p.m.     Summer Choir Practice at The Van Gorder’s

27   10 a.m.-1 p.m.    Summer Youth Ministry

July                   31                               Church Office Closed

August               1                                Church Office Closed

10 a.m.-1p.m.       Summer Youth Ministry

2   10 a.m.-1 p.m.     Summer Youth Ministry

3   10 a.m.-1 p.m.     Summer Youth Ministry


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





June 25, 2017          10:00 a.m.  Worship


Tuesday:                 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch




July 2, 2017             10:00 a.m. Worship in the Park


July 9, 2017             10:00 a.m. Worship


July 16, 2017           10:00 a.m. Worship


July 23, 2017           10:00 a.m. Worship


July 30, 2017           10:00 a.m. Worship



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:  tba, 7:00 p.m.

Next Worship & Music Meeting: Monday, July 10?, 6:00 p.m.

Book Club:  7:00 p.m. tba

Bible Study: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Kitchen Crew: 7:00 p.m. Monday, tba

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

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

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

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 – 9:15am Young at Heart Boat Ride

5:30pm Golf Night

WEDNESDAY – 6:00pm Bible Study & Ice Cream

SATURDAY – 9:00pm Evening Prayer Time

NEXT SUNDAY, July 2nd – 9:30am Community Worship Service in Ewing Park.

NO Worship Service Here at the Church


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:                “God Gave Me A Song” Matthew 10:24-39



Monday, June 26
Boy Scouts                                                         6:30pm           Fellowship Hall Church

Tuesday, June 27
Quilters                                                             9:00am                       Quilter’s Room                               SPPRC: FUMC & Homewood                             7:00pm                       Church Lounge

Sunday, July 2                                                                                                                                                           Outdoor Community Worship                              10:00am            Ewing Park                                                                                  (Pre-Service Music begins at 9:40am)


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, JUNE 25, 2017    


WORSHIP:                   10:00am


SERMON:                     “Caution: Answered Prayer Ahead”


PASTOR:                    Rev. Julia Williamson



For JULY donations to the food pantry, bring toiletries, diapers (especially large sizes) and personal hygiene products. Be creative while helping feed those in need.


If you need emergency pastoral care this week please contact Pastor Elizabeth Wallace at (412) 418-0374.  Pastor Julia will be at Pittsburgh Seminary for continuing education.


A reminder that Worship in the Park is next Sunday July 2. Join us at 10AM as we worship as one congregation in Ellwood City. The offering at the park will go to Holy Redeemer Ministerium Food Pantry.


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. Elias Orthodox Church at 425 Cherry Way in Ellwood City will be celebrating the following services for Holy Week and Easter. All are welcome!


Thursday, April 13: 9:30 am – Holy Liturgy in remembrance of the Last Supper, 7 pm – Twelve Gospels Service commemorating the Passion of Christ.

Good Friday, April 14: 1 pm – Vespers with Laying of Christ in the Tomb, 7 pm – Lamentations Service around the Tomb of Christ.

Saturday, April 15: 9:30 am – Holy Liturgy of the Blessed Sabbath, 11:15 pm Procession and Announcement of “Christ is Risen!” followed by Resurrection Matins and Midnight Liturgy of Easter.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

307 Wayne Ave. Ellwood City

SUNDAY: JUNE 25, 2017






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**


Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 25, 2017

Sermon Title: “How Many Hairs On Your Head?”



This Week at Trinity:

Monday, June 26th          4:30 Social Hall in Use

Tuesday, June 27th        10:00 Newsletter Assembly

Thursday, June 29th        7:00 Women’s AA Meeting

Saturday, July 1st            7:00 AA Group Meeting


Mark Your Calendar for These Important Dates!

July 2    Worship in the Park-No Worship at Trinity

July 6    Faith Circle Picnic

July 8    Free Concert at the Community Plaza

July 9    Carpenter’s Project Worship at First Church of God




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: “Whoever Welcomes Me”

Pianist: Wendy Grimes

Liturgist: Karen Krummert

Greeters: Sandy Gallaher & Sue Marshall

Hospital Visitation: Ken & Linda Scott


July 16th immediately following the morning worship service there will be a Bike Hike at Moraine State Park. Lunch will be at the park. Please let Patti Phillippi or Susan Sommers know if you are coming so we will know when everyone has arrived.


June 25 9:45 am: Sunday School – 11:00 am: Worship Service
Afternoon – shelter in use.

June 28
9:00 am: Quilting

June 29 7:30 pm: Band Practice

July 2 Worship in the Park

Wurtemburg United Methodist