Church Chatter- News for March 26, 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:

Fourth Sunday in Lent.

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

Rachel Evrard will assist with the service.

The Unity Cross will be received from the First United Methodist Church.

Communion will be served

Members will be greeted by George and Peggy Petrak. Elders Louise Carroll and Charlene Kennedy will extend the hand of fellowship at the close of the service.

Nursery Care will be provided by Katie Weisz and Sarah Partridge.

Junior Church for children Kindergarten through 2nd grade will be under the direction of Sianna Rough.

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

Confirmation Class will meet at 12:45 PM

Sunday –

Breakfast at 9:30 AM

Funday/Sunday School at 9:45 AM

Worship at 11 AM

Confirmation Class at 12:45 PM

Monday –

Prayer Group meets at 10 AM


Worship Team will meet at 6 PM

Thursday –

Church Operations will meet at 5:30 PM

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


March 26   Fourth Sunday in Lent
9:30 a.m.      Sunday School
11:00 a.m.     The Lord’s Day Worship
Coffee Hour by Group F
2:00 p.m.      GriefShare meeting


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

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

29           Church Office Closed,   7:00 p.m.  Choir Rehearsal

30          6:00 p.m.      Girl Scout Troops meetings


April                  2   Fifth Sunday in Lent
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
6:30 p.m.      Music Worship Service with Daniel Snoke & Friends


April                  3           6:00 p.m.      Girl Scouts Leadership meeting

7:00 p.m.      Mission Committee meeting

4           9:30 a.m.      MOPS meeting

6:00 p.m.      Girl Scouts Troop meeting

5                                Church Office Closed

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

7:00 p.m.      Choir Rehearsal

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

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

9          12:30 p.m.     Stated Session meeting

10          7:00 p.m.      Board of Deacons meeting

11          1:00 p.m.      Ellwood City Woman’s Club 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


March 26, 2017
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship/Sue Garton, Handbell Soloist & Becky Sopher, Pianist

7:00 p.m. Kitchen Crew

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Youth Group

6:00 Bells
7:00 Choir

April 2, 2017
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
12:00 p.m.  Congregational Meeting to Elect Officers
7:00 p.m.  Boar’s Head

April 9, 2017              Palm Sunday
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
12:00 p.m.  Coffee Hour for new members

April 16, 2017          Easter Sunday
6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service at Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church
11:00 a.m. Worship Service

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: April 11, 7:00 p.m.
Next Worship & Music Meeting: Monday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.
Book Club:  7:00 p.m. March 21, 2017
Bible Study: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Kitchen Crew: 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017

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:  “Blinded by Sight”

Pastor: CRE Charlene Kennedy

OF NOTE  Announcements

  • “Time of Prayer” will be at 6:00pm on Wednesday, March 29.


First Church of God

Address: 1862 Mercer Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117

PASTOR: Pastor Phil Conklin

PHONE:  724-758-7970




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

SUNDAY, March 26th – 6:00pm Passion Play Practice

WEDNESDAY – 6:00pm Soup & Sandwich Meal

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

SATURDAY – 9:00am Highway Clean-up


First United Methodist Church

416 Crescent Avenue, Ellwood City, PA  16117

Phone:  (724) 758-6278
Rev. Angelique Bradford, Senior Pastor

Worship Times:                         Worship Service 11:00am

Speaker                        Rev. Angelique O. Bradford

Sermon:                        “If God Says Go, Go!”  John 9: 1-11 “


Sunday, March 26
Worship Committee Meeting                            12:00pm               Altruistic Room

Monday, March 27
Boy Scouts                                                       6:30pm             Fellowship Hall
Church Council Meeting                                     7:00pm             Church Lounge

Tuesday, March 28
Quilters                                                             9:00am            Quilter’s Room

Wednesday, March 29
Prayer & Mediation                                            12:30pm            Sanctuary
Cub Den Meetings                                             6:30pm             Fellowship Hall
Prayer & Meditation                                           6:30pm                         at Homewood Church
Choir Practice                                                   7:00pm                         Church Lounge

Friday, March 31
Lenten Bible Study                                             12:30                at Homewood UMC
Girl Scouts                                                        6:30pm             Fellowship Hall

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, MARCH 26, 2017                                      

WORSHIP:                   10:00am

SERMON:                     “Seeing is Believing”

PASTOR:                     Rev. Julia Williamson



Sunday (26th)        11am          Church Life Meeting

11am          Volunteer Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday (29th) 11:30am     Lenten Lunch Bunch @ Venezia’s


The Church Life Committee meets TODAY after worship.  All are welcome.

Our Session invites you to contribute towards our congregation’s pledge to the Shenango 2026 Campaign, to increase our support of our Presbytery and help further its ministries. Please read the brochure and consider a contribution. Thank you!

The Lenten Lunch Bunch will meet March 29 and April 5 11:30-1:00 at Venezia Restaurant, 521 Lawrence Ave. Our Lenten Devotional, Diving Lessons, is available in the narthex for $4.

Please sign the list in the narthex if you plan on attending the Seder on Maundy Thursday, April 14, 6PM so that we can plan the meal. There is also a sign-up sheet for helping to prepare for the evening.

The Deacons are taking orders for Easter lilies and tulips through April 2nd.  Order forms are available in the narthex.

Please sign the list in the narthex if you plan to attend the Lenten Concert at Beaver United Methodist Church next Sunday at 4PM.  Come early and we’ll have lunch together on Main Street.

During March bring in green food items for the food pantry and in April, the colors of the month are yellow or orange.  Be creative while helping feed those in need!  Thank you for your support!


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

SUNDAY: MARCH 26, 2017









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

March 26, 2017

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Sermon Title: “How’s Your Eyesight”

This Week at Trinity:

Wednesday, March 29th
5:30-6:00 Youth Choir Practice at Trinity
5:30 Soup Supper at Trinity
6:00 Girl Scout Meeting
7:00 Worship at Trinity
Chancel Choir Following Worship at Trinity

Thursday, March30th
11:00 Lenten Bible Study
7:00 Women’s AA Meeting

Saturday, April 1st
7:00 AA Group Meeting

Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events

April 2 & 9      “Shadows” Rehearsal
April 4             55+ Plus, Faith Circle, Word & Praise Meeting
April 12           Love Hope Circle
April 13           Maundy Thursday Worship Services 1:00 & 7:00
April 14           “Shadows”
April 19           VBS Planning Meeting
April 29           Spring Fling

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: “In Spirit and In Truth”

Pianist: Wendy Grimes


Next Lenten Dinner – will be on Wednesday, March 29th beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Congregational Life Committee will provide a pasta dinner. Devotions will follow the meal. The final Lenten dinner will be April 12th.

Upcoming Events

Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 15th at 10:00 am. Please bring friends and family to hunt the eggs and have FUN.

The Annual Rummage Sale will be May 5th and 6th. The downstairs classroom is ready for Rummage Sale items and the barrels are out. The items for sale need to be clean and in good condition. NO TV’s or electronic items will be accepted.

Graduate Luncheon will be May 21, 2017. We need to know who is graduating from high school or college. Please let Susan Sommers or Patti Phillippi know, if you are graduating, so we can honor you.

Vacation Bible School will be held here June 11-15, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. For more information please call Patti Phillippi at 724-971-1236. Helpers are needed.


March 19 9:45 am: Sunday School & Bible Study
11:00 am: Worship Service

March 20 9:00 am: Deacon’s Soup Making

March 22 9:00 am: Quilting

March 23 7:30 pm: Band Practice

March 25 5:00 pm: Social Hall in use

March 26 9:45 am: Sunday School & Bible Study
11:00 am: Worship Service


Greeters March 19: Kathryn Cook & Norma Fisher
March 26: Karen Krummert & Patti Petrak
April 2: David & Joyce Schweinsberg
April 9: Shari Kennedy & Susan Sommers
Visitation March 19: Gary MacDonald & Scott McCarty
March 26: Dave & Joyce Schweinsberg
April 2: Jim Rocasi & Jeff MacDonald
April 9: Gary MacDonald & Butch Baldwin
Liturgist March 19: Scott McCarty
March 26: Susan Sommers
April 2: Linda Scott
April 9: Jeff MacDonald
Ushers March: Ken Scott, Ben McDanel, Cindy Baldwin, Terri McCormick April: Karen MacDonald, Lori McCowin, Bob Marziano, Joe Cisco

Wurtemburg United Methodist


“Second Saturday” – Soup Supper

March 11th ,  4 – 6:30pm


Wurtemburg United Methodist Church

1244 Portersville Road  (Rt 488 by 3rd bridge)

Ellwood City, PA  16117


Soups:  Creamy Potato 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