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Church Slates Summer Service Schedule May 22, 2018

The summer schedule at Leacock Presbyterian Church, 3181 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, will run from Sunday, May 27, through Sunday, Sept. 9. The 8 a.m. Sunday summer service will be held at the Historic Old Leacock Presbyterian Church, Old Leacock Road and the Old Philadelphia Pike, one mile west of Intercourse. Lemonade will be served in the courtyard after the services.

The 9:30 a.m. Sunday summer service will be held at the Leacock Presbyterian Church. Old Leacock Day will be held after the 9:30 a.m. church service at the old church on Sept. 9 and will conclude the Old Leacock summer services. There will be no church service at the Paradise church on Sept. 9.

Following the service, a potluck picnic will be held in the church courtyard. Hotdogs with all the trimmings, beverages, and paper goods will be furnished. Attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish item to share.

The community is welcome to attend. For further details, readers may call the church at 717-687-6619 or visit www.leacockpres.org.

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Ugandan Pastor To Visit Church May 17, 2018

Victory Christian Fellowship, 695 E. Ridge Road, Palmyra, will host Pastor George on Sunday, May 27, at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. George has served as pastor at Elim Fellowship in Uganda, Africa, for the past 30 years.

For more details, readers may call 717-838-2033 or visit www.vcfpa.org.

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Centennial Church Posts Schedule May 9, 2018

Centennial Lutheran Church, 1330 Hares Hill Road, Kimberton, has posted its schedule of services.

On Sunday, May 20, there will be a worship service at 9:30 a.m. The service will include a message by pastor Sandra Ellis-Killian and the celebration of Holy Communion. In recognition of Pentecost, people are encouraged to wear red.

Information about church events is available at www.centenniallutheran.org or by emailing info@centenniallutheran.org.

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Church Slates Activities May 2, 2018

St. Paul Church, 161 S. Main St., Shrewsbury, has planned several events. Community members are invited to attend.

A game night will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Free soup will be available.

On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, a worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. Women and girls will receive special gifts.

On Pentecost, Sunday, May 20, at 10:15 a.m., the church will hold a "Happy Birthday, Church" celebration, featuring many surprises.

The church will hold its Memorial Day observance on Sunday, May 27, at 10:15 a.m.

For more information, readers may call Pastor Martha Boyer at 717-858-2991.

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Centennial Church Posts Schedule May 2, 2018

Centennial Lutheran Church, 1330 Hares Hill Road, Kimberton, has posted its schedule of services.

On Sunday, May 13, there will be a worship service at 9:30 a.m. The service will include a message by pastor Sandra Ellis-Killian and the celebration of Holy Communion. To celebrate Mother's Day, the sanctuary will be decorated with geraniums that were purchased in honor of and in memory of mothers.

Information about church events is available at www.centenniallutheran.org or by emailing info@centenniallutheran.org.

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Centennial Church Posts Schedule April 26, 2018

Centennial Lutheran Church, 1330 Hares Hill Road, Kimberton, has posted its schedule of activities.

On Sunday, May 6, there will be a worship service at 9:30 a.m. The service will include a message by Pastor Jerry Tancredi and the celebration of Holy Communion. The education hour for all ages will follow the worship service.

The Cinco de Mayo youth car wash will take place on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees may enjoy tacos while their car is washed. The rain date will be Sunday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, the sanctuary will be decorated with geraniums in honor of and in memory of mothers.

Information about church events is available at www.centenniallutheran.org or by emailing info@centenniallutheran.org.

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Church Plans Polka Mass April 20, 2018

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 700 Pleasure Road, Lancaster, will host a Polka Mass on Sunday, April 29, at 10 a.m. Directed by pastor Glenn Beard, the Heidelberg Brass Band will lead the congregation through a joyful, heartwarming service.

The public is invited to attend. For details, call 717-394-9607.

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Day Of Prayer Service Posted April 17, 2018

Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church, 4833 Division Highway, East Earl, will hold a National Day of Prayer service around the flagpole on Thursday, May 3, at 10 a.m. The theme for 2018 is "Pray for America - Unity."

The public is welcome to attend, and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. For details, call the church office at 717-354-5573.

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Taize Worship Service Slated April 12, 2018

Christ Church United Church of Christ (UCC), 247 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, will hold a Taize worship service on Sunday, April 22, at 7 p.m.

Originating at a monastic community in Taize, France, in the 1940s, Taize worship features sung chants, meditations, prayer, and icons, and it offers a quiet meditative style of worship. The Christ Church UCC Chancel Choir will be part of the service, along with guest organist Christopher Prestia.

The community is invited.

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"Journey With Jesus" Slated April 6, 2018

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 947 N. George St., York, will host an interactive indoor event titled "Journey With Jesus" on Sunday, April 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. Visitors will take a 20-minute guided walk through the week leading up to Jesus' death and events in the weeks afterward. Children may enjoy special activities.

Individuals of all faiths are invited to learn more about Jesus. Refreshments will be provided. For more details, readers may contact 717-854-0589 or pastorschlegel@live.com.

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Church To Host Night Of Worship April 3, 2018

A Night of Worship with Jazz Inflections will take place on Saturday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Calvary Chapel of Lancaster, 130 Tennyson Drive, Lancaster.

The public is invited to attend. To learn more, call 717-291-9711 or visit www.calvarychapeloflancaster.org.

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Jazz Worship Service Set March 26, 2018

Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 311 Haines Road, York, will hold its third annual Jazz Worship Service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 8. The instrumental ensemble includes Sam and Scott Stover on bass, guest musicians Dominic Iacavone on saxophone, and Jeff Stabley on drums, with Randy Yoder on piano.

Vocalists Marilyn Jennerjohn and Julie Stover will lead the congregation in familiar hymns played in a jazz style. Pastor Greg Seckman's sermon will be "Laughter Is the Best Medicine."

For further information, readers may visit www.eastminster-york.org or call 717-755-6222.

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Church Plans Easter Egg Hunt March 23, 2018

Wrightsville Assembly of God, 365 Orange St., Wrightsville, will hold a community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participation is free.

The event will include food, a bounce house, 5,000 candy-filled eggs, and numerous prizes.

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Church To Host Sunrise Service, Breakfast March 23, 2018

Chiques Church of the Brethren, 4045 Sunnyside Road, Manheim, will hold a sunrise service on Easter Sunday, April 1, at 6:30 a.m.

A full breakfast will follow, and gluten-free options will be available.

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Lititz UMC Sets Easter Services March 23, 2018

Lititz United Methodist Church (UMC), 201 E. Market St., has announced its Easter services and activities, each of which represents a celebration of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. The community is welcome to attend.

On Maundy Thursday, March 29, a joint service with Brunnerville UMC and Lititz UMC will begin at 7 p.m. at Lititz UMC. The service will progress from light to dark and will symbolize the various shadows that surrounded Jesus and His cross just prior to His death.

On Good Friday, March 30, beginning at 7 p.m., Lititz UMC will host a spirit-filled contemporary service titled "Encounters With the Cross," which will reflect on the moment when the power of the cross breaks through. It will include music, testimonies, prayer, and Communion.

Three services will be held on Easter Sunday, April 1. At 7 a.m., there will be a dawn service in the Prayer Garden on the south side of the front entrance. "Sunrise Surprise" will tell the traditional Easter morning story through the eyes and words of Mary Magdalene, John, Peter, and Jesus. A pancake breakfast will follow at 7:45 a.m. in the social hall.

Easter celebrations will then be held at the normal worship hours, including traditional worship at 9 a.m. and a casual contemporary worship gathering at 10:30 a.m. The Easter celebration will be led by senior pastor Jerry McGrath, who will present a sermon called "Fools for Christ."

For more information about the church, readers may visit www.lititzumc.org or call the church office at 717-626-2710.

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Brickerville Church Sets Holy Week Schedule March 23, 2018

Brickerville United Lutheran Church, 340 E. 28th Division Highway, Lititz, has posted its Holy Week studies and services.

At the 6 p.m. mid-week Soup/Worship/Study event on Wednesday, March 28, the congregation will conclude its study of "A Grief Observed: Jesus' Farewell in John's Gospel as Collateral Beauty."

Maundy Thursday Communion on March 29 at 7 p.m. will conclude with the stripping of the altar. Pastor Scott Davis will preach on "Passing It On."

On Good Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m., "The Way of the Cross" will take worshippers to different stations as they hear the passion story. The sermon is titled "A Son's Care."

Easter Sunday will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on April 1. Davis' sermon will be "God's Eternal Joke." An egg hunt for children will be held after worship.

Readers with questions may call 717-627-2202 or email bulc@dejazzd.com.

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Series To Highlight Apostle Paul March 23, 2018

St Paul's United Methodist Church, 100 W. Main St., Mountville, is presenting the first part of a two-part series on a study of the life of the apostle Paul, "The Apostle Paul - His Life, Ministries, and Legacies." Pastor Jim Cavallero will lead the series.

Part one began on March 25 and will continue on Sundays, April 8, 15, 22, and 29 and May 6 and 20. Fellowship will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the study at 7 p.m. The second part of the study will be offered in the fall.

Paul is known as a great evangelist who had a noteworthy impact on the world through his missionary journeys. A total of 13 of the New Testament's 27 books are attributed to him, and half of the book of Acts tells his stories.

People of all ages are welcome. For more information, readers may contact the church office at 717-285-5020.

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Teal Egg Hunt Slated March 23, 2018

The Teal Easter Egg Hunt at St. John's United Methodist Church, 3001 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 31. Activities will begin at 10 a.m., and the hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m.

All are welcome. No reservations are required, and there is no fee.

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Grace Chapel Posts Easter Services March 23, 2018

Grace Chapel, 2535 Colebrook Road, Elizabethtown, will hold two services on Easter Sunday, April 1. The community is invited.

The annual sunrise service, to take place at 7 a.m., will include special music, hymns, and various speakers who will reflect on what it may have looked like when Jesus came out of the tomb on Resurrection Day. Following the service, a breakfast featuring pancakes, eggs, and sausage will be served from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

The regular Easter worship celebration service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Special music will be featured, and senior pastor Mel Weaver will share an Easter message. There will be no Sunday school classes or children's church during the service.

The church is located 2 miles west of Route 742 on Route 341. For more information, readers may visit www.gracechapelcares.org.

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Wayside Sets Holy Week Schedule March 23, 2018

Wayside Presbyterian Church, 600 Stony Battery Road, Landisville, will host services and activities during Holy Week. Events began with a Palm Sunday service on March 25.

On Maundy Thursday, March 29, there will be a one-hour interactive table worship and Communion in the atrium at 7 p.m. Special music by the choir and band will be featured, and prayer stations will be available before and after the service.

On Easter Sunday, April 1, the church will host a sunrise service on the front porch at 6:45 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship and a light breakfast in the church's warm narthex. The service will be held indoors in the case of inclement weather. Pastor Steve's meditation will be "God Sightings."

A traditional worship service will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, which will be decorated with a flower display. The service will include classic hymns, a choir anthem, a children's message, and a sermon by Pastor Steve.

Children age 10 and under may take part in an Easter egg hunt on the lawn at 10:35 a.m. Participants should bring their own basket.

Contemporary worship will be held at 11 a.m. The Grace Notes worship band will lead the interactive service, which will include a children's message and Pastor Steve's sermon, "Breaking the Spiral of Silence."

The community is welcome to attend any of these activities. For additional information, readers may call the church office at 717-898-1551 or visit www.waysidepc.org.

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