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St. John Church Posts Holy Week Schedule March 26, 2019

St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mount Rose Ave., York, has set its Holy Week service schedule. Readers may call the church at 717-840-0382 or visit www.stjohnyorkpa.com for more information.

Palm Sunday services will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on April 14, with Communion at both services. The Maundy Thursday service on April 18 at 7 p.m. will include Communion and stripping of the altar. A Good Friday service on April 19 at noon will be followed by Tenebrae Service and children's services at 7:30 p.m. An Easter vigil service will be held on Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. Easter Sunday services with Communion on April 21 will take place at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with brunch between services.

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Centennial Will Host Services March 26, 2019

On April 7, the fifth Sunday in Lent, Centennial Lutheran Church, 1330 Hares Hill Road, Kimberton, will host a worship service at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Jerry Tancredi will bring the message, and the Sacrament of Holy Communion will be observed. New members will be received during the service, and a special reception will be held following the service to welcome them.

Bible study is held at the church on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join Tancredi for a discussion of the Scripture passages for the upcoming Sunday.

On April 14, Palm Sunday will be celebrated and the Passion story will be told. On Easter Sunday, April 21, the resurrection will be celebrated with a special worship service at 10 a.m. Special music will be presented at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service. Easter breakfast will be served from 7 to 9 a.m., and an Easter egg hunt will be held at 11:15 a.m. following the worship service.

Information about church events can be found at www.centenniallutheran.org or by emailing info@centenniallutheran.org.

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Palm Sunday Services Set March 25, 2019

Red Lion Zion United Methodist Church, 1155 Felton Road, Red Lion, has announced its Palm Sunday services. For more information, readers may visit www.redlionzion.com.

On Palm Sunday, April 14, a 9 a.m. traditional service and the 11:15 a.m. contemporary service will be offered. Spiritual Growth Groups for both children and adults will meet between the services at 10:15 a.m.

In addition to the regular morning services, an evening service of praise and singing with special music will be held at 6:30 p.m. Before the service, there will be a potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. The church will provide beverages, rolls, and meatloaf. The public is welcome to bring a covered dish and join the church in fellowship. Reservations are requested by contacting the church office at 717-244-2585 or churchoffice@redlionzionumc.org.

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Easter Season Services Posted March 25, 2019

Grace Baptist Church, 3920 E. Prospect Road, York, will celebrate special services during the Easter season. For further information, readers may visit www.gracebaptistyork.com or call 717-755-0091.

An Easter cantata, "Come, Touch the Robe," will be performed by Voices of Praise Choir during the 10:45 a.m. service on Palm Sunday, April 14. A Good Friday service will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19.

On Easter Sunday, April 21, services will begin at 7 a.m. with an outdoor Sonrise service. A buffet breakfast will be served in the multipurpose room following the service. Sunday school classes will be offered from infants to adults at 9:30 a.m. A Communion worship service will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m.

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Church Plans Lenten Study, Easter Services March 15, 2019

Son Light Bible Church, 2503 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, will offer a Lenten study titled "Soul Keeping." Sessions will take place on Sundays beginning March 24. A light dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the study at 6:30 p.m.

The church will also hold a Maundy Thursday service on April 18 at 7 p.m., a Good Friday service on April 19 at 7 p.m., and an Easter service on Sunday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m.

The church is pastored by Michael Nolt. For more information, readers may contact 717-569-5117 or www.sonlightbc.org.

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Easter Story Program Posted March 13, 2019

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 947 N. George St., York, will host an interactive indoor event to tell the story of God's love for all people. "Journey With Jesus - The Easter Story" will take place on Sunday, April 7, with shows at 2 and 3 p.m. "Journey With Jesus" is family-friendly.

Participants will be seated for each 50-minute show, and the facility is handicapped-accessible. Readers may contact 717-854-0589 or pastorschlegel@live.com for more information.

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Centennial Will Host Services March 12, 2019

On Sunday, March 24, the third Sunday in Lent, Centennial Lutheran Church, 1330 Hares Hill Road, Kimberton, will host a worship service at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Jerry Tancredi will bring the message, and Communion will be observed.

Following the worship service, all are welcome to attend Education Hour. The Adult Forum will continue a series reviewing the book "Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving the Bible Again" by Rachel Held Evans.

Bible study is held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join Tancredi for a discussion of the Scripture passages for the upcoming Sunday.

On Sunday, March 31, there will be a class for new members following the worship service. New members will be received during the worship service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 7.

Centennial will provide meals for the residents of St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter from Monday, March 25, through Friday, March 29.

Information about church events can be found at www.centenniallutheran.org or by emailing info@centenniallutheran.org.

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Walnut Roll Sale Posted March 11, 2019

St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, 601 S. Harrisburg St., Oberlin, will hold its annual Easter walnut roll sale. Quantities are limited. Orders may be picked up from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17.

Walnut rolls may be ordered by calling 717-939-0209.

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Geyers UMC To Sell Easter Candy March 5, 2019

Geyers United Methodist Church (UMC), 1605 S. Geyers Church Road, Middletown, has begun its 51st annual chocolate Easter egg sale. Orders may be placed through Saturday, April 20, while supplies last.

Those placing orders may choose from the following flavors: peanut butter, peanut butter with dark chocolate, coconut, butter cream, and peppermint patties. For prices and to place orders, call the church office at 717-944-6426.

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Church Sets Chocolate Egg Sale March 5, 2019

Seven Sorrows Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, is selling a variety of handmade chocolate eggs, and the sale will continue through Easter Sunday, April 21. The 2.4-ounce eggs are available in peanut butter, butter cream, coconut, or peppermint varieties, with a coating of white, dark, or milk chocolate. There is a fee per egg.

The church's chocolate eggs have been featured in local publications and were voted the No. 1 peanut butter egg in a March 2018 poll by a local news outlet. In 2018, nearly 75,000 eggs were sold through businesses and direct orders, as well as at Seven Sorrows Parish. Roughly 3,000 pounds of peanut butter, 870 pounds of butter or margarine, and 4,050 pounds of chocolate were used by more than 80 volunteers working over four months.

The egg order form is available by visiting www.ssbvm.org, clicking the link below "Chocolate Easter Eggs," and clicking "Ordering." Orders may also be placed by emailing scrip@ssbvm.org, dropping a note in the church collection basket, or sending mail to the school or parish office. For information about placing orders by mail, readers may visit the aforementioned website.

The eggs may be picked up at the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary School office, after Mass, or during one of the church's weekly Lenten fish fry events. Anyone placing an order should indicate their desired egg flavor, chocolate coating variety, and quantity of eggs, as well as their name and phone number and selected pickup location. They should allow 48 hours for their order to be filled.

In addition, eggs are available for sale at various local businesses. In Middletown, eggs are available at Middletown Pharmacy, Brownstone Cafe, J&J Pizza, Rita Angelucci's Family Hair, Roberto's Pizza, The Blue Room, Jagged Edge Hair Studio, Middletown Ice & Coal, Hairacy Etc., Marie Fuoti's Corner Cuts, and Shannon's School of Dance. Eggs are available for purchase in Elizabethtown at Crystal Pools, T.J. Rockwell's, Holly's Hair Shop, McCracken's Pet Food and Supply, and Trop Gun Shop. In Harrisburg, they are available at The Capitol Diner, East Shore Diner, and Hair Visions. The other locations are as follows: Baker's Diner in Dillsburg, Hershey Pharmacy in Hershey, Deb's Notary Service in Highspire, Our Lady's Rosary in Hummelstown, The Country Store in Mount Joy, and Palmyra Pharmacy in Palmyra.

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Ash Wednesday Service Slated March 1, 2019

Ascension Lutheran Church, 600 E. Penn Grant Road, Willow Street, invites the public to an Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:30 p.m. on March 6.

Weekly midweek worship services will be held at 7:30 p.m. every following Wednesday during Lent.

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Church Sets Lenten Series March 1, 2019

Brickerville United Lutheran Church, 340 E. 28th Division Highway, Lititz, will explore "Believing in Miracles" during its mid-week Lenten series. Each Wednesday from March 13 through April 17, the series will begin at 6 p.m. with a simple soup supper prepared by members, with the program from 7 to 8 p.m.

The sequence of topics will be: "Recovering Holy Imagination" on March 13, "The Mighty Acts of God" on March 20, "The Grand and Great Miracle(s)" on March 27, "Jesus' Works of Wonder" on April 3, "Passing It On" on April 10, and "I Believe in Miracles" on April 17. For more information, readers may call the church at 717-627-2202.

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Spry Church To Hold Services February 28, 2019

Spry Church, 50 School St., York, has posted its upcoming services.

The church will begin the season of Lent with an Ash Wednesday service on March 6 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

The Sunday morning worship series through the Lenten season will be called "The Journey." It will focus on the days Jesus spent in the wilderness, during which He endured temptation and prepared to begin his ministry. The themes will be as follows: "Authentic Direction," March 10; "Expect the Unexpected," March 17; "Recalculating," March 24; "Lost and Found," March 31; "Choose Your Path," April 7; and "The Next Step," April 14. The sermons will be given at 9, 9:45, and 11 a.m. Sunday services.

Everyone is invited to Spry Church, and child care is provided at all services. Church school for people of all ages is held at 10:10 a.m.

For more information, readers may call 717-741-1429 or email office@sprychurch.com.

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Church, School Plan Special Lenten Events February 27, 2019

St. Anthony of Padua Church will offer meditative organ music during Lent Fridays, March 8 through April 12, at 1 p.m. Following the music, at 1:30 p.m., Resurrection Catholic School students will lead Stations of the Cross.

On Good Friday, April 19, music will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will switch from the organ to piano, guitar and vocals. Afterward, at noon, St. Anthony's youth ministry will present "Stations of the Cross for Families," a prayerful retelling of Jesus Christ's Passion.

Parish and area musicians will play music of the Lenten season for meditation and contemplation.

On March 8, Karl E. Moyer, organist at St. John's Episcopal Church, Marietta, will open the program with the music of Camille Saint-Saëns, Johann Ludwig Krebs, J. S. Bach, Johannes Brahms and Anton Bruckner.

On March 15, Terry Heisey, organist at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Lebanon, will play the organ.

On March 22, Eileen Laurence will play the organ. Laurence leads the Willow Bells bell choir and the bell choir at First Presbyterian Church. Laurence also serves as a substitute organist.

On March 29, Karen Eddinger, organist and Minister of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, will play the organ.

On April 5, Robert Horton, organist and choirmaster at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, will play the organ.

On April 12, Murray Foreman, recently retired organist and director of music at Lancaster's Grace Lutheran Church, will play the organ.

On April 19, at 11:30 a.m., Mark Erb, an organist at St. Anthony of Padua Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lancaster, will play piano. Bob Grabowski will accompany on guitar and vocals. He has served as a musician at St. Anthony of Padua and is music director there.

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Centennial Sets Services February 27, 2019

On March 10, the first Sunday in Lent, there will be a worship service at 9:30 a.m. at Centennial Lutheran Church, 1330 Hares Hill Road, Kimberton. Pastor Jerry Tancredi will bring a message, and Communion will be observed.

Following the worship service, all are welcome to attend Education Hour. The Adult Forum will continue reviewing the book "Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving the Bible Again" by Rachel Held Evans..

Bible study is held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join Tancredi for a discussion of the Scripture passages to be featured the upcoming Sunday.

On March 6, all are welcome to an Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 31, there will be a new members class held following the worship service. New church members will be received during the worship service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 7.

Information about church events can be found at www.centenniallutheran.org or by emailing info@centenniallutheran.org.

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Ash Wednesday Service Planned February 27, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ, 161 S. Main St., Shrewsbury, will observe the Imposition of Ashes for Ash Wednesday on March 6 at 7 p.m. as it celebrates Communion.

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

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Ash Wednesday Service Planned February 27, 2019

Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 109 E. Main St., Dallastown, will hold its Ash Wednesday service to begin the Lenten season on March 6 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Prior to the service, at 5:30 p.m., a supper of beef shepherd's pie will be served in the new Trinity Life Center fellowship hall, with reservations required.

Reservations for the meal may be made at the church's Network Table or by emailing www.gotobethlehem.org/easter. A freewill offering will be received at the supper.

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Bethlehem Plans Holy Week Slate February 27, 2019

Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 109 E. Main St., Dallastown, welcomes the public to its Holy Week services. For more information, readers may visit www.gotobethlehem.org/easter.

Lenten Sunday worship services will be held at 10:30 a.m. from March 10 through April 7. On Palm Sunday, April 14, there will be a chapel service at 8 a.m. in the sanctuary, a contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. in the new Trinity Life Center, and a traditional service at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary beginning with a palm walk by the children.

A Maundy Thursday gathering for a Tenebrae service of Communion will be held on April 18 at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m., there will be a Service of Shadows.

Easter Sunday, April 21, will be celebrated with a chapel service at 8 a.m. in the sanctuary, a contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. in the Trinity Life Center, and a traditional service at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

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Taize Candlelight Service Planned February 25, 2019

St. John's Episcopal Church at Compass, 1520 W. King's Highway, Gap, will hold a Taize candlelight service on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. The calming and reflective service will include music and prayers.

For more information, call 717-442-4302 or visit www.saintjohnscompass.org.

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Churches To Host Lenten Services February 22, 2019

The Hershey Area Ministerium, an ecumenical collective of churches in the Hershey area, has scheduled a series of weekly worship services during Lent. All services will begin at 12:10 p.m. and will be followed by a light lunch provided by the hosting congregation. A nominal donation per person is suggested to cover the cost of the luncheon.

The first service will be held on Ash Wednesday, March 6, at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 359 W. Areba Ave., Hershey. Worship will be led by John Triscik of St. Joan of Arc and the Rev. Ursula Schreffler of Zion Lutheran Church in Union Deposit. For information, readers may call the church office at 717-533-7168.

The Wednesday, March 13, service will be hosted by Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 E. Derry Road, Hershey. Leading worship will be Shawn Bentley of Reality Church and the Rev. Jim Smith of Country Meadows Retirement Community. For information, readers may call the church office at 717-533-9667.

Hershey Free Church, 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown, will host worship on Wednesday, March 20. The service will be led by Dave Hyatt of Hershey Free Church and the Rev. Cindy Brommer of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. For information, readers may call the church office at 717-533-4848.

On Wednesday, March 27, worship will be held at First United Methodist Church, 64 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey. Along with Brommer, Stephen Haverstick of First United Methodist Church in Hershey will lead the service. For information, readers may call the church office at 717-533-9668.

Services will return to Derry Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, April 3, with lunch provided by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Along with Smith, the Rev. Marie Buffaloe of Derry Presbyterian Church will lead the service. For information, readers may call the church office at 717-533-9667.

The service on Wednesday, April 10, will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 433 E. Main St., Hummelstown. Leading the service will be the Rev. Tom Caruso of Church of the Redeemer United Church of Christ and Sue Edris of First United Methodist Church. For information, readers may call the church office at 717-566-2897.

Spring Creek Church of the Brethren, 335 E. Areba Ave. Hershey, will host the service on Wednesday, April 17. The Rev. Chuck DeShong of First United Methodist Church and Adam Ulm of Spring Creek Church of the Brethren will lead the service. For information, readers may call the church office at 717-533-7192.

For more information about the Hershey Ministerium, readers may contact the Rev. Ursula Schreffler of Zion Lutheran Church at 717-566-3376.

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