Thursday, October 30, 2014

November King's Herald

To view our church newsletter, click on the link below
King's Herald-November

Week at a Glance (11/2-11/8)

Sunday, November 2, 2014
               9:30 a.m. Sunday School
               10:45 a.m.  Communion Worship Celebration
               12:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch
               5:45 Awana Clubs
Monday, November 3, 2014
               Happy Birthday Pastor Randy
               6:00 p.m. Vern’s Woodshop
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – Election Day
               7:00 p.m. AA Support Group (Latchaw)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
               10:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting
               11:00 a.m. Bible Study
               7:00 p.m. Evening Bible Study (Latchaw)
Thursday, November 6, 2014
               6:00 p.m. Girl Scouts (Latchaw)
Friday, November 7, 2014
               7:00 p.m. MSM Concert-1st Presbyterian in Oil City
Saturday, November 8, 2014
               9:00 a.m. Vern’s Woodshop

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Week at a Glance (10/26-11/1)

Sunday, October 26, 2014
               9:30 a.m. Sunday School
               10:45 a.m.  Worship Celebration
               12:00 p.m. Potluck/Quarterly Business Meeeting (Clark)
               5:45 Awana Clubs
Monday, October 27, 2014
               6:00 p.m. Vern’s Woodshop
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
               6:00 p.m. Bowling League-Masterson’s
               7:00 p.m. AA Support Group (Latchaw)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
               10:30 a.m. Prayer Group
               11:00 a.m. Bible Study
               7:00 p.m. Evening Bible Study (Latchaw)
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014-set clocks back 1 hour tonight!
               9:00 a.m. Vern’s Woodshop

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pastor Powell's work with Mustard Seed Missions featured in ABCOPAD newsletter

The recent ABCOPAD (American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware) newsletter featured an article written by Pastor Powell about his work with Mustard Seed Missions.  To check out the newsletter, click on the link below, the article is on page 5.

ABCOPAD newsletter

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday night study of I & II Peter begins tonight at 7 PM

Our regular Wednesday night Bible study group is starting on I & II Peter tonight and will continue to look at it verse by verse until we've gone through both of them, a process that may take until Christmas.  As a teaser for our study, let me simply point out 6 pairs of couplings that Peter uses to emphasize one of his main points in the first letter: To follow Christ means to avoid evil AND to do good.  Here are the references: 1:13-16, "be holy", 2:1-2, "rid yourselves of all...crave pure spiritual milk", 2:11-12, "abstain from sinful such good lives", 2:24, "die to sins and live for righteousness", 3:11, "turn from evil and do good", and 4:2, "does not live...for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God".  Thus as we work our way through Peter's letters, one of the questions that we will seek to answer is: how do we follow this teaching in our lives?

As always, Bible study is open to the public, all are welcome, questions are encouraged.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

History of the English Bible to be offered again in August

The History of the English Bible series that was taught on Wednesday nights this past spring, will be offered again by Pastor Powell on three consecutive Sunday nights in August.  The presentation will be from 6:00-7:30 PM on Sunday the 10th, 17th, and 24th. 

This event is free and open to the public, no need to RSVP, all are welcome. 

It will cover the history of the preservation and translation of the Bible from the original authors to the various English translations we have available today.  It will serve as an introduction to the mountain of evidence that testifies to the accuracy of our modern text.  It will always be a matter of faith to believe that the words of the Bible are God's word, but it need not be one to believe that they are the words of Moses, David, John, and Paul (etc.).  The lecture is full of visual examples of the ancient manuscripts and explanations of the issues associated with copying and translating this crucial text.  It is important that every Christian know and understand where the Bible that we place so much trust in came from, and why we can be confident in the words that it contains.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Good Friday Frankling Ecumenical Tenebrae Service - video

For the second year in a row the Good Friday Ecumenical Service was held utilizing the form of Tenebrae.  This service of light fading into darkness while the accompanying Passion narrative is read and successive candles are snuffed out symbolizes the growing darkness in the world as the Son of God progresses further from suffering to death.  The service reaches its climax with the reading of the death of Jesus, the putting out of the last candle, and the removal of the central Christ candle, the remaining light in the room, and then the closing of the Word of God.  In our service, this time of deep reflection is made more moving by the string quartet performing the Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber.  After this, the Christ candle is returned to symbolize the hope of the resurrection to come, a final reading is given, and the people depart in contemplative silence.

The video is of course dark, as the room was, but the moving readings combined with the powerful musical string piece certainly still carry emotional weight.

To watch the video, click on the link below: