Indoor Worship
Service Times: Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037 412-751-0511

Indoor Worship

In-person worship returns!


SUNDAY, APRIL 18TH 8:30 AM & 10:00 AM


 SUNDAY, APRIL 18th - 3rd Sunday of Easter

 Scripture Lesson - 1 John 3:1-7 – “Children of God”


April 18th Bulletin

  Church Youtube channel

(note: service may take a few days to be public when searching. Use the facebook link or our video list to get to the video soon after the service)

In person worship guidelines


SERVERS – Sunday, April 18th

8:30 Service: 

Ushers – Gregg Messina

Attendance – Lesley Messina

Temperature – Ryan Messina

10:00 Service: 

Ushers – Ric Roberts

Attendance – Carol Roberts

Temperature – Cindy Carson


Online YouTube service can be accessed on our website and choose the option for Live Stream Series for a list of available dates, the Central Highlands Facebook Page or directly by searching Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in YouTube.


VACATION:  I will be out of the office from Monday 12th at Noon and returning on Monday 19th.  I am traveling to Denver to be with my daughter, Shannon, as she has knee surgery to repair a torn ACL.  The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday the 14th.  I would appreciate prayers for Shannon – this is a process she is familiar with as this is the second time for same knee – but it is a long and difficult rehab period following surgery.  In case of any emergencies, you can contact Pastor Steve at the following numbers:  Office (412) 751-0511  Parsonage (412) 751-6143  Cell (724) 561-9977. 




Monday, April 12 – Weekly Audit 9:00 am

Monday, April 12 - Rev. Janet’s Zoom Study-Gospel of John 7:00 pm

Monday, April 12 - TRUSTEES 7:00 pm

Tuesday, April 13 – UMW Meeting 1:00 pm

Tuesday, April 13 – FINANCE 7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 14 - Pastor’s Bible Study – Book of Esther 10:00 am

Sunday, April 18 – In-Person Worship 8:30 & 10:00 am

Sunday, April 18 – UMW Self-Denial  & Mission Sunday

Sunday, April 18 – Outreach Food Drive continues


Monday, April 19 – Weekly Audit 9:00 am

Monday, April 19 - Rev. Janet’s Zoom Study-Gospel of John 7:00 pm

Tuesday, April 20 – OUTREACH 1:00 pm

Wednesday, April 21 - Pastor’s Bible Study – Book of Esther 10:00 am

Thursday, April 22 - SHEPHERDS

Sunday, April 25 – In-Person Worship 8:30 & 10:00 am

Sunday, April 25 – UMW Soup Sale

Sunday, April 25 – Final Day for Outreach Food Drive

Monday, April 26 – Food Drive Delivery to Central Food Pantry


Outreach Committee Food Drive for the Central Food Pantry – April 11 to April 25 - The first Tuesday of every month, Central Food Pantry provides food to those individuals and families who are in need.   While there are many food items that they can get through various sources, there are certain items they need that are more difficult to obtain.  Beginning Sunday April 11th through the 25th we will be collecting the following items:  Cereal, Boxed Dinners - Mac n Cheese; Instant Potatoes & Augratin Potatoes, Rice & Pasta Sides (ex. Knorrs),Stove Top Stuffing, Hamburger Helper, etc., Snacks, Paper Towels.  There will be a box in the Narthex for the collection.  Also, we are looking for volunteers to help with delivering the food we collect to Central Food Pantry on Monday, April 26th.  Please contact Carol Morrow if you can help.  412-754-0913 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DON’T FORGET  --   APRIL 18TH   –  SELF-DENIAL SUNDAY!  The UMW is asking for your donation to help replenish Pastor Steve’s discretionary fund.  Please consider doing with less by not buying that “special” something you want but really do not need.  There will be a basket in the Narthex to place your “Denial Donation”!!  If you would prefer to give a check, please note “Self-Denial” on the memo line.  Thank you for your generous giving to help those who are really in need!

Volunteers needed to learn the process of “Live Streaming” our Worship Services.  David Herrington has been doing a tremendous job of bringing in all the technology and “smarts” to enable those viewing at home to participate in the worship service live.  David would love to have a few interested parties to shadow him and learn how to run the computer set up for live streaming.  David and Jennifer will be having a few weeks of vacation over the summer and will need some volunteer support.  Please contact the office if you are willing or see David on Sundays.

TAX SEASON has been extended.  If you still have a need for tax preparation, Mr. Dan Matta has offered to provide those services as part of the AARP Tax Aid Program.  There is no charge for this service.  Contact Dan at (412) 678-8996 for details.   Thanks to Dan for assisting others to complete this yearly task!! 


- Individuals who are 65 and older, or 50-64 with Phase 1A underlying health conditions, can call 2-1-1 from 9:00 am to Noon daily to schedule a COVID Vaccine appointment at one of the county Health Department’s PODs.  Callers should select option 1 for COVID related call and then option 1 again for first-dose appointments.  Please remain in the queue and a resource navigator will serve you as soon as possible.

- Excela Health may be another resource for Vaccines.  Please go to for information on registration and locations.

- Allegheny County website a source to check.  Periodically they will post available appointments.  You can also register for Allegheny Alerts on the website which will provide daily emails that will describe available options for appointments.  Appointments can also be scheduled thru Allegheny County by dialing 211.  Please be patient and follow the prompted instructions.  You will speak to a real person on this line!

- UPMC has begun to open vaccinations to the general public 65 and over.  Please go to for more information.

- 412 DOCTORS is a scheduling hot line for AHN (412) 362-8677 age 75 and over.  Many have been successful at scheduling via this phone line – Be patient and follow the prompts.

- RiteAid Pharmacy has opened a COVID Vaccine appointment scheduler – you can find it on the RiteAid main website.  You can choose from any RiteAid location, but again, the appointments are going fast.

Meals on Wheels could use your help – there is a current need for kitchen help on Mondays; but always in all areas of the operation.  You can volunteer a few hours a week or a month, but you will be rewarded when you see the far reach of this program.  Also, when you are speaking with family, friends and neighbors, don’t forget about the services of the MOW Program.  Meals can be provided daily, a few times a week, on a temporary basis following an illness or long term.  The price is $4.00 per day which provides a hot, freshly cooked delicious meal and bagged items including milk – all delivered right to the doorstep.  Please contact Linda (412) 751-2230 or Suzie (412) 751-0511 if you can help in any way – driver, runner, kitchen help or if you would like to add a client for delivery. 

Thank you received this week:  Dear “Shepherds” of Central Highlands,  Thank you to each of you who took time to write cards and to pray for my recovery.  The cards have been such sweet surprises and it has been great to know you all care and have been thinking of me.  The prayers have been answered because I am healthy again...Praise God!  I appreciate you so much.                                                                              Sincerely, Natalie Gallagher Stutzman

Birthday Celebrations this week (and next):  April 12th – John Pepka; April 13th – Marie Custer, Leah Hemminger; April 14th – Bonnie Sari; April 15th – Brendan Opfer; April 16th – Cindy Opfer; April 17th – Ray Gronlund; April 18th – Casen Keefer, Donna Pezel; April 19th – Elaine Ross; April 20th – Chris Chorba; April 24th – Tia Gillingham; April 25th – Janet Lord, Josh Spizarny, Carol Walker.  A very Happy Birthday to all!!  Found out this week that Harriett Hebenthal had a Birthday on April 7th. (Happy Belated Birthday to Harriett)

Please keep the following members & friends and their families in prayer:

  • It was reported that Ruth Brothers had a fall which resulted in a right shoulder replacement.  She is home from the hospital and having visiting nurses.  Please keep Ruth and Jack in prayer.  459 Simpson Howell Road, Elizabeth 15037.
  • Another longtime member, Mr. Robert (Bob) Potts, passed away on April 3rd.  Please remember his family in prayer.  Pastor Steve will be doing a private service at Mt. Vernon next week.  I currently do not have an address, but will forward one if I can.
  • Brenda Roberts has requested prayer for her nephew, Charles, who was admitted to the hospital.  His son, Charles, Jr. also as he cares for his father.  They lost their wife/mom last September.  Prayers for these men.
  • Continue to keep the family of Jean Swartz in prayer.  Cards may be sent to:  Brenda & Dennis Daily,
  • Wendy Mackey is home from the hospital but still dealing with kidney stones.  Prayers for Wendy and Paul. 
  • Don Ulbrich continues to recuperate at the home of his daughter, Mary.  Prayers for healing.  c/o Mary Miller,
  • Please continue to pray for Trisha Ten as she recuperates in her home.
  • Continued Prayers for our CHCUMC family Frontline Workers.  We hope that many have received the vaccine and others will receive it soon.  We thank them all for their dedication. 

Frontline Workers List

Madison Messina – Giant Eagle Cashier

Greg Messina – Nurse Jefferson Hospital

Lesley Messina – Nurse working from home – Insurance side

Ray Gronlund (and Julie) – PT

Jessie Starr Nelson - PA

Carol Mayfield – PA

Donna Durant – Nurse

Rachelle Scott – PA

Lynda Krol –UPMC support

Kassia Krol – Nurse (doing PA rounds to complete her degree)

Jared Delbianco – Kassia’s Partner – ICU Nurse Presby

Donna Pezel – Nursing Aid – Forbes

Tom Walter – Keeping their store open

David Zora - CVS Pharmacy in Ohio

Melissa McClain – Nurse

Jan Bruney Armbruster – School Nurse in IL

Jason Sari – ICU Nurse VA Hospital Oakland

Bev James – Dr. Goralczyk’s Office

John & Nancy Corey’s daughter & son-in-law both ICU Nurses in Anchorage, Alaska

Courtney Basic – US Postal Service

Brett Basic – Police Detective, West Mifflin

Colette Hucko – Scheduling & Staffing Administrator, Lowe’s West Mifflin

Ronalee Slavick – Giant Eagle Cashier

Scott Schwirian – Radiology Jefferson Hospital

Kim Schwirian – UPMC insurance authorizations

Kristen Uveges – Jefferson Pain & Rehab

Debra Burkholder – Pediatric Nurse

Jamiee DeSimone – RN/CRNP - AHN

Justin DeSimone – Allegheny County Police Force

MOW Staff and Volunteers

Dean Keller – Dietary Staff UPMC McKeesport

Jonathan Hobaugh – CLASS (formerly United Cerebral Palsey)

Tricia Hobaugh – RN Excela Westmoreland Hospital

Ben Hobaugh – PAIR (corporate IT infrastructure)

Danielle Alston – Nurse, UPMC Presbyterian

Shawn Alston – Nurse, UPMC Mercy

Sandra Dojcak – Works in a Nursing Home


Intercessory Prayer List

Prayer & Health Concerns:  Ruth Brothers, Family of Bob Potts, Charles & Son, Family of Jean Swartz, Wendy Mackey, Colette Hucko, Mike Simon, Ken Stalowski, Josh Bauer, Marie Custer, Karen Jones, Trisha Ten, Ron Ziegler, Barb Ziegler, Richard McCall, Lauren, Karen & Family, Art Mackey, Roolf Family, Carol Walker, Del Morrow, Linda Thomas, Clarence Hobaugh, The Guenther Family, Don Ulbrich, Becky Hrutkay, Paul Fannin, Kosanovich Family, Bob Forney, Mary Hobaugh, Babe Kegg, Angie Vitullio, Kassia Krol, Brenda Roberts, Natalie Gallagher Stutzman, Karen Rockwell, Patty Gniefkowski, Maryann Shaffer (Nancy Starr’s Mother), Karnes/Larson Family, Jodi, AJ, Dale Baumgartner, Scott & Kailey Johnston, Family of Darlene Roberts, Gronlund/Semich Family, Barb Mayfield, Katie Ponsonby, Bret Agostoni, Charlotte Abramovitz, Jack (Debbie Z’s cousin), Joan (Debbie W’s friend), Little Family, Aimee, Pam, Roper/Karnes Family, Jennie Carothers, Valerie Margie, Alaina (Helen McConnell’s granddaughter), Denise & Kathy & family of Ann, Annamarie, Donna Pezel, The Morse Family, Steve Godlewski, Nathan Mayfield, The Street/Cray families, Mike Bill, Susan Henry, Carol School, Jeff School, Ella Heaton

Our homebound, nursing home and care center members:  Marie Custer, Ruth Krise, Lois Davis, Faye Puskaric, Michael Bill, June Nock, Emily Moore, Gail Hankins, Carolyn Svec, Ed Gronlund

Those serving in the Military:  Seth Smith, John Anderson, Bryan Bound, Zach Lepley, Frank Coulter, Jared Booth, Joseph Puharic, Christian Painter, Chris McCall, Johnny Summers, Zach Trunzo, Abby Altieri