Indoor Worship
Service Times: Saturday 6:00 p.m. (Light) Sunday 10:00 a.m.(Traditional)
100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037 412-751-0511

Indoor Worship

Join Us for Worship!

Saturday “LIGHT” Worship September 24th – 6:00 pm –This week music will be provided by Kathy McLay & Renee Bonari.  Please join us for a service of music, message, scripture & communion – All are welcome!

Sunday Worship September 25th – 10:00 am – 16th Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Lesson:  Genesis 22:1-19; Sermon: “When God Asks Too Much”

LIVE STREAMING @ 10:00 am Sunday

Masks are optional for all in person worship.

September 25 Bulletin

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SERVERS - Sunday, September 25th 10:00 am

Greeters/Ushers – Merle Shotwell & Nevin Ulery

Offering Steward – Lynda Krol

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. 

This week at Central Highlands—September 24 – October 2

SUN. 9/25        Sunday School – 9:00 am

Sunday Worship—10:00 am

Global UMC Presentation—2:00 pm

MON. 9/26       Audit-Shultz Team

Dartball—6:30 pm

                        Zoom “The Chosen” - 7:00 pm

TUES. 9/27      Basketball AC—5-9 pm

WEDS. 9/28     Pastor’s Bible Study – 10:00 am Bodnar

“Sweet Hour of Prayer” – 6-7 pm

Basketball AC—5-9 pm

THURS. 9/29   “Early Dinner” @ RPlace—4:00 pm

                        Basketball AC—5-9 pm

                        Hearts Afire Choir Rehearsal—6-7 pm

                        Bell Choir Rehearsal – 7-8 pm

FRI. 9/30          Basketball AC—5-9 pm

SAT. 10/1        Saturday “LIGHT” Worship—6:00 pm

SUN. 10/2        Sunday Worship—10:00 am

                  Scripture Lesson: Exodus 3; Sermon: “On a First-Name Basis with God”

Blessing of the Animals – 3:00 pm

The Pastor’s Bible Study-Wednesdays at 10:00 AM in the Bodner Room.  Using The Good Book as a guide, we will be looking at the chapter(s) of the Bible that Pastor Steve used as the basis for the sermon the previous Sunday.  This week we’ll be looking at Genesis 22.

“Sweet Hour of Prayer” on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm.  Come and spend as much time as you would like to pray in the quiet surroundings of our sanctuary.

Sunday School Opportunities:  Adults 9:00-9:50 am “You’ll Get Through This” led by   Karen Prescott in the Bodnar Room and Season Two of “The Chosen” led by Janet Lord. 

The Thursday "Early Dinner" group will be dining at RPlace this week on 9/29.  Please contact Karen Prescott (412) 751-5277 to let her know if you will be attending.    Need a ride, they will carpool—bring a friend—couples welcome.  Future dates and restaurants:  10/6-Driscoll’s; 10/13-Luciano’s; 10/20-Twin Oaks; 10/27-Rodney’s.

THIS WEEKEND is the last for the Baby Bottle Campaign - This outreach supports New Life Options in Monongahela.  They are a public pregnancy charity and education   center.  They provide much needed support in many ways to women and families during pregnancy and after.  Please place your contributions in the large green bin in the Narthex.  Thank you for support the Outreach Committee on all of their endeavors.

Next Sunday, October 2nd @ 3:00 pm, Pastor Steve will conduct a Blessing of the Animals Service on the lawn outside the Sanctuary.  Plan to bring your pet family member and be blessed!  Please have your pet on a leash, in a crate, in a bowl, in the car – whatever makes your pet most comfortable around others and join in. 

Hearts Afire Choir Rehearsals every Thursday from 6:00—7:00 pm in the choir room.  Also, our Bell Choir rehearsals will be on Thursdays from 7:00—8:00 pm following choir.  All are welcome to come and join in one or both. Questions? Jennifer for choir This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Emily for bells This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Dartball Team is re-organizing.  The teams will start play on Monday, October 3rd.  New Members are encouraged and welcome!!!  Please see Gene Heintz for more details.


Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers for Thursdays and Fridays in the Kitchen.  Duties begin about 7:00 am and are usually completed by 9:30 am.  If you can help, please contact Suzie in the office or call Linda (412) 751-2230.  Any help you can give is greatly appreciated.  Our volunteers are the lifeblood of this very important ministry. 

Recruiting Acolytes and Liturgists for Sunday Worship!! - We would love to have your child/grandchildren become an acolyte on Sunday mornings.  Age 8/9 or over – must be tall enough to reach the tops of the candles with the acolyte pole.  If your child is interested in being an acolyte or if you would like to be a liturgist, please contact Suzie in the church office. 

Schedule for musicians for upcoming Saturday “Light” services:  9/24-Kathy McLay & Renee Bonari, Voice, 10/1- Lynn Jamison, Piano & Tim Grgrich, Bass Guitar, 10/8-Forrest Moore, Piano, 10/15-BJ Collins & 70 x 7, 10/22-Aubrey Dulaney, Voice & Guitar, 10/29-Sarah & Mitchell Stecker, 11/5-Perfect Fifth Brass Quintet, 11/12-Lynn Jamison, piano & Tim Grgrich, Bass (Bill Starr preaching), 11/19-Jim Conkle, Marimba.

Save the Date:  On Saturday, December 10th @ 6:00 pm, the Three Rivers Ringers will present a concert in our Sanctuary.  That evening there will not be a regular Saturday “Light” Worship Service.  Come out and enjoy the beautiful sounds of this magnificent group of Ringers. 


The Elizabeth Forward Clothes Closet is open for both donations and shoppers.  Anyone who is in need (or knows someone in need) please be aware that everyone is welcome to visit the EF Clothes Closet.  We receive a lot of very nice new or gently used clothing donations. There are a variety of sizes and styles for men, women and children. We also have a selection of shoes.  We are open the second Thursday of the month from 10 am to Noon and the fourth Thursday from 8:30 am to 11.  If these times are not good for you, please call Round Hill Church office at 412 384-5889 or Jan Gronlund at 412 751-8097 to schedule a more convenient time.  With prices skyrocketing this may be a way to save. Come and visit the EF Clothes Closet!

MEALS ON WHEELS can always use new volunteers or substitutes.  There are jobs in the kitchen, drivers, runners (those that go along with the drivers) and many occasional jobs to help out.  Thanks to those new volunteers that have stepped in to handle some of the responsibilities previously completed so diligently by Fred Brassart.  It takes many hands to provide the healthy meals for our clients.  Please consider taking a shift of two each month-your work is truly appreciated.  Please call Suzie in the office (412) 751-0511 or Linda with MOW (412) 751-2230.  You need not be a member of our congregation.  We serve the entire Elizabeth Forward area and welcome anyone’s help.  If you know of anyone in need of healthy meals, please contact us.

This Saturday, Greenock UMC and the ET Historical Society will hold their annual “Apple Fest” and “Log House Days” 9/24 on the grounds of the church and the Log House – 1212-1235 Greenock Buena Vista Rd., McKeesport 15135.  The church will sponsor food booths and homemade apple treats, bake sale and kid’s games beginning at noon thru 5:00 pm.  The Historical Society will have tours of the log house, living history exhibits and vendors.  Their festivities begin at 10:00 am. 

Thank you received this week:  Thank you to the Hands of the Carpenter. They did an outstanding job of building a ramp for us.  Hard workers: Nevin, Terry Ralph, Gene, Fred and even Frank.  They are an excellent group and we so appreciate it.  I can now get out of the house without calling EMS.  By the Grace of God we will get through this thanks to all from Central Highlands Community UMC.  Pam and Frank Havaran

Birthday Celebrations this week:  September 26 – Marjorie & Milt Smith, Bobbie Calhoun; September 29 – Marilyn Rose, Lisa Mayfield Keefer, Tiana Martinelli; September 30 – Kimberly & Mitchell Roberts, Benjamin Waugaman.  A very Happy Birthday to all!!

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

  • On Monday, September 26, Joanne Brassart will have surgery at Jefferson Hospital to receive a pacemaker.  Please keep Joanne and Fred in prayer as they prepare for the surgery and for a quick recovery. 
  • Last week, Bev Heid fell and broke her knee cap.  Please keep Bev in prayer.
  • Ron Ziegler is home with Hospice Care.  Please pray for Ron and Barb. 
  • Please keep Barb Mayfield in prayer.  She is having more health issues.  .
  • William and Donna Firczak are in need of prayer.  They have each had some health issues. 
  • Continued prayers for Mike Vuckovich.  Mike has nurses coming in a few days a week.  Please keep Mike and Ruth in prayer. 
  • Continue to pray for the following that have been listed here the past few weeks:
    • Lorraine Ulrich
    • Marie Custer
    • The Family of Joan Cochran
    • Sandy Franks
    • Helen & Dave Markus
    • Brenda Roberts
    • John & Carol Walker
    • Boice Family
    • Sara
    • Opfer Family
  • Please pray for Ukraine and their people.  Pray for strength and peace. 
  • Please continue to remember the long list of friends and family members mentioned each week during worship.  Please pray for these families and for the doctors and medical personnel caring for each and every one.


Intercessory Prayer List

Prayer & Health Concerns:  Joanne Brassart, Bev Heid, Ron Ziegler, Barb Ziegler, Family of Joan Cochran, Mike Vuckovich, Brenda Roberts, Debbie Zora, Helen & Dave Markus, Barb Mayfield, Lorraine Ulrich, Marie Custer, Henry Sproat, The Bryce Family, Mina’s Family Members-Anna, Kelly, Craig, Jonna, The Boice Family, Carol & John Walker, Bill & Donna Firczak, Sandy Franks, Becky Hrutkay, Terry Finger, Lorraine McCullough, The Opfer Family, Sara, Phyllis Tansky, The Brassart/Pecuch Family, Mina & Jack Burkett, Family of Maryann  Pociask, Pam Havaran, Donna Shultz, Brian Greenawalt, Nick Moore, Dave MacDonald, Doug and Family, Nancy Hoffman, Matthew McGrail, Ron Zanetti, Cheryl Burris, “Chandler”, The William Prescott Family, Yvonne Harper, Bill Gronlund, Dennis, Danielle Sippos, Ellen Gainer, Brian Miller, Dee Peters, Patrick Fowler, Darlene Andrews, Rev. Bill Heaton, Ella Heaton, Krise Family, Pat Anderson, Gail Hankins, Del Morrow, Sarah Salay, Jim Dumm, Joyce Kennedy, Bonnie Antonelli, Sharon & Cliff Karnes, Jones/Worrall Family, Vi Huffsmith Family, Jean Bickerton, Peg Muron, People of Ukraine, Marcy Matyasovsky, Sandy Williams, Sue Trail, Karen, Megan & Family


Our homebound, nursing home and care center members:  Marie Custer, Faye Puskaric, June Nock, Emily Moore, Gail Hankins, Carolyn Svec, Ed Gronlund, Lorraine Ulrich

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, Tyberius Ten, William Remaley