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!

IN-PERSON WORSHIP – IN SANCTUARY

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th 8:30 & 11:00 AM

LIVE STREAMING @ 11:00 AM

 

Sunday, September 19th – 17th Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Lesson – James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a – “Draw Near to God...”

 Setptember 19th 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)

PLEASE BE PREPARED TO FOLLOW THE CDC GUIDELINES BY WEARING MASKS INDOORS FOR THE ENTIRE WORSHIP SERVICE REGARDLESS OF YOUR VACCINATION STATUS.  THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO KEEP ALL IN ATTENDANCE HEALTHY.

 

SERVERS – Sunday, September 19th

8:30 am

Greeters/Ushers – Ryan & Gregg Messina

Attendance – Lesley Messina

11:00 am

Greeters/Ushers – Tony Barr & Fred Brassart

Attendance – Debbie Walter

 

 

Online YouTube service can be accessed on our website www.chcumc.org 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.

 

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19 – SEPTEMBER 26

Sunday, September 19 – Worship 8:30 & 11:00 am – Adult Sunday School 9:40 am

Monday, September 20 – Audit-Shultz Team 9:00 am

Monday, September 20 – Rev. Janet’s Zoom Bible Study

Tuesday, September 21– Outreach 7:00 pm Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, September 22 – Pastor’s Bible Study 10:00 am

Wednesday, September 22 – “Sweet Hour of Prayer” 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 22 – Lay Leadership/Nominations 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 16 – Hearts Afire Choir Rehearsal 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 19 – Worship 8:30 & 11:00 am – Adult Sunday School 9:40 am

 

Pastor Steve is leading the Adult Sunday School class @ 9:40 am.  The study will be around the Rick Warren Book – “The Purpose Driven Church”.  The class is held in Fellowship Hall.  This class is for all Adults. 

 

Pastor’s Wednesday morning Bible Study meets at 10:00 am each week.  The study of The Imitation of Christ will continue.  Everyone is welcome to join in.

 

ZOOM FALL BIBLE STUDY – BEGINS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH @ 7:00 PM led by Rev. Janet Lord.  This fall, the Monday evening Zoom Bible study will take a look a core elements of our Christian Faith, using Timothy Tennet’s book “Ten Words, Two Signs, One Prayer”.  We’ll spend time on each of the 10 Commandments and how they lay the foundation for what all Christians believe.  We’ll then dive into the two sacraments of Baptism and Communion and learn more about their meaning and significance in our lives.  Finally we will spend time with each phrase of The Lord’s Prayer and apply the model that Jesus taught us to our own prayer lives.  Plan to join us in what is always thought provoking discussion.  A few books will be available in the church office, but can be ordered from seedbed.com either as a book ($12.95) or as a digital download ($9.95).  Contact Rev. Janet Lord for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER” – Every Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00 PM the sanctuary will be open for silent prayer.  Come for a few minutes or come for the whole hour.  There will be no formal agenda, simply an intentional environment for you to speak to and listen to God without any distractions.  The altar candles will be lit, inviting the Holy Spirit to meet us during this time.  Soft instrumental music will be played.  We ask you to arrive and leave in silence out of respect for others.  Rev. Janet Lord is coordinating.  The “SHOP” will continue through the month of October.

The United Methodist Women will be having a SOUP SALE on Sunday, September 26thThe soup of the day is Chicken Noodle at a cost of $5.00 per quart.  The soup will be available AFTER the services at 8:30 & 11:00 in the lounge while supplies last.

SAVE THE DATE:  The Trustees have scheduled a FALL WORK DAY for Saturday, October 16th.  A sign-up sheet will be in the Narthex soon.  More details to follow.

Acolytes:  When we resume the 8:30 & 11:00 Worship schedule, Pastor Steve would like to have Acolytes for the 11:00 service.  Please contact me via email or phone to let me know if your child would like to participate.  412 751-0511 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ANYONE WISHING TO BE A PART OF THE HEARTS AFIRE CHOIR is welcome to join Choir Director, Jennifer Herrington and the choir members on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Choir Room for rehearsal.  Any questions, please contact Jennifer @ (412) 352-2589.

The Washington District School of Lay Servant Ministries will be holding classes this fall on two Saturdays – November 6th and November 13th at the First UMC in Washington, PA.  Brochures are in the Narthex with the full course offerings. The classes are open to any that would like to become/or remain Certified Lay Speaker or Lay Servant.  Classes can also be for your personal enrichment.   More information can be found at www.wpaumc.org/washington.

The WPA Conference annual Campership Bike-a-Thon will take on a different format this year following the pandemic hiatus.  The organizers have scheduled many opportunities to participate with many options for distance and location.  The remaining date is October 2.  Please refer to the WPA website for further details and to register https://wpa-reg.brtapp.com/2021BikeAThon or contact Chris Kindle @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Round Hill Clothes Closet is available to anyone in need of clothing for women, men and children.  Please pass the word that the clothing is free and food pantry access is not a requirement.  An appointment is necessary to shop and can be made by calling the RH Church Office (412) 384-5889.  Also, if you have donations to drop off, please call ahead to the Round Hill Church Office to be sure someone is there to accept your donation.  Please don’t leave them outside the door.  Jan Gronlund is the Clothes Closet Coordinator and would be happy to answer any questions.

MEALS ON WHEELS - Please consider volunteering for MOW!!  Contact Linda (412) 751-2230 or call Suzie in the office to get on the schedule.  Thanks to all who volunteer for MOW.  You are appreciated.  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. 

 

Birthday Celebrations this week:  September 19 – Edna Stojanovic, Bethann Neel, Sara Waugaman; September 20 – Helen Markus; September 21 – Jason Scott; September 26 – Marjorie Smith, Milt Smith, Bobbie Calhoun.  A very Happy Birthday to all!!  Please let me know of any birthdays that may not be part of my records.

CONGRATULATIONS TO TYBERIUS TEN!!!  Last week, Tyberius graduated and officially became a member of the US Marine Corp. at Parris Island, SC.  Ty’s Dad, Sisters & Girlfriend were in attendance.  Tyberius also was presented the “Distinguished Graduate” award from his Platoon.  Only one Marine from each platoon receives this award.  Grandmother, Pat Lyle, is so proud and surely his guardian angel, Trisha, is beaming with pride as she watches over from above.  He is currently awaiting his orders for what lies ahead.  Prayers for the Ten Family and Pat.

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

  • Prayers are needed for Judy Ulery’s sister, Viv Arendas.  Viv has been diagnosed with breast cancer. 
  • Please be in prayer for Lee Vuckovich.  Lee has COVID and is at home but not feeling well.  Keep Ruth and Mike in prayer, as well.  .
  • Lynda Krol’s sister, Cheryl Gourley, is in Encompass Health Rehab in Maryland following a stroke and some other health issues.  Please pray for Cheryl as she continues to heal and rehabilitate.
  • Haley Krol Lattanzi’s father in law, Mike, has been diagnosed with cancer.  Doctors are developing a treatment plan and testing to be sure that the cancer has not spread.  Please keep Mike and the Lattanzi family in prayer.
  • Please keep Dee Peters in prayer.  She has had continual problems with her ear and has been to many doctor appointments.
  • Sandy Williams is still having foot and ankle issues and had a recent surgery.  Prayers for healing for Sandy.   
  • Prayers for Lynne Morse’s Cousins husband, Henry Sprout.  Henry has Leukemia and is in the hospital with complications. 
  • We have learned that Arrowood and Grandview Care Centers have closed again to visitors because of COVID exposures within the facilities.  Please keep all of these residents in prayer as they again must experience this lack of contact with family and friends.  Please reach out by phone or cards to those you know are in these facilities.
  • We continue to pray for all of the persons named on our Frontline Workers list - doctors, nurses, medical personnel, first responders, retail workers and all providing the much needed services to the community during the pandemic.  We thank them for their dedicated service and pray for their safety and good health.  I will keep the list of frontline workers.  When and if there is a specific need, please let me know.

 

Intercessory Prayer List

Prayer & Health Concerns:  Dee Peters, Viv Arendas, Sandy Williams, Lee Vuckovich, Cheryl Gourley, Mike Lattanzi, Henry Sprout, Ric Roberts Family, Ken Stalowski, Russ’s Family, Landon, Clarence Hobaugh & Family, Vi, The Hopkins Family, The Michael Kochman Family, John Whitacre, Dave Shaffer, Nancy Shotwell, Dave Markus, Bob & Nancy Hoffman, Marcy King/Burd family, Tyberius Ten, Ric Roberts parents, Sandy Wrona, Mike & Kyle, Linda Way, Penny Roemer, Nancy (Wendy Pezel’s Mom), Bobbie Carroll, Mia Gill, Linda Logue, Arlene Schlander, Dick Mayfield, Pam Havaran, Donna Newingham, Rubbie Greenewald, David Rusz, Lois Davis, Family of Mike Simon, Ruth Vuckovich, Linda Schneider, Jennie Carothers, Jennifer & daughter Sophia, Elaine Webster, Family of Trisha Ten, Kristy Hruska, Nancy Mihalko, Carrie States, Carolyn Svec, Linda & family of Bob Blakey, Family of Taylor (Husband Brandon), Marie Custer, Gerry Edlow, Roger Carothers, Kyle, Clarence Hobaugh, Family of Jeff School, Michael Bill Family, Karnes Family, Elaine Ross, Wendy Mackey, Bob Roberts Family, Joan Cochran, Lorraine Ulrich, Barb Mayfield, Steve Koget, Don Ulbrich, Ruth Brothers, Angie Vitullio, Family of Bob Potts, Charles & Son, Family of Jean Swartz, Ken Stalowski, Josh Bauer, Karen Jones, Lauren, Karen & Family, Art Mackey, Roolf Family, Carol Walker, The Guenther Family, Becky Hrutkay, Kosanovich Family, Bob Forney, Mary Hobaugh, Babe Kegg, Maryann Shaffer (Nancy Starr’s  Mother), Karnes/Larson Family, Jodi, AJ, Dale Baumgartner, Scott & Kailey Johnston, Family of Darlene Roberts, Gronlund/Semich Family, Katie Ponsonby, Pam, Denise & Kathy & family of Ann, Annamarie, Steve Godlewski, Nathan Mayfield, Susan Henry

Our homebound, nursing home and care center members:  Marie Custer, Ruth Krise, Lois Davis, Faye Puskaric, 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, Tyberius Ten