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, JUNE 20th 10:00 AM

LIVE STREAMING @ 10:00 AM

 

Sunday, June 20th – 4th Sunday after Pentecost – Father’s Day

Scripture Lesson – Mark 4:35-41 – “Taking a Nap”

June 20th 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)

 

SERVERS – Sunday, June 20th 10:00 am

Greeters/Ushers – Carol & Del Morrow

Attendance – Dot Baumgartner

 

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.

 

There will be a brief meeting of the Church Council immediately following Sunday’s Worship Service (20th).  If you are a member of Council, please plan on attending.

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - WEEK OF JUNE 17 – JUNE 27

Friday/Saturday 17/18 – WPA Annual Conference – Virtual

Sunday, June 20 – Worship 10:00 am – UMW Mission Sunday – s/f cookies

Sunday, June 20 – Brief Council Meeting – Following Worship

Monday, June 21 – Audit Shultz Team 9:00 am

Monday, June 21 – ZOOM Bible Study w/Rev. Janet – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 23 – “Sweet Hour of Prayer” silent prayer & meditation 6:00-7:00 Sanctuary

Thursday, June 24 – Shepherds – 7:00 pm

Sunday, June 27 – Worship 10:00 am

Sunday, June 27 – F.I.R.E. Youth 6th-12th grade at the Fire Ring 6:00 pm – pizza, s’mores, games

Sunday, June 27 – Friday, July 3 – Mission Team to Philippi, West Virginia

PHILIPPI FUNDRAISER - We are continuing our Philippi Fundraiser through the end of June to support the efforts of our Mission Team to Philippi, West Virginia.  The team will be providing the manpower (and women-power!) for some renovations to a personal residence and to the Heart and Hand Mission Marketplace Building and grounds.  They depart on June 27th for a week of outreach to this community in need.  We are asking that the congregation help defray some of the cost of materials and other expenses with this special offering.  If you would like to donate, there is a basket in the Narthex and envelopes marked for Philippi.  If you are adding this donation to your regular offering, please designate for Philippi.  Please contact Lynda Krol or the church office for more information about this Mission Project.

Sunday 20th is the UMW Mission Sunday.  The UMW is collecting sugar-free cookies for the diabetic clients of Meals on Wheels.  There is a basket for monetary donations, if you prefer.  The UMW and MOW thank you for supporting this monthly Mission.

Rev. Janet’s ZOOM Bible Study will meet again on Monday, June 21st at 7:00 pm.  The topic of discussion will be “Prayers of the Bible”.  If you would like to join in, no special materials are needed, just your Bible! - all are welcome.  Please contact Janet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church office for the login information.  The following dates are scheduled for the Summer:  6/21, 7/6, 7/19. 8/2, 8/16 & 8/30.  Their summer studies will follow the topics of the “Summer Bible Reading” outline.

The SPRC has met and decided to open 2 new positions for start-up in August:    Christian Education Coordinator and Youth Ministry Coordinator.  I have attached a copy of the Job Postings that will appear on our website www.chcumc.org, the WPA Conference Website, and Facebook.  For more details, please call the church office to discuss with Pastor Steve.

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH:

 

THE FIRE YOUTH ACTIVITY SCHEDULED FOR LAST SUNDAY, 13TH, HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 27TH AT 7:00 PM.

FIRE - (Friends In Restoration & Endurance)

Youth 6th-12th grade

Sunday June 27th 6:00pm

Campfire, Games, Pizza, S'mores n at

Vacation Bible Camp

Kids K-5 

Older kids welcome to help

July 28, 29, 30 6:30-8:30 pm

Karen Prescott will be having a meeting on MONDAY, JUNE 28TH at 7:00 pm in the Narthex for anyone interested in helping with the Vacation Bible Camp.  Call or Text Donna Durant 412-874-8733, Emma Durant 412-579-809 OR email Karen Prescott This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

NEEDED FOR VACATION BIBLE CAMP - Helpers are needed in the following areas: 

            Actors to act out the Bible Stories- most are not speaking parts!!

            Games (equipment provided)

            Music Coordinator

            Arts & Crafts

Also needed:  The Planning Committee is requesting that if you have any spare “Shoe Boxes” laying around, please bring them to the church.  They will be put together as props for the skits. 

FIREWOOD - Tom & Debbie Walter have some fire wood stacked on their property that they would like to dispose of.  If anyone is interested, please contact Debbie @ (412) 751-6168 to arrange to pick it up.

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR DRESS A GIRL – The Dress A Girl sewing ministry will resume on Saturday, October 2nd.  In preparation, the need is for the following:  PILLOWCASES-1 yard of 100% cotton fabric for body of pillowcase & 1/3 yard of 100% cotton contrasting fabric for the cuff of the pillowcase.  DRESSES – Double wide bias tape – please purchase two of the same color...it is more efficient.  A material box for donations and a sign-up sheet are in the Narthex.

 

“SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER” - On Wednesday evenings this summer, our sanctuary will be open from 6:00 – 7:00 PM 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.

SUMMER BIBLE READING - Copies of the Summer Bible Reading Outline are still available on the table in the Narthex or call the church office.  Thanks to Rev. Janet for providing this devotion. 

MEALS ON WHEELS - Please consider volunteering for MOW!!  There is a special need for kitchen help on Tuesday Mornings.  Also, many families are heading out for vacations this summer and substitutes are needed for drivers & runners.  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. 

 

COVID VACCINE INFORMATION – Please contact Suzie in the church office if you require any assistance with scheduling a COVID Vaccine.  They are currently readily available locally at most neighborhood pharmacies.

Birthday Celebrations this week: June 18 – Brenda Roberts; June 19 – Allen Mackey; June 23 – Lynda Krol, Cynthia Spizarny; June 25 – Emma Job; June 26 – Bob Gillie, Tyler Guinto-Brody.  A very Happy Birthday to all!! 

Congratulations to Sarah (Boice) and Mitchell Stecker who were joined in Marriage last Saturday, June 12th in Washington, PA.  They are back in Pennsylvania!  Best Wishes to Mr. & Mrs. Stecker!! .

Thank you received this week from Carol Roberts:

I would truly like to thank everyone who sent cards and notes and prayers my way following my ankle surgery.  They were so much appreciated!  I have made great progress and am walking on my own again!  Thanks again, Carol Roberts

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

  • Jan Gronlund received a cornea transplant on Tuesday.  She is recuperating at home with some restrictions.  Please pray for a speedy recovery. 
  • Mina B. called me this week to report that she received a call from Carolyn Svec.  Carolyn had been in the hospital for 5 days.  She has returned back home and is feeling better.  She asked Mina to tell everyone at Central Highlands that she says “hello”.  Prayers for Carolyn. 
  • Trisha Ten continues to need our prayers.  Please pray for Trisha, her children and her Mom.
  • I spoke with Tracey Hobaugh late last week.  She said that Clarence was having some difficulties with side effects from a medication.  He was taken off that medication and the symptoms seemed to have cleared up.  Tracey is feeling better after receiving a medication to help clear up the allergies and sinus problems she has been experiencing.  Please keep Clarence and Tracey in prayer.  They miss being here with their church family, but must stay away due to treatments Clarence has received. 
  • 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:  Jan Gronlund, Carolyn Svec, Trisha Ten, Marlene Sims, Sandy Williams, Bob Blakey, Family of Taylor (Husband Brandon), Marie Custer, Gerry Edlow, Roger Carothers, Mike Simon, Kyle, Nancy Shotwell, Bob Hoffman, Tracey Hobaugh, Clarence Hobaugh, Family of Jeff School, Michael Bill Family, Shawn Alston, Karnes Family, Elaine Ross, Wendy Mackey, Bob Roberts Family, Joan Cochran, Lorraine Ulrich, Barb Mayfield, Steve Koget, Don Ulbrich, Booth Family, Ruth Brothers, Angie Vitullio, Family of Bob Potts, Charles & Son, Family of Jean Swartz, Colette Hucko, Ken Stalowski, Josh Bauer, Karen Jones, Richard McCall, Lauren, Karen & Family, Art Mackey, Roolf Family, Carol Walker, Del Morrow, Linda Thomas, The Guenther Family, Becky Hrutkay, Kosanovich Family, Bob Forney, Mary Hobaugh, Babe Kegg, 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, Katie Ponsonby, Charlotte Abramovitz, Jack (Debbie Z’s cousin), Joan (Debbie W’s friend), Aimee, Pam, Jennie Carothers, Valerie Margie, Denise & Kathy & family of Ann, Annamarie, Steve Godlewski, Nathan Mayfield, Susan Henry, Ella Heaton

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, Abby Altieri

A very Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Big Brothers  - all the men that have made a difference in our lives and the lives of our children.  We honor you and the memory of those no longer with us.  Enjoy your special weekend!