The Rev. Timothy Monroe of the United Presbyterian Church, 137 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, Thursday announced, “All activities at the church, including worship and educational classes, are suspended until April 6.
St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4329 Route 982 Youngstown, canceled all activities at the church for two weeks, including Sunday services and Sunday school on March 21 and March 29.
The Rev. Jeffrey L. Schock, pastor, Wednesday afternoon announced “All worship services and church activities at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Latrobe are canceled for the next two weeks. The Sunday 8:15 a.m. worship radio broadcast will continue on WCNS 1480 AM. Please check our website www.trinitylatrobe.com for updates and other resources to give support and to keep us connected during this time.”
The Rev. Joseph J. Borodach, pastor of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Bradenville, has relayed an announcement from The Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Archeparchy of Pittsburgh that because of ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) concerns, its churches are temporarily suspending all liturgical celebrations including Sunday Divine Liturgies, Lenten services, and holy days.
The Rev. Timothy R. Monroe, minister of the United Presbyterian Church, 137 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, announced the following changes for Sunday, March 22:
The 15th Egg Eggstravaganza originally slated for Sunday, March 29, in the St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church Social Hall, 201 E. Main St., Uniontown, has been canceled, the organizers announced Wednesday.
LUMC Ministries (Latrobe United Methodist Church and New Derry United Methodist Church) Tuesday announced: “At a special meeting of Church Council we addressed the issue of coronavirus. After much discussion, the very difficult decision was made to cancel ALL LUMC activities at both campuses. This includes Sunday morning services for at least the next two weeks. This was done out of overwhelming concern for the health and safety of the congregation. Council will meet weekly to re-evaluate this decision.
According to its website http://stmichaelsligonier.org/, St. Michael’s of the Valley Episcopal Church, 2535 Route 381, Rector, “all activities at the church except for Sunday worship are canceled for the foreseeable future.
The 15th Egg Eggstravaganza will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 29, in the St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church Social Hall, 201 E. Main St., Uniontown.
St. James Parish, New Alexandria, will host three Lenten Evenings of Reflection on Monday, March 16, – “Faith Grows”; March 23 – “Hope Grows,” and March 30 – “Love Grows” with a guest speaker. The evening will include a Meager Meal of Soup and Bread beginning at 6 p.m. as well as Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with evening prayer and benediction at 7 p.m.
Spokeswoman Connie Coup announced “the Sacred Heart/St. Cecilia Rosary Altar Society invites members and all women of both parishes (Youngstown / Whitney) to attend a Lenten presentation, ‘The Penitential Psalms/The Seven Last Words,’ at the March meeting. Please pay your dues and pick up your booklet with the meeting schedules.
St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4329 Route 982, Youngstown, is having Lenten vesper services with a theme of “Soup for Dinner Church” every Wednesday during Lent. Church spokeswoman Sharon Palmer explained, “Each Wednesday we will meet in our basement community room at 6:30 p.m., where we will enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, made by volunteers, around the table. It will include Scripture reading, prayer, singing, silence, nourishment for body and spirit. All are welcome.”
As part of its Community Common Prayer series, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 335 Locust St., downtown Johnstown, is hosting a Celtic prayer service on Sunday, March 15.
Derry First United Methodist Church will not have its monthly Ladies’ Luncheon in the months of March or April, according to Teri Sauers, administrative assistant, at the 311 N. Ligonier St. and Route 217 church.
This Sunday, March 8, New Alexandria United Methodist Church will host its first Hymn Sing for 2020 followed by a Potluck Dinner. The 4 p.m. program revolves around the group singing of audience-selected hymns and is completed with special music by three guest soloists. Pianist for the day will be the Rev. Rosalyn Werner.