Church Briefing

EAST LIVERPOOL — Emmanuel Presbyterian Church welcomes Student Pastor Nancy DeStefano to the pulpit during the 11 a.m. worship service this 4th Sunday of Lent. Her sermon is titled “For God So Loved….”. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

WELLSVILLE — First Baptist, Wellsville, will celebrate their annual Mass Choir Day 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Local talents will participate, as well as those from the Pittsburgh and Youngstown area.

EAST LIVERPOOL — First United Methodist Church, West 5th Street, will celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Lent, during the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday. Rev. Larry S. Hukill’s message will be “Mercy, Love and Grace.” Scripture will be read by Diana Bickar and the Choir will present the Anthem “Always By Our Side”.

The UMW meets 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study begins 10 a.m. and Boy Scout Troop 41 meets at 7.

On Wednesday the Bell Choir meets 6:30 p.m. followed by the Choir at 7:30.

The deadline to submit articles for the April ‘Voice’ is Thursday.

GLENMOOR — The Glenmoor ECO Presbyterian Church, state Route 267 (Lisbon St.) will observe the Fourth Sunday in Lent this Sunday during the 11 a.m. service of worship. Pastor Vel Vais’ message is titled, “No Room for Boasting” with the text from Ephesians 2:4-10. Children’s Church and Nursery care are provided during the service. The church is handicap accessible.

EAST LIVERPOOL — Rev. John Bower will be the guest speaker during the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday at Grace Presbyterian Church. His sermon title will be “Sovereign Election”. Children’s Sunday school is held during the service. The Deacon meets following the service.

MIDLAND — An Ecumenical Lenten Program, sponsored by the Midland Area Ministerium will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, at First Baptist Church, Fifth Street, Midland. A free will offering will be taken for charitable organizations. Last year the Ministerium contributed $200 to the Salvation Army; $200 to the Midland Carnegie Library and $200 to Christian United of Beaver County. Fellowship to follow.

WELLSVILLE — The third week of the community Lenten Services in Wellsville was held at the United Methodist Church. Traditional hymns were enjoyed by an enthusiastic gathering of both young and old. Pastor Rick Stanley of Covenant Presbyterian Church delivered an uplifting message to the large gathering of faithful supporters. Cookies and punch were served. The next community Lenten service will be held 6 p.m. Sunday at Lee’s Chapel.

CALCUTTA — Long’s Run Trinity Presbyterian Church will celebrate The Fourth Sunday in Lent during the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Cramer’s sermon is titled “Bathed in Light”, with scripture based from Numbers 21 and John 3. The choir, under the direction of Carol Walton and Holly Pickens, will be singing “Surely He Has Borne Our Griefs”. John McGraw will be the accompanist. Sunday School begins at 9:30. Nursery is available during the service. Choir practice will follow. The annual Easter Pageant practice, 2 p.m. at the East Liverpool Community Center.

Bell choir practice will be on Tuesday, Kingdom Kids will meet on Wednesday. Dinners will be held 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday throughout the Lenten season. For information, call 330-385-1127.