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, JULY 18th 10:00 AM

LIVE STREAMING @ 10:00 AM

 

Sunday, July 18th – 8th Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Lesson – Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 – “Spreading Fame”

July 18th 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, July 18th 10:00 am

Greeters/Ushers – Lora & Gene Heintz

Attendance – Suzie Gibbons

 

 

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 JULY 18 – JULY 25

Sunday, July 18 – Worship 10:00 am

Sunday, July 18 – F.I.R.E. “Christmas in July” for youth 6:00 pm

Monday, July 19 – Audit Gronlund Team 9:00 am

Monday, July 19 – SPRC 7:00 pm

Monday, July 19 – ZOOM Bible Study 7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 21 – Pastor’s Bible Study 10:00 am – Picnic Pavilion

Wednesday, July 21 – “Sweet Hour of Prayer” 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Sunday, July 25 – Worship 10:00 am

 

SAVE THE DATE:  All Church Picnic - Sunday, August 15th - Cedar Creek Park Rostraver

DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

PLEASE HAVE ANY HIGHLANDER ARTICLES FOR AUGUST TO THE OFFICE NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, JULY 22. 

Rev. Janet’s ZOOM Bible Study will meet again on Monday, July 19th at 7:00 pm.  The topic of discussion will be “Women 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:  7/19. 8/2, 8/16 & 8/30.  The summer studies will follow the topics of the “Summer Bible Reading” outline.

“SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER” – Resumes on Wednesday July 21st.  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.

The Washington District is planning a summer gathering at a Washington Wild Things Baseball Game!  Wednesday, August 18th on the Party Deck.  Tickets are $10 for adults and children 12 and under are free.  An all you can eat packaged meal of hot dog/hamburger, chips, cookie/brownie, and a drink are included beginning at 5:45 pm.  Dinner will conclude at the start of the game.  A ticket order form is available on the table in the narthex and attached to this email.  Rain date is August 28th.

The Mantel House Mission in West Newton is looking for volunteers.  If you can help, contact them at (724) 872-1800.

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:

FIRE - (Friends In Restoration & Endurance) - Youth 6th-12th grade

     THIS SUNDAY July 18th @ 6:00pm “Christmas in July” Movie Night

Vacation Bible Camp - “God Provides” Kids K-5 - July 28, 29, 30 6:30-8:30 pm

All children must be registered in advance.  Please call the church office for registration. 

Contact Karen Prescott if you can help in any way.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (412) 751-5277

CALLING ALL GOLFERS – The annual Jumonville Golf Outing Fundraiser will be held at Butler’s Golf Course on Friday, August 27th with a 2:00 pm Shotgun Start.  The format will be a Best Ball Scramble.  The cost is $125 per golfer. To register your foursome, go to www.jumonville.org.

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.  Also 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 5 opportunities to participate with many options for distance and location.  The dates are July 24, August 21, September 4, September 18 and 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.

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.

 

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:  July 15 – June Nock; July 18 – Paula Paxon; July 20 – Paloma Lepley; July 21 – Brian Pezel, Jr.; July 22 – Ryan Kracun, Gary Kristen; July 25 – Marlene Durant, Garrett Bedell.  A very Happy Birthday to all!! 

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

  • We received word this week from Sandy McCall that her mother, Jennie Carothers, had a fall and suffered a small fracture in the lower spine.  Jennie will be placed in a skilled nursing facility, but at this time we do not know where.  Please pray for comfort for Jennie as she recovers.  Get well greetings can be sent to: .
  • Continued prayers for the Ten/Lyle Family.  Pastor Steve conducted Trisha’s Memorial Service last Saturday with a strong showing of support from Trisha’s family, friends and church family. 
  • Carol Morrow’s niece, Kristy Hruska, is undergoing treatments for breast cancer.  Please remember Kristy and her young family in prayer.
  • 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:  Jennie Carothers, Family of Trisha Ten, Kristy Hruska, Nancy Mihalko, Carrie States, Tracey Hobaugh, Bobbie Carroll, Carolyn Svec, Marlene Sims, Sandy Williams, Linda & family of Bob Blakey, Family of Taylor (Husband Brandon), Marie Custer, Gerry Edlow, Roger Carothers, Mike Simon, Kyle, Nancy Shotwell, Bob Hoffman, 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, Booth Family, Ruth Brothers, Angie Vitullio, Family of Bob Potts, Charles & Son, Family of Jean Swartz, Ken Stalowski, Josh Bauer, Karen Jones, Richard McCall, 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, Joan (Debbie W’s friend), Pam, 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