Weekly Worship
Service Times: Saturday 6:00 p.m. (Light) Sunday 10:00 a.m.(Traditional)
100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037 412-751-0511

Weekly Worship

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Sunday 10:00 am Worship – February 18th – 1st Sunday of Lent – Led by Pastor Adam

Ministry in Music: “Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed” – Sacred Tones Bell Choir

Scripture:  1 Corinthians 13:8-13   Message: “Put Away Your Toys”

 

SUNDAY SERVERS – February 18th

Greeters/Ushers – Rene & Terry Faust

Offering Steward – Terry Vota

Liturgist – Colette Hucko

February 18th Bulletin

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Live Stream @ 10:00 am Sundays - 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.

This week at Central Highlands—February 18th – February 25th     

SUN. 2/18 - Sunday School—8:30 Adults; 9:00 Ch/Youth

SUN. 2/18 – Sunday Morning Worship—10:00 am

SUN. 2/18 – Youth Group – 6:30 pm

MON. 2/19 - Audit—Funk Team

TUES. 2/20 - EF Youth Basketball—6-8 pm AC

WED. 2/21- Pastor’s Bible Study – 10:00 am Bodnar

WED. 2/21 - EF Youth Basketball—6-8 pm AC

THURS. 2/22 - Early Dinner—4:00 pm @ Twin Oaks

THURS. 2/22 – Girl Scouts – 6:00 pm FH

THURS. 2/22 - Choir—6:00 pm

THURS. 2/22 – Bells – 7:00 pm

THURS. 2/22 - EF Youth Basketball—6-8 pm AC

FRI. 2/23 – Set Up Sewing FH

FRI. 2/23 - EF Youth Basketball—6-8 pm AC

SAT. 2/24 – “Sewing+ with a Purpose” Day – 10-2 FH

SUN. 2/25 - Sunday School 8:30 Adults/9:00 Ch/Youth

SUN. 2/25 - Sunday Morning Worship—10:00 am

SUN. 2/25 – Youth Group – 6:30 pm

The Outreach Committee would like to thank all of the Blood Donors for participating in the Blood Drive last Monday.  We were able to collect 23 units of blood from a possible 27 donors.  Vitalant was very happy with the outcome and is looking forward to scheduling an annual February Blood Drive at Central Highlands.  Thank you for giving the gift of life.

 The Youth Group will meet this Sunday 18th at 6:30 pm.  Bring a friend and join the group.  Please contact Hannah Durant-O’Toole with any questions (412) 592-8627.

Sunday February 18th is UMW Mission Sunday!  The ladies will be collecting sugar-free cookies for the diabetic clients of Meals on Wheels.  There will be a basket in the Narthex if you wish to make a monetary donation.  Thank you for so generously supporting UMW and MOW.

 The Thursday "Early Dinner" group will meet this evening at RPLACE @ 4:00 pm (changed from Driscoll’s).  The following dining locations are announced for February:  2/22-Twin Oaks (changed from Azteca); 2/29-RPlace.  Please contact Karen Prescott if you plan to attend on any Thursday so she can reserve space (412) 751-5277.  All are welcome-rides/carpools can be arranged.   

Pastor Adam will be offering a Membership Class this spring to any who would like to become of member of Central Highlands CUMC.  Please see Pastor Adam or call the church office if you are interested. (412) 751-0511

The 2024 Confirmation Class will begin soon for any youth ages 11-14.  Pastor has decided to conduct the class each Sunday during the Sunday School hour.  Please see Pastor Adam or call the church office if your child would like to be a part of this class.  We look forward to having the young people become a professing member of Central Highlands. 

SPRC is looking for a part-time maintenance man.  This job would be on an as needed hourly basis to do odd jobs around the church building and parsonage.  Must have some knowledge of plumbing/toilets/faucets, small electrical and other miscellaneous repairs.  Please see Terry Vota or call the church office if you know of anyone that might be interested.  Perfect for a retiree. 

Karen Prescott is looking for a volunteer(s) to help with the Junior Church Program during the 10:00 am worship service for the 3rd and 4th Sundays each month.  A story time and other activities will be planned for you.  The children go to Junior Church during the sermon portion of worship.  Please contact Karen if you can help.

Our Spring Sewing+ With A Purpose Day will be held on next Saturday, February 24th with a “Snow Day” for March 2nd from 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM.   Sewing people will need to bring machine, white thread and bobbin, scissors, seam ripper and other sewing supplies. We will be adding a new project for the non-sewing people “Linus Blankets”. These blankets will be distributed to children in foster care, homeless shelters and hospitals. Kits will be ready for sewing and non-sewing people.   Our local Girl Scout troop will also be participating in this service project. Bring a bag lunch, a smile, and a friend.  Hope to see you there!  Any questions, please see Linda Vota.

The Dartball Group has scheduled an Away game at Christy Park UMC in McKeesport for Monday, February 26thThey will leave the church around 6:15 if you need a ride.  Please contact Nevin Ulery if you would like to join in for this game.

It’s time to order Easter Flowers for the Altar on Easter Morning!  If you would like to place a flower/s on the altar in memory or in honor of a loved one this Easter, please fill out an order form (attached) or on the desk in the Narthex.  Flowers available this year are Lilies, Tulips and Hyacinths each priced at $7.00.  All are 6” pots - we can not specify color.  Orders are due in the office no later than March 15th with payment.  Please make your payments separate from any of your weekly offerings. 

“Tabs with a Purpose” – the Outreach Committee is collecting “tabs” from the top of soup, can goods and beverage cans for the Ronald McDonald House in Pittsburgh.  Your TRASH gives them CASH!  Please deposit them in the container in the Narthex.

The Annual Central Highlands Flea Market will be held on Saturday, April 20th.  As you are cleaning up your homes this winter, box up your unwanted “fleas” and save them for this annual event.  Lots of help is needed the entire week to prepare for the sale – look for updates throughout the next few months for details. 

Elizabeth UMC is sponsoring their annual Lenten Fish Fry each Friday during Lent.  Take out and Eat in is available from 4:00-7:00 pm.  Call in orders can be made starting at 2:00 pm @ 412 384-7050.  A copy of the complete menu is on the desk in the Narthex and attached. 

Feb. 14-Mar 24, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Day for Life—40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion.  You are also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood in Pittsburgh.  CHCUMC has signed up to attend the prayer vigil on two days – Saturday, February 24th from 1:00 -3:00 pm and Thursday, March 14th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex if you would like to participate on either or both of these days.  The location is 933 Liberty Ave., Pgh.  Car pools can be arranged.  For more information, please see Pastor Adam or Lynda Krol or go to 40daysforlife.com/Pittsburgh.

Our friend, Dan Matta, is offering tax preparation services for 2023 returns as part of the AARP Tax Aid Program.  There is no charge for this service.  Please contact Dan at (412) 678-8996 for details.   He will accept your returns by drop off and pick up.  You can make those arrangements with Dan when you call. Thank you, Dan, for providing this service to our congregation!  

 

 Meals on Wheels is in desperate need of drivers, runners and kitchen help.  If you can help, please contact the church office or see Karen Prescott.  The drivers and runners arrive to pack up about 8:30 and most often return back to the church following their route by about 10:00-10:30.   Please consider volunteering for this worthwhile outreach program. 

Bethesda United Presbyterian Church, 314 Third Street, Elizabeth is holding their Advance Order Apple Dumpling Sale.  The apple dumplings are $5.00 each and may be picked up on Saturday, March 23 from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Church.  Orders must be received by Sunday, March 17.  The apple dumplings may be ordered “baked” or “unbaked.”  “Unbaked” apple dumplings will be frozen.  Please call 412-384-8473 to order.  Please leave your name, phone number, number and type of apple dumplings requested if you get a voicemail message.  You will receive a return phone call confirming your order.  You may also drop your order off at the Church (white mailbox on porch if no answer) or mail your order to the Church.  You may pay in advance (check payable to Bethesda Board of Deacons) or pay on pick-up.  Order forms are on the desk in the Narthex.

All are invited to a Concert for Life to be held on Friday, March 1st from 7:00-8:00 pm at The Bible Chapel in Belle Vernon featuring “Abbots Cross”.  This is a traditional and modern Celtic band.  The doors open at 6:00 pm and there will be a basket auction and refreshments will be provided for all guests.  All proceeds will go to New Life Options Pregnancy Center.

Received this week:

Dear Nevin and Hands of the Carpenter crew,

Thanks for your promptness and great work on the ramp.  It was good to see you and meet your helpers.  Things were timed just right as Dennis had to get out of the house and to the ER Saturday and Sunday.  He’s doing good again and has several appointments he can get to thanks to you and your crew.  Take care and may God continue to bless you.  Love, Dennis & Carolyn.

 

Birthday Celebrations this week:  February 20 – Sarah McCall; February 22 – Taya Basic; February 26 – Cheryl Copeland, Bob Magiske; February 28 – Shirley Shaffer.  A very Happy Birthday!!

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

  • Linda Vota had her shoulder surgery last Friday and is recuperating at home.  Please keep Linda in prayer. 
  • We are happy to announce the birth of Finley “Finn” Ian Lattanzi on Tuesday 13th-8 lbs. 9.6 oz.  Proud are the parents Haley (Krol) & Greg Lattanzi, Big Brother Leo and Grandparents Lynda & Joe Krol.  We welcome this wonderful blessing from God into the family!
  • Renee & Pete are requesting prayer for their son, Jason Kanski.  Jason has been working overseas as an infrastructure specialist which takes him into dangerous locations in Poland and into the Ukraine.  Please pray for Jason’s safety.
  • Continue to pray for the following families who have lost loved ones the last few weeks:  The Messina’s, Shultz/Hrutkay Families, Taylor Family, Cindrich Family, Billingsly Family, Ross Family, Schneider Family and all others grieving.
  • Please continue to pray for the many requests offered during Worship each Sunday and for the unspoken concerns on our hearts.

 

Intercessory Prayer List

Prayer & Health Concerns:  Ella Heaton, Linda Vota, Nina Cindrich Family, Bob McCall, Baby Julia Ann, Arlene Schlander, Jason Kanski, Mia, Becky Yockey, Diana Lombardo, The Messina Family, Shultz/Hrutkay Family, Bill Starr, Donald Taylor Family, Bill Jenko, Kevin Sas, Gavin Stalowski, Billingsly Family, Dave Markus, Kolbie Kanski, Gary Corey, Elaine Ross & Family, Linda Schneider & Family, Heidi Bailey, B.J. Berich, Jensun, Carrie & premature baby, Brian Miller, Richard Lofgren, Ralph Gronlund, Jr., Ezra (Mina’s gr grandson), Bill & Rae, Larry Ross, Jana Stump, Doreen Clark, Tom Dias Family, Robert Forney Family, Darren Geyer Family, Cindy Kubinsky, Patrick, Kimberly, Chuck Puglin, Joe Budd,  Joanie Ashton, Lorelei, Wehking Family, Robin & Family, Don McCall, Kem Morgan, Jack   Mayfield, Debbie & AJ Boughner & Family, Maddy, Barb Ziegler, Connie Havran, Keith Waltower, Donna Carney, Nancy & Merle  Shotwell, Dorothy Howell, Carolyn Svec, Ella Heaton & Family, Ray Nemchick, Jennie Carothers, J.L. Kubinsky, Albert Altomari, Barb McCullough, Jerry Thompson, CeCe, Emily, Marlene Sherman, Susan & Wayne Griffiths, Dee Peters, Tom Coughenour, Jr., Joe Newmeyer, Louise Lindberg, Gary Fine, Bobbie Lathrop, Lyric, Robin Cowell, Trudy Roman, Peg Kocak, Cheryl Gourley, Kathleen, Bobby & Tommy, Sharon Golobish, Kathryn & Vernon Long, Kay Conger, Dick, Reese, Tom, June Barton, Betsy, Donna Newingham, Pam Havaran, Bobbi Jo Bickerton, Joanne Brassart, Mike Vuckovich

Our homebound, nursing home and care center members:  Ruth & Jack Brothers, Marie Custer, June Nock, Emily Moore, Gail Hankins, Carolyn Svec, Lorraine Ulrich

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, William Remaley