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IN MEMORIAM
Please keep the families of
Mary Niles & Marcia Winn
in your prayers

PRAYER LIST
Please keep members of our
Church Family in your prayers:


Bob Cross
Lucy Diener
Philip & Roseanne Frye
Bev Grant

Olga Kehoe
Natalie Klohck


And any prayers
you may have in your heart

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Consider this—
God our Shelter, be a strong presence in the lives of neighbors who, having survived the winds and rains of Harvey, now face grief, uncertainty and weary days. May our generosity in prayer and in tangible signs of support overflow more than floodwaters, to sustain your work of healing and rebuilding and bring comfort and strength to those who suffer.
AMEN



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Rev. Leonard Sponaugle receives the charge during his installation

 

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PASTOR'S PONDERINGS

The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem."
— John 12:12

LINGERING IN LENT
The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which this year falls on Valentine's Day or February 14. This year rather than including some of the events of Jesus' Passion as they are included in Scripture readings we will focus on them as sermon texts. They are:

        February 18        John 11         Jesus Raises Lazarus to Life
        February 25        John 13         Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
        March 4              John 18         Peter Denies Jesus
        March 11            John 19         Jesus & Pilate
        March 18            John 19         Jesus Sentenced to Death
        March 25            John 19         The Crucifixion of Jesus (Passion Sunday)

The reason for this focus, or lingering, is that the end of Jesus's earthly or incarna-tional life and ministry was shared with his original disciples. Their experience of it shaped them, and Jesus used it as a teaching tool. My hope and intent is that lingering over the major events of the Passion will instruct, inspire, and mold us as well.

See you in Lent,
Pastor Leonard


Email for Pastor Leonard: pastor@johnstownpresbyterian.org

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