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Bud’s Corner

Enlarge your harvest “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:33-34 Today, everyone is looking for a ...

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Gail Jones, of Muncy Valley, was asked to establish a pottery studio at Eternity Gospel Ministry in a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. Last November, she and her husband, Wyatt Timmins, flew out to help empower women to create a means of income for themselves through art. Shown in the photos are Jones, the women she taught hand-building to and some of the pieces they made.

Area woman shares the arts and empowers Kenyan women

Life comes with its challenges but through persistence sometimes it can turn out to be better than expected. In 2015, Eternity Gospel Ministry in Karen, a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, reached out to artist Gail Jones, of Muncy Valley, to help open a clay studio. The ministry wanted her to set up ...

A rhyme in time

You Are A Child of Mine (Feminine) Heart of beauty, heart so fine, Return to Me, Towards My will align. Weather rough, weather fair, Sheltering under My wings, Has no care. You think, that you are in the low, But I can see, that is not so. Like a flower bud, Like a farmer ...

Technology helps grandparenting

Q: Our son is in the military, and he’s now stationed overseas with his family. We realize that for the next few years we won’t see our grandchildren in person as often as we’re accustomed. We’re going to miss a lot of key moments in their lives. How can we stay connected and engaged ...

Australia finds no proof its World Vision aid went to Hamas

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Thursday it had found no evidence that any of its donations to the Christian charity World Vision had been siphoned to Islamic militant group Hamas. But Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said its World Vision ...

Area church briefs

TODAY Baked steak supper DuBoistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St., will hold a baked steak supper from 4-6 p.m. (takeouts available from 3-4 p.m. only). Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-10 and free for those 2 and under. Call 570-322-5398 for more information. Spaghetti ...

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Pictured, Jesus (Jared Moore) heals the crippled woman (Marge Haagen), oldest cast member at age 92.

King of Kings at Blanchard Church of Christ

BLANCHARD — Blanchard Church of Christ, 161 Beach St., will present its 24th annual King of Kings and Easter musical drama depicting the entire life of Christ at 7 p.m. today, Sunday and April 7, 8 and 9. Free advance tickets are required for attendance, and there is no admission charge ...

For some, Passover Seder will address global refugee crisis

Abdul Jalal Hashimi grew up in Kabul and fled with his family to the United States after working more than six years against the Taliban alongside American military forces. A 32-year-old Muslim, he has known few Jews personally, but come Passover he’ll be among more than a dozen refugees ...

Perspective matters

We often hear the scripture quoted from 2 Corinthians 5:7 that states that we walk by faith and not by sight. In the Amplified version, it states that we walk by faith, not by sight (living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises). This would imply that ...

Walking with God

Institutional services The following institutional services are arranged for and reported by United Churches of Lycoming County: Sunday: County Prison, 1:45 and 3:15 p.m., the Rev. John Butler, Wings of Love Community Church, South Williamsport. HCR Manor Care South, 2 p.m., the Rev. ...

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Rebecca “Beccie” Klar Lusk, formerly of Williamsport, has had three children’s books published through Westbow Press.

It’s all about being obedient

Sometimes the most painful moments in life can allow new opportunities to blossom, even when it is not expected. Rebecca Klar Lusk, of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, was a teacher in the Williamsport Area School District for 30 years after moving here from her hometown of DuBois. A few years ago ...

Generational curses and blindness

The lectionary lessons for Sunday deal with blindness. Saul is rejected by God; Samuel is told to go anoint a son of Jesse to be the new King. If I remember correctly, Jesse had seven sons. God called Samuel to anoint the person based on things we normally would use to choose who it would be. ...

Walking with God

Institutional services The following institutional services are arranged for and reported by United Churches of Lycoming County: Sunday: County Prison, 1:45 and 3:15 p.m., the Rev. Ronald Shellhamer, area Lutheran pastor, Williamsport. HCR Manor Care South, 2 p.m., Evangelist Dawn ...

Bud’s corner

A message of hope As a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ and an American, what message would God have me preach to his church? The world we find ourselves in has gone mad. Kids killing kids. Homes being destroyed. Where will all this end? We are reaping the fruit of a godless society. A ...

Dealing with negative thoughts

Q: My wife and I don’t argue often, but when we do I sometimes find myself spiraling into negative thoughts about her. Is there a practical way to keep myself from going there? Greg Smalley, vice president, Family Ministries: My father, the late Gary Smalley, was a renowned relationship ...

Virginia court asks who should lead prayer before government meeting

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Does it matter whether a prayer opening a government meeting is led by local clergy or an elected official? That's a question a federal appeals court is wrestling with in a unique case examining the constitutional requirement of separating church and state. The case ...

Area church briefs

TODAY Spaghetti dinner set Lycoming Presbyterian Church, 825 Arch St., will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. (takeouts available at 4 p.m.) Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children. Parking is available in the back of the church off Funston Ave. SUNDAY Pastor installation ...

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The Rev. Stephen A Fulkes, left, and his wife, Michelle, have begun ministry at Trinity Assembly of God, 332 N. Loyalsock Ave. in Montoursville.

Church welcomes new pastor

The Rev. Stephen A Fulkes has assumed the pastorate of Trinity Assembly of God, 332 N. Loyalsock Ave. in Montoursville. An installation service was held on Jan. 15, with the Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Tourville, district superintendent of the Penn-Del District of the Assemblies of God. Fulkes ...

Ten Commandments monument moved from high school

NEW KENSINGTON. (AP) — A Ten Commandments monument has been moved from a western Pennsylvania high school as part of an agreement to settle a lawsuit. The Valley News Dispatch reports that the monument was apparently removed Tuesday afternoon from Valley Junior-Senior High School in New ...

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John Aderhold, of Williamsport, has spent the majority of his life helping others fulfill basic needs such as food, water and spiritual nourishment. Each week he takes time to run the West End Christian Community Center Food Bank. Above, Aderhold stocks shelves.

John Aderhold: A life dedicated to helping others

With over four decades in ministry, the Rev. John Aderhold, of Williamsport, has been used by God to touch the lives of many in the community. Through his service at the Living Water Ministry, West End Christian Community Center Food Bank and teaching Bible study at the STEP Inc. RiverWalk ...