Rev. Barbara E. Mosch, Pastor
P. O. Box 837
103 Turnpike St.
Milesburg, PA 16853
From Barbara’s Desk
Welcome to our website. I hope that you will find it helpful and that it will answer your questions about our church. This is the page where I share thoughts, articles I read, and/or other information. If I can be of help to you, please call and leave a message on our church phone, 814-355-0890.
Greetings! It’s springtime – a time of regrowth! This month is Easter – a time of new life! It’s a time to celebrate a season of renewal! And so it is for the Milesburg Presbyterian Church. I can feel it. The Holy Spirit has always been present with you, but evidence of that is now so apparent. If you aren’t one who has noticed fresh energy bouncing from the walls, then you need to open your eyes, your mind, and your heart!
Women's Prayer Group is alive and well. The challenge has been issued for the men to also gather.
“The future of the church is its youth” has long been known. Recently our Youth Group has been given new leadership and vitality. Roxanne Shiels, Glenda Ripka, and Marilyn McCusick are three women who have volunteered to work with our teens. Be alert for hearing what is going on. The residents of Centre Crest were blessed in March with the kids leading worship services there on Sunday afternoon. Their spirit is always greatly appreciated by the older folk.
Some of our regular attendees at Sunday worship are committing to “take back the church.” That is, they want to return Sunday services to what they have historically been – a time to glorify God, sing God’s praises, and rejoice in the fellowship of kindred spirits. The Lord’s hour is no time for rumors, back-biting, and negative criticism. It is a time for joy and peace. People are committed to that.
The Mission Seekers is busy planning the annual chicken bar-b-que. That’s always a good fellowship time for the men, and a few good women, as well as a major fund-raiser for the church. Taste buds are watering in anticipation!
The cables running wall to wall inside the sanctuary were required by our insurance company. They are a visible strengthening of the walls, and we can see them as a symbol of the strengthening support members of this church family are giving one another.
Please pray with me that God will continue to open doors and direct ministry of this church within our membership and around the community.
Scripture readings for April:
Sun. April 6: Ezek. 37:1-14; Ps. 130; Rom. 8:6-11; John 11:1-45
Sun. April 13: Matt. 21:1-11; Ps. 118:1-2, 19-29
Passion: Isa. 50:4-9a, Ps. 31: 9-16; Phil. 2:5-11; Matt.
26: 14-27:66 or Matt. 27:11-54
Sat. April 19: Gen. 1:1-2:4a; Ps. 136:1-9, 23-36; Gen. 7:1-5, 11-18, 8:6-18, 9:8-13; Ps. 46; Gen. 22:1-18;Ps. 16; Exod. 14:10-31, 15:20-21; Exod. 15:1b-13, 17-18; Isa. 55:1-11; Isa. 12:2-6; Prov. 8:1-8, 19-21, 9:4b-6; Ps. 19; Ezek. 36:24-28; Ps. 42 and 43; Ezek. 37:1-14; Ps. 143; Zeph. 3:14-20; Ps. 98; Rom. 6:3-11; Ps. 114; Matt. 28:1-10
Sun. April 20: Acts 10:34-43 or Jer. 31:1-6; Ps. 118:1-2, 14-24; Col. 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 or Matt. 28:1-10
Easter Evening: Isa. 25:6-9; Ps. 114; 1 Cor. 5:6b-8; Luke 24:13-49
Sun. April 27: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Ps. 16; 1 Pet. 1:3-9; John 20:19-31