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.


    This month I share with you the “Parable of the Pencil.”  The author is unknown, but s/he had great wisdom.

      The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.  “There are 5 things you need to know,” he told the pencil, “before I send you out into the world.  Always remember them and never forget and you will become the vest pencil you can be.

     “One.  You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be guided by Someone’s hand.

     “Two.  You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.

     “Three.  You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.

     “Four.  The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.

     “And five.  On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark.  No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.”

     The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

     Now put yourself in the place of the pencil.  Always remember these five things and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

                                  Blessings and grace, Pastor Barbara                                                                                 


Scripture readings for May:

Texts listed first are from the Revised Common Lectionary. 

The second set is from Beyond the Lectionary, David Ackerman.


Sunday, May 1

Acts 16:9-15; Ps. 67; Rev. 21:10; 21:22-25:5; John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9

Prov. 19:20; Eccl. 10:14b,c; Jer. 29:11, 19-21; Matt. 6:19-21; Tim. 6:17-19

Thursday, May 5

Acts 1:1-11; Ps. 47 or Ps. 93; Eph. 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53


Sunday, May 8

Acts 16:16-34; Ps. 97; Rev. 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-26

 Romans 16:1, 3, 7


Sunday, May 15

Acts 2:1-21 or Gen. 11:1-9; Ps. 104:24-34 35b; Rom. 8:14-17 or Acts 2:1-21; John 14:8-17 (25-27)

 John 7:37-39; Acts 2:1-8, 2:14a,b, 16-21


Sunday, May 22

Prov. 8:1-4, 22-31; Ps. 8; Rom. 5:1-15; John 16:12-15

 Lev. 26:9; Deut. 5:3; Isa. 59:15b -21, Mark 14;24


Sunday, May 29

1 Kings 18:20-21 (22-29); 30-39; Ps. 96; Gal. 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10

 John 14:16; John 15:18-16:15