Worship for April 23, 2023 – I Matter

This week’s Order of Worship – Children’s Activity Packet

Watch today’s worship recorded at Trinity UMC, Woodward

Due to technical difficulties, we do not have the recording for St. James UMC, Coburn this week.

Watch today’s worship recorded at Sprucetown UMC, Potters Mills

Watch the pastor’s pre-recorded message & children’s message at the bottom of the page.


Learning Opportunity! Fresh Expressions for Pastors and Churches is a workshop geared toward churches who seek to create new places for new people. We need to move beyond attractional models for doing church. Join us to be challenged to create something new that IS “church” in your community. This workshop will provide both creative and practical ways to get outside the four walls to be the church where the people are!  Rev. Dr. Kathleen Kind will share about Fresh Expressions on May 6, 2023, Pleasant Gap 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  A small fee of $5 per person or $20 for a team of five will be asked to help with the luncheon.  Please email [email protected] for your registration by April 24 –include any dietary restrictions. Please send your payment to the State College District Ministerium at 1200 Haymaker Rd, State College, PA 16801. Questions? See Pastor Theresa.

April 26 – Soup Kitchen ministry will be held at St. James. Contact Paula Smith for details.

May 2 – Sprucetown’s Ad Council and Trustees will meet at 7pm. Please join us.

May 3 – St. James Trustees meet at 6:30pm, Ad Council at 7pm. Please join us.

May 4 – National Day of Prayer – Materials will be available at church the Sunday prior and St. James’ sanctuary will be available for those who wish to pray 8am-7:30pm.

May 4 – Ladies Coffee & Conversation is a gathering open to all ladies in the valley starting at 9:30am at St. James UMC, Coburn. Come and have a wonderful time with us!

May 7 – Watch the last episode of season 1 of The Chosen: I Am He starting 6pm at St. James in Coburn. This will be the last Youth Pizza Study (for grades 7-12) of the school year, starts at 5pm.

May 10 – Trinity Trustees and Ad Board will meet at 7pm. You are invited to join us.

May 12 – Sing a Happy Welcome to Spring hymn sing is 2pm at St. James UMC with John Abbott accompanying. ALL are welcome! Sponsored by the East Penns Valley Red Hats.

May 17-20 – Susquehanna Annual Conference, Special Session is the 17th, Annual Conference 18-20. More information is available at SusUmc.org

This week’s message and children’s message pre-recorded in the Pastor’s office: