Congregational Happenings – Good News Lutheran Brethren Church


The Bible has come under serious attack for more than 100 years. Some call it a “myth” or “legend.” Others claim it is full of contradictions. Its authenticity has been denied along with its historicity. And there are some who challenge the accuracy of the copies that have come down to us from the original writings. Join us for an interactive study for teens and adults in which we will examine these challenges, search the evidence, and reach a verdict concerning the Bible. We will meet in our chapel from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, 11/21 (“Archaeology’s Contribution”), and 11/28 (“Eyewitness Testimony”).

The cantata choir is invited to sing with the senior high chorus of East Juniata High School at Christmas in the Park in Richfield at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 24. Please plan to arrive at 1:15 p.m. Direct questions to Kevin Milliken.

On Tuesday, November 27 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., there will be a rehearsal of the Christmas Cantata. Speak with Kevin Milliken if you have any questions.

The Church of the Lutheran Brethren has an extensive church (over 900 congregations) and missions presence in Chad. Recently, rebel militia groups in the neighboring countries of Central African Republic and Sudan have used violence to advance their ideologies. Many have fled to Chad as a result. A significant number of these refugees are women and children whose husbands and fathers have been killed by the militia groups. Poverty is rampant in Chad and the refugees have created additional pressure.

Looking forward to our celebration of the Day of Thanksgiving and in gratitude for God’s rich blessings given to us, we will act in care for our neighbors in Chad. On Sunday, November 25, our Sunday School offerings will be designated to give food for refugee camps in Chad. To encourage generosity in our children, we will take offerings in the individual classrooms as well as in the chapel. You may give your gift by check with the designation, “Chad Relief”, in the memo line.

On Sunday, December 2, we will be visited by our former pastor Marshall Nessa and his wife, Tara. They will share about their upcoming mission work in Uganda during the 9 a.m. Bible class and join us for a potluck luncheon following worship.