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February 20, February 27, March 6, March 13, and March 20

Lenten Recital Series

All Lenten Recital Series are at 12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

February 20 – PC King, trumpet

February 27 – First Four Trombone Quartet

March 6 – Ruth Hunter, harp

March 13 – The Wednesday Club

March 20 – Marcus Solemsky and Christopher Para, violin-viola duets

February 20

DDB Fundraiser – Midtown Cinema

You are invited to a private showing of the movie “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” produced by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Learn how Bourdain and other celebrity chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

Following the screening, Dr. Daniel R. George, Associate Professor, Penn State College of Medicine, will give some perspective.

Please join us to learn more about how you can help Downtown Daily Bread continue to feed the hungry and homeless in Harrisburg. Lunch is served every day of the year, and more than 28,000 meals were served last year. Visit to contact us about volunteer opportunities and donations.

Donations will be accepted at this free movie event! Register to attend at Use password Downtown Daily Bread. Seating limited to the first 110 friends and supporters of DDB.  This event is sponsored by “Provisions”, your neighborhood grocery, located in Strawberry Square.

February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21

Lenten Lecture Series featuring Dr. Meg Ramey

“A Lenten Journey through the Seven Churches of the Book of Revelation” Wednesday nights in Lent at 7:15 pm in Fellowship Hall.

March 16, March 17, and March 18

Women’s Retreat – Camp Hebron

Deepen your relationship with God…Get away for rest and relaxation…Visit with old friends…Make new friends.

The theme is……On the Road with Jesus led by our speaker, Alison Siewert.

Come spend the weekend exploring the lives of the people who followed Jesus during his lifetime, and find out how their stories challenge and change our lives today.

Questions? Contact Joann Smith at or 717-497-3854. Sign-up at the Welcome Center. An information sheet is also available at the Welcome Center.

March 18

MAPS Event – the LVC Concert Choir

At 3:30 p.m, the 65 members of the Lebanon Valley College Concert Choir will perform a diverse program of selections around the theme of family. Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Erpelding, Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music Education at LVC, the choir continues its long-standing history of musical excellence. The ensemble is composed of both vocal and non-vocal majors. Later this spring, members of the choir will take this concert on tour throughout the Northeast, a tradition started in 1936.

March 29

Maundy Thursday Worship Service

Maundy Thursday Worship Service is at 7:30 pm

March 30

Tenebrae Worship Service

The Tenebrae Worship Service is at 7:30 pm

April 4, and April 11

Bible Study featuring Dr. Meg Ramey

New Testament scholar, Dr. Meg Ramey, will continue her outstanding teaching on the letters to the seven churches of the book of Revelation this Wednesday, April 4, at 7:15 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at the church. She will conclude this study on April 11. Dr. Ramey brings together biblical, archaeological, historical, and pastoral insights in her illuminating study of the book of Revelation.

April 15, April 22 and April 29

Adult Forums – Fellowship Hall

Dr. Ted Davis, Professor of Messiah College, will present a 3-part series, Christianity and Science. On April 15, his topic will be “Why Christianity is Good for Science.” On April 22 and 29, his topic will be “Athens and Jerusalem: Christianity and Greek Science.” The Adult Forums are held in Fellowship Hall at 8:45 a.m.

May 06

Bagels & Belief – Fellowship Hall

Bagels & Belief will be led by the Stephen Ministry at 8:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

May 19

MAPS Event – Organ Spectacular

At 7:00 p.m, Wanamaker Grand Court Organist, Principal Organist at Longwood Gardens, and Choirmaster and Organist of Saint Clement’s Church in Philadelphia, Peter Richard Conte is an internationally respected artist, praised by critics and audiences alike for his stunning technical facility matched with breathtaking musicianship, made known both through live performances as well as his many recordings. He will be joined by flugelhornist and organist Andrew Ennis for an exciting and engaging program, featuring such interesting transcriptions as Respighi’s Pines of Rome and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, among others. This recital is a co-presentation of the Harrisburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and MAPS.


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May 19

Walk for a Health Community – DDB Fundraiser

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Saturday, May 19 at 8:30 a.m. on the HACC Campus

One Mile and 5K Walk Options

You can walk or simply donate to the Downtown Daily Bread Team. Your $10 gift becomes $20 through a $2,000 matching grant. We need your donation to meet our $5,000 goal. For more information or to register online, see the flyer or go to or call Linda Gzehoviak at (717) 238-9304, ext. 105

Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministries (or Stephen Ministries St. Louis) is an independent, not-for-profit Christian educational organization, founded in 1975 and based in St. Louis, Missouri.


To serving God and equipping God’s people for ministry.


bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.


bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Stephen Ministers are lay people—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.


building awareness of Stephen Ministry within the congregation and community.


building awareness of Stephen Ministry within the congregation and community.

People learn to serve as Stephen Leaders by attending a Leader’s Training Course—a one-week conference that introduces the resources used to lead Stephen Ministry, develops key skills, and get people excited about this caring ministry.

Care Receivers

Congregation and community memebers who receive care from a Stephen Minister.

Care Receivers

Congregation and community memebers who receive care from a Stephen Minister.

These are people struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.


Christian Care

Stephen Ministry provides confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are facing life challenges or a difficult season of life. Stephen Ministers offer a listening ear and an understanding heart and acceptance of people who need compassionate care. They pray for and with individuals in need. Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving.

Life-Changing Experiences from Stephen Ministry Worldwide


Retired NBA Player


Retired NBA Player

Stephen Ministry is one of the greatest things I have ever become involved in. I’ve learned to be much more comfortable in a one-on-one relationship — where I listen to the other person, get to know them, understand what they’re going through, and love them like Christ wants me to love them.

I encourage other men to get involved. The training is wonderful, and being a Stephen Minister is going to help you. It’s been a blessing for me as much as it has for my care receiver. I’m extremely happy that I became a Stephen Minister.

“A blessing
for me too”

“Seeing the true love of Jesus”





My church is an international community, made up of expatriates who have moved here (Shanghai, China) from all over the world. Many have been uprooted and are in a strange culture, cut off from family. Many people come to our church—even people who never went to church before—in need of care. Stephen Ministers provide a lot of that care.

Stephen Ministry is also a tool we use in evangelism. When a seeker has a need, and a Stephen Minister is there dedicating time and effort and attention to them, it helps them see the true love of God and changes their view of what Christianity is all about.


Flight Instructor


Flight Instructor

I’m a flight instructor, so I tell people what to do a lot in the airplane. But when I’m a Stephen Minister, I don’t have to do that—my role is just to be there. And honestly, it took all fifty hours of my training to get that through my head.

I’ve had three care receivers so far. Each has been about my age, struggling with some kind of a challenge. And it really takes the pressure off to know that I don’t have to try to fix things. All I need to do is just be there—and watch God work in my care receiver’s life.

“All I need to do
is just be there”

“I now realize
that it's a gift”


Financial Professional


Financial Professional

I feel like I’ve been training for Stephen Ministry my whole life. I’ve always been a good listener—people have always been telling me their stories and sharing their problems. In the past, it sometimes felt like a chore. But I now realize that it’s a gift. As a Stephen Minister, I can be the person my care receiver can lean on, confide in, celebrate joys with, and also share sorrows. It makes me feel good when I’ve really helped someone.

If you have a compassionate heart and a desire to provide Christian encouragement, consider becoming a Stephen Minister. To request care from a Stephen Minister or lean more about the ministry and how you can become involved, contact the pastor, Russell Sullivan, at (717) 238-9304 or e-mail him at
We Believe

Matthew 11.28

Come to me, all you that are
weary and are carrying heavy
burdens, and I will give you rest.



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