Worship Leaders Corner

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Hello my name is David, and I am the Moderator and Worship Leader here at Elmwood. I invite you to come with me on my journey of Praising the Lord through Prayer and Worship this fall at Elmwood. We plan to be an ever lasting presence in this wonderful community of ours through the many events we will be holding.

Fall is always challenging and a very busy time at Elmwood, starting off in September with the Celebration of the Islands”. Come dress in Hawaiin shirts or floral dresses, the sanctuary will decorated  with palms and tropical themed decorations. The Worship hour will consist of Island music, song and praises.  We will follow after the worship hour with a delicious tropical brunch. What great fellowship!

Another fun event will be in the beginning of October. It`s our first Annual Fall Foliage Ride {motorcycle or car} through the hills and valleys of Pennsylvania to the majestic Grand Canyon and finishing back to Elmwood for a fellowship dinner. The proceeds benefit  local missions in the area.  We have the upcoming Fall Rummage Sale that fills our gym to the brim with antiques, knickknacks, and much more. It makes it a treasure hunters dream! Then we end October with our Community Fall Festival bringing families together with games, food, and fun!

On the first Saturday of November we host our Annual Holiday Bazaar. This is a great time to find all your gifts for Christmas Giving. Our annual one day fair houses many crafters and artists from throughout the community selling their products. Let’s not forget the home-made pies, breads, and New York Sharp Cheddar Cheese that Elmwood is well-known for! Lest we forget in the middle of November, we have our Annual Harvest Dinner that starts out the Holiday Season. The dinner is a dish to pass with turkey, mash potatoes and gravy,  and homemade stuffing cooked and served by the Strivers and Striverettes group of  Elmwood. Most important is The Traditional Community Thanksgiving Worship at Elmwood on the evening of Wednesday the 21st at 7pm. This Service is a time to come together to thank God for the blessings he has given us with song and praises .

Please make sure you check back often as we continue to add and update various events on our website calendar as well as join our mailing list to receive updates from us here at Elmwood! 

As Moderator and Worship Leader I am so blessed to be a part of His church and to be able to spread His word through prayer and worship. With so many events we are truly blessed to be the "Lights in the Heights" bringing the community together and spreading His word throughout. If I can help give any spiritual guidance, answer a question, or even give a tour of our church, then please call me at (607) 873-4250 or you can e-mail me directly here. (david@elmwoodavebaptist.com)

The outreach here at Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church to our community extends beyond our events. We provide a meeting place for several organizations, groups, and individuals. If your group is in need of a meeting place, then please contact us here (help@elmwoodavebaptist.com) on info for avalible dates and time slots.  

If you are looking for a church home, then I urge you to come and spend some time with our church family. Our Sunday Morning Family Worship begins at 10:00 AM with Sunday School available for all ages after. I give a “Children’s Moments” time during the Worship Hour and Junior Church is available afterward for the children to engage in an age appropriate bible lesson.

May God bless you and your family!

David R. Viele, 

Moderator / Worship Leader