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| Monday, May 14, 2012, 1:07 a.m.

The newly formed Prayer and Worship Center in Salem Township will open its doors on Easter Sunday, with an 11 a.m. service.

Robert Pascoe will serve as minister at the new site, in a renovated warehouse located about a mile west of the routes 981 and 22 intersection in New Alexandria.

Pascoe has served as a hospice chaplain and a prison chaplain, as well as having preached in one church or another for about 30 years. He also serves as the chaplain at Keystone State Park in the summer. He said the new church is nondenominational.

"We started from scratch," Pascoe said. "We have somewhat of a following, and we're building."

For more information, contact Pascoe at 724-309-7867 or 724-668-8885.

The Westmoreland Choral Society

The Westmoreland Choral Society will present its Lenten concert, "All God's People Sing," at 4 p.m. March 24 in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg.

Special guests will be the Greater Latrobe High School Chamber Choir and Dr. Gene Saraceni as commentator. The concert, under the direction of Marvin Huls, will include Edgar Highberger and William Crowley as accompanists.

Tickets, at $9 each, can be purchased at the Professional Music Center in Greensburg, The Bon Ton at Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield Township, Barnes and Noble bookstore on Route 30 east of Greensburg, Volkwein's in Latrobe, or any choral society members. Tickets will sell at the door for $10 each, or $5 each for students.

A tour to Italy to be held

A tour to Italy will be held June 7-17 to coincide with the papal ceremony at which Padre Pio will be declared a saint. Pastor Ed McCullough of St. Aloysius Parish in Dunbar will serve as spiritual leader of the trip, which will include a visit to the monastery of the Capuchin friar at San Giovanni Rotondo. The tour will also include the tomb of St. Francis at Assisi and historical sites of Rome and Vatican City.

Twenty-five seats are available. For an information packet, call 800-242-0728 or fax a request to 724-543-2936.

Easter sunrise service

An Easter sunrise service will be held at Pavilion 8, Northmoreland Park, at 6:30 a.m. March 31. Coffee, cocoa and doughnuts will be available. The Christian Fellowship Class of the Vandergrift United Methodist Church. For more information, call 724-568-1208.

Musical drama to be presented

Mary," a musical drama that tells the story of Jesus through his mother's eyes, will be presented by Beth Lenaway from Ordinary People Ministries in Kane, at 7 p.m. March 28, at The Free Methodist Church of Greensburg on Toppers Road. Admission is free. Attendees are asked to bring a bag of food for the food pantry. For more information, call the church at 724-837-4056 or Ordinary People Ministries at 814-837-6985.

Grace United Church of Christ

Grace United Church of Christ, 119 N. Second St., Jeannette, will present "The Song of the Shadows" cantata at 7 p.m. March 29. For more information, call the church at 724-523-3290.

St. Barbara Parish

The junior high youth of St. Barbara Parish will commemorate the Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus Christ with a performance of the Living Stations of the Cross. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Barbara Catholic Church, 34 Raymayley Road, Harrison City. The parish adult, youth and bell choirs will also participate.

The Community Choralers from the Youngwood and New Stanton

The Community Choralers from the Youngwood and New Stanton areas will present an Easter program 7:30 p.m. March 24 at the Christ United Methodist Church, 100 Lincoln Ave., Youngwood.

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