Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Palmerton - Lehighton

Thursday, September 4, 2014



First Saturday worship with Holy Communion and baptism at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, is at 5 p.m. The Rev. Michael Frost, pastor at Zion's Stone Church, New Ringgold, presides.

Sunday worship with Holy Communion is at 9 a.m. Guest pastor, the Rev. Catherine Ziel, presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Weekly Sunday School classes for young people ages 3 though grade 12 begin. Special opening "Rally Day" activities will take place in Luther Hall starting at 10:30 a.m.

Free dinner

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive

Miller-Keystone Blood Center's bimonthly Palmerton community blood drive at the First United Church of Christ on Aug. 28 drew 70 potential donors, and 61 pints were collected.

Since donations typically decrease during the summer, and there were no Trima machines (with which one donor can give two or three units) this time, the registration goal was lowered from the usual 65 to 50. Faithful donors from community showed up as usual.

The visit was sponsored by Janet Snyder and Carol and Joseph Frey, in memory of Jean Behler.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. 3rd St., begins at 9 a.m., and includes blessing of the assembled prayer shawls and a Service of Healing.

The Service of Healing with prayers and the "laying on of hands" is said for those with emotional, physical or spiritual burdens to help one's loads become lightened.

Guest pastor, the Rev. Robert Mitchell, presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014



The Palmerton Area Historical Society will hold its regular monthly general meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Knight's Gallery of the Palmerton Library.

A brief business meeting will be followed by the program. Jeff Donat will present his program on grist mills.

This is an opportunity to learn about and see the inside of a mill without leaving your seat.

The public is invited to attend, without cost or obligation.

Old Palmerton Scenes, with "Matching" Stamps

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. 3rd St., includes baptism for a baby girl and begins at 9 a.m. Guest pastor, the Rev. Richard Baumann, presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Looking ahead to September will mark the start of weekly Sunday School classes for young people ages 3 though grade 12 at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7. The date printed in last week's column was incorrect.

Special Rally Day activities will take place in Luther Hall.

Bethany E.C. Church

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Park concert

The final Concert in the Park is a rescheduled concert. The group Remember When will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Palmerton Borough Park Bandstand.

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the evening. This concert is sponsored by the Palmerton Concourse Club.

Community meal

A free community meal will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave. Palmerton. Enjoy a meal and fellowship.

Holy Trinity


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Free community dinner

All Saints Episcopal Church, 301 N. Second St., Lehighton, will host a free community dinner from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 21. All are welcome for the meal and fellowship.

For more information, call 610-377-2675

Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church

Sunday worship with the Rev. Jeff Stansbury, pastor, will take place at 10:45 a.m.

Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m. Classes are for all ages, including adults.

Ladies Bible study is 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Prayer meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Trinity happenings

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Knitting Club

The Knitting Club will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Palmerton Area Library.

The club is open to anyone wishing to learn to knit or crochet, or who needs help with a project. It is free and materials will be provided.

The group meets the first and third Monday of each month.

Call the library at 610-826-3424 for information.

Senior center

The Palmerton Senior Center, 501 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, serves lunch daily at 11:30 a.m. from Monday through Friday.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. 3rd St., begins at 9 a.m. Trinity Praise Band vocalists Steve Schweitzer and Brian Hoffner will offer special music.

Guest pastor, the Rev. Richard Baumann, will preside. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Members of Trinity plus St. John's, Mahoning Township, and Dinkey Memorial, Ashfield, will be volunteering at a booth during Bike Nite on Saturday, handing out bottles of water and prayer shawls for free.

Bethany Evangelical

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Community Meal

A free community meal will be served by St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12.

The menu will be pesto chicken, roasted potatoes, corn, and desserts, and is all about feeding people and reaching out to people who live alone and need the fellowship of dining with others; people who need a break from cooking all the time; or people who can't afford to eat out.

No matter the reason, everyone is invited to the monthly meal.

Summer park concert