Golden Agers Picnic

Members of the Panther Valley Golden Agers who signed up for the picnic to be held Monday Sept. 17 at #9 Picnic area, are reminded that lunch will start at 1 p.m. Anyone wishing to participate in the Chinese auction is asked to bring a $5 gift.

Lansford

St. John Lutheran

Tonight at 7 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, will hold an informal worship. This will be a spiritual, peaceful, evening service with Holy Communion.

All are welcome to this relaxed, brief, musical, evening prayer. For those who wish to come early, a free simple supper is served at 6 p.m., followed by a brief adult Bible study and confirmation program at 6:30. For more information call the Rev. Marjorie Keiter, (570) 273-4038.

Nesquehoning

Zion Lutheran Church

On Sunday, Sept. 16 at 8 a.m., a coffee hour will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 2 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, to introduce Vicar Ben Siebert. Vicar Siebert is a seminarian at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia who will be serving a one-year internship at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Summit Hill.

Morning worship begins at 9 a.m. and visitors are always welcome.

Zion's 100th anniversary celebration will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14. Worship service will be at 4 p.m. The Rev. Samuel R. Zeiser, Bishop of ELCA Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, will be the homilist. A dinner will follow at Macaluso's. Reservations for the dinner will be accepted until Oct. 1. For more information, please call (570) 386-4233.

Healing ministry, St. Francis church

St. Francis of Assisi Church in Nesquehoning extends a personal invitation anyone struggling with the grief process in the loss of a loved one.

The Fall Bereavement Group will begin Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the parish library, located in the basement of the rectory at 15 East Garibaldi Ave. Sessions will continue each Tuesday for six weeks and are strictly confidential.

Please call to register (no fees) so there is enough material for everyone. The rectory number is (570) 669-6321 or Valerie Higgins at (570) 668-2386.