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Chestnuthill column

Published March 30. 2010 05:00PM

Meeting changed

Members of the Eastern Star, Monroe Chapter 99, will not meet this Thursday due to the Maundy Thursday holiday. The regular meeting will be held next week at the same place and time.

Good Friday Service

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network is hosting a Good Friday service Friday, April 2, at Neola Methodist Church, 738 Neola Rd., Stroudsburg, beginning at 1 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.

Queen of Peace

Holy Week Masses and services being offered at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Gilbert include the following times: Wednesday, March 31, 8 a.m. Mass and 12:10 p.m. Mass; Thursday, April 1, 8 a.m., Morning Prayer (No Mass), 7 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper followed by Adoration till 11 p.m.; Friday, April 2, 8 a.m. Morning Prayer (No Mass; 7 p.m. Celebration of the Lord's Passion; Saturday, April 3, 8 a.m. Morning Prayer (No Mass; 1:30 p.m. Blessing of Easter Baskets; (No Confessions or 5 p.m. Mass); 8 p.m. Night Watch of the Lord's Resurrection/Easter Vigil; Sunday, April 4, 8 a.m. Mass, 10:30 a.m. Mass, noon Mass.

Effort UMC

Special services will be held at Effort UMC including a Maundy Thursday Communion service on April 1. The evening will begin with a soup and bread supper in Wesley Hall at 5:45 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a loaf of Italian or French bread. Worship will begin in the sanctuary at 7 p.m.

The Good Friday service, a service of Tenebrae, will begin at 7 p.m.

Saturday's service will be at 5 p.m. and Sunday's services will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Zion Lutheran

Holy Week services at Zion Lutheran in Brodheadsville include a 7:30 p.m. service Maundy Thursday, April 1; a 7:30 p.m. service Good Friday, April 2; and three services on Easter, including an Easter Dawn service at 6 a.m., and two Easter services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and a social hour in between.


Members of the Jewish community are celebrating the Passover this week.

St. Peter's Services

Saint Peter's UMC in Saylorsburg is having the following services: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m., April 1; Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m., April 3, with breakfast following; regular Easter service, 10 a.m.

McMichaels UMC

The church will host an Easter service at 9:30 a.m., Easter Sunday.

On April 10 the church will host a blood drive from 8 to 11 a.m. To sign up to donate, contact the church at (570) 629-1136.

Touch of Home

The Operation: Touch of Home group will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, at the American Legion Post Home on Route 209, Gilbert.

For more information, call (570) 977-1724.

Firemen's Memorial

The Monroe County Firemen's Association will be conducting its 15th Annual Memorial Service at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 8, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Fish Hill Road in Tannersville.

This year firefighters and support team members from Monroe County fire companies who passed away in the 2009 calendar year will be memorialized. The service will be conducted by chaplains from the fire companies and includes a candle ceremony and tolling of the bell for the fallen, a selection by the choir of St. Paul's Church, an organ solo and a bag piper.

For more information contact the Rev. Lawrence G. Lutz, chaplain, Monroe County Firemen's Association R. R. #7 Box 7639, Saylorsburg, PA 18353 call (610) 381-4440 or e-mail

Volunteers needed

The Friends of the Library is in need of volunteers willing to commit to three-hour shifts either on a weekly or a monthly basis. Anyone interested is asked to call Caroline at (570) 992-0160.

Habitat for Humanity

The Monroe County Unit of Habitat for Humanity is seeking partner families for a home the group is rehabilitating. For more information visit or call (570) 476-9846

Academic fair

The Pleasant Valley School District Academic Fair is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, April 26, at the high school.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event and the district says it will be bigger and better.

Birthday greetings

Celebrating their special day this week are: Nathaniel Loch, March 30; Nadine Sharer, Merlin Parsons, Julia Craig, March 31; April Snyder, April 1; Susan Johnson, Tracey McAllister, Julie Bohanon, Dean Skala, Kaleigh West, April 2; Bob Snyder, Tammy Graeber, Adam Becker, April 3; Alta St. Louis, Patrick Zipp, April 4; Chad Zamorsky, April 5; Curt Gower, Cherri West, April 6.

Anniversary greetings

Happy anniversary to Frank and Joanne Wernet. They are celebrating their 45th anniversary on April 3.

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