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Published April 15. 2011 05:00PM

Summit Hill

Presbyterian church

The Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church, Summit Hill, has announced its service schedule for the Easter observance as follows:

Palm/Passion Sunday, April 17 - worship will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 21 - Communion service will be held at 7 p.m.

Good Friday, April 22 - the community service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Easter Sunday April 24 - sunrise service will be held at 6:45 a.m. in Memorial Park, followed by the traditional Easter worship service at 10:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Church

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, has announced its schedule of Easter services as follows:

Holy Thursday, April 21 - Commemoration of the Last Supper will take place at 6:30 p.m., followed by personal reflection "In the Garden" until 10 o'clock, when a night prayer service will take place.

Good Friday, April 22 - Liturgical Commemoration of the Passion will be held at noon, followed by personal reflection "At the Tomb" until 3 o'clock.

Holy Saturday, April 23 - Easter baskets will be blessed, starting at 11 a.m. The Easter vigil will take place that evening at 8 o'clock.

Easter Sunday, April 24 - Bishop John O. Barres of the Diocese of Allentown will preside at the 11 a.m. Mass. Other masses will be celebrated at 8 and 9 a.m.

Spring cleanup

Summit Hill Borough officials have announced the schedule of refuse pickup in connection with the spring cleanup as follows:

On Thursday, April 21, refuse will be picked up on the east side of town, along with Knepper's Trailer lots and East and West White Bear Drive.

On Tuesday, April 26, refuse will be picked up on the west side of town, along with Laurel Drive and East and West Mountaintop Road.

Among the items that will be taken are (up to) five tires, tire rims, auto body parts, refrigerators, freezers, vending machines, dehumidifiers, water coolers, heat pumps, washers, dryers and stoves.

Items must have all chemicals removed from them and doors are required to be taken off as well. In addition, up to 10 bags of garbage will be collected.


Holy Week services

Palm Sunday services and Confirmation will be conducted at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 17, at First Congregational Church, Coaldale. New members will be received into fellowship and palms will be distributed. Sunday School will be held at 10 a.m.

The Easter Story in Scripture and Song and the Passover Meal will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19.

Choir rehearsal will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday April 20.

Holy Thursday services with the Lord's Supper will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21.

A Good Friday service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 22. The church will be open for prayer and devotions from noon to 3 p.m.

Easter services will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 24, followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m.

Confirmands will be examined at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

Republicans to meet

The Coaldale Republican Party will hold a meeting on Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the West Ward Rod and Gun Club. Information relative to the May 17 Primary Election will be discussed at this time, as well as the upcoming annual Spring rally scheduled for Sunday, May 15, at 6 p.m. at the Coaldale Ambulance Building.


Zion Lutheran Church

Morning worship will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, the Sunday of the Passion. The service will begin with the distribution and blessing of palms, remembering the praise and honor given to Jesus when he entered Jerusalem.

This week the Rev. George P. Zacharda is welcomed to the pulpit.

The members of the Ladies Auxiliary will be serving breakfast at 8 a.m. on Palm Sunday. All are welcome.

There will be a Maundy Thursday service on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 pm; a service on Good Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. and the service on Easter Sunday will begin at 8:30 a.m., one-half hour earlier than the normal start time.


Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansford has announced its schedule of services for Holy Week and Easter as follows: Palm Sunday, April 17 worship with Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m. Holy Thursday, April 21 communion service at 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 22 Tenebrae service, at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 24 morning worship with Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.

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