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Published April 22. 2011 05:00PM

Summit Hill

St. Joseph Church

Allentown Diocese Bishop John Barres will preside at the 11 a.m. Mass on Easter Sunday, April 24, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill.

After the liturgy, the bishop will be on hand for the parish's annual Easter egg hunt which will be held in the grounds of the church.

Other Masses on Easter Sunday will be celebrated at 7 and 9 a.m.

The annual Easter vigil will take place on Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m.

St. Paul Lutheran

The schedule of Easter services for St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, is as follows:

Holy Saturday, April 23 - Easter Vigil at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Marjorie Keiter officiating

Easter Sunday, April 24 - Sunday school egg hunt at 9 a.m.; and Easter worship service at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Walter Wagner, a retired pastor from Bethlehem, officiating. The Sunday school class will be singing during the worship service.

Sunday school classes will be held through May 8.

Methodist Charge

The Easter services for the Coaldale/Summit Hill United Methodist Charge will be held on Sunday, April 24, at 9 a.m. in the Summit Hill church and 11 a.m. in the Coaldale church. The Rev. Burgess Gordon, pastor, will officiate at both services.

The adult Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a.m. in the Coaldale c.

Spring cleanup

Summit Hill Borough's Spring cleanup program will continue next week.

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.


St. Katharine Drexel

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, has announced its schedule of Easter services as follows:

Holy Saturday, April 23 - blessing of the Easter baskets will take place at noon. The Easter vigil will be held that night at 8 o'clock.

Easter Sunday, April 24 - Masses at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Borough council

The Lansford Borough Council will hold committee meetings next week as follows:

Monday, April 25, Public Safety Committee, 6:30 p.m., and Public Works Committee, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26, Municipal Administration Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Tax collector's office

The Lansford tax collector's office will be closed the morning of Tuesday, April 26. The office will open at noon that day.

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