Panther Valley news
St. Paul Lutheran
The Rev. Phyllis Pelletier will be the supply pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, on Sunday, Oct. 2. A retired pastor from Nanticoke, she will preside at the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
The Sunday Church School will have an additional activity this weekend in addition to the traditional 9 a.m. class. Members will meet at the church at 5 p.m. for a scavenger hunt. Those attending are reminded to dress appropriately for outdoors and are invited to bring a friend.
St. Paul's will hold a congregational council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m.
The Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church, Summit Hill, last week returned to the regular time of worship, that being 10:30 a.m.
This Sunday's (Oct. 2) schedule includes Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., followed by the worship service and a time of fellowship. Communion will be observed during the 10:30 a.m. service.
The weekly scripture sharing sessions at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, has changed to Wednesday nights at 7 o'clock in the parish rectory. Participants will be examining the changes to the Liturgy due to the incorporation of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal (English Translation) on the First Sunday of Advent (Nov. 26-27). There will be a cursory look at these changes during Mass beginning in mid-October.
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, will hold preparatory meetings for any adult interested in receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and/or Confirmation during the Easter vigil. Known as the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), the meetings will take place on the first and third Sundays of each month at 9 a.m. in the conference room of the parish center, beginning Sunday, Oct. 2.
For more information, call the parish office at (570) 645-2282.
St. John's Church
On Wednesday at 7 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, will have an informal worship: 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 Bible study at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call the Rev. Marjorie Keiter, 645-0356.
Trick or Treat night
Trick or Treat night has been designated by Mayor Tony Walck for Sunday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Anyone accepting the costumed Halloweeners should have their porch lights on. Extra security will be on the streets to protect the little ones. Fire trucks generally go up and down the streets as well.