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Published July 24. 2013 05:03PM


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 at 6:30. For more information call Pastor Marjorie Keiter at (570) 273-4038.


Bob and Pauline Papanek, Lansford, recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 3, 1954 in St. Agnes Slovak Catholic Church in Philadelphia by the Rev. John York, pastor, a native of Nesquehoning.

Summit Hill

Committee members needed

Next year marks the 100-year anniversary of historic Ludlow Park in Summit Hill. The Heritage Center and partners are re-instituting The Mule Drivers Ball as seen in Lee Mantz's book. They are seeking persons interested in serving on the steering committee. Those interested may contact Deb at or Lyle Mantz at

St. Paul's happenings

Upcoming events for St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 123 W. White St., Summit Hill are as follows:

On July 28, Katherine Steinly, a representative of Seaman's Church Institute, will present a program at St. Paul's and Zion's. SCI serves sailors that come into various ports in the U.S. with ministry needs and human services needs. There will be a light luncheon following the worship service to discuss supporting SCI and their Christmas package ministry. All are invited.

Vacation Bible school will take place from Sunday, Aug. 11 through Thursday, Aug. 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. Area children from kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to attend. For more information, register a child, or to volunteer, contact Vicar Ben Siebert at

A reception for Vicar Siebert to bid him a warm farewell as he moves on with his future in ministry, will be held Aug. 11 following the worship service. Donations of light refreshments will be appreciated. Contact Brian Buzik at (570) 645-7564 if you can help.

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