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Published March 20. 2013 05:02PM

Fire company egg hunt

Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Activities will take place rain or shine. Children and grandchildren of members who are ages 1-12 are invited to attend. Refreshments will be available.

Weissport egg hunt

The Weissport egg hunt will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23 for children and grandchildren of residents of Weissport in the borough park. The rain/snow date is Sunday, March 24.

LAHS Class of 1968

The Lehighton Area High School class of 1968 will hold the next reunion planning meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the Lehighton Legion. Any class members who are interested are welcome to attend. The reunion will be held on Oct. 19.

Trinity happenings

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold Palm Sunday worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 24. There will be Holy Communion and distribution of palm fronds. The Rev. Donald Hayn, interim pastor, will preside. Coffee house fellowship follows.

Sunday School Power Hour students will take part in a palm procession around the block, followed by themed-crafts in Luther Hall starting at 10:15 a.m. Adult Sunday School class meets in the conference room.

A community Easter Egg Hunt will be held in Luther Hall on Saturday, March 23. Children ages 1-6 will have their experience from 1-2 p.m., while the hunt for children 7-12, will be held from 2-3 p.m. This is a free event. Please remember to bring a basket to collect the eggs.

A Spring Cantata "Here is Love" by Larry Shakley will be performed at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, by the church choir accompanied by a small orchestra. The performance is under the direction of Susan Lovejoy.

Maundy Thursday worship features Holy Communion at 7 p.m. Students currently receiving instructions for communion will receive their First Holy Communion during the 7 p.m. worship service. Good Friday Tenebrae service will be held at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday worship with Holy Communion will be held at 8 and 10 a.m. There will be no Sunday School Power House classes on Easter.

The church phone number is 610-377-4303.

Jack and Jill Pre-School is a ministry of Trinity, located next to the church at 230 Iron St. Registration for the 2013-14 school year is now open. Contact Jack and Jill Pre-School at (610) 377-6562 or at for more information.

Bethany E.C. Church happenings

Bethany E.C. Church will hold a Palm Sunday service at 10:45 a.m. There will be observation of Holy Communion along with the Giving of Easter Palms.

Good Friday services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, with the Bethany Church choir singing "Nobody Cared" and Bethany's musical drama team performing "My Cross"

Easter Sunday Sunrise services will be held at 6:30 a.m., followed by a covered dish breakfast. There will be Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Transportation is provided if necessary.

A celebration service will be held at 10:45 a.m.

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