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Lehighton news for March 31, 2021

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Holy Week worship schedule at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 South Third St.: Maundy Thursday worship with Holy Communion April 1, 7 p.m. for those with reservations. Good Friday Tenebrae April 2 worship, 7 p.m.; RSVP by 4 p.m. on April 1. Easter Sunday worship (April 4) with Holy Communion begins at 9:30 a.m. The bread wafer and communion container are presealed as a safe way to celebrate the sacrament. Reservations must be made before the close of office hours April 1. Enter the doors on Iron Street. No-touch forehead temperature will be completed. Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn throughout the entirety of the worship service. There will be no singing. The Rev Nancy Moore presides. Vicar Joshua Krenz assists.

Weekly reservations need to be made each Thursday before the Sunday worship. Church phone: 610-377-4303. Email: telc1872@ptd.net. “Private message” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityLehighton. Livestream audio is available at tlclehighton.com. Video with audio rebroadcasts available on the Facebook page later on Sunday mornings.

Weekly Sunday church school for students ages 3 though sixth grade, and confirmation classes for seventh and eighth grade students, resume as drive-thru sessions at 10:45 a.m. April 11.

The Thrift Store shopping and donation drop-offs are by appointment only. Please call 610-377-4471 on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment for Thursday drop-off of donations. Thrift Store hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Fridays 1-6 p.m. by appointment. Masks and social distancing are required. Due to limited space, no children under the age of 12 will be allowed. All sales receipts support the food pantry.

The Food Pantry continues to be open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (and third Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m.) with an outdoor drive-up setting and precautionary measures in place. Residents in need who reside in the Lehighton Area School District are eligible to receive prepackaged supplemental food items. Participants must remain in their vehicle at time of pick up. Pantry volunteers will assist pedestrians/those not in vehicles.

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