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Palmerton news for April 15, 2021

Palmerton library

April activities include a “Library Bookmark Contest” for preschool through sixth grade. Winning designs in each age group will be printed as bookmarks and distributed by the library. Entry forms are due by April 21. Winners will be announced April 23. One entry per child.

National Poetry Month “Black out” Poetry take and make kits for tweens and teens will be available for pickup the week of April 12.

“Zoom Poetry Reading” for teens and adults will be April 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Check the library Facebook page for upcoming information and sign-up.

You may also call the library at 610-826-3424 for updates.

Faith Alive Church

Faith Alive Church, 678 Pine St., Palmerton (Bowmanstown) holds two services each Sunday with Pastor Rob Timlin. At 9 a.m. is a traditional service and 10:30 a.m. is a contemporary service. They have four options of worship: in the sanctuary, in Leah’s Room (masks required), in the parking lot (FM 104.3), or Faith Alive-Facebook Live.

Future dates to remember are: April 18 at 6 p.m. will be a youth group meeting; April 22 at 2 p.m. is adult Bible study; April 24 at 10:30 a.m. will be a Spring Ladies Luncheon with worship, DVD “Learning to Let Go,” lunch and fellowship. Sign up in the church lobby by April 18.

There is online Bible study using Zoom. Have men’s, women’s and adult studies. Call the church office if interested in joining in on a study.

ABC Food Pantry is collecting food to stock up the pantry for needy people in the community. Monetary gifts as well as food will be welcomed and appreciated.

To learn more about Faith Alive, go to their website or call the office at 610-852-2805.

Food truck, raffle, craft show

The Parryville Volunteer Fire Company will hold a food truck event from 3-8 p.m. Saturday at the Fire Company, Main Street, Parryville. The event will feature different food trucks, a meat raffle, Chinese auction, and between 10-15 vendors.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton will hold worship service on Sunday morning at 10:15 a.m. Due to limited seating, if you wish to attend please call the church office at 610-826-2524. Masks are required. Please remember to bring food items for CACPAC food pantry. This is greatly appreciated. If you are unable to attend in person you may join on Zoom.

A council meeting will be held April 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Bible study is held Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall.

Thrift shop

Holy Trinity Thrift Shop, 502 Lafayette Ave., is open every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They have a selection of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Also have housewares, books and much more. Masks and social distancing are required.

Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 500 Church Drive, Palmerton (Trachsville) holds Sunday services at 10:15 a.m. Services are now being held in the sanctuary. Face masks and social distancing are required. If you are not comfortable coming in the church, you may listen to the service in your car in the parking lot on 94.9 FM. For information, please call 610-681-5200.

Basket social

Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Trachsville, will hold their 20th Annual Spring Basket Social on April 23 from 4-7 p.m. and April 24 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $25 will be hidden in 3 baskets. The drawing will be Saturday at 1 p.m.

Food will be available both dates for takeout only: barbecue, homemade soups, filling, etc. There will also be a bake sale.


An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Bowmanstown Rod & Gun Club, 525 Club Road, Palmerton. Menu items include eggs to order, potatoes, pancakes, SOS, toast, cereal, hash, ham, bacon, sausage, OJ, coffee, tea and milk, Masks are required upon entering and moving about the building.

Palmerton Borough Council

A regular meeting of the Palmerton Borough Council will be held April 22 at 7 p.m. in Borough Hall Council Chambers, 443 Delaware Ave., Palmerton.


Jerusalem United Church of Christ, 545 Church Drive, Palmerton, will hold Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. Weather permitting, the service will be held in the church grove and will continue that way until further notice. Services can also been seen on Facebook Live and the church website.

Sunday school will be taught on Zoom at 9:30 a.m. and then at church at 10:45 a.m. in Ryman Hall for children who are attending the grove service. While in Ryman Hall, all kids and adults must wear a mask and social distancing will be observed. In the event the worship services are held in the church, they will not have in-person Sunday school, but will have the Zoom class. This format will continue until June 6 and will resume Sept. 12.

The Quilt & Crafts Group will meet April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact Lenora Robertson at 610-826-4913, 610-349-2436, lj123@ptd.net or 664 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA, 18071. Contact the Times News at 800-443-0377 or tneditor@tnonline.com.