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Lehighton news for Sept. 22, 2021

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Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, begins at 9:30 a.m.

Masks are no longer required, however, if you are not fully vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask over the nose and mouth for your own protection and safety. Included in this time is the observance of “Harvest Home.” The Rev. Nancy L. Moore presides. Vicar Sarah Moore assists.

“Harvest Home” has traditionally been set aside to honor farmers following their season’s growths and appreciate the abundance of their labors.

Due to pandemic guidelines, the Trinity Food Pantry is not accepting any food donations at this time. Monetary donations are being accepted to benefit the World Hunger Appeal. An envelope is available in the September/October packet of contribution envelopes.

If there is no designated envelope, please label a regular envelope with your contribution “Harvest Home.”

Livestream audio is available at tlclehighton.com. Video with audio rebroadcasts are available on www.facebook.com/TrinityLehighton later on Sunday mornings. Church phone: 610-377-4303.

Weekly Sunday church school classes begin at 10:45 a.m. for students ages 3 through sixth grade. Face masks are strongly encouraged for the protection of those attending.

In addition, weekly catechetical classes for students in seventh and eighth grades take place at this time.

The Trinity Thrift Store is open for business without reservations. Shopping and drop-off hours are Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donation drop-offs are accepted during store hours, limited to five bags or boxes. All sales receipts support the food pantry.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trinitythriftstore.

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 pickup.

Pantry volunteers will assist pedestrians/those not in vehicles.

“Drive-thru” Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi takes place Oct. 4, 5:30-6 p.m. Members of the congregation and community are invited to drive-thru along Iron Street to have your pets and other special items blessed by the Rev. Moore and Vicar Sarah.

The special items may include photos or ashes of deceased pets, medals, rings, crosses as offering a prayer of remembrance in their name.

Contact the Times News at 800-443-0377 or tneditor@tnonline.com.