Tamaqua news for Oct. 7, 2021
Mercy Run will present a country style gospel music concert on Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church, 824 Catawissa Road, Tamaqua. 570-668-4459 or www.calvaryeum.yolasite.com for more information.
Pottsville Christian Women’s Club is sponsoring a “Heavenly Jazz” luncheon at Grace Evangelical Free Church on Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15.
Call Gale 570-527-2224 or Sue 570-617-9490 for reservations or cancellations by Oct 13.
Speaker will be Tempe Brown of Greenville, South Carolina, and will include special music. Masks are required.
There will be no Sunday school until further notice.
Hope in the Mountains Nar-Anon Family Group meets at 57 Hunter St. If you have questions or are interested in attending, contact Mark at 570-952-5098.
Pastor Jim Williams will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday at Zion Church, Lewistown Valley.
Veterans Day Parade
The Veterans Day Parade is on Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. The Tamaqua American Legion Post 173 will once again sponsor the parade and invite all veterans, businesses, fire companies, church groups, clubs and organizations to participate in the parade.
For more information and registration, call David Meredith at 570-668-3356 or the American Legion at 570-668-1090.
St. John Lutheran Church, Pine and Mauch Chunk streets, Tamaqua, will be holding a rummage sale, on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., lunch and supper will be served; Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., lunch and supper will be served; and Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., lunch will be served.
Refreshments and takeouts available. For more information, call 570-668-4570.
Andreas VFW Post 5069 will meet on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the West Penn Township Annex building.
U.S. flags will be given to all paid members at all meetings until the end of the year and also at the Veterans Day breakfast at the Mason Jar Restaurant at 10 a.m. on Nov. 13. Paid members and one guest are invited.
This Sunday, the 10:25 a.m. service will be the Sunday School Rally Day program with Holy Communion. There will be a special musical concert at the 6:30 p.m. service with Mercy Run.
Wednesday prayer meeting at 7 p.m. Upcoming event: The Rev. Chris Fisher of Schuylkill Haven will be sharing at the 10:25 a.m. service on Oct. 24. Call 570-668-9111 for more information.
Upcoming events at the library:
Fall Storytime every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m., now through Nov. 11; call the library at 570-668-4660 to register.
Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends fundraiser - buy your pass at the library and shop Boscov’s on Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and save 25% with your pass.
Beef/turkey platter and bake sale on Oct. 21, advance ticket sales only.
Looking to find an exciting career or explore new options? Learn how to use our Career Cruising software in a webinar training session on Oct. 13, made possible through a PPL grant.
Bag book sale from Oct. 25-Nov. 20.
Pizza and Pumpkins Program for Teens at the Library, Oct. 23 from noon to 4 p.m.; call the library at 570-668-4660 to register.
The Tamaqua Senior Citizens met on Sept. 23 at the Coaldale Complex with 23 members in attendance. The meeting was opened with the reading “The Great Provider.”
Grace Sakusky was added to the sick list and a moment of silence was observed for Kathleen Valentine. Ruthanne Feane was wished a happy birthday.
The group meets every Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Coaldale Complex. Anyone 55 and older is invited to attend.
Blessing of the Animals
Area animal owners are invited to bring their pets to a Blessing of the Animals service on Oct. 9 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua.
The special blessing service honors St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment.
Pets may include dogs, cats, fish and birds. Some people choose to bring photos of their pets if it is difficult for their pets to attend the blessing.
The service takes place indoors so pet owners are asked to have their animal friends secured.
Zion Lutheran Church is located at Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets. The service will be webcast at www.ziontamaqua.com.