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Ben Salem UCC

Ben Salem UCC, 1965 Church Hill Road, Lehighton will hold an 8 a.m. worship service with music group, Daybreak. The praise band that delivers God’s message through song. Coffee hour with snacks, beverages, and Christian fellowship between services.

A 10:15 a.m. traditional service includes the Senior Choir, Handbell Choir and a Children’s Choir. Sunday school classes at 9 a.m. from a Nursery Class to a Middle School/High School Class. Communion service will be the first Sunday of each month.

The Upcoming events

• A chicken and waffle dinner is planned for Oct. 21 from 3-6:30 p.m. There is a cost.

• Rummage sale, Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Box lot sale.

• Potato Filling Sale Orders are due Nov. 12. Pickup Nov. 18.

• Christmas candy orders are due Nov. 19. Pickup Dec. 9.

Visit www.bensalemucc.com or Facebook for more information.

Trinity Happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, begins at 9:30 a.m. Included during this time is Service of Healing and Blessing of Prayer Shawls. The Rev. Nancy L. Moore presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows in Luther Hall.

The Service of Healing with prayers are said for those to help ease one’s emotional, physical and spiritual burdens to assist and cope with daily living. Prayer shawls are handmade by volunteers, and are to be used in times of joy or sorrow and ordinary times as a form of comfort during daily faith practices. The prayer shawls are available at no cost and may serve as a gift to a loved one.

Livestream audio is available at the church website (tlclehighton.com). Video with audio rebroadcasts available on the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TrinityLehighton) later on Sunday mornings. Church phone: 610-377-4303.

Sunday Church School classes for students age 3 through grade 6 and confirmation preparatory instruction classes for students grades 7 and 8 begin at 10:45 a.m.

The Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays (and third Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.) with an outdoor drive-up setting. Residents who reside in the Lehighton Area School District are eligible to receive supplemental food.

The Trinity Thrift Store hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. Donation drop-offs are accepted during store hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, limited to five bags or boxes.

For those desiring to schedule a baptism or seek membership at Trinity, please phone the church office. Baptism class instructions with Pastor Moore is the third Sunday at 1 p.m. New member class instruction with Pastor Moore meets Sunday at 1 p.m.

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