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

Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

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. Sales receipts support the food pantry. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trinitythriftstore.

Looking ahead is the thrift store’s Christmas Sale, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24, 25, 27 and 28. It is a cash only event. Items featured include indoor and outdoor decorations, jewelry, cards, knickknacks, toys and more. Those visiting should enter on Iron Street at Luther Hall.


Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, 222 North St., Lehighton, will hold Morning Worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m. and Junior Church for ages 6-12 resumes.

Pastor Greg will be leading a six-week Bible study on “developing a biblical worldview” beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome.

• Mondays: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7 p.m.

• Tuesdays: Prayer meeting, 7 p.m.; Girl Scouts at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

• Wednesdays: Boy Scouts at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

• Thursdays: Men’s Bible Study, 5 a.m. at BECC

• Nov. 11: Game Nigh and pie contest at 4 p.m. Bring your favorite pie, game and friend.

• Operation Christmas Child boxes are to be returned Nov. 12.

• Nov. 15: The church will hold a fundraiser for Jaxon Grant-Latsch at Sapore Italian Restaurant from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jaxon is a local 2-year-old in need of a portable oxygen concentrator due to some complications from his premature birth. A portion of the proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated toward the medical equipment. Those who wish to participate should let the restaurant known that you are dining for Jaxon before ordering.

Stay informed by visiting www.facebook.com/BethanyECLehighton, www.bethanylehighton.com. Church office: 610-377-0724, email gregorycomp@gmail.com.

St. John’s

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mahoning, 826 Mahoning Dr. W., Lehighton will hold a worship service at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, in the sanctuary.

Sunday school will take place at 9:45 a.m. on Nov. 12.

Wreath making will be held at Yenser’s Tree Farm at 1 p.m. on Nov. 12.

A council meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13.

Upcoming: Worship service will be held at 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 19 in Fellowship Hall; and at noon, following the service, there will be a congregational meeting.

Dinkey Memorial has a food cupboard available to those in need of supplemental food resources. It is available to members of Dinkey Memorial and St. John’s, and to residents of East Penn Township. The distribution is the third Thursday of every month from 3:30-5 p.m. in Dinkey’s Social Room located below the Sanctuary. If you or anyone you know would benefit from receiving food from the Community Cupboard, please speak with Pastor Tony.

Bus Trip: St. John’s & Dinkey Memorial churches are scheduling a bus trip for April 18, 2024 to the Daniel show at Sight and Sound. Ticket includes the bus, Sight and Sound tickets, meal at Bird & Hand Restaurant and tip for the bus driver. Any questions, contact Deb Scheckler, dscheckler@gmail.com. Deadline to reserve your tickets with payment is Jan. 28.