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Trinity Happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. 3rd St., Lehighton begins at 9:30 a.m. Synodically Approved Lay Minister Kathy Long presides. Coffeehouse fellowship is in Luther Hall afterward.

The final Sunday Church School classes for students age 3 through grade 6 and confirmation preparatory instruction classes begin at 10:45 a.m. Marking this event is an environmentally-friendly balloon release and ice cream sundaes. The Rite of Confirmation is May 19. Church School classes resume in September.

Livestream Sunday service will be available at the church website (tlclehighton.com) or on the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TrinityLehighton). Church phone: 610-377-4303.

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

Movie Night will be held in Luther Hall at 7 p.m. on May 18. Free admission to view “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” starring Harrision Ford. Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase to benefit Youth Group activities.

Ben Salem UCC

Ben Salem UCC, 1965 Church Hill Road, Lehighton will hold an 8 a.m. worship service with a Praise Band; 10:15 a.m. traditional service; and Sunday school classes at 9 a.m. Communion service will be the first Sunday of each month.

• Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Senior Choir Practice

• Thursday at 6:45 p.m., Handbell Choir Practice

• King’s Kids Choir will practice the first and second Sunday of the month following the 10:15 worship service. Any child interested in joining, please contact the church for further contact information.

• King’s Kids Choir will sing the third Sunday of the month.

• Blessing of the Bikes on May 5 following the 10:15 worship service

Upcoming Events:

• Ben Salem Rummage Sale will be held in the Social Hall at 1749 Church Hill Road, Lehighton on May 10 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and May 11 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Shoo Fly Pie Sale May 18. Orders due May 12.

• May 19: Confirmation Sunday with Communion, 10:15 a.m.

• May 26: Weather permitting, outdoor Memorial Day service, 9 a.m., followed by a memorial service at the cemetery by the UVO.

• June 9: Strawberry social, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Music by Lost and Found.

• Vacation Bible School: June 17-21 from 6-8 p.m. The theme is “Celebrating God’s Greatness.”

Summer worship schedule for June, July and August will be 9 a.m. Sunday school will resume on Sept. 8.

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

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