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Lehighton news for April 18, 2019

Published April 18. 2019 01:31PM

Bethany EC Church

Bethany EC Church, 222 North St. holds Sunday Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. and worship at 10:45 a.m. with the Rev. Jeff Stansbury, pastor.

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages, fellowship time, 10:15 a.m.; preschool nursery available and Jr. Church provided for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Thursday: Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion, 7 p.m.

Friday: Good Friday Tenebrae service, 7 p.m.

Upcoming events:

• Kids Club: 6 p.m. April 23.

• Bare Necessities Pantry: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27, St. Peter’s Community Resource Center, Franklin Township.

• NE District Cleanup Day at Twin Pines: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4.

• Bushkill Church Building Dedication: 3:30 p.m. May 5, Bushkill Community Church, Bushkill.

• Mother/Daughter Banquet: May 11.

Lehighton Bethany EC is online at wwwbethanyec.weebly.com. Email: Bethany@ptd.net. Church office: 610-377-0724 or follow Bethany on Facebook.

Crossroads Community Church

Crossroads Community Church, 580 Coal St., holds Sunday worship service with Pastor Kevin McGraw. It is a place for a fresh start with God.

Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; contemporary worship service at 10:30 a.m. with nursery available; children’s Sunday school at 11 a.m.; fellowship following service.

Tuesday: Adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m., currently studying the book of 1 Thessalonians.

Easter Service: Sunday, April 21.

St. John’s

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 826 Mahoning Drive W. Lehighton.

Maundy Thursday Worship Service: Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. April 18, with Holy Communion in fellowship hall and then sanctuary.

Good Friday Worship Service: 7 p.m. April 19.

Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt: 10 a.m. April 20, for ages 0-5 years and 11 a.m. for ages 6-10. Preregistration required. Register by calling 570-386-9960. Email: stjohns@ptd.net; Facebook: Parents of Autism Children-PAC. Free family-centered sensory friendly hunt.

Easter Vigil: 6:30 p.m. April 20, “Come As You Are.”

Resurrection (Easter) Sunday: 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. April 21, with Holy Communion at both services. Continental style breakfast follows the 6:30 a.m. service.

Grief Support: 6:30 p.m. April 22 in the family room.

Trinity Highlights

The Holy Week schedule continues with Maundy Thursday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., at 7 p.m. First Holy Communion will be distributed to four students. Good Friday Tenebrae worship of the Shadows begins at 7 p.m. April 19.

Easter Sunday worship with Holy Communion begins at 9:30 a.m. Gluten-free wafers are available to those with allergy issues. The Rev Nancy Moore presides. Vicar Richard Bergen assists. Easter breakfast begins 10:45 a.m.

Sunday church school will not meet April 21; classes resume at 10:45 a.m. April 28.

For those desiring to seek membership at Trinity, Pastor Moore will provide information at 1 p.m. April 28. Please contact the church office in advance at 610-377-4303 to register. Appointments are available to arrange a baptismal date.

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

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