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Lehighton news for Jan. 24, 2019

Published January 24. 2019 12:38PM

Bethany EC Church

Bethany EC Church, 222 North St. holds Sunday 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, including adult Bible study class; fellowship time, 10:15 a.m.; preschool nursery available and Jr. Church provided for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Bethany EC annual congregational meeting following morning worship Jan. 27.

Tuesday: Wrapped in Prayer Ministry, 10 a.m.

Wednesday: Prayer meeting, prayer devotional and singing, 7-8 p.m.

Thursday: Men’s Bible study at McDonald’s, 5:15 a.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26, Bare Necessities Pantry, St. Peter’s Community Resource Center, Franklin Township

Lehighton Bethany EC is online at Email: 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 Jim Banks. 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 Ephesians.

Communion: Last Sunday of the month.

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., begins at 9:30 a.m. Students and families of Jack and Jill Preschool will be recognized. The preschool children will take part in the service with songs and rhymes. The Rev. Moore and music director, Sue Lovejoy, will have a special children’s message and sing songs that celebrate families. Vicar Richard Bergen assists. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Jack and Jill Preschool was started in 1978 providing safe, caring Christian preschool education to the children of the area. Beginning Feb. 4, families can register their 3-through-preschool age child to attend one of the classes that will start in September. For more information, visit or call 610-377-6562. Open house is from 6 to 8 p.m. March 4 at the preschool, 230 Iron St.

Sunday church school for students ages 3 through sixth grade starts at 10:45 a.m. The snow makeup day for the annual congregational meeting is at 10:45 a.m. Feb. 3. This is an amended update from previous announcements. No Sunday school classes will be held that day.

“Breaking Bread” youth group for students in grades seven through 12 will meet in the youth room from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 27. Led by Vicar Bergen, the group has supper, Bible study with discussion, service project and games.

First Saturday worship with Holy Communion is 5 p.m. Feb. 2.

In the event of inclement weather which may lead to cancellations, look on the listings on WFMZ-TV, BRCTV Channel 13, or Trinity’s Facebook page. In addition, a message will be recorded on the church phone within two hours of the worship time.

Appointments are available for individuals to arrange a baptismal date and/or congregational membership. Call the church office at 610-377-4303 during business hours.

St. John’s

St John’s Church of Mahoning holds a grief support meeting every Monday 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 570-386-9960 or go to

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