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Lehighton news for July 18, 2019

Published July 18. 2019 01:06PM

Bethany EC Church

Bethany EC Church, 222 North St. holds Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Ream, 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.

Wednesday: Prayer meeting, 7 p.m.

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

Upcoming events:

• Peaceful Knights 5K: 8 a.m. July 20, Lehighton Recreation Center.

• Missionary Guest Speakers: 10:45 a.m. Aug. 4, Chris & Deb Bowers

• Iron Pigs Game: 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

• Church Picnic & Worship: Aug. 18, Phifer’s Ice Dam, Franklin Township.

• Lumber River Quartet: Aug. 25 during morning worship.

Lehighton Bethany EC is online at Email: Church office: 610-377-0724 or follow Bethany on Facebook.

Christ Evangelical Free Church

2420 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive West, Lehighton

Every Sunday

• Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. (nursery and watch care available).

• Sunday school at 9 a.m.

• Prayer Live at 5:55 p.m. every Sunday.

Current Events:

• Men’s Bible worship every first and third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

• Cancer Connection: For caregivers, survivors and those in treatment. Every fourth Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Next meeting July 27. Call for more information.

• Ladies ministry events (for all women)

• Sister Chix events (for women who are widowed or divorced), see Sister Chix on Facebook for information about the group.

• Bowling, Aug. 24, Fritz Lane, Lehighton

For more information, call 570-386-4547, visit our website at or email

St. John’s

St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Mahoning, 826 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton

Dinner & Discussion in kitchen, fellowship hall or pavilion: 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The meal is salad, chili and cornbread. Discussion led by our Pastor Blatt. The Bible will be our reference tool.

Casual Worship: 6:30 p.m. Saturday with Holy Communion in fellowship hall or pavilion.

Worship Service: 9 a.m. Sunday.

Bloodmobile (Miller-Keystone): 9 a.m. to noon July 27, on west-side parking lot. To schedule an appointment, visit, Sponsor Code 1510 or call the church office at 570-386-9960.

Worship/Picnic: July 28 will be at Lizard Creek Campgrounds starting at 11 a.m. followed by a covered dish lunch. Our members, Grace, Mark & Allison will be our hosts. They have also made their swimming pool available to us (a liability waiver will need to be signed). Please bring your favorite food for all to enjoy. Beverages, cups, plates and utensils supplied by St. John’s. For those who cannot make the gathering, Pastor Blatt is providing a special service at 10 a.m. at the church called Matins “morning prayer.” Anyone who is attending our worship/picnic, feel free to attend both.

Trinity Happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., 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. The church is air-conditioned.

The sewing group for youth fifth grade and up continues July 23 and 30 in the youth room from 10 a.m. to noon. The project: individual “fidget quilts” will be donated to local senior centers to assist residents in their care.

Volunteers from the church are going to the Mahoning Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 397 Hemlock Drive, at 6:30 p.m. today for “Christmas Continued.” There will be singalong of seasonal tunes, visiting residents and gifts handed out by Santa Claus. Community volunteers are welcome to participate.

Appointments are available with the pastor for those desiring a baptismal date or a wedding date. Please contact the church office at 610-377-4303.

The final Sunday for Vicar Rich Bergen is July 28, as his internship at Trinity will conclude. A farewell brunch in his honor will follow the worship service. There will be a basket to receive cards expressing well wishes.

Trinity’s community Vacation Bible School is Aug. 5-9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., with the theme “Who’s Your Neighbor? Learning to Love Like Jesus.” Free registration for children ages 3 through sixth grade. New this year is a Bible study session for adults. Volunteers are needed and welcomed to help. Contact the church office to register.

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I knew an old town
That swallowed a lie
I don't know why
They swallowed the lie

I guess they will cry

I knew an old town
That floated a bond
They floated the bond
To fix the lie
I don't know why
They swallowed that lie

I know they will cry

I know and old town
That built a new school
They thought it be cool to build a new school.

They built a new school
To consume the funds
They borrowed the funds to
Cover the lie
The created a lie I don't know why, but this town has begun to cry.
Debt piled high to cover the lie,
Upon our children and up to the sky.


Citizen David F. Bradley, Sr.

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