Matters of Faith: Greater Pittston church listings for the week of March 6, 2016


    Christian and Missionary Alliance

    317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston

    570-654-2500 or 570-654-7414


    Sunday prayer, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening service 7 p.m.

    Wednesday prayer and praise, 7 p.m.

    Bible study all ages Thursday, 7 p.m.

    The Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen is serving meals from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the church. The meal is being served without charge to interested individuals and families in the community.

    Christ Community Clothes Closet will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Donations of clothing are accepted. Call for additional information.

    Exercise classes are available at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Call 570-655-4791.

    First Congregational Church U.C.C.

    500 Luzerne Avenue

    West Pittston, PA 18643

    570-654-8052, leave message

    Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor

    Morning worship at 11 a.m.

    Sunday School at 10:15 a.m.

    Sanctuary is handicap accessible.

    Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC

    212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont

    Very Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, pastor

    Sunday Mass, 8 a.m.; Coffee hour/School of Christian Living, 9 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. High Mass.

    Daily Mass: 9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday

    There will not be Masses during the week due to the remodeling of the church. There will be Stations of the Cross on Wednesday and Bitter Lamentations on Friday both starting at 7 p.m.

    A Lenten potato pancake and clam chowder dinner will be held Friday, March 11 from 2 7 p.m. Takeouts will start at 1 p.m. and a donation of $8 will include pancakes, soup, dessert and beverage.

    A bake sale will take place on Sunday, March 6 in the parish hall. All proceeds will go to the Bishop Hodur Retreat Center in Waymart. This is a service project for Amy Ruda and Jack Wall Jr.

    All singers are invited to attend choir rehearsals every Wednesday after the Stations of the Cross. This is to prepare the Liturgy for the 100th Anniversary Mass.

    The church will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 3. A banquet will be held at the Hilton in Scranton. Donation per person for church members is $25 and $10 for children under the age of 12. The fee for the dinner is $35. Reservations can be made with Julie Slezak at 570-655-9359. Tickets must be purchased no later than March 1. Checks are payable to Holy Mother of Sorrows, PNCC and sent to Julie Slezak, 140 Jackson St., Dupont, PA, 18641. Selection of entrees are chicken Marsala, beef sirloin with a Cabernet reduction and broiled haddock. Appetizers are included and there will be a cash bar.

    The parish community invites any parishioners, small business owners or corporate business owners to join in on the Anniversary Book. The book will commemorate the celebration of 100 years. For more information call 570-654-4262.

    Langliffe Presbyterian Church

    1001 Main St., Avoca

    Pastor Alex Becker


    Langcliffe Presbyterian Church is hosting its first-ever Easter Egg Hunt 5K for the community at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12. It’s a 3.1 mile run/walk around Avoca Borough where participants can collect Easter eggs along the course, then open the eggs at the end to see how much their finishing time gets reduced.

    There will be prizes for different categories and a pasta lunch afterwards at noon that’s open to the public.

    The goal with this 5K is to raise funds for the Avoca Hose Company and Ruth’s Place (, a women’s shelter in Wilkes-Barre; all proceeds will go to these organizations.

    Lighthouse Fellowship Church

    718 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston

    Pastor Shane Nichols


    Sunday: 9:15 to 9:45 a.m., Prayer; 10 a.m., Worship; 10:45 a.m., Children’s Sunday School. Nursery available.

    Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.

    First and third Friday Morning Bible Study will be at 10 a.m.

    Nativity of Our Lord Parish

    127 Stephenson St., Duryea


    Mass schedule, all to be held at Holy Rosary Church:

    Saturdays – 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

    Sundays – 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

    Confessions: Daily from 6:40 to 6:55 a.m.; Saturday from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.

    Daily Masses: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.

    The parish will once again hold its annual Lenten Food Sales at the parish hall at Sacred Heart, 529 Stephenson St., Duryea. The sales will be eat in or take out. The date for the next sale is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18 with prepared pierogies as a featured item. Both Lenten sales will also include red clam chowder, seafood bisque, haluski, pizza, frozen pierogies (sold by the dozen), and a bake sale.

    The schedule of weekly Lenten prayer and formation opportunities is as follows: Mondays from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 7 p.m.

    Oblates of St. Joseph

    Highway 315, Laflin


    The office is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Holy Mass is celebrated every day, Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 8 a.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Every Wednesday Novena prayers to Saint Joseph and St. Joseph Marello after the 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Masses. Confessions before Masses.

    Thursday, First Thursday of the month, Holy Hour for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life at 7 p.m. Come and join in prayer to ask the Lord to send young and less young people to serve the Holy Church in the Priesthood and in the Religious Life.

    Friday, First Friday of the month, Mass at 7 and 11 a.m. with devotion prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. At 8 p.m. the Blue Army Vigil to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Holy Hour and confessions at 8 p.m. and a special Holy Mass at 9 p.m.

    Saturday, First Saturday of the month, Mass at 8 a.m. with devotion prayers to the Blessed Mother.

    The annual Novena in honor of Saint Joseph will begin Thursday, March 10 and continue until the Feast Day, Saturday, March 19. Holy Masses will be celebrated every day at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at chapel. Following the Holy Masses, novena prayers will be offered to Saint Joseph with the blessing of the first class relic of St. Joseph Marello, founder of the Oblates congregation. Confessions and the Holy Rosary will precede the Holy Masses.

    The Feast Day will be celebrated on Saturday, March 19 with a solemn High Mass at 10:30 a.m.. Serving as principal celebrant and homilist will be Bishop John M. Dougherty, D.D. auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Scranton. The Oblate Fathers and Diocesan Clergy will concelebrate. Liturgical music by the Queen of the Apostles Parish Choir of Avoca. At the conclusion of the Mass the medals of St. Joseph will be blessed and distributed to everyone.

    Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish

    535 N. Main St., Pittston


    Mass Schedule

    Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m.

    Sunday: 8:30 and 11 a.m.

    Weekday Mass: 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions): 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment Saturdays.

    Religious education classes are held from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. All children enrolled in public or private schools, as well as home schools, are invited to participate.

    In celebration of the Year of Mercy through Nov. 20, the church will have Eucharistic Adoration on Fridays after the 8 a.m. Mass.

    The adult choir will be practicing on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the church. For more information about the choir, call Michael Sowa at 570-881-2301 or e-mail

    In addition to the regularly scheduled time for Confessions, during the Season of Lent, Father Walsh will be available in the church for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the following Mondays: March 7 and 14.

    Stations of the Cross are celebrated at 7 p.m. on Friday evenings.

    Parish University will continue at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 for a Smart Phones 101 by Angela Greco. This course will teach the basics of using an iOS (Apple) or Android (Samsung) device.

    • Kinds of Smartphones: iOS, Android

    • Data and Wifi: Data usage, data plans, wifi vs. Your phone plan

    • Applications: What are apps? What kinds of cool apps can I use? How to download and update applications

    • Safe & Secure – Configuring settings: How to configure settings on an iPhone, How to configure settings on an Android, Common settings to change

    • Phone Shortcuts: How to use touch shortcuts to get the best use out of a phone.

    The liturgical ministry schedule for through Tuesday, May 31 has been posted on the parish website.

    Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2016 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 5. The event includes a 2:30 pm Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception. Requests for an invitation, with a mailing address, should be made through Sister Mary Ann before Monday, March 7.

    Queen of the Apostles

    715 Hawthorne St., Avoca


    Facebook page: Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca.

    Daily Masses: 8 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 7 p.m. on Wednesday

    Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass

    Healing Mass: First Friday of the month at 7 p.m.

    Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

    Confession: Saturdays 3 to 3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request by calling 570-457-3412.

    Prayer Chain: 570-457-5867

    The parish will have its annual chicken dinner from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, in the parish hall in the former St. Mary’s School, 742 Spring St. The dinner includes a 1/2 chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, homemade cole slaw, rolls, dessert, and beverages. Takeouts will be available beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger. To purchase tickets, call the parish office at 570-457-3412. In addition to the dinner, there will also be a cash and theme basket raffles.

    The parish will have a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 in the parish hall in the former St. Mary’s School, 742 Spring St., Avoca. The menu includes scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, sausage, ham, coffee and juice. The breakfast will be prepared by Gary Karpriskie of Gary’s Catering. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-9 and free for children under 3. For more information call the parish office at 570-457-3412 or Paul Franceschelli at 570-430-9015.

    Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

    215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont

    Mass schedule: Monday through Friday at 7 a.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m.; and Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

    The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed at 8 a.m. in the church each Sunday.

    CCD students will attend the 8:30 a.m. mass Sunday, March 6. Meet in the hall at 8:10 a.m.

    Adult volunteers are needed to join the SPRED staff. The group meets every other Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On the off week, the adult volunteers meet in Wilkes-Barre for prayer and reflection on the upcoming parish group session. For more information, contact Elaine Starinski at 570-654-6953 or

    Confessions will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Monday during Lent.

    Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday during Lent.

    The Women’s Society will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 in the church hall.

    The Children’s Choir will be at the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 6.

    CCD class will be held on Monday, March 7. If a child can not attend CCD class for any reason, call 570-362-1900 to report them off.

    The Road to Resurrection Masses will be celebrated at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 at Nativity of Our Lord Church, Duryea.

    Choir practice will be held on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the choir loft.

    The Holy Name Society will celebrate the 8:30 a.m. mass on Sunday, March 13. Members will receive as a group.

    St. Joseph Marello

    237 William Street, Pittston


    Mass schedule: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Solemn Vespers at 5 p.m.

    From Monday, Feb. 29 through Friday, March 4 the 7:30 a.m. Mass will not be celebrated, but Deacon Santo will conduct a communion service at 7:30 a.m. The 11:30 a.m. Mass will be said by a visiting priest.

    Confessions: 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 to 11:25 a.m. Monday-Friday.

    Office hours: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 1 p.m., closed for lunch.

    Novenas: Every Tuesday after 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Every Wednesday after the 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses novenae to St. Joseph and St. Joseph Marello.

    Holy hour is offered every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the church.

    From noon to 5 p.m., First Friday Adoration: An afternoon of Silent Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration will begin at noon (end of mass) and end with Solemn Benediction at 5 p.m.

    The parish will have Solemn Vespers every Sunday before the 5:30 p.m. Mass. The psalms will be chanted, and prayer booklets will be provided.

    Anyone interested in helping the religious education program can email the director, Alicia Hintze, at Volunteers, including teenagers, are needed to serve as teachers, substitute teachers, classroom helpers, etc.

    New members of the Knights of Columbus Council 16071 are always welcome. Contact Jim Nardone at 570-299-0717 or John Bingham at 570-947-4994 or email info@ for additional information.

    Anyone interested in renting the parish banquet hall or conference rooms, call the hall manager, Christine Silinskie at 570-704-8861 or e-mail

    Holy Name Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 7 in the parish center.

    There will be a picnic meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8 in the conference room.

    The Altar & Rosary Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 in the parish hall. Plans for the up-coming raffle fundraiser will be finalized. Hostesses for this meeting will be Peggy Guffrovich, Mary Ann Quick, Theresa Maleta, Gloria Pupa, Dolores McGill, Donna Delmonte and Janice Lane. Diane Charge, President will preside.

    The Oblates of St. Joseph will hold its annual Novena in honor of St. Joseph beginning Thursday, March 10 and continuing until the Feast Day, Saturday, March 19. Mass will be celebrated every day at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Oblates of St. Joseph Chapel, Rte. 315, Laflin. Following the Mass, novena prayers will be offered to St. Joseph with the blessing of the first class relic of St. Joseph Marello, Founder of the Congregation. Confessions and the Holy Rosary will precede the Mass. The Feast Day will be celebrated with the Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19.

    The annual Smoker will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. tickets are available from the parish office during offices hours or from any Alter & Rosary Society member. The Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D.,J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton will be the guest speaker.

    Crab cakes are on sale and orders must be pre-paid by Monday, March 19 and pick ups will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. An order form is available in the chnurch.

    Fr. John and Deacon Santo will present Part II of the Symbolon Faith Formation Course every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. with the last course being held April 20. The courses will be held in the Meeting Room of the parish center.

    Plans are underway for the annual Parish Picnic to be held on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 on the Parish grounds. If able to volunteer for the event, contact the parish office by emailing or calling 570-654-6902 during office hours.

    Donations for the flea market should be clean, usable and workable. No clothes or shoes. No electronics such as TVs, computers, or printers. Items will be collected in the parish center lobby affter the CCD year ends.

    This year’s St. Joseph Marello Parish Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, June 12.

    St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran

    7 Wood St., Pittston


    Facebook: stjohnslutheranchurchpittstonpa

    Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

    Fellowship: 10 a.m.

    Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

    Pre-orders for Homemade Soup Sale of Tuscany tomato must be made by Sunday, March 6 with pick up being Sunday, March 13 after service. Cost is $7 per quart.

    Good Friday Pizza Kit sign ups will run until Sunday, March 6 with pick ups Thursday, March 24. Cost is $10 per kit.

    Council meeting will be held after service on Sunday, March 13.

    Palm Sunday Breakfast is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19. Planning meeting will be held after the breakfast setup.

    Children Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, Palm Sunday. Details to follow.

    No Sunday School on Palm or Easter Sunday, March 20 and March 27.

    Sedar Meal Wednesday will be held on March 23 with communion.

    A VBS Fun Shop will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23.

    Hiawatha Paddle Boat ride to Williamsport will be Saturday, July 16. The ride begins at 4 p.m. and will last about one hour. Each group must purchase their own tickets, prices are as follows: Children ages three to 12, $4.50; Adults ages 13 to 60, $8.50; Seniors ages 60 and older, $8. Groups must arrive 10 minutes early. Sign up sheet is in the Narthex of the church. Outside parties can sign up by calling 570-655-2505.

    Pastor Brindle is trying to get a Bible Study starting in April the Second and Fourth Sunday. Times to be announced, and members, or non members, can register by calling the church, e-mailing or going on Facebook.

    St. John’s is now renting out the lower level for non-members for events. Cost is $25 per hour plus a $25 per hour security fee. Cost for members of St John’s is $12.50 per hour and a $12.50 security deposit, maximum four-hour limit.

    GLC Scripts Gift Cards are currently for sale. There are many cards and price ranges to choose from. See Mary Ann or Allan to make a purchase.

    Our website www.lutheranonline/stjohn is no longer be in service A new website will be announced a a later date.

    When coming to a worship service or church function park in the lot. If a handicap spot is needed, use the driveway located right next to the church.

    St. Mary’s

    Polish National

    Catholic Church

    200 Stephenson St., Duryea


    Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor

    Holy Mass, Sunday 9:30 a.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. holidays, 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

    Lenten devotions will be held each Friday during Lent at 7 p.m.

    Four-boro Lenten services, Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

    Feb. 23: Moosic Assembly of God; Homilist Pastor Dale Pepper

    March 1: Queen of Apostles Roman Catholic Church; Taize Service

    March 8: Full Gospel Church, Avoca; Homilist Deacon Andre F. Kabacinski

    March 15: Moosic Presbyterian Church; Homilist Pastor Tracy Hornton

    In case of inclement weather the service for that Tuesday will be cancelled. The weekly collections will benefit our emergency fund.

    St. Maria Goretti

    Laflin Road, Laflin

    Rev. James J. Walsh, J.C.L., pastor

    Mass schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.; Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 and 11 a.m.

    Holy Days of Obligation: 6 p.m. vigil

    Stations of the Cross, followed by Mass, will be prayed at 5 and 5:30 p.m. every Friday of Lent, with the exception of Good Friday. On Good Friday, the stations will be prayed at 6 p.m. There will be no 8 a.m. Liturgy on the Fridays of Lent.

    New hours for the parish office will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The office will be closed on Tuesdays. The pastor is off Fridays. Calls will not be returned, but messages will be taken on Fridays.

    The annual Lenten “The Light Is On For You” Sacrament of Penance will be celebrated each Monday of Lent from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Those attending are asked to use the chapel only, for examination of conscience and prayers and penances, and use the confessional door from the Chapel to enter to go to confession.

    A craft fair will be held on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti Parish Center. A wide variety of crafts and food will be available at this one day event.

    The 10th annual celebration of the Divine Mercy will be held on April 3. Principal celebrant and homilist will be Father Pio Mandato, FMHJ. Sacrament of Reconciliation 1 p.m.; Blessing of Image of Divine Mercy, Mass, 2 p.m. and Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

    Easter Lily flower memorials are available by filling out and returning the yellow envelopes found on either side of the inner doors. The information given on these envelopes will be used to create the bulletin insert for Easter Sunday. The requested offering is $15 per lily and they will be placed in the sanctuary as part of the Easter environment.

    St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church

    205 N. Main St., Pittston


    Rev. Gary J. Mensinger

    Secondary Site – St. Nicholas Byzantine – 570-714-8411

    Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Saturdays and at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays. Confession will be from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. on Saturdays and from 8 to 8:15 a.m. on Sundays or by appointment, 570-654-4564. Weekday Liturgies are at 9 a.m.

    The church is holding a Pizza and Soup Sale Fridays during Lent. Unbaked pizza is $10, baked pizza is $12 per tray. Add $1 extra for onions. The church will also have Soup of the Week and Pirohi for sale. Order by calling Linda at 570-905-7387. Pick up is from 4-7 p.m. on Fridays at the entrance at the rear of the church.

    St. Monica’s Parish

    363 W. 8th St., West Wyoming



    Father Leo McKernan, pastor

    Father Joseph Adonizio, visiting priest

    William Jenkins, deacon

    Diana Loftus, secretary

    Office hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

    Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m

    Daily: Monday and Thursday, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 a.m.; Wednesday, No Mass; Friday, 12:10 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 6:45 p.m. with Benediction and Divine Praises and Night Prayer.

    Sacrament of Reconciliation is available each day before daily Mass, as well as 3 to 3:50 p.m. Saturday and anytime by appointment.

    CCD classes for intellectually challenged adults is held on Wednesday in the church hall.

    The St. Monica Parish website,, has undergone changes. Check it out for upcoming events, important links, schedules for services, a photo gallery and so much more.

    JMJ Catholic Radio is now on 24/7 on 98.9 FM, 750 AM and is operated and managed by Ed and Carol Niewinski. To support this radio station, send donations to JMJ Catholic Radio, P.O. Box 851, Pittston, PA. 18640.

    The Masses for the Road to Resurrection are at the following parishes at 7 p.m.: Wednesday, March 9 at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Duryea, and Wednesday, March 16 at St. John the Evangelist in Pittston.

    Fr. Leo McKernan will lead a Scripture Study from 7:30 to 9 p.m. immediately after Mass on Thursdays until March 10. The study will be exploring Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. Those with their own bible’s are encouraged to bring them.

    The Second Annual Catholic Men’s Conference will be held on Saturday, April 23 with guest speakers Dr. Scott Hahn, Msgr. Charles Pope and Michael McGlynn at King’s College. Fee for the Conference is $20 with early registration of $15 before Friday, April 1. Register on the Diocesan website (

    St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church

    320 Vine St., Old Forge


    The annual Ham Bingo will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 in the church hall. There will be theme baskets, door prizes, and various bingo specials will be available throughout the afternoon.

    The kitchen opens at 11 a.m. and a variety of food items and refreshments will be available. The church will also sponsor a bake sale during the bingo.

    Admission is $3 per person.

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

    100 Rock St., Hughestown


    Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.

    Pastor Newman holds Bible Study Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. All are welcome.

    The WELCA is selling nut and poppy seed rolls. Rolls are $8.50. To order call Carolyn at 570-313-2829 or Pam at 570-654-1849. The last day to order is Sunday, March 6. Pick up will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23.

    The WELCA is selling potted plants for Easter. Lilies , hyacinths and tulips are available for $6 each and orders are being taken for the Lily cross. Cost is $2 per name.

    Following service on Palm Sunday, March 20, Kim Knall, Rita Pahl and Leslie Sauers will sponsor refreshments in the fellowship hall.

    The annual Easter egg hunt for the Sunday school students will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 26.

    Sunday school will not be held on Easter Sunday, March 27. Service will be held at 9 a.m. and Sunday School children will sing at the service.

    The Sunday School Penny Auction will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10.

    Vacation Bible School is scheduled for Sunday, June 19 through Friday, June 24.

    The Annual Penny Auction will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10.

    United Methodist Church of Pittston

    Corner of Broad and Church streets, Pittston

    570-655-4340, leave message

    Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman

    Sunday Worship Service, 9:30 a.m.

    Children’s Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.

    Holy Communion: First Sunday each month

    Choir rehearsal: Thursday at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise

    United Methodist Women: Second Monday unless told otherwise

    “Summer Doo Wop Cavalcade Show” bus trip to American Music Theater in Lancaster will be on Saturday, June 18 for the 2 p.m. show. Cost is $108 which includes bus seat, driver tip, show ticket, dinner, all tips and taxes. Dinner is at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord following the show. Bus will be at the Pittston Plaza at 9:45 a.m. and will depart promptly at 10 a.m. Reservations must be made no later than March 31. To make a reservation, or for additional information, call 570-603-1915 and leave a message if there is no answer.

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