Matters of Faith: Greater Pittston church listings for the week of Aug. 13, 2017

August 11th, 2017 1:16 pm

Christian and Missionary Alliance

317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston

570-654-2500 or 570-654-7414


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.

Corpus Christi Parish

605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston


Weekday Celebration of Eucharist 7:30 a.m.

Weekend Celebration of Eucharist Saturdays 4 p.m., Sundays 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church

Water Street, Pittston


Sunday school 11 a.m.

Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Men’s Fellowship, 8:30 a.m., second and fourth Saturday of every month.

Women’s Fellowship, 10 a.m., fourth Saturday of every month.

Teen Fellowship, 10 a.m., second and fourth Saturday of every month.

All schedules are subject to change and additional events may be added. Please check the church website or visit us on Facebook for updates.

First United Presbyterian Church

Corner of Wyoming Avenue and Institute Street, Wyoming


Worship, 9 a.m.

Prince of Peace Parish

123 W. Grace St., Old Forge


The parish will be sponsoring a Chicken BBQ and Basket Raffle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13. It will be held in the parking lot of Arcaro and Genell Restaurant located on Main Street. The dinner is take out with some limited outside seating. The dinner will be prepared by Arcaro and Genell and included in the $10 ticket price will be ½ BBQ chicken, pasta salad, corn on the cob, a roll and dessert. Walk-ins are limited.

Queen of the Apostles

715 Hawthorne St., Avoca


Facebook page: Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the rectory.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont


Rev. Thomas Petro, Pastor

A Fatima Holy Hour sponsored by the Legion of Mary will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 in the church. All are invited to these devotions in honor of the Fatima centennial.

The feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on Tuesday, Aug 15. In Poland, the Assumption is also called Matka Boska Zielna – Blessed Mother of the Herbs. Fr. Petro will bless the herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables from gardens during the 4 p.m. Vigil Mass on Monday, Aug. 15. Parishioners are to bring these items to the sanctuary of the church before Mass and place them on the table by the Blessed Mother statue. Holy day of obligation Mass schedule: Monday, Aug 14, Vigil Mass: 4 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 15, Masses: 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Send broken rosaries in a padded envelope to: Leonard Kalinoski, 52 Stark St., Plains Twp., PA 18705. They will be repaired and returned. Donations of old and broken rosaries are also accepted. Include a note indicating repair needs and a return address. Monetary donations are accepted. Leonard will also be at the church at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 to accept rosaries for donation or repair in the narthex.

Travel with Fr. Petro to Slovakia and Poland, June 16 to June – 26, 2018. Visit Bratislava, Sastin, Levoca, Krakow, Zakopane, Lagiewniki, Auschwitz, Czestochowa and Warsaw. Cost: $3,700. Airfare and all included. To register, call 855-842-8001.

Second Presbyterian

143 Parsonage St., Pittston


Worship time for summer: 10 a.m.

St. Joseph Marello

237 William St., Pittston


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

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran

7 Wood St., Pittston


Facebook: stjohnslutheranchurchpittstonpa

Week Day School is closed for summer break

Council will meet after service Sunday, Aug. 13.

Planning Meeting will be after service Sunday, Aug. 20.

A community picnic will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

Sunday, Nov. 12 will be the church’s 160th anniversary at the Jenkins Township Hose Company. A service of Thanksgiving and a dinner will be held from 3 to 6 p.m.

St. John’s is renting out the lower level for non-members for events. Cost is $100 for three hours and $35 for additional hours, plus $100 per returnable security deposit. For more information, call the church.

St. John the Evangelist Church

35 William St., Pittston

The Greater Pittston Kids Clothes Closet is open from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Care and Concern Free Health Clinic is open every Wednesday and is free of charge. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. in the former Seton Catholic High School and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Patients for The Pediatric Health Clinic opens at 4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday and third Thursday of the month at the Care and Concern facility, 37 William St. Children’s immunization records are required upon registration. Parents or guardians must be present to have their child examined. All services are free and confidential.

The food pantry always in need of the following items: cereal, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, soups, vegetables, canned hams and other non-perishable items. Call 570-654-9923 for more information.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

100 Rock St., Hughestown

The community is invited to a 100th Birthday Celebration for the M.P. Möller pipe organ at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Visiting organist Michael Sowa will play works by past and present composers of organ music on the 100-year-old instrument, rebuilt in 1994. Contributions to the organ fund will be accepted, and a reception will follow the program.

United Methodist Church of Pittston

Corner of Broad and Church streets, Pittston

570-655-4340, leave message

There will be a bus trip to the American Music Theater in Lancaster Saturday, Sept. 9. The bus leaves the Pittston Plaza at 10 a.m. promptly. Cost of the trip is $115 and includes bus seat, ticket to show, dinner at the famous Shady Maple Smorgasbord after the show, and driver tip. For additional information or to make a reservation, call 570-603-1915. Reservations must be made by Saturday, Aug. 12.

Bus trip to Sight and Sounds Theater in Lancaster to see “The Miracle of Christmas” will be Wednesday, Nov. 8 for a 3 p.m. show. Trip is sponsored by the United Methodist Women of The United Methodist Church Pittston. Bus will be at the Pittston Plaza at 8:15 a.m. and will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. Price of the trip is $115.00 per person - cost of trip includes bus seat, show ticket, lunch at the famous Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Payment in full or a deposit of $60 is due by Sunday, Aug. 27 and final payment of $55 is due by Sunday, Oct. 15. For additional information or to make a reservation call Lorraine at 570-654-3755 or Charlotte at 570-655-2189.