St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pittston celebrates 160th anniversary

The Young Ladies do a number from Vacation Bible School during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. From left, first row, are Anastasia Pabon, Natilie Pabon, Mariah Mathais. Second row, Laylonnia Grohman and Summer Grohman. - Submitted photos
Rev. John Zimmerman gives the invocation during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. - Submitted photos
Pastors enjoy camaraderie during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. From left, are Pastor Kim Bodie, Pastor Chris Wicher, Pastor Gerald Grimm and his wife Judy,Vicki Richert, Emilio Richert and Pastor Peter A. Richert. - Submitted photos
Guests in attendance enjoy the dinner prepared by Chef Jake Hizny during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. - - Submitted photos
Kaleb Smith, left, and Anastasia Pabon served as Acolytes during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary on Nov. 12. - - Submitted photos
Church Council Vice President Alan Drummond gives remarks during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. - - Submitted photos
Children perform a dance act from Vacation Bible School Peru during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. From left, first row, are Cebastion Pabon, Caissa Matthias, Amyra Paybon, Xxavior Pabon. Second row, Kaleb Smith and Ryelle Davis. - - Submitted photos
Doris Mersincavage narrates highlights from the last 10 years St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. - - Submitted photos
Rev Chris Wicher President, Eastern District LCMS Buffalo New York, gives final remarks during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. - - Submitted photos
Zion Davis, left, and Laylonna Grohman get into the act during a performance for St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. - - Submitted photos

JENKINS TWP. — St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 7 Wood St., celebrated its 160th anniversary on Nov. 12 with a special service and dinner at the Jenkins Township Hose Company.

Dinner was prepared by Jake Hizny, invocation was given by Rev. John Zimmerman and closing remarks offered by Pastor Chris Wicher.

The Young Ladies do a number from Vacation Bible School during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. From left, first row, are Anastasia Pabon, Natilie Pabon, Mariah Mathais. Second row, Laylonnia Grohman and Summer Grohman.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_St.-John-s-6.jpgThe Young Ladies do a number from Vacation Bible School during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. From left, first row, are Anastasia Pabon, Natilie Pabon, Mariah Mathais. Second row, Laylonnia Grohman and Summer Grohman. Submitted photos

Rev. John Zimmerman gives the invocation during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_St.-John-s-7.jpgRev. John Zimmerman gives the invocation during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. Submitted photos

Pastors enjoy camaraderie during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. From left, are Pastor Kim Bodie, Pastor Chris Wicher, Pastor Gerald Grimm and his wife Judy,Vicki Richert, Emilio Richert and Pastor Peter A. Richert.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_St.-John-s-8.jpgPastors enjoy camaraderie during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. From left, are Pastor Kim Bodie, Pastor Chris Wicher, Pastor Gerald Grimm and his wife Judy,Vicki Richert, Emilio Richert and Pastor Peter A. Richert. Submitted photos

Guests in attendance enjoy the dinner prepared by Chef Jake Hizny during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_St.-John-s-9.jpgGuests in attendance enjoy the dinner prepared by Chef Jake Hizny during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. Submitted photos

Kaleb Smith, left, and Anastasia Pabon served as Acolytes during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary on Nov. 12.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_St.-John-s-1.jpgKaleb Smith, left, and Anastasia Pabon served as Acolytes during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary on Nov. 12. Submitted photos

Church Council Vice President Alan Drummond gives remarks during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_St.-John-s-2.jpgChurch Council Vice President Alan Drummond gives remarks during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. Submitted photos

Children perform a dance act from Vacation Bible School Peru during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. From left, first row, are Cebastion Pabon, Caissa Matthias, Amyra Paybon, Xxavior Pabon. Second row, Kaleb Smith and Ryelle Davis.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_St.-John-s-3.jpgChildren perform a dance act from Vacation Bible School Peru during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. From left, first row, are Cebastion Pabon, Caissa Matthias, Amyra Paybon, Xxavior Pabon. Second row, Kaleb Smith and Ryelle Davis. Submitted photos

Doris Mersincavage narrates highlights from the last 10 years St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_St.-John-s-4.jpgDoris Mersincavage narrates highlights from the last 10 years St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. Submitted photos

Rev Chris Wicher President, Eastern District LCMS Buffalo New York, gives final remarks during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_St.-John-s-10.jpgRev Chris Wicher President, Eastern District LCMS Buffalo New York, gives final remarks during St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. Submitted photos

Zion Davis, left, and Laylonna Grohman get into the act during a performance for St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_St.-John-s-5.jpgZion Davis, left, and Laylonna Grohman get into the act during a performance for St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 160th anniversary dinner on Nov. 12. Submitted photos