Matters of Faith: Greater Pittston church listings for week of Jan. 7, 2018

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Corpus Christi Parish

605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston

570-654-2753

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

570-654-0283

www.fbcpittston.com

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 Congregational Church U.C.C.

500 Luzerne Ave.

West Pittston, PA 18643

570-654-8052, leave message

Memorial Sunday will be Sunday, Jan. 7 for remembering deceased members from 2017, followed by the Lord’s Supper.

A golf outing will be held May 14, 2018 at Huntsville Country Club in Dallas.

First United Presbyterian Church

Corner of Wyoming Avenue and Institute Street, Wyoming

570-609-5410

Rev. James Thyren

Sunday, Jan. 7: Worship, Holy Communion and Installation of Officers, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 9: Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.; Deacons, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Morning Circle, 9 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 11: Session, 7 p.m.

Oblates of St. Joseph

Highway 315, Laflin

570-654-7542

Every Wednesday Novena prayers to St. Joseph and St. Joseph Marello after the 11 a.m. and 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.

Queen of the Apostles

715 Hawthorne St., Avoca

570-457-3412

stmarysavoca@verizon.net

www.queenoftheapostles.weconnect.com

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

570-654-3713

Rev. Thomas Petro, Pastor

shojesuschurch@gmail.com

www.sacredheartdupont.com

Christmas Mass Schedule is as follows:

The Women’s Society Wafer Dinner will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 at Arturo’s Restaurant, Main Street. Reservations may be made by contacting Diane at 570-654-6639.

Holy Water will be blessed at the 7:30 a.m. Mass of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Monday, Jan. 8. Parishioners may bring a container to church to take some home.

Sacred Heart Parish will soon begin again the Polish custom of kolęda, or the annual blessing of homes. This is a pastoral visitation to your home by the priest which takes place during January, usually near the Solemnity of the Epiphany. If you would like your home blessed in the new year, then please complete the registration form in the church bulletin.

Lenten Pierogi orders will be taken by the Women’s Society after all Masses the weekend of Jan. 13 and 14.

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 included. To register, call 855-842-8001.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran

7 Wood St., Pittston

570-655-2505

stjohnsllutheranchurch@aol.com

Facebook: stjohnslutheranchurchpittstonpa

Fellowship is before and after service.

Communion is the first and third Sundays of each month.

Planning meeting will be held after service Sunday, Jan. 7 and Jan. 21.

Council Meeting will be held after service Sunday, Jan. 14.

Christian Education Night will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and will resume Jan. 10.

Fammily Game Night will be Friday, Jan. 19.

Week Day School Wednesdays are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. A child friendly dinner is held at 5:30 p.m. followed by interactive lessons and activities.

Sanctuary candles are on sale for $4 each. Call the church and leave a message if interested in purchasing one.

Members may pick up their first quarter church helper list for 2018 and Portals of Prayer for 2018 in the rear of the church at the beginning or end of service.

St. John’s is renting out the lower level to non-members for events. Cost is $100 for three hours and $35 for additional hours, plus $100 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 is 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.

Valley Alliance

317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston

Pastor Shane M. Nichols

570-654-2500 or 570-654-7414

Service times: Faith & Family night, 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays; Sunday morning, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening (second and fourth Sunday of the month) 6 p.m.

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