Matters of Faith: Greater Pittston church listings for week of April 22, 2018


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 Congregational Church U.C.C.

500 Luzerne Ave.

West Pittston, PA 18643

570-654-8052, leave message

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

First United Presbyterian Church

Corner of Wyoming Avenue and Institute Street, Wyoming


Rev. James Thyren

Sunday, April 22: Worshio, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:15 a.m.; Confirmation/Commissioning Class, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 22: Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.; Session, 7:15 p.m.

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 Bake Sale will be hosted by the Women’s Society on the weekend of Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 after all Masses. Anyone able to help bake or donate an item to the sale is asked to drop their items off on April 28 beginning at noon.

A flea market will be held Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 in the church hall. Items in good condition that are longer wanted or needed can be dropped off in the church hall from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sundays, until Thursday, May 3. Items that will be accepted include household items, kitchen items, toys, holiday decorations, books, jewelry, furniture and more. Electronics and clothing will not be accepted.

The old church pews will be removed from the church to make way for interior renovation work Monday, May 21. The pews will be available to people who would like them. Those interested are to make your their request at the parish office as soon as possible.

Travel with Fr. Petro to Slovakia and Poland, June 16 to June 26. 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


Facebook: stjohnslutheranchurchpittstonpa

Sunday service 8 a.m.

Fellowship is before and after service.

Communion is the first and third Sunday of each month.

Council will meet after service Sunday, May 13.

Ship Wrecked Vacation Bible School will be held July 9 to 13.

Weekday School Wednesday is held at 6 p.m. every Wednesday.

We have a surplus of sanctuary candles for purchase at $4 each. Contact the church and leave a message if you are interested in purchasing.

Outside of Council, all events open to the general public. Times and dates subject to change.

Two of our church members, Mary Ann and Alan, are selling GLS Scripts (gift) card for that special someone who is hard to get a gift for any occasion.

We have off-street parking, handicapped parking next to the building and an enclosed chair lift.

St. John the Evangelist Church

35 William St., Pittston

An Easter Concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22. It will feature the combined choirs of St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Marello Parish along with many instrumentals. In observance of the Scranton Diocese’s 150th anniversary this yearm the theme is “The Journey Makes Us One.” There is no change for the concert.

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.

St. Mary’s

Polish National

Catholic Church

200 Stephenson St., Duryea


Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock


A Spring Yard Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine) Saturday, April 28. For $10, vendors can rent an 8 foot by 2 foot table space, but must bring their own tables, to sell un-wanted treasures. Set up time is 8 a.m. To reserve a table space, call 570-457-2291.

United Methodist Church of Pittston

Corner of Church Street and Broad Street, Pittston


A bus trip to the American Music Theater in Lancaster to see “Songs of the Silver Screen” will be held Saturday, May 19. Following the show will be dinner at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord with time to visit the gift shop. Cost of the trip is $100 per person and includes show, dinner, bus seat, taxes and tips – all inclusive. Bus leaves from the Pittston Plaza at 11 a.m. For additional information or to reserve a seat, call Cathy at 570-603-1915. Other bus trips this year inlclude Wednesday, July 25 to “Nonsense” at Hungtinton Dinner Theater in New Jersey; Saturday, Sept. 29 to “Fall Doo Wop Cavalcade” at the American Music Theater in Lancaster; Saturday, Nov. 3 to “The First Noel” at the American Music Theater in Lancaster.