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Church Accessibility

The Property Committee has set a goal to make our church building more accessible to those who worship and use the building.  Two events are being conducted to support this goal.  “Time for a Change” jars have been placed in the rear of the church and in the downstairs hallway across from the Church Office.  To support this goal, people are asked to place change in these jars.  Also, committee members are selling Gertrude Hawk candy bars to support church accessibility.

Play Ball

Everyone is invited to attend a Railriders baseball game on Saturday, April 21.  This is a prayer related event.  Gates will open at 2:30.  Prior to the start of the game, there will be a sermon.  The start of the is set for 4:05PM.  A special ticket price of five dollars is available.  Anyone interested in going to this game can sign up in the rear of the church or call the church office at (570) 342-1000.

Parish Calendar for April 9-15

Monday:                    04/09/18                     5:00PM               Courage 2 Change

Tuesday:                   04/10/18                                                  No Scheduled Events

Wednesday:             04/11/18                    11:00AM               Lectionary Bible Study

.                                                                        1:30PM               Bereavment Support Group

.                                                                        6:30PM               Bell Book & Candle Meeting

.                                                                        7:00PM                Choir Rehearsal

Thursday:                04/12/18                       7:00PM                 Scranton AA Meeting

Friday:                      04/13/18                                                      No Scheduled Events

Saturday:                 04/14/18                    10:00AM                  Survival Group

Sunday:                   04/15/18                     10:00AM                  Holy Communion

.                                                                      11:15AM                  Sunday School

.                                                                         5:30PM                  Scranton GA Meeting

READINGS for the Third Sunday of Easter, April 15

.                              First- Acts 3:12-19

.                              Psalm- 4

.                              Second- 1 John 3:1-7

.                              Gospel- Luke 24:36b-48

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Thursday:                   04/19/18                     7:00PM               Council Meeting

Saturday:                   04/21/18                      2:30PM               Railriders Game

Parish News

Church Accessibility

The Property Committee has set a goal to make our church building more accessible to those who worship and use the building.  Two events are being held to support this goal.  “Time for a Change” jars have been placed in the rear of the church and in the downstairs hallway across from the Church Office.  To support this goal, people are asked to place change in these jars.  Also, committee members are selling Gertrude Hawk candy bars to support church accessibility.

Mid Week Events

On Wednesday of this week, the Midweek Lectionary Bible Study will resume.  This group meets in the Council Room at 11AM.  Each week the readings for the next Sunday’s service are examined and discussed.

At 1:30PM, the “Good Grief” Bereavement Group meets with Pastor Mary.

For more information or to register for either group, call the Church Office at (570) 342-1000.

 

 

Parish Calendar for April 2-8

Monday:                    04/02/18                     5:00PM                Courage 2 Change

Tuesday:                   04/03/18                                                   No Scheduled Events

Wednesday:             04/04/18                    11:00AM               Lectionary Bible Study

.                                                                        1:30PM               Bereavement Support Group

.                                                                        6:30PM               Bell Book & Candle Meeting

.                                                                        7:00PM               Choir Rehearsal

Thursday:               04/05/18                        7:00PM               Scranton AA Meeting

Friday:                    04/06/18                                                     No Scheduled Events

Saturday:               04/07/18                       10:00AM              Survival Group

Sunday:                 04/08/18                       10:00AM               Holy Communion

.                                                                     11:15AM               Sunday School

.                                                                     11:15AM               Committee Chairpersons Meeting

.                                                                       5:30PM               Scranton GA Meeting

READINGS for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 8

.                              First- Acts 4:32-35

.                              Psalm- 133

.                              Second- 1 John 1:1- 22

.                              Gospel- John 20:19-31

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Wednesday:                 04/04/18                    11:00AM               Lectionary Bible Study resumes

Sunday:                        04/08/18                     11:15AM               Committee Chairperson Meeting

Thursday:                    04/19/18                       6:30PM                Property Committee Meeting

.                                                                            7:00PM                Council Meeting

Parish News

Extending Accessibility

The Property Committee has set a goal to make our church building more accessible to those who worship and use the building.  Two “Kick off” events are being held during the months of March and April to support this goal.  “Time for a Change” jars have been placed in the rear of the church and in the downstairs hallway across from the Church Office.  To support this goal, people can place change in these jars.  Also, committee members will sell Gertrude Hawk candy bars to support church accessibility.

Parish Calendar for March 26-April 1

Monday:                    03/26/18                     5:00PM               Courage 2 Change

Tuesday:                   03/27/18                                                   No Scheduled Events

Wednesday:             03/28/18                      6:30PM               Bell Book & candle Meeting

.                                                                        7:00PM               Choir Rehearsal

Thursday:                03/29/18                       7:00PM                Maundy Thursday Service

.                                                                        7:00PM                Scranton AA Meeting

Friday:                     03/30/18                        7:00PM               Good Friday Service

Saturday:                03/31/18                      10:00AM               Survival Group

Sunday:                  04/01/18                       10:00AM               Easter Sunday Service

 

Readings for Easter Sunday, April 1

.                              First- Acts 10:34-43

.                              Psalm- 118:1-2, 14-24

.                              Second- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

.                             Gospel- Mark 16:1-8

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Wednesday:                 04/04/18                    11:00AM               Lectionary Bible Study

Wednesday:                 04/04/18                      1:30PM                Bereavement Support Meeting

Sunday:                        04/08/18                     11:15AM               Meeting of all Committee

.                                                                                                         Chairpersons

Thursday:                     04/19/18                       7:00PM               Council Meeting

Parish News

Lenten Services

The final mid week Holy Communion and Healing Service will be held in St. Matthew’s at noon on Wednesday, March 21.  The mid week services have been on alternating weeks in St. Matthew’s and St. Peter’s.  Refreshments were served following each service.  These meals enabled those in attendance to make new friends.  Each congregation will conduct its own services during Holy Week.

High School Youth  

A generous donation has been received from the Paul and Adrienne Horger Foundation.  This donation will be placed in a fund for helping to provide funds for high school youth to attend the Triennial ELCA Youth Gathering in 2021.  This event is open to high school aged youth 9-12th grade.  Paul and Nancy Calderone will assist the youth by planning additional fund raising activities.

Extending Accessibility 

The Property Committee has set a goal for 2018 to make our church building more accessible to those who worship and use the building.  Two “kick off” events will be held during the months of March and April to support this goal.  “Time for Change” jars will be placed in the rear of the church and in the downstairs’ hallway across from the Church Office.  To support the goal, people can place change in these jars.  Committee members will also sell Gertrude Hawk candy bars to support church accessibility.