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RESERVATION DEADLINE for Early Bird New Year’s Eve Dinner at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. For info call 607-779-4839.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, Thurs., December 24, 7:00 p.m. at Thompson U.M. Church. All welcome.
CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, December 24, 7:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Montrose.
CHRISTMAS EVE MASS, December 24, 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist, Susquehanna.
CHRISTMAS EVE MASS, December 24, 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence, Great Bend.
CHRISTMAS EVE MASS, December 24, 6:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours, Jackson.
CHRISTMAS DINNER & COAT GIVEAWAY, December 25, 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Lanesboro Community Center. Free. For info/transportation call 570-727-2371.
CHRISTMAS DAY MASS, December 25, 8:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist, Susquehanna.
CHRISTMAS DAY MASS, December 25, 9:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence, Great Bend.
CHRISTMAS DAY MASS, December 25, 11:00 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours, Jackson.
BREAKFAST, Sun., December 27, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tues., December 29, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
A NIGHT OF MUSIC, December 29, 7:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist, Susquehanna.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sat., January 2, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at East Ararat UM Church. All welcome.
Monday, December 28: spaghetti w/meat sauce, Italian green beans, garlic bread, apple crisp.
Tuesday, December 29: chicken & broccoli w/bowtie pasta, garden salad, Italian bread, blueberry crisp.
Wednesday, December 30: roast pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, grain bread, yogurt parfait.
Thursday December 31: orange juice, baked fish, seasoned orzo, Italian vegetables, ww roll, baked apple.
Friday, January 1: closed for New Year’s holiday.
The Elkdale Baptist Church is going to present their annual play on December 31 at 7:00 p.m. It is called “The Inn In Bethlehem.” The story takes place back in the day when Caesar Augustus ruled and taxes were on the rise, especially for the tributary nations of the empire. The Jews were one of these states. Taxes, taxes, and more taxes. In this historically based fictional drama, the inn keeper at Bethlehem was being faced with tribute taxes that were beyond his means. Faced with the possibility of losing his inn, a supernatural chain of events bring a turn around in his business and life. Most accounts villianize the inn keeper at Bethlehem who had no room for Jesus. Come and find out how it might be that he really wasn’t as bad as we have imagined him all these years. Maybe he was just an ordinary guy struggling to make a living and pay his taxes in a bad economy. Maybe he really didn’t have any room and the lowly manger was the best he could offer.
With the struggle so many are having in their lives, many people have lost their jobs, homes and businesses. This story has a timely message that will be sure to make you cry and laugh at the same time. The church is located off Rt. 106 in West Clifford, PA. All original music was written and orchestrated by Pastor Frank Bissol with drama and choral music. There will be special brass prelude music from the Revival Brass Band from North Pocono Bible Baptist Church. Refreshments will follow and admission is free. For more information and directions, call 570-222-4997 or visit ElkdaleBaptist.com. Pictured above, the Roman Soldier Claudius played by Randy LaCroix, The Inn Keeper’s wife played by Melody Fusco, the Inn Keeper played by Joe Bissol and Paul the Apostle played by Joey Aikens.
Fr. David Cramer, new Pastor, and Fr. Alfhonse Perikala, Assistant Pastor, warmly welcome home all the parishioners of St. John the Evangelist, Susquehanna, St. Lawrence, Great Bend, and St. Martin of Tours, Jackson for the Christmas season.
Fr. Cramer’s prayer for this Christmas season is that all “choose to live our Catholic faith to the fullest and do all we can to bring the message of Christ’s salvation to our community and our world.”
Christmas Eve services, December 24, will be at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at St. John, 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence, and 6:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours.
Christmas Day services will follow a regular Sunday schedule: 8:00 a.m. at St. John, 9:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence, and 11: 00 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours. All are welcome to join in the celebrations of the Eucharist.
Additionally, all three parishes in the newly formed cluster will present a night of music on Tuesday, December 29 at St. John, Susquehanna, beginning at 7 p.m. Music groups from all three parishes will highlight their ensembles, choirs and folk groups for an evening of holiday favorites and new selections. All are encouraged to attend.
For additional information, please call the St. John’s office at 853-4634 or the St. Lawrence’s office at 267-1366.
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