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Churches Announce Observance Of Rogation
The Feast Of The Ascension
Organ Recital At St. Paul’s
Pickett Announces May Office Hours
Sen. Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches


May 6

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, May 6, 5:00 p.m. at Ladies Aux. VFW #6223, Great Bend. Eat in or take out.

CONCERT: Elk Lake Junior High Band & Chorus, Thurs., May 6, 7:30 p.m. at Elk Lake School.

LEAD SCREENING, Thurs., May 6, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Susquehanna WIC Office. Free. Pregnant women & children 6 months to 7 years. For info call 853-3300.

MEETING, Hill Country Artists, May 6, 6:00 p.m. at the Claverack Building, Montrose.  Public invited. For info call Maureen Van Nostrand at 278-4590.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, May 6, 12:00 noon at the Harford Gazebo, Harford Volunteer Fire Co. Bring a chair.

May 6-8

MUSICAL - GREASE, May 6, 7 & 8, 7:00 p.m. at Mt. View High School Auditorium.

ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES food orders, Thus., May 6, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Fri., May 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m. & Sat., May 8, 10:00-12:00 noon at Susquehanna UM Church. For info call 853-0919.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Thurs., May 6 & Fri., May 7, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sat., May 8, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Lanesboro Presbyterian Community Church.

May 7

LADIES’ SPRING BANQUET, May 7, 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Hallstead. Free. Call 570-879-4676 to make reservation.

MONTROSE FARMERS MARKET every Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on the Green, Montrose. Rain or shine, beginning Fri., May 7. For info call 278-6983.

May 7-9

COMEDY - Bermuda Avenue Triangle performed by Lakeside Players, Fri., May 7 & Sat., May 8, 8:00 p.m. and Sun., May 9, 2:00 p.m. at Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, Duryea. Reservations, call 570-457-3589 or 570-991-1817.

May 8

WALK TO CURE JUVENILE DIABETES, Sat., May 8, 9:30 a.m. registration beginning at Pump n Pantry parking lot, Montrose. For info call 278-1881.

CHICKEN BBQ, Sat., May 8, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at East Ararat UM Church. Eat in or take out.

LAWNMOWER RACES, May 8, 4:30 p.m. at Union Dale Firemen’s Ground. For info call 570-727-4949.

May 9

MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST, Sun., May 9, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Mothers free.

May 10

MEETING - Thompson Cemetery Association, Mon., May 10, 7:00 p.m. at the home of Jeanette Saulo, Thompson. For info call 570-727-2179.

May 11

LEAD SCREENING, Tues., May 11, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Montrose WIC Office. Free. Pregnant women & children 6 months to 7 years. For info call 278-5064.

KID’S NIGHT, Tues., May 11 at First Baptist Church of New Milford. Kids 4 to 12 years of age.

May 12

FUN DAY, Wed., May 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford.

May 13

CONCERT: Elk Lake 5th & 6th grade band & chorus, Thurs., May 13, 7:00 p.m. at Elk Lake school.

MEETING - Harford Historical Society, May 13, 7:00 p.m. at Harford Village Apartments. All welcome.

May 14

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Fri., May 14, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Lawsville Grange Hall.

May 15

MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN to benefit Mike Welsch, May 15, 6:00 a.m. registration, 8:00 start at Great Bend Fire Hall. For info call 570-396-8064.

PRE-ORDER DEADLINE, May 15, for Chicken BBQ to be held May 22, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (take out only) at Clifford Baptist Church. Call 570-222-4210 or contact any church member.

BENEFIT for Lt. Michael Welsch, Sat., May 15, 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Great Bend Fire Hall. For info call 607-201-9828.

FOOD PICK-UP - Angel Food Ministries, Sat., May 15, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Susquehanna UM Church. For info call 853-0919.

BOOK SALE, Sat., May 15, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Soldier’s Orphan School, Orphan School Rd. All welcome.

HAM DINNER, May 15, take outs 4:00 p.m., serving 4:30 p.m. at First Universalist Church, Brooklyn.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Sat., May 15, noon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Free, all welcome.

May 16

PROGRAM: Barns of Salt Springs, Sun., May 16, 2:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park.

May 18

DINNER, Tues., May 18, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Clifford UM Church. Eat in or take out.

CELEBRATION - Louise Bache Women’s Club will celebrate 65 years May 18, 7:00 p.m. at Green Gables, New Milford. Reservations needed, for info call 756-2003.

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Senior Center Menu May 10 - 14

Monday, May 10: broiled pork w/feta cheese, spring peas w/mint, boiled new potatoes, rye bread, mixed berry cup.

Tuesday, May 11: stuffed peppers, broccoli/cauliflower, pierogies, ww bread, canned peaches, pineapple juice.

Wednesday, May 12: sesame chicken, steamed asparagus, brown rice pilaf, 12 grain bread, tangerine.

Thursday, May 13: hot open faced turkey sandwich w/gravy, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, corn chowder, ww bread, tapioca pudding.

Friday, May 14: herb rubbed beef, mixed vegetables, roasted red potatoes, ww dinner roll, graham crackers, cinnamon baked apples.

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Churches Announce Observance Of Rogation

The Episcopal Churches of upper Susquehanna County have announced their observances for Rogation on Sunday, May 9. The observances will include the singing of the Great Litany while blessing the grounds of the churches and blessing of plants as a symbol of the call to be stewards of the earth. Services are at 9:00 a.m. in Montrose and Susquehanna and at 11:00 a.m. in New Milford. The Rev’d Paul Walker will officiate and preach at the service in Montrose, and The Rev’d Randy Webster will officiate and preach at the services in Susquehanna and New Milford.

The word Rogation comes from the Latin verb “rogare,” which means “to ask.” In the western church the Rogation days were certain prescribed days of prayer and fasting in the early summer, associated with intercession especially for the harvest.

In England the “Minor Rogations” were kept on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the Feast of the Ascension, forty days after Easter. The outdoor Rogation processions were suppressed in England in 1547, but under Elizabeth I the Royal Injunctions of 1559 ordered the perambulation of the parish at Rogationtide. In a society that was largely agrarian based, praying for crops and livestock was an important event; the loss of either could mean the difference between life and death for a village.

The Great Litany of 1544, while it could be prayed at other times prior to processions, was only prescribed to be used on the minor Rogation days. The occurrence must have taken great importance in the then largely agrarian society. The Second Book of Homilies contains two homilies for Rogationtide. In the Book of Common Prayer of 1662 the three minor Rogation Days were ordered to be observed as “days of fasting and abstinence” within the Great Fifty Days of Easter.

The Episcopal churches are inclusive community churches in the Anglican tradition, and are located at 60 Church Street in Montrose, at 115 Main Street in New Milford, and at 1107 West Main Street in Susquehanna.

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The Feast Of The Ascension

The holy day of “The Ascension of the Lord,” Thursday, May 13, will be celebrated at the Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose, with a vigil mass on Wednesday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. Masses on the holy day, Thursday, May 13, will be at 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Father Gerard Safko serves as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church.

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Organ Recital At St. Paul’s

Randy Lee Webster will present a recital of organ works on Sunday, May 16 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 60 Church Street in Montrose. The program will include Prelude and Fugue in C Major by J.S. Bach and the Sonata No. 1 in f minor by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Father Webster is the parish priest at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Milford and Christ Church in Susquehanna.

Webster received his education at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, studying with Dr. Marilyn Stulken and at the Eastman Conservatory in Rochester, New York, studying with Dr. Michael Messina and Dr. Jon Bodinger.

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Pickett Announces May Office Hours

TOWANDA - To help bring constituent services to communities throughout the 110th District, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) has announced the dates and hours for her monthly satellite office locations for the month of May.

Staff will be available at the Susquehanna County satellite office on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month: May 12 and May 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. That office is located on Route 706 at Flynn's Consignment Shop in Lawton. The site was formerly Cavallaro's grocery store.

Pickett operates her main full-time offices at 321 Main St., Towanda, phone (570) 265-3124 and 106 West Packer Ave., Sayre, phone (570) 888-9011.

Staff can help provide driver's license and vehicle registration applications and renewals; PACE and PACENET applications for seniors; Property Tax and Rent Rebate applications; state tax forms; copies of legislation; and referrals to agencies to resolve state-related matters.

More information is available 24 hours a day on Pickett's website at

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Sen. Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches

TOWANDA - A representative from state Sen. Gene Yaw’s office will be at the Great Bend-Hallstead Public Library on Thursday, May 6 and Thursday May 26 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and at the Susquehanna County Office Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose from 2-3 p.m. to meet with area constituents and respond to questions concerning state government.

Yaw encourages anyone with a state-related inquiry or problem to stop by; no appointments are necessary.

Constituents unable to meet with Yaw’s staff that day may also call the Senator’s Towanda office at 265-7448, or his toll-free number 1-800-443-5772 with questions and concerns.

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