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NORTH WHITEHALL: Easter worship opportunities offered by area churches


Special to The Press

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, invites visitors to sign up for a half-hour prayer vigil from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Good Friday, March 29, in the sanctuary.

Resources for prayer will be provided.

The Good Friday worship service will begin at 7:30 p.m. with readings from the passion narrative in the gospel of Mark and extinguishing of candles.

The service will conclude with darkening of the sanctuary for several minutes.

On March 30, members of the community are invited for a prayer vigil from 9 a.m. to noon.

Easter day begins with a sunrise service at 7 a.m. in the church which proceeds to the cemetery for a portion of time, weather permitting.

Breakfast will be served in Fellowship Hall at 8 a.m.

The morning continues with worship at 10:15 a.m.

During the opening hymns, worshippers may take flowers forward to decorate the cross as a reminder that the emblem of suffering and pain has been transformed into a symbol of new life through the resurrection.


Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will host a Good Friday service 7 p.m. March 29 and an Easter Sunday service 9 a.m. March 31.

Both worship services will be available for virtual viewing.


Union Lutheran reports 340 cans of soup were collected for the Souper Bowl of Caring on Super Bowl Sunday.

For the church’s Lenten outreach project, Union Lutheran adopted six kindergarten classrooms at the Luis Ramos Elementary School.

The endeavor, “Books Beneath the Cross,” consisted of a generous gathering of books for distribution to the 135 students in those kindergarten classes.


Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will have its Good Friday service at 7 p.m. March 29.

On Easter Sunday, everyone is invited to the grove for a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m.

Worship times in the church are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on March 31.

Refreshments with the Easter Bunny will be available on the front lawn after the services.

On April 7, Stacy Gabel will bring her special music to the morning worship services.


Members of the Upper Lehigh Lions Club will be preparing hoagies for their next fundraiser.

Call Kathi at 610-799-3431 by April 1 to reserve hoagies for pickup at the Schnecksville Fire Company on April 9.