Area Church Services
Published: December 20, 2013
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All Saints Orthodox, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturdays 6 p.m., confessions 5:30. Divine Liturgy, Sunday and feast days, 9 a.m. Great Vespers with Litya, evenings of feast days, 7 p.m. Rev. Paul Schellbach is pastor. 489-0942.Blakely Baptist, 201 Main St., Blakely. Sunday service 10 a.m.; Sunday school 11:15 a.m.; prayer and study Thursdays 7 p.m. 489-7423.Blakely Primitive Methodist, 313 First St., Blakely. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.; Sunday school 9 a.m. Rev. Scott McGrady is pastor. www.blakelypmchurch.webs.com 489-8331.Blessed Sacrament Parish, (Roman Catholic) 215 Rebecca St., Throop. Saturday Mass at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney is pastor. 489-1963.Bradley Memorial United Methodist, 106 Lincoln St., Dickson City. Sunday service 9 a.m. Rev. Dr. Michael Shambora Jr. is pastor. 489-5875.Christ Episcopal, 700 Delaware St., Forest City. Holy Eucharist celebrated Sundays at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children ages 5-12 at 9 a.m. Rev. Don Schaible is pastor. www.christchurchforestcity.com 282-3620; 785-3425.Christ the King Parish, (Roman Catholic). Saturday Mass: 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas, 411 Church St., Archbald. Sunday Mass: 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon at St. Thomas; 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa, 417 Main St., Eynon. Weekday Masses: 7:15 a.m. and noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Thomas. Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays 7:15 and noon at St. Mary. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. at St, Mary. Confessions: daily before Mass, Saturdays 3:30 p.m. at St. Thomas, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary. Rev. Christopher Sahd is pastor. 876-1701.Community Bible, Route 107, Heart Lake Road, Scott Township. Sunday service 10:30 a.m. (pre-service music 9:45 a.m.). Bible study Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. Women’s ministry Thursdays 11 a.m. Men’s ministry Saturdays (bi-weekly) 8 a.m. Rev. W. Jay Best is pastor. 254-6467, 282-4918.Covenant Reformed, 47 S. Church St., Carbondale. Sunday worship 9:30 and 11 a.m. Fellowship brunch at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. William Boekestein is pastor 282-6400. firstname.lastname@example.org www.covenantrc.orgDickson City Assembly of God, 1015 Commerce Blvd., Park Center Plaza, Dickson City. Sunday services 10 a.m. Kidztown 10 a.m. Sunday. Digging Deeper Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. Thirsty? Youth (grades 7-12) 6-8:30 p.m. Rev. James Dinger is senior pastor. www.dcassembly.net. 489-8321.Dickson City Primitive Methodist, 516 Jackson St., Dickson City. Sunday School 10 a.m. Traditional service Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Evening service 6 p.m. Pastor Scott McGrady. 489-3452.Dunmore United Methodist, 222 S. Blakely St., Dunmore. Sunday service 10:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:45 a.m; Rev. Dr. Philip Wanck is pastor. 343-3789.Faith Baptist, 545 Keystone Ave., Peckville. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; inspiration service noon; Bible study and youth group Wednesdays 7 p.m. Choir practice Mondays 7 p.m.; Robert Vigil is pastor. 383-0330.First Presbyterian, 325 Third Ave., Jessup. Sunday service 10 a.m. 489-8893.First Presbyterian of Carbondale, 76 Salem Ave., Carbondale. Sunday service 10:30 a.m. 282-4611.First United Methodist, 20 N. Church St., Carbondale. Sunday services 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Rev. Doug Posegate is pastor. 282-5740. Email: email@example.com. Pastor’s phone: 344-9063. Pastor’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org.First United Methodist, 520 Washington Ave., Jermyn. Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 10:45 a.m. Rev. Doug Posegate is pastor. 876-0392.First United Presbyterian of Lackawanna Valley, 1557 Main St., Peckville. Sunday school 9 a.m. Sunday service 10 a.m. Bell choir Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Bible study Thursdays 7 p.m. Rev. Virginia Miner is pastor. www.firstup.org. 489-4682.The Gathering Christian Center, 52 Dundaff St., Suite 3, Carbondale. Sunday school 9 a.m., Sunday service 10:30 a.m. (Spanish translation available). Nursery and children’s church provided. Youth service at 5 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m., Frank Garcia is pastor. 955-6789 www.thegatheringcc.org.Grace Bible Church, 130 University Drive, Dunmore. Sunday service at 10 a.m. 342.5651 www.gracebiblepa.com.Holy Cross Parish, (Roman Catholic) Olyphant. Saturday vigil Mass 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Confession: Saturday before the Vigil Mass at St. Patrick, 200 Delaware Ave. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney is pastor. 489-0752.Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic, 313 First Ave., Jessup. Vespers Saturday at 2 p.m. Holy mystery of penance (confessions) Saturday 3-3:25 p.m. Divine Liturgy Saturday at 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday at 11 a.m. Holy day Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monsignor John T. Sekellick is pastor. 489-2353.Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic, 619 Center St., Throop. Sunday Mass in English 10 a.m. Very Rev. William Chromey is pastor. 489-0172.Jermyn Primitive Methodist, 763 Jefferson Ave., Jermyn. Sunday worship 10 a.m.; Sunday school 11:15 a.m. Call for mid-week prayer and Bible study time. Rev. Allan Rupert is pastor. 876-4511.Montdale United Methodist, 961 Lakeland Drive, Scott Township. Sunday school 10 a.m. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Rev. Barbara Syder is pastor. 254-6319. Pastor: 483-8034. Email bsnyder@susumc,org
Christmas Eve candlelight service is at 7 p.m.
North Valley Baptist, meeting in the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Center, 1300 Old Plank Road, Mayfield. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; children’s church and nursery provided. Rev. James R. Schmidt is pastor. 282-2413.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, (Roman Catholic) 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Saturday Vigil Mass 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass 10 a.m. Confessions Saturday 4 p.m. Weekday Mass Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 a.m. CCD classes and RCIA meet September through May. Monsignor David L. Tressler is pastor. OLMC@echoes.net. www.OLMC.weconnect.com 282-5172.
Parker Hill Community, 933 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Saturday worship 6 p.m. Sunday worship 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Nursery school through grade five available at both Sunday services. Middle school (grades six to eight) group meets at 11:15 a.m. Sundays; high school group (grades nine to 12) meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. www.parkerhill.org. email@example.com. 341-8383.
Peckville Assembly of God, 3364 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Blakely. Saturday Worship service and youth service 6 p.m. Sunday worship services at 9 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nursery and “Kidz Street” available at all services. Rev. Terry Drost is lead pastor. 489-4961. www.peckvilleag.org
Peckville United Methodist, 732 Main St., Peckville. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Bible study, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Rev. Dr. Michael Shambora Jr. is pastor. www.peckvilleumc.org. 489-0713 or 383-1035.
Presbyterian of Dunmore, 137 Chestnut St., Dunmore. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; coffee hour and fellowship following service; Sunday school 9:30 a.m. 343-6807. dunmorepresby.org.
Queen of Angels Parish, (Roman Catholic) Jessup. Masses Saturday 4 and 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 and 11 a.m. at St. Michael, 320 First Ave. Parish office at 605 Church St., Jessup. Rev. Gerard M. McGlone is pastor. 489-2252.Sacred Heart of Jesus, (Roman Catholic) 1101 Willow St., Peckville. Masses weekdays at 6:50 a.m., Saturdays 4 p.m. (October through April) or 5 p.m. (May through September), Sundays 8 and 10 a.m., Monsignor Peter P. Madus is pastor. 383-3244.Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, (Roman Catholic) 624 Madison Ave., Jermyn. Sacrament of Penance Saturdays, 3:15 p.m., weekdays at 8 a.m. Vigil Saturdays 4 p.m. Liturgy Sundays 9 and 11 a.m., weekdays 9 a.m. Religious education Sundays 9:50-10:50 a.m. and Mondays 4-5 p.m. 876-1061.SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian, 135 River St., Olyphant. Liturgy Saturday (English) 5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. (Slavonic responses sung by church choir) and 11:30 a.m. (English); weekday Liturgy (Monday through Saturday) 8 a.m.; holy days Liturgy 9 a.m.; confessions are heard Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Rev. Nestor Iwasiw is pastor. www.stcyrils.maslar-online.com 489-2271.
The church will be observing the 125th anniversary Christmas Divine Liturgy Tuesday, Dec. 24, at !0 p.m. (the traditional Midnight Divine Liturgy), recited in Church Slavonic. On Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at 9 a.m., Divine Liturgy.
SS. James and George Episcopal, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn. Celebrates the Holy Eucharist Sundays 10 a.m.; Sunday school 10 a.m. Scott Carey is senior warden and Rev. Joseph Rafferty is priest in charge. 876-4896.
SS. Peter and Paul Greek Catholic, 47 Rittenhouse St., Simpson. Sunday Liturgy 8 a.m. Rev. Paul Wolensky is pastor/administrator. 342-7023.
St. Adalbert Polish National Catholic, 515 Mary St., Dickson City. Sunday Masses 9 a.m. Very Rev. William Chromey is pastor. 489-0172.
St. Andrew Ukrainian Greek, 300 Main St., Blakely. Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Very Rev. Benjamin Worlinsky is pastor. 383-0530.
St. Basil the Great Orthodox, 9 Lord Ave., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 6 p.m. Sunday: Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. 282-4052.
St. Basil the Great Russian Orthodox, 33 Midland St., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 6 p.m. Sunday: Matins 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Sundays from June through September: Matins 7:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest David J. Hritcko is pastor. 282-2314.
St. John Russian Orthodox, 700 Hill St., Mayfield. Saturday confessions 3:30 p.m.; Vespers 4 p.m.; Sunday Matins 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.; eve of feast days 6:30 p.m.; confessions heard before services. Feast day Liturgies 9:30 a.m.; they can be heard on WTRW-FM (94.3). Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest John D. Sorochka is pastor. 876-0730.
St. John the Baptist Orthodox, off Route 247, Dundaff. Divine Liturgy Sunday 9 a.m. Very Rev. Dionysius Swencki is pastor. 937-4860.
St. John Vianney Parish, (Roman Catholic). Masses Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 8 and 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi, 704 Montdale Road, Montdale. Mass Sunday 9:30 a.m. at St. Pius, Route 106, Royal. Confession Saturday, 4:15 at Corpus Christi; Sunday, 9:10 a.m. at St. Pius. Rev. Michael J. Kirwin is pastor. 254-9502.
St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran, Main and Bank Streets, Archbald. Sunday service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school 10:30 a.m. Rev. C. Albert Wagaman is pastor. 876-4612.
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox, 522 Main St., Dickson City. Sunday 8 a.m., Divine Liturgy. Very Rev. Protopresbyter Mark Leasure is priest administrator. 562-1170.
St. Michael’s Orthodox, 308 Walnut St., Jermyn. Saturday Great Vespers, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday Matins, 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m. Very Rev. John Kowalczyk is pastor. stmichaeljermyn.org. 876-1241.
St. Nicholas Orthodox, 600 E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Saturday Vespers 4 p.m.; Sunday Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. Holy Days: Vespers 6 p.m.; Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. Very Rev. Vladimir Fetcho is pastor. 489-3891.
St. Rose of Lima, (Roman Catholic), 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. Masses Saturday 4 p.m. at St. Rose; Sunday 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at St. Rose; Sunday 9 a.m. at St. Michael, 46 Midland St., Simpson. Confessions Saturday 3:15 p.m. at St. Rose. Mass weekdays 8 a.m. at St. Rose; Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. at St. Michael. CCD classes and RCIA meet September through May. Monsignor David L. Tressler is pastor. firstname.lastname@example.org. strosecarbondale.weconnect.com. 282-2991.
St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran, 25 Hillcrest Dr., Dickson City. Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Praise and worship service Saturday 5 p.m. Rev. Allen Vomhof is pastor. 489-2462.
Throop United Methodist, 136 Charles St., Throop. Sunday service 9 a.m. Rev. Drew Cottle is pastor. 343-3789.
Tompkinsville United Methodist, 1448 Heart Lake Road, Scott Township. Sunday worship 9 a.m. Sunday school for adults and children 10:30 a.m. Beth Taylor is pastor. 760-8234.
Trinity Episcopal, 58 River St., Carbondale. Holy Eucharist celebrated Sundays 11 a.m.; Sunday school 11 a.m. Sunday school for children 5-12 11 a.m. All baptized Christians are welcome to share in the Eucharist Sundays at 11 a.m. Rev. Don Schaible is pastor. www.christchurchforestcity.com. 282-3620.
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (Roman Catholic), 619 Dundaff St., Dickson City. Weekday Mass 7:30; Saturday Mass 8 a.m. Saturday vigil 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Monsignor Patrick J. Pratico is pastor. 489-2091.