2019 Downtown Lenten Series

2019 Downtown Wilkes-Barre Lenten Series

Since the 1920s, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 S. Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, has offered free Lenten recitals prior to the noon Community Lenten Service. A simple soup and sandwich lunch is available immediately following the services in the auditorium for $4.00. This series is sponsored by the Downtown Ministerium of Wilkes-Barre.

Organ Recitals at 11:30 am (unless specified)– Services at 12:00 pm – Soup and Sandwich Lunch after each Service

2019 Series Theme — Old Testament Quotes in the New Testament

Ash Wednesday, March 6
Organ Recital: Richard Spotts, Doylestown, PA (Music of Charles Tournemire)
Scripture Reading: Matthew 4:10
Liturgist: Monsignor Vincent Grimalia, St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Rev’d Charles Warwick, St. Clement and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: John Michael Vaida, Violin
Lunch Hosts: St. Clement’s and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre

Wednesday, March 13
Organ Recital: Christopher Kehoe, All Hallows Episcopal Church, Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:34-40
Liturgist: The Rev’d Diane Sickler, Unity of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Rev’d Robert Zanicky, The First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: Carol Tome, Mezzo-soprano
Lunch Hosts: The First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre

Wednesday, March 20
Organ Recital: The Rev’d Jeffrey C. Johnson, First English Lutheran Church, Brockton, Massachusetts
Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:37-40
Liturgist: The Rev’d Adam McGahee, Moving River Ministries, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Temple Israel, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: The Madrigal Singers of Wyoming Seminary, directed by Mr. John M. Vaida, Sr.
Lunch Hosts: Moving River Ministries, Wilkes-Barre

Wednesday, March 27
Organ Recital: Mr. Jack Warren Burnam, Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green, New Castle, Delaware
Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:16
Liturgist: The Rev’d Timothy Alleman, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: Deacon William Behm, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: Thomas Heinze, Oboe
Lunch Hosts: Wyoming Valley Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre

Wednesday, April 3
Organ Recital: Kevin J. O’Malia, All Saints Episcopal Church, Princeton, New Jersey
Scripture Reading: Luke 4:18-19
Liturgist: The Rev’d Adam McGahee, Moving River Ministries, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Rev’d Lee Zortman, Wyoming Valley Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: George Levandowski, Bass-Baritone
Lunch Hosts: St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception, Wilkes-Barre

Wednesday, April 10
Organ Recital: Dr. Brenda Lynne Leach, Marywood University, Scranton
Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:23-33
Liturgist: The Rev’d Diane Sickler, Unity of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Rev’d Timothy Alleman, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: The Chamber Singers of Marywood University, Scranton, directed by Dr. Rick Hoffenberg
Lunch Hosts: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre

Wednesday, April 17
Organ Recital: (starting at 11:20 am) Stephen C. Williams, Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Scripture Reading: Matthew 9:13
Liturgist: Monsignor Vincent Grimalia, St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Rev’d Diane Sickler, Unity of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: Earl D. Orcutt, Horn
Lunch Hosts: Unity of Northeastern Pennsylvania

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