Events and Happenings; Music from St. Stephen’s Concerts & Other Events

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February

Feb 13- Shrove Tuesday / Mardi Gras        5:00 – 6:30 pm Pancake Supper

Feb 14  Ash Wednesday:

7:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
11:30 am Lenten Organ Recital (David Macbeth)
12:00 pm Community Ecumenical Service & Lunch (Pastor Steve Perillo, preacher)
6:00 pm Choral Eucharist, Rite 2

Feb 16 – 5:30 pm Stations of the Cross (Liz Grohowski, leader)

Feb 24 – 6:00 pm Celtic Spirituality Night

2018 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 – Services at 12:00 pm – Soup and Sandwich Lunch after each Service

Ash Wednesday, February 14

Organ Recital: David Macbeth, The First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, PA and the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, Bethlehem
Theme: “I am the Bread of Life”
Liturgist: The Rev’d Diane Sickler, Unity of NEPA, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: Pastor Steve Perillo, Make A Difference Ministries, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: Choir of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, Bethlehem

Wednesday, February 21

Organ Recital: James D. Hicks, Bernardsville, New Jersey
Theme: “I am the Light of the World.”
Liturgist: Gail Perillo, Make A Difference Ministries, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Rev’d Robert Zanicky, The First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: Carol Tome, mezzo-soprano

Wednesday, February 28

Organ Recital: Peter Stoltzfus Berton, Organist and Choirmaster, Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, Newport Rhode Island
Theme: “I am the door for the sheep”
Liturgist: Deacon Bill Behm, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Rev’d Diane Sickler, Unity of NEPA, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: Jessica Hitchcock, soprano

Wednesday, March 7

Organ Recital: Richard Spotts, Doylestown, PA
Theme: “I am the Good Shepherd
Liturgist: Monsignor Vincent Grimalia, St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Very Rev’d Fr. Timothy Cremeens, Dean and Pastor of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: Thomas Heinze, oboist

Wednesday, March 14

Organ Recital: M. Chad Levitt, Trinity Episcopal Church, Easton, PA
Theme: “I am the Resurrection and the Life”
Liturgist: Sister Anna Nguyen, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: Deacon Bill Behm, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: John Michael Vaida and Amy Iwazumi, violinists

Wednesday, March 21

Organ Recital: Canon Mark Laubach, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre
Theme:
“I am the Way, Truth and the Life”
Liturgist: The Rev’d Janell Wigen, Good Shepherd & St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Churches, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Rev’d Peter Kuritz, Good Shepherd & St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Churches, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: The Madrigal Singers of Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, directed by Mr. John M. Vaida, Sr.

Wednesday, March 28

Organ Recital: Dr. Karl Moyer, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Theme: ” I am the Vine, you are the Branches”
Liturgist: The Rev’d William S. Marshall, Jr., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Temple Israel, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: The Chamber Singers of Marywood University, Scranton, directed by Dr. Rick Hoffenberg

 

 

 

March

Mar 6 – 7:00 pm – The treble choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, NYC, concert

http://www.saintthomaschurch.org/music/choir

Mar 18 – 3:00 pm Bach Festival – St. Matthew Passion

Mar 25  Palm Sunday – Sunday of the Passion (Fr. Brian Pavlac, celebrant & preacher)

8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite 1
10:30 am Choral Eucharist, Rite 2

Mar 26  Monday in Holy Week

6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite 2

Mar 27  Tuesday in Holy Week
6:00 pm Holy Eucharist

Mar 28 – Wednesday in Holy Week

11:30 am Lenten Organ Recital (Karl Moyer)
12:00 pm Community Ecumenical Service Lunch (Rabbi Larry Kaplan, preacher)
6:00 pm Tenebrae

Mar 29 – Maundy Thursday

6:00 pm Choral Eucharist, Agapé Meal, Stripping of the Altar
(Fr. Brian Pavlac, celebrant & preacher)
Vigil at the Altar of Repose (through Friday evening)

Mar 30- Good Friday

12:00 pm Ecumenical Service
6:00 pm Liturgy (Fr. Brian Pavlac, celebrant & preacher)

Mar 31 – Holy Saturday

10:00 am Liturgy for Holy Saturday

7:30 pm Great Vigil of Easter (Fr. Brian Pavlac, celebrant & preacher)

April

Apr 1 – Easter Day (Fr. Brian Pavlac, celebrant & preacher)
8:00 am Choral Eucharist, Rite 1
10:15 am Prelude Music                                                                                                                        10:30 am Choral Eucharist, Rite 2

Apr 2 –  Easter Monday (Office closed)

 

 

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