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

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Ash Wednesday Service; 6:30pm at HOLY CROSS Episcopal Church 3 73 N Main St.

 

Lent

Organ Recitals at 11:30 am — Services at 12:00 pm — Lunch after each Service
Series Theme: “40”
Lenten Community Offerings are designated by the Downtown Ministerium for “Dinner for Kids”

Ash Wednesday, February 26      Organ Recital: Jane Bourdow (Alexandria, Virginia)

Theme:“40” — Jesus in the Wilderness

Liturgist & Preacher: The Rev’d Dr. Robert Zanicky (The First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre)

Special Music: George Levandowski, bass-baritone

Lunch Hosts: Sandwiches by Dinner for Kids / Soup by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Wednesday, March 4    

Organ Recital: Christopher Prestia (Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

Theme: “40” — Noah

Liturgist: The Rev’d Dr. Robert Zanicky (The First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre)

Preacher: Rabbi Larry Kaplan (Temple Israel)

Special Music: Carol Tome, mezzo-soprano

Lunch Hosts: Sandwiches by The First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre / Soup by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Wednesday, March 11                  

Organ Recital: Gary Garletts (Ardmore Presbyterian Church, Ardmore, Pennsylvania)

Theme: “40” — Jonah

Liturgist & Preacher: Fr. Joseph Verespy (St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church)

Special Music: Thomas Heinze, Oboe

Lunch Hosts: Sandwiches by St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church / Soup by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Wednesday, March 18     

Organ Recital: Dr. Andrew Kotylo (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill [Philadelphia], Pennsylvania)

Theme: “40” — Moses in the Desert

Liturgist & Preacher: Fr. Timothy Alleman (St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church & Holy Cross Episcopal Church)

Special Music: Holy Redeemer High School Royal Singers, directed by Ann Manganiello

Lunch Hosts: Sandwiches by St. Clement & St. Peter’s Episcopal Church / Soup by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Wednesday, March 25                  

Organ Recital: Dr. Alain Truche (St. Luke Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, Maryland)

Theme: “40” — Elijah

Liturgist: Ms. Kristin Osipower (Coordinator of Campus Ministry, Wilkes University)

Preacher: Msgr. Vincent Grimalia

Special Music: Wyoming Seminary Madrigal Singers, directed by John M. Vaida, Sr.

Lunch Hosts: Sandwiches by St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church / Soup by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Wednesday, April 1                                        

Organ Recital: Dr. Charles Sundquist (Anima Singers, Glen Ellyn, Illinois)

Theme: “40” — Israel in the Wilderness

Liturgist & Preacher: Pastor Wes Poole (Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church)

Special Music: The Chamber Singers of Marywood University, Scranton, directed by Dr. Rick Hoffenberg

Lunch Hosts: Sandwiches and Soup by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Holy Wednesday, April 8                              

Organ Recital: Carl Ruck (Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston, Pennsylvania)

Theme: “40” — Ascension

Liturgist & Preacher: The Rev’d Shawn Zanicky

Special Music: John Michael Vaida, violin

Lunch Hosts:  Sandwiches by St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church / Soup by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

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