Lenten Organ Recitals

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

 

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

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