Engagements
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Catherine and John (Chick) Bailey, are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheri Zurick, to James Koutch, a son of Paul and Janice Koutch, of Ashland. Their wedding is being planned for May 14, 2016. (read more)
Catherine and John (Chick) Bailey, are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheri Zurick, to James Koutch, a son of Paul and Janice Koutch, of Ashland. Their wedding is being planned for May 14, 2016. (read more)

Weddings
Photo: N/A, License: N/A CAPE MAY, N.J. - Kelly Ann Bressi and James Stewart Lesko II were joined together in love and marriage May 31, 2014. The wedding ceremony took place on the beautiful Cape May beach with music provided by Geri Rizzo. A dinner reception for family and clo (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A KULPMONT - Mary Rosalie Ziegler and Bryan William Gushen were united in the sacrament of holy matrimony July 12, 2014, by the Rev. Andrew Stahmer in Holy Angels Church, Kulpmont. The bride is a daughter of Michael and Rosalie Ziegler, of Kulpmont, and a (read more)

Anniversaries
Photo: N/A, License: N/A MOUNT CARMEL - Joseph and Louise Lutcavage, of 240 E. Center St., recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 19, 1964 in St. Peter Church by the Rev. Louis Dougherty. Mr. Lutcavage is a son of the late Stephen and Ann Lut (read more)

Church News
An optical illusion is when you really aren't seeing what you think you are seeing. I had a recent experience like that when I looked across the altar to see the lector reading that morning's epistle. The candles on either side of the pulpit had burned d (read more)
All Saints All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12th and Scott streets, Kulpmont. Pastor - The Rev. Alfred J. Bashore. Worship service - 9 a.m. Participants - Richard Kovach, lector; Marsha Karnes, acolyte, altar guild and communion assistant. Assumpt (read more)
All Saints All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12th and Scott streets, Kulpmont. Pastor - The Rev. Alfred J. Bashore. Worship service - 9 a.m. Participants - Richard Kovach, lector; Marsha Karnes, acolyte, altar guild and communion assistant. Assumpt (read more)
At 4:50 p.m. today, I will be sitting next to my wife Jo Ann in a pew at our church giving thanks for her and all the other blessings in my life. At that time 60 years ago in a hospital 20 miles away, I was being born into this world to parents whose lov (read more)
Church attendance in the United States has been on the decline now for about 20 years. There have been many studies conducted which have tried to solve this problem; however, there may be more than one answer. The church used to be the center of the com (read more)

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