Mar 262013


The Lilly United Methodist Church will hold a Sunrise service at 7:00 AM Easter Sunday at the Willow Street church. There will not be a 10:30 AM service. On Holy Thursday there will be a 7:00 PM Communion service at the sister church, the Wilmore United Methodist.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel National Catholic Church will have a Mass on Holy Thursday at 4:00 PM. On Good Friday at 3:00 PM there will be an Opening of the Tomb. There will be a Vigil at 3:00 PM Saturday followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 4:00 PM. There is no Sunday service.

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church will hold a Seder service on Thursday, March 28th along with a dinner at 6:00 PM at the Lilly Church. There will be a 7:00 PM service at the Portage 1st Lutheran Church at 7:00 PM. On Saturday, the 30th, an Easter Vigil will be held at 8:00 PM. On Easter Sunday there will be a service at St. Luke’s at 6:30 AM and at the 1st Lutheran in Portage at 9:00 AM. There will not be an 11 AM service at Lilly.

Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catholic Church will have a Mass of the Lords Supper and Procession at 7:00 PM followed by Visits to the Repository until 11:00 PM. Good Friday there will be a Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion at 1:30 PM. On Holy Saturday there will be a Blessing of the Pascal Food Baskets at the church at 2:00 PM and an Easter Vigil Service & Resurrection Mass at 8:00 PM. On Easter Sunday Mass will be held at the chapel at 8:00 AM and the Church at 10:00 AM.



There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the Lilly firemen’s pavilion at 1:00 PM sponsored by the Lilly-Washington Public Library. Be on time as the event will start promptly at 1.


As Old Man Winter chose to hang around longer than usual it was necessary for the War Memorial to reschedule the annual field clean up which now will be held on Saturday, April 6th. Helpers are ask to bring a garden rake if possible and be at the field at 8:00 AM.


Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Carol Wertz who recently passed away in Cresson. She was a daughter of Leo and Lucille Yingling of Lilly and was married to the late Fosten Wertz. Her brother Leo and sister Patty reside in Lilly. Sympathy also is extended to the family and friends of Lilly native Bernard Eckenrode who also recently passed away. Bernie grew up in Upper Dutchtown and is survived by brothers Phil and Ray and sisters Mary and Theresa. Condolences also are extended to the family and friends of Leona Vendrzyk, a Lilly native, and Greta Diamond who passed away at her daughter Lisa Segada’s home here in Lilly.


Today, March 28th finds Leroy George celebrating his birthday as will Mia McCarthy and Ruth Motel on the 29th and Gerald Behe and Frank Fordick on the 30th. On Easter Sunday, March 31 Carmella Drass, Barbara Seaman, April Stombaugh, Megan Wheeler and Linda Wheeler all  get cake along with Easter candy.

On April 1st John Skura,Jr. observes his birthday along with Ray Claar, Jr. and Luke Brickley.The 2nd will be a busy day as Dave Beck Sr., Duane Misiura Sr., Shirley Przybys, John Pyo , Patrick Shedlock and Christine Wheeler all enjoy birthdays as will Rita Norris and Kody Nadolsky on the 3rd. Happy Birthday to All.


At least the long range weather reports show Easter Sunday with temperatures nearing the 50s. This will be a bright spot in celebrating the holiday. Happy Easter to all readers.


It was brought to my attention that you are an old timer if the doctors you go to are half your age which is the normal anymore. (Lilly dentist exempt)

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