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Wyalusing Pastors Reviving Baccalaureate Service


It’s been years since Wyalusing Valley High School seniors have had an opportunity to attend a Baccalaureate Service, but a group of Wyalusing pastors plans to change that.

All Wyalusing Valley High School seniors are invited to attend a religious service centered on their graduation on June 12 at 7 p.m. at Wyalusing’s United Methodist Church.

The service is open to students of all faiths, their family members and faculty. Seniors are encouraged to wear their caps and gowns.

Clergy members taking part in the event include Reverend Penney Rahm, Wyalusing United Methodist Church; Reverend Dr. Barry Ballard, Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, and Father Joseph Manarchuck, Our Lady of Perpetual Help (formerly St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church).

Reverend Rahm will offer a sermon, which she says will be delivered in rhyme and with her apologies to Dr. Seuss.

The service will include music, scripture readings and more. There will not be a collection taken, but those attending are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to the TACO food pantry. Light refreshments will be served after the service.

Wyalusing’s Baccalaureate Service is being organized and sponsored by the previously mentioned Wyalusing clergy members and is apart from commencement activities organized by the Wyalusing Area School District.

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