The Downtown Ministerium of Wilkes-Barre presents the 2020 Lenten Series of Organ Recitals and Ecumenical Services, an annual tradition that dates back to the 1920s. This year’s series continues on Wednesday, March 11, with an organ recital at 11:30 am by Gary Garletts of Ardmore, PA, followed by the Lenten Service at 12:00 pm. Fr. Joseph Verespy, Pastor of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, will preach and lead the service, and special music will be presented by oboist Thomas Heinze and Canon Mark Laubach, St. Stephen’s Organist and Choirmaster and the music coordinator for the series. A soup and sandwich lunch will be served following the service, with a suggested donation of $4.00 per person. Offerings received at this year’s services and lunches will support Dinner for Kids.