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St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont will hold Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Pastor Gregory Zaja will give a sermon at the 11 a.m. service titled Chaos into Creation based on Genesis 1:1-5.



January 2015 has been declared “National Radon Action Month,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Health agencies throughout the United States are promoting awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

ALTAMONT — The American Legion Riders is collecting returnable bottles and cans to raise funds to send United States Veterans on all-expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C. to see the monuments that honor them and their service.

ALTAMONT — A joint Lutheran-Reformed worship service on Sunday, Jan. 18, will kickoff Altamont’s observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Altamont Reformed Church, at 129 Lincoln Avenue, will be the host congregation. St. John’s Lutheran Church is the other sponsoring congregation.

A third year of a research project on wild turkey survival will kick off in January and the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking landowners who will let birds be trapped and banded on their property.

Landowners in Region 4 may contact Karl Parker at 357-2154 with the Bureau of Wildlife in Schenectady.