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Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

April 05, 2006|by HARRY NOGLE

Schlossnagle to speak at Lions Club

Conservationist Jim Schlossnagle will speak at the Thursday, April 20, Lions Club meeting.

Country ham sandwiches may be picked up Thursday evening, April 6, after 5 or will be delivered Friday, April 7. Call 301-739-8245 or 301-733-8874.

Other regularly scheduled activities planned by the Sharpsburg Lions for the month of April are as follows:

Reeders Pie Call (April 4, 2 p.m.);

Regular meeting: making country ham sandwiches (April 6);

Fahrney-Keedy Sing-a-Long (April 13, 7 p.m.);

Easter egg hunt (April 16, 2 p.m., Little League field);

Second regular meeting (April 20, 7 p.m.): Jim Schlossnagle to speak;

Leader Dog Banquet, Washington Square United Methodist Church (April 25);

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Regular meetings of the Sharpsburg Lions are held at the Lions' Den at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Main Street in Sharpsburg.

District 12 Ruritan to hold spaghetti dinner

The District 12 Ruritan Club will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday, April 8, from noon to 5 p.m. or until all is gone. The cost is $6 for all you can eat. Carry-out is available. The club is just east off Sharpsburg Pike at the Tilghmanton Woods Community Park on the corner of Manor Church and Breathedsville roads.

St. Peter's Lutheran to hold bazaar

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Keedysville, will hold a bazaar Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church fellowship hall on Main Street. Homemade Easter candy will be for sale, along with baked goods, homemade soups and sandwiches. Filled Easter baskets and ceramics will be available for sale. Raffles will be held for Boyd's Bears and Harry & David merchandise. St. Peter's is at 53 N. Main St., Keedysville.

Community Lenten services to continue

The annual Keedysville Community Lenten Services has expanded this year to include Trinity Reformed UCC in Boonsboro and Christ Reformed UCC in Sharpsburg. All services will be held at 7 on Wednesday evenings.

The following is a schedule and location of the various services:

April 5 - Lenten Service at Christ Reformed UCC, Sharpsburg. An Ecumenical service will be held at Trinity Reformed UCC in Boonsboro Good Friday, April 14.

Soup, sandwich sale to be held Saturday

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Brownsville, will hold a soup and sandwich sale on Saturday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eat-in or carry-out is available. Desserts and drinks will also be available. For further information, call 301-432-8297. St. Luke's Episcopal Church is at 2150 Boteler Road, Brownsville.

Pancake breakfast set for Saturday

Salem United Methodist Church, Keedysville, will be having an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 8, from 7 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6 for adults; $4 for children ages 6-10; children 5 and under eat free. The breakfast consists of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, sausage gravy, juice, coffee and tea. For more information, contact the church office at 301-432-4046. Salem United Methodist Church is at 25 S. Main St., Keedysville.

Keedysville Ruritan to hold basket bingo

The Keedysville Ruritan Club will hold a basket bingo Saturday, April 8, at the Little Antietam Community Center in Keedysville. The bingo will feature Easter and retired baskets. All are filled with "goodies." The price is $15. No one under 13 will be admitted. King Tut jars, specials raffles and food will be available.

This bingo is a fundraiser for college scholarships for students in the Boonsboro High School area. The doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Reserved seats area held until 5:30 p.m. and paid seats until 6 p.m. To reserve seats, call Dennis at 301-432-2650 or Art at 301 432-0281.

Choir to present 'Stabat Mater'

Art and music have always been forms that humanity has expressed its deepest feelings, desires, joys and sorrows.

In the church, artists and musicians are ministers of the Gospel who express in more than words the faith of Jesus Christ. This Maundy Thursday, April 13, the St. Mark's Choir will be presenting the "Stabat Mater," a composition by Giovanni Pergolesi. In it, the composer has used women's voices to echo the agony of Mary watching as her son walks the Way of the Cross. The music depicts Mary's emotions - tension, sorrow, grief, and even hope - as she tries to believe that her son will rise again as He said. For this special presentation, the choir will be joined by student musicians and soloists from Shenandoah University, who have been invited by St. Mark's Music Director, Christopher Reynolds. Shenadnoah University Choral Director Dr. Karen Keating will direct the St. Mark's choir on Maundy Thursday and again on Easter Day. This service is open to family, friends and community.

The entire service, including readings, homily, Holy Communion and the Stabat Mater will be only slightly over one hour. This service is also appropriate for older children.

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