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Easter services at Tri-State area houses of worship

April 07, 2007

Antietam National Battlefield Visitors Center, Sharpsburg, the Easter sunrise service will begin at 6:30 a.m.

The Rev. Richard Hembrock will be speaking.

First United Bank & Trust, Inwood, W.Va., the South Berkeley sunrise service and breakfast will begin at 7 a.m.

The breakfast will be served at Bunker Hill Church Brethren in Christ Church social hall.

Manor Church of the Brethren will be the host church for the community Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

The pastors and choirs from Downsville Christian, Downsville Church of the Brethren, Manor Church and St. James will participate in the service this year.

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Pastor Brian Moore will be the speaker this year. His sermon title will be Sunrise Surprise.

Manor Church will host breakfast after the service.

St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Scott Bellows will lead communion services at 8 and 10:15 a.m. The parish choir, brass and handbells will provide special music at the later service.

There are no Christian education classes. An Easter egg hunt begins at 11:30 a.m.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor David Kaplan will be preaching this Sunday at the 7:30 a.m. family communion service on the topic, He's Really Alive.

Breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. followed by Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

At the 10:30 a.m. festival communion service, the topic is Easter Remembering.

Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Following a 6 p.m. supper, the Wednesday Lenten service - Pilgrims on the Way, Our Lutheran Journey of Faith - is at 7 p.m. with Pastor Darrell Layman speaking on The Sacraments.

Asbury United Methodist Church, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Rudolph Bropleh will be speaking at the 7 a.m. sunrise service this Sunday.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Pastor Torben Aarsand will be celebrant/preacher this Sunday at the 8 and 11 a.m. services this Sunday. Sue Stull and Jane Drawbaugh will be lay assisting ministers.

Music will include the choir, organ, brass quartet and timpani.

Easter breakfast is at 9:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Christ Community Church, meeting at Willow Brook Church, 8916 Mapleville Road, Easter sunrise worship will be at 6:30 a.m. with special music.

Easter praise worship is at 10:15 a.m. with Pastor Mark Benz sharing the Resurrection Message.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, the Rev. Mark Mooney will speak on the topic, Life is Good - Eternal Life is Better, at the 9:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

New members and confirmands will be welcomed. Mooney and E-man will present a children's sermon.

Sunday school classes will be canceled in favor of an Easter egg hunt.

First Baptist Church, this Sunday, Pastor Thom Smith will be speaking at the 11 a.m. service on the topic, The Stone is Still Rolling.

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m.

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Sharpsburg, Pastor Delancy Catlett will speak at 9 a.m. this Sunday on the topic, He Is Risen! Communion will be celebrated. The children's choir will sing.

Children's Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.

Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren, Hollow Road, Hancock, Charles Martin will speak at the 7 a.m. sunrise service this Sunday.

After breakfast, Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m.

Valley Assembly of God Christian Life Center, 17544 York Road, Hagerstown, this Sunday Pastor Robert C. Jones will be speaking on the topic, A Word for Easter, at the 8 a.m. sunrise service. The musical, Believe, will presented at the 10 a.m. service.

Wednesday Oasis service and NuVision Youth is at 7 p.m. The topic is The Weapons of Our Warfare.

New Beginnings Community Church, corner of Dual Highway and Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, Pastor Mark Snyder will be speaking this Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship service on the topic, So We May Live. There will be special music.

Youth Alive meets at 9:45 a.m.

Wednesday night Bible study is at 7 p.m.

Real Life Community Church, a sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m. at 10633 White Hall Road.

The 10:30 a.m. Easter service at Northern Middle School will be followed by an Easter egg hunt.

Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene, the spring message series - Questions I Want to Ask God - will continue this Sunday at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services.

The topic this week is How Can I Know There is a God?

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will speak at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday on the topic, Crucified, Risen for Me.

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Zion United Church of Christ, the Rev. Robert Royal will lead the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday featuring Easter flower crosses.

Royal's topic at the 11 a.m. communion service is The Victory God Gives.

Garfield United Methodist Church, Stottlemyer Road, Wolfsville, a 40-member community choir will present the Easter cantata, Christ Above All, at 7 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

Brook Lane Chapel, 13218 Brook Lane Drive, Hagerstown, the Rev. Rebecca Hoover will be presiding at the Easter Sunday sunrise service at 6:30 a.m.

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