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Thanksgiving services planned in area

November 20, 2007

Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, Pastor Beverly Lange Donnella will be leading the Thanksgiving Eve service that begins at 7 p.m.

Food for area food banks will be collected.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. James Murr will be Remembering God at the 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve service.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Steve Wagoner will be speaking at the 7:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve service on the topic Selective Memory.

Ellen Davis is liturgist.

Salem Lutheran Church, 17626 Bakersville Road, Pastor John Torrence will be preaching on the topic "Gratitude People" at the Thanksgiving Eve service beginning at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, 13523 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown, a Thanksgiving Eve praise concert begins at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

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Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 20214 Locust Grove Road, Rohrersville, the Thanksgiving Eve Community Service begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Manor Church of the Brethren will host this year's community Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m.

The Manor Choir will join the pastors and choirs from Downsville Church of the Brethren, Downsville Christian and St. James Brethren. The evening's free-will offering will be for the benefit of the Williamsport Ministerium.

The Rev. Greg Martin from Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport will be the guest speaker.

Mount Moriah Baptist Church, the Pleasant Valley Community Thanksgiving Eve service will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Holder of St. Luke's Episcopal Church bringing a message.

Clergy from Brownsville Church of the Brethren and Pleasant Valley Baptist Church will be participating.

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock, the community Thanksgiving Eve service will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Allan Weatherholt delivering a sermon and other area clergy participating in the service.

On Thanksgiving Day, the 10 a.m. service will feature Thanksgiving hymns and Holy Eucharist.

Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church, Wednesday at 7 p.m. there will be a special Thanksgiving Eve praise and worship service.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic "Thanks For ... " at the 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve service. The offering is earmarked for the Hagerstown Rescue Mission while nonperishable food donations will go to the Clear Spring Food Bank.

Pikeside United Methodist Church, Paynes Ford Road and U.S. 11, Martinsburg, W.Va., a Thanksgiving Eve service will begin at 7 p.m.

The West End community churches of Hagerstown will be having a Thanksgiving Eve service at Washington Square United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.

Participating in the service will be the Rev. Thom Smith from First Baptist; the Rev. Dave Brosnan from Grace United Methodist; the Rev Sharon Gibson from Asbury United Methodist; and the Rev. Jerry L. Lowans from St. Matthews and Washington Square United Methodist churches.

The Community of Faith Choir will be directed by Cheryl Rhodes of Washington Square and accompanied on organ by Katie Stevens and on piano by Kathy Barr of St. Mark's Lutheran.

The offering for the evening will be divided equally between the REACH Cold Weather Shelter and the food bank at St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Washington Square is at 538 Washington Avenue and parking is behind the church.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring, a special Thanksgiving Eve service will begin at 7 p.m.

There will be a Harvest Home service with music and slides.

Testimonies will be under the direction of Tammy Miller and the Sunday school.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, 123 E. Main St., the Sharpsburg Area Thanksgiving Service will be Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The Rev. Mark Michael, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, will be preaching.

The Keedysville Community Thanksgiving Service will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Reformed United Church of Christ, 64 S. Main Street, Keedysville.

The Rev. Trisha Watson, pastor of Salem United Methodist Church, will be preaching.

The Paramount Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by four area churches, will be held at the Paramount Brethren In Christ Church Wednesday, at 7 p.m.

Nonperishable items for the St. Mark's Food Bank and an offering for Holly Place will be received.

The Clear Spring Community Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at New Life Christian Ministries.

The service will be conducted by the pastors of churches in the Clear Spring community and will feature contemporary music by the New Life Praise Band.

New Beginnings Community Church, corner of Dual Highway and Beaver Creek Road, a special Thanksgiving Eve service with special music and a message will be at 7 p.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., this year's 96th annual interdenominational Thanksgiving Eve service will begin at 7 p.m.

Participating will be Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Baha'i scripture readings. A massed choir will perform the Canticle of Thanksgiving.

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