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Holy Week services at Tri-State area houses of worship

March 18, 2008
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· Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Summit Avenue and Howard Street, Hagerstown, a Good Friday tenebrae service at 7 p.m. will feature music by the combined choirs of Emmanuel and St. Andrew's United Methodist churches.

· Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Road, Cascade, at the Maundy Thursday service, the congregation will be observing feet washing and communion.

· St. John's Lutheran Church, 101 W. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va., Maundy Thursday communion services will be at noon in the chapel and at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Good Friday service is at 7:30 p.m.

· Grace United Methodist Church, 712 Church St., Hagerstown, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will begin at 7 nightly.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, on Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m., the congregation will celebrate Love Feast and communion in the sanctuary.

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The Good Friday worship will be at 7 p.m. and will include a monologue entitled Brother of the Thief by Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin.

· New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Church, Potomac Heights Elementary School, 301 E. Magnolia Ave., Hagerstown, the Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. will feature foot washing and The Lord's Supper.

On Good Friday, the service also begins at 7 p.m.

· Mt. Vernon Reformed United Church of Christ, South Main Street, Keedysville, a Maundy Thursday communion service for the UCC churches of Boonsboro, Keedysville, and Sharpsburg will celebrate a service of holy communion around the table following the sharing of soup and sandwiches that begins at 6:30 p.m.

· Salem Lutheran Church, 17626 Bakersville Road, Bakersville, Maundy Thursday services will begin at 7 p.m. Pastor John Torrence will speak on the topic, Example to Follow.

Good Friday's topic is God's Love, also at 7 p.m. and delivered by Torrence.

· Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Md. 67 and Locust Grove Road, Rohrersville, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will each get under way at 7 p.m.

· Saint Augustine Catholic Church, Williamsport, Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper and the Good Friday celebration of the Lord's Passion will each begin at 7 nightly.

· Saint James Catholic Church, Boonsboro, Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper and Good Friday celebration of the Lord's Passion will each begin at 7 nightly.

· Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Road, Greencastle, Pa., a Good Friday service will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

The theme, The Glories of the Cross, will be developed by seven area pastors - Sam Martz, Mervil Stambaugh, Ben Fisler, Bruce Dick, Bruce Gephart, Glen Miller and Greg Kell. Special music and hymns will be included.

· Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsport, worship Wednesday and on Maundy Thursday will be at 3 and 7:30 p.m.

A cross walk on Good Friday will begin at noon at Zion. The tenebrae service is at 7:30 p.m.

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Cavetown, a Maundy Thursday service of Tenebrae will begin at 7 p.m.

· St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, The Passion: A Meditation Walk will be held in Gettysburg Hall Wednesday and Thursday beginning at noon and 5 p.m. each day, and then Good Friday from noon to 9 p.m.

Communion on Maundy Thursday is at noon (chapel) and 7 p.m. in the worship center. Good Friday service is at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

· Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va., Wednesday services begin at 7:30 a.m., 12:10 and 7:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services begin at 7:30 p.m.

· Marion (Pa.) First United Methodist Church, 94 Colorado St., community Maundy Thursday services will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature communion, stripping of the altar and three ministers.

· Marion Mennonite Church, 4365 Molly Pitcher Highway, Chambersburg, Pa., community Good Friday services will begin 7 p.m. with a cantata, The Weeping Tree, sung by the Marion Community Choir.

· Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, Maundy Thursday services will begin at 7 p.m. on the theme, Remembering The Last Supper.

· United Methodist Church of St. Thomas, Pa., 360 St. Thomas/Edenville Road, Maundy Thursday services will begin at 7 p.m. on the theme, Remembrance of the Last Supper.

· St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, the Eucharist of the Lord's Supper will be celebrated Maundy Thursday with the washing of feet, the stripping of the altar and the Passion watch at 7:30 p.m.

The Rev. Mark Michael will preach on the topic, Do As I Have Done to You.

On Good Friday, the solemn liturgy will be celebrated with the veneration of the cross and holy communion at 3 p.m.

Michael will preach on the topic, Sorrow and Love Flow Mingled Down.

The Stations of the Cross devotion will be at 6 p.m.

· Central Presbyterian Church, on the square of Chambersburg, Pa., beginning at 6:30 a.m., the annual YMCA Good Friday breakfast will feature a musical dramatic presentation entitled Witness, which focuses on testifying to the death and resurrection of the Messiah.

Tickets cost $5 and must be purchased in advance at the YMCA.

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