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Holy Week services at Tri-State area houses of worship

March 18, 2008
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· Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, a Walk for Social Justice will be on Good Friday in downtown Hagerstown at 1 p.m.

The walk will begin and end at the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, corner of East Washington and South Mulberry streets.

A prayer experience and hospitality will be provided inside the church for those unable to participate in the one- to two-hour walk sponsored by the Hagerstown Area Religious Council.

There will be stops and prayers along the way on certain themes, according to the Rev. Rick Jewell, president of the council.

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· Tienda Latina Store, for immigrants and refugees

· Community Action Council, for housing and care of the homeless

· The Herald-Mail, for truth and freedom of expression

· Washington County Courthouse, for an end to racism and discrimination

· Maryland Department of the Environment, for respect for the environment

· World Treasures Thrift Shop, for just distribution of wealth

n Hagerstown Public Square, for peace

· St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Hancock, youth stations of the cross and communion will be in the parish hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Maundy Thursday begins with soup and salad supper at 6:30 p.m., the Liturgy of the Lord's Supper and stripping of the altar at 7:30 p.m. and a prayer vigil at 9:30 p.m.

The vigil resumes at 7 a.m. on Good Friday. A cross walk will begin at 10:30 a.m.

At noon, the Good Friday Liturgy and communion will be held along with a dramatic reading of the Passion gospel.

· St. John's Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Scott Bellows will lead the Maundy Thursday communion service at 7:30 p.m. There will be special music.

On Good Friday, the Rev. Stephanie Yancy will conduct the noon communion service and the 7:30 p.m. reading of the Passion story. There will be special music.

· Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will begin at 7 nightly.

· Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 W. Main St., an ecumenical cantata will be held Good Friday at 7 p.m.

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