Holy Week services

April 06, 2009

Otterbein United Methodist Church, East Franklin Street, a Walk for Social Justice In downtown Hagerstown is planned for Friday, April 10, at 1 p.m., beginning at Otterbein.

Sponsored by the Hagerstown Area Religious Council, the walk takes between 90 minutes and two hours. Each stop will feature appropriate prayers.

Walkers will trek to Hagerstown City Hall after prayers for peace and head to University Center Park on West Washington Street for prayers on environment.

The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts will highlight the need for an end to prejudice. Then on to First Hose Fire Company for attention to those who sacrifice for others.


Walkers will go on to the Washington County Free Library for prayers on human rights. Trinity Lutheran Church at Randolph and Potomac streets is the setting for faith and for religious commitment.

At Washington County Hospital, walkers will pray for health and care of the body.

The walk ends back at Otterbein. A prayer experience and hospitality will be provided inside the church for those who are unable to participate in the walk.

Smithsburg community, a Cross Walk on Good Friday will begin at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church with seven stops before ending at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, CrossWalk on Good Friday sponsored by the Williamsport Ministerium starts at noon, stopping in public areas for readings of the Passion of Christ, meditations, and prayer.

Faith Christian Fellowship, 16726 Lappans Road, Williamsport, The Outlaw, a drama/musical based on the life of Christ will be presented by Praise Unlimited Ministries April 10-12 at 7 nightly.

Clear Spring community, a Cross Walk will be held Good Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a worship service and luncheon at St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene, 141 N. Edgewood Drive, a Maundy Thursday service will begin at 7 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa., the annual YMCA Good Friday breakfast at 6:30 p.m. will feature a musical presentation of So You May Believe beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5.

Central Presbyterian Church, on the square, Chambersburg, Pa., Good Friday from noon to 3 p.m., area pastors and musicians will present The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ from the Cross in 25-minute segments.

Christ Community Church, Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, the Association Free Lutheran Bible School concert choir will present a concert of sacred music Maundy Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Stephanie Yancy will preside at the Maundy Thursday communion service at 7:30 p.m. She will also conduct the noon Good Friday communion service. At the 7:30 p.m. liturgy, the Passion story will be read by three readers. Music by parish choir at all services.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, the Rev. Mark Mooney will lead the Maundy Thursday service of the Lord's Supper and footwashing at 7:30 p.m. The topic is Remember.

St. Peter's (Beard's) Lutheran Church, Old Forge Road, Hagerstown, the Rev. David Baker will be speaking at the 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service on Remembered No More, and at the 7 p.m. Good Friday service on The Day We Call Good.

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, Maundy Thursday services will begin with a covered dish meal at 6 p.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 14106 National Pike, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will lead the Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 14615 Fairview Church Road, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will lead the Good Friday service at 7 p.m. The Easter vigil is Saturday at 7 p.m.

Zion United Church of Christ, this Sunday, the Rev. Gerald Hanberry will speak at the 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday communion service on A Supper of Promise.

Mount Vernon Reformed UCC, Keedysville, a meal at 6:30 p.m. will precede the Maundy Thursday service for Christ's Reformed UCC in Sharpsburg and Trinity UCC in Boonsboro.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Sunday, a community Maundy Thursday service is at 7 p.m. A combined choir with St. Andrew's United Methodist Church will sing.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Maundy Thursday love feast and communion begin at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin will speak on Son of Man, Son of God.

Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Road, Greencastle, Pa., at Good Friday services from noon to 3 p.m., seven pastors will address The Glories of the Cross.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Md. 67 and Locust Grove Road, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner's topic, New and Improved, will be presented at the 8:45 a.m. service. Christian education is at 10 a.m.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, the Rev. Karen Erskine-Valentine will be preaching at the 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday service. Good Friday services are at 3 and 6 p.m.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, the Rev. Jerry Lowans will lead the 7 p.m. Good Friday tenebrae service.

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