Around West Hagerstown

October 01, 2009|By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435

120th anniversary

On Sunday, Oct. 11, St. Mark's Lutheran Church will celebrate its 120th anniversary.

The Rev. Quentin Fleming, interim pastor, will join retired pastors, the Rev. Dave Kaplan, the Rev. A. Bernard Coates, the Rev. Ronald Heinze and retired Bishop David Donges in a celebration service at 10 a.m.

A luncheon will be in the church auditorium at the conclusion of the service honoring the past and looking to the future.

All are welcomed to attend. The church is at 601 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown.

Worship service

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, will host a conference-wide worship event Sunday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m.


Bishop H. Gerard Knoche will be the preacher. It will be one of his last sermons as bishop before he retires.

Kathy Barr, St. Mark's music director, will direct the massed choir of singers from many Lutheran churches. Lutherans from congregations in the county will attend.

Christmas in October

Washington Square United Methodist Church, at 538 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown, will hold its Christmas in October flea market and food sale Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fundraiser is being held to help pay for the fire and security system that the church is having installed.

There will be parking in the rear of the church.

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

The menu will include coffee, doughnuts, sandwiches, soup, cake, cookies, hard candy and apple dumplings.

Tables will be set up for the flea market.

For more information, call 301-223-7408.

Chili Cook-Off

On Saturday, the Hagerstown Suns will hold their sixth annual Chili Cook-Off and Music Festival and will be giving away awards and prizes.

The event will be at Municipal Stadium on Memorial Boulevard in Hagerstown from noon to 5 p.m.

The event will benefit the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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