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Thanksgiving Eve church services

November 23, 2009

Welty Church of the Brethren, 13465 Greensburg Road, Smithsburg, the annual community Thanksgiving Eve service in the Smithsburg area will begin at 7 p.m. and will be led by the local clergy of the Smithsburg area churches. The Rev. Ron Kurtz will share the evening message. A canned food collection will be received, and the offering will also go to support the Helping Hand Fund of the local Food Bank. The service is being sponsored by the Smithsburg Area Church Association.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, the Hagerstown Area Religious Council is holding an interfaith Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. Artwork from children and adults of various religious faiths will be on display. Music by a choir from area congregations and the Hagerstown Handbell Ensemble. A pie social follows. Offerings and nonperishable food items will be accepted and donated to Food Resources Inc.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, a Community Thanksgiving Eve service will be at 7 p.m. The Salvation Army Band and a guest speaker will lead the service.

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St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 443 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, a combined Thanksgiving Eve service begins at 7 p.m. Pastors from each West End church will participate in the service and a combined choir will present an anthem. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. Nonperishable food items will be received at the service.

A Cry in the Wilderness Ministries, 13194 Monterey Lane, at Steve's Studio/Gallery at Tracey's Corner in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., a Thanksgiving Praise service on Wednesday begins at 7 p.m. Call 717-794-0141.

Salem Lutheran Church, Fairplay, Pastor John Torrence will present a dialogue entitled Luther's Gift at the 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve service.

Valley Assembly of God, 17544 York Road, Hagerstown, the Thanksgiving Eve service begins at 7 p.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, 13722 Blair's Valley Road, Clear Spring, Wednesday at 7 p.m., there will be a special Thanksgiving Service of Praise entitled "Harvest Home."

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Keedysville, the Keedysville community Thanksgiving service is tonight at 7 with the Rev. Jennifer Kokoski, pastor of Salem United Methodist preaching.

St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, a Thanksgiving Eve service begins at 7 p.m.

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, West Main Street, Sharpsburg, the Sharpsburg community Thanksgiving service will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Fralin, interim pastor of the Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren preaching.

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, a community Thanksgiving Eve service will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. John Schildt speaking.

Lily of the Valley Evangel Church, 826 Wilson St., Martinsburg, W.Va., a community Thanksgiving Day service sponsored the Berkeley County Ministerium will begin at 10 a.m. Pastor Curtis Wheeler will share the message, assisted by other clergy. Nonperishable food items will be collected and donated to Loaves and Fishes while offerings will go to C-CAP.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, 14010 Greencastle Pike, Pastor Len Smith will speak on "Thank God for Seniors" 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.

Manor Church of the Brethren, 18511 Manor Church Road, the Williamsport Ministerium's Country Churches group is sponsoring a community Thanksgiving Eve service at 7:30 p.m. In addition to Manor Church, choirs from St. James Brethren, Downsville Church of the Brethren and Downsville Christian Church will also be a part of this service.

Christ Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Pastor McIntyre will speak on "Hope" at the Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. Food items for the local food bank will be collected.

Concordia Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Joel Fridgen will lead the Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. The topic will be "Do Not Forget the Lord."

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