Church children donate 'Gifts for Life'

June 14, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • The Sunday school children and adults of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Lappans collected $650 during Lent for the Gifts for Life program. Front row, from left, Morgan Groesbeck, Alison Parks, Julia Matthews, Taylor Massey, Maggie Matthews, Phoebe Meehan, Olivia Whitt, Colin Whitt and Beau Meehan. Back, row, Hayley Groesbeck, Caroline Fraser, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt, Annie Beachley, Elie Nogle and Devon Groesbeck.
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The Sunday school children and adults of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Lappans collected $650 during the season of Lent for the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund called Gifts for Life.

The fund allows donors to choose the type of gift to be made. Classes choose to give a goat, a cow, medical care for mothers and children.

The Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt, St. Mark’s rector, said this type of project helps children learn about how their brothers and sisters live in other parts of the world, and with their gifts, they reach out in love.

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St. Mark’s to host Motorcycle Masses

The Rev. Steve McCarty, vicar of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Clear Spring, will host an evening service of Motorcycle Masses designed for motorcycle enthusiasts at 6 p.m. during the summer and fall.

The Masses will be held June 23, July 14, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15. The services will be outdoors near the McKinley Center on the campus of St. Mark’s Church, Lappans Road. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Visitors do not have to be on two wheels. Following the worship service, participants will ride to a local fast-food restaurant.

‘Gods and Generals’

The Sharpsburg Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp has announced that the film “Gods and Generals” will be shown at the Bridge of Life Center, at 14 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown Saturday at 4 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.).

The epic Civil War film features scenes from the Battle of Antietam, which were not included in the original film version. Tickets cost $10 tickets and are available at the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau Center at 6 N. Potomac St., or can be purchased at the door.

For more information, call 301-791-3246.

Salem Lutheran to hold Bible school 

Salem Lutheran Church, 17626 Bakersville Road, just west of Sharpsburg Pike, will hold a vacation Bible school from June 25 to 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. Registration will be held from 6 to 6:30. 

The Bible school theme “Promise Island” will provide Bible learning activities. For more information, call 301-223-5187. 

Cruise-in planned

The Mason-Dixon Region Automobile Club of America will hold its annual car show/cruise-in, including car corral, flea market on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike. 

Model T driving lessons, food and bake sale will be available. Dash plaques will be given to the first 75 vehicles registered.

Donations/registration costs $8 per vehicle and $8 per car corral space at the gate. All cars are welcome.

There will be no judging.

Many door prizes will be given away.

There will be a display area for Chevrolet cars in celebration of 100 years of Chevrolet.

To register a vehicle, call 1-717-267-0549 or show up before 10 a.m. the day of the show.

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Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be called to Harry Nogle at 301-432-2437 or emailed to

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