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Motorcycle Mass to be held Saturday

June 21, 2012

LAPPANS — The Episcopal Motorcycle Ministry will hold a Motorcycle Mass Saturday at 6 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Lappans Road.

The newly-formed ministry, titled “Taking the Church Out on the Road,” invites all motorcycle enthusiasts, family members and the public to a Saturday Motorcycle Mass at 6 p.m.

The informal outdoor service (in case of rain, it will be held indoors), includes readings from scripture, a short sermon, prayers and Holy Communion.

The Rev. Steve McCarty, vicar of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Clear Spring, is the organizer and will preside at the service. It is a cooperative outreach between McCarty and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

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Restrooms are available in the St. Mark’s Fellowship Center.  

Over the summer, there will be four Saturday Motorcycle Masses scheduled at St. Mark’s at 6 p.m. 

They will be June 23, July 14, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15. 

At each service, a free-will offering will be taken to be given to a local charity, and those who attend will be invited to go after the service to a local fast-food restaurant. 

On Saturday, the offering benefits CASA and the group is invited to go to Chick-fil-A on Wesel Boulevard near Valley Mall. 

McCarty, who owns and rides a Harley, welcomes all who may feel that their way of life or style is not accepted by their religious community or who have no religious affiliation but want a way to  worship. 

All are welcome; attendees do not have to have a motorcycle.

For more information, call McCarty at 301-991-4293, send an email to revmccarty@gmail.com, call St. Mark’s at 301-582-0417, or go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

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