Stone to speak at Dunker Church

September 13, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

Stone to speak at Dunker Church

Lincoln scholar and Civil War historian Phil Stone will preach on “Lincoln and Antietam:  Peacemaker or Warrior” at a worship service in the restored Dunker Church at the Antietam National Battlefield at 3 p.m. Sunday.This worship service, sponsored by area Churches of the Brethren, is similar to an 1862 Dunker worship service. This service is open to the public. For more information, call Eddie Edmonds at 304-267-4135 or Tom Fralin at 301-432-2653.

Church to hold Civil War service

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans Road, is offering a service of Prayer and Remembrance, using the 1862 Evening Prayer Service at 4 p.m. Sunday in the church. Hymns from the era will be played on the 1925 Moller Organ. Following the service, there will be a tour of the church and of the churchyard, including newly identified graves of slaves. There is no charge for the service and tour. The public, including re-enactors in period dress, may attend. For more information, go to 


St. Mark’s to host motorcycle masses

Father Steve McCarty will host an outdoor motorcycle mass at 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s Church. Visitors do not have to be on two wheels. Following the worship service, participants will ride to a local fast-food establishment.

Samples Manor to hold fall revival

The Samples Manor Church of God at 2128 Harper’s Ferry Road, near the community of Dargan, will hold a fall revival from Sept. 16 to 23. The services begin at 7 or 7:30.  The Revs. Freddie Lowman, Bobby Hill, Chuck Donivan, Kenny Johnson, Ron Neff, Vaughn Fitzgerald and Bob Ardinger will preach during the week.  Special singing will be held nightly. The Samples Manor Annual Outdoor Hymn Sing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, rain or shine. For more information, call Pastor Kenny Johnson at 304-616-1437 or 301-834-8694 or 301-432-8359.

Church to hold food drive

The Samples Manor Church of God will hold a Food Drive at the church from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Non-perishables only will be accepted.

Museum to celebrate history, heritage

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will celebrate “Antietam History and Heritage” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Guest speaker Paul McDermott will talk about farming in Washington County from 1730 to 1830 at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday. At 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, an actor dressed as Abe Lincoln will be on the grounds speaking about the Agriculture Bill of 1862. The Friends of the Rural Heritage Museum will offer baked goods for sale during the open hours.

Church to commemorate Battle of Antietam

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg, which served as a field hospital during the Battle of Sharpsburg, will hold two church services Sunday. An early service at 8 a.m. will be a spoken liturgy offering holy communion. A 10 a.m. service includes holy communion and hymns. At 1 and 3 p.m., St. Paul’s will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Sharpsburg with a 30-minute program of Civil War period sacred music and a brief talk on the impact of war on our community of faith will be offered free of charge to the public.

Snyder to lead tour

Historian and author Timothy R. Snyder will present a guided walk through the Garnet Jex exhibit in the Washington County Arts Council Gallery at 5:15 p.m. Friday. The Gallery is at 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Snyder is the author “Trembling in the Balance: The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal During the Civil War.” The program is free and includes light refreshments. 

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