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Religion - Civil War church services

September 14, 2012

Dunker Church, Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Phil Stone will preach on Lincoln and Antietam: Peacemaker or Warrior at 3 p.m. Sunday. The service will be similar to an 1862 Dunker worship service. Sponsored by area Churches of the Brethren. Call 304-267-4135 or 301-432-2653.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Boonsboro, will offer a service of prayer and remembrance, using the Evening Prayer Service from 1862, at 4 p.m. Sunday. Hymns from the period will be sung. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt will wear a vestment that belonged to her great-grandfather, a chaplain in the Union Army who fought campaigns in Northern Virginia. Weatherholt will read a poem. Following the service, tours of the church will be given, and weather permitting, the churchyard, including graves of slaves. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, will offer spoken liturgy and communion at 8 a.m., and communion with hymns at 10 a.m. The Rev. Mark Wastler will speak on When War Comes to Our Town. Music and remembrance with 19th-century hymns and music at 1 and 3 p.m.

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