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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | January 20, 2013
Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown on Sunday afternoon hosted an Ecumenical Hymn Festival in honor of the Week of Prayer and Christian Unity. “A worship service and a music concert all rolled into one,” the hymn festival featured hymns from different Christian heritages, including a chant hymn from Roman Catholic tradition, said Wayne Wold, who chose the hymns for the concert. Wold is chairman of Hood College's music department and a former music director for St. John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown, according to the event program.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | August 16, 2004
bonnieb@herald-mail.com WELSH RUN, Pa. - A historic church in Welsh Run rang with hymns that probably were sung there by its first congregation in the 1700s. The Conococheague Institute hosted a Colonial Song Fest Sunday afternoon at the Robert Kennedy Memorial Presbyterian Church. The Bruce and Susan Clark family from Jacksonville, Fla., presented a "Golden Age of Hymns" lecture and recital to a group of about 20 history and music lovers. The high, arched windows and old wooden pews gave an air of antiquity to the event.
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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.
NEWS
August 9, 2007
Hancock Senior Site 126-128 High St., Hancock, Md. Gere Shoemaker, Manager 301-678-7183 Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Today - "How to prepare for a doctor's visit" and exercise with Helen House, 10 a.m.; Bingo, noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 - Hymns on Piano with Shirley Divelbliss, 9:30 a.m.; Balloon Volleyball, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 13 - Hospice bingo with Lisa, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 14 - Needlework, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, noon...
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December 13, 2007
Hancock Senior Site 126-128 High Street, Hancock 301-678-7163 Dec. 13 - "Fruitopia" and exercise with Helen House, 10 a.m.; Christmas party; Bingo, noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 14 - Hymns on piano with Shirley, 9:30 a.m.; Words of inspiration: "Taking a Risk," 10 a.m. Dec. 17 - Quilting, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 18 - Needlework, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 19 - Pokeno, 10 a.m. Dec. 20 - "Water,...
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | January 20, 2013
Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown on Sunday afternoon hosted an Ecumenical Hymn Festival in honor of the Week of Prayer and Christian Unity. “A worship service and a music concert all rolled into one,” the hymn festival featured hymns from different Christian heritages, including a chant hymn from Roman Catholic tradition, said Wayne Wold, who chose the hymns for the concert. Wold is chairman of Hood College's music department and a former music director for St. John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown, according to the event program.
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LIFESTYLE
By BETH ROWLAND | Special to The Herald-Mail | November 16, 2012
Life hasn't always been as good for self-proclaimed "ho odbilly" and Hagerstonian Joshua Morningstar as it is today. Morningstar, 29, said he spent years struggling with heroin and all the darkness and despair that comes with such an addiction. But today, this multi-talented singer-songwriter-musician has much to celebrate: one year of sobriety, a new album, a popular local radio show, an ebook, the arrival of a new baby next month with his partner Tessia Wile, and fatherhood to his two young sons Trey, 10, and Devin, 9, and his stepdaughter Hailey, 11. "I'm feeling happy and blessed," Morningstar said.
NEWS
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.
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Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | June 29, 2012
St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Lappans will host an American Heritage hymn sing Sunday at 9 a.m. in Dorsey Hall of the new St. Mark's Fellowship Center. The center is air-conditioned, has plenty of seating and is fully accessible.  It will be an old-fashioned Sunday morning hymn sing, featuring old classics and new favorites. Attendees are encouraged to bring an instrument and join the band since it celebrates our American musical heritage. Daniel Weatherholt, organist and minister of music, will lead the band, which welcomes guitarists, percussion and singers.
OBITUARIES
April 23, 2012
Mrs. Betty Jane Myers Heckman, 87, formerly of Greencastle, Pa., and more recently a resident of HCR Manor Care, Chambersburg, Pa., died Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2012, at the facility.  She was the wife of the late Richard McKnight Heckman, who preceded her in death Nov. 8, 2003. Born Oct. 9, 1924, in Greencastle, she was a daughter of the late Harvey Ralphard and Clara Belle Cosey Myers.   She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1942. Mrs. Heckman was a member of Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, Hagerstown, where she sang with the church choir.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | November 28, 2009
Growing up in Washington County, Carolyn Winfrey had a lot of music in her life. She took piano lessons and sang and played hand bells at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Hagerstown. But in the past decade, the modest girl from Smithsburg has developed a reputation as a writer of contemporary hymns. The Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is now a pastor serving a Presbyterian church near Wilmington, Del., and earlier this year published her second book of hymns. Gillette's hymns are now sung around the world.
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By MARLO BARNHART | August 30, 2009
RINGGOLD -- It was one of those rare moments in time when time seemed to stand still. And there were 123 witnesses to the phenomenon Sunday evening at the historic Ringgold Meeting House. "It is so nice to have a place like this where the walls sing back to you," said Ronald L. Miller, veteran song leader and choir director who led the assembled voices a cappella in a series of classic hymns suggested by those who attended the 37th annual hymn sing. From the first hymn, "O For A Thousand Tongues," it was as if the singers had been practicing together for weeks.
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November 24, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Historical Society invites everyone to attend its annual Christmas Candlelight Service on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. at historic Harbaugh Church near Rouzerville, Pa. Organist Debbie Zacher will provide music of the season with a variety of traditional hymns. Additional music will be performed by the Rouzerville United Methodist Church Youth Handbell Choir, directed by Pam Hind Rowland. The service also features musical highlights by "7 Mile Road," a contemporary Christian band from Gettysburg, Pa. The Rev. Barton D. Berry Jr., rector of Church of the Transfiguration, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Calvary Chapel, Beartown, Pa., will conduct the nondenominational service.
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By HEATHER KEELS | May 19, 2008
SHARPSBURG - Sunlight streamed in through the open door of the Dunker Church at Antietam National Battlefield Sunday, falling in stripes across the wooden pews as those gathered inside sang hymns copied from a hymnal more than 100 years old. "Today we have attempted to add some flavor of the way Brethren have done things in the past," Lester Boleyn explained as he welcomed participants to the commemorative service, a celebration of the 300th anniversary...
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January 10, 2008
Hancock Senior Site 126-128 High St. Hancock 301-678-7163 Today: "Don't Spill the Beans" and exercise with Helen House, 10:15 a.m.; bingo, noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 11: Hymns on piano with Shirley Divelbiss, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 14: Quilting, 9:30 a.m.; blood pressure check, 10 a.m. Jan. 15: Needlework, 9:30 a.m.; bingo, noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 16: Crafts with Pat Woodal, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17: ...
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