St. Paul's Lutheran Church will celebrate the start of Advent, or the Christmas season, with services this week.
The Revs. Richard Hase and James Lag will officiate.
Advent services also will be conducted at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec.4, 11 and 18.
On Dec. 4, at both the 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. services,St. Paul's Day School will participate with choirs, soloists and scripture readers.
The third in a series of Christmas music concerts is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. The concert will feature traditional English carols.
The Dec. 11 service at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. will feature the junior and primary choirs and a "Children's Advent Story."
This is an original work composed by Maureen Griepentrog, a member of the St. Paul's Music Committee.
The Advent celebration at 11 a.m. Dec. 18 will be a chapel service, including worship foradults. The 7 p.m. service will feature St. Paul's senior choir.
The church Sunday school will have its children's Christmas program at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22.
St. Paul's will have a family service at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and a Holy Night Communion service at11 p.m., preceded by a musicale at 10:30 p.m.
Christmas Day Worship and Holy Communion will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 25.
The church is at308 Manor Drive in Glen Burnie.
Dr. Wes Auger will be the guest minister at Bethel Baptist Church through Dec. 6.
Auger, an internationally known pastor from South Carolina who has been active for 52 years in the ministry, will conduct services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The church is at 1001 Stewart Lane, Glen Burnie.
A. J. Bartlinski's Martial Art of Karate at BWI is joining the American Red Cross in sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. to2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at 899-K Airport Park Road in Glen Burnie.
The goal for this year is 100 pints of blood. The entire donation process takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
Proper medical care in the community depends on an adequate supply of blood from healthy donors. Blood is needed for a host of medical problems including trauma,cancer, burns, open-heart surgery, organ transplants, gastrointestinal treatment and kidney failure, RedCross officials say.
Each day the Red Cross must collect, process and test 750 units of blood to fill 95 percent of patient needs of 42 hospitals in the region.
Information: 768-0362 or the Red Cross at 764-4619.
The Glen Burnie Mall and the Glen Burnie Lions and Lioness Clubs will sponsor a Signing Santa for deaf children.
Santa will be appearing from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday Dec. 7 and 14 and from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at center court.
On Wednesday, a local group of deaf children will be signing Christmas carols.
Join the Glen Burnie Mall,the Lions and Lioness clubs in giving
these special children a Christmas memory they will not soon forget.
North Arundel Hospital has the following events scheduled this month:
* The Coronary Club will present a program on "Stress: Can I Handle It?" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 in the professional center's second-floor conferenceroom. The center is at 1406 Crain Highway South in the Pyramid Center Complex.
Information: Claudia Cavey at 761-4002.
* The North Arundel Hospital Professional Center is offering a seven-week SmokingCessation Program beginning Jan. 13 through Feb. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.