Churches prepare Holy Week, Easter services NORTH COUNTY -- Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey



With the coming of Easter, many local churches are offering services.


Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will offer services at 7:30 p.m. on Holy Thursday and 7:30 p.m. on Good Friday. Easter Sunday begins with a sunrise service at 6 a.m. Breakfast will be served between 7 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. (Donations will be accepted.) Worship services will follow at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Communion will be offered at all three services.

* The Ministerial Alliance in Brooklyn and Curtis Bay will hold an ecumenical service at noon on Good Friday, at St. John Lutheran Church, Third and Washburn streets. The sermon is "Sermon in Song," and will be preached by Dean McNamara.

* St. John Lutheran Church, 226 Washburn Ave., will offer two services at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Holy Thursday. Services on Good Friday will be presented at noon and 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday begins with a sunrise service at 5:30 a.m., breakfast at 7 a.m. and services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Sunday School Easter Parade will take place at 10 a.m.

* Brooklyn United Methodist Church, Fourth Street and Pontiac Avenue, will hold its Holy Thursday service at 7:30 p.m. and Easter Sunday services at 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. A light Easter breakfast is available at 8:45 a.m.


Harbor Hospital Center news: The fifth annual Easter Sunrise Service will begin at 7 a.m. The ecumenical service, sponsored by the hospital's Pastoral Care Division, is planned for the hospital's back lawn. In case of inclement weather the service will be moved indoors to the Gruehn Auditorium.

Music will be provided by local church choirs and soloists. A continental breakfast will be served in the hospital cafeteria after the service.

Information: 347-3487.

Kindergarten registration begins today and continues through Thursday at area elementary schools.

* Belle Grove Elementary School, 4502 Belle Grove Road, will accept registrations from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Information: 222-6589.

* Registration for Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Ave., is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Information: 222-6590.

* Park Elementary School, 201 11th Ave., will hold registration for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pre-kindergarten is open to children who will reach age 4 before Dec. 31. Children attending the pre-kindergarten program this year are not required to register for kindergarten. School officials will register them.

Information: 222-6593.

Parents must bring their children's birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residence. Kindergarten students must have four diphtheria shots, three for polio, two for measles, one for mumps and one for rubella before entering school in September. The Anne Arundel County Health Department provides these immunizations free of charge (a $5 donation will be accepted).

Appointments may be made at the Brooklyn Park Health Center on Hammonds Lane by calling 222-6620 or 222-6621. The center is open from 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. An extended immunization clinic has been scheduled for April 29 from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Belle Grove Elementary School news: An Easter Egg Hunt will take place today for the entire school.

* Students who read for the "Book It" program will be treated to a movie and popcorn on Thursday.

Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: It's Book Fair time again. Students will be visiting the book fair today and tomorrow during their assigned times.

The science fair winners have been announced. Congratulations the following students:

* Kindergarten: first place, Billy Murphy; second place, Jason Conwell; third place, Arnita Wilson. Billy's project also was selected for the county mall show.

* First grade: first place, Amber Noseworthy; second place, Jerry McDowell; third place, Justin Dixon.

* Second grade: first place, Monica Jimeno; second place, Shannon Conwell; third place, Barry Wilson. Monica's project also was selected for the county mall show.

* Third grade: first place, Crystal Lucas; second place, Eddie Blouse; third place, Krystal Jackson.

* Fourth grade: first place, Katie Miller; second place, Jody Haupt; third place, Courtney Reynolds.

* Fifth grade: first place, Jeff Gembicki; second place, Brandi Schikton; third place, Tiffany Epperson.

* Sixth grade: first place, Jason Hacker; second place, Crystal Barnhouser; third place, Carrie Zaruba.

The two students who will represent the school at the County Science Fair are Katie Miller, with her project, "What is the Effect of Decomposing Leaves?"; and Jason Hacker, with his project, "What Makes Me be Me."

Park Elementary School news: A PTO meeting and open house will take place tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the media center, followed by a presentation by the fifth-grade students at 7 p.m. After the meeting, parents may visit all classrooms to see displays of students' work.

Congratulations to the following students for their accomplishments in the science fair:

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