Group to portray the Last Supper at Pasadena United Methodist

NEIGHBORS

March 18, 1994|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

A small group of amateur actors has turned its dramatic portrayal of the Last Supper, based on the Leonardo da Vinci painting, into a 20-year labor of love for the congregation at Pasadena United Methodist Church.

The pageant will be at 8 p.m. Palm Sunday in the sanctuary.

Director Jean Peterson remembers well the reluctance of some of the cast members to become involved.

"The guys really had to be persuaded to do it," she says.

"But once they became familiar with the script and began rehearsing, they were hooked."

Nine cast members have been with the group since the beginning.

"After playing a character for so many years you would assume that in some respect it might be stale," she says.

"But it isn't. Once they put on the costumes and makeup, a dramatic change occurs. They bring new life to those familiar words of Jesus and his disciples," she said.

Cast members are Tom Calvert, Larry Chesson, Don LeCompte, George Lentz, Dave Merman, Barry Miller, Noel Peterson, Jay Pinover, Ed Schwartzman, Larry Thomas, Marion Titus, David Watts and Bob Willats.

The Chesapeake String Quartet will provide the musical accompaniment.

The pageant set was designed by Jon Peterson.

The church is at 61 Ritchie Highway. The community is invited to attend.

Information: 647-3090.

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The Chesapeake High School Band Boosters are sponsoring a spring craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow in the school student center, 4798 Mountain Road.

More than 130 artisans will sell handmade items such as Easter bunnies, woodcrafts, jewelry, personalized clothing and baskets.

Free child care will be provided.

Hot dogs, nachos, pizza, crab soup, meatball subs and beverages will be sold.

Information: 255-9600.

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Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road, will have a youth talent service auction tomorrow in the fellowship hall.

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a family square dance and supper. The auction will follow at 7 p.m.

L Proceeds will benefit Methodist Youth Fellowship activities.

Information: 255-8887.

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Monsignor Raymond P. Kelly Council 10966 Knights of Columbus will serve a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at St. Jane Frances de Chantal parish hall.

The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea and milk.

The cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 7 to 14. Youngsters ages 6 and younger can eat for free.

Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit parish activities.

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Lady Luck is sure to be along for the ride as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Company travels up the turnpike to the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City on April 11.

The bus will leave the fire hall on Solley Road at 9:45 a.m. and return at 10 p.m.

Parking will be available at the fire hall lot.

Tickets are $23 a person and include $10 in coins.

A continental breakfast will be served on the bus.

Information: 255-7464.

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The People to Elect Tom Redmond will present an evening of food and fun from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 9 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.

Tickets are $25 a person.

Information: 437-VOTE.

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Magothy United Methodist Church, 3703 Mountain Road, will kick off its lay witness mission weekend tonight at 6:30 with a family lasagna dinner in the fellowship hall. A congregational gathering will begin at 7:30 p.m. Group discussions will follow at 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, small groups will meet at member's homes starting at 10 a.m. for coffee and fellowship. A luncheon is scheduled for noon at the church, followed by group discussions at 1 p.m.

nTC A covered dish meal is planned for 6:30 p.m. A second congregational meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Group discussions will start at 8:30 p.m. The sanctuary will be open for prayer and meditation at 9:30 p.m.

On Sunday, the visiting lay witnesses will participate at the 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services. A farewell luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The mission will conclude on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. with an evaluation, celebration and time for reflection.

Programs for elementary school children will be available during group discussion and coffee times.

Nursery care will be available for children ages 5 and younger.

Information: 360-5974.

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Lake Waterford Park, one of the area's oldest and most loved, is in need of hand and/or power tools in good, safe working condition.

If you have a lawn mower, weed cutter, hammers, shovels, leaf blowers, power saw or other tools to donate, contact the park at 222-6248.

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