Gospel reading set for tomorrow at Towson church


March 31, 1994|By Reported by Frank P. L. Somerville

Six clergymen -- representing five Protestant traditions -- and a Roman Catholic sister will preach tomorrow during a three-hour Good Friday service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson.

The public is invited to participate in all or any part of the ecumenical Holy Week worship, beginning at noon at the church at 120 Allegheny Ave.

The time will be divided into seven segments, each based on a portion of the Passion narrative of St. Luke. In addition to seven brief sermons, there will be hymns, prayers, silent meditations and anthems by the Trinity Choir, directed by Sally Tarr.

The preachers are the Rev. Fred Weimert of Calvary Baptist Church; the Rev. Avery Penn of Mount Olive Baptist Church; the Rev. George Toole of Towson Presbyterian Church; Benedictine Sister Kathleen McNany of Emmanuel Monastery in Lutherville; the Rev. Leland Mebust of Ascension Lutheran Church; the Rev. McCarl Roberts, a United Methodist minister who heads the Maryland Bible Society; and the Rev. Kingsley Smith, Trinity Church's rector.

Information: 823-3588.

Yom HaShoa

Harvey M. Meyerhoff, the Maryland philanthropist who was chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council between 1987 and 1993 and oversaw planning and construction of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, will be honored during this year's Week of Remembrance in Baltimore.

The community observance of Yom HaShoa will begin with a 2:15 p.m. program April 10 at the War Memorial, Lexington and Gay streets. Afterward, students will lead a procession to Baltimore's Holocaust Memorial at Water and Gay streets, where candles will be lighted in memory of the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust.

Four buses will provide free transportation to and from the downtown ceremonies on a first-come, first-served basis. They will leave the parking lot of Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave., at 1:15 p.m.

Also on April 10, from sunrise to sunset, the Maryland State Association of B'nai B'rith will coordinate public readings of the names of Holocaust victims at many locations worldwide. Kent E. Schiner, a Pikesville insurance underwriter, is president of B'nai B'rith International.

As part of the Yom HaShoa week that ends April 17, Holocaust survivors and people who helped liberate prisoners of the Nazi death camps nearly a half-century ago will speak of their experiences in public discussion programs in 38 homes in the Baltimore area.

During April and May, interfaith commemorations of the Holocaust, co-sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council, will be scheduled in Lutheran, Episcopal, Baptist, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic churches in the metropolitan area.

Information: 235-9006.

Biblical drama

Max McLean, an accomplished actor who has performed in New York, London, Scotland and on the continent of Europe, will give a dramatic presentation of Chapters 1 through 17 of the Book of Genesis at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Preston Street and Maryland Avenue in Baltimore.

Reciting from memory, Mr. McLean makes the stories of the Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah, the Tower of Babel, Abraham and the Promised Land come alive. The free public program is sponsored by the cathedral's Adult Bible Study Group.

Information: 727-1831.


Three days of evening revival services sponsored by the youth of Davis Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 2409 Roslyn Ave. The Rev. Terris King, assistant minister of Liberty Grace Church, will be the first guest preacher.

Next Thursday evening, the Rev. Willie Hilton of Southern Baptist Church will preach, and on April 8 the preacher will be the Rev. Willie Barr of New Psalmist Church.

Information: 664-0106.

Confirmation rally

About 1,800 teen-agers, most of whom have completed confirmation classes of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, attended an annual rally and worship service last Saturday morning in the Murphy Auditorium on the Morgan State University campus. In the next few weeks, each will become a member of one of 725 congregations in the Methodist conference.

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