Holy days are chance for family, friends to celebrate


April 04, 1996|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AS YOU SAY your blessings and read the Haggada and hear again the story of the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt at your Passover Seder, my family and I wish you a pleasant holiday and a fine celebration with family and friends.

While Jewish friends celebrate Passover, Holy Week services are planned for western Howard County Christians, starting today. Churches welcome all to join, no matter their faith.

Here are some planned Maundy Thursday services.

All begin at 7: 30 p.m. today, with a few noted exceptions.

Jennings Chapel and Poplar Springs United Methodist churches have a Holy Thursday Communion Service at Jennings Chapel on Jennings Chapel Road in Woodbine. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will hold a Holy Eucharist service at Union Chapel, at Union Chapel Road and Route 97 in Glenwood.

Calvary Lutheran Church on Old Frederick Road in Woodbine will hold a Maundy Thursday service, with Holy Communion and the stripping of the altar. Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church on Burnt Woods Road in Glenwood holds a Holy Communion liturgy tonight.

Members of Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church near Routes 32 and 108 in Clarksville will gather in the social hall at the church for a symbolic meal in candlelight to celebrate the Lord's Supper at 6: 30 p.m. today.

St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, which holds all of its services this week at Atholton High School, celebrates Holy Thursday at 7 p.m. St. Louis Roman Catholic on Route 108 in Clarksville has a Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7: 30 p.m.

Glenelg United Methodist Church members begin Holy Week activities with a potluck dinner at 6: 30 p.m. today followed by a Holy Communion Tenebrae Service at 8 p.m. The church is on Burnt Woods Road in Glenelg.

During the Tenebrae candlelight service, candles will be extinguished until just one remains, marking the darkest hour of the Passion and death of Jesus.

Western Howard County's Ecumenical Cluster includes several churches that join for an ecumenical Good Friday Service each year.

This year, St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poplar Springs will have the service with Stations of the Cross from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.

The Rev. Paul Dawson of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Poplar Springs will give the sermon.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will have a Good Friday liturgy at Union Chapel. Members of Jennings Chapel and Lisbon United Methodist churches will join members of Poplar Springs United Methodist Church at Poplar Springs for a Tenebrae Service at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow. At 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow, Linden-Linthicum United Methodist's choir will lead the congregation in a Cantata to observe the Crucifixion.

The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion will be celebrated at 3 p.m. tomorrow at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church. Stations of the Cross will be presented at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow. Blessing of Easter Foods will take place at 1 p.m. in the chapel Saturday, with no 4 p.m. or 5: 30 p.m. Masses.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church has a 7 p.m. Good Friday service.

Andrew's include an 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service with music at Union Chapel, a Family Service of Holy Eucharist at 9: 15 a.m. at Bushy Park Elementary School, a 10: 15 a.m. Easter egg hunt at Bushy Park, and an 11: 15 a.m. Festival Holy Eucharist service at Union Chapel.

Worship services for Glenelg United Methodist Church Easter Sunday are at 8: 30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with child care available at the 11 a.m. service.

Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church members will gather at the church on Burnt Woods Road for a Festival Easter Communion Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Linden-Linthicum UMC will hold a 6: 30 a.m. Sunday Sunrise Service followed by a breakfast. At 8: 45 a.m. and 10 a.m., church members will gather for worship services in the church.

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday. Be sure to set your alarm ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday evening, so you can be on time for Easter Sunday services.

Pub Date: 4/04/96

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