Park concert will feature German music


July 21, 1996|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

PARENTS, BRING the children, grandma, grandpa and your friends to today's 6 p.m. concert at Linthicum Park for an Old World good time.

Members of the Heimat-Echo German Band promise they will bring "gemutlichkeit" (loosely translated, good times and warm, happy feelings) to the concert, the third in a series sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights.

Heimat-Echo plays songs of Bavaria, melodic waltzes of Austria and the Rhineland and festive songs of Northern Germany.

Bring chairs or blankets for seating under the trees and a picnic supper, if you wish. Parking is available at Linthicum Elementary School next to the park.

Next Sunday's concert in the Park features the swing music of the Crabtowne Big Band.

Linthicum Park is on Benton Avenue. Turn at the blinking light by the firehouse on Camp Meade Road.

Information: Delores Schuman, 789-7546, or Jo Barker, 859-3308.


Church gets new pastor

The Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church community welcomed a new pastor this month, Timothy Hugh Dissmeyer.

Since his first day, Dissmeyer has been busy getting to know the people in his congregation.

"I've been visiting and also meeting people in different places -- at picnics, swim parties and lunches. I'm getting to know the church leaders, and can see that Linthicum is blessed to have many caring people," he said.

Dissmeyer said he is "interested in getting to know civic association people to find out where we can work together to make a very good community better."

He was born in 1946 in central Illinois and raised in the Chicago area. He graduated in 1969 with a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and went on to the Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., where he earned a master of divinity degree.

He spent nine years as a missionary consultant with the Ecumenical Institute of Chicago, serving in Arizona, Germany and Manila.

Dissmeyer arrived in Maryland in the fall of 1978 and worked in the young adult ministry at the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington. Of his six years there, he said, "I worked with young adults, encouraging them to grow and share their faith with others."

From 1984 to 1989, Dissmeyer ministered at two small rural churches in Baltimore County. During this time, he studied at the Wesley Theological Center in Washington and earned his doctorate of ministry in May 1989.

For two years, Dissmeyer was associate pastor at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Bowie. He comes to Linthicum from Glen Burnie, where for five years he served two churches, Marley and Solley.

He is married and has two children, Nathan, 12, and Suzanne, 10. His wife, Carol, teaches choral music at Perry Hall High School.

Pub Date: 7/21/96

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