Lutheran Church will welcome, install its new pastor Sunday


November 27, 1996|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE CONGREGATION of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church will welcome their new senior pastor at 4 p.m. Sunday at the installation service of the Rev. Richard Izzard.

The service will be attended by clergy from Glen Burnie and surrounding communities. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. It has been more than nine months since St. Paul's had a full-time senior pastor, said John Jankens, chairman of the Call Committee.

Dr. Eric Peterson has served as the interim pastor since the retirement of the Rev. Richard Hase. When an opportunity arose for Peterson to lead his own congregation at Grace Lutheran in La Plata, a sense of urgency was added to the search.

Izzard and his wife, Eileen, come from Zion Lutheran Church in Westwood, N.J. They have three adult children.

St. Paul's is at 308 Oak Manor Drive. Information: 766-2283.

Jingle bell tap

Members of the Glen Burnie High School dance company will tap into the holiday festivities when they welcome Santa Claus at 10 a.m. Friday at Marley Station.

Students from teacher Dianne Rosso's advanced class will perform two numbers this year: a tap dance to "Jingle Bell Rock" and a jazz number set to "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

The full-length holiday show, "A Very Special Christmas," will be presented by members of the GBHS Touring Company at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 in the mall's center court.

Information: 761-8950, Ext. 248.

Trees for nursing homes

It was a celebration of art and the holidays when students from each county elementary school gathered at Glen Burnie Mall on Saturday to decorate 100 Christmas trees.

A group of retired teachers took the decorated trees to four area nursing homes.

More than 500 students, parents and teachers attended the event, coordinated by Severna Park Elementary School art teacher Sue Owens. "The students were given a choice of eight different ornaments that they made on the spot," Owens said. "Each group was assisted by some 'elves' -- high school students from Old Mill, Arundel and Severna Park working on their service learning projects."

Frank's Nursery and Crafts donated the table-top Christmas trees. Crayola, Color Prelude and School Specialty in Columbia provided additional art supplies.

'Camp Read A Lot'

Students at Marley Elementary School weren't telling tall tales last week when they came home with stories of a bear roaming the halls and classrooms.

No, it wasn't a real bear. It was Principal Nina Griffith dressed in a bear suit to fulfill her part of a challenge to encourage students to read during the "Camp Read A Lot" incentive program. A bear is the program's mascot.

Griffith and Donna Redmond, reading resource teacher at Marley, challenged students to read a total of 33,000 minutes for pleasure. Parents were a vital part of the program, said Redmond, from reading at home with their children to visiting the school as guest readers.

By the final tally, students had surpassed the original goal by more than 10,000 minutes, reading a total of 43,776 minutes.

Pub Date: 11/27/96

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