Holy Week, Easter services and activities are scheduled


March 27, 1997|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

HOLY WEEK and Easter services and activities fill the calendars of many western Howard residents this weekend.

Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church members hold an agape meal and service at 6: 30 p.m. today. In early Christian churches, spiritual love was called agape -- a Greek word. The feast -- accompanied by Eucharistic celebration -- now bears that name.

Tomorrow, Good Friday, the church choir will lead a 7: 30 p.m. Tenebrae service.

On Sunday, the church will have a sunrise service at 6: 30 a.m., an informal worship service at 8: 45 a.m., and a traditional worship service and Sunday school at 10 a.m. Information: 410-531-5653.

Lisbon United Methodist Church holds a Holy Thursday service at 7: 30 p.m. today. The Lisbon church will join other western Howard County churches for an ecumenical Good Friday service, this year at 1 p.m. at Jennings Chapel United Methodist Church.

Other participating churches include Poplar Springs United Methodist, St. Paul's Episcopal, St. Michael's Roman Catholic, St. Andrew's Episcopal, Calvary Lutheran and Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran.

The Lisbon church will hold a vigil and a sunrise service at Simpson United Methodist Church in Poplar Springs at 6 a.m. Sunday. The church holds a traditional Easter service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Information: 410-489-7245.

Jennings Chapel and Poplar Springs United Methodist churches will hold a joint Holy Thursday service at at 7 p.m. today, an ecumenical Good Friday service at 1 p.m. and a Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. tomorrow, all at Jennings Chapel.

Church members will join Simpson United Methodist Church for a 6 a.m. sunrise service at Simpson on Sunday morning. Jennings Chapel, on Jennings Chapel Road in Woodbine, will have a traditional Easter service at 9 a.m. Sunday. Poplar Springs, on Watersville Road in Poplar Springs, will have its traditional Easter service at 11 a.m. Information: 410-489-7185.

Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church members will gather for a Communion celebration at 7: 30 p.m. today. On Sunday, the church will have an Easter Communion worship at 10 a.m. Information: 410-442-1204.

Glenelg United Methodist Church will hold a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. tonight, followed at 7: 30 p.m. by a candlelight Tenebrae service.

Bring a main dish, vegetable dish or dessert for the dinner. The church will be decked with hundreds of Easter lilies and azaleas for worship services at 9: 30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The choir has prepared music for this celebration. The church is at 13900 Burnt Woods Road in Glenelg. Call 410-489-7260.

St. Louis Catholic Church in Clarksville celebrates the Mass of the Lord's Last Supper at 7: 30 p.m. today. After Mass, there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight.

Tomorrow, church members will recall the Lord's Passion in a liturgy at 3 p.m. Stations of the Cross will be presented in tableau form at 7: 30 p.m., followed by veneration of the Cross. At 7 p.m. Saturday in the church, you may hear a service of music for Holy Week, followed by the beginning of the Easter Vigil at 7: 30 p.m.

You may attend Easter Sunday Mass at St. Louis at 6: 45 a.m. in the church; at 8 a.m. in the church or the chapel; at 9: 30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the church, in the auditorium for a children's liturgy, or in the Parish Center; and at 12: 45 p.m. in the church. Information: 410-531-6040.

Gethsemane Baptist Church on Burnt Woods Road in Glenwood will hold Easter Sunday services at 8: 30 and 11 a.m. The Gethsemane Sanctuary Choir, with soloists and narrators, under the direction of Rev. Bob Simpson will present the musical "All Hail King Jesus, A Resurrection Celebration." Call 410-442-5853.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church holds all its services for Easter at Atholton High School. Mass of the Lord's Supper will be at 7 p.m. today.

At 7 p.m. tomorrow, a Passion service will be held. At 8 p.m. Saturday, the Easter Vigil service will be held. Easter Sunday Masses will be at 9: 15 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Pub Date: 3/27/97

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