Nursery school students honor pastor's memory


November 23, 1997|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LITTLE FINGERS pushed 250 tulip bulbs into the earth last week in the courtyard of St. John Lutheran Church.

The 4-year-old students of St. John's Cooperative Nursery School planted them in memory of itspastor, the Rev. Carl W. Folkemer, who died March 16.

The flowers should bloom in the spring, about the time of the anniversary of his death, said school director Jane Soverns.

Soverns said the school is especially grateful to the minister, and planting the garden in his memory was a good way to demonstrate it.

"Reverend Folkemer was responsible for taking in the nursery in 1984 when he was serving as interim pastor. And he kept up his interest in school, always stopping by," she said.

Other projects for the nursery school this month included celebrating Mickey Mouse's birthday and emphasizing harvest and Thanksgiving traditions.

Holiday happenings

A fall field trip, Christmas craft show and breakfast with Santa are some of the holiday activities filling the calendar at St. Philip Neri School.

The first, second and third grades are taking an excursion tomorrow to the Cider Mill Farm in the Elkridge area, where they will be met by Pilgrim-costumed guides. The children will learn about the daily life of a Pilgrim family -- their homes, diet, games and chores, including milking a cow.

The children will be treated to a homemade muffin and apple cider. If the weather permits, a hayride will be included.

St. Philip Neri will hold its Christmas craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school, 6401 Orchard Road, Linthicum Heights. Three floors of crafts will be available.

Food will be sold.

Proceeds will go to the Home-School Association to be used for the school.

Information: the school office, 410-859-1212, or Carolyn Bonolis, 410-761-2194.

Santa is coming to St. Philip Neri to have breakfast with neighborhood children Dec. 14. But he needs to know how many to expect, so reservations must be made by Dec. 4.

Breakfast with Santa, at 10: 30 a.m. and noon, will be in the school hall. Pancakes, sausage and a beverage will be served.

Children will have a chance to make items at a craft table, write a letter to Santa -- or talk to him in person and have their picture taken with him for $2.

The cost is $4 for adults and $3 for children, with those under age 3 admitted free. Send payment, along with the number of children attending, to St. Philip Neri School Office, 6401 Orchard Road, Linthicum Heights 21090.

Thanksgiving services

As part of Thanksgiving celebrations, neighborhood churches invite you to attend the following services:

Linthicum Heights United Methodist, 200 School Lane, 10 a.m. worship service Thursday; pastors are the Rev. Tim Dissmeyer and the Rev. Sharon E. Ford. Information, 410-859-0990.

St. John Lutheran, 300 W. Maple Road, 10 a.m. worship service Thursday; the Rev. William F. R. Gilroy, pastor, and Rev. Gregory S. Clagg, assistant pastor. Information, 410-859-0020.

St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic, 6405 S. Orchard Road, 9: 30 a.m. Mass on Thursday, with gifts of food for the poor at the Offertory; Monsignor Francis X. Zorbach, pastor, and Rev. John L. Lippold, associate pastor. Information, 410-859-0571

St. Christopher's Episcopal, 118 Marydell Road, 9 a.m. service Thursday; Rev. J. Christopher Peiper, pastor. Information, 410-859-5633.

Peace Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer and Ferndale United Methodist Church are joining in a combined worship service and combined choirs at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday at Ferndale United Methodist Church, 117 Ferndale Road. A reception will follow.

The Rev. Allan Traher is pastor of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer on Quarterfield Road, the Rev. Susan Duchesneau is pastor of Ferndale United Methodist, and Rev. Mark Chavez is pastor of Peace Lutheran.

Information: Ferndale United Methodist, 410-761-2880; Peace Lutheran, 410-766-3283; Our Redeemer, 410-766-8778.

Pub Date: 11/23/97

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