Church to mark its 40th anniversary


November 12, 1998|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AT 9: 30 A.M. SUNDAY, members of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Benfield Road will celebrate their church's 40th anniversary.

After the service, a brunch in the fellowship hall will feature the handiwork of Greg Bauer and Wes Bedsworth, who collected old photos and new videotapes in a video collage.

Our Shepherd's first service was at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on March 2, 1958, and charter member Mike Heazel recalls that many a service was disrupted by fire engines roaring off.

An old Army field organ provided the music. "It sounded awful," said Heazel, "but it was portable."

That spring, the young congregation moved to Severn School, then to Chapel House at Robinson and Holland roads.

The present church was first used Sept. 13, 1964. Classrooms and a sanctuary were added later. Of 74 charter members, 10 remain active.

Bishop George Paul Mocko of the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will lead the service. Two former pastors, the Rev. Donald Sause and the Rev. Donald Poole, and the pastor, the Rev. C. Frederick Eichner, will assist.

Information: 410-647-1658.

Academy open house

Chesapeake Academy opens its doors to families of prospective students from 8: 30 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. today. The school serves students age 3 to grade five. Now is the time to apply for the 1999-2000 school year.

Information: 410-647-9612.

School fund-raiser

Join the folks at Archbishop Spalding High School for the school's annual fall fund-raiser, Main Street Angels, a day of fun, food and fashion from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie.

The fashion show will feature clothes from Annapolis Main Street shops: Avoca Handweavers, Black Market, Evolve Board Shop, Hazel T, Jazoo, April Cornell and White House.

The jewelry comes from Parisi's Diamond Trust of Crofton.

Sponsored by the Spalding parents association, the event also features a hospitality table, cash bar, luncheon and raffle baskets.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $16 for students.

Information: 410-969-9105.

Citrus fruit on sale

It's time for the first sale of Florida citrus fruit by the Severn River Lions Club.

The deadline for placing orders for the first shipment is 7 p.m. Saturday. The club offers a choice of large and small containers of navel oranges ($19 and $11), and tangerines and Ruby Red grapefruit ($16 and $9).

Pickup will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at Severna Park High School.

Orders: 410-647-4551, 410-987-4879 or 410-544-7425 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.; or fax order to 410-647-0440 any time.

Pub Date: 11/12/98

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