Two churches to hold morning devotions with gardening...


March 08, 2002

Two churches to hold morning devotions with gardening theme

The Prime Time Society of St. John's Episcopal and First Evangelical Lutheran churches will offer morning devotions, "In God's Garden."

The program will be presented Monday by a master gardener from the Maryland Cooperative Extension.

Lunch (with dessert and beverages provided by First Lutheran) will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will be held at First Lutheran, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-750-1190.

For transportation: Jean Keenan, 410-465-3439.

Youth Ministry to offer Italian dinner Sunday

St. Louis Catholic Church's Youth Ministry will present its 22nd Italian dinner from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the St. Louis auditorium, 12500 Clarksville Pike (Route 108) in Clarksville

Spaghetti with homemade meatballs and sauce, or lasagna, will be available. Soda, coffee and tea, salad, garlic bread and homemade desserts are included. Tickets for the spaghetti dinner cost $7.50; $4 for children to age 11. Lasagna costs $8.50. Proceeds will benefit Youth Ministry activities.

Information: 410-531-6668.

Event to promote Shabbat at Columbia Congregation

Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, will be one of about 750 congregations to present "Shabbat Across America/Canada," an event organized the National Jewish Outreach Program to acquaint nonaffiliated Jews with the fourth of the Ten Commandments: observing a weekly day of rest, or Shabbat.

The congregation invites observant and nonobservant Jews to a traditional Shabbat service and festive meal from 6:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. A tot service for children to age 5 will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by a potluck Shabbat dinner. The Friday service will begin at 8 p.m.

The event is being held in response to the growing rate of Jewish assimilation in North America.

Registration is due Monday for the Columbia Jewish Congregation's second Night Passover Seder at 6 p.m. March 28. The seder, which includes a complete dinner, is open to the public.

The cost is $25; $15 for children ages 10 to 15. Children to age 10 pay $7.50.

Information: 410-730-6044.

Franciscan Friars to offer a day of reflection, prayer

The Conventual Franciscan Friars of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary, 11290 Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg, will offer "The Passion and Death of Jesus in the Franciscan Tradition," a day of reflection on the Franciscan perspective of the mystery, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The event will conclude with the celebration of the Eucharist at 3 p.m. The cost is $35, including coffee and tea and lunch.

A Mass of Healing in the presence of a major relic of St. Anthony of Padua will be said at 3 p.m. March 17. After Mass, a priest will offer private intentions for the sick. Information: 410-531-2800.

Linden-Linthicum holding pancake supper today

Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, 12101 Linden-Linthicum Lane, Clarksville, will hold a pancake supper from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today. Pancakes, Boarman's sausage, chicken gravy and applesauce will be served. The cost is $6, $3 for children to age 13.

Information: 410-531-5653.

Shalom School accepting applications for next year

Shalom School, celebrating its 25th year as an unaffiliated Jewish Sunday school in Columbia, is accepting registration for the 2002-2003 academic year.

The school, which teaches Judaism and the Hebrew language through crafts, music and other activities, accepts children from preschool through second grade.

Classes meet for two hours every other Sunday. Parents are invited to observe a class. Interfaith families are welcome.

Information: 410-531-9105.

Lenten speakers program set at Wilde Lake center

Columbia Cooperative Ministry is holding an ecumenical Lenten speakers program from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, through March 25, at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

The Rev. Michael O'Brien, associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, will speak Monday.

Information: 410-730-7862.

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