Religion Notes


April 09, 2004

Our Shepherd Easter services at new location

Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold the first Easter Festival Services on Sunday at its new permanent location: 8940 Route 108, Suite D, Columbia.

A traditional service will be held at 8:30 a.m.; a new contemporary service at 10:45 a.m. Contemporary services will be offered regularly at the church on alternate weeks.

Information: 410-730-8765.

Worship group to hold Good Friday service today

The Columbia Cooperative Ministry Ecumenical Worship Task Group will sponsor a Good Friday devotional service, "The Seven Last Words of Christ," from noon to 3 p.m. today in Room 100 of Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

An Easter sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. Sunday near the People Tree at Lake Kittamaqundi. The Rev. Timothy Oh, pastor of New Life Church of Philippi, will speak.

In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.

Information: George Martin, 410-730-7862.

Christ Memorial provides Easter services schedule

Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6410 Amherst Ave., Columbia, will observe Good Friday with a service at 7:30 p.m. today.

Easter worship services will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, with music by the adult worship choir, the hand-bell choir and brass quartet.

A family Easter event, which includes an egg hunt for children from preschool age through fifth grade, is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Each child should bring a basket for the eggs.

Information or to register for the egg hunt: 410-997-8011.

Gethsemane Baptist sets Easter egg hunt tomorrow

Gethsemane Baptist Church, 14135 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood, will hold an Easter egg hunt for the community at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Children through fifth grade can search for hundreds of eggs on the church's 6-acre grounds. Refreshments, a puppet show and face-painting are planned.

Good Friday worship service will be held at 7 p.m. today.

Easter Sunday services, which will include a dramatic presentation by the Rev. Jerry Cooper, the pastor, will be at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Information: 410-442-5853.

Journeys Community sets 10 a.m. Easter service

The theme for this weekend's Journeys Community service at 10 a.m. Sunday is "A Celebration of Easter: Affirming the Cycle of Birth, Death, and New Life."

Journeys Community Services are held in the auditorium on the second floor of Vantage House Life Care Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road, in Town Center, in Columbia.

Information: Harry Brunett,, 410-730-6079 or 410-484-7544.

An eight-week book study group will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the game room at Vantage House. The book is Dear Heart Come Home by Joyce Rupp, a study guide on spiritual development. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays.

Information: 410-788-8490.

Linden Linthicum to hold children's Easter festival

Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church in Clarksville will hold a Community Children's Easter Festival and Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Games, puppets, an Easter egg hunt, face-painting and a visit from the Easter bunny are planned.

Information: 410-531-5653.

`Easter for Kids' planned at Christ Lutheran Church

Christ Lutheran Church, 9808 Davidge Drive, Columbia, will hold an "Easter for Kids" program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at 6330 Trotter Road, Columbia.

Stories, games, crafts and singing are planned. The program is for children from kindergarten through fifth grade. Cheese pizza will be provided.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

Information: 410-715-0610; registration: 410-730-5209.

Holocaust remembrance scheduled for April 18

The Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis will sponsor a Yom Hashoah Holocaust Day of Remembrance, titled "Community Observance for Justice and Humanity," at 7 p.m. April 18 at Beth Shalom, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia.

Col. Irving Heymont, former military commander of the Landsberg Displaced Persons Camp in Germany, will speak.

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

Information: 410-730-4976, Ext. 21.

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