Religion News

December 10, 2006

Advent services at Grace United

Grace United Methodist Church will hold three Advent services today at 110 W. Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen.

During the informal worship at 8:15 a.m. and contemporary service at 9:30 a.m., the Rev. Bob Clipp bring the message, "Disruptions."

At the traditional worship at 11 a.m., the Sunday school children will present the Christmas drama, "Isn't This What Christmas Is All About?"

Sunday school is held at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. Fellowship with refreshments will be held in Gilbert Hall after each service.

The nursery and cribbery will be available during the 11 a.m. service.

Information: 410-272-0909.

Grove Presbyterian schedules services

Grove Presbyterian Church, a biblical and multiethnic congregation, will hold worship at 10:30 a.m. today at 50 E. Bel Air Ave. and Old Post Road in Aberdeen.

Sunday school is held at 9:15 a.m.

The Adult Bible Fellowship will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

The church's Thrift Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to noon every Monday and Wednesday, selling clothing for all ages and household goods.

The Deacon's Food Cupboard will be open from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday.

The church offers "Martha's Meal" to the needy in the community from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays in the Monroe Building.

Information: 410-272-0896.

Communion today at St. Paul's Lutheran

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a traditional worship at 9 a.m. and contemporary worship at 11 a.m. today, both with holy communion, at 201 Mount Royal Ave. and Route 22 in Aberdeen.

The Rev. Neal Wirtanen will bring the message, "Clean Things Up, Get Ready."

Sunday school for all ages will be held at 10 a.m. A staffed nursery is available during worship.

Information: 410-272-3111.

`Lessons and Carols' at Evangelical Methodist

The Evangelical Methodist Church of Dublin will present its seventh annual "Lessons and Carols" service at 6 p.m. today at 1736 Whiteford Road.

In the format, music is alternated with Scripture readings.

The object of the worship service is to illustrate the fall of man, the promise of the messiah and the birth of Jesus in seven Bible readings (lessons), interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols and hymns.

The format was developed in Great Britain during the late 19th century. Later, it was adapted and used internationally, the most famous version being broadcast annually from King's College, Cambridge.

Featured in the service are tenor Rob Yacoviello, the EMC church choir, children's chorus, brass and flute ensembles, and handbell choir, in addition to organ and piano.

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