Friday service a soothing source for those who are suffering

At the Churches

May 20, 2011

Healing body and spirit are equally important to believers who congregate for Hope Presbyterian Church's monthly healing services. If you're seeking solace for physical or spiritual pain, walk in to 4748 Shelbourne Road at 4 p.m. Friday, May 20, to experience God's comforting touch.

• Hope's members also welcome you to an outdoor picnic Sunday, May 22, following the 11 a.m. worship hour. Pack a picnic basket, bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of fun. While there, ask about reserving space for the church's June 25 yard sale. The $15 table rental fee is due by June 10.

Glean details about these gatherings from 410-247-4673.

The welcome mat will be out at Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Ave., for these events:

• From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21, church youth and leaders will give every car a sudsy bath on the parking lot. Donations help fund their trip to Creation 2011.

• Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to noon, a United Methodist Men prayer breakfast is planned with an inspirational guest speaker and Christian camaraderie. Charge is $10. Fellas of all ages invited.

Reserve a seat at 410-242-9029.

• Break your fast again Sunday, May 29, at an 8:30 a.m. family meal preceding the 10 a.m. worship hour. Sweet and savory entrees featured.

Call Kathy at 410-242-9029.

Our Savior Lutheran Church, 141 Laverne Ave., hosts an Amazing Auction Saturday, May 21. Preview goods at 3:30 p.m. Bidding begins at 5 p.m. Items include Orioles tickets, crafts, baked delicacies, gift cards for products and services plus some unique collectibles.

Obtain a list at 410-242-2141 or 410-948-3274.

• This congregation needs a power lawnmower to replace the aging one now on site. If you have one in good working condition and are willing to contribute it, call Pastor Kristi Kunkle at 410-948-3274.

Southwest Emergency Services seeks donations of the following items to help area residents in need: staple food products, toiletries, children's summer clothes and cash are priorities now. SWES is open weekdays, 9-11:30 a.m., and Wednesday, June 1, 6-8 p.m. on the parking lot of Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Ave.

Call 410-247-8154.

Recite the rosary with Ascension Church parishioners after every Mass through the month of May, at 4603 Poplar Ave., near Potomac and Maple avenues.

Call 410-242-2292.

History buffs, take note: a Grand Army of the Republic memorial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, May 29, in Lansdowne Christian Church, 101 Clyde Ave.

Speakers from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars, Grand Army Auxiliary and American Legion will set a patriotic tone. A light lunch and lively music will add to this meaningful remembrance.

Call 410-242-4821 or 410-444-9017 for an activities schedule.

Congratulations wing forth from Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church's congregation in honor of member Cynthia Garner.

On May 29, she will receive the prestigious Gold Award from Girl Scouts of America in the Episcopal Church of Elkridge.

Cynthia toiled diligently to compile a detailed history of the community and its citizens, currently on display in the Elkridge Library. Check it out!

St. Clement Church's Eileen Kus released this year's travel itinerary:

• June 10: "Music of the Night," American Music Theater and a Good 'N Plenty banquet, $83.

• July 17: Rainbow Dinner Theater's "Who Goes Bare?" comedy and a buffet lunch, $81.

• Aug. 5: Bargains and sweet treats abound at Green Dragon Amish Market. Smorgasbord follows at Shady Maple, $52.

• Sept. 18-22: Myrtle Beach's all-inclusive jaunt with oceanfront lodging, meals, shows, side trip to Charleston, outlet shopping and more, $495.

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