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Religion briefs: Carroll County churches holding Sunrise Services for Easter

There are several options for those looking to start Easter Sunday with a Sunrise Service at one of Carroll County’s houses of worship. A few follow.

Emmanuel UCC holding Sunrise Service

Emmanuel (Baust) United Church of Christ will hold a Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 4 at 6:30 a.m. The service will be at the top of the cemetery hill. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

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The Easter worship will be at 10 a.m. in the church with Communion. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.  The Easter service will also be on zoom. For login information see the church’s Facebook account or the church’s website, ebucc.com.     

The church is located at 950 Old Taneytown Road in Tyrone. The Rev. Jeffry Dull is the minister.

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Deer Park UMC holding Sunrise Service

Deer Park United Methodist Church at 2205 Sykesville Road in the Smallwood area of Westminster will celebrate Easter.

On Easter Sunday, April 4, there will be a Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. in the church pavilion and sanctuary services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. (again with all precautions taken). Holy Communion will be celebrated at all three services.

For more information, call the church office at 410-848-2313 or contact Pastor John Dean at jdpreacher@outlook.com.

Oakland UMC holding egg hunt, services

Oakland United Methodist Church at 5901 Mineral Hill Road in Eldersburg is celebrating the Lenten season and preparing for Easter Sunday.

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The annual Easter egg hunt will take place on April 3 at the church, starting at 1 p.m. Prizes and goody bags provided for participants ages 1 through sixth grade.

Easter Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. at the church hall on Sunday, April 4. A longtime tradition at Oakland, it is usually held overlooking Liberty Reservoir. But because of COVID restrictions, the service will be held outdoors at the church hall, this year. The youth of the church will be participating.

Oakland UMC is served by Rev. Robert T. Wellman. He can be reached at bwellman@oaklandumc.org.

Easter services at Faith Lutheran

Faith Lutheran Church at 1700 St. Andrews Way, Eldersburg, announced dates and times for services during the Lenten season.

Easter Sunday services are scheduled for April 4 with an early Service from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and a late service from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15p.m.

For more information about Faith Lutheran Church, call 410-795-8082.

Rock of Help food pantry open monthly

Ebenezer United Methodist Church will hold the “Rock of Help” Food Pantry for anyone in the community in need of food from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the food pantry building, behind the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, near Winfield.

Ebenezer’s food pantry provides needed food to 40 to 50 families every month. Non-perishable foods, assorted frozen foods, plus a non-food household item are available. Due to COVID restrictions, the food pantry currently is strictly drive-thru. Church staff will put pre-loaded bags of food in your car.

The food pantry will be held the following Saturdays in 2021: March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road.

For information, call the church office at 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, or email eumcwinfield@gmail.com; or visit www.ebenezerumchurch.org.

Thrift Shop at Marvin Chapel opens twice weekly

The Thrift Shop at Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church is still “chugging along” on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting). abiding strictly with the COVID-19 guidelines — masks required, using sanitizers, and social distancing by limiting the number of patrons in the store at any one time.

And, according to a news release from the thrift shop, because they have been so blessed by donations from friends and supporters, they are having wonderful sales. Winter coats are $1 (leather $5), clothing $2 per bagful, brand-new tagged items are 50% off, backroom and many shelved items are 50% off - in fact almost everything in the shop is on sale.

Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 5101 Woodville Road, just north of Md. 144 between New Market and Mount Airy. Church worship service is online at “Prospect-Marvin Chapel”.

The Carroll County Times regularly publishes Religion Briefs about news from local places of worship, from new clergy to guest speakers to special services and classes. Photos are published as space allows and must be sent as JPG attachments, with caption information included. Submit information to bob.blubaugh@carrollcountytimes.com or mail to P.O. Box 169, Westminster, MD 21158.

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