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Religion Briefs: Faith Lutheran to commemorate National Day of Prayer

Faith Lutheran Church Pastor Christopher Sperb greets congregational members and guests for the National Day of Prayer in 2018. Faith Lutheran is holding an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2.
Faith Lutheran Church Pastor Christopher Sperb greets congregational members and guests for the National Day of Prayer in 2018. Faith Lutheran is holding an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2. (BSMG)

Faith Lutheran celebrates National Day of Prayer, May 2

On Thursday, May 2, Faith Lutheran Church, LCMS, Eldersburg will commemorate the 68th annual National Day of Prayer by holding an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme for the National Day of Prayer is “Love One Another.”

At noon the Pastor Christopher Sperb will join other religious leaders, of many faiths throughout the nation, by simultaneously reading a special prayer. Dr. Ronnie Floyd is the Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. He oversees the prayer effort on a national level. Immediately following the prayer service, there will be a free showing of the movie, “I Can Only Imagine.” The church will provide prayer stations, an evangelism table with handouts, and light refreshments.

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On April 17, 1952 President Harry S. Truman signed a bill proclaiming an official National Day of Prayer. Traditionally each year the current president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on that day.

Faith Lutheran Church is located at 1700 St. Andrews Way, next to the public library, and can be reached by calling the church office at 410-795-8082 or visit www.faithlutheraneldersburg.com.

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Children’s Chorus of Carroll County to perform, May 5

Bach in Baltimore announced its Cherished Music of John Rutter Concert on Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 3604 Chatham Road in Ellicott City.

According to the news release, Bach in Baltimore is thrilled to join forces with the award-winning Children’s Chorus of Carroll County to perform treasured choral music from the world’s most popular living composer, John Rutter.

Under the direction of Jenna Lebherz Daly and Rachel Morgan Im, Children’s Chorus of Carroll County’s Cantare Bel Canto choir is comprised of about 70 young choristers from 6th to 12th grade. The ensemble has been working on Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” since September 2018.

Mount Zion men’s breakfast set for April 27

The annual Finksburg Community Mount Zion Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will be held on Saturday morning, April 27. The men of the community are invited. The time is 8 to 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be Delmas “Woody” Wood, program director of Community Conferencing of Carroll County, which is a restorative justice initiative offering alternative dispute resolution. Wood has served as chairperson for the Board of the Silver Oak Academy, a residential school for youth involved with the juvenile justice system. There is no charge for the informal breakfast but reservations are requested to Mark Fraser 410-871-3214 or Bruce Carson 410-861-6891 or Pastor Lou Piel 410-751-9049. Mount Zion is located at 3006 Old Westminster Pike in Finksburg.

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Worship and prayer event set for April 27

Everyone in the community is invited to a one-day worship and prayer event for Carroll County on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Reese Volunteer Fire Department carnival grounds. Speakers will include: Mark Sparks, Alex Young, and Patrick Boyd with worship by Jeremy Willet, Josiah Nusbaum and Troy Carver. There is no cost. Food trucks will be on hand for cash meals. For more information visit: www.onecarroll.com.

Faith Lutheran open Vacation Bible School registration

Faith Lutheran Church announces its Vacation Bible School, Miraculous Mission. The program will run Monday, June 24-28, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and is open to children age 3 through sixh grade. Kids will learn about God's plan of salvation from creation to the cross. There will be Bible stories, games, snacks, arts and crafts, music, more. Registration is currently open to children who will be completing kindergarten this year. To register, visit www.faithlutheraneldersburg.com.

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