St. Paul's Lutheran to mark 90 years with Homecoming Sunday


St. Paul's Lutheran Church will continue its celebration of 90 years of service to the community Sunday by welcoming former members, workers and friends to Homecoming Sunday.

"God's Grace: Our Heritage, Our Hope" is the theme for the yearlong celebration.

Activities begin at the 11 a.m. service when the Rev. Ed Nicklas, the son of members Fred and Emma Nicklas, returns to deliver the morning message. Nicklas, who grew up at St. Paul's, is the pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Virginia Beach, Va.

Nicklas was baptized at St. Paul's and attended the church school for eight years. He and his wife, Jane, were married at St. Paul's in 1974 and have two children, Stephen and Janice.

The Rev. Larry Schmidt, a minister of education from 1966 to 1976, will be the speaker at a church dinner at 5 p.m. Schmidt, who is retired, lives in Missouri and works part time with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

For months, members of the anniversary planning committee have been spreading word about the observance to past and present members, notes publicity chairwoman Audrey Jurmu. Events also are planned for Sept. 20 and Oct. 25.

Other committee members are Paul and Jean Dannenfeld, Howard and Betsy Kuehn, Bob and Marilyn Seen and Russ Jurmu.

The committee is selling commemorative items, including a collector's plate designed by church member Gary Martlock that depicts the early church -- started in 1908 on Third Avenue in Glen Burnie -- and the current Oak Manor Drive site. T-shirts, caps and mugs are also available.

For information, call the church office, 410-766-2283.

Evening of dance

There'll be a little night music when the dance program of Glen Burnie High School presents the annual "Evening of Dance" at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the auditorium.

Boasting more than 140 dancers -- the largest high school dance program in the state -- the performance will feature a variety of music and dance styles, including tap, jazz, rhythmic and even boogie-woogie. A performance by the dance club of Marley Middle School is also planned.

Under the direction of teacher Dianne Rosso-Freeman, students will perform 26 dances. Members of all dance classes, the dance club, student choreography class and the very popular Dance for the Athlete class will perform.

Rosso-Freeman has given a few of her students the opportunity to choreograph some of the dances. Senior Terri Moyer choreographed her own solo and a dance club selection. Missy Jordan, also a senior, choreographed her own number plus a number for the Dance for the Athlete class.

In addition to current students, alumni Christine Deguzmen and Stacy Crum have choreographed several numbers.

Admission is $4. Children 10 and younger are admitted free.

For information, call the school office, 410-761-8950.

VFW sale is Saturday

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 434 will hold a flea market and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Joy In Learning Day Care Center, 116 Marley Neck Road.

Proceeds will benefit the group's Shelter From the Storm program and the many youth programs sponsored by the Marley post.

Officers elected last month to the auxiliary were inducted for the coming year. They are: Elly Rohde, president; Marge McNeese, senior vice president; Blanche Rey, junior vice president; Jeanette Kirby, patriotic instructor and trustee; Alice Sigman, chaplain; Doris Moynihan, treasurer; Joan Veechioni, secretary; Alyce Ashwell, conductress; Estalene Harris, guard; Sandy Watts, trustee; and Lillian Linton, trustee.

A separate program for installation of officers for VFW Post 434 was held May 4. The officers are: Jim Starr, commander; Joe Corcoran, senior vice president; Jim Miller, junior vice president; Ray Watts, quartermaster; Dillard Harris, chaplain; Henry Rey, adjutant and trustee; Leslie Ashwell, judge advocate; Ed Linton, surgeon; Buddy Wheeler, trustee; Bill Robey, trustee.

Memorial parade is Sunday

It's "Hail to the Women of the U.S. Armed Services" as the Glen Burnie Improvement Association sponsors the 11th annual Glen Burnie Memorial Day parade Sunday.

The motorized units of the parade move out at 2 p.m. from the parking lot of Harundale Mall. Traveling west on Aquahart Road to Crain Highway, the parade picks up the marching units at Quarterfield Road and Crain Highway, then proceeds north on the highway to the GBIA carnival grounds on Post 40 Road.

For information, call the GBIA, 410-766-6760.

Pub Date: 5/13/98

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