Easter, Passover services, egg hunts are scheduled

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Beth Shalom congregation will sponsor an adult education program at 8 p.m. today, with Cantor Abraham Salkov providing Passover music.

The Haggada, the text for the Seder, will be distributed, with song sheets for participation during Seder services.

The congregation will hold its annual Passover Seder service starting at 6: 30 p.m. Thursday at the synagogue.

The Haggada will be used, and foods associated with the holiday will be served. The service consists of Hebrew and English prayers, songs and hymns, and a four-course traditional meal.

Reservations are required for the meal. A nominal fee will be charged.

Beth Shalom is at 2020 W. Liberty Road, Taylorsville. Information: 410-875-2800.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow in the church hall, 3006 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Information: 410-848-7316.

Faith Lutheran Church of Eldersburg is sponsoring a Faith Family Spring Fling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the church.

Free children's games with prizes, face painting, nail art, puppet shows and storytelling will be featured.

Two dozen craft stations will offer hundreds of crafts ready to be made. Refreshments and baked goods will be available for purchase.

Easter egg hunts will be held for youngsters throughout the day: ages 2 and younger at 10 a.m., ages 3 and 4 at 11 a.m., ages 5 and 6 at noon and ages 7 and 9 at 1 p.m.

The church will accept canned food donations for Carroll County Food Sunday. Cash donations also are needed for the church's playground, which will be built this summer.

The church is off West Hemlock Drive next to Eldersburg branch library.

Information: 410-795-8082.

The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by Taneytown Jaycees will be held at 1: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Taneytown Memorial Park. It's open to children up to age 10. Prizes will be given according to age group (up to 3 years, 4 to 6 years, 7 to 10 years). Rain date is April 3.

Plastic eggs are filled with candy for the hunt, with some larger eggs with unexpected treats. Information: 410-751-0480.

St. James' Episcopal Church will hold Palm Sunday services at 8 a.m. and 10: 30 a.m. Sunday with the Liturgy of Palms. Maundy Thursday services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday with a Passover-Seder meal and a liturgy and foot washing at 7: 30 p.m. Reservations are required for the meal.

Meditations and reflections will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. and at 7 p.m. for Good Friday. A Holy Saturday worship will be held at 6: 30 p.m. April 3.

Easter Sunday worship will open at 6: 15 a.m. with a sunrise service in the 1300 block of N. Main St. A festive holy Eucharist will be held at 8 a.m. and 10: 30 a.m. April 4. An Easter egg hunt will be held for children between services.

The Rev. Robert D. Herzog is pastor. The church is at 202 N. Main St., Mount Airy. Information: 301-829-0325.

Westminster Church of God will present the musical "Jesus, the Resurrection" at the 8: 15 a.m. and 10: 30 a.m. worship services Sunday.

The musical features the sanctuary choir, parables, drama, ministry and audience interaction. Robin Herd, tenor from Cleveland, Tenn., will be the featured soloist.

Later that day at 6 p.m., the church will hold an old-fashioned gospel sing. Participants will sing hymns and southern gospel.

Herd will be joined by Martin Long and Steve Livingston.

Families are welcome at both events.

The church is on Lucabaugh Mill Road off Route 27. Information: 410-876-9192.

Greenmount United Methodist Church will hold Palm Sunday services at 9: 30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be held. An Easter sunrise service April 4 will be followed by the traditional service at 9: 30 a.m.

Church school is at 8: 45 a.m. and worship at 9: 30 a.m. every Sunday.

The Rev. Philip Tocknell is pastor. The church is at 2001 Hanover Pike. Information: 410-374-2327.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold Palm Sunday worship with Holy Communion at 8 a.m. and 10: 15 a.m. with the Rev. John Douglas preaching. Church school and Lenten classes are at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Wednesday services include a potluck meal and fellowship at 6 p.m. Lenten worship with communion is at 7 p.m. and Bible study and small groups at 7: 30 p.m.

A Maundy Thursday worship will be held at noon in the chapel and at 7: 30 p.m. Good Friday worship will be at 7: 30 p.m. A Holy Saturday vigil will be held at 9 a.m. April 3.

The church is at 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown. Information: 410-751-1203.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church will hold Palm Sunday services with a celebration of palms and a reading of the Passion story.

Maundy Thursday service will be at 7 p.m. with communion.

Easter Sunday will begin with a sunrise service led by church youth. Morning worship at 10: 30 will be an Easter celebration.

The church is at 200 Main St., New Windsor. The pastor is the Rev. Mary Kay Tottle-Kublawi. Information: 410-635-2442.

The Greater Pipe Creek Ministerium will have a service of "The Seven Last Words of Christ" at noon Good Friday, at New Windsor Presbyterian Church at Church and High streets. Information: 410-848-0573.

Woodbine Recreation Council's annual community Easter egg hunt will be held from 1 p.m. to 2: 30 p.m. April 3 at Saltbox Ball Park on Gillis Falls Road near Woodbine.

Youngsters should bring a container for the eggs they find. Prizes will be awarded in four age groups between ages 1 and 10.

The hunt will include games and refreshments.

Information: 410-795-3332.

An egg hunt for youngsters and a scavenger hunt for older children will be held from 10 a.m. to noon April 3 at Pine Valley Nature Center, Manchester.

The park is at the end of Wilhelm Lane, off York Street, opposite the Manchester Carnival grounds. The public is welcome. Admission is free.

The eggs are being dyed by a Manchester Boy Scout Troop near the nature center.

The egg hunt is planned for children in groups infants through age 4 and ages 5 through 9.

For the scavenger hunt, riddles and maps will be given to teams of children ages 10 through 15, who will search the trails to find a hidden rabbit.

Information: Sharon Hughes, 410-374-4343.

Pub Date: 3/26/99

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