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Christ Episcopal will hold service at 6 a.m. Wednesday

Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, will be open for quiet reflection beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday in observance of the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies.

Father Richard Ginnever will officiate at the 6 a.m. prayer service, which will also feature music and a homily. Copies of appropriate prayer and self-guided litanies will be available. Beginning Sunday, Christ Church will post prayer boards at the church entrance for parishioners to write the names of people in need of prayer.

Information: 410-381-9365.

Service at Beth Shalom to have Robey as speaker

The Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis will sponsor a Community-wide Service to Remember the Events of Sept. 11 at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia.

Howard County Executive James N. Robey and political analyst Mark Plotkin will speak.

Information: 410-531-5115.

Presbyterian, Catholic churches to mark 9/11

St. John the Evangelist United Methodist-Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church will hold "A Service of Remembrance, Penitence and Hope" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Information: 410-964-1433 or 410-730-9137.

High Holiday services set at Lubavitch Center

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education/Congregation Ahavas Israel, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, will hold High Holiday services this month.

Rosh Hashana (New Year) services will be today, tomorrow and Sunday.

Minchah and Maariv (afternoon and evening services) will begin at 6:30 p.m. today. Shacharis (the morning service) will begin at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow; Minchah/Maariv at 6:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Shacharis begins at 9:30 a.m.; the shofar (ram's horn) will be blown about 12:30 p.m.; Minchah/Maariv will be at 6:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur services begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 with the Minchah service and the Kol Nidre prayer at 6:30 p.m. Shacharis will be at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16, with Yizkor, the memorial prayer, about 12:30 p.m.

Seating is free; donations are welcome. Information: 410-740-2424.

St. Paul's 9/11 service will begin at 7 p.m.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Poplar Springs, 16457 Old Frederick Road, Mount Airy, will conduct a Sept. 11 Remembrance Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

A potluck supper will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Information: 410-489-4411.

Oseh Shalom sets aside hour for 9/11 reflection

Oseh Shalom Congregation, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, will commemorate the Sept. 11 tragedy by opening its sanctuary for memorial prayers, candle-lighting and personal reflection from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Everyone is welcome.

Information: 301-498-5151.

Harvest Baptist services to commemorate 9/11

Harvest Baptist Church, Old Annapolis and Columbia roads, Columbia, will sponsor two services to commemorate Sept. 11.

"Hope for the Future" will be offered at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. "The 9/11 Remembrance Service" will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Both services will feature music, a video and an opportunity to share how Sept. 11 has touched lives over the past year.

Information: 410-997-4992.

Emory United planning service for 9/11 on Sunday

Emory United Methodist Church, 3810 Church Road, Ellicott City, will commemorate the first Sept. 11 anniversary at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Howard County Executive James N. Robey will assist in recognizing the work of local police, fire and rescue personnel and the sheriff's office.

Information: 410-465-6162.

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