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Area churches and organizations plan memorial services for Sept. 11


A number of Carroll County churches and organizations will offer memorial services in remembrance of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Services are open to the public. Memorials include:

American Legion Post 191 of Mount Airy will hold a Patriot Day service to remember the victims of 9/11 at 3 p.m. today at Pine Grove Chapel.

The event is co-sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Four Counties Post 10076.

The program will open with the raising of the American flag, then lowering it to half-staff. Post 10076's Loyalty Day Queen Jillian Henson will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Speakers include representatives of the two posts, and fire and police officials.

A rededication of the second monument in front of the chapel that includes the names of William Ruth and Ronald Vauk, who were killed in the attack on the Pentagon, also will be held.

The program will conclude with a prayer, American Legion Post 168 from Thurmont color guard firing three rounds and the playing of taps.

The chapel is on South Main Street. 410-795-6239.

Lazarus United Church of Christ will hold a Harvest Home and 9/11 Remembrance worship service at 10 a.m. today with the Rev. Verna Call's sermon, "Strength in Numbers." Bob and the Boys will provide music.

A Prayer/Healing Service in Remembrance of 9/11 will be held at 7 p.m. today.

The church is at 5101 S. Church St., Lineboro. 410-374- 1304.

Friendship Baptist Church will hold a time of remembrance during its worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. today. Those who died and those who protect our liberty will be honored.

The church also will hold a 9/11 prayer service at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The church is at 1391 Sykesville Road, Sykesville. 410-442- 5506.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Poplar Springs will hold a 9/11 Remembrance Service Wednesday at the church.

A potluck supper will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. before the service at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

The church is at 16457 Old Frederick Road between Woodbine and Mount Airy. 410-489- 4411.

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Manchester will hold a service of remembrance and hope at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The service will honor those who responded to the disasters and those who died in the attacks. Individuals who had relatives who survived and those who visited the sites immediately after the attacks will give testimonials.

The Manchester Volunteer Fire Department will participate in the service.

The church's adult choir will sing the national anthem.

The church is at 3184 Church St. 410-239-6311.

Grace United Methodist Church of Upperco will hold a 9/11 Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The church is at 4618 Black Rock Road. 410- 374-9400.

The Greater Pipe Creek Ministerial Association will hold a Service to Remember, Reclaim and Recommit for the victims of 9/11 at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pipe Creek Church of the Brethren.

The community chorus will provide music.

The church is at 26 Pipe Creek Road near Union Bridge. 410- 775-7343.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church of New Windsor will open its sanctuary for a day of prayer from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Prayers, readings and meditation materials will be available.

The church is at 200 Main St. 410-635-2442.

Caring and Sharing Ministries of Taneytown will hold an ecumenical community service of Remembrance and Hope at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Church of Christ. After the service, a candlelight procession will be held at 8 p.m. to Memorial Park for ceremonies to remember and honor firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians, military and civilians.

The church is on Route 140 in Taneytown. 410-751-1203.

Westminster Senior Activities Center will hold a Memorial and Remembrance program for 9/11 at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The program will feature the singing of patriotic songs, readings and a time for remembering those who died in the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

The center is at 125 Stoner Ave. 410-848-4049.

Mount Airy Senior Center will hold a memorial luncheon to remember 9/11 on Wednesday.

Ryan Richardson, associate pastor from the Church of Christ, will present reflections on 9/11 at 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to wear red, white and blue to show their support of those who died that day and those who worked to save lives.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. for a donation of up to $3.10.

At noon, activities will stop and everyone will say the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer for the nation.

The center is at 703 Ridge Ave. 410-795-1017.

The mayor and council of Mount Airy will hold a brief ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday to honor two residents who died in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

The town will dedicate a small memorial and park area to William Ruth and Ronald Vauk. The park is near Center Street and South Main Street. 301- 829-1424.

Calvary United Methodist Church will hold a Service of Remembrance, Prayer and Peace at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The service will include other local congregations and will begin with prayer at 7 p.m., followed by the service at 7:15 p.m. The church is at 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy. 301-829-0358.

Deer Park United Methodist Church will hold a Sept. 11 Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The community is welcome to share in prayer and remembrance of 9/11. The church is at Deer Park Road and Route 32 in Westminster. 410-848-2313.

Elders Baptist Church will hold a remembrance service Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m. with quiet prayer, then worship at 6:45 p.m. The service will include a brief testimony from a church member who was in Manhattan near the World Trade Center at the time of the attacks. The message will include thoughts on "Where Was God" to looking to the future with God. The service will end with singing "God Bless America" and a procession of flags.

The church is at 1216 Liberty Road in Eldersburg. 410-795- 9481.

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