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Churches set memorial services in recognition of Sept. 11 attacks


AS WE REACH the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, people are naturally drawn to remember, to reflect and to honor the people who showed great bravery when faced with unspeakable horror. Many local churches and community groups have planned memorial activities recognizing this sad anniversary.

Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Crofton will honor those who died a year ago, those who worked to rescue others and those who continue to defend our nation's freedom by inviting members of the public to take a meditative walk through the labyrinth in the church sanctuary. The seven-circuit labyrinth, offering a quiet time for personal reflection, meditation and prayer, will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow. Information: 410-721-2313.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Crofton has also prepared a daylong program of remembrance. Mass will be celebrated in the church at 8:45 a.m., the time of the first attack on the World Trade Center last year.

The church and chapel will be open all day for quiet prayer.

From noon to 7 p.m., parishioners will read aloud the names of people killed in the violence of Sept. 11 and will offer Requiem prayers. A evening service of prayer and Holy Communion will be held in the church at 7 p.m. Information: 410-721-5770.

Women's meetings

After a summer recess, the Christian German American Women's Group will resume its monthly meetings Monday at noon in the meeting hall of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Odenton. A silent auction is being planned.

The group is open to all women interested in the German language and culture. New members are welcome. Information: Irene Kucholik, 301-621- 7862, or Karin Jackson, 301-855- 6877.

Golf tournament set

The sixth annual Sue Jaeger Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday at Crofton Country Club. A shotgun start is scheduled for noon. The tournament will be followed by dinner, awards and a silent auction. The fee is $125 per golfer, $40 per nongolfer who would like to attend the dinner.

Information and registration: Dom or Carolyn Finelli, 410-721- 7577.

Fall Festival planned

The Village of Waugh Chapel is inviting local community groups to participate in this year's Fall Festival, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Among the attractions at this year's event will be the Redskins Cheerleader Variety Show.

Information: 410-721-9131.

Chamber cookout

Citizens National Bank in Crofton will hold the annual cookout for the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17. The cookout is free for members of the chamber. Reservations: Mary Bierley at Citizens National Bank.

Information or to offer door prizes: 410-721-9131.

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