2011-04-14 / Church News

Lutheran Parish To Hold Easter Services

The congregations of the McConnellsburg Lutheran Parish are pleased to announce their schedule of worship services for the upcoming Holy Week and Easter seasons.

The special services will kick off on Palm Sunday, April 17 at 8:45 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 14660 Great Cove Road, Big Cove Tannery. The Sunday School children will provide special music at this service and a brunch will be served following the service. Palm Sunday services will also be held at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 North Third Street, McConnellsburg, and at 11:30 a.m. at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 10987 Little Cove Road, Mercersburg.

Holy Week services will continue on Maundy Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mc- Connellsburg. Holy communion will be celebrated at this service and the altar will be stripped at the conclusion of the service. Good Friday services will be held on Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery.

The Festival of the Resurrection of Our Lord will be celebrated beginning with a special Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 24, at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Mercersburg, which will be followed by Easter breakfast. An Easter egg hunt for children will begin at 10:30 a.m. Easter services with the Sacrament of Holy Communion will be held at 8:45 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mc- Connellsburg, and 11:30 a.m. at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Mercersburg.

All of the services will be conducted by Rev. Christopher Martin, pastor of the McConnellsburg Lutheran Parish congregations. The public is invited to join the members of the parish for any or all of these special services. For more information, contact the parish office at 717-485-4227 or visit the parish Web site at www.mcconnellsburgluthera nparish.org.

McConnellsburg Lutheran Parish consists of the congregations of St. Paul Lutheran Church, McConnellsburg, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, and Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Mercersburg. The parish has been served by Rev. Christopher W. Martin since January 2010. The congregations of the parish are member congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Conference & Ministerium of North America (ELCM). about environmental issues.

Conrad “Dan” Volz is director of the Center for Healthy Environments and Communities at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

He told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he was not fired and has not been under pressure to resign. But he said there is a “basic philosophical difference” between his calling for public health advocacy and the university’s preference for scholarly research.

Volz says drinking water is being contaminated by drilling on the Marcellus shale and is among the critics of “fracking” in which water, sand and chemicals is shot into the shale to free the gas.

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