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Hagerstown Church of the Brethren
Mar 26 Worship
Take a Moment Prayer: Week of Mar 26
Look for this prayer each week. Take time to pray it each day and know that your church family is saying this prayer too.
Holy Savior, my lenten walk is bringing me closer to the foot of the cross. The walk brings with it moments of remembering exhilarating highs and devastating lows that were a part of your journey to save God's children...which includes me. I would rather avoid remembering the dark moments and jump right to Easter. But I know I cannot do that; for it is the sin of the world...my sin,too...that created the dark valley you had to walk through. Forgive me, Loving Savior. As I remember your pain and suffering, remind me also of the hope I can hold onto when I am faced with desert journeys. I am reminded that with you in my life, the deserts are not the end-all of life; the promise of resurrection and eternal life in your kingdom is. I praise you, my glorious Savior of my soul. Amen.
The Pastor's Pen - March 2023
Recently I read this illustration written by H. Norman Wright, in his book “The Perfect Catch”:
“There is an old legend about three men. Each man had two sacks, one tied in front of his neck and the other towed on his back. When the first man was asked what was in his sacks, he said, ‘In the sack on my back are all the good things friends and family have done. That way they’re hidden from view. In the front sack are all the bad things that have happened to me. Every now and then I stop, open the front sack, take the things out, examine them, and think about them.’ Because he stopped so much to concentrate on all the bad stuff, he really did not make much progress in life....
Food Pantry (Updated Dec 7, 2022)
The first Sunday of every month is Food Pantry Sunday. Bring in your gift(s) of non-perishable food items, place them on the cart as you enter the west entrance, and a volunteer delivers the food to a local food bank.
We thank everyone for their continued support of this ministry to our community!
Just a reminder - all items should be either dry, boxed, or in cans. Please do not bring in anything in a glass jar that could break and injure a recipient or our volunteers.
Updated Mask Guideline (Updated Aug 29, 2022)
Covid guideline reminders. **We ask that if you know, or suspect, you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid, or if you have a temperature and/or you are feeling unwell, that you remain home and worship with us via Facebook.**
We ask that everyone attending worship please observe social distancing guidelines. You may enter and exit through the West Entrance, and exit only through the Washington Street door. Please do not stop on the outside steps to chat and possibly block those entering and exiting behind you. Also, remember to keep a clear path from the building to the sidewalk ramp as we enter and exit at the west entrance. We need to keep that path clear to make it easier for those who have special needs to access the use of the ramp to their car.
Junior Church (Updated Sep 24, 2021)
Junior Church is held in the Fellowship Hall on the 4th Sunday of each month and is open to those in Kindergarten through Grade 6.
Parents may keep their child in worship or accompany him or her, especially if is the child is uncertain about going,