St. Andrew celebrates Pastor Mark Sandell's 20-year anniversary
The Sandell family poses during a celebration recognizing 20 years of ministry at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Williamsport. Shown, from left, are Keith Sandell, Kevin Sandell, Laura Sandell, Annette Sandell, Brian Sandell and Pastor Mark Sandell. (Submitted photo / August 14, 2012)
Sandell and his wife, Annette, who is also the director of Christian education, along with their three sons, Kevin, and his wife, Laura, Brian and Keith, were treated to a covered-dish luncheon after a specially designed worship service.
The service included some of Pastor Mark’s favorite hymns and scriptures, special music by the choir and a skit titled “A Day in the Life of Pastor Mark,” which was written and presented by the youth group.
In addition, various speakers shared the history of Pastor Mark’s calling to the church, how he and his family have touched the lives of those in the congregation over the years and the overall impact his ministry has had both on St. Andrew and in the community.
Gifts were presented from each committee and organization in the church, as well as from the congregation at large, most notably funds for a cruise and an additional week’s vacation in which to enjoy it. Several out-of-town guests and family members traveled to Williamsport to attend the celebration.
Pack 17 plans pool party Saturday
Williamsport Cub Scout Pack 17 will hold a pool party at the Williamsport pool in Byron Memorial Park on Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Any boys interested in Scouting are invited to attend.
Yard sale planned at Van Lear community
There will be a yard sale at Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, 10745 Van Lear Drive, on Saturday, Aug. 25, beginning at 8 a.m.
There will be a lunch stand and baked goods sale.
Spaces cost $10 each. To reserve a space or for more information, call 240-366-8005. Rain date is Saturday, Sept. 1.
Class of 1957 plans reunion
The Williamsport High School class of 1957 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Elks Lodge from 6 to 11 p.m.
Cost is $45 per couple or $25 for single.
All class graduates and anyone who attended school with the class are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call Norma Baker at 301-223-9473.
Cash basket bingo planned for Sept. 9
There will be a cash basket bingo on Sunday, Sept. 9, at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 on Lappans Road. It is sponsored by Vicky Yates, the Great Minnehaha for the State of Maryland Red Feather Council 59, to benefit its national charity of Alzheimer’s.
Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch is at noon and bingo begins at 1 p.m.
Tickets cost $20 each or two for $35. Ticket includes meal and 25 games.
To purchase tickets, call Debbie Robison at 301-797-8138, or send an email to Vicky Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-645-9125. Sept. 1 is the early bird deadline.
Anyone interested in sponsoring or filling a basket should contact Vicky.
The event is open to the public. Attendees must be 18 to attend. No smoking will be allowed.
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