After the regular Sunday morning church service, the congregation stepped outside, and in the cold and snow listened to Pastor Gene Renner’s words from the Bible and retired Pastor Ralph Jamison’s prayers.
The congregation sang the hymn “To God Be the Glory” without instrumental accompaniment. Pastor Gene asked all to remember the power of God who has allowed this growth and reminded the congregation that the church will serve God, love God and teach God.
Soil in the shape of a cross had already been loosened to make digging easier in the frozen ground. The first shovelfuls were removed by the pastor, the elders and the oldest member, 91-year-old Alice Swartz.
Megan Broadwater represented the youth. Renner has served as minister of the church for 36 years, including four years at the old building.
Lions to sell ham sandwiches
The Sharpsburg Lions Club will sell country ham sandwiches for $2 each Thursday, March 7. Orders must be called in to 240-469-4674 by Sunday evening, March 3. The sandwiches will be delivered Friday, March 8.
Church to sell chocolate eggs
Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Sharpsburg is selling homemade chocolate peanut butter and coconut Easter eggs for 50 cents each.
To order, call 301-432-6314.
St. Mark’s sponsors caregivers’ lunch
Are you a caregiver for a parent or other family member? St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Road, will begin a monthly caregiver’s lunch for support and fellowship. The first meeting is Sunday, March 10, at 12:45 p.m. in the Boyd Cook Room of the Fellowship Center. Bring a bag lunch and stories to share.
Fire company to hold potpie dinner Saturday
Potomac Valley Fire Company in Dargan, seven miles south of Sharpsburg on Harpers Ferry Road, will hold an all-you-can-eat potpie dinner at the fire hall Saturday beginning at 4 p.m.
Tickets cost $8 per person. Children eat free.
The menu includes chicken, beef and ham potpie, coleslaw, homemade rolls, iced tea and coffee.