Thursday, February 14, 2013
Lutheran and United Methodist pastors worked together to provide "Ashes to Go," a mobile Ash Wednesday service, to residents too busy to attend formal church services.
Motorists on their way to and from work or perhaps running errands Wednesday morning were able to do some multi-tasking without planning for it. Thanks to a collaboration between New Light Lutheran and Lodge Forest and Patapsco United Methodist churches, motorists too busy to attend Ash Wednesday services were still able to receive ashes on the first day of Lent. "This morning, I ran out to a couple of drivers stopped in traffic," the Rev. Bonnie McCubbin said Wednesday afternoon. "They didn't even have to get out of their cars." McCubbin, pastor of Lodge Forest and Patapsco, and the Rev. Kristi Kunkel, pastor of New Light Lutheran, offered the mobile ash service as a way of reaching out to community members who either don't belong to a …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
New Light Lutheran and Patapsco and Lodge Forest United Methodist churches to take Ash Wednesday service to the streets.
In an increasingly busy society, much is done to make everyday errands easier for people, from drive-through fast food restaurants to drive-through vaccine clinics and mobile veterinary and car repair services. Now the religious community plans to take advantage of such a service with Ashes to Go. On Feb. 13, Ash Wednesday, New Light Lutheran Church and the Patapsco-Lodge Forest Cooperative Parish United Methodist Church will offer ashes at three different community stations for drivers who wish to stop and receive them, according to a statement from the churches. "We believe that God is not confined inside a church building," the Rev. Krist Kunkel, pastor of New Light Lutheran, said in the statement. "There are many barriers that keep …
Dundalk Knights of Columbus, Council 2942, will hold weekly fish dinners through Good Friday.
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- Marge Neal
Tuesday, February 12
At half-way through winter, thoughts turn to spring, warmer weather and Easter. To kick off the Lenten season, which begins Feb. 13, the Dundalk Knights of Columbus, Council 2942, will hold its "famous" fish fry beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing each Friday through Good Friday, March 29. The meals, with Alaskan pollock, steak fries, cole slaw, rolls, desserts and beverages on the menu, will be offered from noon to 6 p.m. at the council's hall, 2111 Eilers Ave.in Dundalk. Tickets cost $11 for eat-in diners, and carryout service is available for $12 per person. "We're all volunteers; we don't get paid a dime, though we do get all the fish we can eat," fish fry chairman Joe Witomski said with a laugh. "All of the money we make goes to…