Religious events

Posted: March 28, 2014

Berryville Baptist

For the fifth year, Berryville Baptist Church is organizing Operation Inasmuch, a day devoted to helping the community.

It will be held April 5 with 80 of the congregants teaming up to help.

The theme scripture for Inasmuch is Matthew 25:40, where Jesus says “Inasmuch as you did it to the least of these, you did it to me.”

Rose Staples is chairperson (540-303-2199) and pastor is Dan Stanley (540-955-1423).

Saint Luke Baptist

Saint Luke Baptist Church, 17 Liberty St., Berryville, will observe Missionary Sunday at 11 a.m. this Sunday.

The guest preacher will be the Rev. James Jones. Call 540-955-1883.

Sunnyside Presbyterian

The following services will be held at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 1270 North Frederick Pike, Winchester, in observance of Easter:

April 13 — Palm Sunday worship service at 11 a.m.

April 17 — Maundy Thursday worship with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. The service will be a combined service with Burnt Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Patrick Lanaghan.

April 20 -- Easter Breakfast at 9 a.m.

Easter worship service with Easter cantata at 10 a.m.

Relief UMC

Relief United Methodist Church, 5275 Middle Road, will have the following events during the Easter season:

April 17 — Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m.

April 18 — Good Friday children’s activities — 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 2 to grade 5.

April 20 — Easter sunrise service in shelter at 6:30 a.m., breakfast in the fellowship hall at 7 a.m. Freewill offering taken. Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m.

Contact 540-869-5775.

Greenwood Baptist

Greenwood Baptist Church, 779 Greenwood Road, will have gospel singing by the Old Time Way group at 6:30 p.m. April 5. Contact 540-665-0368.

Gravel Springs Lutheran

Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 1870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery, will have Mocha and a Message, contemporary gospel music along with coffee (and other beverages) and desserts, at 6 p.m. April 5 in the social hall.

There is no charge, but a freewill offering will be collected to benefit community outreach.

Gravel Springs, St. John’s Lutheran

The following services will be held at Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 1870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery, and St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3623 Back Mountain Road:

April 13 — Sunday of the Passion with dramatic reading and Holy Communion at 9 a.m. at Gravel Springs and 11a.m. at St. John’s

April 17 — Maundy Thursday worship with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. at Gravel Springs

April 18 — Good Friday worship with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. at St. John’s

April 20 — Easter Sunrise service with Holy Communion at 6:30 a.m. at Gravel Springs, 9 a.m. worship with Holy Communion at Gravel Springs, 11 a.m. worship with Holy Communion at St. John’s

Galilee Christian

The Galilee Christian Church, 1831 Welltown Road, Clear Brook, will host a hymn sing at 6 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. Refreshments will be served.

The church will have Easter sunrise service at 7 p.m. April 20 with breakfast served in fellowship hall. A children’s program will take place at 9 a.m. and Easter worship at 10 a.m.

Mount Carmel Baptist

Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1317 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, will present “Echoes of His Love” at 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 18, and at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 20. It is presented by Phazz One Ministries.

There is no admission charge but tickets are required. Call 540-667-6532 or visit

The Free Spirits of Mount Carmel will take part in a joy night celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday at Lighthouse Outreach Community Ministries, 2109 Sulphur Springs Road, Inwood, W.Va. Also Intimate Prayer group of John Wesley Church in Clear Brook will participate. Call 540-662-2890.

Kernstown UMC

Kernstown United Methodist Church, 3239 Valley Pike, will have a spring concert by the Symphonic Winds at 7 p.m April 6. Guest conductor will be Bryan Kidd, retired from U.S. Navy band. Call 540-667-7298.

Shiloh Baptist

Shiloh Women in Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church, 522 N. Kent St., Winchester, women’s conference for Saturday has been postponed. A new date has not been set.

Contact Paula Johnson at 540-636-1849 or 540-662-1843.

Redland UMC

Redland United Methodist Church, 6540 North Frederick Pike, Cross Junction, will have a Lenten study from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. April 13.

It will be based on Adam Hamilton’s “The Way. We Will Travel to the Holy Land,” retracing the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Child care provided.

Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran Church of Stephens City will have a Lenten Evensong and series of community concerts starting at 7 p.m. Sundays continuing through April 6 at St. Thomas Chapel in Middletown. Call 540-869-4019.

Braddock Street UMC

Braddock Street United Methodist is hosting a labyrinth in the fellowship hall the two weeks leading up to Easter.

It will be open to the public to prayer walk from 5 to 8 p.m. April 12 and 18.

Advent Lutheran

Advent Lutheran Church will host a Lenten Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday and April 9 at The Willows, 1881 Harvest Drive, Winchester.

Our Savior Lutheran

Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 Millwood Pike, Winchester, will hold mid-week Lenten services at 7 p.m. Wednesdays preceded by a youth-group-sponsored soup supper served at 6:15 p.m.

Presbyterian Parish  of the Valleys

Presbyterian Parish of the Valleys will hold an informal Lenten Luncheon-Bible Study series at noon Wednesdays. Bring a sandwich and a Bible. The church will provide soup and drinks.

The theme of the study is “Following Christ to the Cross.”

The schedule is as follows: April 2 — Wardensville Presbyterian Church, 20 Carpenters Ave., Wardensville, W.Va.; April 9 — Second Opequon Presbyterian Church, 107 Miller Road, Winchester; April 16 — Mount Hope Presbyterian Church, 1778 Coal Mine Road, Strasburg. Call 304-897-7372.

Worshipping  Without Walls

Worshipping Without Walls Ministries is meeting at 3042 Valley Ave., Suite 108, Winchester.

The service with communion will be held at 5 p.m. Sundays, led by the Rev. J.E. Carter, pastor.

For information or transportation, call 540-303-0602.

Greenwood/Montague  Avenue UMC

The Greenwood/Montague Avenue United Methodist Church Charge will hold the following services in observance of Easter:

Maundy Thursday service at Montague Avenue in Winchester at 6:30 p.m. April 17

Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. April 18 at Walt Cunningham’s property on Greenwood Road

Sunrise service at Greenwood at 6:30 a.m. April 20

9:30 a.m. April 20 Easter worship at Greenwood

11 a.m. April 20 Easter worship at Montague Avenue

5 p.m. April 20 The Table, Easter service at Greenwood

Bahá’í Faith

The Bahá’í Faith is a world religion that teaches the oneness of God, the oneness of humanity, and the oneness of religions.

The Bahá’ís of Frederick County meet from 10 to 11 a.m. the third Sunday at Centre Meeting House of the Religious Society of Friends on the corner of Washington and Piccadilly streets in Winchester. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Deliverance Ministries Pentecostal Community Church, 5488 Main St., Stephens City will have a free personal finance management seminar at 7 p.m. April 10. Email

Blue Ridge Christian Singles

Blue Ridge Christian Singles meets monthly. Contact 540-323-1565 or 540-323-2183 for dates and locations.

Grace Episcopal

Grace Episcopal Church in Berryville will have a series of Lenten services and lunches.

Each Wednesday at noon during Lent there will be A Service of Noonday Office at Grace Episcopal Church with guest clergy from local churches.

Lenten lunches will follow in the parish hall. Donations accepted.

Guest clergy will include the following: April 2, the Rev. Karin MacPhail of Christ Church, Millwood; April 9, the Rev. Doug Geeting of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, and April 16, the Rev. Dan Stanley of Berryville Baptist Church.

Pray Winchester

Pray Winchester meets from 8 to 9 a.m. Fridays in the recreation room of the War Memorial Building at Jim Barnett Park, Winchester.

Prayers are offered for the community according to 2 Chronicles 7:14. Contact 540-722-4035.

Weekday Religious Education

Virginia Weekday Religious Education hosts fourth- and fifth-grade students in Frederick County for weekly 30-minute Bible classes. Classes are held off school campuses on the WRE bus.

Students can register any time throughout the year. Call 540-247-4628 or visit

Religious events

Religious events are published Fridays. The information is due a week before the event. Email or mail to Frances C. Lowe, life editor, The Winchester Star, 2 N. Kent St., Winchester, Va. 22601.