Services in the church will resume when we can follow all of the Diocese of Maryland’s guidelines and our plan has been approved by the bishop and the Diocese of Maryland. Until then, please worship with us online.
You can join the Diocese of Maryland’s Virtual Service of The Holy Eucharist Each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on YouTube.
ASH WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020
7:30-8:00 a.m. Drive In Imposition of Ashes
7 p.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I with Imposition of Ashes
Annual Shrove Tuesday
With delicious blueberry and regular pancakes
strawberries and whipped cream
chipped beef gravy
juice and coffee
for $7.00 Adults
$4.00 for children
4 years old and over
children under 4 years old are free
ADVENT and CHRISTMAS
BEGINNING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST we will go back to 2 services each Sunday. Traditional, Rite I starts at 8:00a.m. and more relaxed Rite II begins at 10:30a.m.. COME TO CHURCH! LET’S FILL THE PEWS AND OUR HEARTS! Praise to the Lord who makes all things NEW!
SCHOOL SUPPLY COLLECTION: A HUGE THANK YOU TO JENNIFER HARBAUGH, GRACEHAM MORAVIAN CHURCH, PAT PLUM, DON CLABAUGH, and to all those who donated supplies and helped with the distribution of the supplies. Working together we were able to help over 300 children.
VESTRY MEETING : Our vestry will meet on September 18th at 7 p.m.
LOVE TO SING! Choir practice will resume on September 8th, following the 10:30 service. Please consider joining us as we gather to make a joyful noise!
SUNDAY SCHOOL The first day of Sunday School is September 22ndat 10:30 a.m.. It will be a fast paced, Spirit filled, fun morning! There will be games, multiple crafts and a Bible lesson all in one hour. Everyone will make a tee shirt to keep (please wear clothes that can get messy). On that day we will also welcome newcomers into our church family. We are so thankful to have all the newcomers who have become part of our worship and outreach. Please let Pastor Sally know if you have only been at Harriet Chapel for 18 months or less.
FALL FEST will be October 10-12, with a setup day on October 9th. We have started collecting items for our yard sale. Please box up your items and mark the outside of the box with the contents, (i.e. Kitchen, kid’s clothes etc.) then put your items in the storage container behind the church. Thank you.
OUR NEXT DATE FOR BAPTISMS is November 3rd which is All Saints Sunday. Please see Pastor Sally right away if you are interested in being baptized or having a child baptized. Thank you.
SUMMER SERVICES! In July and August we’ll have one service at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday alternating between Rite I and Rite II Services. On the Rite II Sunday’s we’ll also use parts of services from supplemental sources such as Enriching Our Worship and the New Zealand Prayer Book
On June 9th, Pentecost, we’ll have our annual picnic. There will be one service at 10:30 a.m followed by a covered dish luncheon. Hot dogs, hamburgers and pulled pork will be provided. Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert. This is the closing of Sunday School for 2019. Please wear red for Pentecost.
To see a 2 minute video on Pentecost go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5tr4pqWIo4
Anders Scholarship: Applications are available for people connected to Harriet Chapel who are going beyond high school to seek education. The application deadline is June 1st but may be extended if not enough applicants apply. You can get an application in the narthex which is the vestibule at the entrance to the church.
May 18th: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sarah’s Garden Social: music, food, flowers, baked goods, crafts, and activities. This festival was started as a memorial for Sarah Chandler who died when she was 10 years old. Harriet Chapel was Sarah’s church family and so her parents help carry on in her memory by raising money for the church.Come make a blanket for Project Linus that donates blankets to children in hospitals, foster care, and other stressful situations. Families with children can also plant their own flowers to take home. The festival is held alongside The Festival of the Ironworker that will have traditional crafts, demonstrations and a beer garden. For more information go to: https://catoctinfurnace.org/
EASTER SUNDAY: April 21st 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Easter Services with flowering of the cross, joyous Music, Easter egg hunts, and an Easter luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
April 19th, Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. with communion from reserved sacrament.
April 18th: Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m. with hand washing and stripping of the altar. Gethsemane Watch from 9 p.m.-7 a.m. as faithful people watch and pray with Christ. You can sign up to watch for an hour or two. The sign up sheet is in the Narthex.
April 14th, Palm Sunday: Palms Procession and Passion Reading at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sign up sheet for reading parts is in the Narthex (entryway).
April 1st at 7 p.m. : Candlelight Taize Service held in conjunction with Living Waters Inclusive Catholic Community as part of the Thurmont Ministerium’s Lenten Series.
March 21st: Soup & Stations: Lenten Supper of Soup and Bread at 6 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.
March 6th: Ash Wednesday Litany of Penitence and Imposition of Ashes at 7 p.m.
March 5th All You Can Eat Pancake Supper: regular and blueberry pancakes, strawberries, whipped cream, sausage, chipped beef and gravy, juice, coffee and tea! $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children over 5 years old.
March 3rd: Dedication of the Stations of the Cross donated by Bob and Betty Gray at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 17 & 24 The Rev. Barbara Sears will preach and distribute communion from the Reserved Sacrament while Pastor Sally takes time off.
Feb. 10, 2019: Pastor Bill Meier will be our guest preacher.
Feb. 3rd. is Souper Bowl Sunday: We will collect donations in soup pots: bring the change that’s accumulating around your house or bring a dollar or two to donate. All funds go to the Thurmont Food Bank. At noon soup and chili will be served to anyone who would like to have something warm to eat.
Spirits in the Furnace, a candle light walk: Learn the History of Catoctin Furnace through the words of those who worked here while the furnace was in use. Oct. 20th from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. sponsored by the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society and Cunningham Falls State Park. Reserve a ticket at http://www.catoctinfurnace.org
EPISCOPAL VISITATION: Celebrating the Ministry of Small Churches
Oct. 21st. is our Small Church Ministry Sunday with guest Preacher The Right Reverend Chilton Knudson.
The Right Reverend Chilton Knudson will be celebrating the Eucharist, preaching and meeting with the congregation. Here is the schedule:
- 8:30 a.m. Bishop will meet with Vestry
- 9:15 a.m. Service with Reaffirmation of Faith and Reception
- 10:30 a.m. Parish Meeting with Bishop Knudson
- 11:30 a.m. Luncheon ( Please bring finger foods, no shell fish)
- 12:30 p.m. Bishop meets with Rector
Oct. 28th: All Saints Sunday: We’ll observe All Saints Sunday by honoring all those who have gone on before us. Please submit the names of those you would like to have included in the Litany of Saints by Oct. 21st. Forms are in the Narthex.
Nov. 4: Orphan Sunday:Guest Preacher: Angie Dunlevy, International Coordinator of Orphan Sunday for Honduras will preach on ways to minister to orphans, foster children and children in need.
On Orphan Sunday, Christians stand for the orphan. We are a people called to defend the fatherless…to care for the child that has no family…to visit orphans in their distress. From many sources, one voice. Each November, thousands of events will echo across America and around the globe, all sharing a single goal: that God’s great love for the orphan will find echo in our lives as well. For information go to: https://cafo.org/orphansunday
Nov. 11th is Stewardship Sunday when we make a commitment to sharing our gifts of time, talent and resources.
Nov. 20th we will participate in the Thurmont Ministerium’s Thanksgiving Service. Time and Location TBA
An ongoing support group for those overcoming alcohol addiction. This group meets in the parish Hall on Tuesday and Friday nights at 8:00 p.m.
Men’s Bible Study:
This informal group meets every Monday Night at 6:15 p.m. in the church office.
We are a welcoming, friendly, family of Christians who embrace those who have never been to church, those who are returning after time away, and those from other faith traditions.
All are welcome here: God loves and accepts you as you are and so do we.