Blessing of animals
In commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals service at 3 p.m. Sunday at 3055 Fairview Road, Woodstock.
An offering will be collected to benefit the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter. Information: 459-4899.
Saumsville Christian Church in Maurertown will celebrate homecoming at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. A covered-dish luncheon will follow.
Bethany Lutheran Church will celebrate homecoming and Holy Communion in recognition of its 146th anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 496 Bethany Church Lane northwest of Columbia Furnace.
Pastor David Drebes of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will preach. Randy Whetzel will provide special music.
A covered-dish meal will follow at the Columbia Furnace Community Club House.
Maurertown Brethren Church will celebrate Holy Communion at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Greater Joy Baptist
Greater Joy Baptist Church will host its annual Deacon and Deaconess Day at 3 p.m. Sunday at 45 E. Strasburg Road, Front Royal.
The guest speaker will be the Rev. Lindsay O. Green, along with his choir from Mt. Morris Baptist Church in Hume. Dinner will follow the morning service.
Strasburg Christian Church will celebrate homecoming at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. Lunch will follow.
St. Matthews Lutheran
St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Toms Brook will celebrate homecoming during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. A covered-dish lunch will follow.
Mt. Hermon Methodist
Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church in Mount Jackson will celebrate its 133rd homecoming at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday.
The guest speaker will be the Rev. Sharma D. Lewis, bishop of the Virginia Annual Conference. Lunch will follow.
The Rev. Barbara Rhodes will be the speaker at the 11 a.m. homecoming service on Sunday at Grace United Church of Christ in Mount Jackson. A covered-dish luncheon will follow.
World Quaker Day
Hopewell Centre Friends Meeting in Clear Brook will celebrate World Quaker Day with a silent worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Inspired by Faith-Witnessing Together in the World.”
Refreshments will follow. Information: 540-667-9114.
Antioch Church of the Brethren will hold a combined worship service with a Love Feast and Holy Communion at 10 a.m. Sunday at 23502 Senedo Road, Woodstock.
An outdoor community worship service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Lebanon Church Community Center.
A covered-dish meal will follow. The meat and drinks will be provided. Information: 465-5456.
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