St. Paul Lutheran Church will host the Strasburg community Thanksgiving worship service at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. David Howard, pastor of Strasburg Presbyterian Church, will give the sermon.

Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ, west of Woodstock, will hold a special Music Sunday for Thanksgiving at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Shenandoah Valley Metropolitan Community Church has become a lay-led church. Church members do not need to be ordained to lead in worship and prayer.

Lay leaders are trained as deacons within the church and serve in several parts of worship by reading scripture, leading communion, preaching as called and serving the spiritual community in multiple ways.

Members meet at 7 p.m. each Sunday except the first Sunday of each month when the congregation gathers at 11:30 a.m. The church meets at Centre Friends Meeting House at 203 N. Washington St., Winchester. Information: 571-232-1184, email or

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