Up Coming Events and Meetings

Choir Rehearsal: Choir Rehearsal is held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the sanctuary. 


Bible Study: Our Lenten Bible Study has concluded and regular Bible Study will resume after Easter. See the Bible Study Group page, accessible from the home page of our website, for more information.


May Newsletter: All articles for the May Newsletter are due to Helen Miller by this Sunday, April 21st.


Carpenters Table: Our next date to serve the Carpenters Table meal is Thursday, May 2nd. A sign-up sheet for needed food items and volunteers will be placed in the Good Shepherd Room as the date approaches. Our remaining dates to serve in 2019 (all on Thursdays) are as follows: June 13th, August 1st, September 12th, October 24th, and December 12th. Please contact Kathy Cromwell at KathleenCromwell@comcast.net, 443-331-3160 (home), or 410-456-7672 (cell) if you are interested in helping or have any questions.


S.O.C.K. Rummage Sale: We will be hosting our Spring S.O.C.K. Rummage Sale on April 26th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on April 27th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great time to clean out your closets and bookshelves and support our local school students. We will be accepting donations of Spring and Summer clothing (any size) and used books beginning April 1st in the Parish Hall. We also appreciate any help you can give before, during, or after the sale, whether it be sorting, displaying, selling, re-organizing, or cleaning up and packing away. And you can’t beat the prices so please come and shop! All of the proceeds are donated to the local schools to assist students with school supplies and personal items. If you can help in any way please contact Susie Lawrence at (410) 984-2780 or slawr@hotmail.com. 


Baust Literary Society: The selected book for April is One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. The gutsy heroine introduced here is Stephanie Plum of Trenton, New Jersey, a recently laid-off lingerie buyer who has no job, no car, and no furniture. She does have a hamster, a deranged grandmother, two caring parents, and several pairs of biking shorts and sports bras. Finding work with her cousin Vinnie, she becomes a bounty hunter and scrounges up enough money to buy a gun, a Chevy Nova, and some Mace. The rest is up to you to find out!

In May, we will be reading The Bishop’s Pawn by Steve Berry. On April 4th, 1968, in Memphis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, but by whom and for what reason? Cotton Malone, a young Navy Lawyer, is contacted by the Department of Justice to investigate a stolen rare coin that has the FBI and the Justice Department pitted against each other. It also involves secret files that contain information that could change the history of what happened on that fateful day in April of 1968. Steve Berry has written an exciting and fast-paced action/adventure novel that is thought provoking and full of twists and turns! Give it a try and join us in May to review the book.


Trivia Night: The churches of the Westminster Conference are sponsoring a trivia night to benefit Carroll Lutheran School on Saturday, May 4th, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. The school is located at 1738 Old Taneytown Rd., Westminster, MD. Come and help to raise money for the school and prove you’ve got the brain power to win. This team event will have questions about all kinds of topics. Put together a team of up to 7 people with diverse backgrounds (and ages) so you can work together to get the right answers. Cost is $10 per person and dinner and snacks will be provided. Register in advance at http://bit.ly/CLSTriviaNight. You may also register on the night of the event. For further information, please contact Pastor Chris Frigm at pastor@trinitytaneytown.org.


Caring & Sharing VBS: Taneytown Caring & Sharing is looking for people to form a committee to work on the community Vacation Bible School for 2019. They welcome any new ideas to help jumpstart this vital community outreach program. Anyone interested in contributing to the 2019 VBS program should contact Jane Rodkey at farodkey1@verizon.net or (410) 984-0648.


Sunday School Leader: Cindy Osborne has retired as the Youth Sunday School Leader. We are sad to see her go and thankful for all her devoted time and effort. Anyone interested in stepping into this now vacant position and taking on the responsibility of the Sunday School Leader should talk to Jane Rodkey or Pastor Jeff. For more information on the responsibilities, speak to or call Cindy Osborne at (410) 756-4152 or (443) 340-3107. 


The Prayer Chain: The Prayer Chain has been reactivated. If you have someone who needs prayers, please email Jane Rodkey at farodkey1@verizon.net or call 410-984-0648.  


EBUCC Facebook Page: Check out the church’s newly updated Facebook page. Beth Raver does a fantastic job running and updating the page, so refer to it often. You never know whose picture you may see! Beth is requesting that if any of you are taking pictures that would be nice for the FB page, please send them to her. 


Taneytown Caring and Sharing Food Bank: Each church participating in Taneytown Caring and Sharing has been asked to donate certain food/necessity items for each month. EBUCC has been asked for donations of toothpaste, toothbrushes, and deodorant during the month of April. There is a box located in the Good Shepherd Room for collecting these items. Please note that they can always use tuna fish, peanut butter and jelly, or any kind of cereal if you would prefer to donate those items. Jane Rodkey will take EBUCC’s collection to the Food Bank at the end of each month.


Altar Flowers for 2019: Would you like to honor, celebrate, or remember someone or something which is important to you or to our church family? Order forms for the 2019 placement of flowers on the altar or the piano are available at each church entrance. The forms show reserved and remaining dates to reserve altar flowers. We will take care of ordering fresh bouquets from The Cutting Garden for $40 (cash or check payable to “EBUCC”) or you may supply and deliver your own flowers. Once you have completed your information, please give or mail the form to Susan Hardinger.


Please see Bob Miller if you would like to serve as a liturgist or acolyte. Pastor Jeff encourages both youth and adults to volunteer as liturgist.


Prayer Shawls: Kathy Dull and the Sewing Club have been making prayer shawls that are blessed and then given out to those in need of prayer. If you would like to help Kathy and the rest of the Sewing Club to create more prayer shawls see Kathy Dull or Pastor Jeffry Dull.