Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gettysburg parish marks 20 years with local soup kitchen

From Gettysburg-

The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace, a historic Episcopal parish located in Gettysburg in south central Pennsylvania, marked 20 years of close partnership with the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen with an open house event and special liturgy on Feb. 26.

Prince of Peace’s Rector, the Rev. Kate Kelderman, was joined by other area clergy in the liturgy and blessing, which was adapted from the prayers for the blessing of a house from the Book of Occasional Services. A ribbon cutting with the Mayor of Gettysburg officially kicked off the event.

“Prince of Peace is honored to have been the founder of the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen, and we’re constantly blessed by our long association with it,” said Kelderman.

Established in 1991 as a ministry of Prince of Peace, the soup kitchen has been since 1994 a community-based organization supported by more than 25 area churches, more than 15 local groups, businesses and foundations, and countless individual donors, volunteers and sponsors.
Housed since its founding in facilities at Prince of Peace on High Street in Gettysburg, the soup kitchen recently moved next door to “Peace House,” a former Roman Catholic rectory also owned by Prince of Peace. Extensive renovations to Peace House to accommodate the expanded soup kitchen facility were undertaken prior to the move.

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