By JOE MILLER

Tri County Correspondent

It is a practical ministry. After all, women do, on average, live longer than men. And many older women just aren't as familiar with the workings of their cars as are men. So, in stepped Cambridge Mennonite Church.

Once each year, the church arranges to provide some basic services for the cars of the widows in the Cambridge community. Held on October 21, this year's "Car Wash and Lube" brought together most of the men of the church.

For some, it was an opportunity to use their skills as professional mechanics, in ministry. For others, it was a chance to get out on a sunny, fall Saturday, hoist a bucket and mop and get to work washing the cars.

Those who signed up to take advantage of the annual event brought their cars to Blue Ball Garage and turned over the keys to Senior Pastor Victor Weaver. From there the rest of the operation was conducted with all of the precision of a Ford assembly line.

Cars were first brought into the garage and put on a lift. Within minutes, Nate Weaver, Eric Long or one of the other members of the church were draining and changing the oil. Meanwhile, other cars were lined up for a first-class wash - even the tires got the treatment.

According to Weaver, the ch-urch serviced twelve cars during its most recent event.

Cambridge Mennonite Church is located on Cambridge Road, just south of the intersection of Routes 10 and 322. For more information about the church or its ministries, call Pastor Glenn Esh at 717-768-0532.

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