Archive for Friday, April 2, 1999

RELIGION BRIEFS

April 2, 1999

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Lawrence Jewish

Community Center

The Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Dr., has services at 7:45 p.m. every Friday. In honor of Yom Ha'Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Lawrence Jewish Community Center will present "Kindertransport: Personalizing the Journey: A Conversation with Gail Bronfman," with Rabbi Judith Beiner, moderator, at 4 p.m. April 11 at the LJCC. Bronfman is a local actress, who recently played Helga in the Quality Hill Playhouse production of "Kindertransport" in Kansas City, Mo. A native of Kansas City, Bronfman is an actor, puppeteer and choreographer who also teaches Comparative Judaism, Comparative Religions, and the Origins of anti-Semitism to middle-schoolers at the New Reform Temple. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The next adult education class with Beiner will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon on April 25. The topic will be "The Prayer Service, Part II."

Lawrence Community

of Christ (RLDS)

The Lawrence Community of Christ Mission of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will hold a communitywide Easter service at 10 a.m. Sunday in Brazilian Room D, Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr.

CORE (Care, Outreach, Respond, and Expand) small group ministry is provided weekly for people of all ages in the Lawrence area.

For information, contact Marilyn Myers, pastor, 843-7535, Karen Murphy, (785) 597-5350, or David Woosley, 865-0964.

Heritage Baptist

Heritage Baptist Church, 4340 W. Sixth, will hold its annual 10,000-piece Easter Candy Hunt for all children who attend church Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., and services are at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. For transportation, call 749-7286.

Lawrence Wesleyan

The Easter weekend schedule at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 900 Madeline, includes a Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. today. This service of darkness reminds church members of the power of the light of Christ.

Children's Easter Egg Hunt will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. A caravan will lead participants to the hunt site in the country. Lunch will be served.

Easter Sunrise Service is at 6:30 a.m. Sunday with other evangelical churches at Forest View Ministries, 1/4 mile west of corner of Haskell and 458 Highway. Coffee, doughnuts and chairs will be provided.

Additional services will be at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. John the Evangelist

The Sacred Triduum services at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky., begin today with a Good Friday Lord's Passion service at 3 p.m. and a Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. On Holy Saturday, Initiation Preparatory Rites are at 11:15 a.m., Blessing of Easter Foods is at noon and Easter Vigil is at 8 p.m. Easter liturgies will be at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

The first mystagogy session for newly initiated members is April 12. Those interested in joining the Catholic Church should call 843-0109.

St. Luke AME

St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church, 900 N.Y., will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. Sunday that will include a sermon and songs.

First Christian

First Christian Church's community Son-Rise Service is at 6:30 a.m. Sunday south of Lawrence at the future home of First Church of the Nazarene, 1470 N. 1000 Rd.

The youths of First Christian will attend the DC Talk concert in Kansas City tonight.

An Easter breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. Guests are welcome.

The traditional service at 8:15 a.m. will include a baptism service, and the Praise Team will lead worship at the 11 a.m. contemporary service.

The Rev. Ron Goodman will conclude his eight-week series on "Promises Worth Keeping." His message, "I've Got the Power" will develop the theme "God helping me, I promise to live one day at a time in the power of the risen Christ."

A special kick-off dinner will be Monday night for the first Monday Men's Night, which deals with men's issues and training men to live effectively for Christ. Don Fambrough, former Kansas University football coach, will speak, and Goodman will present plans for the weekly program.

Church leadership, interested members and participants are invited to a vision and planning session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10.

Unity Church

Unity Church of Lawrence will start Easter services with a "Drumming Up the Sun" sunrise service at the Light Center. Bring instruments.

The two Easter services are at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 416 Lincoln. The children's Sunday experience is at 11 a.m.

Course in Miracles will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Unity.

Reiki Night, an opportunity to share and practice, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Unity.

The Noon Prayer group meets Wednesdays.

A Unity Basics Class will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

The Salvation Army

Easter services at The Salvation Army Church, 946 N.H., will begin with a sunrise service at 9 a.m. followed by a breakfast prepared by the Men's Club. An Easter egg hunt for children will be during Sunday school. The morning service will begin at 10:30 a.m. during which Lt. Kirk Schuetz will present the sermon "The Who of Easter."

On Tuesday, the women's group meets at 5 p.m. and the midweek Bible study meets at 6:30 p.m.

Heartland Community

Heartland Community Church, 1031 N.H., will have an 11 a.m. service on Easter. Paul Gray will give the message "Against All Odds" and Janice Yoder will sing, "God Gave the Song." There will be congregational singing and a drama titled, "These Parts." A nursery and a children's class will be available.

No 9:30 a.m. service or Sunday school classes will be held on Easter.

Southside

Church of Christ

The Southside Church of Christ, 25th and Missouri streets, offers Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Pulpit minister Mark Abshier will speak on "Jesus' Suffering and My Life" at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. Evening service is at 6 p.m.

Wednesday night Bible study classes for every age group are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Reading Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Call 843-0770 for information.

First Church

of the Nazarene

On Easter all services will be held at the church's new property at 1470 N. 1000 Rd. Services include a Community Sunrise Celebration at 6:30 a.m.; breakfast fellowship at 7:30 a.m.; children's Easter craft time at 8:30 a.m.; Easter egg hunt and story at 9:15 a.m.; and the musical "Shout for Joy: A Soulful Celebration for Easter" with live appearance of the Apostle Peter at 10 a.m.

Home Bible study groups, studying Discipleship Design and the Gospel of John, meet at 6 p.m. April 11 and 18. Call 843-3940 for location information.

The "Experiencing God" classes on Sundays and Wednesdays are full. The next session will be in September.

A special worship time with Dan Rudman and Turning Point will be at 10 a.m. April 25 at 1470 N. 1000 Rd. A "New Beginnings" barbecue for the community will be at noon.

Lawrence Heights

Christian

Lawrence Heights Christian Church, 2321 Peterson Rd., will begin Resurrection Day services with a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the church, followed by a carry-in breakfast.

Bible study for all ages is at 9 a.m. The 50-Day Spiritual Adventure begins in all classes. Worship, at 10:15 a.m., includes the choir's short concert which includes Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus." The theme of the service will be "Knowing and Walking With the Living Christ."

The 50-Day Spiritual Adventure continues during the week with small group meetings for youths and adults Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Call Mike Bush, 749-1949, or the Rev. Rod Hinkle, 843-1754, for times and places.

Prime Timers meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hy-Vee.

Growing Kids God's Way, led by Dean and Vern Warner, continues at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Child care is provided. Call Vern Warner, 843-9502, for information.

Baha'i Faith

Kansas University Baha'i Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the Kansas Union Regionalist Room.

A Day of Helping is Saturday. Anyone interested in helping a local family with household fix-it tasks and projects should call Scott Jaenicke, 749-5151.

Registrations are due for the Baha'i Spring School Event, April 16-18 at Rock Springs Ranch. This teaching event will feature Dr. Alberta Deas former member of the National Spiritual Assembly.

This week's teaching events are: a Fireside for Seekers and Newly declared believers, for information call 749-5151; the Saturday Night Deepening for Baha'is, and the Short course that is being taught by Karen Kilham and Nancy Sliker from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Ecumenical Christian Ministries.

This week Baha'is pray for peace and a new world order in which war and inhumane treatment of others will not exist.

First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Pkwy., will celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord on Easter with praise, song and special music along with a message from John 20:1-18. The Rev. Nancy Thellman will preach at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. An Easter egg hunt for children will be at 10:30 a.m. on the church grounds. Bring baskets.

The community is invited to attend a special meeting of the Amos Group at 7 p.m. April 17 to hear Meegan Avery, a lay activist on behalf of those who suffer for their faith around the world. Avery has helped the Denver area organize a substantial relief effort for war-torn Sudan. She brings eyewitness information about the human slave trade in Sudan.

First Southern Baptist

"Stop Doubting and Believe" will be the message this week at First Southern Baptist Church, 4300 W. Sixth. The Rev. Tom Stallworth will use John 20: 24-31, as the text for this sermon about the resurrected Jesus' appearance to Thomas. Bible study groups meet at 9:15 a.m. Sunday and worship is at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday evening activities at the church to encourage all members and friends of the church to celebrate Easter day with family, friends and neighbors.

St. James A.M.E.

and St. Luke A.M.E.

St. James and St. Luke A.M.E. churches will hold their annual jointly sponsored Good Friday Love Feast at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Luke, 900 N.Y. Music will be provided by combined choirs. The public is invited.

Cornerstone

Southern Baptist

Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church's Easter service Sunday will deal with why the majority of people consider Easter to be insignificant. The message of Easter is not exclusive to the believing community; in fact, the message is to unbelievers.

The congregation will hold a special sunrise service at 7:15 a.m., followed by breakfast at 8:15 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. at 802 W. 22nd Ter.

Evangelical Friends

Easter services at Evangelical Friends Church, 1601 N.H., will include a sunrise service at 8 a.m., followed by breakfast, and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Cloyce Thornton will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service with Communion. There will be no Sunday evening service this week.

Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

For Thornton's tape ministry, call 843-3149.

Episcopal/Lutheran

Campus Center

Stations of the Cross for the Episcopal/Lutheran Campus Community will be at 7 p.m. today. Holy Saturday Liturgy will be at noon Saturday. The Great Vigil of Easter, followed by party and camp-out, will be at 8 p.m. (not 9 p.m. as previously announced). There will be a sunrise service Sunday at Clinton Lake.

The noon Friday discussion group at the Kansas Union will resume next week.

West Side Presbyterian

The Rev. Dick Pierson will share the sermon "The Empty Tomb" at the 11 a.m. service Sunday at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Dr. The Scriptures are Jeremiah 31:1-6 and John 20:1-18. The choir will sing "All Praise to the King" and "Day of Resurrection."

The congregation will serve Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen at 1 p.m. and an adult Bible study will be at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Lawrence

Unitarian Fellowship

Cosmos and Consciousness meetings for Lawrence Unitarian Fellowship are at 9:30 a.m. the first and third Sundays of each month. Fellowship meetings are at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday will be a Spring Celebration. Wear your Easter costume or outfit. Potluck will follow. Bring a side dish, dessert or bread. Table service will be provided.

Art Lamb will speak on "Journey to Recovery" on April 11.

Centenary

United Methodist

Easter services at Centenary United Methodist, 245 N. Fourth, will begin with an 8 a.m. early service Sunday conducted by the youths and Judy Long O'Neal, assistant pastor. A breakfast will be served 8:30 a.m. An Easter egg hunt will be held for the children at 9:30 a.m. Worship is at 10:50 a.m. will be led by the Rev. Frank Dorsey.

United Methodist Women will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Wanda Kring will present the program. Jan Houk and Annis Stewart are hostesses.

Kids Club meets from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Central

United Methodist

The Education Committee of Central United Methodist Church will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church, 1501 Mass.

On Easter the congregation will celebrate with a sunrise service at 7 a.m. followed by a breakfast provided by the church youths. At 10:45 a.m. there will be worship to consider the Easter story from Matthew 28:1-10 and a sermon "Scream 3 -- the Resurrection. How God Shocks Heaven and Earth. Sunday school classes for all ages will meet to study at 9:30 a.m. Child care is provided. The Greek class will meet at 3 p.m. to consider the subjunctive and imperative moods.

The trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. The Bible study at Drury Place will meet at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Bible study group at Babcock will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday and will view slides of the Holy Land and study the Scriptures. The Chancel Choir and bell choir will rehearse Wednesday. The Rev. Noel Stephens will lead the vesper service at 3:30 p.m. next Friday at Presbyterian Manor.

Immanuel Lutheran

On Easter, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 15th and Iowa, will hear the Rev. Don Miller's life-related message, "The Chains Are Broken!" at the 8:30 a.m. traditional liturgical service and the 11 a.m. contemporary worship and praise service. The youths will serve a breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Sunday school and adult education classes will be shared at 9:45 a.m.

A Good Friday service of Scripture, prayer and hymns will be at noon today; and a "Service of Tenebrae (Darkness)" will be shared at 7:30 p.m. today.

Deborah's Walkers meets for exercise and devotional time at 8:15 a.m. Saturdays at Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets. Devotional time will follow.

Alcoholics Anonymous groups meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday at the parish house behind the church.

Morning Star

Morning Star Church's Easter celebration will be highlighted by a dramatic production, "Speed of Light." This play and dance will illustrate the power of God's love to intercept lives and bring hope. The Rev. John McDermott will speak on the same theme in his message "Come to the Light." An upbeat time of worshiping God with music will be led by Steve Strom. The congregation meets at Sunset School, 901 Schwarz.

For information about a program that pairs teens with college-age adults, call Erik Fish, 550-4785 or Lara Izokaitis, 749-7996.

Christ Community

Evangelical Free

The Rev. Beau Abernathy's message at the 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday at Christ Community Evangelical Free Church, 1449 Kasold, will be "The Easter Story According to Jesus" from 2 Corinthians 8:15.

Sunday activities include: college-age fellowship and study at the Classic Gourmet at 9:45 a.m., children and youths Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., and children's church at 11 a.m. Oasis, AWANA and open home fellowships will not meet Easter evening, but will resume the following Sunday.

Easter Cantata is at 7 p.m. today at the church. An Easter celebration also will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ladies' Bible study meets from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays. Baby-sitting is provided. Nielsen's open home fellowship meets from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, and Men's Discipleship meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The elders will meet Monday at the church. Fisherman's Wharf will hold a coffeehouse style concert for college-age adults at 8:29 p.m. next Friday. The band will be Beggar's Table.

Redeemer Lutheran

The Rev. J.W. Watson will preach John 20:1-18 at both services on Easter at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 Lawrence Ave. The sermon theme will be "All Things New," and the order of worship for the 7 a.m. sunrise service and 10:45 a.m. service will be from the Lutheran Hymnal with Holy Communion. An Easter breakfast will be served by the youth group. There will be no Sunday school or adult Bible study.

Midweek and women's Bible study will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsal is at 7:30 p.m.

Antioch Baptist

The service this Sunday at Antioch Baptist Church, 1127 Iowa, will focus on a biblical response to Jesus' Resurrection. The evening service will continue the study of prayer.

Clinton Parkway

Assembly of God

A special Good Friday service, "We Survey the Wondrous Cross" is at 7 p.m. today at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Pkwy. The program, directed by Paula Mickley, depicts the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. It will include Holy Communion, music, Scripture and meditation.

Super Saturday for children age 3 through sixth grade (3 year olds must be accompanied by an adult) will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. There will be music and action choruses directed by children's pastors Hans and Jodi Pfadt. Child specialist Gayle Starnes, Wichita, will share illustrated Bible stories through puppetry. The morning will conclude with an Easter egg hunt.

Sunday school classes are at 9 a.m. Sunday. A praise and worship celebration of the Resurrection, with the sanctuary choir presenting special music, will be at 10 a.m. Guest musicians will be the Rev. and Mrs. Paul Sims of Kansas City, Mo. Children's church activities are held simultaneously with the adult worship service.

The video, "Resurrection," based on the recent writing of Max Lucado, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Lawrence

Free Methodist

Fellowship begins at 9 a.m. Easter at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave., with a continental breakfast followed by 10 a.m. worship. Sue Iverson will present the children's sermon, "The Easter Stone." The Rev. David Foster will present the morning sermon, "The Stone is Rolled Away."

The children's ministries program midweek club, CLC, is from 6:45 p.m. to 8 pm. Wednesdays at the church. The club is for children pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. There are classes for all ages of children during the Sunday school hour, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Kingdom Kids Choir is open to children first grade through sixth grade and meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sundays.

Two new classes will start at 9:30 a.m. April 11. Tom Hoisington and Gary Ruckman will teach a class on the books of 1 and 2 Peter. Marilyn Hubbard will begin a study on Revelation 1 through 3.

The Divorce Care support group meets at 9 a.m. Sundays.

First United Methodist

The Rev. Virgil Brady's sermon for Easter will be "Looking for Resurrections," at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. Easter music will be presented at services at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Chancel Choir will sing "Alleluia" by Libby Larsen, "Lord of the Dance" with a liturgical dance group, and the "Hallelujah Chorus" by G.F. Handel. The Celebration Ringers will present "Rondo Passacaglia" by Cynthia Dobrinski. At 9:30 a.m., the music will be provided by the Mid-Morning Worship Team, the Youth Choir and a handbell quintet. At 11 a.m. the Children's Choir and Canticle Ringers will present "Now the Green Blade Rises."

During April, First United Methodist will collect nonperishable food items to be donated to Lawrence food banks.

A basic Bible study group has formed out of the Lenten Bible study group. The new study group, for anyone who has not been in a formal study group because they felt unfamiliar with the Bible, will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 202. For information, contact Pattie Johnston in the church office, 841-7500.

Trinity Episcopal

A spoken Easter Eucharist with hymns will be at 7:45 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., and a Choral Festival Eucharist will be at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Tom Momberg will preach. There will be no Christian education classes. The nursery opens at 10 a.m., and an egg hunt will follow the late service Sunday.

Jubilee Cafe, a free sit-down breakfast, will serve from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. today and Tuesday in the parish hall.

Good Friday Stations of the Cross will be at noon in the church and a Good Friday liturgy, with the Rev. Carolyn Graham preaching, will be at 7 p.m. in the church.

The Great Vigil of Easter, with baptisms and Momberg preaching, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in the church.

The church office will be closed Monday.

Wednesdays at Trinity, without Eucharist, will meet at 6 p.m.

Eucharist with unction will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the chapel. The Rev. Kelly Demo will celebrate.

Morning prayer is offered at 9:15 a.m. Monday through Thursday in the chapel.

A continuation of "Remembering Trinity: Past, Present, and Future" will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. next Friday in the parish hall.

The workshop "The Covenant Relationship between the Congregation and the Rector" will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 10 in the parish hall. Lunch will be available for a fee.

Holiday Hills

Church of the Nazarene

The Holiday Hills Church of the Nazarene, 1020 Kasold, will hold its 13th annual Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. Sunday at Wells Overlook. Easter breakfast will follow at about 7:45 a.m. at the church. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. and Easter worship service at 10:55 a.m. For information call Clifford Smith, 842-0401, or the Rev. Lynn Witters, 843-4588.

Plymouth

Congregational

Three Easter services are planned at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. The Rev. Peter Luckey will preach at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on "" Will Raise You Up." Luckey's Easter sermon will celebrate not so much a body that was raised long ago, but how all of us can be raised to full life itself. Communion will be offered at the 8 a.m. service and there will be special music by the Plymouth Ringers and Brian Frutiger, tenor soloist. The Cherub Choir will present its annual Easter mini-concert at 9:20 a.m. in the sanctuary. The 10 a.m. service will feature the bell choir, the chancel choir -- singing selections by Beethoven and Randall Thompson -- and the Festival Brass from Kansas University. The 11:30 a.m. service will be led by the ninth grade confirmation class. Fellowship hours will be held at both 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in the Mayflower Room.

Indian Hills

Church of God

The Easter message the Rev. Bill Kimbel will share Sunday is "The Ultimate Promise Keeper," at Indian Hills Church of God, Louisiana and 29th Street Terrace. This will be the launch of the 50-Day Spiritual Adventure, "Living What We Say We Believe." Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship is at 10:45 a.m.

Christian Science

The Bible lesson-sermon at the Christian Science Church, 1701 Mass., is "Unreality." The Sunday service is at 11 a.m. Sunday school for young people up to the age of 20 meets at 9:30 a.m. The radio edition of the Christian Science Sentinel is at 7:30 a.m. Sunday on KLWN 1320 AM.

A Wednesday meeting is at 7:30 p.m.

Peace Mennonite

A Good Friday Tenebrae service will be at 8 p.m. today at Peace Mennonite Church. Contemplative music, silence, readings of the Passion of Christ in a number of languages and prayers will comprise this symbolic service in which the candles are steadily extinguished until the congregation sits in darkness. Call the church, 841-8614, for information.

A sunrise service will be at 6:40 a.m. in the countryside. Call the church office for directions. At 9:15 a.m. the congregation will gather at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread, for breakfast. Bring fruit, rolls or other food to share and tableware.

At 10:30 a.m. Easter, the congregation will gather for a festive celebration of the Resurrection of Christ. During the service a children's choir will sing and Communion will be shared. "Out of Flatland" will be the title of the Rev. Rod Stafford's Easter sermon. Childcare will be provided.

There will be no church school this week.

St. Margaret's Episcopal

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 964 U.S. Highway 40, will mark Good Friday with a liturgy with Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament at noon today. There will also be a service of reflections, meditations and prayers beginning at 6 p.m. The reflections will be based upon the book "The Day Christ Died" by Jim Bishop.

The Great Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter will be at 7 p.m. Saturday; the service will include the lighting of the Great Fire and the renewal of baptismal vows.

Easter will be celebrated with a traditional Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. and contemporary Eucharists with music at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The celebrant at all services will be the Rev. Darrel Proffitt. An Easter egg hunt will follow the 10:30 a.m. service.

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the church. The Christian Education Team will meet at 7 p.m. Monday.

Children's choir practice beings at 4:30 p.m. and the adult choir practices at 7 p.m. Thursday.

St. Margaret's will host a West Side Folk concert at 7:30 p.m. next Friday. For information, call West Side Folk, 842-1163.

Morning prayer will be read Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. Evening prayer is read at 4:15 p.m. Fridays, except on Good Friday.

The parish office is closed today and Monday.

Eastern Orthodox

Eastern Orthodox Holy Week begins Sunday and culminates with the celebration of Pascha (Easter) on the night of April 10. Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church, 2516 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka, will celebrate Palm Sunday with Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m., followed by an outdoor procession. A festive fish luncheon follows the service.

Bridegroom Orthros will be served at 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The service of holy unction is at 7 p.m. Holy Wednesday. A 10 a.m. Vesperal Liturgy on Thursday commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist. That evening, the betrayal and crucifixion of Christ will be presented in the service of the Twelve Passion Gospels beginning at 7 p.m.

Great and Holy Friday services next Friday begin with Royal Hours at 10 a.m., followed by vespers and the taking down of Christ from the cross at 3 p.m. The psalter will be read until 7 p.m., when the burial service begins.

The first Resurrection Liturgy is at 10 a.m. April 10. The vigil of Pascha begins at 11:30 p.m. followed by the Rush Procession and outdoor proclamation of the Resurrection at midnight. The celebration of the Divine Liturgy of Pascha will be followed by a festal dinner for parishioners and guests.

For information, call the church, (785) 354-7718, or Tony Jacobs of the St. Laurence Orthodox Christian Fellowship, 832-1253.

Ninth Street

Missionary Baptist

Easter activities at Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church, 847 Ohio, include breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.; Sunday school, "Jesus Crucified and Resurrected," from John 19 and 20 at 9:30 a.m.; Easter service at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Rene Brown's sermon will be "A Look at Our History," from 1 Corinthians 10:1-11. At 6 p.m. an Easter program "He Is Risen" will be given There will be drama and music, communion and baptism. For transportation call the church, 843-6472.

Midweek prayer and Bible study includes a noon adult class at the Outreach Center, 901 Tenn., and at 7 p.m. adults meet in the basement at 847 Ohio and teens and children meet at the Outreach Center at 901 Tenn.

A singles retreat is planned for April 9-10. Call 843-6472 for information.

Good Shepherd

Lutheran

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2211 Inverness Dr., activities include: a Good Friday service at 7:30 p.m. today and an Easter Vigil at 7 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal. Easter activities include an early worship service at 8 a.m., Easter breakfast at 9 a.m. and festival worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Junior high youths meet at 6:30 p.m.

Sign choir meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The Education Committee meets at 7:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the senior high youths meet at 11:45 a.m., confirmation is at 7 p.m. and Social Awareness Ministry is at 7 p.m.

Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday.

  • For a listing of area places of worship and service times, look for the Journal-World Religion Directory in Saturday's paper.

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