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Archive for Friday, April 16, 1999

RELIGION BRIEFS

April 16, 1999

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First Southern Baptist

"This is Really Living!" will be the message Sunday at First Southern Baptist Church, 4300 W. Sixth. The Rev. Tom Stallworth will use Proverbs 3:1-8 as the text for this sermon about God's principles for a good life. On Sunday, Bible study groups meet at 9:15 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening worship is at 6:30 p.m.

St. Margaret's Episcopal

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 964 U.S. Highway 40, will observe the third Sunday in Eastertide with a traditional spoken Eucharist at 8:30 a.m. and a contemporary Eucharist with music at 10:30 a.m. led by the Rev. Darrel Proffitt. The Journey to Adulthood and the adult Sunday school class meet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for children up to and including fifth grade takes place during the 10:30 a.m. service. The adoptive families small group will meet at the conclusion of the 10:30 a.m. Mass at the home of parishioners. Call the parish, 865-5777, for the location. All people interested in adoption issues are invited.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. Monday at the church. The membership team will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Children's choir practice begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The adult choir practices at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Episcopal Church Women will meet Saturday morning at the church.

Morning prayer will be read at 8:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Evening prayer is read at 4:15 p.m. Friday.

Unity Church

Unity Church of Lawrence will host a One Day Mindfulness Meditation led by Unity minister, author and community dharma leader Robert Brumet. This one-day retreat, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, aims to free the mind from the distortions of negativity and confusion.

"It is the Child" is the Rev. Sherry Schultz's topic at the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday at the church, 416 Lincoln. The children's Sunday experience is at 11 a.m.

Unity youths will meet at 4 p.m. at the church. A trip to visit with other youth groups is one of the topics for this meeting.

Course In Miracles will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the church.

The "Noon Prayer" group meets Wednesday.

International speaker Don Hanson will discuss "Transforming Cellular Memory" at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A free-will offering of $25 is suggested. The Light Center will hold a four-day retreat with Hanson Thursday through April 25. For information, call the church, 841-1447.

The Unity Basics class will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Lawrence Jewish

Community Center

The Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Dr., has services at 7:45 p.m. every Friday. Saturday morning services will be held starting at 9:45 a.m. April 24. A Kiddush luncheon will follow. The next adult education class with Rabbi Judith Beiner will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 25. The topic will be "The Prayer Service, Part II."

Lawrence Wesleyan

The Rev. Nate Rovenstine will bring the morning message at both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 900 Madeline Ln. This is Membership Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. with classes for all ages. Clubhouse, preteen and teen ministries will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The teen and preteen ministry will be going tomorrow to Kansas City Youth for Christ for Impact. Meet at the church at 5:30 p.m.

Clubhouse children's ministry will sponsor a rummage sale April 24 in the annex, 901 Madeline Ln., to raise money for kids' camp. The preteen ministries will hold a pancake breakfast also on April 24 at the church.

Lawrence Community

of Christ (RLDS)

The Lawrence Community of Christ of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints provides CORE (Care, Outreach, Respond and Expand) small group ministry for families and individuals of all ages for worship and fellowship. For information about weekly meetings, call Marilyn Myers, pastor, 843-7535, Karen Murphy, (785) 597-5350, or David Woosley, 865-0964.

Latter-day Saints

The Friday Forum brown-bag luncheon, hosted by the Institute for Religion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at 1629 W. 19th. The speaker will be Alyson Von Feldt on the topic of "Proverbs 1-9: Wisdom, Mysteries and Other Riddles."

Lawrence Second Ward's Primary will have a "Service Fair" activity for ages 3-11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 3615 W. 10th.

Gardening is the theme for the Lawrence University Ward Relief Society Homemaking meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at 1629 W. 19th.

A member of the Topeka Stake High Council will be the main speaker at the Lawrence First and Second Wards Sunday. The topic will be "Exercising Faith in Our Daily Life." Lawrence First meets at 1 p.m. and Lawrence Second at 9 a.m., both at 3615 W. 10th. The Haskell University Branch meets at noon at 120 Indian Ave. and will also have a speaker from the Topeka Stake High Council.

The Lawrence University Ward begins services at 11 a.m. at 1629 W. 19th. and the topic for will be "Following the Counsel of Our Leaders."

Christ Community

Evangelical Free

The Rev. Beau Abernathy's message at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at Christ Community Evangelical Free Church, 1449 Kasold, will be "The Fulfilled Family: Wives!" Scripture reference will be Ephesians 5:21-24.

Sunday activities include: college-age fellowship and study at 9:45 a.m. at the Classic Gourmet; children and youths Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.; children's church at 11 a.m. Oasis meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., AWANA meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Sunset Hill School, 901 Schwarz, and open home fellowships are from 6:45 pm. to 8:15 p.m.

Ladies' Bible study meets from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. Baby-sitting is provided. The Hebrews concert of worship and salad supper will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 27. For information, call Emily Reese, 865-2345.

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.

There will be combined Elders and Deacons meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

Registration is under way for the audition for the 1999-2000 Lil' Dazzlers, a Christian elementary drill team for girls ages 7 through 11. Auditions are scheduled for May 3-4 at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship. The cost for the clinic/auditions is $10 per girl. Call Kathy Locke, 749-4296, for information or to register.

Kansas Zen Center

The Kansas Zen Center holds morning Zen meditation practice from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturdays, and from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. On Sundays, newcomers are invited at 9 a.m. for an introduction to Zen meditation. Evening Zen practice is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

A one-day Zen Meditation Retreat will be from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For details and registration information, call 331-2274.

Lawrence Heights

Christian

Lawrence Heights Christian Church, 2321 Peterson Rd., begins worship at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Bible study is at 9 a.m. The whole Sunday school is learning to practice the "Promises Worth Keeping." The 50-Day Spiritual Adventure continues each week with small group meetings for youths and adults Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Call Mike Bush, 749-1949, for hours and places.

Choir practice is at 5 p.m. Sunday. New singers are welcome. High school and junior high youth groups, Weigh Down Workshop and an adult Bible study group meet at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

Prime Timers meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hy-Vee for breakfast and Saturday afternoon, followed by dinner out.

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

The youths will raise funds to build a house for the homeless in Juarez, Mexico, through a car wash at Checkers, the morning of April 24.

Jeremy Johnston and a Christian rock band will appear in a communitywide youth event at 7:30 p.m. today at Heartland Community Church, 1031 N.H. All youths and college students are welcome.

First United Methodist

The Rev. Virgil Brady's sermon for Sunday will be "God and Daily Life."

During April, FUMC will collect nonperishable food items for Lawrence food banks.

United Methodist Women Connection gathering will be Tuesday in fellowship hall. Social time begins at 6 p.m., with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. Mervat Ibrahim will speak about life as a Muslim woman. Contact your Circle leader or sign up at the information center.

A United Methodist Men chapter is forming now at FUMC. A kickoff meeting will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 27 in fellowship hall. There will be dinner, appointments and special guest speaker Rev. Steven P. Hughes, district superintendent. Sign up in the gathering area or by calling the church.

The Salvation Army

Majs. Dan and Charlene Uptegrove, retired officers and former pastors of The Salvation Army Church in Lawrence, 946 N.H., will be the special guests Sunday. The Uptegroves will officiate in the memorial dedications of the chapel cross and piano, which were provided through generous memorial donations.

The cross and Yamaha electronic piano will be dedicated to several people.

Friends and family of these individuals are especially invited to participate in this special dedication service at The Salvation Army church Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and the morning worship service, including the dedication ceremonies, begins at 10:30 a.m. Maj. Dan Uptegrove will present the sermon on "The Breath of Renewal."

Tuesday evening meetings include a women's group meeting at 5 p.m. and the midweek Bible study at 6:30 p.m.

First Church

of the Nazarene

The worship celebration at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1942 Mass., will continue the theme "Living As If Today Will Be Our Last!" at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. A multimedia presentation will highlight the love of people in the congregation.

Home Bible study groups meets at 6 p.m. Sunday in various locations. Call 843-3940 for locations.

Worship will be under the tent April 25 at Forest View Ministries, 1470 N. 1000 Rd., with the "Witness Band" and Dan Rudman. A noon barbecue is scheduled for the entire community.

Christian Science

The Bible-lesson sermon at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Christian Science Church, 1701 Mass., is "Doctrine of Atonement." 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 "From Despair and Discouragement to a New Life," will be broadcast at 7:30 a.m. Sunday on KLWN-1320 AM.

The Wednesday evening meeting is at 7:30 p.m. The reading room in the church is open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Southside Church

of Christ

"What's A Shepherd To Do?" will be pulpit minister Mark Abshier's message during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at the Southside Church of Christ, 25th and Missouri streets. Sunday school classes for all ages are offered at 9:30 a.m. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m.

The areawide Teen Summit will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Call 843-0770 for information.

Wednesday night Bible study classes are available for every age group from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Lawrence

Unitarian Fellowship

Cosmos and Consciousness meetings of the Lawrence Unitarian Fellowship are held at 9:30 a.m. the first and third Sundays each month. The next "Testament" video class will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Fellowship meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. Tim Miller will speak on "Waiting for the End of the World: Historical Perspectives on Millennialism."

Heartland Community

"What's Happenin' Now?" is the title of Paul Gray's message in the 11 a.m. service Sunday at Heartland Community Church, 1031 N.H. Rachel Shear will sing "Dream Big," Janice Yoder will perform "Come On In" and Marian Eicher will be featured in the drama "On the Outside." Joey Kean will share a personal story in the Living the Bible section of the service. A nursery and a children's class will be available.

Mark Chrislip will teach in the 9:30 a.m. service. Sunday school classes for all ages and a nursery are during this time.

Heartland Youth and the Fellowship of Christian Students will put on a Coffeehouse from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. tonight at the church. A Christian rock group from Kansas City, "Aslan's Child," will play and well-known youth speaker Jeremy Johnston will speak. There is no cover charge, but an offering will be taken.

Gospel meeting set

A gospel meeting with Billy Dickinson of Springfield, Mo., will be this weekend to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. today, 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday at 1919 E. 23rd. Collections are only taken on Sunday mornings and only members are required to contribute. For information call 542-1849, 843-8348 or 843-5878.

Bible course offered

The Lord's church in the Lawrence area is offering a free six-lesson Bible correspondence course. There are no envelopes to buy and no postage or course fee to pay. Once the course is concluded, the student receives a completion certificate and a free copy of the New Testament in the New King James Version.

To receive the first lesson, send a card to Tony Denton at P.O. Box 327, Eudora 66025, or send an e-mail to tedenton@juno.com, or call 542-1849.

Indian Hills

Church of God

The 50-Day Spiritual Adventure continues Sunday at Indian Hills Church of God, 31st and Louisiana, and the Rev. Bill Kimbel will share the message "Lessons From A Disillusioned Loner." There will be a challenge to cultivate friendships and encourage one another to keep promises, based on Ecclesiastes 4:4-12. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., and morning worship is at 10:45 a.m.

RLDS

"Recognize the Risen Christ" is the theme Sunday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1900 University Dr. Elder Mike Zabel is presiding and Elder Steve Zahniser is speaking for the worship service at 10 a.m. A business meeting will precede the worship service. Scriptures for preparation are Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalms 116:1-4, 12-19; I Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:12-34 IV; I Nephi 5:113-122; D.&C. 1:3 a.e. The Leon Curtis family will usher.

Adult and youths Sunday school classes begin at 9 a.m. All are invited to participate in Stewardship City.

Daily prayer for peace countries for Sunday through April 24 are Azerbaijan, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Marshall Islands, Brazil, Bhutan and Dominica.

First Baptist

This Sunday, the third of Eastertide, will be Children's Sunday at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold. The children of First Baptist will lead in all aspects of worship in the 10:45 a.m. service. The children's choirs will ring and sing, and many of the second- through sixth-graders will prompt worship through prayers, litanies, music and Scripture, and the proclamation of God's word.

Services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Christian education classes are at 9:30 a.m. April is "Invite-A-Friend" month at First Baptist.

Oread Friends

Meeting (Quaker)

Oread Friends, 1146 Ore., will hold its regular meeting for unprogrammed worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Child care is provided. After the meeting members will join the peace vigil for the peoples of Iraq, Kosovo and Serbia outside the courthouse.

Oread Friends Meeting is sponsoring a talk by Byron Plumley of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) on U.S. Nuclear Policy and Space Warfare. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. The Tom and Anne Moore Peace awards will be given at this meeting. Saunny Scott will receive the award for individuals and ECM for organizations.

The Lawrence Meeting House will be closed April 25 for joint worship with the Topeka and Manhattan meetings at 11 a.m. in Gage Park, Snyder Cabin Shelter, Topeka.

West Side Presbyterian

The Rev. Dick Pierson will given the sermon "On the Road Again," at the 11 a.m. service Sunday at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold. The Scriptures are Acts 2:14a, 36-41 and Luke 24:13-35.

Bible study will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and adult Bible study will be at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Evangelical Friends

The Rev. Cloyce Thornton will lead the 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship services Sunday at Evangelical Friends Church, 1601 N.H. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Call 843-3149 for Thornton's Tape Ministry for shut-ins.

Northeast Area Missions Conference with David and Mae Kellum, experienced missionaries to Burundi, will be from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Gardner Friends Church. There will be music by the Bradley family, offering for Great Lakes School of Theology and a nursery provided by Gardner teens. Bring a salad and dessert. Ham, turkey, bread and drinks will be provided.

Orthodox Christian

Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church, 2516 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka, will celebrate the hierarchical divine liturgy at 10 a.m. Sunday. This first Sunday of Pascha commemorates St. Thomas the Apostle. Bishop Basil, who serves southwest region of the Antiochian Archdiocese, will celebrate the liturgy with the Rev. John Mack. A fellowship luncheon follows the service. For information, contact the church, (785) 354-7718.

St. Laurence Orthodox Christian Fellowship meets Monday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Mack will lead the discussion of "The Life of the Departed Souls" in the fellowship's spring series, "Life After Death." The meeting and prayer service is open to anyone interested in the Eastern Orthodox faith. For information, call Tony Jacobs, 832-1253.

Central

United Methodist

The congregation of Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass., will worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday to consider the story from John 21:1-19 with the sermon "The Christ-Files." Prior to worship there will be sing-along led by Central Celebration. Combined Sunday school classes -- adults, young adults and youths -- will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor to continue the series "Running Where Jesus Walked." Elementary children will continue to meet separately. Child care is provided.

There will be a carry-in luncheon following the service.

The Greek class will meet at 3 p.m. to consider pronouns, adjectives and adverbs.

On Tuesday, Bible study at Drury Place will meet at 1:45 p.m. and Martha Circle will meet at 7 p.m. in fellowship hall. Bible study at Babcock will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Chancel choir and Bell choir will rehearse Wednesday evening. The church band will rehearse at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The Crop Walk for CUMC has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday.

Clinton Parkway

Assembly of God

Guest evangelists Randy and Diane McGehee, Collinsville, Ill., will present an inspirational mix of ministry in song and preaching at the 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services Sunday at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, 3200 Clinton Pkwy. The McGehee's two children, Calley and Patrick, take an active part in each service with special music and children and youths related ministry. The McGehees, formerly of Lawrence, have served as music pastors at Clinton Parkway. Sunday school for every age is at 9 a.m. Current adult classes are "People who met Jesus," "Major Cult Systems" and "A Mind Renewed by God."

The Senior's Department will host a carry-in fellowship dinner at 6:30 p.m. today in the Activities Center. Gospel singers "The Overcomers" from Topeka Glad Tidings Church will present an evening of music.

The men's prayer breakfast will be at 8 a.m. Saturday with a full breakfast, music and sharing time. A special service including music and a Bible story for those physically or mentally handicapped is at 10 a.m. Saturday. Guests from Community Living Opportunities will attend.

Ninth Street

Missionary Baptist

The early morning service begins at 8 a.m. Sunday at Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church, 847 Ohio. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Outreach Center, 901 Tenn., preceded by breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. in the church basement. This week's Sunday school lesson is "Jesus, The Bread of Life," from John 6.

The 10:45 a.m. service will feature the Rev. Rene Brown preaching "No More Excuses" based on 1 Corinthians 10:12-14.

For transportation, call the church, 843-6472.

On Wednesday the midweek prayer and Bible study is at noon and 7 p.m. The evening adult class will study Matthew 21:23-32, "The Authority of Jesus Questioned." There is also a Bible study for teens and a children's Bible story hour during the evening session.

Redeemer Lutheran

The Rev. J.W. Watson will preach "The Things That Have Happened," from Luke 24:13-35, Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 Lawrence Ave. The order of worship for the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services will be from the Lutheran Worship Hymnal with Holy Communion at both services. Sunday school and Bible class are at 10:45 a.m., the quarterly business meeting will be at 7 p.m.

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

Lawrence

Free Methodist

Supt. Tom Griffith will preach the sermon "God is Worthy of Worship" Sunday at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. with worship at 10:45 a.m.

CLC club, for pre-kindergarten through the sixth grade, is from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Kingdom Kids Choir, open to children in first through sixth grades, meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Room 24/25 at the church.

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

Trinity Lutheran

The Rev. Victoria Brundage will preach her farewell sermon Sunday as she concludes her 16-month tenure as interim pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H. The congregation will host a reception in her honor from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the social room. A special meeting of the congregation will be at noon for the purpose of calling a new associate pastor. All members of the congregation are asked to attend. Holy Communion will be celebrated in both the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

Immanuel Lutheran

The Rev. Don Miller will bring the life-related message, "Spring: A Season of Hope," at the 8:30 a.m. traditional liturgical service and the 11 a.m. contemporary worship and praise service Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 15th and Iowa. Sunday school and adult education classes are at 9:45 a.m.

Bonnie White of Natoma will share her missionary experiences in Russia and Poland at 7 p.m. Thursday in the church sanctuary. The women's organization of the congregation and the University Lutheran Student Fellowship will host this event.

Deborah's Walkers will exercise at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the 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.

Antioch Baptist

The truth about biblical fellowship will be the theme Sunday at Antioch Baptist Church, 1127 Iowa. While a lot of activity in the church is good and looks like fellowship, it is not. Biblical fellowship has a spiritual quality that is necessary for the life of the church, the sermon will explain.

The evening service at 7 p.m. will continue the study of prayer.

Mustard Seed

Christian Fellowship

Japie Venter and Tom McFarland will be guest speakers at the 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services Sunday at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship. There will be a reception at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The missions booths with pictures and information will be open. Bible classes are from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

The Connection, for junior and senior high school students, meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. For information call 841-5685.

April is Missions Month 1999. The theme is "Compelled by Love, to Share His Love." The Rev. Jimmy Seibert will be the guest speaker on April 25, and the church will welcome all missionaries who are able to attend.

Plymouth

Congregational

Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., will celebrate Confirmation Sunday at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The Rev. Peter Luckey will preach on "Recognizing Truth" from the story of the disciples walking along the road to Emmaus with a stranger, which has importance for confirmands and the congregation alike. The 11:30 a.m. service also will feature Luckey's sermon but the setting is more informal and music is led by a jazz combo. A soup and bread lunch follows at 12:30 p.m.

The Plymouth Youth Work Trip 1999 group is sponsoring "An Evening to Relax," at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Mayflower Room. Local talent will perform, and coffee and dessert will be served at this fund-raiser for the summer work trip to West Virginia. Tickets are available at the door.

Peace Mennonite

"Blinded by the Familiar" will be the title of the Rev. Rod Stafford's sermon, drawn from the Emmaus road story (Luke 24:13-35), Sunday at Peace Mennonite Church. Following the service there will be an opportunity to participate in the annual Tribute to Mothers, sponsored by Mother-to-Mother. Worship is at 10:30 a.m., and church school is at 9:30 a.m. Child care is provided.

Morning Star

Don Burman and Rick Mullen will speak on "How Jesus Has Changed My Life" Sunday at Morning Star Church. The congregation meets at 10 a.m. at Sunset Hill School, 901 Schwarz. Sunday school and nursery are available.

First Christian

The Rev. Mike Birney will preach on "Why I Do What I Don't Want To Do," based on Romans 7:14-25, in both the 8:15 a.m. traditional and the 11 a.m. contemporary worship services Sunday at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky. The sermon is part of a new series "You Can Live By the Spirit of God."

PeaceWays, a program of emotional and spiritual growth will hold its closing retreat today through Sunday.

The youth group is participating in a family fun night from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. next Friday. Call the church office at 843-0679 if interested. Tickets are $12.95. The youths will clean the parks of Lawrence as part of "Spring Clean 99" on April 24. Money raised through individual sponsors will help support youth summer trips. The youth group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

Good Shepherd

Lutheran

Easter season activities Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2211 Inverness Dr., include worship at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., a reception for new members at 11:45 a.m. and shared conversations at 4 p.m.

Sign choir meets at 6:30 p.m. and Open Forum/Council is at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Confirmation is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Kings Kids meet at 5:30 p.m. and choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday. A youth planning retreat is at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Trinity Episcopal

Rite I Eucharist will be at 7:45 a.m. and Rite II Eucharist will be at 10:30 a.m., Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., with the Rev. Tom Momberg preaching at both services. Unction will be available after each service. Christian education classes are at 9:15 a.m., and will include an Adult Forum with reflections by Haskell Indian Nations University President Bob Martin and his wife, Kansas University faculty member Luci Tapahonso.

The Trinity kitchen shower will continue after each service.

Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu will speak on race issues at 7 p.m. Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.

The vestry will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday.

Jubilee Cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and Friday in the parish hall.

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

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

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

A special choral evensong will be held April 25 at Trinity. An AIDS service of remembrance will also be held that day at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center.

  • 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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