Several Lawrence churches have planned services and activities for the Lenten season, which began on Wednesday.
Here's a roundup of the events:
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Evening prayer will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 W. 15th St.
Adoration will be from 7:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Healing Mass will be at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday. Stations of the Cross will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Holy Hour Adoration will be from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.
First United Methodist Church
"Spring Break for the Soul," a Lenten journey at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., continues this weekend.
A Lenten workshop will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday for children from preschool age to sixth grade.
The 2004 Lenten Study for adults will use a book by James W. Moore called "The Common People Heard Him Gladly." The class starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Room 303.
A spiritual Lenten journey with music and Holy Communion is from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday during March in the sanctuary.
Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center
A series of Lenten services and activities is offered Wednesday evenings during March at Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center, 2104 W. 15th St. A worship service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday will have the theme "The Road to the Wilderness." It will be the second in a series titled "This Lenten Road."
For more information, call the church at 843-0620.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
A fish fry will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Friday during Lent at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1234 Ky. Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. in the church to allow time to either eat before or after prayer.
An intergenerational meal, activity and Mass will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday. A simple meal will be provided for those who would like to take part in a gathering of all ages, as participants focus on one of the Lenten disciples. The focus for this first week of Lent is prayer. Mass will be at 7 p.m. in the church for those who are unable to come earlier, and it will end by 7:30 p.m.
There will be an additional Mass at 12:10 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent in the Padre Pio Chapel in the north entrance. A Taize ecumenical prayer service will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church's four-week Lenten program, "The Bible for Busy People," will be at three different times: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m. Tuesdays (breakfast meeting); 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays (snack meetings); and 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays (brown-bag lunch meetings). The program starts Tuesday at the church, 5700 W. Sixth St.
For more information, call the church at 865-5777.
Trinity Episcopal Church
For the first Sunday of Lent, the 8 a.m. Sunday worship service at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., will be from the 1928 prayer book.
Trinity Youth will prepare and serve dinner Sunday evening at the Lawrence Open Shelter.
A Lenten study titled "Opening the Bible" begins Wednesday. It will be from 5:05 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. in the Matthews Center. The Rev. Jonathon Jensen will lead the study sessions, which will continue through March 31.
For more information, call 843-6166.
Trinity Lutheran Church
As part of Lent, a "Begin Your Week with the Word" devotional time starts Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H. People will gather from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. to listen, reflect, share and pray about the lessons for the next Sunday.
Each Wednesday evening during Lent will feature a supper that will be hosted by a ministry group of the church at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The Rev. Gary Teske, lead pastor, will lead a discussion at 6:40 p.m. on how people experience a calling in what they do during the week. The Wednesday Lenten service will follow at 7 p.m. each week in the chapel.
West Side Presbyterian Church
A Lenten study for adults, "The Common People Heard Him Gladly" by James W. Moore, will start Sunday at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive.
Those interested in joining this group, which will explore what it was about Jesus that touched people so deeply -- and to prepare for the coming of Easter -- will meet at 5:15 p.m. Sunday for light refreshments.
The study will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday and will continue for six consecutive Sundays until April 4.
Books are available from the church office for $5, and a sign-up sheet is in the front hall.