The choir of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes will perform a benefit concert at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 302 W. Augusta, at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
The concert will benefit the Outreach Ministries of the Emerson Garfield Area (OMEGA) program, a joint ecumenical effort of 12 churches to provide food, clothing and senior citizen resources to residents of the North Central neighborhood.
There is no admission charge for the concert, but those attending are asked to bring canned food for the OMEGA House pantry. A free-will offering will be collected to benefit the OMEGA House and the Cathedral Choir.
Refreshments will be served following the concert.
Saturday dinner benefits preschool
Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt, will host its annual dinner to raise funds for the church’s preschool program on Saturday. “Back to the 50s” is the theme of the evening, which will include dinner and dancing.
The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $10 per person. Child care will be available.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the church office at 327-4446 or at the door.
Mardi Gras on Friday
The Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church will host a Mardi Gras fund raiser Friday at 6 p.m. There is a $10 entrance fee for those who just want to participate in the fun and games. People are asked to bring along their favorite games and winners will receive prizes. Refreshments will be provided.
For those who are looking for more substantial fare, dinner will be provided for an additional $3 per person.
Saint Nicholas, which uses the Orthodox calendar, will celebrate Ash Wednesday next week with a special Mass at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
For more information, call the church office at 484-1604. The church is located at 1325 E. Queen.
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