Several Valley churches are planning special Wednesday night events that will run throughout Lent.
The Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines, will host midweek 7 p.m. worship services beginning this week. Each service will include the dramatization of a Biblical story told through the eyes of a Biblical character.
A soup supper will precede each worship service at 6 p.m. There is no charge for the meal, but those wanting to attend are asked to call the church office at 926-7966 so organizers know how much soup to prepare.
Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines, will examine the Gospel of Luke during worship and study that will start at 6:40 p.m. each Wednesday beginning this week.
Christ Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway, will host Lenten soup suppers starting this week and running through April 1. The meal will be served at 6 p.m. each Wednesday, followed by a worship service at 7 p.m.
St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 503 N. Walnut Road, will celebrate Mass at 6 p.m. each Wednesday, followed by a program designed to help people prepare for Easter. It will address questions such as why the church observes Lent and the purpose of the Easter Vigil.
The church will also offer a Lenten program called “The Faithful Revolution” each Tuesday at 7 p.m. The five-week program will feature a video series about Vatican II, the changes it brought about and discussion among participants. Each Tuesday session will be preceded by a soup supper at 6 p.m.
Those interested in attending either program are asked to call the church office at 926-5553.
Pastor leaving Good Shepherd
Pastor Bob Anderson of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 810 S. Sullivan, has announced that he has accepted a post at the First Lutheran Church in Kennewick. Members of the church will host a farewell celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Refreshments will be served.
Quartet will perform benefit
The “Acapella” quartet will perform a benefit concert for the youth of the Valley Church of Christ at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. The concert will be at East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley.
The quartet is based in Tennessee and has performed all over the world. Proceeds from the concert will be used to send young people from the Valley Church of Christ to the Leadership Training for Christ conference in Phoenix during the Easter weekend.
Tickets are available for $8 at most local Christian book stores. Tickets may also be purchased for $10 at the door. For more information, call the church at 928-4084.
Ex-gang members to speak
Valley Assembly of God Church, 15618 E. Broadway, will host an “Urban Ministries Night” at 6 p.m. Sunday.
The evening will feature several special speakers, including two former gang members who are now leaders of Grace Side, a ministry to gang members on the Spokane Indian Reservation.
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