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Sat., Oct. 16, 2004

Grace Lutheran Church, 1827 E. Pacific Ave., is celebrating the renovation and dedication of its pipe organ Sunday at 1 p.m.

After more than 80 years of service at the church, which was built in 1922, the organ’s console finally needed replacing. A new one was found and brought to Spokane from California.

Seattle-area organist Phillip Larson, formerly of Spokane, completed the work and agreed to perform at the dedication ceremony.

Larson has performed in several churches in Spokane and the Seattle area and owns Washington Pipe Organ Service, which cares for pipe organs in Washington, Idaho and Montana. He also refurbished the organ at Lewis and Clark High School.

The 1 p.m. concert will follow the church’s regular Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. and a light lunch in the church basement. Admission is free.

Lutheran Services luncheon

KHQ-TV weatherman Brian Albrecht will be the master of ceremonies at “Faces of Healing – Stories of Hope,” a benefit luncheon for the Inland Northwest Lutheran Community Services on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Mukogawa Fort Wright Commons, 4000 W. Randolph Road.

The afternoon begins with a wine-tasting and social hour, followed by lunch and a program featuring Julie Grover, a soloist with the St. Luke Children’s Choir.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted. To make a reservation or for more information, call Paul Olson at 343-5057.

Uniontown church bazaar

St. Boniface Church in Uniontown, Wash. is hosting a bazaar and dinner at the Uniontown Community Center on Sunday at 11 a.m.

The day will feature a traditional turkey or ham dinner served from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., bingo, a fish pond, country store, sweet shop and gift boutique.

Prices for the dinner are $7.50 for seventh-graders through adults, $4.50 for kindergartners through sixth-graders and $1 for preschoolers.

For more information, call (509) 229-3548.

Candidate forums

“ The Spokane City Forum is presenting the 5th Congressional District candidates, State Rep. Cathy McMorris and Democrat Don Barbieri, in a debate about issues that affect the district, on Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. Cost is $8.50, which includes lunch. Reservations must be made by Monday. For more information or to register, call 777-1555.

“ The Voice of the Faithful is sponsoring a candidates’ forum that will focus on child-protection legislation. The free event will be Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at O’Malley Hall at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone Ave. For more information, call 624-4534.

Karaoke night

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St., is hosting a karaoke night for those college-age and older Friday from 7 to 10 p.m.

Admission is at least one can of food or a free-will offering for the food bank. There will be a wide variety of music available.

For more information call the church office at 448-2255.

Hawaiian Holiday Auction

St. Paschal Roman Catholic Church in Spokane Valley is hosting a Hawaiian Holiday Auction next Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights.

The event will feature both silent and oral auctions as well as a prime rib and salmon buffet. Tickets are $15, and dress is casual. For tickets, call the school office at 924-5090.

Autumn Odyssey concert

Members of Unity Church of Truth, 2900 S. Bernard St., will show off their musical talents next Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Coffee and desserts will be served. Tickets are $5. For more information or to buy tickets, call the church office at 838-6518.

Harp festival

The Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave., is hosting a harp concert Oct. 24 at 4 p.m.

More than 40 harpists will perform a variety of music. For more information about this free event, call the church office at 358-4290.

Christian singles

North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison St., is hosting a Christian Singles Fellowship meeting today at 7 p.m. Norm Thomas will speak on the topic, “I Am Complete in Christ.” For more information, call 893-2965 or visit


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