Notebook: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church welcomes new rector

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St., recently welcomed the Rev. Bill Osborne as its new rector.

Osborne, his wife Margaret Drumm and their five children recently moved to Spokane from Fort Bragg, Calif., where he was rector at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. He also served in Napa, Calif.

He is a graduate of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif., and completed a master’s degree in fisheries at Humboldt State University.

The church welcomed Osborne on March 6.

Japan Week

In conjunction with Japan Week, area organizations will celebrate with food and traditions.

Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield St., will have its annual Sukiyaki Dinner Saturday from noon to 7 p.m.

For more than 50 years the church has been holding this annual event which includes sushi, a bake sale, crafts and Japanese items for sale.

The church continues this event to pass along its traditions to the younger generation of Japanese Americans.

The cost is $12.50 for dine-in or takeout and vegetarian options are available.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 535-2687.

• The Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will present its annual Spring Food Bazaar in conjunction with Japan Week Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The dinner includes a teriyaki chicken dinner with tsukemono and rice for $10, senbei for $4 and sushi starting at $5.

The dinners are offered as takeout only.

Pre-orders are recommended – the food sold out by noon last year.

For more information, call the temple office at (509) 534-7954.

Sixtieth anniversary celebration

Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St., will celebrate 60 years of worship Sunday at noon.

The event includes a catered lunch for $10.

Everyone is invited, and if you are a charter member of the church you are encouraged to stop by and share your memories of the church.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 327-4446.

Holy Week events

• The Spokane Dream Center in Spokane Valley will present, “Behold Jesus! The Drama” Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Admission is free.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 924-2630 or visit www.spokanedreamcenter.org.

• Central Baptist Church , 19 W. Shannon Ave., will celebrate Palm Sunday at 11 a.m.

The church’s children’s choir will sing, “Here Comes Jesus Walking Down the Street, Here Comes the King!” with the processional.

Pastor Dwain Velaz will preach, “Who’s on Trial?”

A coffee hour will follow the service.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 327-9322.

• Fowler United Methodist Church , 3928 N. Howard St., will celebrate Palm Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with a Procession of the Palms and special music.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 325-3242.

• Green Bluff Church , 9908 Green Bluff Road, Colbert, will present a Palm Sunday worship service at 10 a.m.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 238-9100.

• Moran United Methodist Church , 3601 E. 65th Ave., will present a Palm Sunday worship service at 9:55 a.m. with a re-enactment of Jesus riding into town on a live animal and palm branches waving from the crowd.

The traditional worship service will begin at 10 a.m., and a contemporary worship service will be at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 448-7102.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5810 S. Meadowlane Road, will present Palm Sunday worship with Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 747-0984.

Kira’s Kloset

Kira’s Kloset, a nonprofit clothing and book bank for local children ages 5 through 12, is open every third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9706 N. Division St.

The bank will be open this Saturday.

The organization was founded in memory of Kira Wraspir, a Mead sixth-grader who died from a brain tumor in March 2010.

For more information, call Debbie Wraspir at (509) 280-0999.

Movie night

Mission Community Presbyterian Church, 2103 E. Mission Ave., will present the movie, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Friday at 6 p.m.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 534-4502.

Volunteer opportunities

Catholic Charities of Spokane, 12 E. Fifth Ave., will present an information session about volunteer opportunities for its many programs Tuesday from 10 to 11:15 a.m.

Tours of the facility will also be available.

To reserve your place, contact Brigid Krause at (509) 358-4270 or email bkrause@ccspokane.org.

Rummage sale

Garland Church, 2011 W. Garland Ave., will present a rummage sale Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The proceeds will benefit a team of adults and youth who are traveling on a mission trip to Zambia in July.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 327-7700.

Singles groups

Christian Singles Fellowship will present its April meeting Saturday at 7 p.m. at North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison St.

This month’s topic will be “Navigating the Hazards,” presented by Evelyn Hattan.

For more information, call (509) 927-0304 or visit www.csf spokane.com.

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