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Sat., Feb. 9, 2013, midnight

“Love … The Greatest Gift” CWC Luncheon – Reservations and cancellations due Tuesday for the Coeur d’Alene Christian Women’s Connection lunch on Thursday, noon-2 p.m. at The Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. Speaker is Nancy Sterk with entertainment by Déjà Vu and Champion Barbershop Quartet. Donations of school supplies are appreciated for the community outreach to benefit Coeur d’Alene teachers. $14. Call to RSVP, (208) 687-6906.

Open Your Hearts to Kids, Adults Night Out Auction Fundraiser – Today, doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. Proceeds will help area youth attend Camp Lutherhaven on Lake Coeur d’Alene. $10. (509) 926-5407.

“The Sense of Simplicity” with Georgette Thornton Today, 8:30-3 Veradale United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 611 N. Progress Road, Spokane Valley. Free workshop to learn simple living without excessive consumerism and material wants. Breakfast and lunch provided. RSVP to (509) 638-8540 or email

St. John Vianney Spaghetti Feed – Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the church, 503 N. Walnut Road. (509) 926-5428.

Tickets, $8/adults, $6/seniors and kids up to age 17. Free to kids age 5 and younger.

St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Ham Bingo – Sunday, 2 p.m. at the parish hall at the church, 304 S. Adams Road. The family event will include games for all ages and refreshments available for purchase. Cost is $5 for six cards or $1 each. (509) 990-5775.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. $5/adults, $4/kids, $15/family. (509) 926-6450.

Women’s Bible Studies and Fellowship – Thursday, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-9750.

Women’s Bible Study – Thursday, noon at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.

Lenten Fish Fry Fridays – Fridays through March 22, 5:30-6:45 p.m., service at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 204 S. Adams Road. Donations accepted at the door to benefit the school’s seventh-grade trip to Olympic Peninsula Institute. Also accepting donations of cash, diapers and gently used and new clothing for Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Catholic Charities. (509) 990-1578.

Ash Wednesday Services and Lenten Events

Life at the Crossroads – Worship, 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, soup suppers begin Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. and will be offered before Lenten worship Wednesdays through March 20 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.

Worship Service at Opportunity Christian Church – 7 p.m. at the church, 202 N. Pines Road.

Radical Hospitality: Receiving God’s Love – Feb. 17, 9 a.m. at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. (509) 924-7262.

Worship at Zion Lutheran Church – Soup at 6 p.m., service at 6:45 p.m. at the church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.

Men’s Spaghetti Dinner – Today, 4-6 p.m. at Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. $6/donation. (509) 325-4541.

Men’s Breakfast – Today, 7 a.m. in the Social Hall at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. Guest speaker to be announced. (509) 926-5407.

Social Networking Message Series – Sunday, “Tools God Can Use?” with the Rev. Gregg Sealey, at Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden. (509) 466-1768.

Introduction to Buddhism – Sunday, 9 a.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry Street. (509) 534-7954.

Mardi Gras Party and Potluck – Tuesday, 6 p.m. at 1904 W. Mallon Ave. at the former Salem Lutheran Church parsonage. Includes smallbon fire, treat, crafts and song. (509) 838-4409.

Fat Tuesday Jazz Mass – Tuesday, 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave.. The Mass was composed by Dan Keberle, Whitworth professor of music, who will play trumpet and be accompanied by other local jazz musicians and St. Mark’s 45-voice choir.  Preacher for the evening will be Scott Starbuck, pastor at Manito Presbyterian Church.  Dessert will follow. (509) 747-6677.

Shrove Tuesday Family Pancake Supper – Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

“40 Days Devotional Journal” Book Signing – Featuring author Therese Marszalek, Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. at Kaufer’s Book Store, 907 W. Boone Ave. The book features artwork by Jan Foland, of Spokane, and is in companion to Marszalek’s earlier release, “40 Days Devotional.” (509) 842-8493.

Ash Wednesday Services and Lenten Events

A Celtic Communion Service – 7 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St. Featuring the traditional imposition of ashes, a Communion service, reflections on the theme of feeding and fasting, chants, Celtic prayers, and music by Janet Dodd. (208) 466-3100 or visit

Bible Study and Lenten Soup Supper – Wednesdays through March 27, 5:30-7 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Service at Audubon Park United Methodist Church – 11 a.m. at the church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. (509) 325-4541.

Service of Imposition of Ashes – 7 p.m. at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. (509) 448-7102.

“Food, Faith and Friendship: A Lenten Practice” – Series continues Wednesdays through March 13, soup suppers at 6 p.m. at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline. (509) 448-2909.

Worship, Supper and Prayer – Ash Wednesday worship at noon and 7 p.m., soup suppers begin Feb. 20 5:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney.


All-ages Bible classes and worship – Sundays, 9:30 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Adult Basic Judaism Classes – Most Sundays through 2013, 10 a.m.-noon at Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. Cost is $50/each TBS member or couple including text books, $150/nonmembers, $50/each additional nonmember family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.

Living With Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas – Six-session course offered Sundays through March 10, 10:30 a.m. at Chabad of Spokane, 4116 E. 37th Ave. Conducted by Rabbi Yisroel Hahn and presented by The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Call to register, (509) 443-0770 or visit

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