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Sunday to March 31

“Godspell” – Christian Youth Theater performance Sunday, 4 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. $10/suggested donation at the door. (509) 926-6450.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church – Palm Sunday breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Sunday school, 9:15 a.m., worship and communion, 10:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday worship March 28, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, March 31, breakfast at 8:30 a.m., worship with communion, 10:30 a.m. at the church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.

Opportunity Christian Church – Palm Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday service March 28 soup and bread, 6 p.m., worship and communion, 7 p.m.; Good Friday service March 29, 7 p.m.; Easter service March 31, 10:30 a.m., Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. followed by an egg hunt at the church, 708 N. Pines Road, (509) 926-3691.

Spokane Valley United Methodist Church – Palm/Passion Sunday, worship and Sunday school, 10 a.m., Hallelujah Party with egg hunt and youth activities, 11:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday Seder meal and worship March 28, 6 p.m.; Easter worship March 31, 9 a.m., adult Sunday school, 10:30 a.m., youth Sunday school, 11 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the church, 115 N. Raymond Road. (509) 924-7262.

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection – Maundy Thursday worship March 28, 7 p.m.; Good Friday worship March 29, 7 p.m.; Saturday Easter vigil March 30, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday services March 31 at 8 and 10 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast and egg hunt for kids at the church, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. Candy donations will be accepted in the kitchen through Easter morning. (509) 926-6450.

Lakeside Church – Good Friday service March 29, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday drama and worship March 31 at 10 a.m. in the event center of the church at 23129 E. Mission Ave. (509) 210-9779.

RLC Easter Egg Hunt – March 30, 11 a.m. for kids through the fifth grade at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer Road. Includes prizes, bouncy castle, petting zoo and hot dog lunch. Free. (509) 926-6363.


Quitting For Christ – Eight-week, Christ-centered smoking cessation class begins April 1, 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at Valley Assembly of God, 15618 E. Broadway. Use the South entrance of church. Free-will offering accepted. (509) 998-3452 or email

This Week

Cornerstone Christian Academy Annual Auction and Dessert – Saturday, silent auction begins at 6 p.m. with the live auction at 7:30 p.m. at the school at 4224 W. Fourth Ave. Proceeds support Cornerstone’s comprehensive nondenominational education for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.  Free. (509) 868-7207.

Recovery From Spiritual Abuse: From Hurt to Healing – Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2607 S. Ray St. Workshop is free, participants are asked to contribute to the lunch that is provided. RSVP to (509) 385-8605 or

Lenten events

“An Acceptable Feast” Soup and Program – Series concludes today, 5:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St., (509) 448-2255.

Lenten Fish Fry Fridays –Friday, 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. (509) 990-1578.

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

Holy Week events

Ester Nicholson Service and Workshop – Palm Sunday service “The Divine Invitation - Get Dressed for the Party” at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. “Expect a Miracle” workshop will be from 1-4 p.m. with a suggested offering of $35 at The Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. Nicholson has completed world tours with Rod Stewart and Bette Midler. (509) 489-6964.

Zion Lutheran Church – Palm Sunday worship, traditional at 8:30 a.m., contemporary at 11 a.m.; Maundy Thursday communion service March 28, 7 p.m.; Good Friday service March 29, noon and 7 p.m.; Easter worship March 31, Resurrection of Our Lord traditional worship, 8:30 a.m., breakfast from 9:45-10:40 p.m., egg hunt for ages third grade and younger, 10 a.m. on the south lawn, contemporary worship, 11 a.m.

St. John’s Cathedral – Palm Sunday worship, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday soup supper March 28, 5:30 p.m., worship at 7 p.m.; Good Friday worship March 29, 7 a.m., liturgy at noon, candlelight worship at 7 p.m.; Holy Saturday, March 30, the Great Vigil of Easter, 7 p.m.; Easter festival worship, March 31, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. All events at the church, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

Central United Methodist Church – Palm Sunday service, 11 a.m.; Easter worship March 31 at 11 a.m. at the church, 518 W. Third Ave. (509) 838-1431.

Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church – Palm/Passion Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship. More Than Just Pies Bake Sale, 8:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Camp Spalding scholarships; Maundy Thursday March 28, Lovely Feet, foot-washing and shoe collection outreach service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday on March 29, “The Politics of a Crucifixion,” 7 p.m.; Easter worship March 31, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. with special music by the Chancel and Chimes Choirs and Brass Ensemble at the church, 4102 S. Crestline St. (509) 448-2909.

Country Homes Christian Church – Palm Sunday, church school at 9:15 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday on March 28, 6:30 p.m. service; Easter brunch March 31, 9:15 a.m. followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. at the church 8415 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3414.

Moran United Methodist Church –Palm Sunday worship, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Good Friday Tenebrae service March 29, 7 p.m.; Resurrection Sunday sunrise service March 31, 6:30 a.m. followed by the men’s Easter breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Worship services with message by the Rev. Barbara Caviezel and the traditional decoration of the cross will be at 9 and 11 a.m. with a children’s egg hunt between services at 10:15 a.m. (509) 448-7102.

“Behold Jesus” Easter Drama – March 30, performances at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane Dream Center presents the largest Easter drama in the Inland Northwest. No tickets required. (509) 924-2630.

Spring Fling for Children – March 30, 10 a.m. to noon at First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. Free event includes an egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. with more than 1,000 stuffed eggs, face painting, free hot dogs, inflatable castle and slide. (509) 467-8986.

Easter Sunrise Service – March 31, 6:30 a.m. at the top of Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way. Worship message by the Revs. Homer Todd and Phyllis Todd, reading by Tim Behrens and performances by Rockin’ B Ranch members Scott and Pamela Brownlee, Leslie Ann Grove, Gordon Grove and the Pilgrim Slavic Baptist Church Brass Band. Offerings will benefit Hospice of Spokane. (509) 838-1405.

Unity Center of North Spokane – “Rising in Love” Easter celebration March 31, 11 a.m. at the church, 4123 E. Linden Road. (509) 489-6964.

Sozo Church Easter Service and 100-yard Egg Hunt –Easter, March 31, 10 a.m. at Shadle Park High School auditorium and football field, 4327 N. Ash St. Includes various prizes from local merchants. (509) 590-8381.

Covenant Christian Church – “Time Stands Still” Easter worship March 31, 9:30 and 11 a.m. at the church, 2308 E. 57th Ave., Suite 1. (509) 448-1311.


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.

Contra Dance and Potluck – Friday and April 12 and 26, May 10, 6-8 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. All dances will be taught by Retta Hill. (509) 363-0091.

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

The Five Levels of Attachment Series – Wednesdays through April 24, 7 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Six-week series based on the book by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. Suggested love offering is $5 to $10/class. (509) 838-6518.

Theology of the Body for Teens – Every third Thursday of the month through May, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. The course is designed for ages 14-18, especially those who are dating. $10/session, includes dinner. A $15 workbook is required and can be purchase at Abba’s Catholic Bookstore at the center. (509) 448-1224.

“Introduction to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism” Classes – Thursdays through April 18, 7-8:30 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry. $25/requested donation. Registration is encouraged, (509) 534-7954 or SpokaneBuddhistTemple@

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