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Religion notebook: Observance of Holocaust will be Sunday at Temple

Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave., will present its Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust, Yom HaShoah, Sunday at 7 p.m.

For more information, call Hershel Zellman at (509) 536-7745, or Bill Bender at (509) 535-6075.

Buddhist Temple lunch, guest speaker

Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will host a chicken Teriyaki Bento lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Senbei rice crackers, sushi and baked goods will also be for sale. The lunch is $10.

In conjunction with Japan Week, a free lecture, “Buddha, who, what, WHY?” will feature guest speaker Rev. Harry Bridge from the Oakland Buddhist Temple, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Bridge will also conduct the Hanamatsuri service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., celebrating the birth of the Buddha Shakyamuni.

For more information, call (509) 534-7954.

Orthodox Easter

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington, will hold its Service of the Passion tonight at 7 p.m.

The Royal Hours will be observed Friday at 9:30 a.m. Holy Friday will also be observed with the vespers of the un-nailing, a reenactment of taking down Christ’s body from the cross, at 3:30 p.m., followed by lamentations at 7 p.m.

On Holy Saturday, the church will observe the Vesperal Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m.

The resurrection service will be at 11:45 p.m. Saturday after a Vigil at 11 p.m.

On Sunday, the church will celebrate with the Agape Vespers at 11 a.m., announcing the resurrection in many languages.

For more information, call the church office at 328-9310.

Parish mission renewal

Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, 1115 W. Riverside, will present a parish mission renewal Monday through April 24.

The program is designed to renew faith and strengthen convictions.

Capuchin Franciscan preacher Richard Hart will speak every evening at 7 p.m. and after the noon Mass. He will also preach during the weekend services.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 358-4290.


The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., will present the Pilgrim Baptist Church and Slavic Baptist Church band and choir Sunday at 4 p.m.

The choir will sing traditional Russian music as well as American anthems, and the band will play Russian brass music.

A $5 donation will be requested at the door.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 838-4277.

The Cheney United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St., will hold a concert featuring the bluegrass band Prairie Flyer on Sunday, at 3 p.m.

The event is to help promote community awareness of the Cheney United Church of Christ. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free. For more information, call (509) 235-4193 or visit

Open house

Our Place Community Ministries, 1509 W. College, will hold an open house of its newly remodeled facility Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Visitors can see the classroom, clothing bank, hygiene bank, laundry center and food bank. Coffee, punch, cheese and crackers will be served.

For more information, call Our Place at (509) 326-7267.

Rummage sale

The women of Fowler United Methodist Church, 3928 N. Howard St., will have a rummage sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The funds raised will benefit the church’s Mission Outreach. For more information, call the church office at (509) 325-3242.

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