Religion Briefs

Posted: Friday, April 06, 2001

Solfirst sportsmen's banquet today

The annual Soldotna First Assembly Sports-men's Banquet will be held today at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. This year's speaker is John Carpenter, the Channel 2 sports director who is known for his sports editorials "The World According to Carp."

The program also will feature a display of wild cats from Alaska and Africa. Door prizes, drawings and gifts will be distributed along with auctioned guided fishing trips.

This year's meal is Kostcovian boar. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Solfirst, the Sports Den or by calling 262-7416. Seating is limited.

Concert held at area churches

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra Young People's Concert will be held at the Soldotna Lutheran Church in Soldotna at 3 p.m. Saturday and at the Homer Mariner Theater in Homer Sunday at 3 p.m.

The concert features young string players with Suzuki training from around the peninsula. The cost is $5 for general admission and those 12 and younger can get in free with an adult. Tickets are available at the door.

Churches plan meeting at KCHS

Twenty-two central peninsula churches are coming together for a community Palm Sunday service at 6 p.m. Sunday at Kenai Central High School Auditorium.

The reason for the service is to worship together, pray for the communities and for Easter services. The event will include two worship teams, special music, corporate and individual prayer, drama and short messages from community pastors. The service will culminate with the signing of the Kenai Peninsula Marriage Savers Covenant.

The event is an interfaith service, sponsored by the Peninsula Ministers Monthly Prayer Group, involving 32 area pastors. Seated is limited, and the doors to the auditorium will open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 262-7416.

St. Francis to hold special services

St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Kenai will hold special services for Easter. Holy Week services will begin Sunday with the Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Communion at 9:15 a.m

A Good Friday celebration will be held April 13 with Tenebrae at 7 p.m. and an Easter service will be held April 15 with the Holy Eucharist at 9:15 a.m. The Rev. Veronica Knapick will officiate on Easter.

Lutheran branch receives award

The Aid Association for Lutherans Branch 11149 of Soldotna has been awarded a gold star rating in recognition of community service.

The branch is led by Tom Seggerman, president; Sue Biggs, treasurer; and Paul Umlauf, coordinator. The branch is supported by AAL representative Al Basler of Anchorage.

To achieve a gold star rating, the branch must conduct regular business meetings, an election, a planning meeting and sponsor at least one benevolent, one educational, a spice up your life event and three additional activities in any combination. It also must submit an annual financial report and achieve an average of one volunteer hour per benefit member in the branch.

If you have a public service announcement or upcoming function for your local church, fax information to 283-3299 or e-mail it to For more information, call 283-7551.

The deadline for Friday submissions is 5 p.m. the preceding Tuesday.

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