Church briefs

Posted: Friday, April 09, 2004

Gospel sing starts Easter services

Peninsula Christian Center will begin its Easter services this evening with a Gospel sing at 6 at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. Pie will be served during the musical and donations are welcome. Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up" and "The Easter Song" in sign language will be featured on Easter at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Artist Dennis Johns' full-size mural of the tomb will illustrate "The Tomb from the Inside Out" sermon.

The Christian center is behind The Salvation Army Store in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-7416.

Holy Week services listed

The United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai will conduct a Good Friday worship service tonight at 7, and on Easter, will conduct a prayer service at 9 a.m., followed by an Easter breakfast at 9:30 and a worship service at 11 a.m.

All are welcome to attend services at the church on Frontage Road near the Kenai Boys and Girls Club. For more information, call 283-7868.

'Good thief' to speak

Dismas, the "good thief," an "eyewitness" to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, will speak at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest Drive in Kenai, at 7 p.m. tonight.

A discussion of the film, "The Passion of the Christ," will follow. Christ's resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Sunday, preceded by a breakfast at 9 a.m. and an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. For more information, call 283-4153.

Weekend begins with Communion service

Soldotna Bible Chapel, 300 W. Marydale Ave., will begin its Easter weekend celebration with Communion service tonight at 7.

Plans for Sunday include a sunrise service and breakfast at 7 a.m., worship service at 9:30 a.m., and evening service at 6 p.m.

Sunday school will not meet.

Group to perform resurrection story

"We Have Seen God's Glory," the story of the resurrection, will be performed at the Soldotna Church of God at 7 p.m. tonight and at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the community drama and song event is free.

Good Friday service tonight

Christ Lutheran Church will conduct a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. at the church near the Soldotna "Y."

'Sonrise' service slated

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ will break its annual three-day purification fast with communion at the 7 a.m. "Sonrise" service Sunday.

The Sunday school department plans a morning of special activities for children including a play, "Think About His Love," an annual money hunt, treats and other festivities for all. Call 260-5916 or 262-9693 for more information about Sunday school A worship service at 5:30 p.m. will include the choir's rendition of the cantata, "His Last Days."

Everyone is invited. For more information or to arrange transportation to the evening service, call 262-5909 or 262-9693.

Community Easter service planned

A festive Easter worship service for the community is planned for 11 a.m. Sunday at the Grace Lutheran Church and School on Ciechanski Road, one block off Kalifornsky Beach Road.

The children and adult choirs will sing and a special brunch will be served afterwards.

For more information, call Pastor Tom Schmidt at 283-6297.

Matrix plans egg hunt, Easter drama

The Easter Matrix service at 4:30 p.m. Sunday will feature "The Great Easter Caper" with music by "Hootie and the Blowpops," an egg hunt, kids praise and an Easter drama.

Free lunch items and gas cards will be given away after the service.

Matrix meets the second Sunday of each month at the Peninsula Christian Center behind The Salvation Army Store in Soldotna.

Women's Aglow plans events

Women's Aglow has announced a Point to Hope Ministries "Holy Spirit Encounter" retreat scheduled for April 16 and 17 at Solid Rock Bible Camp just outside Soldotna.

The main speaker will be Nancy Haney. The cost of registration, which should be made by Wednesday, is $75. For more information, call Debbie at 776-8108.

The next Soldotna Aglow meeting will be April 21. For more information, call Patty at 260-3762 or 262-8011.

Anniversary celebration planned

The United Methodist Church of the New Covenant invites all to a 50th anniversary worship celebration at 11 a.m. April 18. The church is at 607 Frontage Road in Kenai.

A catered luncheon also is being planned for 1 p.m. that day at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The cost is $15 per person.

Sterling Bible class begins

Lee E. Scaggs, a retired pastor living in Sterling, is teaching a Bible class on the Book of Romans at 1 p.m. Fridays at the Sterling Senior Center.

The emphasis is on love and the grace of God. The sessions are open to answering sincere questions.

Clothes2Go open Wednesdays, Fridays

The Inlet Faith formerly Aurora Heights Assembly of God Clothes2Go is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and from 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays to meet people's clothing needs.

Clothes2Go is at the church on the corner of McGahan and Marie avenues, near Mile 27 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. For more information, call 776-8723.

To submit information for your local church, fax it to 283-3299, e-mail it to clarion@alaska.net or bring it by the Clarion office in Kenai. For more information, call 283-7551.

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



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