Grace Lutheran Church and School will host "Easter for Kids," a program to share the real meaning of Easter, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the church off K-Beach Road, one block down on Ciechanski Road. Kids ages 3 years old to 6th grade may attend. There will be Bible teaching, singing, arts and crafts, games and cookie decorating. A hotdog and veggie lunch and 15-minute "Easter by the Kids" concert for the parents will be held at 1 p.m. For more information or to register, call Pastor Rob Guenther at 283-6297 or visit us online at www.GraceLutheranKenai.com.
Lenten services will continue Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest Dr., in Kenai. Everyone is welcome. We will be continuing to look at some of the players involved in the events leading up to the crucifixion, and listening to what their conversations might have been. "The Two Thieves -- who were crucified with Christ." If you could have listened to conversations like those, what might you have overheard?
Sunday, April 17, at 9:30 a.m., during the Sunday school hour, the children will be taking a walk along the via Dolorosa, visiting the Stations of the Cross, followed by Palm Sunday worship service. You are also invited to join us for a pancake breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. Easter Sunday and Easter worship service at 11 a.m.
The Upper Room Gathering is an opportunity to experience what it would have been like in the upper room with Jesus and His disciples. With greetings from characters from that time period, removing your shoes in reverence, walking through the blood stained doorway, to tasting authentic Passover food, guests get a glimpse into the final hours of Jesus' life here on earth. This event is a blending of the ancient traditions with contemporary aspects for the entire family. Thursday, April 21, at Birch Ridge Community Church, 33325 Echo Lake Road, Soldotna at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Free Tickets are available by calling the church office at 907-260-6705. Childcare is provided for children ages 0-4. For more information please email or call Pastor Brian Wahl at 907-740-0005.
"What is Easter?" Soldotna Church of God invites you to find out in our annual Easter drama. Admission is free, but seating is limited so arrive early. April 22 and 23 at 7 p.m., and April 24 at 4 p.m. We are located on the corner of Binkley and W. Redoubt. For more info call 262-4729.
Please join Abundant Life Assembly of God in welcoming Pastor Stephen Harshman and his family to the Kenai Peninsula. Pastor Stephen and his family have answered "The Call of God" to come serve the Sterling community. Pastor Stephen will serve as Senior Pastor and his wife will serve as Children's Pastor at Abundant Life. A Community Easter Egg Hunt (preschool -- 6th Grade) is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m., on the church grounds. During this time there will be a "Meet and Greet" time with the Harshman family. Please join us on Sunday, April 24, at 10 a.m., as we welcome Pastor Stephen, Elizabeth, sons Caleb and Judah as he and his family fulfil the calling God has placed on them.
Abundant Life Assembly of God is at Mile 81.5 Sterling Highway. For more information call 262-7266.
Soldotna Aglow has started a new session, a Beth Moore DVD entitled "Beautiful Mind." All faiths welcome; safe, fun, and free child care provided every Wednesday at the Peninsula Christian Center (behind the Soldotna Salvation Army), 10 a.m. to noon, fellowship at 9:30. Come see what God is doing in Soldotna. For more information call Karen at 262-9399 or Judy at 283-3534.
Ever wonder what the Bible's really all about? Want to brush up on Bible history? Curious why there are so many different denominations and want to know the difference? Join us Saturday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m., starting March 26, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, WELS (1 block off K-Beach on Ciechanski Road) for an informative look at the Bible and what it says to us today.
To RSVP, or for more information, email Pastor Rob Guenther at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 907-283-6297.
Clolthes Quarters, at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 225 S. Spruce Street, Kenai, is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and he first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 283-4555 for more information.
The Clothes 4 U Ministry offers free clothing to benefit the community. The ministry is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at First Baptist Church Soldotna Mission House at 119 Little Ave. in Soldotna. Clothes 4 U accepts clothing donations only. For more information, call 260-4806.
A King James Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays on East Echo Lake Road in Soldotna and also offers "live" teachings on Skype video. For more information, call 262-3507 or e-mail email@example.com.
Classes for anyone interested in the Catholic Church will be held each Wednesday evening at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. The classes are held in O'Neill Hall on Redoubt Avenue at 6:30 p.m. each week. Those attending will learn about the teaching of the Church based on the teachings of Jesus Christ to His disciples. This process is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA. Anyone interested in seeking this way of life may call the Rectory to sign up at 262-4725.
Saint Luke Lutheran Church offers several faith strengthening opportunities during the week. The parish's Wednesday 10:30 a.m. fellowship/study is focusing on Numbers. The group attempts to cover one chapter a session and meets at 48095 Andrews Avenue for approximately one hour.
Wednesday evening activities take place at the Parish Hall, 43055 Kenai Spur Highway, and consist of a potluck fellowship, Vespers Service and detailed analysis of basic Christian doctrine, currently focusing on the relevance of ancient Christian doctrine for the 21st Century. The fellowship/potluck begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by Vespers at 6:30 p.m. and study from 7 to 8 p.m. The pastor also offers weekly homilies on the website in written and mp3 formats for those who cannot participate in any of the parish activities in person.
Visit saintlukekenai.com or call 283-5455 for more information.
Children's Church takes place Sunday evenings at 6 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Kenai. Children ages 5 through sixth grade. Call 283-7672 for more information.
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