Religion briefs

2013-03-23T00:00:00Z 2013-03-23T00:08:10Z Religion briefs nwitimes.com
March 23, 2013 12:00 am  • 

TODAY

French toast breakfast

LANSING | Lansing Presbyterian Church will offer its annual french toast breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon at 2625 Ridge Road. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat french toast, sausage, coffee, milk and juice. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Call (708) 474-2710.

Annual Easter egg hunt

KOUTS | First Presbyterian Church of Kouts will host its annual Easter egg hunt from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 195 E. County Road 700 South. There will be a free raffle for prizes and Easter baskets. There will be a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Cookies and punch will be served at the event. All ages are welcome. Prize bags will be provided at the door. The rain date is March 30. Call (219) 766-2430.

Easter bazaar planned

MUNSTER | St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Parish will hold its annual Easter Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the hall, 8624 White Oak Ave. Ukrainian-style lunch will be available. There will be a bake sale including Easter bread (paska) and various baked goods. Ukrainian sausage also will be for sale. Many unique ethnic and craft items will be offered and there will be raffles including children's Easter baskets. Call (219) 838-3244.

'Spoken Word' event

GARY | African American Achievers Youth Corps Inc. will sponsor "The Spoken Word" from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Glen Theatre, 20 W. Ridge Road. The program will feature Christian poets and rappers. Among those performing are Elena Love, Kelechukwu Brnfre, the Rev. Montia Gardner, Roger Phillips, evangelist Davida Johnson, Ethel Walton, Tamara Blankenship, Kenneth "The Poet" Cooper, Lee Gilliam Jr., Bilneisha Tillman, Evonnie Scruggs, elder Rob Sanders, David McDade, Davita Stewart and members of Permanent Ink Slam Poets' Club of Merrillville High School. Tickets cost $10 and are available at Beautiful Things, 3570 Village Court.  Call (219) 887-2046.

SUNDAY

Pancake breakfast

STEGER | St. Joseph Rosary Ladies of St. Liborius Church hosts the 22nd annual pancake breakfast, bake sale and raffle from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parish hall at 35th Street and Halsted Boulevard. Tickets can be bought at the door. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 12 and younger. Call (708) 755-2398.

Palm Sunday services

GRIFFITH | Griffith Lutheran Church will hold Palm Sunday services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at 1000 N. Broad St. Call (219) 838-1626.

Passion of Christ

HAMMOND | A Polish prayer-theatrical group from St. Hyacinth Basilica in Chicago is featured in a 45-minute "Passion of Christ" presentation in English from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 570 Sibley St. Free will donations will be accepted and refreshments will follow the performance. Call (219) 932-0204.

Fashions and lunch

HOBART | Sand and Sea Fashion Show and Luncheon will be presented by The Protection of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church  from noon to 3 p.m. at Avalon Manor Banquet Center, 3550 E. U.S. 30. Call (219) 663-2134.

'King of Kings' film

GRIFFITH | St. Mary Church hosts a "King of Kings" concert screening from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 525 N. Broad St. This classic 1927 silent film is about the Passion of Christ, and music for the film will be performed by organist Mike Jacklin of Triune Music. Call (219) 924-4163.

Easter musical

SCHERERVILLE | An Easter musical will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. at Lake Hills Baptist Church, 9209 W. 85th Ave. Call (219) 365-4747.

Cantata and dinner

HAMMOND | Hessville Bible Church will host its annual Easter cantata and dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at 6518 Grand Ave. A meal will follow the performance. Call (219) 844-8900.

MONDAY

Penance service

WHITING | Whiting/Robertsdale Catholic Community will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation at a Communal Penance Service from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1845 Lincoln Ave. A prayer service, inspirational music and a message of God's merciful forgiveness will be followed by individual confessions available in both English and Spanish. Call (219) 659-4138.

TUESDAY

Passion Week

HAMMOND | Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church will commemorate Christ's Passion from noon to 1 p.m. today through Thursday at 1047 Kenwood St. Join in praise, prayer and Scripture with the Rev. William R. Collins, pastor-teacher. Call (219) 931-4337.

WEDNESDAY

Last Supper live portrayal

HAMMOND | The First United Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a Living Last Supper lawn portrayal from 7 to 9 p.m. at 6705 Hohman Ave. Call (219) 688-8353.

THURSDAY

Morning Prayer

WHITING | Morning Prayer according to the Liturgy of the Hours will be prayed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church from 7 to 7:30 a.m. at 1845 Lincoln Ave. Call (219) 659-4138.

Maundy Thursday services

GRIFFITH | Maundy Thursday services will be at 1:30 and 7 p.m. at Griffith Lutheran Church, 1000 N. Broad St. Call (219) 838-1626.

Free community dinner

HAMMOND | Hammond Christian Reformed Church will sponsor a free community dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. at 1920 167th St. Tacos, refried beans, Spanish rice, homemade salsa, chips, dessert and a beverage will be served. Call (219) 924-8461.

The Last Passover

CROWN POINT | Southlake Christian Church is hosting The Last Passover from 6 to 9 p.m. at 501 Pratt St. The cost is $7. Call (219) 663-1010.

Living Last Supper

WINFIELD | A live portrayal of Leonardo Da Vinci's painting "The Last Supper" will be presented from 7 to 8 p.m. March 28 at Town & Country Christian Church, 7037 E. 117th Ave. The idea is to involve the audience in the impression, mood and monologue of each disciple as he responds to the statement of Jesus, "One of you will betray me." This live portrayal will reach a climax when the men portraying the disciples serve Communion to the audience. Call the church at (219) 988-2675.

FRIDAY

Interdenominational service

WHITING | The Whiting/Robertsdale Faith Enrichment Committee will hold an hour of prayer from noon to 1 p.m. hosted by the Whiting United Methodist Church, Clark Street and Community Court. Ministers of the local churches will join with the community for shared prayer in songs, sacred Scripture and a message of God's love. The Community Choir, under the direction of Don Kometz, will offer pre-service music at 11:45 a.m. Call (219) 659-4138.

Good Friday services

HOBART | An Easter Cantata will be performed by the Trinity Lutheran Church Choir from noon to 1 p.m. at 900 Luther Drive. Seventh- and eighth-grade Trinity Lutheran students will perform with the choir at noon. A soloist will perform at the 6 p.m. worship service. Call (219) 942-2589.

Good Friday services

GRIFFITH | Griffith Lutheran Church will hold Good Friday services at 1:30 and 7 p.m. at 1000 N. Broad St. Call (219) 838-1626.

Good Friday cantata

VALPARAISO | "Tapestry of Darkness," a cantata for choir and orchestra, will be presented at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 3401 Valparaiso St. The musical program is free and open to the public. Call (219) 464-4985.

Good Friday service

MERRILLVILLE | Living Grace Church will hold its Good Friday Tenebrae Service from 7 to 8 p.m. at 2408 W. 78th Ave. Call (219) 769-2240.

Good Friday service

SCHERERVILLE | Lake Hills Baptist Church will hold a Good Friday service from 7 to 8 p.m. at 9209 W. 85th Ave. Call (219) 365-4747.

Good Friday service

HAMMOND | First United Lutheran Church invites the community to commemorate Good Friday with an evening of music and Scripture at 7:30 p.m. at 6705 Hohman Ave. The choir of First United Lutheran Church will be performing "The Shadow of the Cross," a contemporary Tenebrae cantata. The choir will be joined by instrumentalists from regional music colleges and symphonies. Call (219) 932-9070.

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