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LENTEN SERVICES

These churches will hold Lenten services Feb. 21:

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3350 La Salle St., 6 p.m. The theme for Lent is “Lessons of Lament; Lent with the Prophet Jeremiah.” The Rev. Jesse Gullion will give the sermon.

Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2921 Olive St., 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. with supper at 5:30 p.m. The Rev. David Wierschke, will speak on “Garden to Garden — Eden to Heaven.”

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 728 Villa St., 7 p.m. Under the theme for Lent, “Return from Exile: A Lenten Journey,” the Rev. Michael Zarling from Epiphany Lutheran Church will preach focusing on the theme “Mountain to Mountain: Mount Moriah to Mount Zion.”

Grace Lutheran Church, 3700 Washington Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Lenten theme is “Return from Exile” with the focus for the evening being “Garden to Garden: Eden to Heaven.”

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3350 Lathrop Ave., 1 p.m. The theme is “Lessons of Lament with prophet Jeremiah.”

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4340 6 Mile Road, Caledonia, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Second Missionary Baptist Church, 3925 32nd Ave., Kenosha, 7 p.m. Guest speaker is the Rev. Roy Carter.

LENTEN SERIES

A four-week “Supper and Substance” Bible study series during Lent will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 21-March 14, at First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share.

Bible study will follow on those dates from 6-7 p.m. The series, led by the Rev. Gillian Weighton, casts a light on what the Bible says about some of the things we avoid.

INTERFAITH DEVOTIONAL

An Interfaith Devotional on the topic of “Life After Death” sponsored by the Baha’i Faith of Racine, begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the home of Barry and Loralee Uhlenhake, 3223 Wright Ave. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite prayers or selections on this topic for this half-hour session which will also include music and be followed by a discussion and refreshment time. For more information, call 262-672-5269.

UNDERSTANDING THE PROPHETS

Scripture through the Heart and Soul presents the series, “Understanding the Prophets,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 21-March 21, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 3126 95th St., Sturtevant. Speakers are:

Feb. 21 — Bishop Richard J. Sklba will present “Background of the Prophetic Call of Jeremiah.”

Feb. 28 — Elizabeth Nagel presents “The Depths of God’s Love.”

March 7 — Elizabeth Nagel presents “The Servant who suffers for doing God’s Will.”

March 14 — Elizabeth Nagel presents “From Death to Life and Living Water or Sign-Acts in Jeremiah and Ezekiel.”

March 21 — Denis Silva presents “The Prophet Amos.”

Scripture Through the Heart and Soul is formed to provide Catholic and Ecumenical programming for the Kenosha/Racine Deanery.

SIENA RETREAT CENTER PROGRAMS

These programs are offered at the Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie St., Caledonia:

“Strengthening Communities in Need: Spirit-Filled Approaches” (Situations of Substance series), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. Patricia Rogers, executive director of the Dominican Center for Women, and Vincent Noth, executive director of Riverwest Food Pantry, will share the stories of people who come in need, those learning to engage as neighbors and those they train as mentors. Cost to attend is $10.

“Lent: The Bonding of Recognition,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, with the option of extending to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. In the Gospel stories of encounters with Jesus, we may notice what Cynthia Bourgeault calls the “recognition experience” in the individuals drawn to him. Spirit meets spirit in the mutuality of divine-human communion. Attendees may choose to extend the retreat to explore the mystery of spiritual “recognition” as it may relate to the mystical understanding of the Enneagram. Cost to attend on Saturday is $45 and includes a noon meal. Cost for extended retreat of March 3-4 is $145 including a $50 non-refundable deposit, overnight accommodations and meals.

For more information or to register for a program, go to www.SienaRetreatCenter.org or call 262-898-2590.

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