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Lenten services will be held at these locations Wednesday, March 14:

Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2921 Olive St., 4:30 p.m. The Rev. Brian Schmidt, guest pastor from Trinity Lutheran Church, Caledonia, will speak on “Tree to Tree — The Tree of Life to the Tree of the Cross.” Supper will be served between services.

First Reformed Church, 7110 Old Spring St., 6 p.m. Lenten “Soup and Sandwich Suppers.” The meal is served at 6 p.m., followed by meditations on “Lenten Scenes from the Book of Leviticus.” Guest pastor, the Rev. David Van Buren speaks from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 728 Villa St., 7 p.m. Fifth service for Lent. Under the theme for Lent, “Return from Exile: A Lenten Journey,” the Rev. Thomas Bauer will preach focusing on the theme for the night — “Out of Egypt: Through the Water.”

Grace Lutheran Church, 3700 Washington Ave., 6:30 p.m. The focus will be “Tree to Tree: The Tree of Life to the Cross.”

Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 2000 W. Sixth St., 7 p.m. A soup supper will be served at 6 p.m. in the Mark Hurn Room. Donations will be accepted to benefit the youth who will attend the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston this summer.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3350 Lathrop Ave. 1 p.m. The Rev. Jesse Gullion continues the Lenten theme “Lessons of Lament” with the prophet Jeremiah. The day’s focus is “The Potter’s Clay.”

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


In a non-traditional song-filled Sunday service, guest speaker Jim Kuntzelman will examine Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church’s history in “Roots, Branches & Wings,” during the 9 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, March 11, at Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church, 625 College Ave. Kuntzelman will encourage congregants to sing or listen to a theme for the church’s upcoming 175th historic celebration.


First Evangelical Free Church, 2401 Ohio St., will host Jacquelyn Meyer from Jews for Jesus as she presents “Christ in the Passover” at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Reservations can be made by calling Pat Emerick at 262-554-6920.


The Rev. Sue Barham will conduct the 9:15 a.m. worship service Sunday, March 11, at North Pointe United Methodist Church, 3825 Erie St. Ton Roland will perform a flute solo, “Gymnopedie 1” by Erik Satie. This Sunday is UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Sunday.


The Rev. Gillian Weighton is leading an eight-week adult education series titled “Let’s Take a Walk with...” based on the book “Camino Divina” at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 11, in the parlor on the second floor of First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave.

The series continues with the writings of the poet T.S. Eliot. The book highlights likely and unlikely saints who can inform and inspire our faith walk.


The Scripture through the Heart and Soul series, “Understanding the Prophets,” continues with guest speaker Dr. Elizabeth Nagel at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 3126 95th St., Sturtevant. Nagel will present “From Death to Life and Living Water or Sign — Acts in Jeremiah and Ezekiel.”


The Baha’is of Racine will host the monthly Interfaith Devotion and Spiritual Discussion around the topic of Life’s Purpose — Acquiring Morals and Virtues, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the home of Barry and Loralee Uhlenhake, 3223 Wright Ave. People of all faiths or none are invited to share their insights at this monthly event of live music, prayers in the round, refreshments, and congenial discussion.


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

“Lenten Taizé Prayer,” 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 19. Join an evening of prayer, silent reflection, scripture, ritual and simple meditative chants. Donations will be accepted.

“Holy Week Retreat,” 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25, to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Each day will begin with contemplative morning prayer. The days will also include Eucharistic liturgy and facilitated sharing from the day’s reflections. Facilitator Brian Pierce is a Dominican friar and author. Cost to attend is $275 including a $50 non-refundable deposit, overnight accommodations and meals.

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

Religion Today is a listing of special events held at Racine County churches and is published every Saturday in Community. Notices of regularly scheduled services and sermon topics are not used. Announcements must arrive by noon Tuesday to be considered for publication the following Saturday, as space permits. Submit information to The Journal Times Online Calendar at and select Faith under sections; by mail to Sharon Knox, The Journal Times, 212 Fourth St., Racine, WI, 53403; email or fax information to the attention of Sharon Knox at 262-631-1780.


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