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Lenten programs begin this week

The Ladies Lenten Prayer Coffees will begin Saturday at St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy.  Co-host will be St. Paul Catholic Church.  
All coffees will be held Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m.  The remainder of the schedule is March 15, Gospel Tabernacle hosting, co-hosts St. John United, Church of Christ and St. Michael Catholic Church; March 22, Cannelton United Methodist Church with First Baptist Church in Cannelton co-hosting; March 29, Tell City First United Methodist Church; April 5, Tell City First Baptist Church; April 12, Tell City Evangelical United Church of Christ, co-host Emmanuel Lutheran.
The coffees are open to all girls and women. There will be a short program at each coffee along with light refreshments. An offering will be taken at each coffee. At the last session and those attending will determine what local charity will receive the offering.

The Ladies of St. Michael Church will co-host the ladies’ Lenten prayer coffee with the Gospel Tabernacle Church and St. John’s United Church of Christ.
The prayer coffee will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15 at the Gospel Tabernacle Church. Anyone who would like to take a simple treat may do so. Diabetic treats are also requested.

The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand are offering a program titled “St. Benedict and Lent: A Holy Season; Do You Have the Strength For It?” that will examine various ways to live Lent.
The program will be held from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Kordes Center in Ferdinand. It will be presented by Sister Karen Joseph OSB, who has served in various leadership roles throughout her monastic life. She is a spiritual director and has given retreats and workshops in Benedictine Spirituality throughout North America.
The workshop will explore ways to connect Lent to daily life so participants might look forward to each day with joy through Holy Easter. Program cost is $30. Registration deadline is Wednesday. For more information, call (800) 880-2777 or visit www.thedome.org /programs.

Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a Lenten prayer program Tuesdays during Lent.
“A Holy Pause …. A Time to Step Away” will include midday prayer with the sisters, a soup luncheon, Lectio, and a time for group reflection. Participants can also choose to stay after the program for additional personal reflection or  just spend time visiting the monastery grounds. The program is being offered from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST Tuesdays beginning March 11. Cost is $12 per session or $60 for all six sessions. Register online at thedome.org, or by calling Kordes Center at 367-1411, Ext. 2915.

The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County’s first Lenten breakfast will be Saturday at Cannelton United Church of Christ. Breakfasts will be held Saturdays from 7 to 8 a.m. Donations are $3. Breakfast schedule: March 15, Cannelton First Baptist Church; March 22, Evangelical United Church of Christ, Tell City; March 29, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City; April 5, St. Paul Catholic Church; April 12, First Baptist Church, Tell City and April 19, Tell City United Methodist Church. For more information, call Bill Simpson at 457-5863 or Randy Lautner at 547-8982.

EUCC Women’s Guild to meet March 13

TELL CITY – The Women's Guild at Evangelical United Church of Christ will hold its monthly meeting Thursday,  March 13 at 1 p.m. in the  fellowship hall. Mona Lehman, president, will preside.
Lois Curl will serve as coffee social hostess  from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall.
The public is invited.

schedules bible study, dinner concert

TELL CITY – Deer Creek Baptist Church will host a women’s Bible study “Discerning the Voice of God – How to Recognize When God Speaks” by Pricilla  Shirer.
Sessions will be held Thursdays at 6 p.m. beginning Thursday (today) and will be led by Cheri Taylor. Call her at 619-6053  to sign up for the class.
A spring concert will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the church with dinner to follow.
Everyone is invited to attend.