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Faith briefs: Hymnfest Sunday at Shepherd of the City Lutheran; Grace Presbyterian plans Mardi Gras celebration

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:01 am

CALVARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6301 Winchester Road, will hold Spud Sunday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Cost is $6. Bring a canned-food item and enjoy a free dessert. 747-9218.

CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 6600 N. Clinton St., will have the Seminary Guild meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 12 in Luther Hall.EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 105 W. 8th St., Matthews, will hold Balloonapalooza! at 5 p.m. Saturday.

FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH, Berne, will hold rehearsals for its spring concert at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through April 30. Dress rehearsal is May 4 with the concert May 5.

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 10010 Aurora Place, will hold “A Mosaic of Faith” series at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 19, 26 and April 2, 9 and 16. February sessions led by the Rev. Kathy Thomas of Grace will focus on Christianity, and the April sessions exploring Buddhism will be led by Michael Spath, a professor of comparative religions. Child care is provided.

GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1811 Fairhill Road, will hold a Mardi Gras celebration 6-8 p.m. Feb. 12, with a free pancake and sausage dinner and silent auction.

LIFETREE CAFÉ, Ossian Presbyterian Church, 123 S. Jefferson St., Ossian, will discuss “Inside Terrorism: A Muslim's Quest to Stop Jihad,” 6-7 p.m. Sunday.

SHEPHERD OF THE CITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1301 S. Anthony Blvd., will hold its fifth annual hymnfest at 4 p.m. Sunday. Guest organist is Kantor Kevin Hildebrand of Concordia Theological Seminary. A seminar on demonology, the study of the devil and his nature as taught in the Christian Bible, takes place Feb. 16, with a morning session 10 a.m.-noon and an afternoon session 1-3 p.m. Free admission and complimentary lunch offered. Reservations required: 422-3790 by Feb. 13.

TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1636 St. Marys Ave., will have Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. For those who cannot attend services, the 2012 Ash Wednesday service will be broadcast on Comcast 55/Frontier 25 at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and 11 a.m. Feb. 14. Midweek Lenten services will be 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 20-March 20 and 9:30 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 22-March 22. Maundy Thursday service will be 7 p.m. March 28. Good Friday service will be 7 p.m. March 29. Holy Saturday Vigil will be 7 p.m. March 30. Easter Sunrise Service will be 7 a.m., with Easter Festival Service at 10 a.m. 422-7931, Opt. 1, Ext. 100.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION, 5310 Old Mill Road, will have a study circle about “The Righteous Mind” at 10 a.m. Sunday and Feb. 24, March 3 and March 24.

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