COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICES SCHEDULED Communal penance services will be held in Minot next week.
The penance services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 2600 W. Central Ave.; Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 700-16th Ave. SW; Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in St. Therese, Church of the Little Flower, 919-8th St. NW; and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in St. Leo's Catholic Church, 218-1st St. SE.
GOSPEL CONCERT SET FOR TODAY A gospel concert will be presented by "The Master's Plan" today at 5 p.m. in Bread of Life Lutheran Church, 1415-17th Ave. SW, Minot.
"The Master's Plan," a group from Bismarck, will be singing traditional and contemporary gospel songs.
There is no charge for the concert.
DATE SET FOR MEN'S PANCAKE SUPPER IN MAXBASS CHURCH ?The annual men's pancake supper will be held March 24 from 4 to 7 p.m., in English Lutheran Church, Maxbass.
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FIRST BAPTIST SETS DATES SET FOR MISSIONS CONFERENCE A Missions Conference will be held March 23 and 24 in First Baptist Church, 200-3rd St. SW, Minot.
The conference begins Saturday at 5 p.m. with a missions banquet, which is open to everyone as long as space is available. The cost for the meal is $10 per person.
Featured speaker for the missions banquet will be Ron Cline, a missionary statesman from San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Cline served as president of the missionary organization HCJB for 25 years. He will explain how the vision and purpose of the organization is being carried out through VOICE (worldwide local radio) and HANDS (health care, training and pure water supplies).
Cline will also be the guest speaker at the 8:30, 9:50 and 11:05 a.m. services Sunday in the church.
ANNUAL ROAST BEEF DINNER TO BE HELD The 16th annual roast beef dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Glenburn, will be March 24 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The cost will be $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 5 to 12. Youth age 4 and under will not be charged.
All proceeds will benefit the Western North Dakota Synod's Mission Outreach Fund.
DATE SET FOR ANNUAL FAITH UNITED WOMEN'S RETREAT The annual Faith United Methodist Church Women's Retreat will be March 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church at 5900 U.S. Highway 83 N. The retreat is open to women of all faiths.
Guest speaker will be Jessica LaGrone and her topic will be "Namesake." LaGrone is an associate pastor at The Woodlands United Metho-dist Church, near Houston, Texas.
Lunch will be prepared by professionally trained chef Peter Ochsner. There will be special music and activities for everyone.
Pre-registration is required for a lunch count by calling Judy at Faith United Methodist Church at 838-1540 or Sheryl at 720-5090.
PRIMETIMERS GROUP TO MEET THURSDAY ?The PrimeTimers Fellowship group from Our Redeemer's Church in Minot will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall at 700-16th Ave. SE, Minot.
For the program, Norval and Carey Semchenko, of Max, will give an update on the Chile orphanage and mission outreach.
Refreshments will be served by Group 3.
BENEFIT SPAGHETTI DINNER, SILENT AUCTION SCHEDULED A benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held March 24 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the parish center of Little Flower Church, 800 W. University Ave., Minot, for Nathan Artz, of Minot.
Artz, who is 15, was recently diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma and has undergone many procedures, including intense chemotherapy, in the past months.
A freewill offering will be received for the dinner. Checks payable to "Nathan Artz Benefit" may be sent to State Bank of Bottineau, in care of Pat Artz, P.O. 327, Bottineau, ND 58318.
DATES SET FOR WOMEN'S RETREAT The Women's Ministry of First Baptist Church, of Minot, will host its 2013 Women's Retreat, "Take Me Away" April 5 and 6 at the Minot High School-Central Campus. The retreat schedule is Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The featured speaker will be Micca Campbell, with Proverbs 31 Ministries. More information about Campbell can be found at miccacampbell.com.
Registrations, with a retreat fee of $40, are required. For a registration brochure, call 852-4533, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit (www.firstbaptist-minot.org/ Fbc'sministries/Women's Ministry).
BENEFIT BREAKFAST TO SERVED SUNDAY IN ST. LEO'S CHURCH Knights of Columbus #9906 will serve a benefit breakfast Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the lower level of St. Leo's Catholic Church, 218-1st St. SE, Minot.
Pancakes, country-style sausage and scrambled eggs will be served.
Proceeds of the freewill offering will benefit religious vocations and Home on the Range for Boys and Girls.
PALM SUNDAY DINNER PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT DES LACS FAMILY The annual Men's Palm Sunday dinner will be March 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church, Ryder.
Proceeds of the freewill offering will go to Justin and Sheila Johnson and their family. The Johnsons, of Des Lacs, lost their home and belongings to a fire. Boxes will also be available in the church entry for donated grocery items and household cleaning supplies.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST PROCEEDS TO HELP MAN WITH MEDICAL EXPENSES The Berthold Lions Club will serve its annual pancake, sausage and egg breakfast March 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Berthold Public School.
A freewill offering will be received. Proceeds of the event will help Dylon Schweitzer, of Berthold, with medical bills. Additional funds have been requested from Thrivent Financial Services.
PASSOVER EVENTS PLANNED Mike and Kristie Martin, of Minot, who are Kingdom to Come Ministries, and DoorKeeper International Ministries, of Colorado, will host a Pass-over gathering March 25-26 in the fellowship hall of Calvary Alliance Church, of Minot, at 715-20th Ave. NW.
The event will begin Monday at 5 p.m. A Passover meal will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meal will be followed by teaching, worship and dance. Cost for the meal will be $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under will not be charged. There will be a $50 maximum family fee. Reservations are requested for the meal by calling 970-589-5804 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Tuesday's events, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., will include teachings, worship, dancing, shared meals and fellowship. People are asked to bring food, with the exception of pork or shellfish, to share.
BLUEGRASS MUSIC TO BE PART OF WORSHIP SERVICES Bluegrass music will be a part of worship services today at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in Christ Lutheran Church, 502-17th St. NW, Minot.
John Andrus, of Litch-ville, will join Joe Andrus, Selmer Moen, Phil Olstad and Ty Nygaard, all of Minot, in song.
A chili supper will follow today's service and coffee and treats will be served after the Sunday service.
LADIES CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE PLANNED A conference for women will be held March 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Calvary Alliance Church Fellowship Hall, 715-20th Ave. NW.
The theme for the conference, which will include speakers, teachings, dance, food and fellowship, is "For the Heart of the Home."
Registration will be $10.
LIVING STATIONS TO BE PRESENTED The youth group at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church will portray the Living Stations of the Cross Wednesday at 7 p.m. in church at 700-16th Ave. SW.