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Saturday

Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: The 5 p.m. Holy Communion service offers a celebration of grace in a country gospel service setting written by the late Ralph Sappington. Pastor Will Sappington leads, and Trevor Krieger is the guest musician.

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: At 7:15 a.m., the Men of Mayflower serve breakfast to male residents at Aspen Meadows. Sons and grandsons are invited to join this special time. At 6:30 p.m., an "Evening in Hawaii" fundraising dinner features the church's favorite Hawaiian, Dee Welhaven, and her (borrowed) children. The lively evening features traditional food and dance. A goodwill offering of $10 is appreciated. Put on your Hawaiian best and come to the luau.

First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.: A family game night of video and board games is from 7 to 10 p.m. in the church basement.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W.: The Shekinah! Praise Team leads the 5 p.m. worship during the third week of Epiphany. High school youth are taking orders for pizzas for Super Bowl, on Feb. 5, to support youth activities.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 180 24th St W.: The monthly Taize service at 6:30 p.m. provides an opportunity to quietly reflect on the beginning of a new year. This is a spiritual experience of meditation, sacred readings and music that welcomes the wisdom of other religious communities. Members of all faiths and traditions are invited.

Free store open: The Yellowstone United Methodist Free Store is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Evangelical United Methodist Church at 345 Broadwater Ave. Gently used men's, women's and children's clothing and small kitchen appliances and goods are available at no cost. Limit donations to clothing and small appliances. Tax receipts are available. For more information, email Freestoremt@gmail.com or call 406-794-3202.

Sunday

Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: The 5 p.m. Holy Communion service offers a celebration of grace in a country gospel service setting written by the late Ralph Sappington. Pastor Will Sappington leads.

First Presbyterian Church, 2420 13th St. W.: Retired family practice physician Edwin Stickney talks about "Medical Marijuana and Drugs in America" at the 9:15 a.m. Church and Society Class.

St. John's Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Road: Kathy Slehofer, associate in ministry from Atonement Lutheran Church, leads the 7 p.m. worship in the Ocee Johnson Chapel.

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: During the 10 a.m. worship, ARK/Awesome Rotating Kids go to their classes to learn that all of us have the power to be "Princes of Peace." There will be lots of fun, some baking, crystal garden-making and words from St. Francis of Assisi. There is a new member orientation at 4 p.m. for all who would like to become a church member. If you are interested or have questions, call the office at 656-5414. The young adults meet at Straw Hat Pizza at 6 p.m. for pizza and a movie. Call Kim at 855-4317 for information.

First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.: At the 10 a.m. worship, the children present the music offering. At 4 p.m. the third in the epiphany recital series features Mark Fenderson, trumpet, with Sandi Rabas as accompanist. All are welcome to this free recital.

American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: For Name Tag Sunday, be sure to wear your name tag. A luncheon, the Meet 'n Greet Bistro, is at noon and costs $5 per person for this Italian-themed meal.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W.: At 10:30 a.m., a spiritual gifts inventory is conducted during the Adult Forum, led by Pastor Kay Tostengard. High school youth are taking orders for pizzas for the Super Bowl, on Feb 5, to support youth activities. Sunday school and Bubbas' High School Bible Study start at 10:15 a.m. The Youth Group begins meeting on its new night from 5 to 7 p.m.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 180 24th St. W.: The Rev. Susan Thomas, Billings Clinic chaplain, leads the 11 a.m. worship. All Sunday school classes resume at 9:30 a.m.

Monday

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: At 7 p.m., the Caring and Resourceful Daring Stampers make cards for the congregation to take and use.

Wednesday

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: Women of Mayflower will meet at noon with guest speaker Joe Chalupa of the HUB who will talk about Project Homeless Connect and the work of the HUB. Please bring clothes to donate to Homeless Connect, which is at the Shrine on Friday, Jan. 27. The $3 luncheon is followed by the regular meeting. Mayflower and First Congregational youth in grades one to six meet at Mayflower at 4:30 p.m. The all-youth dinner begins at 6 p.m. Youth in grades seven to 12 meet at 6:30 p.m.

First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.: From 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., youth education for ages 3 years to Confirmation meets for a study of the miracles of Jesus. There are activities and games for all youth. God's Kids make Epiphany cards for shut-ins. All are welcome.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W.: At 6:15 p.m., third- to sixth-graders work on the musical "100% Chance of Rain." Performances will be in February. All are welcome and you do not need to be a member to participate.

Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: Chris Dorr talks about the Angel Fund, which helps needy children in Billings Public Schools at the 7 p.m. community lecture series.

Thursday

American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: The Friends Group is going out to lunch at 11 a.m., and all are welcome. Call the church office at 252-4171 to reserve a spot.

Friday

Trinity Lutheran Church, 537 Grand Ave.: At 7 p.m., the public is invited to see a movie about Eric Liddell, a champion in the 1924 Olympics. Liddell lived for the glory of God as an Olympic athlete, a husband and father and a missionary to China and even as a prisoner of an internment camp. The movie and refreshments are free.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W.: At noon, join Pastor Kay Tostengard and others for an hour exploration of ways of praying that have been used by generations of Christians. This Spiritual Practices study is open to all who wish to deepen their prayer life.

Other News

Retrouvaille of Montana: This peer ministry and lifeline for troubled marriages is holding a program March 9-11 at the Ursuline Center in Great Falls. If you are thinking about separation or divorce, feeling frustrated, hurt, angry or disillusioned with your spouse, Retrouvaille can help.

The Catholic, lay-led ministry offers hope to couples struggling in their marriage. With all the distractions, conflicting demands and too little time, personal relationships are often taken for granted. Retrouvaille can help put the pieces back together. Team couples, who are recovering from their own struggling relationships, share their stories on how they were able to reconcile, heal and build a more loving and stable relationship.

For information or to register, call 800-470-2230 in Montana or 406-761-4830 outside of Montana.

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