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Religion briefs

Grace Lutheran Church invites you to join them in Sunday worship as we continue into the penitential season of Lent. This week Pastor Degner’s sermon theme will be, “Real Cross-Talk” based on the Gospel reading for the day from Mark 8:31-38. To be a disciple of Jesus Christ is to deny one’s self, pick up the cross and follow Jesus. Leaders always give something for their followers to obey; words to live by – sage advice, secret knowledge that is only know to the select few. Jesus offers a cross. Not everyone can hear this word, but is the Word of life, today and eternally.

Services are 9 a.m. every Sunday with Family Christian Education Hour following at 10:30 a.m. During the season of Lent we will also worship for Midweek “Devotions” every Wednesday evening, beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed with a Soup – Supper.

For more information call the church office at 273-7043.

Grass Valley First Baptist Church

Rehearsals for the Living Last Supper, presented for the community on April 7, 8, and 9, are on-going. DaVinci’s famous “Last Supper” is music, and drama from the perspective of the blind man, Bartimaeus. The music is directed by Dr. Carl Peters, and the drama is directed by Barry Kerr.

The guest preacher, Pastor David Hagey, will continue his sermons from Ehpesians. The study has been well received.

If you’re looking for Tax Help, The AARP is offering it from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily until April 10. Call the HelpLine at 273-2273. They also offer free e-filing. They meet at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

For more information, call 273-7301or visit http://www.first

Sierra Center for Positive Living

At the Sierra Center for Positive Living our mission statement is: Inspiring People to Live Spiritually Awakened Lives. The theme for March is, “Becoming Your Own Hero.” Rev. Sandra Fairbanks message this Sunday is on “Compassion.” The service starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Banner Grange Hall, 12629 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. Tapes of previous services are available at the church book store.

Classes: Meditation Workshop, March 13 to May 1. Call office for details.

For more information call 274-1018 or visit http://www.sierra

Mountain Stream Meditation Center

Mountain Stream Meditation Center, a Buddhist Insight meditation group, meets Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9 at Wild Mountain Yoga, 574 Searls Ave. in Nevada City. On Monday evening Maeve Hassett of Mt. Steam Meditation in Auburn will speak on “Intention and Choice.” All levels of experience are welcome to attend. For more information, call Barbara at 272-6425 or visit

Peace Lutheran Church

Join the congregation at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley for Evening Prayer, tonight and every Thursday during Lent at 7 p.m. The pastors are reflecting this year on the Psalms. The service lasts about 40 minutes, and is an excellent way to focus on spiritual growth during this holy season.

Services on Sunday morning are at 8 and 10:45 a.m. This week Pastor Dean Eatman will be preaching. The Senior Choir will sing at the later service.

Peace Lutheran is located at 828 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. Child care is provided on Sunday, and all are welcome. For more information call 273-9631, or visit

Sierra Pines United Methodist

Pastor Don Lee’s sermon topic for this Sunday is “The Upside of Death.” Celullar death in our bodies is absolutely necessary for us to stay alive. It’s surprising how death supports new life. The Scripture of this Sunday is: Psalm 22: 23-31, Genesis 17: 1-7, Romans 4:13-25, and Mark 8:31-38.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church offers two regular services, contemporary at 9 a.m. and traditional at 10:30 a.m. Sierra Pines UMC church is located at 22559 W. Hacienda Dr. (near Lake of the Pines).

On Sunday, the Reverend Jim Dempsey will lead a discussion group at 9 a.m. The group will continue into April. The center of the discussion will focus around audio tapes of lectures given by Bishop John Shelby Spong, and were part of his latest book entitled “The Sins of Scripture.”

For more information call the church office at 268-6907, or visit http://www.sierrapine

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