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Religion briefs

“Matter” is the subject of this week’s Bible lesson to be read at the 10 a.m. service. Bible selection is from 11 Corinthians: “For Though We Walk In The Flesh, We Do Not War After The Flesh:” (For The Weapons Of Our Warfare Are Not Carnal, But Mighty Through God To The Pulling Down Of Strong Holds:). Sunday school is held at the same hour. Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. a testimonial meeting is held, in which the congregation expresses gratitude for healings.

The church is located at 375 Crown Point Circle in Whispering Pines. For more information, call 273-9452.

The Reading Room and Bookstore at 147 Mill St. is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All are welcome to visit these facilities and learn more about our spiritual nature. For more information, call 273-0790 or visit

Christian Life Center

Following a time of inspirational praise and worship, Pastor Jerry Stroup will be introducing our guests, Mike and Judy Santiago, missionaries to South Africa, on Sunday. Come and hear what God is doing in South Africa. Wednesday night is our Fellowship Night with dinner at 6 and studies for all beginning at 7. Saturday evening at 6 is an awesome time of individual and corporate prayer; won’t you pray with us? Sunday evening at 6 p.m., we invite you to join us as Pastor Stroup will be sharing from the Book of Revelations/Church in Thyatira.

Christian Life Center is at 13010 Highway 49, Grass Valley. For more information, call 273-8475 or visit

First Baptist Church of Grass Valley

“The Power Behind Salvation” will be the sermon given by the guest preacher, Pastor David Hagey. He will continue his sermons from Ephesians: 1:19-23. The Worship Choir will begin the morning’s worship at 10:30. Special music will be a Men’s Quartet. Sunday School is a Bible study for all ages beginning at 9 a.m.

A Sunday School Training Conference will be this Saturday at Bell Road Baptist Church in Auburn. A continental breakfast will begin the workshop that goes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All teachers are encouraged to attend.

A Presentation of Israel will be given by the Fergusons and Chaneys on March 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sign up for the Family Fellowship Dinner and come and enjoy the first-hand look at the Holy Land.

For more information, call 273-7301, or visit

Peace Lutheran Church

Peace Lutheran Church’s Lenten series continues with Evening Prayer this evening, Thursday, at 7. Pastor Johnson will be reflecting on Psalm 63. The Evening Prayer service is set to the popular Holden Vespers by Marty Haugen.

Pastor Johnson also preaches at both services Sunday, focusing on the Ten Commandments and their relevance for contemporary Christians. Join us at 8 or 10:45 a.m.; all are welcome, and child care is provided. These services both utilize Marty Haugen’s “Now the Feast and Celebration.”

Sunday also features the annual “Spring Spud Spectacular,” a potato bar luncheon that is a fundraiser for Peace’s youth mission trip this summer. The lunch takes place immediately after the second service.

For more information, call 273-9631, or visit

Sierra Pines United Methodist

Pastor Don Lee’s sermon topic for Third Sunday of Lent is “Intelligent Design.” What’s the fuss? Haven’t we learned yet that the “How questions” are for science, and the “Why questions” are for faith? The Scripture of this Sunday is: Psalm19, Exodus 20: 1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 and John 2: 13-33.

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 Rev. Jim Dempsey will lead an adult discussion group at 9 a.m. The discussion 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, titled “The Sins of Scripture.”

For more information, call 268-6907, or visit

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

You are invited to hear guest speakers under the direction of Stake President Rod Brower on Sunday. The speakers’ topic will be: “Preparing to go to the Temple.” The speakers can be heard in all 12 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ congregations. For Grass Valley, Nevada City and Penn Valley, the speakers will be at the Nevada City Chapel, 615 Hollow Way, Nevada City, at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For more information call 265-5891.

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