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Grundy County area church briefs

Midweek Lenten Worship

Grace Lutheran Church in Morris will gather at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday, March 29, with Holy Communion; and at 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 1.

Our Lenten focus was “Lessons from the Passion Story.”

For information, visit glcmorris.net.

Living Water Church

Love a little, laugh a little. Come to Living Water Church, 118 E. Jefferson St. in Morris, for a fresh experience of Christ. Applying God’s word to our hearts and lives and shaping our habits. Join us at 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. Sundays for services, or 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School (adults /teens/children). Other opportunities are:

• 7 p.m. Wednesdays for Bible study class, led by Pastor Cook.

• 7 p.m. Thursdays for prayer night, a silent time of worship in the sanctuary.

Peace Lutheran Church

• Free yoga class at 5:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday night.

Immaculate Conception Church

• The rosary is recited every Tuesday at church. All are welcome to join each and every week they are available to come. 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays

• The Stitchery Group meets each Wednesday in the Church Narthex. Bring your crocheting or knitting and join the group. 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays

• The PADS shelter at Immaculate Conception Parish is open October through April. It provides a place to sleep, eat dinner and breakfast, as well as provides a sack lunch. To volunteer for the parish, call Joanne Morrall at 815-942-8389 or Kris Werden 815-942-5338. Opens at
7 p.m. every Thursday and Friday.

• Organizations from the parish help with preparation and serving of coffee and doughnuts after Mass one weekend each month in the narthex of the church. Stop by after Mass and visit while enjoying refreshments.

Ecumenical Prayer Service

St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59 in Plainfield is hosting Good Friday Ecumenical Prayer Service at noon March 30.

Our community is invited to join us for this ecumenical celebration of Jesus’ Passion and Crucifixion through shared scripture, prayer and hymns led by clergy and musicians from Plainfield area Christian churches.

This event is sponsored by The Plainfield Ministerial Association and held at St. Mary Immaculate Parish. A free will offering to benefit the Plainfield Ministerial Association Crisis Fund will be taken.

Minooka Village Christian Church

Located at 8965 S. Bell Road in Minooka, The Village is not a typical church.

We keep church pretty simple and we don’t get caught up in a lot of rules and regulations. Instead, we allow scripture to be our guide and try to live our lives according to what the Bible outlines. It doesn’t matter what your history is, you are welcome here.

It’s not easy to sum up all of who we are, but here are a few basics about us.

We’re a nondenominational Christian church and followers of Jesus Christ.

That means all backgrounds are welcome here, whether you’ve never been to church, haven’t been in a long time, or have been a part of a church all your life. We like to have fun and don’t think that church should be boring.

You’ll have to stop by to find out more.

Services are at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, and at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays.

For information, call ​​815-467-2265 or visit thevillagechristianchurch.com.

Divine Mercy confession, prayer

St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59 in Plainfield will celebrate a Divine Mercy Prayer and Reconciliation Service on April 8 in the Church.

All are welcome to participate with us in this celebration of God’s mercy. Confessions begin at 2 p.m. and continue throughout.

At 3 p.m. we begin the Prayer Service with Veneration of the Divine Mercy image, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Divine Mercy Way of the Cross, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary, and Benediction and Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Divine Mercy Sunday, instituted worldwide by Pope John Paul II in 2000, is held each year on the Sunday after Easter. Jesus promised that those who fittingly observe the Divine Mercy Feast will receive complete forgiveness of sin and all temporal punishment associated with sin.

For information on observing the feast day, visit www.marian.org

Coal City ‘Hallelujah’ soup supper

Coal City United Methodist Church, located at 6805 E. McArdle Road in Coal City, invites the community to join them for their last “Hallelujah” Soup Supper of the season from 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 7.

They will be serving delicious homemade vegetable beef and chicken noodle soups. The cost will be $8 for adults and children ages 13 and older; $4 for children ages 12 to 6; $2 for children ages 5 to 3; and children ages 2 and younger can eat for free.

All proceeds will go to the church’s building fund. Tickets will be sold at the door. Each meal includes your choice of soup, a sandwich, crackers, a beverage, ice cream and dessert. Carry-outs will be available.

Special entertainment will be provided by Silverstrings Acoustic Trio from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in their sanctuary. Silverstrings performs country, bluegrass and oldies music.

We hope visitors will come and enjoy this special entertainment.

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