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Religion briefs: Carson City’s First Baptist holds Pinewood Derby

First Baptist to host grand prix for miniature soap box cars

First Baptist Church of Carson City invites all family and friends to the Awana Grand Prix for Pinewood derby miniature soap box cars at 10 a.m. today, at 1750 Mountain St.

A community open division will be held at 1 p.m. for anyone wanting to participate. Open category weigh in and a light lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. Call 841-3230 for more information and to pre-register.

Good Friday, Easter services planned

St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center, 4280 Highway 50 in Silver Springs, is hosting a Good Friday prayer service at 4:30 p.m. April 3.

The center’s Easter Sunday service will be at 10 a.m. April 5. All are welcome to attend both.

For more information, call 775-577-9606.

First Baptist announces Easter Week schedule

First Baptist Church of Carson City, 1750 Mountain St., will hold services and productions throughout Easter Week from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. All of the services are open to the public.

First Baptist Church’s Palm Sunday Service will be at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 29. The South Reno Baptist Church Choir also will perform at First Baptist Church at 4 p.m. on Palm Sunday.

At 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2, the church will conduct its Maundy Thursday service with a portrayal of The Last Supper along with Jesus’ foot-washing of the Disciples feet following the custom of that time. Communion will be served.

At 6 p.m. Friday, April 3, the church will hold a Good Friday “Walk to Calvary” re-enacting Jesus’ walk on the road to Calvary.

The congregation may participate in nailing their sins to the cross reflecting the sacrifice Jesus made for the redemption of mankind.

At 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 5, the church will present the Easter Sunday drama presentation, “And Now He’s Gone,” a mini-drama set in the time between the Crucifixion and Resurrection with Biblical characters reflecting on what the death of Jesus meant to them.

On Easter Sunday, First Baptist Church also will hold an Easter egg hunt open to the community to be held immediately after the service.

St. Teresa of Avila’s 500th birthday today

Today is the 500th birthday of St. Teresa of Avila, whom the Catholic Parish in Carson City is named after. St. Teresa was born on March 28, 1515 near Avila, Spain.

A reformer of her religious order, she was the first female “Doctor (key teacher) of the Church.” She’s revered in Catholic, Episcopal and Lutheran faiths and traditions.

She inspired the Bernini statue and Ruebens’ painting. She still has three books in print and among more than 100 of her well-known quotes, the most famous is, “Christ has no body now but yours, no hands, no feet on Earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ took compassion into the world. Yours are the feet with which Christ walks to do good. Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world.”

Since today is still the season of Lent, The Carson City Parish will celebrate its namesake on her feastday, Oct. 15.

In addition, the schedule for next weekend’s Easter services are as follows: Saturday vigil, 8 p.m. and Sunday services at 7, 9 and 11 a.m. and a Spanish service at 1 p.m. There will be no other Sunday services. St. Teresa’s is located at 3000 North Lompa Lane between College Parkway and Highway 50.

Masses in honor of Divine Mercy planned in Virginia City

St. Mary’s in the Mountains, 111 S. E St. in Virginia City, is hosting two Masses in celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday, a day commemorating St. Faustina Kowalska’s visions of Jesus in the 1930s.

Bishop Calvo will dedicate a Divine Mercy statue to St. Mary’s and preside at a 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, April 11, when confessions will also be heard from 2 to 3:45 p.m.

Father Phillip George will conduct another Mass at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 12.

Both Masses will include a recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet and a veneration of the image.

For more information, call 775-847-9099.

St. Gall hosting annual spring rummage sale

St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville, is hosting its annual spring rummage sale, which also offers warm cups of coffee and donuts, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 24, and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25.

A car wash to support the church’s youth group will be at 8 a.m. both days.

For more information, call 775-782-2852.