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Bishop Calvo will dedicate a statue of the Divine Mercy, which Father Jorge Herrera obtained in Mexico, to St. Mary’s in the Mountains at a Mass planned on April 11.
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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. Saturday, March 28, 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. Awana rules apply and previously raced cars are OK. Boy Scout car specifications meet the requirements. Call 841-3230 for more information and to pre-register.

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.

Eckankar hosting worship service today

Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, is hosting a free worship service whose topic is “How do we Know When God Speaks to us?” at 10 a.m. today at the Carson City Community Center.

The one-hour service includes a brief talk by a facilitator, followed by readings, a small-group discussion and a short contemplation.

For more information, call Laurie Bray at 775-384-9231.

or go to http://www.eckankar.org or http://www.eck-nevada.org.

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.

Eckankar hosting worship service today

Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, is hosting a free worship service whose topic is “How do we Know When God Speaks to us?” at 10 a.m. today at the Carson City Community Center.

The one-hour service includes a brief talk by a facilitator, followed by readings, a small-group discussion and a short contemplation.

For more information, call Laurie Bray at 775-384-9231, or go to http://www.eckankar.org or http://www.eck-nevada.org.

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.