Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 16, 2013

Body & Soul in Brief: 03/16/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Lenten fish dinner

TRAVERSE CITY — The community is invited to a Lenten fish dinner on Friday, March 22, sponsored by the Immaculate Conception Men’s Club.

The meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, 720 Second St. The cost is $10 for adults, $7 for students and free for children ages 5 and younger.

Holy Week services

TRAVERSE CITY — Grace Episcopal Church will start its journey to Easter with a Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23, and 8 and 10 a.m. Palm Sunday, March 24.

Maundy Thursday, March 28, includes an Agape Supper, Holy Eucharist and the stripping of the altar starting at 6 p.m. An all-night vigil will follow from 9 p.m. to noon on Good Friday, March 29.

Good Friday services will be held at 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 12:30 p.m.

A prayer service will start at 10 a.m. Holy Saturday, March 30. It commemorates the day Jesus’ body was laid in the tomb. The Great Vigil of Easter starts at 8 p.m. on Holy Saturday and will be followed by refreshments in the parish hall.

Easter Sunday, March 31, starts with a sunrise Holy Eucharist service at 7 a.m. followed by Festival Holy Eucharist at 9 and 11 a.m. An Easter breakfast will be served between the 9 and 11 a.m. services.

All services will be held at the church, 341 Washington St. Child care will be available at the 10 a.m. Palm Sunday service; the 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday service, the 6:30 p.m. Good Friday service; the 8 p.m. Holy Saturday service; and at the 9 and 11 a.m. services Easter Sunday.

Living Last Supper

TRAVERSE CITY — St. Patrick Church will host a dramatization of the Last Supper on Palm Sunday, March 24.

In this living dramatization, the 12 apostles react to Jesus’ announcement that one of them will betray him. It is based on Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of the Last Supper commissioned in 1494 by the Duke of Milan. His painting was not intended to be a faithful reproduction of the original scene, but as it might have taken place in 15th Century Italy. He chose what he considered the most dramatic moment of the Last Supper.

The Living Last Supper will be presented at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, 630 W. Silver Lake Road. Donations will be accepted to benefit the church’s food pantry.

Red Cross classes

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwest Michigan chapter of the American Red Cross will offer Babysitters Training and a Citizen CPR class. Both classes meet Tuesday, March 26.

Babysitters Training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $85.

Citizen CPR (compression only CPR) will be taught from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $25.

To sign up for either class, visit and click on “Take a Class.”

DivorceCare to start

TRAVERSE CITY — A 13-week session of DivorceCare, a recovery seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced, starts Thursday, April 4, at First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road.

The biblically based, weekly video series and support group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through June 27 at the church. A $15 donation is requested to cover materials. Child care is available when planned in advance and donations are welcome. For details, call the church office, 947-6698 or visit

Vendors sought

TRAVERSE CITY — Vendor space is available for a spring craft show at the First Christian Church, 3686 South Airport Road.

The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the church. Interested vendors should call 938-1387 for details.