St. Paul's tunes help local couple

The choir at St. Paul's Lutheran Church has recorded a CD of classic spiritual music ("Ain't Got Time to Die," "Ave Verum," "Consider the Lilies," and others), and the CD is available for purchase. Lutheran Brotherhood Shining Mountain Branch No. 8055 is sponsoring the sale to raise funds for St. Paul's choir director Donna Bryson and her husband Chuck. An auto accident left their son, David, a quadriplegic, and he is coming to live with his parents while he attends the University of Montana. The Brysons need to make extensive wheelchair renovations to their home, and all proceeds from the sale of the CDs will go to them. In addition, Lutheran Brotherhood will match $2 for $1 the first $1,000 in sales ($2,000 in total possible matching funds). The CD is $15 and tapes are $12, and they are available at the church office, 202 Brooks St., or by calling 549-4141. Make checks payable to Lutheran Brotherhood.

Memorial Day picnic and Mass

The annual Memorial Day Mass and picnic, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and St. Mary's Catholic cemeteries, is scheduled Monday, May 28. The Rev. George Dumais will celebrate a noon Mass at the old St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery followed by the picnic at Northside Park, Worden and Cooley streets. The Knights of Columbus will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and beverages. Participants may bring a favorite dish to share. The community is invited. Direct questions to Mike Hamlin at 543-7951 or 544-9820.

St. Francis hosts Sunday Fiesta

St. Francis Xavier Parish will host the Nuestros Amigos (our friends) Fiesta on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. The festivities include music, food, pinatas and a crafts and book sale. All proceeds will go to earthquake relief in El Salvador. Food will be prepared by the El Cazador Restaurant of Missoula. The menu includes chili verde, fajitas, mole rancheros, rice, beans, tortillas and beverages. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for a child, and $25 for a family.

Musicians visit Missoula Alliance

The Northwestern College Chamber Orchestra from St. Paul, Minn., will be in concert at Missoula Alliance Church on Thursday. Under the direction of Mary Sorlie, the orchestra will perform a variety of music, including pieces by Respighi, Elgar Bizet, Vivaldi, Boyce, Foote and Beethoven. The concert, at 7 p.m., is free, however a free-will offering will be accepted.

Sweet Spirit, a women's quartet representing Crown College in Bonifacius, Minn., will perform on Sunday, May 27, during worship services at 8:15 and 11 a.m. The group includes three young women from Wisconsin and Amy Stumbo from Helena. The church is located at 100 E. Foss Court; phone 251-3983.

Christian music concert in Butte

BUTTE - The next Christian Music Night Fellowship Friday concert will feature Cory Hite Simpson along with the Waldums, Jeff Smith and Benjamin Simpson. The concert will be presented Friday at 7 p.m. beneath Denny's Restaurant in Butte. Call Mark Redwine, (406) 723-1230.

Missionary speaks at Open Door

Robert Breaker, missionary to Honduras, will present slides and a report at Open Door Baptist Church on Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information, call the church at 728-5562. The church is located at 2200 S.10th St. W.

Church conference in Missoula

The fourth annual Apostolic and Prophetic Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Parkside Thursday through Saturday, May 26. "The goal is to increase the awareness in the church of today of the necessity for the proper functioning of the five-fold gift ministries within the church," officials noted. Morning sessions each day begin at 9:30 and evening activities start at 7. The conference will include praise and worship times, ministry of healing for the soul and body, prophetic times, panel discussions, and guest speakers. For further information, call 251-8580 or e-mail:

Alpha explores prayer issues

"Why and How to Pray" is the topic of this Wednesday's Alpha course video series at The River Vinyard Church. The evening starts at 6:30 with a free meal followed by the presentation and group discussion. The church is located 1.6 miles west of Reserve Street on Broadway at 4353 Highway 10 W. Call 829-VINE for details.

Meet, feed new pastor at Bethel

Bethel Baptist Church will welcome its new pastor, the Rev. David Winters, his wife Chris and daughters Hannah and Natalie at Sunday's 10:45 a.m. service of worship. The community is invited. Following the service, a potluck dinner will be served.

Hamilton convert on EWTN

HAMILTON - Bob Fishman, a Jewish convert to the Catholic faith, will share traditions and stories of Hanukkah in the second of a three-part series which will be broadcast four different times on EWTN. His talk, "The Jewish Roots of Catholicism," will air Sunday at 6 p.m., Thursday at 11 a.m. and Friday at 1 a.m. and 8 p.m. EWTN is a global television network devoted to teaching the history of the Christian faith. Fishman, who lives in Hamilton, is founder of Torah of Christ Ministries and speaks throughout the United States. He has recorded four tape sets available from St. Joseph Communications, or (800) 526-2151.

Car wash for Bible school trip

Members of the youth group from the Church of Christ, Higgins and Evans avenues, will have a pancake brunch and car wash Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. The young people are raising money so they can travel to Houston where they will help run a weeklong Vacation Bible School for inner-city kids. Participants include Lindsey Vigil, Jamie Canham and Katie Canham and youth minister James Henley. People are invited to stop in at the church, across from Paxson School, for brunch and have their car washed while they're eating. Suggested donations are $3 for brunch and $5 for the car wash. For more information, call Brenda Canham at 273-2059.

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