Religion calendar

Saturday, September 7, 2002


Women's retreat from 9:30 to noon at Father's Arms Fellowship in Scott City. Speakers are Ruth and Opal Eaker.

Dinner at Bald Knob Cross at Alto Pass, Ill. The event is a fund-raising effort for the cross. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children under age 10. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carryouts are available.

Whole hog supper at St. John's United Church of Christ near Fruitland, Mo. Serving begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 6 to 12. The meal is served family style.

Gospel singing at 7 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church in Villa Ridge, Ill. Unity and the Gloryroad Travelers will perform. Sunday

Red Star Baptist Church will have a Sept. 11 remembrance during the 10:45 a.m. worship service. A ladies Bible study also begins at 6 p.m., on the topic Jesus, the only one."

St. James AME Church will celebrate its 139th anniversary at a worship service at 11 a.m. The worship theme is "Glad to be in his service." Special tributes will be paid to Annie L. Jenkins, the oldest living member of the congregation. St. James AME is the oldest African-American congregation in the area.

First Baptist Church of Delta, Mo., will celebrate its homecoming with special worship services and a meal Sunday. At 1:30 p.m., there will be special music.

Beginning of "Kids of Faith" ministry at Grace Bible Church. The program is for children ages 4 to 14 to help them learn about the Bible, using interactive curriculum. The group will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday and during the children's church time, and again for fellowship from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call the church at 334-3464 or e-mail

A candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at Centenary United Methodist Church.Wednesday

A prayer service at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel at Centenary United Church.

Service at noon at First Presbyterian Church, sponsored by the Downtown Council of Churches. The service will have a time for remembering, healing and hope. The focus is on healing.

St. Mark Lutheran Church (ELCA) will hold a service of remembrance at noon at the church.

A remembrance service at 12:15 p.m. at Fruitland Community Church. The service will last about 40 minutes and includes video clips, songs and comments from a fire department chaplain.

A memorial Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, with open communion.

A community service at 6:15 p.m. at the grandstand area of the SEMO District Fair. The service, "Heartland Remembers," is sponsored jointly by the Cape Girardeau and Jackson Ministerial Alliances and the SEMO District Fair Board. The event will focus on the past, present and future, with Scripture readings from Psalm 23. Speakers include Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson, Jackson Mayor Paul Sander and Cape Girardeau County Commissioner Gerald Jones.

First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau will hold a candelight remembrance service at 6:30 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville, Mo., will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

A vespers service will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral. Bishop John J. Leibrecht of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau will speak.

A candlelight remembrance service will be at 7 p.m. at Maple United Methodist Church. The service will include selected readings and music.

The Association of Campus Ministries and Center for Health and Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University will hold a candlelight vigil at 9 p.m. at the Kala Stroup fountain near Kent Library. The service will last about a half-hour and includes music and a reading of the names of those who died in terrorist attacks Sept. 11.

Red Star Baptist Church will begin a study on prayer and obedience at 6:30 p.m.. It is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Thursday

Divorce Care seminar begins at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The seminar will meet weekly from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church each Thursday through Dec. 12. To register, call the church at 334-6292.

Fit 4 Him is a new health program offered by Red Star Baptist Church. The class meets from 7 to 8 p.m. in the church's activities building.

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