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"The Lamb" is the message at the 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday services at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road. Sunday school for all ages is at 9 a.m. The Little Lambs Preschool of Holy Trinity is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for children ages 3-5. The school recently received $1,550 from the Lutheran Brotherhood through the Member Matching Gift program. The payment matches 16 gifts from Lutheran Brotherhood members made during the first quarter of 1998. For information, call Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at (813) 949-7173.

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The Rev. Andy Sidden, pastor of Spirit of Life Metropolitan Community Church, will serve as spiritual leader for Excel of the Son, a St. Petersburg-based Christian laity organization that will have a weekend retreat at Saint Leo Abbey Friday through Sunday. The focus of the retreat is Christian Community Living.

The Pasco group of the Suncoast Interfaith Alliance will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Spirit of Life. The Tampa-based alliance is made up of faith communities from Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties who work together to address social justice issues. Among other items, the group will prepare a 1998 candidates' survey.

The rite of laying-on of hands for healing will be offered at Spirit of Life at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

As a part of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, Spirit of Life has a major outreach to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered followers of Christ. For more information on any of the above events or for questions about Spirit of Life, call the church at (813) 849-6962. The church is at 4133 Thys Road.

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