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St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road, will have a car wash and garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Sunday to raise funds to send 16 students to Australia in 2008 to be with Pope Benedict XVI. The sale will be held in back of the church in Father Farrell Hall. Call (727) 928-1974.

Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, offers morning worship at 10:30 Sunday. Coffee fellowship is at 10 a.m. Pastor Drew Willard's sermon is titled "What's a Metaphor?" Call (727) 937-1520.

Harvest Time Church, 4406 Buena Vista Lane, presents its quarterly Southern Gospel Sing at 6 p.m. Sunday. Call (727) 934-6445.


Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 State Road 52, announces the Second Chance Thrift Shop will hold an end-of-the-season half price clothing sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Thursday. The shop is open Thursday through Saturday. Call (727) 856-5000.

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, offers Sunday worship at 8 and 10 a.m.; on Friday there is a service at 11 a.m. Call (727) 863-8560 or visit the Web site at

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., offers a contemporary Music and Majesty service at 6 tonight. On Sunday, the guest pastor will be the Rev. Dr. Arnold Kromphardt for the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Adult Bible class is at 9:45 a.m. Call (727) 863-6446.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, announces the ordination and installation of Vicar Ross Matthew Engel at 4 p.m. Aug. 5 by the Rev. Dr. Gerhard Michael of the Florida/Georgia District. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Nathan Meador from the St. Louis area, and scriptures will be read by the Rev. Peter Hoffman, Engel's father-in-law. The Laying on of the Hands will be performed by clergy from several Lutheran churches in the area. A buffet/reception will he held after the ceremony. The theme for the three morning services at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. is "Planning For Your Future." Call (813) 949-7173.

New Port Richey

River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, offers a nursery and children's church during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. The Pastor is Ron Peeples. Call (727) 849-2762 or visit the church's Web site at

First Church of the Nazarene, 5342 Avery Road, offers Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.; morning worship is at 10:45, and an evening worship is at 6 each Sunday. The church offers a Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Call (727) 849-3998.

Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, has changed its service times for the summer months to one service at 10 a.m. Call (727) 849-4418.

Covenant Christian Church, 6814 Indiana Ave., will have the conclusion of Pastor Robert Panariello's two-part message on "The Qualities of Character" at 10 a.m. Sunday. Call (727) 842-4566.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., offers the Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. each Saturday; services are at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday with a nursery available at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. A healing service is at 10 a.m. each Thursday with a Bible study afterward. The Rev. Raymond E. Dage also conducts a Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call (727) 849-4330.

Joyful Spirit Lutheran Church, 8812 Old County Road 54, offers contemporary services at 8 and 9:15 a.m. and a traditional service at 11:15 a.m. each Sunday. The Rev. Jerry Nordsiek is the pastor of the church. Call (727) 376-0919 or visit the Web site at

Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, offers three services, at 8:10, 9:40 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Call (727) 376-7733 or visit the church's Web site on line at


C3-City Church Center, 11134 Challenger Ave., presents a Web site dedicated to random acts of kindness: It is dedicated to enabling youth groups and churches to get involved in practical and tangible volunteer outreaches. Visit the church Web site at or come to Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. Call (727) 372-2489.

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, offers a service at 11 a.m. each Sunday with a coffee discussion group at 10 a.m. Children's activities and child care also begin at 10 a.m. Call (813) 792-1622 or visit the Web site at

Port Richey

St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, 8400 Monarch Drive, will have SHARE Food Network distribution and registration from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. today. Registration and $18 in cash or food stamps are required. Call (727) 849-2254 or (727) 226-2854.

Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Drive, offers a Sunday matinee at 1 p.m. Aug. 12. For $5, attendees will get at kosher hot dog, a bag of chips and soda. After lunch the movie Night at the Museum will be shown. An adult Hebrew education class, by Congregation Beth Tefiliah, will be offered at 10 on Sunday mornings beginning Aug. 26. People interested in a refresher course, preparation for bar/bat mitzvahs or interested in learning a second language should register from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 19. Cost is $40 for materials. An open registration for religious school is also scheduled for the same time. The cost of $75 covers all expenses. This year a new youth group is forming, and youth ages 8 to 18 are welcome. Call (727) 847-3814 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tarpon Springs

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, a Reform Jewish Synagogue, 3374 Keystone Road, offers Shabbat evening services at 8 every Friday. A member-hosted Oneg follows each service. Shabbat morning services and Torah study are held at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. A prospective member brunch and religious school registration are scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 5. The school offers a program for kids kindergarten through confirmation age and helps prepare children for bar/bat mitzvahs. Call (727) 938-9000.

Please send religion story ideas and religion notes to Michelle Jones at, fax to (813) 684-2457 or call (813) 685-2200. Correspondence can also be mailed to Michelle Jones at P.O. Box 558, Valrico FL 33595.