Faith and church calendar


Mardi Gras service: Edmonds Lutheran Church will hold a special Mardi Gras service starting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Featured will be the Uptown Lowdown Dixieland jazz ensemble. The service will be followed by a free Fat Tuesday-style pancake breakfast. Mardi Gras is a time of feasting before the fasting of Lent, which begins next week on Ash Wednesday. All are welcome. The church is at 23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds.

Ugandan Orphans Choir: will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at Pinehurst Baptist Church, 1902 Madison St., Everett. The choir is sponsored by Childcare Worldwide, a Christian child sponsorship organization. Donations welcome.

Hymn Sing: Immanuel Lutheran Church will hold an informal Hymn Sing event 6:30-7:30 p.m. tonight in church social hall, 2521 Lombard Ave., Everett. 425-252-7038, or [URL];[URL].

Catholic Daughters tea: Catholic Daughters of the Americas St. Rita’s Court will hold a Vintage Bridal Fashion Show, silent auction, luncheon and tea today at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall, 8517 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett. Doors open 11 a.m., luncheon and tea at noon. Cost is $18. 425-338-0779.

Lenten series: “Feasting on the Word,” a Lenten series, will be at Everett’s First Presbyterian Church at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 22 through April 4. A simple meal at 6:30 p.m. in Westminster Hall will be followed by teaching, worship and prayer ending at 8 p.m. Church is at 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.

Shrove Tuesday: St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Edmonds will celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the eve of Ash Wednesday, with a pancake supper and other events. Pancake supper 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Roving Troubadours will sing “In Praise of the Humble Pancake.” Cost: $4 per adult, $2 children under 10, infants free. Food bank donations needed. Church is at 21405 82nd Place W., Edmonds. 425-778-0371.

Catholic school open house: Immaculate Conception &Our Lady of Perpetual Help will host a preschool and kindergarten open house and information night 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The school is at 2508 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Tours also available by appointment: 425-349-7777.

Selah service: A contemplative service of music, Scripture and silent prayer, led by Jeff Johnson with special guest Jeff Maxwell, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 1318 Highway 532, Camano Island. Selah is worship combining silent prayer, simple choruses and hymns with Scripture readings and prayer in the Christian Celtic tradition. Child care provided. Information: 360-629-3969.

Martin Luther King Jr. Musical: A Martin Luther King Jr. Musical is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 3 at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lake View Ave., Snohomish. Mary Beth Kurtenbach will direct more than 35 students in a musical depicting the civil rights leader’s message. Admission free, donation to church scholarship fund accepted.

Christian Science talk: Chet Manchester, a Christian Science healer, will speak on the topic “Let Love Lead: find your path in life and work” 2 to 3 p.m. March 10 at First Church of Christ Scientist, 1718 Broadway, Everett. His talk will include perspective on Mary Baker Eddy’s book “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.” All are welcome.

Meetings, services

Discovering Christianity 101: Eight-week introduction to Christianity class will be held at 6 p.m Mondays through March 19 at Zion Lutheran Church, 330 Union Ave., Snohomish. Information: 360-568-2700.

Art of Marriage Workshop: Two-day event to help married and engaged couples understand marriage commitment will be 7-9 p.m. March 2 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3 at Zion Lutheran School, 3923 103rd Ave. SE, Lake Stevens. Cost $50 per couple, includes meal and refreshments. To register, contact Ann Jensen, 425-334-5064 by Monday. Information: [/URL]; -->

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