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Chapel services: 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Service of the Word, March 9. 12900 Idlewild Road. www.morningstarlutheranchurch.org.
St. John Neumann Catholic
Lenten series: "The Seven Last Words of Christ." 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting March 16.
Ministry: The Shepherds of Life ministry is looking for members. If you are concerned about the way human life is viewed in our country and want to help protect it, please contact us. Information available in the gathering area on March 13. 8451 Idlewild Road. 704-535-4197.
St. John's Episcopal
Job hunters' group: Expert speakers provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coaching and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 1623 Carmel Road. www.saintjohns-charlotte.org.
Primetimers: The senior adult committee will host musical guests Renee Ebalaroza and Noel Friedline. Lunch included. $6. Noon March 17. 4921 Randolph Road. Reservations: 704-366-2784.
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
Guest speaker: Douglas Oldenburg, retired president of Columbia Theological Seminary, presents "Pulled Between Two Stories: Culture and Gospel." 9:30 a.m. March 13 and 20. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.smpchome.org.
St. Gabriel Catholic
Guest speaker: Marietta Jaeger-Lane, whose daughter was abducted and murdered, presents "From Vengeance to Forgiveness" as part of the seminar series "A Year of Forgiveness." Child care available by reservation. 6:30 p.m. March 16. 3016 Providence Road. www.stgabrielchurch.org.
Concert: The Celebration Singers present "Rescue in the Night." Free; please bring canned food donations. 7 p.m. March 13. 11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill. www.philadelphiachurch.org.
Myers Park Presbyterian
Ash Wednesday service: 6:30 p.m. March 9.
Lenten prayer services: 7 a.m. Wednesdays, March 9-April 20. Centering Prayer is offered at noon each Wednesday.
Lenten Academy: Join us as we examine the challenges and power of forgiveness, our 2011 Lenten theme. Courses include Sacred Space Youth Class, The Journeys of Paul and John, more. $20 per course. 2501 Oxford Place. Course information and registration at www.myersparkpres.org/academy.
Park Road Baptist
Wellness week: Family square dance, 7-9 p.m. March 11. "Love God with All Your Strength" worship service. 11 a.m. March 13. Wellness week activities continue through March 19. 3900 Park Road. www.parkroadbaptist.org.
St. Michael's Anglican
Services: Mass and imposition of ashes. Noon and 7 p.m. March 9. 2211 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews. 704-537-7777.
Seminar series: "The Evolution of the Bible." Discussion on how competing voices created the contradictions and duplications in the Bible. Children's and youth programs available. 6:30 p.m. March 9, 16, 23 and 30. Dinner at 5:45 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. www.sardisbaptistcharlotte.org.