Pastor retires to pursue his passion

By Darlene Paterson Empire Press Correspondent Pastor Myron Vierra retired from 20 years of ministry at Living Hope Community Church in Wenatchee last October. But retirement was not really in his sights. Instead, he jumped at an opportunity to pursue further ministry by joining a networking group called Accelerate, part of a larger organization named Christian Resource Ministries (CRM). It is a...
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Breakfast for men and boys at the Federated Church

The Waterville Federated Church will host its first men's and boy's breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. March 17.
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Lutheran women make 100 quilts

Women from the United Lutheran Church continue the longstanding tradition of producing 100 quilts for Lutheran World Relief. The group has done well this year, producing 74 quilts so far.
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Concordia University choir to perform

EAST WENATCHEE — Kammerchor, Concordia University Wisconsin’s select touring choir, will perform at 7 p.m. March 12 at Faith Lutheran Church, 171 Eastmont Ave., East Wenatchee. The choir’s appearance is part of its 2018 spring tour. There is no cost to attend, but a freewill offering will be collected. For more information, call the church at 884-7623.
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Lutheran church hosts soup suppers

At Waterville’s United Lutheran Church, soup suppers are a cornerstone of the Lenten season. The first of five Wednesday night soup suppers was held at the church Feb. 21.
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Altar Society hosts pancake supper

The Altar Society of St. Joseph Catholic Church hosted its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper Feb. 13 at the church.
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St. Joseph School to host annual auction

WENATCHEE — St. Joseph School will host its 38th Annual Have-A-Heart Auction Feb. 10 in Kuykendall Hall at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 625 S. Elliott Ave. The theme this year is “A Masquerade Ball.” Silent auction tables will open at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person or a table of 10 for $350. Beer, wine and...
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St. Joseph Altar Society pancake supper Feb. 13

WATERVILLE — The Altar Society of St. Joseph Catholic Church will hold its 34th annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the church, 101 East Poplar. Buttermilk, whole wheat and blueberry pancakes will be served along with an egg and meat dish, fruit cup, juice and coffee. Admission to the all-you-can-eat supper is by donation. For more information, call Carolyn...
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Federated Church Coffee Klatch provides coffee, conversation

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent Every Wednesday morning during the winter months, the Waterville Federated Church fellowship hall turns into a mini-café with coffee, tea and baked goods available — along with good doses of conversation. The Coffee Klatch, as the gathering is known, came into being about three years ago when Bruce and Cathy Clark of the Blue Rooster began...
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Waterville churches celebrate the Lenten season

In addition to being Valentine’s Day, this year Feb. 14 is also Ash Wednesday, which ushers in the traditional Christian season of fasting and penance known as Lent.
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