Interim pastor: Steve Disseler, retired chaplain at Good Samaritan Home, will be conducting worship services on an interim basis at 4:30 p.m. today and March 23, and at 9 a.m. Sunday and Palm Sunday, March 24, at Salem Church, Ninth and State in Quincy. He also will be conducting a combined Maundy Thursday/Good Friday service at 7 p.m. March 29. Easter celebrations will begin with a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., the church's traditional breakfast at 7:30 a.m., and a 9 a.m. worship service. The 9 a.m. service will include a performances by the Salem Hand Bell Choir, the Youth Choir and the Salem Choristers. For information, call (217) 222-0601.
Lenten services: Lenten services at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Coatsburg will be at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, preceded by a soup lunch at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall on March 13 and 20. There will be a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. March 28, and a 7 p.m. Good Friday service March 29. Easter, March 31, will see a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. followed by a breakfast for worshippers. There will be a 9 a.m. worship service.
Revival: The Augusta Assembly of God, 605 Railroad in Augusta, Ill., will have revival services beginning at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 17. Services also will be at 7 p.m. March 18-20. Guest evangelist will be the Rev. Bob Newton of Olds, Iowa. For information, call pastors Jerry and Patsy Spratt at (217) 392-2354.
Stations of the Cross: A citywide Stations of the Cross will begin at 3 p.m. Good Friday, March 29, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Maine and Seventh streets in Quincy. The event will be held rain or shine. For information, contact Brother Ed Arambasich at (217) 316-4335.
Lenten retreat: The Alliance of the Holy Family International will host a family Lenten retreat 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today in the Holiday Inn South County Center, 6921 Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Admission is $15, with free admission for children younger than 15, clergy and seminarians. Confession will be available, as will free baby-sitting for children ages 5 and older. The day will conclude with 5:30 p.m. Mass. For more information, visit www.ath-stl.org.
Rescheduled: World Day of Prayer has been rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. March 16 in the chapel at the Good Samaritan Home, 2130 Harrison in Quincy. The theme is "I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me." All women are invited to attend.
Concert: Joyful Sound will perform at 10:30 a.m. March 17 at Pea Ridge Community Church, 3284 County Road 230, Palmyra, Mo. A "green" dinner and a men's cake baking contest will follow. For information, call Betty Hathaway at (573) 439-5773.
Concert: The Nauvoo Inter-Faith Partnership will present the bi-annual Passion Cantata concert at 3 p.m. March 24 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 190 N. Wells in Nauvoo. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be accepted. For information, call (319) 470-7212 or (319) 453-6648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Donations: Central Baptist Church, Seventh and Broadway in Quincy, is collecting men's hygiene products in March for the New Start Rescue Mission, a temporary shelter for men at 936 N. Sixth. Donations may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays at the church. For information, call the Rev. Ivan E. Greuter at (217) 222-1310.
Dinner: Bethel AME Church, 905 Oak in Quincy, will have its annual St. Patrick's Day dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. March 15. A ribs and sauerkraut dinner will be $8; a corned beef and cabbage dinner will be $7. Children 12 and younger eat for $4. The dinner includes potatoes, carrots, cornbread, dessert and beverage. For carry-out or information, call (217) 223-9719.
Fish fries: St. Dominic and St. Anthony churches will have fish fries from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on alternate Fridays during Lent. Meal options include a whole catfish plate, including three sides, dessert and drink, $8; walleye plate, including three sides, dessert and drink, $8; and a fish sandwich with french fries, $4. Homemade pies and cake also will be available, as will carry-out orders. St. Dominic, 4100 Columbus Road in Quincy, will be host on March 15. St. Anthony, 2223 St. Anthony Road in Quincy, will be host on March 22. Those attending the fish fries at St. Dominic are asked to use the east driveway.
Fish fry: The Hannibal Knights of Columbus will have a lenten fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Fridays until March 22 at the meeting hall, 1 Columbus Road in Hannibal. Price per plate will vary. For information, call George Keller at (573) 221-0930