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Buckles speaks, Childress sings at Lenten Luncheon

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By Panzi Blackwell

Approximately 75  people braved the cold temperatures to attend the first Lenten Luncheon of the season last Wednesday at First Christian Church.

The Rev. Robert Francisco, pastor of the host church, gave the welcome and asked the blessing for the meal.  
Following the meal, which was prepared and served by First Christian Church members, Nancy Childress sang the song,  “Blessings.”
This year’s Lenten Luncheon theme is “The Last Seven Statements of Christ.” Rick Buckles, lay speaker from First Baptist Church, gave a devotion based on Luke 23:34 (“Father, forgive them for they know not what they do”).
The March 6 luncheon will be held at St. James Lutheran Church. The Rev. Krista Stokke, the new pastor at St. James Lutheran Church, will be the speaker.