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ADORATION RETREAT: Everyone is invited to attend the 7th annual Adoration Retreat at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include a holy hour with benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, praying the rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and inspirational talks by several guest speakers including Father Patrick J. Walker, church pastor, and assistant vicar Father Dante Dammay. Lunch will be provided and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) will be available.

For more information, call Susan at 825-0371. There is no admission fee; however, a free-will offering will be taken. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church is located at 25 E. North Street in Manteca.

PRESBYTERIAN: Please join Manteca Presbyterian Church this Sunday at 10 a.m. for Pastor Wendy Warner’s sermon “What’s in a Name...The Bread of Life.” Music Minister Anne Talcott will be leading the Praise Team at the beginning of the service as well as directing the choir in the anthem, “Draw My Close/ I Need Thee Every Hour.” We would like to invite you to stay and join us for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service. Manteca Presbyterian Church is located at 275 North Main Street. For further information please don’t hesitate to call 239-3159.

UNITED LUTHERAN: Join us Sunday, March 14, for the traditional service at 8 a.m./ or the contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday’s sermon title is “The Price Paid.” Nursery care is available for children 6 months to 6 years old. On Wednesday nights we have a soup supper at 5:45 p.m. followed by a Lenten service at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Sunday school, youth activities and Bible studies are at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings. To learn more about the weekly church activities, including Bible studies, Mom’s Group, and Youth, call 823-1971. United Lutheran is located at 649 Northgate Drive in Manteca.

CALVARY COMMUNITY: This Sunday at Calvary we begin a new three week series “Talking With God” with Part 1, “Why Talk to God?” Why does God want us to pray? The Bible offers numerous references on how we should pray and how God can reveal himself to us. Please join us for this exciting series.

Calvary offers Sunday morning services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. A non-traditional service with progressive music and media, relational settings, multiple teachers, and opportunities for individual expression is offered at 6 p.m. Children’s programs run concurrently with all services.

Easily accessible from any direction in the valley (from Interstate 5 or Highway 99, Lathrop Road exits), Calvary is located at 815 West Lathrop Road. For more information, contact the church office at 239-1345 or www.calvarymanteca.corg.

: This Sunday, Pastor Scott Hoag will be starting a new sermon series called “ivalue.” The title of this week’s message is ivalue Divine Healing.” Our service time is 10 a.m. Nursery, preschool and Children’s Church are provided. Also, join us for our new Wednesday evening 59 minute service called “The Blitz.” The Blitz is designed for adults who want to be encouraged during the week with a plan from God’s word. The service includes a life-building message from Pastor Scott Hoag, the play of the week for families and uplifting music that will build your faith. We also offer: Royal Rangers and MPact Girl’s club for kids - Jr. High and high school. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 7:29 p.m. We are located at 17900 Comconex Road. If you would like more information about our church and its activities, you can call the church office at 825-1220 or check out our new and improved website at