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Religion briefs for April 6

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Gospel singing event is planned

DEL CITY — The Del City Gospel Singing will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Del City Church of the Nazarene, 4701 SE 26. Nationally known singing group The Dixie Melody Boys and 7 Mile Road will perform. Admission is free. A love offering will be received. For more information, 677-2330.

Church will host organ recital

The fourth annual Lenten Organ Recital Series will conclude with a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1901 NW 18. Alvez Barkoskie IV, the church's organist and director of sacred music, will be the featured organist. A light reception will be held after the recital. The annual recital series has featured organ recitals by local organists including Michael Bedford, Steven McConnell and Michael Scott. The event is free and open to the public.

Spirituals will be festival's focus

NORMAN — The Cimarron Opera Company will host the 50th annual Festival of Spirituals at 6 p.m. April 14 at First Presbyterian Church of Norman, 555 S University. The event will feature special arrangements by Brandon Haynes, Northern Oklahoma College Jubilee Singers, Ambassadors Concert Choir, director Irv Wagner and the University of Oklahoma Trombone Choir and the First Presbyterian Church Choir. Guest performers will include: Shannon Bradford, Deonna Cattledge, Elvie Ellis, Johvanny Fiorini, Betsy Fischborn, Bonita Franklin, Marcy Gonzales, Brandon Haynes, Jeremy Sheets (cell0), the Rev. Erica C. Thomas, Sandra Thompson and Hunter Vogele. The event is free. Contributions are accepted. The Festival of Spirituals has been a Palm Sunday tradition since 1970. The late Thomas and Carol Brice Carey, opera singers and founders of Cimarron Circuit (precurser of Cimarron Opera Company), developed the festival to keep aspects of black heritage alive. A selection of new and familiar spirituals will be presented by community, student and guest singers. For more information, go to www.cimarronopera.org.

Disaster relief aid flood victims

In the wake of flooding that displaced an estimated 250,000 people in the areas of the Midwest, Southern Baptists have stepped up to provide hope and help amid disaster. Don Williams, state disaster relief director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, said dozens of Oklahoma Baptist volunteers have been participating in recovery efforts south of Omaha, Nebraska.

"We have such an awesome group of Oklahoma Baptist volunteers, and it’s our joy to serve those in need in the name of the Lord,” Williams said. He added that Oklahoma Baptists have already received 58 requests for help, with more arriving daily. For updates about Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, go to www.okdisasterhelp.org.

Book

"Easter is Coming" by Tama Fortner (B&H Books, $9.99).

From the publisher: Mommy and her little ones are settling in for story time, and this time it’s the biblical story of Easter that she’s telling. As the youngsters hear God’s tale unfold with its sometimes somber notes about sin and death, they are softly and continually reminded, "But Easter is coming!" By the end of the book, the anticipation has built and the children can celebrate the ending and the glory of Easter Sunday. In a time when children’s Easter excitement often focuses on only egg hunts and candy, this board book offers a different reason for joy and expectancy. It's designed to be read and reread on the days leading up to Easter.

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