_ A candlelight Taize service of sung prayers, simple chants and silence for prayerful meditation will be held from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.
The service is inspired by a village in the eastern part of France.
_ Ash Wednesday services at the church will be held at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Both services will include communion, and the sign of the cross will be lightly rubbed with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers.
The 7 p.m. service combines congregations from St. Luke's, Trinity United Methodist Church and Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church. Call 683-4862.
Dungeness Community Church hosts Focus on the Family's first national marriage simulcast from 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at 45 Eberle Lane, Sequim.
The conference, broadcast from Focus on the Family's headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features speakers Beth Moore, Dr. Gary Smalley, Gary Thomas, John Trent and Del Tackett along with popular Christian musician Jeremy Camp.
Speakers will discuss marriage as it relates to Christ, the church and the Trinity, and ways to strengthen the relationship between a husband and wife.
Tickets cost $40 for individuals and $69 for couples. Lunch is provided. Call 683-7333.
Love workshop offered
Richard and Maureen Levy present teachings and a direct experience of the divine to move one into inner peace and a deeper sense of love and appreciation for self and others in a free workshop at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle St., Port Angeles.
Prayer box ministry
The free Prayer Box Ministry has come to the Olympic Peninsula.
Letters have been sent to Christian churches on the peninsula to get more information into the hands of people who are willing to put out boxes, then gathering the requests and praying for them.
The ministry started in 2001 in Ohio when a small group of people began praying for unity among Christian churches, placing prayer boxes in local businesses where customers and employees could deposit their requests.
Each week, volunteers collected the requests and prayed over them.
The prayer box idea has moved to nearly every state in the United States and to 36 countries around the world.
A brief informational DVD is available for pastors to show their congregations and/or prayer groups. Call 452-9140 or www.freeprayerbox.com.
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