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Lent begins at Ascension; Studies and readings on ascension

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension will celebrate Holy Communion at 9:00 a.m. during worship on this first Sunday of Lent. The service will be online as well as in person. To view, click the link at or go to the Ascension YouTube channel “The Episcopal Church of Ascension – Twin Falls”. A potluck will follow the service.

Christian Education During Lent will be a study of “Last Week” by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan. This book takes the reader from Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to the empty tomb on Easter morning. The class will meet via Zoom at 4 p.m. on Sunday or in person at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. On March 6 and 8, we will discuss the preface and chapters 1 and 2. Join us!

Ascension Episcopal Church is handicap accessible and is located at 371 Eastland Drive N., Twin Falls. More information about Ascension can be found at or 208-733-1248.

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“Yes and”

The first rule of improv comedy is to say “yes, and”. When your partner gives you a line, answer with a yes, then add something. How can we, as Unitarian Universalists, use this principle to strengthen our religious commitments?

The Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday service will be both in person at our 160 Ninth Ave location. E. as well as on Zoom. To access Zoom, please email [email protected] for login details. In the subject line, write “Zoom Service March 6”.

A limited number of people who wish to attend our in-person service are permitted as long as they are fully immunized, wear a mask during service, and maintain social distancing during service.

Newcomers from all religious backgrounds or none at all are always welcome. Unitarian Universalists believe in the dignity of every person, regardless of race, creed or none at all, immigration status or sexual orientation.

Everyone is welcome, without exception. We believe in justice, equality, compassion in human relationships and mutual acceptance. We are handicapped accessible at the back.

Please park at the back of the building or on the street in front or on the side of the building. Babysitting service is available.

Join us at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

For more information, please call 208-410-8904. When you call, please state your name to be connected or email us at [email protected] or visit

Annual Basque festival

St. Nicholas Catholic Church and School hold their annual Basque Festival on Saturday, March 19 at Rupert Elks Lodge.

An authentic Basque dinner will be served with the family, including roast leg of lamb, rice, chickpeas with chorizos, green salad with Basque vinaigrette, green beans and dessert.

Dinner will be served from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Evening activities will include an auction, raffle and dancing. After the auction, Barton and Bollar will provide music for your dancing pleasure.

The price is $30 per person and $10 for children 12 and under. There will be a $5 cover charge for those not dining.

Dinner tickets are limited this year. Tickets can be purchased in advance at St. Nicholas School, 805 F Street, Rupert.

They are also available at the door on dinner nights.

Don’t miss the fun! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Jerry B. Hatch