Friday, March 24, 2000, Vol. 114, No. 58

Calvary continues Lenten series on WednesdayCalvary Episcopal Church will begin its annual Lenten Noonday Preaching Series on Calvary Lenten series continues Calvary Episcopal Church continues its annual Lenten Noonday Preaching Series on Monday, with services conducted by the Rev. Dr. Herbert ODriscoll. The series of noon services, which are open to the public, will feature theologians from throughout North America and will be held in the sanctuary each weekday from 12:05 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. through April 14. Calvary is located Downtown at the corner of Second Street and Adams Avenue. ODriscoll is an international missioner and teacher from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Recognized as one of the most highly regarded preachers in the Anglican Church, as well as a "mesmerizing Irish storyteller," ODriscoll is the author of more than 30 books, including A Doorway in Time, a reflection of his own Celtic spirituality, and Emmanuel, written while in the Holy Land. ODriscoll will be the featured speaker for services Monday through Wednesday. The Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems, associate professor of Old Testament Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School of Nashville, Tenn., will conduct services Thursday and March 31. Upcoming speakers in the series include the Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, senior pastor of Brooklyns St. Paul Community Baptist Church; the Rev. Dr. Maxie D. Dunnam, president of Asbury Theological Seminary; the Rev. Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson, senior pastor of St. Andrews AME Church in Memphis, the Rev. James Lewis, missioner for Social Ministry in the Diocese of Delaware; and the Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor, a professor at Piedmont College. On April 10-11, the Rev. Dr. Alvin O. Jackson, senior pastor of National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C., will speak. Jackson is the former senior pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis. Each Monday during the series, Calvary will salute area businesses and organizations. City and county employees will be recognized Monday. Calvary will honor the National Civil Rights Museum, National Conference for Community and Justice and Habitat for Humanity on April 3, and AutoZone on April 10. For more information, call 525-6602.