Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration: St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1725 S. 60th St., will hold a music-heavy worship service that will honor Martin Luther King Jr. at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Glen Thomas will preside over the worship service that will feature the music of Duke Ellington from his collection of “Sacred Works” songs as well as selections from his “Freedom Suite” to serve as the backdrop for King’s themes of freedom, love equality and faith. Composer Ric Swanson will be the music director. St. Matthew is handicap accessible. Parking lots are behind the church off 60th Street and in front of the church off Walnut Street. For more information, call 402-556-7030.

Concert series: The Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Concert Series will present an organ recital by Robert Delcamp at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Delcamp is a professor of music, university organist and choirmaster at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The public is invited. Trinity Cathedral is at 113 N. 18th St. Go to or call 402-342-7010 for more information.

“Let’s Get Rich Together:” First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St, will hold a five-week class about financial needs and concerns. “Let’s Get Rich Together: Redefining Our Relationship to Money and the World” will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 1. Preregistration, by Jan. 26, is required, and 12 people must be registered for the class to be held. To register, or for more information, contact Mary Spurgeon at or 402-556-6262 Ext. 1004.

Webcast conference: Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific St., is the local partner site for the annual live Trinity Institute 2016 webcast conference being held Thursday through Jan. 23 from Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Wall Street in New York City. The conference, “Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice,” will provide chances to talk about issues with people who might have differing perspectives. Cost is $20 for the weekend, which includes meals. Sessons are $10 each. Register at

Attentiveness retreat: Damian Cayetano, Teresa Monaghen, the Rev. Thomas Leitner and a team members will present a retreat titled “Listen! Be Attentive!” a tSt. Benedict Center in Schuyler, Nebraska, from Jan. 29-31. This retreat is for men and offers many useful tools for attentiveness that will be explained and practiced during the weekend, along with time for prayer and spiritual direction. The schedule will include silence, Mass, confession, fellowship, brief conferences and spiritual direction with retreat directors. The retreat begins at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and ends at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31. For more information, call 402-352-8819 or go to

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