A look at upcoming programs and events at churches in the lake area

West Lake Christian Church preparing for VBS
West Lake Christian Church  on Route O in Laurie will be hosting “KINGDOM ROCK” — a free Community Vacation Bible School  sponsored by the Westlake  Ministerial Alliance  June 24 to  28 from 9 a.m. until noon for children Pre-K4 thru 6th  grade.  Kids will enjoy catchy songs, great games and snacks, epic Bible adventures, and fun “sciency-gizmos” they’ll take home and play with all summer long.   Kids will also receive a free gift on the first day of VBS!
You’re invited to pre-register for this event on  Saturday, June 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Highway 5 and Route O in Laurie.            
For more information, call the church at 374-0647.

Benefit Classic Car show coming to Our Savior’s Lutheran
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will have a benefit Classic Car and Hot Rod Cruise-In on Thursday, June 6 from 2 p.m. until dark.  Car Participants will be entered in a drawing for one of seven restaurant gift certificates.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, cold drinks and homemade ice cream will be available.  Proceeds will benefit Our Savior's Good Samaritan Fund.  Our Savior's is located on Highway 54 between the Camdenton Square and the new Highway 5.

Harper Chapel continues contemporary worship
Harper Chapel United Methodist Church has begun a contemporary service on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. The service, which began last November includes a modern feel with contemporary praise and worship songs, an inspiring message and a relaxed atmosphere. Refreshments are available throughout the worship time, and communion is celebrated weekly. Nursery and children’s church are also available.
The church is located at 5567 Osage Beach Parkway in  Osage Beach.  For more information, contact 573-348-2617, go to www.harperumc.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/harperchapelumc.

St. Patrick in Laurie to host “Catholics Returning Home”
St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie will host a six-week program entitled “Catholics Returning Home” (catholicsreturninghome.org).
Were you baptized Catholic, but do not or seldom come to church?
Do you attend Mass each weekend, but do not receive the Eucharist?
Would you like to know more about the Catholic Church as it is today?
No matter how long you have been away, no matter the reason, we invite you to consider renewing your relationship with the Church. Please join us for informal sharing, questions, and an update on the Catholic Church.
The program will begin Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 176 North Main, Laurie, in the Religious Education Center.
For information call Deacon Dave Lovell at 573-480-4565 or the parish office at 573-374-7855.

Hope Lutheran offering drive-in services
Hope Lutheran Chapel will begin their annual summer drive-in season on May 26 at 7:30 a.m.
It was more than fifty years ago when this was started.  The phrase, "Come as you are —worship in your car," has been used  as a description.  Each Sunday morning from Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend, worshipers can come to a drive-in worship service. 
Through the years, most of our states and several overseas countries have been represented.
 As a guest, everyone is welcomed, provided with a Sunday bulletin and assisted with parking.  Lake area musicians share their talent and on the holiday weekends, the Hope Chapel choir sings. 
Following the service, communion is held in the sanctuary then a continental breskfast and fellowship is available under the portico.
Hope Lutheran Chapel is a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and is located in the 5700 block of Osage Beach Parkway next to radio station KRMS.