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Religion Notes / News from area faith groups

> Historical service

Trinity Episcopal Church, 5448 Broadway in Lancaster, will host a 125th anniversary historical service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The congregation will worship using the 1789 Book of Common Prayer. Church members are encouraged to show up in period dress from the past 125 years. An old-fashioned potluck luncheon will follow the service.

> Ordination set

Buffalo native Faith C. McCausland will be ordained as a pastor in the United Church of Christ at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Pilgrim-St. Luke United Church of Christ, 335 Richmond Ave.

A reception will follow in the Friendship Hall.

> Lectures at Hilbert

The traditions and practices of Islam will be addressed as part of the 2005-06 Hilbert College luncheon lecture series focusing on world religions.

The series begins at noon Tuesday in the Campus Center Cove with "Understanding Islam," a discussion with Dr. Sawsan Tabbaa, clinical assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

> Red Mass planned

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo will be principal celebrant and homilist at the annual Red Mass at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St.

Justice Sharon S. Townsend, administrative judge of the Eighth Judicial District, will offer remarks on behalf of the judiciary at the close of the Mass.

Area judges, lawyers and public officials of all faiths, as well as their staffs and members of the community, are encouraged to attend.

> Jazz worship

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave., is dedicating its Jazz Worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday to the City of New Orleans and relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region.

The service will feature Carol McLaughlin and his big band, a vocal trio, female Gospel singers and the Westminster Adult Choir.

> Rosary for peace

The 25th annual Rosary Crusade for World Peace will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Swann Road, Lewiston.

An outdoor procession will be followed by coronation of the statute of Mary, the blessing of children and the benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

> Series on Islam

A two-part series on Islam, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph and Associates and by the Islamic Society of the Niagara Frontier, will be offered Thursday and Monday, Oct. 3.

The first session is "Understanding Islam -- What Non-Muslims Should Know" at 7 p.m. Thursday in Schenck Hall, Room 107, at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.

The second session is "Understanding the Challenges Facing the Muslim World" at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Islamic Center, 745 Heim Road, Getzville.

Call 759-6454 for details.

> Evensong service

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, University Heights, 3105 Main St., will offer a sung evensong and benediction at 4 p.m. Sunday with guest preacher the Rev. Rosalind Brown, canon of Durham Cathedral in Durham, England. The St. Andrew's Evensong Choir under the direction of Kathleen Keenan-Takagi will sing the music of Mozart and Rutter.

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