A JAZZ VESPERS SERVICE will begin at 7:30 tonight at Church of the Good Shepherd, 805 S.E. Ellsworth Road. The annual service of jazz music and prayers for peace in the world will feature three Portland musicians, Rick Greene on tenor sax and flute, George Mitchell on piano and Tim Gilson on bass, and will be joined by church musicians Gary Gaussoin and Kathy Stanton. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the youth mission trip to Idaho. * 360-892-7770.
FAMILY OF CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH will sponsor a May Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 3500 N.W. 129th St. Flower baskets and outdoor items will be for sale. Activities include a neighborhood plant exchange, car wash, a large indoor rummage sale and events for children. * 360-573-5031.
ABUNDANT LIFE CENTER will continue its 20th anniversary with a 10 a.m. Sunday service by the Rev. Auda Marie, with music by Donna and Terri Davis and Draq Druella; followed by a free spaghetti dinner; and an auction with John Bangs as auctioneer, all at the Quality Inn Conference Center, 7001 N.E. Highway 99. * http://www.my-ALC.com, 360-695-0211.
VANCOUVER EVENING AGLOW will begin with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. meeting at Shiloh Fellowship, 10709 S.E. 10th St. Bree Keyton, who ministers in power evangelism, will be the speaker. Her primary focus is on people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. * firstname.lastname@example.org
A SPECIAL SERVICE, “The Ascension of our Lord,” will begin at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 9900 E. Mill Plain Blvd. * 360-892-7850.
RUMMAGE SALE: St. Luke’s – San Lucas Episcopal Church will have a rummage sale from 2 to 7 p.m. May 17 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at the church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Proceeds from the sale of appliances, books, furniture and clothing items will help benefit children’s programs such as summer camp.
CLASSIC GOSPEL SONS will entertain at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the Gideon convention at Red Lion Hotel at the Quay, 100 Columbia St.
CASCADES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH will have a ground-breaking ceremony at 5 p.m. May 19 for a new sanctuary, followed by a potluck and a 6:30 p.m. concert by the 20-member Cascades choir. Chartered in 1979, church members have expanded the present building twice, most recently to add space for fellowship. The new sanctuary is designed to seat 220 people. Cascades has always focused on mission work at home and abroad, and current pastor Chris Montovino has encouraged church members to broaden outreach efforts to include the world’s poorest people. Approximately 20 families from Cascades are supporting a child in Burundi, Africa through a monthly donation which benefits not only the individual but also the entire community. A free-will offering will be taken as the church hosts a concert as part of the partnership with World Vision in Burundi. The church is at 9503 N.E. 86th St. * 360-892-6613.