Gravel Springs Lutheran Church in Star Tannery will host its annual picnic and yard party from noon to 8 p.m. today. Barbecued chicken will be available at 4:30 p.m. There will be an inflatable bounce house from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., face painting from 3-6 p.m., music by Five of a Kind from noon to 4 p.m. and by Circa Blue from 5-8 p.m., cornhole and more.


St. Paul Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will host its annual ice cream social at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church in Strasburg. There will also be chili dogs and chips. A free-will offering will be accepted.


The Rev. Barbara Rhodes will be the speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday at St. Johns’s United Church of Christ, 1466 Harrisville Road, Toms Brook.


St. Luke Brethren Church in Woodstock will show the movie “Breakthrough” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 3250 Back Road, Woodstock.


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