The Rev. Lawrence M. Jenco, who spent 19 months as a hostage of radical Shiite Moslems in Lebanon, is to join the staff of the Servite community, a religious sanctuary in Portland, Ore. Jenco was released from captivity in July 1986 and became upset when it was later revealed that he had been freed in return for arms provided by the United States. His captors said at the time that they had freed him because of concern about his heart ailment.

Jenco had been working for Catholic Relief Services in Beirut when he was kidnaped in January 1985, and is with the same agency now in New York. He wasn't available for comment, but a spokesman for the Servites said Jenco "will live in our monastic community, which will mean a little more rest and relaxation for him ... I think he needs time here to find out if the Portland area is the right place for him." Out and About Natan Shcharansky, who was for years a "prisoner of conscience" in the Soviet Union, where he lived in exile until he was released in February 1986, will be the first Henry M. Jackson Memorial Lecturer. He will speak in the Senate Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building Thursday on developments in American-Soviet relations, with an emphasis on human rights. During more than 12 years of forced separation from her husband, Shcharansky's wife Avital waged a campaign to free him and enlisted the help of the late senator Jackson. Shcharansky and his wife now live in Israel. In conjunction with the lecture, a bronze bust of Jackson, who died four years ago, will be unveiled by his widow Helen in the Russell Building. Several of his former colleagues are expected to attend, including Sens. John Stennis, Robert Byrd and Robert Dole ...

Sen. Ted Stevens took advantage of the warm weather Saturday to grill salmon he had caught back home in Alaska for a birthday dinner he and his wife Catherine hosted for White House chief of staff Howard Baker. Helping Baker celebrate his 62nd birthday were his wife Joy, former senator Paul Laxalt and his wife Carol, and former congressman Frank Ikard and his wife Jayne. After dinner, the group watched "Madama Butterfly" from the president's box at the Kennedy Center Opera House ...

Svetlana Peters, the only surviving child of Joseph Stalin, says she is not going to move to England, despite reports that she is planning to. She first came to the United States in 1967. Then, in an odd turn of events, she returned to Moscow in 1984 and publicly denounced the West. After 18 months in her homeland, with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's help, she once again left the Soviet Union for the United States. Since then she has been living in Spring Green, Wis., where her former husband, architect William Wesley Peters, lives. She has told a television interviewer that she has no intention of ever leaving the United States ...

The one thing the late Andy Warhol really loved was money. At least that's what one of his friends, decorator Jed Johnson, says in the December issue of House & Garden magazine. "One day I asked him what he prayed for when he went to church," Johnson says. "He said, 'Cash,' and I think he was serious, although I also used to hear him say to his dachshund, 'Talk Archie, talk! I know you can talk. I don't know why you have to be so stubborn. If you'd talk, we could make millions' " ...