St. John Catholic Church is sponsoring a Lenten lecture series titled "Spirituality in the Catholic Church" at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday through April 9. The church is at 6420 Linway Terr. in McLean. For more information, call 703-356-7916.

Dranesville Church of the Brethren will host gospel recording artists The Brothers in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. The trio hails from the Shenandoah Valley. The church is at 11500 Leesburg Pike in Herndon. For more information, call 703-713-0844.

St. John's Episcopal Church of Centreville will present a concert titled "An Evening of Sacred Solo Treasures" at 8 p.m. Saturday featuring contralto Karen Mercedes and pianist Olga Alferova Roberts. Mercedes and Roberts will perform music by Bach, Purcell, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Liszt, Vaughn Williams, Barber, Warlock and others. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students. A reception will follow the concert. The church is at 5649 Mount Gilead Rd. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 703-803-7500.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church's HIMnals youth choir will present "The Parable Spin" musical review at 5:30 and 8 p.m. April 4. The original work, based on the parables of Jesus, was written and produced by the choir's members. Donations will be collected during the performances to benefit Ecumenical Community Helping Others, a social services ministry. The church is at 8304 Old Keene Mill Rd. in Springfield. For more information, call Howard Albers at 703-905-3915.

Springfield Christian Church will host an interdenominational prayer service during a time of conflict at 7:30 p.m. April 6. Clergy and members of Little River Church of Christ, Providence Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Fairfax Presbyterian Church will also participate. The church is at 5407 Backlick Rd. For more information, call 703-354-4994.

-- Compiled by C. Woodrow Irvin

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