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Note: Please contact the church or check its social media pages to see if it is making schedule changes.

Blessed Sacrament and Christ the King Catholic churches have information about Masses at the churches’ websites or Facebook pages at and Masses at Christ the King are at 4 p.m. Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. Masses at Blessed Sacrament will be at 6 p.m Saturday, 7:30 a.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Sunday. The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, May 15, at Davern Hall at Christ the King, 3024 N. 53rd St. The breakfast, $5 for adults and $3 for children, will be a benefit in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, with proceeds benefiting a charity of the Sheriff’s Office’s choice.

Bonner Springs United Methodist Church, 425 W. Morse Ave., will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in the fellowship hall. To make an appointment, visit or call 816-753-4040.

Casa – Worship House Christian Church, 5217 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas, has services at 11 a.m. Sunday. For more details, see For more information, visit Facebook @casadealabanzaKCKS.

“The Gospel of Non-Violence” will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. Peg Burns will lead the program. The meeting is in person or via Zoom. Registration for the free program is required to 913-689-9375 or visit

Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 9301 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, will have information about services at or Services are at 9:50 a.m. Sunday.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas, will have services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15. For information, see For more information see and

Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church, 2300 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will celebrate Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 15. For more information, see

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will have a worship service on Sunday, May 15, at 10:15 a.m. See more information at

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas, has information about Masses, and livestreamed Masses, at Masses are at 5 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m. in Spanish and 2:30 p.m. in Chin-Burmese. The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday, May 15, at the St. Patrick Parish Center meeting room.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will have Sunday services at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 15. See more information at or

Sunset Hills Christian Church, 6347 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas, has regularly scheduled Sunday services at 9:30 a.m., with Sunday School following the service at 10:45 a.m. The Wednesday Night Bible Study will be held at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Livestream services here at For more information visit or email

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, has regularly scheduled services at 10 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday School at 9 a.m. For more information, including information about livestreamed services, see

Information about other church services in Wyandotte County may be available from the church’s social media page.
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Sporting KC travels to Portland tonight

After earning a road result at reigning MLS Cup champions NYCFC with a scoreless draw last Saturday, Sporting Kansas City (2-6-3, 9 points) will return to the road to face 2021 MLS Cup runners-up Portland Timbers (2-3-6, 12 points) at 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Western Conference clash will be locally televised on 38 The Spot with four hours of coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. The broadcast will also stream live on and in the Sporting KC app for viewers in Kansas and Missouri (excluding St. Louis area per MLS policy), as well as ESPN+ for out-of-market subscribers.

Perennial powers in the Western Conference, Sporting Kansas City and Portland Timbers FC have both endured slow starts to the season and will be looking to end winless streaks in league play.

Sporting has drawn each of the team’s past three MLS matches during a six-game spell without a win (0-3-3) and Portland are 0-1-3 in the past month.

Both teams are also coming off midweek U.S. Open Cup action with Sporting claiming a galvanizing 4-2 victory over FC Dallas after being 2-0 down at halftime as Khiry Shelton, Nikola Vujnovic and Marinos Tzionis all scored their first goals of the season. Meanwhile, Portland was eliminated with a 2-0 loss at Los Angeles FC as the Timbers’ attack has struggled to score with one goal in their last five matches across all competitions.

Sporting leads the all-time regular season series against the Timbers with a 7-5-6 record, including a 4-4-2 mark at Providence Park with five shutouts in those 10 away games. However, Portland is unbeaten in the last six MLS meetings (3-0-3) between the two clubs since 2018 and Sporting is 0-2-2 in the club’s last four visits to Providence Park in league play.

Most recently, Sporting Kansas City and Portland met at Children’s Mercy Park in August 2021. The Timbers took an early lead through Felipe Mora’s header, however Daniel Salloi salvaged a point with a well-taken near-post strike in the 92nd minute in the 1-1 draw.

The Timbers went on to be crowned the Western Conference champion in the MLS Cup Playoffs, reaching the MLS Cup for a third time in the last seven seasons. Led by head coach Gio Savarese – a teammate of Peter Vermes with the NY-NJ MetroStars during Major League Soccer’s inaugural season in 1996 – the Timbers also won the MLS is Back Tournament in 2020.

Sporting has earned four clean sheets this season, the most in the Western Conference, including a shutout against the league’s most in-form attack last weekend at NYCFC. SKC Academy product Cam Duke has stepped in at right back for Graham Zusi to partner with three newcomers in Robert Voloder, Kortne Ford and Logan Ndenbe on a backline with an average age of 22 years.

Zusi has been upgraded to questionable on Sporting’s player availability report, however the team will be without four players sidelined due to injury: Designated players Gadi Kinda and Alan Pulido, as well as Nicolas Isimat-Mirin and Ozzie Cisneros. On the opposite side, Portland will be missing seven players due to injury including designated player Jaroslaw Niezgoda and fellow forward Felipe Mora as well as defenders Claudio Bravo and Larrys Mabiala.

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Truck racing underway at Kansas Speedway

Truck racing is underway Saturday night at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Heart of America 200 Camping World truck race began at 7 p.m. Saturday and the AdventHealth 400 NASCAR Cup Series race will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. For ticket information, see (Fan photos)