Faith

Larsen named DCCW Woman of the Year

LAKE BENTON — Ardith Larsen was passed over last year for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s (DCCW) Woman of the Year Award, so she didn’t think that her name would be submitted again this year. But it was. At the spring DCCW convention in Redwood Falls, Larsen was recognized for ...

Here’s A Thought for Aug. 3

A thankful remembrance Reflecting on my tenure as the first board certified clinical pastoral care provider of Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center within Marshall’s community since my retirement in August 2017, and preparing to move to Mankato, these words from a poem comes to mind, ...

Here’s A Thought for July 20

“When Jesus landed on the shore and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.” (Mark 6:34) The shepherd’s heart for you In our Gospel lesson, Jesus is not telling a story about a shepherd. He is ...

Here’s A Thought for July 13

“So they (the 12 Apostles) went out and preached that people should repent. And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.” (Mark 6:12,13) What is repentance? When the Twelve Apostles went out and preached, they weren’t telling the people and ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Louwagie celebrates 50 years in the priesthood July 20 The Rev. Vincent Louwagie will celebrate 50 years of ordination Friday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. Mass followed by a meal and reception at St. Clotilde Church in Green Valley. Church group stranded by Haiti fuel protests returns to ...

Faith Briefs for June 29

Nashville-based quartet presenting free local concert Ground-breaking Nashville-based New Legacy Project will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Tracy Lutheran Church, 64 Rowland St. This is a non-denominational event and admission is free. Formerly the Blackwood Legacy, they are ...

Here’s A Thought for June 29

“some people came from the house of Jairus. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?” Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” When they the home of Jairus, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. 39He went in and said to ...

Here’s A Thought for June 22

“His mother (Elisabeth) spoke up and said, “No! He is to be called John….” He (Zechariah asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.” (Luke 1:60, 62) What’s in a name? Choosing a name for your baby has a lifelong impact and is ...

Cowboy church message emphasizes human connection

LAKE BENTON — Is it truly a “Happy Father’s Day when our Heavenly Father is ignored?” was one of the questions the Rev. Daren Junker of the United Methodist Church in Lake Benton asked during his cowboy church message at the Lake Benton Opera House Sunday morning. Junker, having ...

Faith Briefs for June 22

Quilt auction is Saturday at Shetek The 32nd annual Quilt Auction is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Shetek Lutheran Ministries Activity Center. SLM is located 8 miles north of Slayton on Highway 59, then 2 miles east on Valhalla Road. The quilt preview is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today and from 8:30-10 ...

Here’s A Thought for June 15

Why the mustard seed? “Jesus said: ‘What shall we say the kingdom of God is like? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grow and becomes the largest of all garden plants, which such big branches that the birds can perch in its ...

Here’s A Thought for June 98

What is the unforgivable sin? Jesus stated: “Amen.Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, but whoever blasphemes against (rejects) the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.” During my hospital and nursing ...

Faith Briefs for June 8

Quilt auction is June 25 at Shetek The 32nd annual Quilt Auction is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Shetek Lutheran Ministries Activity Center. SLM is located 8 miles north of Slayton on Highway 19, then 2 miles east on Valhalla Road. The quilt preview is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June ...

Here’s A Thought for June 1

Jesus prayed saying: “Sanctify them in the truth; your Word is truth. As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.” (John 17:17-19) Ask anyone today, “What is truth?” and ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

First Lutheran Church invites children to Shipwrecked VBS: Rescued by Jesus A summer kids’ event called Shipwrecked VBS will be offered from June 5 through June 8 at First Lutheran Church. At Shipwrecked, kids discover that Jesus rescues them! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

GriefShare Program starts June 6 Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to participate in a GriefShare program at Holy Redeemer Church. This nondenominational program features Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated ...

Here’s A Thought for May 25

Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.” (Revelations 4:8) The bells of Christmas, the bells of ...

Here’s A Thought for May 18

“When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers were gathered together in one place. Suddenly there was a noise from the sky which sounded like a strong wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire which spread out and ...

Ghent church to have youth conference at Marshall Middle School

GHENT — Youth with vision can produce much good works. The youth group, Generación Luz (New Light Generation) from Ministerio Reyo de Luz in Ghent will be hosting a youth conference at the Marshall Middle School Saturday. The youth group musicians will be leading the worship three ...

Faith Briefs for May 11

Catholic Daughters to meet Monday The Catholic Daughters of America will meet Monday at Hill Street Place. After the 5:30 p.m. Memorial Mass at Holy Redeemer Church, the Catholic Daughters will gather at Hill Street for a light lunch, meeting and have the election of officers. Emmaus women ...