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Local/National Faith Briefs

GriefShare support group meets Mondays GriefShare support group meets at 6 p.m. every Monday in the gathering area at Holy Redeemer Church. The program allows people to begin any week. For questions, call Dorothy 401-0601, Gerri 530-1418 or Jason 829-9487. Court says Jackson County ...

Here’s A Thought for Feb. 11

Celebrating of healing ministry of Jesus According to the Gospel accounts of Sacred Scripture, the people of Jesus’ time first became aware of him as a teacher/rabbi and a healer through the many miraculous and visible evidences of his ministry and mission to the poor and the sick. As they ...

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Catholic United Financial Bingo is Sunday Bingo will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Holy Redeemer’s Carlin Hall. Lunch will be served beginning at noon, and warm-ups will begin at 12:30 p.m. Payout is 50 percent. All ages are welcome, including children. It is sponsored by our local Catholic ...

Here’s A Thought for Feb. 3

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me; therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very ...

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Pancake breakfast Sunday will help Boy Scouts Boy Scout Troop 238 will have a pancake breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. Sunday in Carlin Hall at Holy Redeemer Church. They are serving eggs, sausage and pancakes with all the toppings (chocolate chips, sprinkles and whipped topping). The profits will ...

Here’s A Thought for Jan. 28

Celebrate the Lord of Life! Believe it or not, there is a debate among some educators as to whether there is such a thing as “truth.” One view is that “truth” does not exist; everything is a matter of interpretation. They reject the fact of “absolute truth.” Our Founding ...

Faith in the News

Bacon strips left at Islamic center probed as hate crime DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a hate crime after a woman shattered windows and placed strips of uncooked bacon on a door handle of a Davis mosque. The Los Angeles Times reported that the vandalism was discovered ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

GriefShare Program offered to the local community Those who have experienced the death of a loved one (spouse, child, friend, or other family) and are journeying toward grief healing are invited to GriefShare, a program of 13 weekly sessions. The sessions will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays at ...

Here’s A Thought for Jan. 20

On Christmas Day of 2016 we read the words, “‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts.” It’s from Haggai, chapter 2. Derek Prince applies that verse as follows, “When Jesus died and rose from the dead, all the treasures of this entire earth became ...

Faith in Action for Jan. 13

By Sister Lenore Paschke, OSB The Benedictines of Marshall are again offering the workshop series Preparedness and Practices of those who serve. The six-session workshop will be offered on Saturdays (9 a.m. to noon) and Tuesdays (6-9 p.m.), Feb. 11 through Feb. 28. Workshop materials and ...

Here’s A Thought For Dec. 23

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” (Colossians 3:15) Though I’m sure I heard the Christmas carol “In the Bleak Midwinter” ...

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Peer ministry support group offered Beginning Experience of SW MN/Marshall, a peer ministry support group for widowed, separated and divorced people, is offering its “Coping With Life Alone” Series for 10 weeks beginning Jan. 16, 2017. The Monday sessions begin at 7 p.m. at the First ...

Local/World Faith Briefs

Jesus Cares to have Christmas program Thursday The community is invited to join the Jesus Cares Bible study groups for “Bells Tell the Story,” a Christmas program that will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Christ Ev. Lutheran Church on the corner of Marshall and 3rd streets in ...

Here’s a Thought for Dec. 2

Living Word Lutheran Church Reckless Abandon: “Jesus spoke many things to them in parables, saying, “Behold, the sower went out to sow…” This verse from Matthew’s gospel, chapter 13, verse 3, opens a chapter of parables which both educate and warn the disciples as to his ...

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Christmas Story for 31st season Springfield will tell The Story of the First Christmas for the 31st season with an outdoor pageant under the stars at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, in Riverside Park. The pageant tells the story as Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem, find ...

Here’s a Thought for Nov. 25

Avera Marshall Regional Medical CenterHaving an attitude of gratitudeAs you read this reflection, take a moment to answer the following question, "Is there a reason for me to be thankful this Thanksgiving observance?" If you are alive to read the question, then you have a reason for rejoicing! ...

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Cookie walk is Dec. 3 at St. StephenSt. Stephen Lutheran Church of Marshall (1301 S. 4th St.) will be the host of its annual cookie walk from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. There will be a variety of Christmas cookies, bars and candies - your choice - sold by the pound. There will also be special ...

Here’s a Thought for Nov. 18

Living Word Lutheran Church, MarshallI know, God, that mere mortals can't run their own lives, that men and women don't have what it takes to take charge of life. So correct us, God, as you see best.Jeremiah's words from chapter 10, verse 23 of The Message are a stark reminder of a reality we ...

New ‘family’ found in special needs Sunday school

This is an AP Exchange story shared by the Rockford Register Star.ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - It's a 45-minute drive from their Freeport home to Rockford First Church every Sunday, but for the Rhode family it's well worth it.Patti Rhode said she and her husband, Steve, love Pastor Jeremy DeWeerdt's ...

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Holiday bazaar is Nov. 19 in RussellThe 35th annual Holiday Bazaar is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Russell Community Center in Russell. The event includes a bake sale and gift items. Lunch is served all day. The bazaar is sponsored by the Ladies of Grace-First Parish. For more information, ...