Faith

Here’s A Thought for Feb. 16

“At once the Spirit sent Jesus out into the wilderness, and He was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan.” (Mark 1:12) At Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Mich. I was required to read and write a book review on “The Screwtape Letters” written by C. S. Lewis in which he ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Barbecue sandwiches served Thursday at St. Ann’s Court Queen of Peace is serving lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. during Lent on Thursdays at Divine Mercy Hall, St. Ann’s Church, Slayton. The menu includes a barbecue, salads, assorted desserts. Takeouts are available by calling ...

Here’s A Thought for Feb. 9

Why Lent? What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD. I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people. (Psalm 116:12-15) Ash Wednesday the official beginning of Lententide ...

Faith Briefs for Feb. 9

Hot turkey sandwiches served Thursday at St. Ann’s Court Queen of Peace is serving lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. during Lent on Thursdays at Divine Mercy Hall, St. Ann’s Church, Slayton. The menu includes hot turkey sandwich, salads, assorted desserts. Takeouts are available by calling ...

Christian observance of the Lenten season

MARSHALL — Christian churches around the world will begin their season of Lent on Valentine’s Day this year. (See end for some schedules.) This is unusual as the two are at near-polar ends of the emotional spectrum. Lent marks a 40-day observance of the Stations of the Cross and is often ...

Here’s A Thought for Feb. 2

Christ our Divine Healer “And Jesus healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.” (Mark 1: 34) Have you ever wondered why the vast majority of faith-based hospitals/medical centers have ...

Faith Briefs for Feb. 2

First Lutheran to have annual members meeting Sunday The First Lutheran Church Foundation of Marshall, Minnesota, Inc. will have its annual members’ meeting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary at First Lutheran Church, 100 Church St. All current members of First Lutheran Church and all ...

Local churches to host IF: Gathering 2018 Feb. 9-10

MARSHALL — What if there is a God? What if we followed God with perseverance instead of insecurity? How will others know him, if we don’t tell them? These are questions to be discussed at the IF: Gathering 2018 to be held at Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall Feb. 9 and 10 and hosted ...

Here’s A Thought for Jan. 26

“On the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught…… And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit (demon); and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” But ...

Here’s A Thought for Jan. 19

“As Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then Jesus said to them,“Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him.” (Mark 1:16-18) With the ...

Learning to listen while giving support

MARSHALL — Learning to listen is one of the key elements in success, especially in helping others handle loss, grief or disabilities. These and other life circumstances such as relocation, job loss/retirement, family challenges, isolation, illness, stress of caregiving, being homebound and ...

Here’s A Thought for Jan. 12

“On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee.…. and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.... the wine steward tasted the water that had been turned into wine...Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

GriefShare support group offered For those who are experiencing the loss of a loved one and are journeying toward healing, a GriefShare support group meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the gathering space at Holy Redeemer Church. Contact Dorothy at Dorothy 401-0601 with questions or visit ...

Faith Briefs for Jan. 5

Catholic Daughters to meet Monday The Catholic Daughters of America will meet on Monday at Hill Street Place following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. We will have a light lunch, co-chaired by Marie Ritter and Madonna Cinkle, followed by our meeting. All are welcome. There will be more kits available ...

GriefShare program offered at Holy Redeemer

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

Here’s A Thought for Jan. 5

‘What do you mean by ‘epiphany,’ exactly?’ “Epiphany,” when it’s capitalized, is the name of the major celebration within Christendom of the three wise men or Magi coming to see the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. This is usually celebrated on Jan. 6, which in the Western church ...

Finding her calling

MARSHALL — The Rev. Anne Veldhuisen of Christ United Presbyterian Church believes that being a minister is her calling and the fact that she is a woman has never been a stumbling block for her. Veldhuisen became the pastor at Christ United Presbyterian Church In January 2015. In 2014, her ...

Here’s A Thought for Dec. 29

The choice Once upon a time the gods gathered for their regular assessment of humanity. It was determined that the human race had become unnecessarily encumbered with too many things to think over, much to worry about and even more to plan. The accomplishment of tasks was decreasing rapidly ...

Here’s A Thought for Dec. 22

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is a Christmas song recorded in 1943 by Bing Crosby. Originally written to honor soldiers overseas who longed to be home at Christmastime. This song is sung from the point of view of a soldier stationed overseas during World War II, writing a letter to his ...

Churches cooperate to support parishioner in need

MARSHALL — It was a miracle in the making, according to organizers. The fundraiser for Antonio “Tony” Rodriguez was a success because two churches worked together on it. Event organizer Patty Ebnet was at the hub of communication as plans fell into place for the Nov. 18 event held at ...