Faith

Here’s A Thought for Nov. 20

“O give thanks unto the Lord, for His mercy endures forever.” Psalm 118:1 What’s your favorite Thanksgiving song? Do you have one? With the celebration of our national Thanksgiving Day this week, many people in churches, schools, and other events will sing the traditional harvest song, ...

Here’s A Thought for Nov. 17

“Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”— Jesus in Matthew 10:16 Someday there will be no more violence and no more tears as “sorrow and mourning shall fly away.” (Isaiah 51:11); there will be a day. Since there is no tomorrow in heaven, “someday” on earth will have to ...

Faith Briefs for Nov. 17

Thanksgiving meal offered at Bethel Fellowship in Minneota Bethel Fellowship invites the public to a free community lunch at noon Thanksgiving Day at Bethel Fellowship in Minneota. Pancake breakfast raises funds to Camp Foley Camp Foley pancake breakfast is from 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Dec. 3, ...

Radiant Life Church hosts Operation Christmas Child

MARSHALL — The gift boxes are out and ready to be filled. Many area churches and youth groups are preparing special gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child. “Last year, the gifts went to tropical countries all around the world,” Radiant Life Relay Center Coordinator Pat Heck said. ...

Here’s a Thought for Nov. 10

“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the world celebrated! Why? Because World War I was over. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation to celebrate Armistice Day ...

Faith Briefs for Nov. 10

CDA to meet Monday The Catholic Daughters of America will meet Monday at Hill Street Place following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. A light lunch, co-chaired by Mary Pat Middleton and Yvonne Girard, will take place followed by a meeting and a drawing for free dues. There will be kits available for ...

Area clergy recognized at Legacy Luncheon

MARSHALL — The Marshall Area Legacy Foundation paid tribute to all the area church pastors Monday at a luncheon with special entertainment held at the YMCA in Marshall. “Pastors are the lamplighters of the world,” master of ceremonies John Drown said. He asked all the pastors in ...

Faith Briefs for Oct. 27

Holy Redeemer Faith Formation students selling wreaths, garlands Holy Redeemer Faith Formation students are selling balsam fir wreaths, garland, crosses, arches, swags, candy canes and mailbox huggies. Pre-orders are being taken now and the greenery will arrive the week of Nov. 17. To place ...

Here’s a Thought for Oct. 27

What does repentance mean to you? “From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Our sisters and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church believe that sacramental confession requires three “acts” on the part of the penitent: contrition ...

Being passionate and compassionate are Christian

Many of the local Christian churches use contemporary music, with loud music, and their congregations almost dance during the services, showing how they are moved holistically by the Holy Spirit. It wasn’t until the winter of 2015-16, that I had started studying various aspects of the way ...

Martin Luther 500th anniversary to be highlighted

Starting Oct. 27 the Marshall Seventh-day Adventist Church will study what the Bible has to say about Christianity’s future. A documentary-style series, “A Pale Horse Rides,” hosted by Voice of Prophecy speaker/director Shawn Boonstra, takes a Bible-based approach. Boonstra recently ...

Here’s A Thought for Oct. 13

Do not fear the autumn of your life? What do you like about autumn? I have recently realized that autumn is one of the best seasons of the year…. the weather is still warm… even as the cold begins to creep in. The leaves change color. This past Sunday as my wife and I were coming home ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Swedish meatball supper is Oct. 22 at Hope Lutheran A Swedish meatball supper will be offered from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota. Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied carrots, dessert, lefse will be offered for $10 for adults and $5 for youth, ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Prayers for the nation is Oct. 24 The 2017 Public Square Rosary Crusade will be at noon Oct. 24 at the Memorial Park in downtown Marshall. Public prayers will take place in honor of the historic year of Fatima Centennial (1917-2017). Ecumenibells Harvest Dinner is Sunday Ecumenibells ...

Here’s a Thought for Sept. 29

Our need of forgiveness As a clinical medical chaplain, I have come to believe that listening and the free, two-way exchange of forgiveness are two most important factors in healthy relationships. Constant forgiving and re-forgiving are non-negotiable parts of good relationships in accordance ...

Beyond the bar

GHENT — Iglesia Reyo de Luz (Ray of Light Church) in Ghent is planning to expand the sanctuary to accommodate growth in membership. The Spanish church purchased the vacant lot to the west of the church in 2014 with expansion in mind. It plans to use the same construction supervisory crew ...

Marshall CWA leader attends Washington, D.C. conference

MARSHALL — Local Concerned Women for American (CWA) officer Arlene Markell took the opportunity to attend a Concerned Women for America Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7-9. “What a flurry of exciting days,” Markell said. Markell and Linda Schauer, the state CWA ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Baked potato fundraiser is Thursday The 21st annual Cornerstone United Methodist Women’s Mission Fundraiser is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 202 N. 4th St., Marshall. A baked potato supper will be offered for $8 or donation. A large baked potato with ...

Faith Briefs for Sept. 15

St. Edward’s Fall Festival is Sunday in Minneota St. Edward’s Fall Festival begins at 11 a.m. Sept. 17. Dinner includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, coleslaw, desserts and a beverage. Price of the meal is as follows: Adults (13 and older) — $10; Children ...

Living Word Lutheran youth grow from mission trip

MARSHALL — Thirty-one youth, ranging in age from 9th grade through 12th grade, and advisers from Living Word Lutheran Church, went to St. Louis, Missouri earlier this month on a mission trip that deeply impacted the youth. “We went there to serve (people) in any way they needed to be ...