Faith

IF: Tables being organized for discipleship training

MARSHALL — In the wake of the IF: Gathering workshop held recently Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall, women from the various attending churches have come together to organize the next step, IF: Tables. Following the model used at the IF: Gathering, six women will be assigned to each ...

Here’s A Thought for March 23

“The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (John 12:12-13) I love a parade! There is something about a ...

Here’s A Thought for March 16

Why do we attend funerals? “Jesus said: I AM the resurrection and the life; whosoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11: 26) Why do you go to or attend a funeral ceremony for a relative, friend or neighbor? Your ...

Faith Briefs for March 16

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 sandwich, salads, assorted desserts. Take-outs are available by calling 507-227-6519. Soup and ...

Here’s A Thought for March 9

What is spiritual blindness? “I (Jesus) came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind” John 9:34 How do you feel when you see a person either using a long white cane or a guide service dog on a very busy street or in a ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Diocese of New Ulm to host annual Bishop Lucker Lecture March 20 in Redwood Falls The annual Bishop Lucker Lecture, sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of New Ulm, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Church of St. Catherine in Redwood Falls. The evening’s presenter will be Dr. Mary ...

Church of Christ based on ancient church principles

MARSHALL – Anyone driving down East Main Street in Marshall will notice the flashing digital sign outside of a little white church inviting passers-by to Bible study. The congregation there is known as the Church of Christ and was established in 1982, but has its roots in the early ...

Here’s A Thought for March 2

As a medical chaplain, I was taught about the importance of drinking lots of water in the recovery process of our patients. Why was I taught to encourage our patients to drink lots of water during their hospitalization? Well, 60 percent of the human body is water, which is little wonder when ...

Faith Briefs for March 2

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser is Sunday A Marshall Food4Kids spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Living Word Lutheran Church - 800 Southview Court East, Marshall. Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, a vegetable and dessert will be served. The suggested ...

Here’s a Thought for Feb. 24

What do you think of Jesus? Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Baked ham 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 baked ham sandwich, salads, assorted desserts. Takeouts are available by calling ...

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 ...