Faith

Local/National Faith Briefs

CDA to meet Monday The Catholic Daughters of America will meet on Monday at Hill Street Place following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. A light potluck lunch will take place along with a reception for new members, followed by the meeting. All are welcome. Parish festival is Sept. 17 at St. ...

Here’s A Thought for Sept. 2

“What About Those Galileans?” Please read Luke 13:1-9 Whenever there’s an unusual tragedy in the news — a violent death or a natural disaster, a major flood, a murder, an earthquake — people begin to search for an explanation. They look for meaning. They’re perplexed. They don’t ...

Local/World Faith Briefs

Register now for Holy Redeemer’s Faith Formation programs Holy Redeemer is taking registrations for the religious education programs for students in preschool through 11th grade. Find information on the Holy Redeemer Parish website www.holy-redeemer.com regarding the Faith Formation ...

Hazel Run Lutheran Church to celebrate the old with the new

HAZEL RUN — Hazel Run Lutheran Church members will celebrate their church’s 125th anniversary with a new intern pastor on Oct. 1. Members of the planning committee are busy updating the church history book, planning the catered roast beef dinner ($10 per plate) and spreading the word that ...

Here’s a Thought for Aug. 18

‘Timing is everything!’ You have probably heard the phrase many times, “timing is everything.” Timing is essential when dealing with people. You don’t ask for a raise when business is not going well or when things are tense around the office. You don’t try to correct someone who ...

Faith Forum

Thoughts on the Bible To the editor: The Bible is highly regarded by many people. If it is believed to be God’s Word, breathed into and recorded by human writers, then we have God’s thoughts as He willed to give us. Regarding Jesus, who has often been the subject of controversy as to ...

Faith Briefs for Aug. 11

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

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church to celebrate 135 years

OMRO TOWNSHIP — “The Word of the Lord Stands Forever” (1Peter 1:25a) will be the theme for the 135th anniversary of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church starting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 24. The Rev. Allen Lonnquist, organists Luther Wurster and Pam Lonnquist, as well as the entire ...

Small congregation at Radiant Life has big plans

MARSHALL — Radiant Life Church has a small, but hopeful congregation. And now it finally has a permanent pastor. With 15 core members and various other regular guests, the church located at 500 S. Saratoga has been running with two interim pastors from the Southern Baptist Conference in ...

Faith Briefs for Aug. 4

Czech Heritage Festival is Aug. 13 Bechyn will hold its annual Czech Heritage Festival on Sunday, Aug. 13. Located 10 miles northeast of Redwood Falls, amid corn and soybean fields, this small rural community has been the home of the Czech Heritage Festival for the past 26 years. Since the ...

From walker to whitewater rafting

BALATON — Healing miracles are happening at Victory Christian Church in Balaton.  People are coming from all over the upper Midwest to be prayed over at the bimonthly healing services, according to various members. Lorri Huitink of Newkirk, Iowa, received her healing on Sept. 11, 2015. ...

Mormons believe they have the complete Word of God

MARSHALL — Not everyone wants to give up two years of their lives between high school and college to work for free, but Elder Cameron Neal of Logan, Utah, and Elder Stuart Towne from Seattle, Washington, made formal application to their church to do mission work for The Church of Jesus Christ ...

Here’s A Thought for July 14

“A farmer went out to sow seeds” (Matthew 13:3) We live in a culture/society that thrives on competition, comparison and judgment. Thus, we reduce this parable of Jesus to one obvious question. What kind of dirt/soil are you? By doing this we put ourselves at the center of the parable ...

Local/World Faith Briefs

Support group starts July 17 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 July 17. This series is designed for those wishing to work through the ...

Faith Briefs for June 30

Maker Fun Factory VBS at Victory Christian Church Victory Christian Church of Balaton will be hosting Vacation Bible School — Maker Fun Factory VBS: Created by God, Built for a Purpose — July 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. This fun-filled kids’ event is free for children ages ...

Ministry Rayo De Luz hosting seminar this weekend

GHENT — The Ministry Rayo De Luz of Ghent will be hosting a religious seminar this weekend at the Marshall Middle School. Rayo De Luz is part of a Hispanic Pentecostal (synod) with its headquarters in Santa Ana, California, parishioner Melissa Rodriguez said. Rodriguez serves as ...

A prophet speaks

MARSHALL — Impact Ministries International (IMI) pastor and prophet Tom Stamman told Hazel Run workshop attendees Saturday “Don’t quit!” Stamman, from the Twin Cities, has traveled the world training people in evangelism and even in business. He claims to have seen more than 100,000 ...

Faith Briefs for June 23

Trinity Lutheran celebrates 75 years Sunday Trinity Lutheran Church, 2105 King Avenue, Slayton, is celebrating its 75th anniversary on Sunday. Worship service will be at 10 a.m. with a program and refreshments to follow. The Rev. Curt Peters, who grew up at Trinity, will deliver the sermon. ...

Local/World Faith Briefs

St. Leo annual church dinner is June 25 in St. Leo The St. Leo annual church dinner at St. Leo is Sunday, June 25. Mass is at 9:30 a.m. The dinner will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, glazed carrots, angel food cake with strawberries ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Catholic Daughters to meet Monday The Catholic Daughters of America will meet Monday at Hill Street Place after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. A priest appreciation potluck supper will take place at 6:15 p.m. with the meeting to follow. All are welcome. Remains of former slave eyed for sainthood ...