Faith

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, ...

Here’s a Thought for Nov. 4

Living Word Lutheran Church, Marshall"But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you." - JesusThe forgiveness of sins is not primarily a function of my sincere confession, my desire to be rid of ...

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Operation Christmas Child runs Nov. 14-21 at Radiant LifeOperation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, will take place from Nov. 14-21. The collection site is Radiant Life Church, 500 S. Saratoga St. in Marshall (across from Marshall Middle School). Collection hours are 2-6 p.m. ...

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Food shelf collection is Oct. 31On Oct. 31, high school students will go door to door from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to collect food for the Kitchen Table Food shelf in Marshall. Chili supper offered at St. Paul'sA chili supper will be offered from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Lutheran in ...

Here’s a Thought for Oct. 28

Living Word Lutheran Church, Marshall"Even those long ago dead and buried - will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father." Philippians 2:10, The MessageI was not a guest at my grandparents' wedding ...

HRS 4th-graders lead Mass

Submitted photoOn Oct. 13, the fourth grade classes at Holy Redeemer School led the student body in celebrating mass. Each week, one grade at HRS will lead the student body in celebrating mass. The theme of the fourth grade mass was "Show Faith by Actions." Fourth grade teachers at Holy ...

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Legacy Foundation to host annual eventThe Legacy Foundation will be the host of its sixth annual "Live, Love, Laugh" event Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Marshall High School, main doors. This family-friendly event includes a sit-down meal, a time of honoring our area clergy and pastors, and ...

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Prayer rally to end abortion is SundayThe Concerned Women for America group from Marshall is planning a prayer rally as an effort to abolish abortion from 1-2 p.m. Sunday on the corner across from Bello Cucina.This date marks the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood. The public is invited to ...

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Craft and vendor show Oct. 8The fall craft and vendor show, which benefits Marshall Mothers of Preschoolers, is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 1301 S. 4th St., Marshall. The event includes a silent auction and bake sale. The silent auction closes at 2:30 p.m.; must ...

Here’s a Thought for Sept. 23

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center'Angels watching over us!'"For by God all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible" (Colossians 1:16)Years ago, a Time magazine poll showed that 69 percent of American adults said they believed in the existence of ...

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Young people's weekend announcedBeginning Experience of SW MN announces its first Young People's Beginning Experience Weekend. Oct. 14-16 at Shetek Lutheran Ministries, Lake Shetek, Slayton. This weekend is designed for young people 12 to 18 years of age who have lost a parent through death or ...

Faith in the News

Our Lady of Victory annual dinner is SundayThe parish of Our Lady of Victory in Lucan invites everyone to its annual dumpling/sauerkraut/sausage/roast pork fall dinner on Sunday, with service from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (following 10 a.m. mass). The buffet style menu includes: sausage, roast pork, ...

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St. Edward's fall festival is Sept. 18St. Edward's fall festival begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. 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 (6-12) - $4; ...

Faith Riders of Winona work through ministry and motorcycles

An AP?Member Exchange shared by the Winona Daily NewsWINONA (AP) - In 2000, Winona resident Dan Swartling had an idea: A motorcycle ministry.The plan was to spread the vision of Christ by riding bikes. He got together with relatives and friends, and soon a nonprofit was born.The group started ...