Faith

St. Michael’s First Communion

Submitted photoSt. Michael's Catholic Church in Milroy celebrated First Communion May 1. Pictured are, from left, front: Griffin Zick, Leah Lightfoot, Elijah Lightfoot, Greta Shofner and Noah Kesteloot. Back: the Rev. Robert Mraz and teacher Char Lightfoot.

Christ Evangelical confirmation

Submitted photoThe following young people were confirmed on May 1 at Christ Ev. Lutheran Church.Front: The Rev. Keith Schreiner, Lenei Estrada Palmer, Ashley Mauland, Claire Martinson, Brooke Mauland. Back: Paxton Schultz, Sarah Werner, Kiah Hoflock, Abigail Pullman, Rachel Schwarz.

First Lutheran graduates

Submitted photoFirst Lutheran Church helped 20 seniors celebrate with a senior reception and baccalaureate worship service on May 15.

Here’s a Thought for May 20

Living Word Lutheran ChurchThe phrase, "may you live in interesting times," has never been less true than it is today. Even as many of us know personally someone who has become a victim of terrorism global poverty is in rapid decline.At the same time - in spite of the spread of violence and ...

Local/national faith briefs

Senkyr, Haiar accepted to SPIRITUSThe Southwest Minnesota State University Newman Club and Holy Redeemer Catholic Church announce the acceptance of two of its members to SPIRITUS, Elizabeth Senkyr (Franklin) and Anna Haiar (Sioux Falls, S.D.). SPIRITUS is a Wisconsin-based ministry team whose ...

Here’s a Thought for May 13

Retired pastor of Grace Life ChurchWhat is the will of God in the world today?Would I be foolish to think I could know and convince all what is the will of God in the world today? How quickly and easily we may proclaim to whatever happens that it must be the will of God. Not all that happens in ...

SMSU Class of 2016 baccalaureate

Submitted photoThe baccalaureate service for the Southwest Minnesota State University Class of 2016 took place May 6 at the Campus Religious Center. Thirteen seniors participated in the ecumenical service. The keynote speaker for Catholic Campus Ministries was Rebecca Sommer, the recipient of ...

Faith in Action for May 6

Avera Marshall Regional Medical CenterCelebrating Nightingale's health care legacyAvera Marshall Health Care ministries will be celebrating the 2016 National Health Care Week from May 8 to 14 as they focus anew on their Mission values of hospitality, stewardship and compassion. Historically, ...

Here’s a Thought for April 29

Living Word Lutheran ChurchI once read that the U.S. Army reduced the number of dog breeds trained for war duty from 30 during the World War II era to the current list of only five. While the Standard Poodle was cut, the Giant Schnauzer and the German Shepherd remained on the list. It had ...

Holy Redeemer confirmation

Photo courtesy of PhotoworksHoly Redeemer students received the sacrament of confirmation on March 6 at Holy Redeemer Church. They are pictured with Bishop John LeVoir, the Rev. Paul Wolf and their confirmation teachers.

Local/World Faith Briefs

Rummage sale is today at Holy Redeemer ChurchA group rummage sale will take place from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. today at Holy Redeemer Carlin Hall. For sale is adult and children's clothing, household items, toys, home decor and books. In addition homemade caramel and cinnamon rolls will be for ...

Living Word Lutheran Church

A good friend of mine likes to tell the account of his failed attempt at cleaning a cat-urine infested carpet; the results were less than stellar. Only until he removed the carpet and cleaned and sealed the concrete beneath, covering it with new carpet, did the foul stench abate to a tolerable ...

National/World Faith Briefs

Police: Body of missing Florida priest found in GeorgiaST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in South Carolina say a man has been charged in connection with a missing Florida priest whose body was found in Georgia.Aiken County Sheriff's Office Capt. Eric Abdullah released an arrest warrant ...

Local/national faith briefs

Pipestone Zone LWML Spring Rally is April 23 in HollandThe Pipestone Zone LWML Spring Rally will be Saturday, April 23, at St. James Lutheran Church, Holland. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with devotions at 9:30 a.m. Theme for the rally is "Jesus Is My Confidence." The rally closes with a noon ...

Historic Iowa church tries to repair, prevent vandalism

An AP Member Exchange shared by The Sioux City Journal.MOORHEAD, Iowa (AP) - Roger Hansen stands at the altar in Ingemann Danish Lutheran Church on Friday, examining a painting of Christ Jesus as a child."They aimed at Jesus," Hansen told the Sioux City Journal as he keeps his eyes on his ...

Local/World Faith Briefs

Spring Fling Banquet to support HRS is April 16The second annual Spring Fling (formerly titled Legacy) Banquet to support Holy Redeemer School is April 16. All funds will go toward supporting Holy Redeemer School. This event, which includes a dinner, silent auction and live auction is Saturday, ...

Local/national faith briefs

Catholic Women to have convention April 23 in MinneotaThe New Ulm Diocese Council of Catholic Women is planning its 57th annual convention, hosted by St. Edwards in Minneota on Saturday, April 23.The convention promises to be an uplifting experience. The theme of the day is: "I Have Made You A ...

Benedictine Monks work to preserve holy manuscripts

This is an AP Member Exchange shared by KSTP-TVCOLLEGEVILLE (AP) - An alleged Islamic extremist is the first person to ever be charged with war crimes for destroying religious and cultural monuments.Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi is accused of leading an al-Qaeda attack in 2012 that annihilated ...

Here’s a Thought for March 25

Living Word Lutheran ChurchIn my house growing up, the first sign that a very good and important meal was on the horizon was the chore of getting the heavy table extensions out of the closet, scrounging up the folding chairs and stuffing all our clutter into our closets - because company was ...

Local/World Faith Briefs

Peer ministry support group starts April 25Beginning Experience of Southwest Minnesota, a peer ministry support group for widowed, separated and divorced people, is offering its Level II "Rebuilding" series for 10 weeks beginning April 25 through July 11.The Monday sessions begin at 7 p.m. at ...