Faith

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 ...

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 ...