Faith

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 ...

Faith briefs for March 18

Four Catholic leaders recognized for distinguished service to Diocese of New UlmThe Rev. John M. LeVoir, bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm, presented the 2016 Diocesan Distinguished Service Award to four Catholics of the diocese following the annual Bishop Lucker Lecture on Monday, March 7, at ...

St. Mary’s confirmation

Submitted photoConfirmation students from St. Mary's, Cottonwood, received the sacrament of confirmation March 6 at Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall. Pictured are, from left, back row: The Rev. Mark Steffl (pastor), Seth Plotz, Kevin Gergen, John Sinclair (teacher). Front row: Jennessa ...

Local/national faith briefs

Beginning Experience to offer weekend retreatBeginning Experience of SW MN is offering a weekend retreat that provides an individual with the opportunity to encounter self and to grow with a purpose to achieve inner peace. The experience is to help close the door gently on the past and move on ...

Zion Lutheran’s organ project 7 years in the making

This is an AP Member Exchange shared by Post-Crescent MediaAPPLETON, Wis. (AP) - A longer-than-expected journey will soon result in one of the grandest musical instruments to have a home in the Fox Valley.It speaks in metaphor about the church it'll serve each Sunday morning - one unit made ...

Faith forum

Special service at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. James Episcopal ChurchIf you have ever wondered what happens behind our red door or if you are just searching for a church community where you can be yourself come and see what St. James has to offer this Sunday.The Episcopal Church, ...

Here’s a Thought for March 4

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center"If Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your faith also is vain."(I Corinthians 15:14)This past Friday late afternoon, I found myself attending the latest Hollywood's attempt to present Christ Jesus last days on earth. As I entered the ...

Local/national faith briefs

St. Eloi chili feed and silent auction is March 13The St. Eloi Soup & Chili Feed and Silent Auction is Sunday, March 13, in the St. Eloi Church basement, Ghent. Chicken wild rice soup and chili along with a breadstick, bars and beverage will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bidding ...

Local/national faith briefs

Chicken dinner is March 6 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in SeaforthChicken dinner with full salad bar and dessert is from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Seaforth. Mass is at 10 a.m. Matching grant by the Catholic Order of Foresters Court #1757.Lenten lunch ...