Faith

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 ...

Faith Briefs for June 2

STORM Camp is coming July 23-29 STORM stands for Service To Others in Relational Ministry. STORM Camp is a week-long service opportunity for teenagers and adults that has been serving Lyon and Yellow Medicine counties for the past three years. More than 30 teens and 15 adults will partner ...

Here’s A Thought for May 26

‘Lest we forget!’ Every spring we celebrate this holiday called “Memorial Day,” which traditionally marks the beginning of summer. Today is recognized as the day when all the summer events may officially commence. It is a day when families can congregate for a picnic or a barbecue; it ...

Faith Briefs for May 12

Salad luncheon is Tuesday in Tracy Members of the United Methodist Women in Tracy are sponsoring a spring salad luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the church at Second and Morgan streets. Included on the menu are assorted salads, French bread, assorted bars and a beverage. Tickets are $7 ...

Faith in the News

Mormon church pulls older teens out of Boy Scouts SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church, the largest sponsor of Boy Scouts troops in the United States, announced Thursday it is pulling older teenagers from the organization as the religion takes a step toward developing its own global ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Grief support group offered to the local community 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 ...

Here’s A Thought for May 5

In remembrance of Florence Nightingale, RN, each year from May 6 to May 12, communities across our nation recognize the invaluable work of health care workers; especially our nurses during National Nurses Week. The tradition of nursing in faith-based health care is one of providing holistic, ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Magic show is May 3 at Cornerstone The public is invited to join the students and families of Cornerstone United Methodist Church for a special night of magic on Wednesday, May 3. A pizza dinner will be served beginning at 5:15 p.m., and Jett Skrien will dazzle everyone with his magic tricks ...