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Faith Briefs for Dec. 10

December 10, 2010
Marshall Independent

CCW to have Christmas party Monday

The Council of Catholic Women will be the host of the annual Christmas party for the Catholic Daughters of America and all women of the Holy Redeemer Parish in Marshall. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hill Street Place. Each woman is asked to bring one dish to pass for a "finger foods" buffet. Entertainment will be by Carolyn Bayerkohler. There will be Christian fellowship, caroling and prizes.

Tom Stamman to minister today at Fire on the Prairie

Tom Stamman of Impact Ministries International will give individual, personal prophetic words beginning at 6:30 p.m. today at Fire on the Prairie. Service begins at 7 p.m. with praise and worship led by Nate Cole of Fire on the Prairie.

Stamman is a traveling prophet and an author whose latest book is "The Blue Collar Prophet."

All Fire on the Prairie meetings are open to the public and are at the

Clarkfield City Hall Public Meeting Room, 904 - 10th Ave. (Highway 67) in Clarkfield.

No child care is available.

A free will offering will be received.

Children invited to Christmas event Saturday

Christ Lutheran Church invites children (3 and 4-year-olds through 4th grade) to Christmas For Kids from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Samuel Lutheran School, 500 Village Drive in Marshall. The event includes the Christmas story, craft, music, cookie decorating and a free lunch.

Call 532-2162 for more information and to register.

St. James to have special service Sunday

St. James Episcopal Church of Marshall will celebrate its annual community service of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, 101 N. 5th St. Marshall.

In past years, the annual service was the Christmas version, but this year the congregation will sing and read the historical Advent Lessons and Carols, directed by Ryan Fox, director of choral activities at Southwest Minnesota State University, and choirmaster and organist at St. James Episcopal Church.

In 1934, 16 years after the more familiar Festival of nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve had been introduced to King's College, Cambridge, England, the dean, Eric Milner-White, composed a further service - a "Procession with Carols upon Advent Sunday."

First Lutheran Sunday School Christmas programs announced

The children of First Lutheran Church will present their Sunday School Christmas programs from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary. "The Colors of Christmas" will be given by the preschool through first graders and "365 Days of Christmas Each Year" will follow by the 2nd through 6th graders. The public is welcome.

St. Stephen to dedicate new education addition Sunday

St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Marshall invites the community to an open house from noon-2 p.m. Sunday to see its new expanded education facility. Bishop Jon Anderson of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod-ELCA will preach and dedicate the new space at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services.



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