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Faith briefs for Dec. 17

December 17, 2010
Marshall Independent

Revivalists tonight at Fire on the Prairie

Pastors and revivalists, Steve and Rebecca Roberts, from Gateway Church and Revival Center in Northfield will be at Fire on the Prairie at 7 p.m. today. Service begins with praise and worship led by FOTP's Nate Cole.

No admission charge; free will offering will be received. No child care is provided.

All Fire on the Prairie meetings take place at the City Hall Community Meeting Room, 904 10th Ave., in Clarkfield.

Living Word announces Christmas programs, services

Living Word Christmas Program - Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall, located in the Tiger Office Park, will present its preschool through 6th grade Children's Christmas Program at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be fellowship and goodies following the program. All are welcome.

Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall will offer Christmas Eve candlelight services at 2 p.m. (geared to families and children), 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 pm. There will be one Christmas Day Communion Service at 10 a.m. On Sunday, Dec. 26, there will be fellowship at 9:30 a.m. followed by one worship service at 10 a.m.

Marshall contributes 802 shoeboxes for needy children worldwide

Last week, 802 shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies, and other items were dropped off at Radiant Life Church in Marshall. It was National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child, and the gift-filled shoe boxes are now in the process of being shipped to needy children around the world.

Even though National Collection Week is over, it's not too late to pack a shoe box. Operation Christmas Child has launched Build A Box - an online tool offering a personalized and convenient way to send Christmas gifts to even more children.

At www.samaritanspurse.org/occ, donors select a child's age and gender; shop through an online selection of toys, necessity items, and school supplies; and finish it off with a personalized note of encouragement. The gift boxes will be assembled by volunteers at Operation Christmas Child s processing center in Charlotte, N.C. Through tracking technology, donors can "follow the box" to find out where it will be delivered.

Operation Christmas Child is part of the international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan's Purse. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered more than 77 million gift-filled shoe boxes to needy children in more than 130 countries.

For information on Operation Christmas Child, call 612-359-7025 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

 
 

 

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