Local/National Faith Briefs

Wild game feed is today at Living Word

Living Word Lutheran Church will have a wild game feed and raffle at 5 p.m. today. The public is welcome. The Kingdom Dog Ministries event had to be canceled, but the wild game feed and raffle will still take place.

Belgian waffles offered Sunday at Carlin Hall

Dad’s Belgian Waffle Feed will be from 8 a.m.-noon Sunday at Holy Redeemer Church in Carlin Hall. Waffles, sausages and a beverage can be enjoyed while supporting the youth going to San Lucas, Georgia and Steubenville. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students ages 5-12 and 4 and under are free.

Olivewood Imports will be selling religious items during the waffle feed.

Weekend retreat offered for widowed, divorced or separated people

Beginning 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 with renewed hope and purpose. The weekend retreat will be April 12-14 at Shetek Lutheran Ministries. Deadline for registrations is April 5. Email swmnbe@gmail.com or call/text MaryAnn at 507-828-2866, Laurie at 507-829-4004 or Tim 507-530-6379.

Authorities: Administrator, wife stole $1.2M from church

SOUTH PARK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania church administrator stole $1.2 million that he and his wife used to pay for vacations, sports tickets and other personal expenses.

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office said 50-year-old David Reiter, of South Park, is charged with theft, forgery and receiving stolen property. His 44-year-old wife, Connie Reiter, faces two counts of receiving stolen property.

Authorities said the money was stolen from the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair over the course of about 17 years.

David Reiter had been the church’s administrator since 2001. Authorities say he falsified accounting data and created a fake auditor who he claimed handled the church’s reviews.

The couple made their initial court appearances Tuesday but didn’t enter pleas. It’s not known if they’ve retained attorneys.