Local/National Faith Briefs

Free music lessons to be offered at Christ Lutheran

Christ Lutheran Church of Marshall will be offering free piano (students must have access to a piano or keyboard at home), organ, guitar, ukulele, and voice lessons for children finishing kindergarten and up (adults too) — all are welcome! Lessons start June 10 and will run through mid-August.

These will be half hour weekly lessons Monday through Friday held at Samuel Lutheran School, 500 Village Drive. For information or to schedule lessons visit the website: christlutheran-marshallmn.org/summermusic or call 532-2162.

CCW to meet Monday

The Council of Catholic Women’s general gathering is Monday in Carlin Hall. The event is for all women of Holy Redeemer Parish. A light meal will be served following the 5:30 evening Mass. Installation of new officers will take place during a short business meeting.

Summer GriefShare program starts May 29

Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to participate in a GriefShare program at Holy Redeemer Church.

This nondenominational program features Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD video features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was seen on the DVD.

GriefShare will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning May 29, at Holy Redeemer Church gathering area, 503 W. Lyon, Marshall. All faiths are welcome. For questions, call the church office at 532-5711, or Gerri 532-9218 or Jason 829-9487.

Trial for Tennessee church shooting suspect to start Monday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking life without parole for a man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church.

Local news outlets report that 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson’s trial will start Monday. A jury is being selected this week.

Samson faces a 43-count indictment, including a first-degree murder charge, in the September 2017 shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.

An arrest affidavit said Samson waived his rights and told police he arrived armed and fired at the church.