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Faith Briefs for April 29

Most Excellent Way celebrates 20 years

Twenty years of “The Most Excellent Way” meetings will be celebrated at Grace Life Church on Sunday. These meetings are an alternative kind of AA meetings to help people move from alcohol, chemical, or any other dependence to becoming fully dependent upon God for their freedom. The name and theme of love overcomes a multitude of sins comes from I Corinthians 12:31 “And yet I will show you a more excellent way.”

The most excellent way is by experiencing the love of God to heal and help us overcome the negative effects of our hurts, habits and hang-ups that have broken and hinder our relationships with God, family, friends, employers, and with ourselves. God’s way offers freedom from our other dependencies to trusting in his Holy Spirit to share the love, forgiveness, and freedom we can find in a personal relationship with Jesus.

A foundational teaching at the meetings is from Titus 3; 3-6 “For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.”

All are welcome to join the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services to help The Most Excellent Way celebrate 20 years of helping many find Jesus and their freedom from all addictions. Learn more and also join every Monday at 7 p.m. to attend The Most Excellent Way meetings.

Master’s Voice to perform Sunday

Master’s Voice will perform at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 202 North Fourth Street, in Marshall. A freewill offering will be taken. For more details, call 507-532-4010 or 507-401-1367.

Marshall Food4Kids fundraiser

Marshall Food4Kids is participating in a Community Impact fundraising event at the Marshall Pizza Ranch on Monday. Volunteers will be on hand to greet customers, answer questions, and bus tables from 5-8 p.m.

Pizza Ranch donates 10% of all sales and gives 100% of the tips in the tip jar at the counter to Marshall Food4Kids.

Marshall Food4Kids, a 100% volunteer nonprofit organization, was founded in 2013 by several area churches to help hungry children in Marshall. About 825 children are currently enrolled to receive food. Examples of non-perishable, kid friendly foods the program provides are granola bars, cereal, crackers, trail mix, juice, raisins, apple sauce and fruit cups.

Prosecutor won’t bring charges against accused Topeka priest

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Catholic priest in Topeka suspended from his public duties after being accused of sexually abusing a minor will not face criminal charges in the case.

Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay’s office will not file charges against the Rev. John Pilcher after reviewing the results of an investigation conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Kagay told the Capital-Journal this week.

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas announced last September that it had suspended Pilcher, of Mater Dei parish, but said Pilcher denied the allegation and fully cooperated with the investigation.

The archdiocese said it will continue with evaluating Pilcher’s status as a priest.

“Be assured you will soon receive a communication from the Archdiocese upon final resolution of this matter,” a statement from the archdiocese that was read to Mater Dei parishioners this week said.

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