Church Calendar published Nov. 5, 2022

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Eagle Lake Lutheran

WILLMAR — “Light of the World,” an ecumenical evening prayer, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church, north of Willmar. Written by local musician Carol Meier, it is a musical worship service of sung, spoken and silent prayer centered around the theme “Jesus Christ is the Light of the World.” Everyone is welcome to participate in the premiere of this 30-minute service, designed for community prayer and to promote unity, heal divisions and renew peace.

Grace United Methodist

PAYNESVILLE — The 73rd annual chow mein and Salisbury steak supper will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. This will be a drive-through take-out dinner. No indoor dining and no phone orders. A freewill offering will be received for the meal.

Litchfield Area Christian Women

LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Area Christian Women will have their “Annual Bake Sale” coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Karen Taucher, of Minneapolis, will present “Extreme Makeover — Karen’s Edition,” how the successful but love-starved woman experienced the ultimate extreme makeover through a caring friend. Baked goods for sale. Tickets are $5. Reservations deadline is noon Nov. 7. Call Barb Werner at 320-693-2504. Walk-ins are welcome.

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United Methodist

WILLMAR — A craft sale will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the United Methodist Church in Willmar.


Zion Lutheran

LITCHFIELD — A lutefisk and meatball dinner will be served from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 — or until fish is gone — at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Cost is $20 per plate. Baked goods for sale.

First Lutheran

COSMOS — A harvest hotdish supper will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at First Lutheran Church, rural Cosmos. Freewill offering. There also will be a collection of food items or monetary donations for the Cosmos Food Pantry.

St. John Lutheran

ATWATER — An oyster stew and soup dinner will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at St. John Lutheran Church, north of Atwater. Oyster stew, chicken wild rice soup, Wisconsin cheese soup, ham buns and bars. Freewill donation.

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