Church Calendar published Oct. 8, 2022

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Crow River Lutheran

BELGRADE — The WELCA soup and sandwich supper and auction will be from 4 to 7 pm. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Crow River Lutheran Church, south of Belgrade. Chili, cream of potato/ham soup, vegetable beef soup, sloppy Joes, hot turkey sandwiches, pie and beverage. Auction begins at 7 p.m.

St. Mary’s Catholic

WILLMAR — An omelet breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Willmar. Adult tickets are $12, ages 8-16 are $6, and under 8 eat free. Family maximum is $30. Proceeds benefit the high school scholarship fund.

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"Church worship now competes with everything from professional sports to kids activities to household chores. ... we can either have a frank conversation about what church can be, or we can continue to watch the pews empty in cherished houses of worship across the country."
"I experienced two epiphanies a week apart that made me realize that far too many people see their faith lives and the rest of their week as distinctly separate," Devlyn Brooks writes.
"The Holy Spirit had briefly slipped into the room, and then just as quickly slipped back through the gauzy boundary that separates our daily lives from the holy kingdom."
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"Would it be all that bad to tap the breaks a bit and let the celebration of Christ’s birth linger? I see few drawbacks to a slowed pace for a couple of weeks ..."
Churchgoers come together to celebrate Christ's birth during a Christmas Eve church service Saturday evening at Hope Presbyterian Church in Spicer.
"There is nothing as humans that we can do to better the Christmas story. Period. ... The rest is just human trappings."

Tripolis Lutheran

KANDIYOHI — The drive-thru Swedish meatball supper will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Tripolis Lutheran Church, south of Kandiyohi. Swedish meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet corn, dinner roll, and brownie. Cost is $14 per meal; quilt raffle tickets are $1.

Litchfield Area Christian Women

LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Area Christian Women will have a “Reading Review” coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Marjo Keller, of Breckenridge, will present “Let’s Review our Experiences.” After many “near death” experiences, she found an amazing life as a child of God. Bring a favorite book to share with another member. If you want it returned, put your name in it and request it back. Tickets are $5. Reservations deadline is noon Oct. 11. Call Barb Werner at 320-693-2504 . Walk-ins are welcome.


United Methodist

WILLMAR — The annual fall bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, at the United Methodist Church in Willmar. Handmade gifts, homemade food specialties of krumkake, peanut brittle and soup. Morning coffee and rolls.

Zion Irving Lutheran

HAWICK — The harvest sale will begin with a hamburger rice hotdish meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Zion Irving Lutheran Church, rural Hawick. It will be followed by the auction at 7 p.m.

Our Redeemer’s Lutheran

BENSON — The 67th annual Norwegian smorgasbord will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, meatballs, deviled eggs, rommegrot, sot suppe, klub, rullepolse, lefse, flatbrod, coleslaw, relishes, assorted fancy cookies and coffee. Adult tickets are $15, children under 6 are $8.

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