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■ Six youth to be confirmed Sunday at GUMC in Pequot Lakes

PEQUOT LAKES — Six young people will be confirmed Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes.

Confirmands are Madison Chiodi, Jordan Goddard, Jessica Larson, Olivia Lundgren, William Moe and Dylan Perrine. Pastor Dianne Ciesluk’s message for them and everyone will be from Acts 2:1-21 — “We’ve Got Spirit! Yes, we do!”

A celebration of this event will take place during fellowship time immediately following the 9 a.m. worship service.

The summer schedule remains the same at Grace with worship, nursery and Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Grace UMC is 1.7 miles south of the stoplights in Pequot Lakes. Visit for more information.

■ Eckankar discussion

One out of every three Americans say they’ve had some form of spiritual experience. Spiritual experiences may include prophetic or vivid dreams, out of body adventures, signs of divine guidance, past life memories, intuition, noticing an inner light or sound, and being aware of God’s hand in your life, as well as many others.

Come share experiences, listen to others and find out some techniques to do at home to further explore inner worlds.

There will be an open discussion at 1 p.m. June 14 at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. Fifth St., Brainerd. For further information, call 800-717-0371.

■ Summer Throw Together Choir

Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd will be having its fourth annual Summer Throw Together Choir to celebrate Pentecost Sunday, the last Sunday of the Easter season. Rehearsal begins at 8 a.m. Sunday to sing at the 9 a.m. worship service. This is a great opportunity for singers of all talent levels to join the choir for a short term commitment. Any questions, call the office at 829-3330.

■ Global Day of Prayer

Sunday is Global Day of Prayer. Christians in many countries all over the world will assemble to pray. Many will gather in small groups such as prayer groups, home, local churches, businesses and some may even assemble in large stadiums and other public venues. For those interested, come to the back room of the Sawmill Inn from 2-3 p.m. Sunday to gather for the Glory of Christ and the blessing of the nations. Habakkuk 2:14 says: “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the water cover the sea.”

■ First Lutheran Church’s Operation Sandwich kicks off

Operation Sandwich will begin delivering meals Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for the summer beginning on Monday.

Meals will consist of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit and granola bars. Thursday’s bags will contain a few more items to help bridge the weekend.

Locations where Operation Sandwich will deliver meals to this summer are: Lowell Elementary School playground from 11:45 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.; Lum Park from 12:15-12:40 p.m.; Harrison Elementary School playground from 12:45-1:15 p.m.; Oscar Kristofferson Park, Baxter from noon to 12:30 p.m.; and Kiwanis Park from 12:40-1:10 p.m.

■ St. Francis School’s archery tournament results

The St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School archery tournament was recently held. The tournament had 106 participants in the qualifying rounds with 16 participating in the final rounds. Tucker Ringhand took first place. Second place went to Ben Kostecka. Third place was Chris Cherne and Oliver Knudsen took fourth.