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Lenten services at Immanuel Lutheran Church

HILLMAN — Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hillman, will hold Lenten services starting with an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. There will be Holy communion and disposition of ashes.

All evening Lenten services are at 7 p.m. preceded by a soup and sandwich meal at 5:30 p.m. For our evening services we will be using the Holden Evening Prayer Service. The theme is “As you did it to one of the least of these.” Matt. 25.

Holy week services are April 21 for Holy Maundy Communion service at 7 p.m. and April 22, Good Friday service at 7 p.m.

Park UMC bus trip to ‘All Things New’

The Park United Methodist Seniors have a block of tickets for the Easter production of “All Things New” presented by North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills for the April 16 afternoon production and invite anyone in the community to join the group. The motor coach will leave the church parking lot at 10 a.m. Cost of the trip is $65, which includes bus, production and a Mediterranean flavored buffet supper. Reservations for the trip may be made by calling 819-4116 or 829-4339 before Monday.

“All Things New” features a cast of 300 actors, singers, and dancers who portray the last days of Christ’s ministry, and His death and resurrection. Told though the words of those who were with Jesus during his life, you are invited to journey back in time to experience the mystery, confusion, danger and comfort that Jesus brought to a culture mired in political and religious unrest and then see God’s amazing love poured out for all.

Brainerd Christian Women’s Connection

The Brainerd Christian Women’s Connection invites women of all ages to enjoy our tropical luau luncheon from 12:15 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd Hotel.

Our feature will be a contest for best tropical outfit.

Ted Feyder, worship pastor from Lakewood Church, will provide guitar and vocal music.

Explore the importance of our attitudes in determining our life choices with speaker Carol Rodseth in her presentation titled, “Attitude: A Little Thing That Makes A Big Difference.”

Free child care is available at a church located near the luncheon.

To make reservations or request child care, call Dolly at 829-2234 by Monday. Cost is $13.50.

Kids against Hunger Mission at Park UMC

The Park United Methodist Seniors have teamed up with the church youth for a day of packaging food for Kids Against Hunger March 16.

Kids Against Hunger is a non-profit organization with Minnesota roots, with a mission to reduce the number of hungry children worldwide. Volunteers work together to package a specially formulated rice-soy “casserole” mixture, which added to boiling water will provide six nutritionally sound servings of food at a very low cost to the packagers.

If anyone in the community is interested in the program, or wishes to spend some time packaging food, stop by the church fellowship hall between 1-5 p.m. The church youth will be serving supper at 5 p.m. with a freewill offering going toward the cost of the food staples used.

Ash Wednesday services at Bethlehem

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, ELCA, will have its Ash Wednesday service 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Soup and sandwiches are served at 5:30 p.m. The church is located at 418 Eighth Ave. NE (across from the East Brainerd Mall).

Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel 

Discover ways to resolve everyday problems from a higher viewpoint with a book discussion from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 South Fifth St., Brainerd. For more information, call (651) 283-8663 or go to

Ash Wednesday services at Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 South Sixth St., Brainerd, will observe Ash Wednesday at 6 p.m. Wednesday with a traditional worship service with Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes. Pastor David Holte will be preaching on the topic “From Generation to Generation.”

 The 2011 Lenten Services will focus on the theme of six generations, exploring each week how the various generations understand and experience God, faith and the Church.

A soup supper will be served by the Trinity Vision Council beginning at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

For more information, call 829-5147 or visit us on the web at

UCC adult forum

South Africa is the topic at First Congregational United Church of Christ’s adult forum on Sunday after the 10 a.m. worship service. Bradley Van der Zandt, a native South African and a student at Central Lakes College, will present information about his country and answer questions. 

First Lutheran Lenten series

Adult enrichment with Pastor Andrew Smith will be 9:15 a.m. Sunday in the Upper Room at First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd. This will be the first of a Lenten series on the topic, “How Did Jesus’ Death Save Us?”

Prince of Peace events

BAXTER — Lenten services begin on Ash Wednesday with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 6311 Mildred Road, Baxter. The youths will host a light supper at 6 p.m. and all following Wednesdays at the same time during the Lenten season. Vesper services will follow at 7 p.m. each Wednesday also.

A men’s Bible study is held each Monday at 7 a.m. at the Sawmill Inn for all interested men.

Good Shepherd Lenten services

Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church will begin its Lenten series with a soup and sandwich meal at 6 p.m. and service at 7 p.m. Wednesday and every Wednesday during the Lenten season. The theme is “God is Miracles.” In each service, they will consider a supernatural or miraculous event which occurred during the final days of Jesus’ life. Through this series of messages we will be reminded that God was indeed in control of the events surrounding the arrest, trials and crucifixion of Jesus. He is a God of miracles who still performs miracles in our midst.