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Church news- July 1

Brainerd Laestadian Church events

The Brainerd Laestadian Lutheran Church, 1501 S. 8th Street, will not be having their normal Sunday worship services on July 3. However, on July 8, worship services will be held by guest speaker Matti Taskila, from Kannus, Finland. Coffee and refreshments will be served after the services. On his one month preaching tour, Taskila will be visiting various LLC congregations in the United States and Canada.

Beatles music comes to worship

MALMO — A special holiday worship service is coming to Malmo featuring music by the Beatles. Bethesda Lutheran Church of Malmo will host John Koziol Jr. and a group of Twin Cities musicians for two holiday services, 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. The “All You Need is Love” worship will be filled with music and the word. Bethesda is located 1/2 mile south of the corner of State Highway 47 and State Highway 18/County Road 2.

Immanuel Lutheran Church breakfast planned

HILLMAN — A French toast breakfast will be served 8 a.m. to noon July 10 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hillman. Adults, $6.50; under 10, $3; under 5, free. Immanuel is located at the junction of Highway 27 and County Road 47.

Outdoor gospel concert planned

The Malmo Free Church will present a concert by the Herrlinger Family from Boyceville, Wis., at 7 p.m. Saturday. 

Bill and Cathy Herrlinger and their seven children enjoy sharing in song and testimony. Their music includes a variety of traditional hymns, original songs, gospel bluegrass and folkstyle, acapella, and instrumental arrangements all with the purpose of lifting up the Lord Jesus Christ.

Malmo Church is located near the junction of Highways 47 and 18 on Highway 18 near the northeast corner of Lake Mille Lacs. 

Bazaar and bake sale planned

PEQUOT LAKES — A bazaar and bake sale will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13 (Bean Hole Day) at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1/2 block west of the stoplights in Pequot Lakes. 

Mike Turner to lead worship at CCC

NISSWA — Mike Turner will lead worship at the 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. services Sunday at Christ Community Church, 24646 Hazelwood Dr., Nisswa.

Turner, known as the “Banjo Man,” plays the five-string banjo, fiddle, autoharp, antique steel guitar, mandolin and acoustic (flat-top) guitar.

He has performed with many legendary artists from the Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw, including Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music.

The Allen Family to perform

The Allen Family will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. July 15 at First Baptist Church, 7398 Fairview Road, Baxter, west of the Highway 210 and 371 intersection across from Home Depot. 

Bilingual liturgy planned

LITTLE FALLS — The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls invite the public to attend a bilingual liturgy at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. This bilingual liturgy will be in remembrance of Sister Dorothy Stang, Martyr in Brazil. The Franciscan Sisters celebrate bilingual liturgies four times a year in keeping with their commitment to their Hispanic brothers and sisters. For more information on Mass times or the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, visit their website at or call (320) 632-2981.

Clothes Review to be closed

LITTLE FALLS — The Clothes Review, located on St. Francis Campus, Little Falls, will be closed the week of July 4-8. No donations of clothing will be accepted during that time. However, if emergency assistance is needed, please call (320) 632-2981. The Clothes Review will reopen 10 a.m. July 11.

Favorite Hymns Sing planned

AITKIN — St. John’s Episcopal Church, 221 SE 1st St., Aitkin, will have its Favorite Hymns Sing at 9 a.m. Sunday.

2011 Green Fair Folk Festival planned for Aug. 3

LITTLE FALLS — The 2011 Green Fair Folk Festival will be from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 3 on the west lawn at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. Vendors and volunteers are needed for this event. Consider volunteering and contact Jennifer Basch at (320) 632-0691. For those who want to be a vendor, review the criteria at and submit an application. The Green Fair Folk Festival, an evening of universal ecological awareness, is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls.

Pork chop dinner planned

WALKER — A pork chop dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. July 9 at the Community Church of Walker, United Church of Christ, Highway 371 N. and Tianna Drive in Walker. Cost is $12 for adults; children under 11, $8. Advanced tickets available (preferred) from the church members or from the church office. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information call the church office at 547-1093 or talk to any church member.