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Church news-May 25

Global Day of Prayer

There will be a time of prayer on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Sawmill Inn (backroom) from 7-8 p.m. and there will be the Global Day of Prayer on Sunday at the Sawmill Inn (backroom) from 2:30-3:30 p.m. to pray with one voice for God’s will to be done.

‘Wisdom for Mothers’ Bible study planned

Remnant Ministry Center located at 605 Laurel Street will be holding a Bible study for all mothers called “Wisdom for Mothers” by Denise Glenn. This encouraging study is for mothers and grandmothers who are at any point along their mothering journey. Meetings are Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Remnant Ministry Center in the sanctuary. For

more information contact the church at 829-2137 or visit the website The study will run until mid-July. All mothers are welcome. No child care, nursing babies only please.

Baccalaureate planned for BHS students

The Brainerd High School Baccalaureate will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tornstrom Auditorium.

The BHS Baccalaureate, a non-denominational celebration worship service, is open to all graduating seniors, along with their families and friends. There will be a free ice cream social following the service.

Farewell for Pastor Rory

Pastor Rory Swenson will be preaching his final sermons at Park United Methodist at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. At 1 p.m., there will be a short program honoring his 13 years of service and sending he and his family on to their next appointment. Anyone knowing Pastor Rory is invited to attend this service.

Bilingual liturgy

LITTLE FALLS — The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls invite the public to attend a bilingual liturgy at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. This bilingual liturgy will be in honor of Mev Puleo. 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.

Trinity announces summer schedule of worship services

Trinity will begin its summer worship schedule on Sunday with one regular Sunday service with Holy Communion at 9 a.m. along with a Wednesday evening services at 6 p.m.

Pastor Bruce Miller from Deerwood will be the guest pastor this Sunday. Pastor Miller, a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and Northwestern Theological Seminary, has served congregations in Foley, Oak Park, Monticello and Silver Creek Township.

Members are asked to wear red in observance of Pentecost Sunday. There is no education hour but coffee hour will follow the worship service.

The Wednesday evening service, a short 30 minute worship time, will include special music, a short message and Holy Communion. The service allows persons who cannot attend the Sunday worship to have an opportunity to worship on Wednesday evening.

Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 1420 South Sixth St., Brainerd. For more information call 829-5147. Visit the website at

Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church

Sunday worship at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church will start the summer schedule at 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible study will continue on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jorgenson leading us through the book of Acts. This is a great opportunity to get to know the truth in God’s word. Conformation will be held at 9 a.m. June 3 service. Cake and coffee will be served following the service.

Summer worship schedule

The summer worship schedule begins at First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, on Sunday. Worship services will be on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m.

Bus trip to Taylors Falls

The Park United Methodist Seniors are planning a bus trip to the Taylors Falls area on June 22 with a narrated river boat cruise on the St. Croix River and a visit to Gammelgarten, a living history museum dedicated to the Swedish settlers of that area. Gammelgarten includes a collection of pioneer buildings, as well as a museum representing the history of this Swedish settlement. (This is the area that the author, Vilhelm Moberg, used as a setting for his books, “The Emigrants,” Unto A Good Land,” “The Settlers” and “The Last Letter Home.”) Our visit will end with a Swedish smorgasbord at Elim Lutheran Church.

Anyone interested in joining the group for this day trip, should contact the church at 829-4116 or call 829-4339 before June 4. Cost of the trip is $75, (which covers motor coach transportation, entry fees, smorgasbord, tips). The bus is scheduled to leave Park United Methodist parking lot (Sixth and Juniper) at 8 a.m. and will return about 8 p.m.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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