Today's Word of the Lord

"But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." Matthew 6:17, 18


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Community Calendar Movie Night!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
MANKATO - It's Movie Night at Franklin Rogers in Mankato, on Friday, August 22.  Games for the family will start at 7PM and the movie will begin at dusk.


BBQ Cook Off

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
ROCHESTER - Next Chapter Ministries, which is located at 3rd Avenue SE in Rochester, will have a "BBQ Cook Off", including a bbq and pie competition, a Pie Auction, live music by the Sawtooth Bluegrass Band and more, on Saturday, August 23.  There will be an Open House of the ministry available from 3 to 6PM.  For more information you can visit the website at www.nextchapterrochester.org or call 507-529-5799.


Parish Festival

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 & 24
MANKATO - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, located at 632 South Broad Street in Mankato, will have their annual Parish Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24.  Saturday, a meal will be served at 6PM followed by family activities and Sunday the festival will be held from 9AM to 1PM.


Journeybound Quartet

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
SHELDON - Journeybound Quartet from Des Moines, will be in concert at the Sheldon United Methodist Church in Sheldon, on Saturday, August 23 at 6PM.


Love in Mankato

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
MANKATO - The House of Worship in Mankato, is sponsoring the community event, "Love in Mankato", on Saturday, August 23 from 10AM to 4PM at Alexander Park on Main Street in Mankato.  This is a day of family games and BBQ, offering free clothes and school supplies.


Adoption Project

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
NORTH MANKATO - On Saturday, August 23, Grant & Jennifer Hanson of Mankato, in conjunction with 'Both Hands Project" are working on the home of widow, Vickie Ristau, of North Mankato, to raise funds for their adoption of an orphan in South Africa.  Businesses and individuals may join hands by donating supplies for this project by contacting Grant at 507-469-3485.


The Summer Spectacular

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
FARMINGTON - 'The Summer Spectacular', a car, swap, and craft show,  will be held on Saturday, August 23 from 9AM to 3PM at the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.


All Veterans - All Eras

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
NORTHWOOD - The 11th annual "All Veterans - All Eras" Family BBQ will be held on Saturday, August 23, starting at 1PM at the Northwood fairgrounds Shelter House in Northwood.  You may call 641-909-4579 for directions.


Benefit

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
FAIRMONT - A Celebration and Blessings Benefit for Barry Higendorf will be held on Saturday, August 23 on the lower level of the Grace Lutheran Church, in Fairmont, from 11Am to 2PM.


Gospel Sing

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
FOREST CITY - Forest City Christian School will present their annual "Gospel Sing" on Sunday, August 24 at 4:30PM at First Baptist Church in Forest City.


SongQuest

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
ELMORE - SongQuest, a Barbershop Quartet from Fairmont, will be singing during the worship service at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore, on Sunday, August 24 at 10:00AM.


Picnic

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
WASECA - Christ Community Church, in Waseca, is hosting a Picnic & Fun Afternoon at Northeast Park, in Waseca, on Sunday, August 24 at 11AM. 


Evening with Dr. Pat

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
WASECA - Christ Community Church in Waseca, is hosting an evening with Dr. Pat, Director of 'News Service 2000' and Lilian, an Egyptian Christian, on Sunday, August 24 at 6:30PM.  The church is located at 2200 4th Street Northeast in Waseca.


A Matter of Balance

TUESDAYS, AUGUST 26 - OCTOBER 14
BLUE EARTH - Interfaith Caregivers will hold a seven week workshop for senior adults who want to improve their balance, flexibility, and strength on Tuesdays, beginning August 26 and going through October 14 from 9:30 to 11:30AM at the Ag Center Conference Room in Blue Earth.  You can call for more information at 507-526-4684.


Golf Outing

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27
MADELIA - The Madelia Community Hospital Foundation's Golf Outing will be held on Wednesday, August 27 at the Madelia Golf Course. Registration forms can be downloaded at mchospital.org and returned to the Hospital Foundation.


Open House

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27
BLUE EARTH - The Blue Earth Area High School will hold an Open House for students and parents on Wednesday, August 27.  Attendance is strongly encouraged with the following schedule:
A-G at 6PM, H-N at 7:00 and O-Z at 8:00.  For more information you may call 507-526-3201.


CASTLE Life Long Learning Kickoff!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28
NEW ULM - CASTLE Lifelong Learning will have their Fall Kickoff on Wednesday, August 27 from 4 to 5:30PM in the Founder's Room at Turner Hall, in New Ulm. Any questions can be directed to the CASTLE office at 507-354-3212 or online at newulmseniors.org.


Worship in the Wilderness

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
WELLS - The Wilderness Prayer Center, of Rural Wells, will hold their monthly meeting, "Worship in the Wilderness", on Friday, August 29 at 7PM.  Special guest will be Marjorie Cole, founder of Life Recovery of Crystal, Minnesota.


Camerons in Concert

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
GARNER - Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church of Garner, in conjunction with the Zion Nazarene Church of Britt, will host the Gospel group, "Camerons" on Friday, August 29 at 6:30PM.  The church is located at 760 West 8th Street in Garner.


Neighborhood Block Party

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30
AUSTIN - International Word Fellowship Church of Austin, is hosting a Neighborhood Block Party at Lyons Park in Austin, on Saturday, August 30 at 3PM. For more information you may call 507-437-7448.


Antiques in the Square

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
CLEAR LAKE - "Antiques in the Square" will be held, rain or shine, in the City Park downtown Clear Lake, on Sunday, August 31 from 9AM to 4:30PM.  Zion Lutheran Church will have services at 9:30 that morning and there will be entertainment at 2PM with Bill Dewy.


National Guard Reunion

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
ALGONA - A Reunion is being planned for the B. Battery First Battalion 194th Field Artillery, to include all past or present members and spouses, on Saturday, September 6 at 6:30PM at the Water's Edge Nature Center, in Algona. Reservations are requested by September 1 and can be sent to Dennis Heerdt, 706 Beech Street, Burt, Iowa 50522.


Party in the Park

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
NEW RICHLAND - On Wednesday, September 3, from 5:30 to 7PM, Vista Covenant Church, of New Richland, will be collecting funds for the New Richland Area Food Shelf.  There will be free food, Bluegrass Gospel music and activities for the kids. 


Arts 'n More Festival

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 - 7
AMBOY - The Amboy Area Community Club and Fire Department are sponsoring the "2014 Amboy Arts 'n More Festival" to be held Friday through Sunday, September 5 through 7.  For complete details you can visit the website www.artsnmorefestival.org


The Art of Marriage

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 & 6
BRITT - The Evangelical Free Church of Britt will hold "The Art of Marriage Event" on Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6. This is a "Family Life" video event.  For more information you can go to www.brittfreechurch.com or you can call 643-843-3861.


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry, a food distribution program for everyone, will be held at Albert Lea Assembly of God Church on Saturday, September 6 from 10AM - 12 Noon. The church is located at 1540 S Shore Drive, Albert Lea. There is a small fee for the groceries. For more information, please call 507-373-7989.


Walk For Life

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
FAIRMONT - Options Pregnancy Center in Fairmont, will have their "Walk For Life" on Saturday, September 6 at Heritage Acres in Fairmont.  Registration will start at 10:15AM and the walk begins at 11:00. You can obtain pledge brochures at the Options Pregnancy Center, Twelve Baskets Re-Sale, or call 507-238-2330.


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 14
WASECA -  Faith United Methodist Church in Waseca, is sponsoring "Powerful Tools for Caregivers", which will be held Thursdays, beginning September 9 through October 14 from 6 to 7:30PM at the Waseca Public Library.  For more information you can contact Sherry at 507-461-3820. 


Pioneer Club - "Agent of Truth"

WEDNESDAYS, STARTING SEPTEMBER 10
FROST - Dell Free Lutheran Church, in Frost, will begin their Pioneer Club, available to all children age 4 through 5th grade, meeting Wednesdays when school is in session, starting on September 10 from 4 to 5:15PM.  Blue Earth Area and USC bus service is available to Frost. To rigister your child or for more information you can call 507-525-1611.


Mankato Gala

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
MANKATO - The 2014 MN Adult & Teen Challenge Mankato Gala will be held at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, on Thursday, September 11.  Silent Auction will begin at 5:30PM and dinner and program will start at 7PM.  Beth Crosby of KJLY Christian Radio, will be Emcee and the program will feature Bob Bardwell of Miracle Lodge, in Stewartville. For more information or to register, you can go to mntc.org/mankato or call 612-238-6184.


Lincoln Brewster in Concert

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
ARDEN HILLS - Lincoln Brewster will be in concert at 7:30PM on Saturday, September 13 at North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills.  You can obtain tickets at NHLC.org or call 651-797-7080.


Organ Dedication Service

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
SLEEPY EYE - St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Sleepy Eye, is celebrating the refurbishing of their pipe organ with an Organ Dedication Service, on Sunday, September 14 at 9:30AM.


Community Workshop - "Raising Children in a Hectic World"

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
WINNEBAGO - The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Savior, in Winnebago, will be hosting four free Community Workshops.  The first workshop, "Raising Children in a Hectic World", will be held Sunday, September 14 at 2PM. The church is located at 121 1st Avenue SE in Winnebago.


A Matter of Balance

TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 16 - NOVEMBER 4
LAKE CRYSTAL - "A Matter of Balance" is being held at the Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center in Lake Crystal, on Tuesdays, beginning on September 16 through November 4 from 10AM to 12Noon.  You can call 507-642-5211 for more information.


Fall Festival

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19-21
MANKATO - Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, will hold their annual "Fall Festival" Friday through Sunday, September 19 through 21.  Many events are planned and the most current information can be found at www.BLC.edu/fall-festival.


Minnesota Teen Challenge Choir

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
MAPLETON - The Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir will be at Faith Bible Church in Mapleton, on Sunday, September 21 at 10:30AM.
 


Annual Wild Game Feed

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
MANKATO - Word of Life Free Lutheran Church in Mankato, will have their Annual Wild Game Feed and Antique Car Show Saturday, September 27 from 5 to 9PM. Live music by "The Mountain Lake Gospel Singers!" will also be a part of the day.  Word of Life is located at 20013 Soltzman Road in Mankato.


Special Olympics 5K & 10K

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
REDWOOD FALLS - The Redwood Falls 5K & 10K for Special Olympics, presented by the Mankato Department of Public Safety, will be held on Saturday, September 27 at Legion Park, located at 400 North Drew Street in Redwood Falls. Registration starts at 8AM.  If you have questions you can contact Molly at molly.swanson@somn.org or call 612-604-1284.


Silverline Concert

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
WASECA - Christ Community Church, in Waseca, will present a free concert featuring the band, Silverline, on Sunday, September 28 at 5PM.


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry, a food distribution program for everyone, will be held at Albert Lea Assembly of God Church on Saturday, October 4 from 10AM - 12 Noon. The church is located at 1540 S Shore Drive, Albert Lea. There is a small fee for the groceries. For more information, please call 507-373-7989.


Rachel's Vineyard Weekend Retreat

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 12
TWIN CITIES - There is hope and healing, in Jesus, for anyone suffering from a past abortion at Rachel's Vineyard Weekend Retreat, near the Twin Cities, Friday through Sunday, October 10 through 12.  For information or to register you can contact Michele at 715-781-4430 or go to projecthealingministries.org or rachelsvineyard.org.


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1
ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry, a food distribution program for everyone, will be held at Albert Lea Assembly of God Church on Saturday, November 1 from 10AM - 12 Noon. The church is located at 1540 S Shore Drive, Albert Lea. There is a small fee for the groceries. For more information, please call 507-373-7989.


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry, a food distribution program for everyone, will be held at Albert Lea Assembly of God Church on Saturday, December 6 from 10AM - 12 Noon. The church is located at 1540 S Shore Drive, Albert Lea. There is a small fee for the groceries. For more information, please call 507-373-7989.


Ongoing Events

FAIRMONT - "Back to School", with Operation Homefront and the Dollar Tree, is offering FREE school supplies to Martin County Area Military Families. School Supplies can be picked up at the Fairmont Arnory through September 10 during the hours of 8AM to 4PM.

FAIRMONT - Free outdoor activities in the community of Fairmont are taking place this summer.  Events start at 6:30PM and you are not obligated to come each week.  Mondays is Co-Ed Pick UP Softball, Tuesdays you can Canoe & Kayak the Lakes and Thursdays there is "Open Tennis" at the Fairmont High School courts.  For more information you can contact Char Kahler at 507-235-9837 or email chark@kaco.net

MANKATO - Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday at 6:30PM at Hillside Church, which is located at 502 South Victory Drive in Mankato.

OWATONNA -  Daybreak Community Church in Owatonna, hosts a Recovery Meeting for anyone who wants to work through habits, hurts, and hang-ups, on Mondays  from 6:30 to 7:30PM. The church is located at 2515 Harvest Lane in Owatonna.

ALBERT LEA - Single Moms Weekly Fellowship Group will be held each Wednesday from 4 to 6PM at First Presbyterian Church, located at 308 Water Street in Albert Lea.  This is a free event that includes child care with a nursery for young children and the KidZone Ministry for K-5th grade.  For more information you can contact Carol Cerney at 507-373-8423.

MANKATO - If you have a car, truck, motorcycle, motorhome, or boat taking up space, you can donate it to the vehicle donation program, Cars For Homes, to help Habitat For Humanity of South Central Minnesota build homes in Mankato, St. Peter and Le Sueur.  For more information you can contact them at 507-388-2081, extension 4 or visit the website at hfhsouthcentralmn.net

MAPLETON - Maple River Loaves and Fishes Food Shelf is a non-profit organization that provides food items to those in need.  Serving the Maple River communities of Good Thunder, Amboy, Mapleton, and Beauford.  Hours are Tuesdays 3 to 6PM and Saturdays 10AM to noon.  For more information you can call 507-524-3046 or email loavesandfishes@hickorytech.net

MAPLETON - The Community Closet, which is located above the Plaid Piper Floral in Mapleton, is open 9AM to 12Noon every Saturday.  Proceeds go to non-profit organizations in the Maple River Area.

SPRINGFIELD - Springfield Area Food Shelf is now open weekly on Monday nights from 5 to 7PM and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 at Schwanke Engines, located at 804 East Rock Street in Springfield.  For more information you can contact Jan Schwanke at 507-723-4120.

WELLS -  Community Suppers will now be held in the Good Shepherd Social Hall in Wells, on the first Tuesday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30PM.  If you are willing to provide, prepare, and serve a meal for a month please contact Ron Wegner at 507-456-3698 or Linda Hagen at 507-553-5057.

MOUNTAIN LAKE/ WINDOM - Through the Senior Nutrition Program, meals are served daily at 11:30AM at the Community Center in Mountain Lake and Windom.  To reserve or cancel a meal you may call Windom before 8AM at  1-866-985-8513.  You are asked to reserve a meal one day in advance at the Mountain Lake location by calling 507-427-2151.

WELLS - The Clothes Closet, a non-profit Thrift Shop in Wells, offers clothing  for everyone on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday - each week -  from 11AM to 6PM.  All proceeds of The Clothes Closet go to local ministries.  Used items can be dropped off for donation during store hours. 

SHERBURN - MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, meets every other Tuesday at 10AM at the Regional Worship Center in Sherburn.  All moms that are expecting or have children that are kindergarten and under are welcome to attend.  For more information you can contact Amber at 507-236-1328

NEW ULM - Compassionate Friends, a Grief Support Group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have lost a child, meet at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm on the last Monday of each month at 7PM.  Questions can be directed to Judy Kastman at 507-359-2737.

WASECA - Faith United Methodist Church of Waseca, is having 'Food at Faith', in which they give out a cartful of assorted food for only $20 on a first come, first served basis on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10AM to 12noon.  The church is located at 801 Fourth Avenue NE in Waseca.  For information you can call 507-835-3167 or email at faithwaseca@gmail.com

GAYLORD - United Methodist Church of Gaylord is offering home-style suppers every Wednesday from 5 to 6:15PM followed by a brief worship time.  The church is located at 318 4th Street in Gaylord.

WELLS - The Wilderness Prayer Center located south of Wells, will host " Worship In The Wilderness" the last Friday night of each month at 7PM, as well as prayer and worship meetings every Tuesday night at 7o'clock.  More information, including directions, can be found at www.wildernessprc.org

WINDOM - The Evangelical Free Church in Windom has a Men's Breakfast at 7:30 on the last Saturday morning of each month. The church is located at 416 10th Street in Windom.

FAIRMONT - The "Grief Coffee Group" meets each Thursday at 3PM in the Fairmont Medical Center.  The women's group and the men's group will alternate every week.  For more information you can call the Fairmont Medical Center Hospice at 507-238-8600

ALBERT LEA - All mothers of children ages birth through kindergarten are invited to attend the Albert Lea MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, which meets the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30PM at Crossroads Church in Albert Lea. 


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