Soup, salad luncheon Thursday at St. Mary's in Cottonwood
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cottonwood is sponsoring a soup and sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the church. The cost for adults is $6, children age 6-12, $3 and 5 and younger, $1. Everyone is welcome. Take-outs will be available.
Presbyterian Church to have luncheon, bake sale Saturday
After Southwest Minnesota State University's Homecoming Parade, Christ United Presbyterian Church will have a soup and sandwich luncheon and bake sale from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church on the corner of 4th and Lyon Streets.
Eleven permanent deacon candidates to be instituted as lectors of the Catholic Church
On Saturday, 11 candidates for the permanent diaconate will be instituted as lectors of the Catholic Church by the Rev. John M. LeVoir, bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm. The ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Sleepy Eye. The public is invited to attend.
Permanent deacon candidates from the Diocese of New Ulm are: Paul Treinen of the Church of St. John, Ortonville; Mike McKeown of the Church of St. Mary, Seaforth; Rick Christensen of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm; Russ Blaschko of the Church of the Holy Rosary, North Mankato; Roger Osborne of the Church of St. Frances De Sales, Winthrop; Tim Dolan of the Church of St. Michael, Gaylord; Steve Spilman of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm; John Hansen of the Church of St. John, Darwin; Jason Myhre of the Church of St. Edward, Minneota; Bob Reitsma of the Church of St. Patrick, Kandiyohi; and Jim Guldan of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm.
Public forum set for Tuesday at SMSU
The community is invited to ask and try to answer the Big Question at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Southwest Minnesota State University Charter Hall 201.
The Big Question is a town hall format where the audience will interact with those on the podium, and will explore questions like "Is there a God?" "Is there absolute truth?" and "Why am I here?" Visiting apologist Shawn Holes and his team will interact with the audience over these questions. He comes to SMSU after visiting more than 100 campuses in the past year asking and answering the same questions. This event is free and open to the public, and the first 100 people who come will get a gift. Call John Chisham at 507-530-1453 for more information.
Special service Thursday at Marshall Evangelical Free Church
Oct. 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. A Candlelight Remembrance Service will take place in memory of any baby lost to miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, a stillbirth or as an infant.
The service is open to the public and will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Marshall Evangelical Free Church. For more information, call Kandy Stevens at 537-9612 or visit www.october15th.com.