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Faith briefs for March 18

March 18, 2011
Marshall Independent

Sedaca to speak Sunday at Radiant Life

David Sedaca of New York City will speak at both services, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at Radiant Life of Marshall, 500 S. Saratoga. The two messages that he will bring are titled "Preparation of Holy Week, The Last Week of Jesus' Life" and "Israel, End Times and Prophecy."

Sedaca is a missionary to the Jewish people across the world and works with the mission organization, Chosen People Ministries. He grew up in a Messianic Jewish home where his parents were missionaries.

He graduated from Harvard University in psychology and entered into the business world. He then attended Biola University and continued his studies at Baptist Theological Seminary in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

All are invited to attend and childcare will be provided at both services.

CDA spring luncheons Thursday in Slayton

The spring luncheons sponsored by the Catholic Daughters will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays at St. Ann's Hall, Slayton. The menu includes hot sandwiches, salads, homemade pie, milk and coffee. Carryouts are available. The phone number is 836-8030. This Thursday's meal will feature hot pork/beef sandwiches.

Easter discussion Tuesdays, Wednesdays

The community is invited to a four-week series beginning Tuesday titled "Why Easter? an Open discussion on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ." This series will make the case for why the death of Christ was necessary, and why His resurrection proves that God has accepted the sacrifice on the behalf of all who would believe. The series will cover topics such as the nature of man, the nature of God, the reason for the Cross, and the reason for resurrection. The series will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 200 E. College Drive Suite 160, and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the SMSU Student Center couches. All people regardless of faith or lack of faith are invited to attend this free series. Bring only questions and an open mind. More information can be found at, or by calling 507-530-1453.

Revivalist Steve Roberts at Fire on the Prairie

Pastor and revivalist Steve Roberts from Gateway Church and Revival Center in Northfield, will be at Fire on the Prairie at 7:30 p.m. today. Service begins with praise and worship.

Roberts recently attended the "Bay of the Holy Spirit" Revival in Mobile, Ala., where he received prayer and the laying on of hands for carrying the revival anointing.

No admission charge, free will offering will be received. No child care is provided. Everyone is welcome.

All Fire on the Prairie meetings are at the City Hall Community Meeting Room, 904 10th Ave. (Hwy. 67), in Clarkfield.

Spaghetti fundraiser Sunday at St. Eloi

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at St. Eloi church basement in Ghent. The meal includes pasta with meat sauce, bread stick, lettuce salad and bars. Final bids at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults (13 and older) and $5 for 12 and younger. Matching funds provided by Catholic Order of Foresters with proceeds going to support the religious education of parish students. Everyone is welcome.

Liturgical dance workshop March 26

A workshop on liturgical dance (an expression of prayer, worship, and story through body movement), will take place Saturday, March 26, at Christ United Lutheran Church in Marshall, presented by the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council. Instructor Rachel Svihel has been performing and teaching liturgical dance for almost 20 years.

Two sessions will be offered. Session I ($25), from 10 a.m.-noon, is for those with dance experience. Along with terminology and movements, dancers will learn a complete liturgical routine, culminating in a showcase at 11:30 a.m. The showcase will also include a dance by Svihel. For Session II ($20), from 13 p.m., no dance experience is necessary. Participants will learn how to use movement and music to communicate worship and story. To register, contact MAFAC by Thursday, March 24 (507-532-5463,

Tour at the Alternative

The Love. Sex. Tour will be at The Alternative in Marshall at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8.

The event, which is geared toward teaching abstinence, is free and open to all, and teens and young adults are encouraged to attend. Music will be provided by VOTA and Rachelle Hope, with a message by Josh Brewer. The Alternative, a teen outreach center, is located at 114 1/2 3rd Street.

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