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Faith briefs for Nov. 18

November 18, 2011
Marshall Independent

Live nativity scene Dec. 3-4 at Grace First in Russell

Live nativity scene will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and from 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the parking lot at Grace First Parish in Russell.

Narration is every half hour. The nativity is portrayed by community members with live animals. Viewers may walk through or drive by. Christmas carols and music will also take place. Hot cider and coffee and treats will be in the church.

Free Thanksgiving dinner offered Nov. 24 at the Armory

Faith Family Christian Center will serve a free meal from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, at the National Guard Armory located on 4th Street in Marshall. Call 507-532-4063 for a ride or meal delivery.

St. Peter's announces Thanksgiving Day services

St. Peter's Lutheran Church will have Thanksgiving Day services at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, at St. Peter's, 260 3rd St. in Balaton.

Groups join to present Christmas concert Dec. 4 in Slayton

The Slayton Area Community Band and the Southwest Minnesota Men's Chorus will present a Christmas Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton.

The Slayton Area Community Band has around 30 members under the direction of Sandy Roemmich, Pipestone. The Minnesota Area Men's Chorus also has about 30 members who come from a number of area communities, including Balaton, Slayton, Walnut Grove and Westbrook. They are directed by Ryan Werdon of Slayton.

A free-will offering at the door will be received for the Murray County Food Shelf and the Slayton Community Christmas dinner.

Missionary speaker Sunday at Calvary Chapel

Annie Johnson, recently returned from a 10-week missionary trip throughout Europe, will speak at 1 p.m. Sunday, at Calvary Chapel Marshall. Calvary Chapel meets at the Prairie Event Center, 1507 E. College Drive in Marshall.

Johnson is a Marshall resident and worship leader. She had the opportunity to lead worship, and work with pastors and missionaries in England, Wales, Ireland, Holland, Germany, and Turkey. Highlights from this recent missions journey will be the emphasis of this meeting, open to the community. She also will lead worship at the regular 10 a.m. morning service at Calvary Chapel this Sunday.

For more information, call 828-9010.



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