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Rushford Lutheran raises awareness for affordable housing


Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

On Saturday, October 12, at 6 p.m., construction will begin on a new city in Fillmore County. That’s right, Rushford Lutheran Church Youth are building a new city out of cardboard to raise awareness for affordable housing in our communities. Every year Rushford Lutheran Youth select and organization within the community to support during the month of October. Youth members generally raise money and awareness by walking door-to-door and ending up at the organization to make a donation of funds collected and learn about what the organization does for the community and why they exist.

This year Christine Anderson, Rushford Lutheran Church Family Education Director, approached Habitat for Humanity as the selected organization. When asked, “why are you building a Cardboard City this year?” Anderson responded, “Our plan of a walk through town changed after, Megan Grebe, community development coordinator for Habitat for Humanity, mentioned the idea of a cardboard city and we went with it. We will now have a “tour” of our cardboard city, to raise awareness in the community of the work Habitat for Humanity does to provide simple, decent housing. We also thought it would be a great way for our high school members to become involved in a community project.”

Rushford Lutheran Youth will be working in teams to build their houses within their cardboard city located behind Rushford City Hall/Library. Construction will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday evening. Teams must complete construction and have their houses ready to sleep in by 10 p.m. when the lights go out. The construction crews will be energized during construction with food provided by Burdey’s Café in Peterson, Minn.

Sunday morning after worship, approximately 10 a.m., the construction crews will be giving tours of their new city. The public is encouraged to stop and visit the cardboard city in Rushford, Minn. and learn about why decent, affordable housing is a need in our area. After the tour students will vote on their favorite house and the winner will be announced.

Habitat for Humanity is excited about this new initiative that the Rushford Lutheran Youth is doing to raise awareness for affordable housing in our area. Our goal at Habitat for Humanity is to live in a world where everyone has a decent place to live and that starts at the community level.

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Getting Right with God

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in All Faith & Worship

By Rev. Paul Ibisch “Present as an aroma pleasing to the Lord a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect.” Numbers 29:8 NIV We seem to be in a season when every day is dedicated to someth ..... 
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September 8 is “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday

Thu, Aug 29th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Faith & Worship

Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, Minn. is celebrating “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday by sponsoring the painting of an “A Brush With Kindness” house in Harmony September 5-8, 2013. “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an oppor ..... 
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Bierman family to lead worship service for Steam Engine Days celebration

Thu, Aug 29th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Faith & Worship

The Bierman family of rural Lanesboro, Minn. will lead the Ecumenical Worship Service during the Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days celebration. The Biermans consisting of Dad, Mom and four children, ages 12 to 18, have enjoyed playing and singing gosp ..... 
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Michael Himlie Commissioned

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Faith & Worship

Michael Himlie of Harmony, Minn. will be commissioned and speaking in a service on September 8, 2013 at the Root River Church of the Brethren of rural Preston, Minn. Michael has completed his freshman year at McPherson College, McPherson, Kan. He wi ..... 
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Lanesboro junior shares stories from Tanzania mission trip

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Faith & Worship

By Mitchell Walbirdge The lifestyle lived in small-town southeastern Minnesota differs greatly from other regions of the world as 17 year-old Lanesboro junior Matthew Kiehne figured out after being immersed in Tanzanian culture for 16 days in early ..... 
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No Safer Place On Earth

Mon, Aug 12th, 2013
Posted in All Faith & Worship

Rev. Paul Ibisch I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:28 NIV The National Night Out was a great success. Neighbors warmly greeted neighbors, and city organizations showed off th ..... 
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Musana Mission Project to be discussed at Root River Church of the Brethren

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Faith & Worship

Louise Heusinkveld Henderson will share about a mission group to an orphanage called the Musana Children’s home. Musana is a secure home and school in a self sustaining environment. Meet with Henderson on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 10-11am at Th ..... 
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Matthew Kiehne returns from Mission Trip to Tanzania

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Faith & Worship

The Minnesota Youth Servant Leader Institute (YSLI), in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and Good Earth Village Bible Camp, formed a group of eight youth (ages 16-21) from souther ..... 
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