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Christ Lutheran Church welcomes special visitors


Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Faith & Worship

Pastor Racio Maralas, Walter Bradley, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Representative, and Martha Gualtero attended the Root River Conference Women’s Spring Gathering at Chatfield Lutheran on April 13th. Pastor Racio and Martha, President of their congregation, came from Bagota, Columbia to visit Christ Lutheran Church, a sister congregation. This year Christ Lutheran Choice Dollars from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans were used to pay their air fare for this visit. Photo submitted

The congregation of Christ Lutheran Church of Preston, Minn. welcomed special visitors during the month of April 2013. Pastor Rocio Morales and Martha Gualtero from San Pedro Lutheran Church in Bogota, Colombia were visitors from April 5 - 15.

On April 7 Pastor Rocio preached at Christ Lutheran, which the congregation enjoyed very much. Following the service, a picture presentation of San Pedro was held during Christ Lutheran’s Fellowship/Education hour. Pastor Morales and Martha, who is the Congregational President of San Pedro, gave bracelets to the Sunday School children which had been made by the members of San Pedro Lutheran Church.

The next day they went to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn., to visit with Sister Tierney who taught in Bogota for 31 years. Following that they went to the Synod Office at Assisi Heights and met with Bishop Usgaard and the staff of the Synod.

On April 9, there was a meeting with the Root River Conference Pastors at the Root Prairie Lutheran Church. Chair of the Synod Colombia Operations Team, Byron Meline of Zion Lutheran Church of Stewartville, Minn. spoke at this meeting about the Companion Synod/Partner Congregation program of the Synod.

Wednesday, April 10, Pastor Rocio and Martha ate an evening meal with the confirmation classes and then met with the Christ Lutheran Church Council for conversation later in the evening.

Pastor Morales and Martha met with the weekly quilters at Christ Lutheran as well as other guests on April 11. The members of the Ruth Circle were given gifts from San Pedro women for the Circles eighteen years of support to LIZWAN, scholarships, and development in Colombia. Pastor Rocio and Martha received gifts from Christ Lutheran at this meeting as well.

Saturday, April 13 brought the Root River Conference Women’s Spring Gathering at Chatfield Lutheran Church in Chatfield, Minn. Pastor Morales and Martha attended service at Christ Lutheran on Sunday, April 14 where Pastor Dave wore the stole which was made for him by the San Pedro women.

Other activities that Pastor Morales and Martha Gualtero enjoyed during their visit were shopping in Rochester, visiting Lanesboro, Minn. and the Fillmore County Courthouse and stopping at Fillmore Central Elementary School to visit Sara Niemeyer’s first grade class. The two visited Decorah, Iowa, Luther College, Vesterheim Museum, and Mabe’s Pi .....
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Get It in Writing

Tue, Apr 9th, 2013
Posted in All Faith & Worship

These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31 NIV Have you ever experienced an unwritten policy? This is the “policy” tha ..... 
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ELCA Women’s Spring Gathering

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Faith & Worship

For inspiration and fellowship come to Chatfield Lutheran Church for the ELCA Women’s Spring Gathering of the Root River Conference on Saturday, April 13. Our theme is God’s Spirit from I Corithians 3:16 “Surely you know that you are God’s t ..... 
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Historic church meeting house nears completion

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in All Faith & Worship

The Lenora Pioneer Church Society which cares for the historic Lenora United Methodist Church in Fillmore County, announces that the “Lenora House,” a small meeting area with modern restroom, kitchen and gathering space, is nearing completion. ..... 
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Raymond de Souza coming to St. Mary’s, Houston

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

You are cordially invited to come to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Houston to hear Raymond de Souza speak on Sunday, March 3 and March 17 starting at 6:30 PM each evening. Raymond de Souza is the Director of the Office for Evangelization and Apologe ..... 
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World Day of Prayer 2013

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Faith & Worship

Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer Friday, March 1, 2013. The women of France, this year’s writer-country, have chosen the theme “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” The French ..... 
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The Longest Night Service evening of Winter Soulstice

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Faith & Worship

Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult. The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and chu ..... 
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First Presbyterian Church in Rushford releases new cookbook

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

First Presbyterian Church of Rushford, along with Trinity Fellowship ELCA and many friends, have compiled a new cookbook, “Chicken N Biscuits and Apple Pie.” Recipes from the congregation’s annual fall dinner are featured, along with histories ..... 
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An old-fashioned cookie walk

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Faith & Worship

By Barb Jeffers Cookies, cookies, and more cookies! The Bethlehem Lutheran Church WELCA of Lanesboro, Minn. held their annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, October 6. The event was held at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Lanesboro with hundreds of dozens of ..... 
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