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God's Involvement in Earth Day


Fri, Apr 16th, 2010
Posted in Faith & Worship

"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." Psalm 24:1 NIV

Earth Day is growing in importance. The month of April is filled with recycling, reclamation and ecological events. Knowing that nature is part of God's creation, Christians should play active roles in caring for our world. It is sad to see how poorly we have managed the natural wonders. Human greed often destroys delicate ecological balance. Attempts to repair the balance have sometimes resulted in even greater damage. Creating animal preserves, setting aside rainforest lands, cleaning the garbage out of the Mississippi, bagging the litter, eliminating pollution comes with a price. No matter how much we invest in ecology, we can't bring back all that has been lost.

There is no species more endangered than humans. God placed humans in charge of his creation in Genesis 1:28-31, and everything was good until humans disobeyed God. Humans now dominate the earth; but of all creation, humans seem to be in the greatest need of reclamation. As hard as we try, we can't get things back to the way they should be. We can't even live without regrets.

There will be a day of reckoning when we will have to answer to God, the maker of heaven and earth. Truly we are endangered, but God provides hope for the future. God made a way at tremendous cost to make everything good again. Jesus paid the price. Through Jesus we will be able to stand before God free of blame. In that day God promises, "I am making everything new (Revelation 21:5b)." When you think about it, God is very involved in Earth Day. See you in church!



Submitted by Paul Ibisch, pastor emeritus and adjunct professor of religious studies at Viterbo University. Telephone 608-799-0990.

"Mission: It's Possible" fundraising dinner

Fri, Apr 9th, 2010
Posted in Faith & Worship

"Mission: It's Possible" Fundraising Dinner will be held on Sunday, April 18, 6:00 pm at Lanesboro Methodist Church. Dinner will be served for a free will donation and includes pulled pork, baked potatoes, an array of beautiful salads, buttered corn ..... 
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Christ Lutheran Church of Preston prepares for Holy Week

Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
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Christ Lutheran invites everyone to our Holy Week services beginning on Sunday, March 28, with the Palm/Passion Sunday 9am worship. This service will be led by a group of men from our congregation portraying the passion story with congregational part ..... 
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Catholic School Ministry gathering

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2010
Posted in Faith & Worship

The Catholic Social Ministry gathering, "Charity in Truth: Seeking the Common Good," was on February 7-10, at the Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill 2010 in Washington, DC. Present at this conference were Jane Reineke, who is Legislative Commissi ..... 
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Lanesboro Youth Mission group

Fri, Feb 19th, 2010
Posted in Faith & Worship

For the past seven years, the youth from Lanesboro have been going on service mission trips. They are a Christian group with youth from five area churches. Some of the past trips have been:

•Indian Reservation in South Dakota with clean ..... 
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How to be a better lover?

Fri, Feb 5th, 2010
Posted in Faith & Worship

"Love your neighbor as yourself." Mathew 19:19 NIV

Many think of love as something that comes easy. Usually it is because people misunderstand the term "love." To be a really loving person can be challenging. Can you think of a command in th ..... 
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A Thanksgiving tradition that does not fail

Tue, Dec 8th, 2009
Posted in Faith & Worship

"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope." Psalm 130:5 NIV

"O give thanks unto the Lord for he is good and his mercy endures forever," is used by many Christians to give thanks to God at the close of their tradition ..... 
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Historic Lenora Church to offer Christmas worship service

Fri, Nov 20th, 2009
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The historic Lenora United Methodist Church, begun in 1856, will offer special Christmas worship services again this year. The old church, lit by kerosene lamps, candles and heated by the woodstove and decorated with wreaths and red bows, will featu ..... 
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Help us choose home

Tue, Nov 17th, 2009
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November is National Home Care Month and The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society-Home Care has reason to celebrate. 2009 is their 15th anniversary. They accepted their first client in June of 1994 and were Medicare certified in October of th ..... 
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