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Mabel First Lutheran celebrates 125 years


Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Faith & Worship

Mabel First Lutheran Church will celebrate their 125th anniversary with a variety of events on June 11 and 12. Photo by Janet Sanden

The Mabel First Lutheran Church will be celebrating their 125th anniversary on June 11 and 12. During the celebration, those who served God in the past will be remembered. The ministries of the congregation today will also be acknowledged, and they will consider where they are called to be in the future.

Saturday’s events will include a cemetery walk featuring storytelling by local actors and actresses dressed in period costumes, an afternoon service with special music, an ice cream social, and a production of the one-man play “Witnesses” by Curt Cloninger. Jonathan Swenson, an ordained minister, actor, and founding director of the Paraphrase Theatre will perform the play. Swenson travels to events across the country to share stories about God’s love. The play portrays eight characters from the Bible who responded to Jesus.

After the Sunday service, a catered dinner will be held at the Mabel Community Center. Reservations can be made at mabelfirst.org and are $12 a plate. Children 5 and under eat for free.

A 125th anniversary cookbook is for sale at $15 a copy. The cookbook features recipes collected from the members of the church. Also for sale is a full-color history and directory book that was put together specifically for the 125th celebration. The book is available for $5. Aprons embroidered with the church name and logo are being sold in two different colors (brown and orange) and sizes for $12.

Since the congregation has a rich history of serving the Lord, the theme verse for the celebration is John 12:26 “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be.”

The church was the product of several local congregations, the oldest of which was begun in 1871. The church has been in Mabel for 125 years. The church building was completed in 1926. Grant Melby, who did lots of construction in the area, built the church.

“We want to reach out and touch the community with the power of God’s Word.” said Pastor Elliot Malm. Pastor Malm has been ministering at the church since October 2014.

“Witnesses” One actor, eight characters, a fresh look at Jesus

Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Faith & Worship

A stingy innkeeper with a Bronx accent, an Italian Lazarus who likes pasta, and a joyful Simon Peter on Easter Morning… all these characters and more come to life at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at Mabel First Lutheran Church with the dramatic pres ..... 
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Hesper Lutheran Church celebrates 150 years of faith

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Faith & Worship

Hesper Lutheran Church will mark its 150th anniversary during a weekend of special events June 6-7, 2015. On Saturday, June 6, there will be an informal social time with ice cream and strawberries starting at 3 p.m. to look at pictures and other me ..... 
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Mabel United Methodist raffle winners announced

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Faith & Worship

The Mabel United Methodist Church held its annual raffle drawing on Wednesday, November 13 at the conclusion of its bazaar. Thirty prizes were given to the following winners: 1.) Miles Breitsprecher of Mabel won $50 donated by Terry Sagdalen 2. ..... 
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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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