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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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Motorcycle charity ride route through Preston

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The Preston City Council at their April 29 meeting agreed to be one of the host cities for the thirteenth annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Ride to take place on Sunday July 28. The ride raises an average of $130,000 annually. This year it is ..... 
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Engagement - Greseth ~ Broadwater

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Greseth ~ Broadwater Jake Greseth and Laura Broadwater, of Winona, Minn. are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Laura graduated from Winona State University and is employed at Merchants Bank, N.A., in St. Charles, Minn. as a ..... 
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Fillmore Central 6th graders

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central 6th graders planted a Red Maple tree for Arbor Day on April 26, 2013. Pictured front (L to R): Levi Yetter and Logan Dyreson. Back (L to R): Jim Edgar (DNR), Art Callahan (Tree Board), Jim Bakken ( Public Works Director), Taryn Raaen ..... 
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CITY OF PETERSON

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Legals

The May 8, 2013 Council meeting regularly scheduled for 7:00 pm will begin at 6:30 pm to meet with the county engineer and walk Mill Street. This is an open meeting and citizens are encouraged to attend. Megan Grebe, Clerk City of Peterson Pub ..... 
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NOTICE

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Legals

The Fillmore County Planning Commission will conduct its next tour on Monday, May 13, 2013. They will leave the highway shop at 9:00 a.m. and visit the site in Carrolton Township where the Old Barn Resort has applied for a Conditional Use Permit ..... 
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Correction

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

In the April 15, 2013 Spring Home & Garden section, there was an error in the A dream complete for the Johnsons story. Soland Carpentry did the shingling on the home and Mr. Soland sub-contracted the shingling out to someone else. Soland Carpentry bu ..... 
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Paris meets Preston at French Quarter style art show

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Two Friends, Two Countries, Two Cameras is the motto Stacey Hildebrandt and Lynn Lutzi Léger use on their business cards to promote their photography and their art. These photographers will be offering their work at a French Quarter style art show ..... 
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Engagement - Ramaker ~ Mashak

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston All

Ramaker ~ Mashak Linzy Joann Ramaker and Benjamin Steven Mashak would like to announce their forthcoming marriage on May 18, 2013. Linzy graduated from Fillmore Central High School, Harmony, Minn. in 2005, and then proceeded to get her LPN in 201 ..... 
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