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Rushford churches bring the Christmas story to life December 20 and 21


Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

As you drive from store to store searching for that last perfect Christmas gift and spend countless hours baking cookies from recipes that only come out once a year, you may find yourself overlooking the true meaning of the Christmas season. The members of Rushford’s local churches are here to help. Nearly 50 people in the greater Rushford community have been rehearsing speaking roles and vocal numbers for weeks as part of the Rushford Church Community’s Live Nativity Christmas Presentation set for December 20-21.

Participants range in age from preschool to grandparent with roles of narrators, angels, shepherds and all the rest of the familiar characters from the biblical account of Christ’s birth.

While the performers have been practicing, many more have been working behind the scenes to make the performances really come to life with props, costuming, backgrounds, live animals and more.

“It is so fun to see members of so many different congregations working together towards a common goal, which is celebrating the birth of our Savior,” says Kristin Burdey, director of the event.

Burdey, a member of Rushford Lutheran Church, has helped to direct the live nativity production at The Edge in Winona for the past three years and had a hankering to bring it to life closer to home. When she learned that Root River Community Church was considering a nativity as well, it seemed only logical that they join forces.

“Putting on a show jointly between the two churches would have been fine, but we thought that it would be all the more special if all the local churches in our community could come together on this project. There have been differences and divisions in the faith community, but the one thing that we all are certain about is the sacred beauty of Christmas,” Burdey says.

Peter Enns, Root River Community Church pastor and part-time wise man, says, “I find it encouraging watching members of the community at large working together to celebrate and commemorate the birth of Christ - Who is the One who ultimately brings us together in relationship with God and with each other. It makes total sense to me to celebrate that together.”

The free event is set for Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21. There will be performances at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days outside of Rushford Lutheran Church along Highway 43. Each performance will feature a .....
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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. Ever ..... 
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Heavenly Harp Gives Concert

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

Karin and Joy Gunderson, a mother-daughter musical duo known as Heavenly Harp, are back in Kalispell with a brand new, free concert, “With Thankful Hearts” on Sunday, July 21, 2013 beginning 7 pm at Rushford Lutheran Church, 101 South Mill Stree ..... 
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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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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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2nd Annual Rushford Days silent auction

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

Grace Place is celebrating Rushford Days with its 2nd Annual Silent Auction. This year it will take place at the Norsquare (outside the Pharmacy), 115 W. Jessie St, Rushford, MN. Store volunteers have been collecting antique toys, small furniture, a ..... 
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