Mark Wayne to perform in area
Mark Wayne from Tomahawk, Wis., will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Malmo Evangelical Free Church, located near the junction of Highways 47 and 18 on Highway 18 near the northeast corner of Lake Mille Lacs.
Wayne is a steel guitarist, vocalist and Johnny Cash impersonator.
Christ Community Church, 24646 Hazelwood Drive, Nisswa, will be hosting Wayne as well. He will lead both worship services at 9 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday.
Great Adventure Gospel Band to perform
The Great Adventure Gospel Band from Braham will perform in concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Living Savior Lutheran Church. The concert will be the first in a series of three bluegrass/gospel concerts at the church. For those interested and for a small charge prior to the concert, brats and pop will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The church is located three and a half miles west of Schaefer’s corner on County Road 77.
Pancake breakfast planned
HILLMAN — A pancake breakfast will be 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hillman. Immanuel is located off the junction of Highway 27 and County Road 47.
The Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir will be performing at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, (Schaefer’s Corner) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. About 40 Lutheran young people, chosen through auditions from all over the state of Minnesota, will be performing a wide variety of music from the classics to gospel. The choir has attained wide acclaim with its fine choral technique and unique style of performance and is in great demand each summer as it tours throughout Minnesota. The conductor of the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir is Thomas Rossin.
and Lectio Divina
LITTLE FALLS — The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls invite the public to join them for Breathing Meditation (Centering Prayer) and Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading) from 6-7 p.m. Thursday in the Gathering Space at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. Centering Prayer is an ancient and contemporary way of prayer. In a small group, persons gather for 20-30 minutes to pray in quiet, listening openness to God’s presence and action in one’s life. Centering Prayer is experiencing a relationship with God as well as a discipline to foster that relationship. It is a movement beyond conversation with God to communion with God. That is followed by “Lectio Divina,” a reflection on the coming Sunday scriptures. Come, the third Thursday of the month, gather with sisters and members of all faiths to ponder God’s presence in your life, and open yourself to receive the gift of a closer union with God. No need to pre-register. For more information, call (320) 632-0668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROSSLAKE — The blessing of the animals will be 10 a.m. Sunday at the outdoor worship center at Crosslake Lutheran Church located on Daggett Pine Road across from the Community Center.
All God’s creatures — dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, etc., are welcome to this worship service where they will receive a special blessing.
MN Teen Challenge Choir to share testimonies
The MN Teen Challenge Choir will share special music and testimonials at the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday worship services at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd. The First Lutheran Praise and Worship Band will also provide music at both services.
Trinity Lutheran to hold garage sale
Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd will have its annual garage sale June 22-23. The church is located at 1420 South Sixth Street, Brainerd. Hours on June 22 are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and June 23 which is half-price day from 8-11 a.m. Trinity Cafe will be serving Doug’s caramel rolls and beverages in the morning and hamburgers and brats beginning each day at 11 a.m. until closing. The event will be held inside Trinity’s Fellowship Hall.
For more information, call the church office at 829-5147. Proceeds will go to fund various church and community projects.
Recording artist and composer Gordon Jensen will be in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Iron Range Christian Center, Irondale Town Hall, 19121 County Road 12, Ironton.
When Jensen was 16, he was part of The Orrells, a touring band which later evolved into Gordon Jensen and Sunrise. Jensen has been nominated 10 times for the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award.
He is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated television, including the 700 Club, and has co-hosted 100 Huntley Street. He has served as host of a radio talk show. He and his family live near Nashville.