"Why Believe the Resurrection?" will be shown via satellite from 6:45-9 p.m. Sunday at Emily Wesleyan Church in Emily. According to the Apostle Paul, the truth of Christianity and the hope of humanity rise and fall on one question which is asked by seekers, skeptics, and even believers: Did the resurrection of Jesus really happen?
In a seminar designed for those who ask this question and for those who would like to answer it with assurance, Hank Hanegraaff, the "Bible Answer Man," and evangelists, Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg, will take you step by step through the evidence that leads to one sure answer. Topics to be addressed include common challenges to the resurrection from religious and secular skeptics, historical evidence that supports the claims of Christianity and the incredible life changing implications of the resurrection of Jesus Christ for each one of us.
Hanegraaff serves as president and chairman of the board of the California-based Christian Research Institute International (CRI). He also hosts CRI's Bible Answer Man radio program, which is broadcast daily across the United States and Canada.
Mittelberg is a frequent teacher on Church Communication Network (CCN) broadcasts and he, together with his ministry partner, Lee Strobel, leads the CCN evangelism track. He is the executive director of evangelism for the Willow Creek Association. Strobel, a former atheist, has been a teaching pastor at two of America's largest churches and is the author of three Gold Medallion-winning books, "The Case for Christ," "The Case for Faith," and "Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary." His latest book, co-authored with his wife, is "Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage." He is an active board member of the Willow Creek Association.
Heartland Conference Spring Gathering
The ELCA Heartland Conference Spring Gathering will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter. Registration and coffee begins at 8 a.m. The program, "Sing A New Song Unto the Lord" begins at 9 a.m. with musicians and speakers Dave Anderson, Dale Pust and Dan Wichman. The cost for lunch is $6. Nursery will be provided.
RSVP donates saw
RSVP Volunteer Services, a supporter of Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers, recently donated a 12-inch RIDGID Commercial Grade Chop Saw from Home Depot in Baxter. This saw will be put to good use during one of Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers (LAIC) many home repair, accessibility ramp projects.
Deerwood Lakes Lions Clown Club
The Deerwood Lakes Lions Clown Club recently presented a clown's view of Noah's Ark for the youth at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood.
'Earth Month,' mystery theater dinner set
The First Congregational United Church of Christ, Brainerd, continues with its celebration of "Earth Month" with a forum by member Gordon Lee. He will conduct a forum involving Bible study and what there is written concerning the earth and its environment. The forum will be held at 11:15 a.m. following the 10 a.m. church service with refreshments served prior to the forum.
The church will also be putting the finishing touches on its refurbishing/remodeling project with a mystery theater dinner May 3 for the purpose of raising funds to furnish the remodeled fellowship hall with new tables and chairs. The hall is being completed with new wainscoting using wood strips from pine trees removed from the church grounds because of the project. The trees were removed, by members, cut into lumber strips by a member, then cured and prepared for such a use. The evening will include a special feast of rock Cornish hen and all the trimmings (not your usual church dining) and the play to be put on by local theatrical people.
Aitkin Christian Women's Club
Area women are invited to a continental breakfast presented by the Aitkin Christian Women's Club at 9 a.m. Thursday. Topic: Let's travel. Cost for breakfast: $3.75. Free nursery available. Call Debbie Goble at 927-3639. For reservations, call Judy at 927-6085 or Christine Bailey, 927-367.
Daughters of Isabella
The Daughters of Isabella will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Francis Hall for a potluck lunch. Hostess: the officers.
Palm Sunday at First Lutheran
Palm Sunday services will be 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. this Sunday at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd. There will be holy communion, procession of palms and music by the senior and children's choirs. Adult forum between services will be on Pastor Linda Roal's mission trip to Honduras.
Easter services set
Easter services for this year at Living Savior Lutheran Church in Lake Shore have been set. Maundy Thursday services will be 7 p.m. with holy communion. Good Friday services will be 7 p.m. Easter will be celebrated with a 9 a.m. service.
'What on Earth am I here for?'
Remnant Ministry Center will join 1000 other churches all over America and in more than nine countries as they attempt to answer "What on Earth am I here for?" Remnant Ministry Center will sponsor a kick off dinner Saturday which will follow with a video. There will be a study book and guide provided. Then for the following seven Sunday morning services at 10 a.m. and Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m., Remnant will cover seven topics in small group discussions. To register, call Tim Dickens at 829-2137.
"You are the Christ," a dramatic musical presentation of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, will present four shows this Saturday and April 19 at 2 and 7 p.m. at The Warehouse, across from Riverview Tabernacle in Pine River. For more information, call 587-2109.
'Watch the Lamb' at Park
Park United Methodist Church will host "Watch the Lamb," the story of Simon of Cyrene, at 7 p.m. Monday.
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