An Epiphany service and spaghetti dinner at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brainerd is scheduled for Jan. 6. The service will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the youth group spaghetti supper.
The Epiphany King or Queen will be crowned.
The money raised will be added to the doughnut proceeds to be given to the Heifer Project to buy a goat for a Third World family.
Tickets are $3 for adults, $1.50 for children and free for those under 6.
'The Pain We Do Not Seek'
On the weekend of Jan. 12-14, a retreat titled "The Pain We Do Not Seek" will be offered at St. Francis Retreat Center, on the campus of the Franciscan Sisters in Little Falls. The retreat is open to anyone interested in knowing more about the unexpected pain and sorrow that can come from many sources.
To make reservations, call Sister Lydia Langer at (320) 632-0695.
Feast of the Epiphany
St. Andrew's Church will celebrate Jesus' 2,000th birthday with gifts Jan. 7. The Epiphany is the day the Kings offered their gifts to Jesus to show forth the Messiah to the world. The various choirs, along with the congregation, will begin the celebration by singing to Jesus between 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Two thousand luminaries will be set around the church grounds to signify Jesus' birthday.
The children will present gifts of love to Jesus, expressed by words in a card, a gift of soup for the Soup Kitchen or Birthright, a gift of fasting, a gift of charity or a gift of prayer. This celebration will occur at the 6:30 p.m. Mass.
The Catholic Council of Women from St. Andrew's Church will serve cake and ice cream.
Father Fruth will give a commemorative prayer card of the Three Kings presenting their gifts to Jesus.
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