Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brainerd will host one worship service at 9 a.m. New Year's Day. The Christmas Day worship service will be broadcast on Charter Channel 8 at 2 p.m. Sunday.
With the addition of a fully functioning elevator, Bethlehem's building expansion program nears completion. Dedication of the expanded facilities is scheduled Feb. 19.
New Year's Eve party planned at Immanuel Lutheran
The Trinity Lutheran Church confirmation class of 2005 recently celebrated the Rite of Affirmation of Baptism. The confirmands include Brittany Aspholm (front, left), Cecelie Olson, Carissa Oehrlein, Jennifer Rose (pastoral intern), Brittany Olson, Abby Larson, Kandi Zelinske, Tyler Monda (middle, left), Peter Carlson, Mike Owen, Lacey McCulley, Sarah Francis, Kayla Huether, Heather Owen, Bethany Schubert, Pastor Hans Anderson (back, left), Andrew Brown, Justin Hanson, Rob Lange, Erin Olejnicak, Derek Carter and Pastor Dave Holte.
HILLMAN - Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hillman, will host a New Year's Eve party at 7 p.m. Saturday. Bring a favorite game, snacks or hors d'oeuvres, and a non-alcoholic beverage.
Immanuel is five miles north of Hillman on County Road 8, then one mile west on Highway 27 where it intersects with County Road 47.
In His Name will perform
In His Name will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the South Long Lake Presbyterian Church, eight miles south on Highway 25 and a quarter mile west on Church Road.
The group's just-released CD will be available for purchase.
CROP WALK collects almost $7,000
The Brainerd Lakes Area CROP WALK for World Hunger in October collected $6,959.19. From that total, 25 percent goes back to the community. Checks for $869.90 each from Church World Service went to the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen and the Salvation Army (Community Food Shelf).
Park United Methodist Church recently confirmed the following students: Megan Thiesse (front, left), Michaela Saley, Christopher Swanson, Sarah Connoy, Danielle Thiesse, Mason Karlsgodt (back, left), Pastor Rory Swenson and Christopher Murray.
In a cover letter of thanks for their ministry, the Rev. John L. McCullough, executive director of CWS-CROP said, "This contribution to your work represents the commitment and compassion of CROP WALK volunteers, walkers and donors and is presented in recognition of the outstanding work you're doing to help stop hunger and poverty in your community.
"Each year some 2,000 communities across the United States reach out in partnership to poor and hungry people, here and in more than 80 countries around the world. And they take advantage of an option unique to CROP WALKS - they elect to share up to 25 percent of what they raise with effective local hunger-fighting agencies such as yours. Last year more than $4 million went to local agencies to help alleviate hunger and poverty in the United States."
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