Religion

Christ Lutheran to hold Spring Bouquet on April 27

Christ Lutheran Church Women will hold their annual Spring Bouquet on Saturday, April 27. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 502 17th St. NW. There will be a silent auction, bake sale, craft sale, plants, and grandma’s attic. A luncheon of oriental salad, bread, dessert ...

Easter event on April 20 at First Baptist

A free children’s Easter event will be held at First Baptist Church on Saturday, April 20 from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Children ages 3 years old to fourth-graders are invited to an Easter Eggspedition where they will discover what is in the giant Golden Easter Egg. The kids will sing some fun ...

Living Stations of the Cross to be performed Sunday at Our Lady of Grace

Students and adults from the Minot area will perform the Living Stations of the Cross on Sunday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 707 16th Avenue SW, Minot. This is a moving enactment of the passion and death of Jesus, performed with students acting out a still scene ...

Vatican meets lawyers opposed to the criminalization of gays

VATICAN CITY (AP) — International lawyers researching the criminalization of homosexuality met Friday with the Vatican secretary of state and urged the Holy See to publicly oppose such laws and "conversion" therapies for gays. The Vatican said Cardinal Pietro Parolin promised the delegation ...

Reflections: To be a royal priest

“I don’t know why we’re part of this church but God seems to have us here.” Hearing that statement recently made me ask why anyone is part of a church at all. First, God says tells us why we should gather. “…let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, ...

Pope seeks to build on Muslim outreach with Morocco trip

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is forging ahead with promoting moderate Islam during a weekend trip to Morocco, seeking to build on warming ties with the Sunni world while also ministering to a tiny Catholic community and offering solidarity with migrants. For the 82-year-old pope, the ...

Children from Uganda to perform at area churches

A choir of 7 to 10 year-old boys and girls from Uganda will perform at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday, March 31, at Bethany Lutheran Church, located at 215 3rd Avenue SE, and at the 7 p.m. service at Faith United Methodist Church, located at 5900 Highway 83 North in Minot, on ...

The pilgrimage continues

I started 2019 by going on a pilgrimage. I drove from Fargo to Dallas to meet Father David Rosebery, an Anglican priest, and his wife, Fran. They were my hosts and leaders of a pilgrimage for 70 people to Israel. Although I had never met them, they welcomed me into their home. They were a ...

Palestinian-born Berliner leads efforts to rebuild synagogue

BERLIN (AP) — Raed Saleh was 5 years old when his family left their Palestinian village in the West Bank for a better life in Germany. Now 41, the Muslim has become one of Berlin's top politicians and is spearheading efforts to rebuild a synagogue in the German capital that was destroyed by ...

Care for Creation …

How we steward God’s creation is an important aspect of the Christian Faith. Back in the day, our foremothers and forefathers were intimately connected to the land that provided for their sustenance for their daily lives. Their patterns of working, and sleeping were dictated by the sun and ...

Child Evangelism Fellowship to hold banquet on March 21

Child Evangelism Fellowship will holds its annual banquet on Thursday, March 21 at the Grand Hotel in Minot. Due to incorrect information provided to The Minot Daily News, a story in Saturday’s edition gave the wrong date for the event. The guest speaker this year is Philip Annett, who ...

Celebration of Marriage dinner to be held March 30 at Our Lady of Grace

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church will host a Celebration of Marriage dinner on Saturday, March 30. The event will begin with a Mass and Renewal of Vows at 4 p.m. A social will follow at 5 p.m. A dinner with presentations by Mohn and Julia Koble and Father Jadyn Nelson will follow at 6 ...

I have this hope

Last time I chatted about writing with a marketing director from Wisconsin. She writes for brochures, the company website and marketing emails. Her topic is always given to her. When I told her I write a weekly column, her immediate question was, “How do you know what to write about?” I ...

Reflections: Lent 2019

What will you do this Lent? Or why do anything special this Lent? These are very important questions to ask ourselves. Many Christians have traditionally seen Lent as a sacred season of 40 days of spiritually uniting ourselves with Jesus who spent 40 days in the desert wilderness preparing ...

Irish theme for Minot Christian Women’s luncheon Tuesday

The Minot Christian Women’s Club will hold an Irish Fun luncheon on Tuesday from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. for both men and women at the Grand Hotel in Minot. The charge will be $13 inclusive. The main speaker will be Scott Gottschalk, Kimball, Minn, who has traveled through all 50 states and ...

Child Evangelism Fellowship to hold banquet March 25

Child Evangelism Fellowship will holds its annual banquet on Thursday, March 25 at the Grand Hotel in Minot. The guest speaker this year is Philip Annett, who began serving with CEF in his home country of Northern Ireland. Annett has held many roles in CEF throughout the years and currently ...

Vendor and craft show March 16 at Zion Lutheran

Zion Lutheran Church in Minot will hold a vendor and craft show on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will also be served. More than 25 vendors are signed up so far and will be selling housewares, health and beauty items, books, and home decor. For more ...

Reflections: Ashes on the Forehead: Get ready for Battle

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Over the years, I have found that people really like getting the blessed ashes on Ash Wednesday to kick off this important season. But why do we bother to get these ashes? What do they mean? Ashes are a sign of death and decay. So is something dying or ...

Sturtz to speak at Minot Baptist Church

Evangelist Joseph Sturtz will speak this week at the Minot Baptist Church. He will speak at the 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services on Sunday and at the 7 p.m. services Monday through Wednesday. The meeting is open to the public. The church describes him as a “gifted speaker who has ...

Church perseveres after tornado blows its building apart

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — When it came time for Sunday services at First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Mississippi, the congregation was ready but the church building had been blown apart by a tornado. So they picked up whatever furnishings they could salvage and held a prayer service ...