CONCERTS SCHEDULED IN MINOT, VELVA Arizonans Dave Anderson and Kelly Patten will present concerts Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Bethel Free Lutheran Church, 530-22nd Ave. NW, Minot, and at 6 p.m. in Oak Valley Lutheran Church, Velva. A soup and sandwich supper will be served in the Velva church before the concert at 5 p.m.
Their music is a blend of contemporary, gospel and traditional Christian songs and hymns.
Patten grew up in Stanley and Velva; Anderson grew up as a Lutheran pastor's child in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Anderson has been involved in lay ministry in the Lutheran church for 47 years first in youth ministry and then music ministry. He is the founder of Lutheran Youth Encounter.
Anderson will share personal experiences from having traveled to many countries over the past 35 years of ministry. These places include Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Scandinavian countries, Australia and New Zealand.
During his testimony he will tell how he, his wife Barbara and five other people were rescued from the Bering Sea while returning from a missionary and humanitarian mission in the Russian Far East.
Freewill offerings will be received to benefit Shepherd's Canyon Retreat ministry, a counseling ministry for burned-out and emotionally wounded Protestant ministers and their spouses.
FIRST BAPTIST XYZ TO MEET THURSDAY First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people in the 50-plus age group, will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church, 200-3rd St. SW.
Terri Aldrich, director of the Minot Area Council of the Arts, will present the program "The Mission, Spirit, and Art."
Refreshments will be served.
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD TO HOLD MISSIONS CONVENTION First Assembly of God will hold its Annual Missions Convention, Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and at 6 p.m. in the church, 1805-2nd St. SE.
The speaker will be the Rev. Charles Crabtree, president of Zion Bible College, Haverhill, Mass., and the former assistant general superintendent of the Assemblies of God.
ROE VS. WADE ANNIVERSARY TO BE OBSERVED The 38th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the day abortion became legal in the United States, will be observed today in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 707-16th Ave. SW. The day has been set aside as a day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion and as a day of prayer for the full restoration of the guarantee of the right to life.
There will be Mass at 9 a.m. Exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow until 3 p.m. During adoration people may spend a half hour or an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.