Religion

Reflections: Disobedience, guilt and mercy

Aaron had been hiking all day when the accident occurred. Under ideal conditions he could have made it home that day, but now that he was injured, he would have to rest when it got dark. He slowly limped down hills, across streams and through muddy trails toward home. As he walked he pondered ...

Emily Evon wins Citation Award

The Awana Club of First Baptist Church of Minot held its Award Night May 8, according to a press release. Emily Evon earned the Citation Award, a crowning achievement for years of dedication. For young people involved in an Awana Club, earning the Citation Award represents a minimum of 10 ...

First Baptist Church XYZ to meet May 23

First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people over 50, will meet Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Minot. The Moen family from Upham will present a musical program. Refreshments will be served. First Bapist Church is located at 200 3rd Street SW.

Cemetery services

During the week before Memorial Day there will be a short prayer service at two cemeteries in Minot, conducted by local Catholic priests and deacons. The services will be held on Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at Rosehill Memorial Cemetery and on Thursday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Sunset ...

Reflections: Abortion to Easter

Recently I saw the movie “Unplanned,” the film of Abby Johnson’s conversion story. Abby had been director of one of the largest Planned Parenthood clinics in the United States. Despite the fact that her parents and husband disapproved of her choice of career, she continued to climb ...

Russian Harvest Ministries presentation Sunday at Lighthouse Church

Lighthouse Church, located at 1400 5th Street SW in Minot, will host Russian Harvest Ministries on Sunday at its 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services. Russian Harvest Ministries co-founder Jill Mehl will share about the evangelism and church planting in areas of the former Soviet Union in ...

Prairie Gospel Quartet to perform Sunday at Lighthouse Church

Prairie Gospel Quartet will hold a concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Lighthouse Church, 1400 5th Street SW in Minot. The quartet was started in 1977 by four former Northwest Bible College students. The 2019 members are Don Beckman, Perry Moll, Dave Van Gorkom and one of the original members, ...

Rummage sale to be held May 4 at Bethany Lutheran Church

Bethany Lutheran Church in Minot will hold its annual rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Pie and coffee will be served during the sale starting at 8:30 a.m. Funds raised from the sale are distributed to local charities every December by Bethany Lutheran Church ...

‘Mayo Angels’ offered us a place to breathe

FARGO – The cardiac surgeon at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester said most of his surgeries are re-surgeries. It’s the nature of what they do there – reworking problematic cases – and my husband’s definitely fit the bill. Learning his heart was literally broken, as we did in the ...

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 ...

Minot man who visited Notre Dame Cathedral ‘shocked’ by news of fire

“I was shocked,” said Mike Pellenwessel of Minot when he learned on Monday that Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was burning. Fire broke out at the landmark cathedral in Paris on Monday. Pellenwessel and his son David Pellenwessel, then a student at Minot High School, were among a group from ...

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 ...