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Teams, public invited to take part in memorial volleyball tournament

NORWAY — The James “Harvey” Moore Memorial Volleyball Tournament to benefit Holy Spirit Catholic School will start at noon June 2 at The Thirsty Whale, 825 U.S. 2 in Norway. Those who knew “Harvey” were aware of his love for children, giving back to the community and sports. He had ...

Free meal Sunday in Norway

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the church hall. The menu will be ravioli in red sauce, meatballs, vegetable, dessert and beverages. There is no cost for dinner, but a donation basket is available for those who want ...

Special service on Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain will again host the monthly special needs worship service at 4 p.m. on Sunday. All children and adults are invited for a time of songs, worship with Holy Communion, skits and fellowship. The church is at 1210 S. Kimberly ...

Rummage sale at Riverside Church

The Riverside United Methodist Women of Niagara, Wis., have been busy preparing for their rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1957 River St. in Niagara. Items for sale include good used clothing, housewares, furniture, sporting goods and artworks. A lunch of brats, ...

Local Churches to Offer Free Oil Changes

IRON MOUNTAIN — The next area Car Care Clinic to help those in the region who need basic vehicle maintenance, especially single parents with limited money or resources, is scheduled for May 18. The effort is organized and supported by First United Methodist Church, Quinnesec United ...

Church plans sale

Joyce Clement, left, and Debbie Poulson display some of the items that will be available at the First United Methodist Church’s annual sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 106 Fourth St. in Iron Mountain. They also will have a bake sale. Free coffee will be provided. This ...

Day of Prayer event planned

CRIVITZ, Wis. — Northwood’s Apostolic Church will observe the National Day of Prayer at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the John Schaffer Pavilion in Crivitz, Wis. This year’s National Day of Prayer theme is “Love One Another.” The Continental Congress had the first National Day of Prayer ...

Daily Meditations; Get rid of the ‘dead ducks’ in your life

A little boy, Johnny, and his sister, Sally, were visiting their grandparent’s farm. The boy took along his first slingshot he received as a gift. When he arrived, he went into the woods but found he was always missing his target. As he came back to grandma’s back yard, he spied her pet ...

Daily Meditations: Prayer before a match

About 50 years ago, I was helping out with the COR Weekend retreats for high school seniors. At the end of each retreat, we gave them a prayer card with a kitchen match on it. On the card, we had the following prayer: “Lord, see this match... it scares me. It scares me because of all the ...

Alzheimer’s programs set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain will offer two free education programs for the public Wednesday, given by the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Michigan Chapter. “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” will be 10 to 11 a.m. and “Effective ...

Daily Meditations — How open are we to new ideas? Matt: 4:12ff

We are told in Matthews Gospel that “Jesus moved to Capernaum.” Some might wonder why he would leave Nazareth and go to Capernaum in Galilee to begin his ministry. Besides fulfilling what the prophet Isaiah had said, there are some other good reasons for the move. Nazareth was an ...

Daily Meditations: Faith coming and going — John 4:43ff

Jesus returned to Cana, where he had made the water into wine. While he was there a royal official whose son was ill in Capernaum came all the way to Cana to ask Jesus to come and heal his son. He begged Jesus to come back to Capernaum before his son died. Jesus told him to go back without ...

Lucky people – Luke 6:39ff

The Rev. Joseph O. Gouin Pastor American Martyrs Church Kingsford I recently read an article about lucky people taken from a national magazine. It began by pointing out that some people seem to get all the breaks in life. Then it mentioned that some people never seem to have such ...

Daily Meditations: Now – 2 Cor: 6:2

Paul tells us in Corinthians: “Now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation!” “Now” is a very good word. Someone figured out that it occurs 1,355 times in the Bible. Now is a holy word, because it is where we meet God. When God appeared to Moses from a burning ...

Daily Meditations — Warts and all – Mark 10:30ff

Oliver Cromwell was a famous 17th-century British general and statesman. The story is told that once he had a full-length portrait painting made of himself. When the painting was finally finished, Cromwell saw that the artist had omitted some of the warts. The general told the artist to ...

Daily Meditations – Good to be here moments Lk: 9:28ff

We are told in Luke’s gospel that Jesus took Peter, James and John up a high mountain to pray. While there, they experience a special vision of a glorified Jesus meeting Moses and Elijah. It was such a great experience that Peter wanted to build three tents for them and said how good it was ...

Special worship service planned

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain extends an invitation to a special worship service at 4 p.m. Sunday. The new puppet stage will be utilized in an Easter program. Master puppeteers are Clara Anderson, Sophie Anderson and Anja Bradley. All are welcome to ...

Daily Meditations – What God likes about you

I would like to share a true story that took place more than 40 years ago. I was making my weekly visits at the Menominee County Jail when I met an inmate who was a junior in high school. He asked if I could visit him again the following week. He had release time to go to school, so I made my ...

Good Friday service planned

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church will again present its Good Friday service, “The Service of Tenebrae,” which means “darkness or shadows,” at 8 p.m. April 19. Tenebrae is a dramatic meditation on Christ's suffering through the eyes and ears of his disciples. ...

Daily Meditations – Dealing with anger — Matt 5:20ff

The motor of a woman’s car died just as the traffic light turned green. She desperately tried to restart it but couldn’t. A very impatient man behind her began honking his horn. Again and again, she tried to start her but no luck. Now the man was getting angry and was honking more ...