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PASTOR JOSHUA UMBRIACO

New pastor announced at Grace Baptist Church

KINGSFORD —The members of Grace Baptist Church in Kingsford would like to announce and welcome their new senior pastor, Joshua Umbriaco. Umbriaco is a graduate of Northland International University with a bachelor of arts in biblical and theological studies. He has been teaching the ...

Special services planned

CRIVITZ, Wis. — Northwood's Apostolic Church announces world evangelist Jonathan Maki will be the guest speaker at two special services. The services will be held on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in Crivitz. Maki has been an evangelist for over 40 years and has ...

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 at the church hall. The menu will be ham, potatoes, baked beans, dessert and beverages. There is no cost for dinner, but a donation basket is available for those who want to make a ...

Special service on Sunday

RANDVILLE — A special morning service is planned on Sunday at Randville Bible Chapel. Guests will be former pastor Blaine Donaldson and family, and missionaries Greg and Julie Dole and their three children who serve the Lord in Indonesia, where Greg is a missionary pilot. Julie ...

First Communion

Eighteen children received the sacrament of First Holy Eucharist at St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford at the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, May 6, and at the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 7.

food-drive

Food drive

The confirmation students of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain recently participated in the annual food drive to help keep the First Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry in Iron Mountain stocked. Non-perishable food and personal hygiene products were collected. Pictured are ...

Roger Jaworski, part-time assistant pastor of Lakeview Bible Church in Crystal Falls, with his wife, Alicia, and children, Ana and Joseph.

Jaworski hired as assistant pastor

CRYSTAL FALLS — Roger Jaworski has been selected as a part-time assistant pastor at Lakeview Bible Church in Crystal Falls. He is currently studying to obtain his master of divinity degree from the Lakeland Grace Brethren Church School of Theology in Warsaw, Ind. His course work includes ...

The Ditmer family — Naomi, Judi, Darryl and Avi-Joy.

New pastor at Living Hope Community Bible Church

NORWAY — Living Hope Community Bible Church welcomed the Rev. Darryl Ditmer as its new pastor, effective in February. He comes to the church after serving 30 years as senior pastor of Grace Bible Church in Dayton, Ohio. Ditmer has a bachelor of arts degree from Florida Bible ...

Root fires that spread

The Rev. Joseph O. Gouin Pastor American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford I read recently about summer campers in a canoe approaching a small island and noticed park rangers digging holes around a camp site. They seemed in a hurry and after a few holes were dug, they took buckets of ...

Lord, give me your eyes

The Rev. Joseph O. Gouin Pastor American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford Recently I was doing some spiritual reading. The author mentioned that one of his favorite prayers, which he also wrote, that God almost always seems to answer is, “Lord, give me your eyes.” In thinking ...

Jesus had a mission statement John 10:10

The Rev. Joseph O. Gouin Pastor American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford We hear a lot today about having a mission statement. Many schools, businesses and even parishes have a mission statement. What is it? It is simply the reason or purpose for their existence. Jesus’ mission ...

Give me your heart — Deuteronomy 7:7

The Rev. Joseph O. Gouin Pastor American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford The heart is such a rich symbol. It’s the seat of sure knowledge: “I know it in my heart.” It reflects who and how we are: cold-hearted, a heart of stone, warm-hearted, cheating heart, pure heart, ...

How high is the cliff? Mk 12:28-34The Rev. Joseph O. Gouin Pastor American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford A recent TV commercial begins with a young couple sitting at an outdoor cafe. The woman asks, “If me and your dog Buster were hanging over a cliff and you could only save one ...

Installation service for Pastor Fish on Sunday

IRON RIVER — First Baptist Church of Iron River announces the return of The Rev. John Fish and his wife, Patti. As they will start their new pastoral duties, the public is invited to attend their installation service at 10 a.m. Sunday. A potluck dinner will follow the ...

Face of God

“To love another person is to see the face of God” is the most-quoted line in Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables.” Shortly after Pope John Paul’s death, a woman shared what she considered a “face of God” experience that she had involving this holy man. Several years ago, she was ...

‘Cabin Fever’ at Grace United

NORWAY — A “Cabin Fever” dinner and auction is planned Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church in Norway. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with appetizers and viewing of auction items. Dinner will follow at 6 p.m. Menu will feature roast pork, baked potato, salad bar, desserts and ...

Give me your heart — Deuteronomy 7:7

The Rev. Joseph O. Gouin Pastor American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford The heart is such a rich symbol. It’s the seat of sure knowledge, “I know it in my heart.” It reflects who and how we are: cold-hearted, a heart of stone, warm-hearted, cheating heart, pure heart, ...

Not justified before God

The Rev. James S. Lindgren First Evangelical Lutheran Church Iron Mountain “Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, ‘The righteous will live by faith.’” Galatians 3:11 Blessing or curse: which one does your life have more of? Paul tells us that those ...

Believe Jesus’ promise

The Rev. James S. Lindgren Pastor, First Evangelical Lutheran Church Iron Mountain “All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” Galatians 3:10 What or who ...