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Daily Meditations: Before faith, we were enslaved by sin

“Before faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed.” - Galatians 3:23 Before faith came to us, we were enslaved by sin, under the curse of the law, hopeless and without God in our life. Sin built a wall that kept us from seeing God’s ...

Daily Meditations: The world is a prisoner of sin

“But the scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.” —Galatians 3:22 Sin is a problem for every person in the world. Sin is the demonstration of a sinful heart. ...

Daily Meditations: We’re condemned by the law because of sin

“Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not. “For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law.” Galatians 3:21 Since the law is given by God, it is not opposed to God or His promises. Sin, however, is ...

Jesus is the mediator between God and us

“A mediator, however, does not represent just one party: but God is one.” Galatians 3: 20 Jesus is the mediator of the new covenant between God and us. He has established this covenant with His death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. He is the sacrifice of the covenant. His ...

Our Saviour’s donations

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain recently donated money from its benevolence fund to two local charities to be used to assist people in the community.

Annual Wild Game Dinner in Norway

NORWAY — The annual Wild Game Dinner at Grace United Methodist Church in Norway has been set for Jan. 19. The event features wildlife mounts of animals and fish, many taken in this area. In addition, Trophies of Grace from Wisconsin will display 25 of the largest North American whitetail ...

Light at the Inn

Light at the Inn Dickinson County Area Homeless Shelter schedule for the week: Quinnesec Methodist Church. Shelter open daily from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Meals will be include each night. Nightly pick up at 5:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Other transportation can be ...

Martha’s Soup Kitchen on Tuesdays

KINGSFORD — Martha’s Soup Kitchen will again start serving weekly lunch on Tuesday. The public is invited to the free community meal at St. Mary Queen of Peace Church hall, 600 Marquette Blvd. in Kingsford. Homemade soup, bread and cookies will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Soup ...

Music in Randville

RANDVILLE — The Randville Bible Church will host music at 6 p.m. Sunday. This will be the public’s last opportunity this year, to visit Randville church for a great evening of music. The church is on M-95, about 12 miles north of Iron Mountain. For more information, call the Rev. ...

St. Barbara celebrates 135 years

VULCAN — The parishioners of the church of St. Barbara in Vulcan celebrated its 135th anniversary at Mass on Sunday with the principal celebrant Bishop John Doerfler of the Diocese of Marquette. A breakfast buffet was served after the Mass. It was the opening of the iron ore mines that ...

Christmas Cantata at Our Saviour’s

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church invites the public to a Christmas Cantata, a joyful service of hymns and narration presented by Our Saviour’s Choir. This year’s theme is “The Light of Christmas.” The Cantata starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, which is on ...

Annual live nativity at Lakeland Baptist

IRON RIVER — Lakeland Baptist Church of Iron River will hosts its annual live nativity from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, at the church, 950 Lalley Road. The meaning of Christmas comes to life in the live nativity. Visitors are invited to a free walk-through experience ...

Mansfield Pioneer Church Christmas Service on Dec. 12

MANSFIELD  — Once again the lanterns will be burning in the Pioneer Church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, as the churchgoers attend the annual caroling service at Mansfield's restored log church. Each year, the Mansfield Memories Committee sponsors this Christmas celebration reminiscent of ...

Ultreya family party tonight

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Ultreya will have its family Christmas party at 6 p.m. today at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. The event will feature fellowship, caroling and Christmas songs. Everyone is asked to bring a plate of favorite Christmas cookies to share.

Christmas portraits offered at CF church

CRYSTAL FALLS — Lakeview Bible Church again will offer free family Christmas portraits by Alicia Jaworski of Phanasma Photography on Friday and Saturday at the church, 1211 U.S. 2 in Crystal Falls. Sittings are by appointment. Reservations can be made for those days by calling Jaworski at ...

Ruesch and family return home to serve Our Redeemer

Kingsford — The Rev. Matthew Ruesch was installed as the new pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingsford during a special 4 p.m. service Sunday. The celebration was followed by potluck meal. Ruesch comes to Our Redeemer after serving for the past three years as a missionary in ...

Our Saviour’s welcomes visitors

Sonya Nelson, left, council president, and Pastor Paul Strom, far right, presents a $4,000 check from Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain to Pastor Prosper and Dr. Victoria to Fukayosi Sub-Parish, one of four different sub-parishes the church has helped to support over the years. ...

Chili Cook Off winner

The champion of the second annual Quinnesec United Methodist Church Chili Cook Off is Steve Phare. The competition had six entries and was close, as all of the chilis received many votes. Carol Olson came in second place. Pictured above is Phare, left, with the Rev. Walt Reichle, pastor of the ...

Carmelite retreat Saturday

L’ANSE — A Carmelite Secular Order Retreat, “A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary” will be given by the Rev. Corey Litzner of Sacred Heart Church in L’Anse, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Carmelite Monastery of the Holy Cross on U.S. 2 just west of Iron Mountain. There will be a ...

Two honored with Catholic Service Awards

MARQUETTE — Since 2006, the Legacy of Faith endowment foundation of the Diocese of Marquette has been honoring Catholics from throughout the Upper Peninsula with the Catholic Service Award. This year’s honorees are Judy Boyle of St. Michael Parish in Marquette and the Rev. Joseph Gouin, ...