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Bay West LIFE presentation on maple sugar set

IRON MOUNTAIN — It is the season once again for “sugaring off,” and in honor of this harbinger of spring, the Bay West LIFE group will present Tom Andes, who manages and taps 500 sugar maples every year, at the meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday in Fornetti Hall at Bay College West in Iron ...

Lenten service, soup supper set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain invites the community to Lenten services Wednesday. Soup supper is planned before the service from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall , with worship beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The church is at ...

Pi Day sale on Saturday

NORWAY — The Women of St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway will host their annual “Pi Day” pie sale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parish hall at 401 Main St. in Norway. A large assortment of homemade pies will be available for sale at $10 each. All are welcome.

Feeding America mobile food pantry in Norway on Friday

NORWAY — Free food will be distributed at 5 p.m. Friday at the Crossroads Alliance church facility at 130 Odill Drive in Norway, home of Bethany Lutheran Church and Grace United Methodist Church. Doors will not open before 4 p.m. at the earliest. Participants are asked to bring bags or ...

Ash Wednesday worship set by Florence parish

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence Parish, a partnership in Christian ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran and the First Presbyterian churches, invites the public to attend their Ash Wednesday worship service at 4 p.m. that day. The Rev. R. Avery Carr, administrative interim pastor for the parish, ...

Healing and Anointing service set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will introduce an evening Healing and Anointing service at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church, 221 W. B St. in Iron Mountain. The service will include a laying on of hands and anointing with holy oil; followed by Holy Eucharist. The laying on of ...

Walk for Life on Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Walk For Life, an annual event held in support of the rights of the unborn, will take place on Sunday. The walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. Participants begin gathering at 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot near the Braumart and Kingsley North. The walk will proceed down South ...

Community chorus seeks ringers for handbell choir

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson County Community Chorus has begun rehearsals for the annual Holy Tuesday Lenten Service. Chorus rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church on Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. Gail Vornkahl, associate conductor of the ...

Community meal set for Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church at the Crossroads site, 130 Odill Drive behind the Jake Menghini Museum. The menu will be meat loaf or ham, baked potato, vegetable, dessert and beverage. A donation ...

Wild Game Dinner slated Friday at Norway church

NORWAY — The 11th annual Wild Game Dinner is planned for Friday at Grace United Methodist Church of Norway. The event features wildlife mounts taken by sportsmen in the local area, a wild game dinner and Christian guest speaker Joe Bottesi. Doors will open at 5 p.m. to view wildlife ...

Special Needs Service at Our Saviour’s

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church again will host a Special Needs Service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. These monthly gatherings provide an opportunity for special needs children and adults — along with anyone else who wants to attend — to enjoy upbeat singing, a creative ...

Cancer Loan Closet donation

Niagara’s Riverside United Methodist Church Women’s Christmas Party recently took place in the church’s fellowship hall. The women’s group, through monies generated by their recent Christmas Bazaar, have donated to a number of local charity organization. Lynn Burke, volunteer at the ...

Daily Meditations: Power of a good example

Regina Riley is a very devoted Christian. She tells the story of having prayed for the return of her two sons to the church. One Sunday, she looked up and saw them sitting across the aisle from her. She was just overjoyed. After Mass, Regina asked her sons what had led them back to church. ...

New pastor installed at First Evangelical Lutheran Church

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Rev. Bryan Laurila on Nov. 24 took over as pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iron Mountain. Installation officers were Russell Hagberg, chairman of the board of trustees, and William Haigh. Board members Glenn Edlund, Ted Mendini and Kirk Pietrantonio ...

Daily Meditations: Sometimes there is no thanks

John Hughes was a taxi driver in New York. He drove around the streets for more than 35 years and has many stories to tell. One day, he found an emerald ring in his cab. He racked his brain to try to remember to whom it could belong. Suddenly he remembered helping a woman with a lot of ...

Daily Meditations — Attitude of gratitude

At a Sunday school class, a teacher asked the students what they were thankful for. An 8-year-old boy blurted out, “I’m thankful I wear glasses.” Since most boys that age don’t like to wear glasses, the teacher asked him why. The boy answered, “Because it keeps the older boys from ...

Free holiday community meal Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will host a free holiday community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Crossroads, a church facility behind the Jake Menghini Museum that is shared by Grace United Methodist and Bethany Lutheran at 130 Odill Drive in Norway. The menu will be ham, ...

Daily Meditations: To realize that we are blessed – LK 17:11

When the 10 lepers asked Jesus to heal them, he told them, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” As they were going, they were cleansed. One of them, realizing he had been healed, returned to thank God. I have read this passage of scripture many times over the years. I find it interesting ...

Advent Service of Healing set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain invites the public to a special Advent Service of Healing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 1210 S. Kimberly Ave. in Iron Mountain. Everyone is invited to come forward for a laying on of hands.

Pioneer Church service planned in Mansfield on Tuesday

MANSFIELD — The lanterns will be burning once again in the Pioneer Church beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday as churchgoers attend the annual caroling service at Mansfield’s restored log church. The Mansfield Memories Committee each year sponsors this Christmas celebration reminiscent of the ...