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Daily Meditations — Peaceful heart – John 14:27ff

Albert Schweitzer gave up a successful musical career in Europe to become a missionary doctor in Africa. He not only wanted to bring physical healing to the natives but also spiritual healing. One day, someone asked him how he went about trying to introduce Jesus and the message of ...

Daily Meditations – Put on an apron

A man came to the parish office and asked to see the pastor. When they met, he informed the pastor he had just moved into town and was looking for a parish where he could feel like he was being fed. The pastor told him he would be most welcome into the parish, but if he really wanted to be ...

Daily Meditations: Who needs my love the most? — John 15:9-11

A grandfather was visiting the home of one of his grandchildren. The little girl was showing him her many dolls. He asked her: “of all these dolls, which one do you like the most?” She asked him to promise he won’t laugh when she told him. He promised. The little girl pointed to a ...

Daily Meditations — Inspired by the bravery of others – John 16:29ff

On the wall of a dentist’s office hangs a scroll with the title “I Can Take It Club.” Underneath the title are hundreds of signed names. They are the names of children who have pledged to face the dentist’s chair with courage. The dentist says it’s absolutely amazing how seeing ...

Grace Covenant Church announces 21st annual Summer Concert Series line-up

IRON RIVER — Three performances featuring local and regional talent are slated for the 21st annual Summer Concert Series at Grace Covenant Church in Iron River. The first concert will be 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7, and features artist features Kim Johnson, a pianist and vocalist based in ...

VBS planned

First Presbyterian Church at 395 Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford will host its “ROAR!” Vacation Bible School program June 10-14. VBS will be 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. All children from 3 1/2 years through those completing sixth grade are invited for the week. Children will experience music with ...

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 ...