ELLINWOOD - Immanuel United Church of Christ, 701 North Fritz, Ellinwood, will hold its 10th annual hog feed from 5-7 p.m. Sunday. There will be dinner, a raffle and live entertainment.
There will be a men's prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at River of Life Four Square Church, 1219 Main, Great Bend. The Rev. Kevin Baxter will be speaking. All men, fathers and sons are welcome to attend.
CHASE - Victory Church of Chase, located at 104 East Carpenter St., will hold revival services next week, Monday through Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m. with snacks served. Revival services will be from 7-8 p.m.
St. Mark Lutheran, 2101 Jackson, Great Bend and St. Paul Lutheran, Main Street, Galatia announce their summer service times.
Tom Reazin from Lyons will be the guest speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow meeting, Saturday, April 13, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Sign-in and social time begins at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Students from Holy Family School are shown with some of the prizes and raffle items to be given away at Fun Night. The school fundraiser runs from 5-9 Friday at the Prince of Peace Parish Center and Holy Family School commons area. There will be raffles, carnival games, silent auction and a meal.
HESSTON – The refined vocal excellence of Calmus, a German a cappella ensemble, will round out the 2012-13 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season with a concert entitled "Bright Side of Life" at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 14, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Following the concert, HBPA will host a dessert reception in the Hesston Mennonite Church Community Center. Season ticket holders have free admission to the dessert reception and non-season ticket holders can purchase their admission for $4 at the door.
The annual Presbyterian Women's Rummage Sale is set for 8 a.m. until noon this Saturday, April 6, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington.
Jesus (Shelby Waterhouse) meets his mother Mary (Traci Ross), in a scene from the fourth Station of the Cross. Holy Trinity Church's youth group in Timken reenacted the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 29. Other cast members were Matthew Wagner, Raymond Bruton, Haley Vondracek, Cody Bruton, James Flax, Gabriel Oddo, Allie Seltman, Jared Vondracek, Laken Vondracek, Sabrina Pechanec and Preston Ross.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th, announces its Holy Week schedule:
I have been watching the efforts the American Center For Law and Justice (ACLJ) to get Pastor Saeed Abedini released from prison in Iran. This process has been going on since Pastor Saeed's arrest for being a Christian. He is a naturalized American citizen, yet the State Department and the Administration has done nothing to secure his release.
Here is the schedule of services for Holy Week and Easter at Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend:
St. Joseph's Festival features meal, sale
The next Lenten Luncheon will be Wednesday, March 20, at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church Parish Center, 4100 Broadway Ave. Host pastor is Father Reggie Urban, and the guest speaker will be the Rev. Sandy Kennedy from Faith Community Church. The weekly luncheons begin serving at noon – not earlier – and end at 1 p.m. Freewill offerings will be taken to defray the expenses of the host congregation. The public is invited to attend all of the luncheons, which will continue through March 27.
Dominican Sisters of Peace will show the motion picture "Journey of the Universe" at 6:15 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the auditorium of the Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave. A freewill donation is requested. Refreshments and discussion will follow the movie, which has a run time of 56 minutes.
The King United Methodist Church at 1608 O'dell in Great Bend, will be celebrating it's 70th Anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 30, during the morning worship service at 11 a.m., recognizing their past and looking forward to the future.
Have you noticed how Halloween is being overtaken by Christmas - displays and decorations and whatnot showing up before the end of October? With all the commercialism of the season of Christmas, and seeing everywhere you look the images of red-nosed reindeer, dancing snowmen, Grinches, and Santas, it is easy for the real reason for the season to become lost. That may be why more Christian churches and families are bringing back a celebration of Advent.
When Larry Schumacher, Great Bend, learned the chaplain position was open at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, he knew he was being called again.
DODGE CITY - Catholic Social Service in the Diocese of Dodge City will host a 50th Anniversary Mass and Luncheon at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 3231 N. 14th Street in Dodge City on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. Bishop John B. Brungardt will be the principal celebrant.
Prince of Peace Parish's St. Patrick Church, 4100 Broadway Ave., will host Grace and Gratitude - A Thanksgiving Retreat, today and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. tonight and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22. The Saturday program of retreat and healing will include a light lunch. Participants should bring a pen and paper.
Human history has been subjected to constant bouts of infectious diseases. Sometimes these have grown to pandemic proportions leaving death tolls in the millions worldwide. The Black Death (the bubonic plague) dramatically affected European populations wiping out up to 50 million people in the mid-14th century. During the early 20th century governments battled against the influenza pandemic which took up to 50 million lives including 675,000 in the United States. Then small pox killed upwards of 300 million people across the globe throughout much of the 20th century.
Great Bend and other central Kansas communities are well on their way to preparing thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes in support of Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind.
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