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.
PAWNEE ROCK - A sunrise pageant is planned for Easter morning at the Pawnee Rock State Historic Site. The pageant starts at 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, Elaine Mull reports.
A school in Haiti may be able to keep its doors open, thanks to a donation from the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – "A historical fact which involves a resurrection from the dead is utterly inconceivable," wrote the late Dr. Rudolph Bultmann, an influential New Testament German Theologian. Presenting an opposing view is Dr. N.T. Wright. Presently, he is a world's leading Bible scholar having done extensive research on Jesus' resurrection. He says, "Because he is raised from the dead, he is Lord of the world, sovereign over the whole cosmos, the one before whom we bow the knee, believing that in the end every creature will come to do so as well."
Great Bend Aglow will meet Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. The guest speakers are Steve and Jennifer Hopkins, Hoisington. Sign-in and social time begin at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:30 am. Everyone is welcome to attend.
ELLINWOOD - St. Joseph's Catholic Church will hold its annual festival on Sunday, March 17. During this fundraiser for the Altar Society, lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Joseph's Parish Center, 110 West Second St. in Ellinwood.
At church each Sunday, we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. On several key days at the center of the church year, however, worship takes a particular shape. These central days have come to be known as Holy Week.
There is a raging debate around the issue of illegal aliens, especially unaccompanied children. These aliens have been entering America through Mexico. Some say that it is our responsibility to take care of them. Others say we should send them back. Some say that our borders should be open, others say not.
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 21st & Jackson, Great Bend, will host a Walking Taco Supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the church fellowship hall. The menu includes build-your-own tacos, dessert and drink. Admission is by freewill offering. Proceeds will go to the Education Assistance Fund to assist children of the church who are attending Christian-based schools.
Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway Ave., will hold a prayer service at 5 p.m. Sunday for the International Day of Prayer for Peace.
• Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis will have a special celebration honoring Pastor Bruce Adamson on the 35th anniversary of his ordination. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, with special music provided by Prairie Timbre +1. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Susan Candea, the Bishop's Associate with the ELCA Synod.
United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas launched its public school partnership with an education caravan in July at three Kansas locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Three more are scheduled in Nebraska on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2. United Methodists in the new Great Plains Conference (Nebraska and Kansas) intend to increase collaborative efforts between United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to support local schools.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin is having a Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday, Sept. 21. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Parish Center in Claflin.
First Baptist Church is having a movie night at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1600 19th St., Great Bend. Popcorn will be served.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis will have a special celebration honoring Pastor Bruce Adamson on the 35th anniversary of his ordination. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, with special music provided by Prairie Timbre +1. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Susan Candea, the Bishop's Associate with the ELCA Synod. A catered dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. in the church basement. Those planning to attend the meal should contact Trinity Lutheran Church by Friday, Sept. 12.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is placing its fall order for fruit from the Bithell Farms in Oregon. Place orders by Sept. 30 and the fruit will arrive in late October or early November.
One of the first things I learned when I began youth ministry: Complicated doesn't work in ministry. It's far better to simplify.
Gold Girls Club, a ministry of teenage girls, is sponsoring "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teenage girls, featuring author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
• Aglow Lighthouse meets at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Coffee and social time will be followed by a program at 9:30 a.m. with featured speaker Mary Bieberle.
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