Editor's Note: Today's guest column was written by Karen Neuforth.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St., will be the site of the first in a series of six 2013 Lenten Luncheons sponsored by the Barton County Association of Churches. The public is invited to have lunch at the church at noon Wednesday, Feb. 20. The Rev. Jim Strassen is host pastor and the speaker will be Dr. Kevin Baxter, pastor of Foundry Methodist Church. The purpose of these one-hour ecumenical gatherings is to provide an opportunity to gather for personal reflection and spiritual growth during the Lenten season, and to experience fellowship with one another.
St. Johns Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St. in Great Bend, will hold a pancake and sausage supper from 5-7 p.m. on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 12. A freewill offering would be appreciated.
Great Bend Aglow will meet Saturday, Feb. 9, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. The guest speakers are Mark and Krista Ball, Great Bend. Sign-in and social time begin at 9 a.m. The meeting starts at 9:30 am. Everyone is welcome to attend.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus are having a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St. Proceeds go to area charities; the suggested donation is $8 for people 11 years of age and old, and $3 for children under 10.
GALATIA - Pastor Adam Wutka invites every to a German and English Hymn-sing and fellowship from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 10, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia. "Bring a friend, and if you like, bring a favorite hymn (and the music if you have it). Come and share in some musical thanksgiving!"
First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave. in Great Bend, will be holding a benefit garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, to benefit the families of Cody Clark and Michael Tysver, two young men who were injured in Tempe, Ariz. Cody's dad Todd Clark is a member of the congregation at First Christian.
The Barton County Association of Churches announces the schedule for 2013 Lenten Luncheons. The purpose of these weekly ecumenical gatherings is to provide an opportunity to gather for personal reflection and spiritual growth during the Lenten season, and to experience fellowship with one another.
Fat Tuesday is early this year and so it is time for the annual Monterrey Dinner at Great Bend's First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St., from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Tickets are $8 and $3.50 for children age 6 and younger; 3 and under free. Tickets are for sale at the door or in advance from church members, and take-out is available. An accessible door is located on the Polk Street entrance of the church.
CLAY CENTER - I coached myself saying, "If I make this basket then she loves me." After the ball slammed against the rim and bounced to the asphalt I said, "OK, the best out of 10." Just like when I was a teenager, every one of us is in search for love. Experts say more than 2 billion minutes a month are logged online by people searching for love. Additionally, many of the top songs on the Billboard charts deal with love and the most successful movies each year always feature a romance between the leading man and woman.
Editor's Note: The following article was submitted by Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St., Great Bend.
A sign on public land celebrating the city of Buhler's Mennonite heritage had been up for many years, gathering dust and rust, when the city took it down, refurbished it and tried to put it back up last year.
Local couple Mark and Krista Ball will be the speakers at the next Great Bend Aglow, set for Saturday, Feb. 9, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Sign-in and social time begin at 9 a.m., with the meeting at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Claflin UMC pancake supper
The Rev. Sandy Kennedy from Great Bend, along with Anita De Tello of Pawnee Rock and Roxana Cardonne from McPherson are the featured speakers at this year's Hearts Aflame Women's Conference.
Lenten luncheon: Grace Community Church
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will host their annual "Roast Beef Dinner" on Sunday, March 1st in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson. The menu includes roast beef, potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and drink. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry-out will be available.
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