Grace Lutheran Church in Lyons will host the 50th anniversary of the ordination and installation of the Rev. Lester H. Dumer on Sunday, June 29. Dumer was pastor at Grace Lutheran Church from June 28, 1964, until 1972. He will be preaching the sermon at the 4:30 p.m. service on June 29.
The next Breakout in Worship will be at 7 tonight at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend. Worship will be led by Christina Ball and the message will be delivered by the Rev. David Spare of Larned.
First Presbyterian Church and First Christian UCC Church in Great Bend are joining forces to reach out in mission. Both Barton County Emergency Aid and Fair Trade producers will benefit from sales today (Friday) and Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington.
Vicki Taylor from Lawrence will be the speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse, Saturday, June 14, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St.
CLAY CENTER - "I will never forgive him for what he did!" Have you ever said that to yourself about someone who deeply hurt you?
The congregation of the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church will celebrate its church dedication at 11 a.m. this Saturday, June 7.
Connie Ginest, Cristy Suchy and Bev Miller have completed the course work for the SpiritLife program and graduated on April 26 at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend. SpiritLife is a two-year spiritual formation class designed to help participants discover a new attentiveness to the meaning of grace, allowing them to live intentionally in spirit-centered ways.
The public is invited to attend Breakout in Worship at 7 tonight at Perkins restaurant, 2920 10t St. in Great Bend. There will be worship and prayer for the United States, Israel and the community. The message will be Jonathan Cahn's DVD, "The Harbinger Decoded."
First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave, Great Bend, will not have worship at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. Instead, members invite the community to join them for "Church without Walls," as they leave the church building and move out into the community with various service projects.
The public is invited to the next Breakout in Worship at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Perkin's restaurant, 2920 10th St. There will be worship and prayer for our nation, Israel and the community. The message will be Jonathan Cahn's DVD, "The Harbinger Decoded."
CLAY CENTER – The United States was born in 1776. Since then America has been involved in over 40 wars and other military operations from the American Revolution, Iraq and Afghanistan wars to lesser known operations like the Banana Wars and Utah War. Over 1.3 million U.S. soldiers have died through all these engagements.
MANHATTAN - I have watched and participated in the debate concerning Common Core and its education methods for some time now. I have noticed that most on both sides of the argument have forgotten what God considers the primary purpose of education. Many have also forgotten who our children's primary teachers are supposed to be. It has, however, been good to see that some opposed to that plan have pled for their right to oversee the education of their children. Maybe it is time to remind ourselves of God's plan for education.
MANHATTAN - I have discussed in past articles the fact that persecution of Christians has come to America. Scripture gives us advice on how to handle this when it occurs. For instance, 1 Peter 3:15-16 states. "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The public is invited to join United Methodist Women from the Kansas City Metro Area on Saturday, May 3 to learn more about maternal health on a local and global scale.
WICHITA - Disaster response is underway in Baxter Springs. Great Plains Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Linda Stewart and the disaster response chair, Steve Burnett, are working with the Rev. Wayne Handle of the First United Methodist Church, in Baxter Springs, and multiple agencies to coordinate rescue, relief and recovery efforts.
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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