Religion briefs: Events and happenings at area churchesLAKEFIELD — A fish boil fundraiser will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Immanuel Activity Center, Lakefield. A fish boil consists of flaky boiled white fish drizzled with melted butter. Potatoes, cole slaw, homebaked bread, assorted desserts and beverages will also be served.
Fish boil proceeds go to Orphan Grain Train
LAKEFIELD — A fish boil fundraiser will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Immanuel Activity Center, Lakefield.
A fish boil consists of flaky boiled white fish drizzled with melted butter. Potatoes, cole slaw, homebaked bread, assorted desserts and beverages will also be served.
A free-will offering will be taken, with proceeds going to the Orphan Grain Train. The Orphan Grain Train, a recognized service organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, is a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world.
St. Matthew serves Harvest Dinner Sunday
WORTHINGTON — St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1505 Dover St., will serve its Harvest Dinner from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Sunday.
The menu will feature pork loin, potatoes, gravy, dressing, green beans, pies and desserts.
Take-out meals will be available by calling 376-6168.
There will also be a bake sale and card shop.
First Covenant hosts benefit for Martin
WORTHINGTON — First Covenant Church, 1645 S. Shore Drive, will have a benefit for Bobbi Martin Sunday. Soup and chili will be served for a free-will offering from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will go toward medical expenses incurred from Martin’s illness.
There will also be a drawing for various door prizes.
Lakefield CCW offers soup supper
LAKEFIELD — The Lakefield Council of Catholic Women will have its chili and soup supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 Broadway Ave.
The menu will feature chili, chicken noodle and broccoli soups, ham sandwiches, Wheeler bread, desserts and beverage.
Share-a-thon raises money for Christian radio
OKOBOJI, Iowa — KJIA Christian Radio will broadcast its annual Share-a-thon fundraiser Nov. 10-11. Theme will be “Where You Belong,” featuring interviews with local listeners, special guests, music and the opportunity to give a donation to the listener-supported ministry of KJIA.
KJIA is part of the nonprofit Minn-Iowa Christian Broadcasting, which has a goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through its 24-hour daily presentation of Christian teaching programs, inspirational music, news and information. KJI can be heard on 88.9 FM.
For more information, go to www.kjiaradio.com.
Tickets available for Indian Lake Baptist event
WORTHINGTON — The Men’s Oyster Stew Banquet will be 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at Indian Lake Baptist Church, rural Worthington. A program featuring auctioneer Aaron Williams will follow the meal at approximately 7 p.m.
Tickets are available from Richard Greve, 376-5026, Jim Larson, 343-9682, or at Johnson Jewelry in downtown Worthington.
Theater for the Thirsty performs at Storden church
STORDEN — In conjunction with the church’s Harvest Festival weekend, Theater of the Thirsty will present “My Name Is Daniel” at 10 a.m. Nov. 13 at Storden Baptist Church, 4011 United States Ave.
Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, performers of Theater for the Thirsty, have a goal to “refresh people’s spirits, challenge their assumptions, entertain their socks off and inject some hope into their lives.”
For more information, phone (507) 445-3955.
First Presbyterian plans dinner and auction
LISMORE — First Presbyterian Church, Lismore, will serve a dinner of soup, buns, pies and desserts starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at the American Legion Hall in Lismore.
A bake and gift sale will start at 10:45 a.m., and an auction at 12:30 p.m. The auction will feature handmade quilted items, tickets or merchandise from the Twins, Sioux Falls Pheasants baseball team, Sioux Falls Stampede hockey team and Adrian Dragons, meat bundles, gift certificates and other items.
Harvest Dinner slated for Nov. 13 in Jackson
JACKSON — A Harvest Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 101 Kimball Ave., Jackson.
Turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy, corn, cranberries, rolls, pie, ice cream, coffee and milk will be served for a suggested donation.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the church’s general expenses.
Soup and pie supper coming up in Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH — A soup and pie supper will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Zion Presbyterian Church, 420 Main St., Ellsworth.
Chili, vegetable beef, chicken and wild rice soups, sandwiches, assorted pies and desserts will be served for a free-will offering.
There will also be a bake sale and raffle drawing.
Windom E-Free hosts father-daughter banquet
WINDOM — “Passion 4 Purity,” a father-daughter banquet, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Windom Evangelical Free Church, 416 10th St.
For reservations, phone (507) 831-3713, or (507) 678-2031.
Valley Male Chorus to present concert in Leota
LEOTA — The Valley Male Chorus of Rock Valley, Iowa, will present a concert of sacred music at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Bethel Reformed Church in Leota. The concert is sponsored by the Southwest Minnesota Fellowship of Churches.
A free-will offering will be taken for the benefit of children and adults with disabilities.
Renner to perform at Helping Hand banquet
WORTHINGTON — The annual fundraising banquet for the Helping Hand Pregnancy Center will be Nov. 17 at the American Reformed Church, 1720 N. Burlington Ave., Worthington. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., with the program to follow.
Singer and songwriter Sara Renner will be the featured presenter. Renner has shared her unique blend of pop, gospel and jazz in more than 1,000 churches, festivals and event centers if more than 30 states and 10 countries. Based in Minneapolis, Renner has produced four CDs and one live-concert DVD that are sold exclusively at her concerts and online.
Also a seasoned worship leader, Renner is currently the director of contemporary worship at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi.
For more information about the banquet, contact Helping Hands Pregnancy Center, 910 Third Ave., Worthington; phone 372-2111; www.helpinghandpc.org.
Mark calendar for Nativity Experience
WORTHINGTON — A Nativity Experience will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 230 Clary St.
More than 200 Nativity sets will be displayed. Coffee, hot cider and Christmas goodies will be served.
There is an admission fee.
Westminster hosts Master’s Voice Quartet
WORTHINGTON —The Master’s Voice Quartet will present a concert during the 10 a.m. worship service Nov. 20 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 230 Clary St.
This group from Sioux Falls, S.D., has been singing southern gospel music since 1988, performing in churches and for various organizations in the four state area of South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa.