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Religion briefs: Feb. 26

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Camerata Singers to perform in Mountain Lake

MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Bluffton University Camerata Singers Chamber Choir will present a concert at 8 p.m. Monday at First Mennonite Church, 305 N. Seventh St., Mountain Lake.


“Sing Ye Praises with Understanding” is the theme of the program, under the direction of Mark Suderman, professor of music and director of choral activities. Suderman grew up in Mountain Lake and attended Mountain Lake Public School, where his father, John Suderman was a choir director and music teacher for many years.

Also, one of the choir members, Justin Neufeld Weaver, more recently attended First Mennonite Church of Mountain Lake with his family when they lived in Worthington.

Bluffton University is a Mennonite liberal arts university located in Bluffton, Ohio. The concert in Mountain Lake is part of the Camerata Singers’ annual spring break tour, which will take the group to six states outside Ohio this year.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry slated for Friday

WORTHINGTON — On Fridays during the Lenten season, the St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus offer a Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1105 Second Ave.

The menu features deep-fried fish, baked potato, beans, cole slaw, lettuce, assorted salads, bread, coffee and juice.

GriefShare series begins next week at First Lutheran

WORTHINGTON — GriefShare, a 13-week seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close, will be offered on Thursdays beginning March 5. The sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1200 Fourth Ave.

This is a “Growing Hope” class offered through Love In the Name of Christ of Worthington.

To register or for more information, phone 727-7291.

World Day of Prayer to be observed March 6

SIBLEY, Iowa — People in more than 170 countries and regions around the world will celebrate World Day of Prayer on March 6. This year, the women of the WDP Committee of The Bahamas call upon participants to recall Jesus’ words to the disciples after washing their feet: “Do you understand what I have done for you?”

A World Day of Prayer service will be at 2 p.m. March 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sibley.

Court Queen of Peace serves Lenten luncheons

SLAYTON— Court Queen of Peace will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays during Lent at Divine Mercy Hall, St. Ann’s Church, Slayton.

The menu includes sandwiches, salads and assorted desserts. Hot turkey sandwiches are featured today.

Take-outs are available by calling (507) 227-6519.

Music therapy sessions coming up at First UM

WORTHINGTON — Board certified music therapist Molly Bishop and First United Methodist Church will offer a free music therapy group for children with special needs and their parents.

The sessions are scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. March 8, 15, 22 and 29 at First United Methodist Church, 408 11th St.

The sessions are for children ages 3 to 8 with special needs. Some time will be spent together as a group, and some time will be set aside to give parents a chance to network.

Registration is limited. For more information, contact Bishop, (507) 626-1685; or email

Local churches offer special Lenten series

WORTHINGTON — “What Is My Story Within God’s Story?” is the Lenten theme at American Lutheran Church, 915 Winifred St.

The Lenten series continues at 8 and 10:15 a.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, preceded by supper at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact the church office, 376-5264.

Worship during the season of Lent at First Covenant Church, 1656 S. Shore Drive, will center on the theme “Questioned for Christ.” Each service will focus on figures from the story of the Passion of Christ who are questioned concerning their relationship to Jesus.

Worship is at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.

News items about happenings at area churches and faith-based organizations are printed on the Religion page each Thursday. Deadline is noon Tuesday. Information can be emailed to; or mailed to Daily Globe, Religion Briefs, Box 639, Worthington 56187. For more information, contact Features Editor Beth Rickers, 376-7327.