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Religion briefs: May 21

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Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

Little Farm ecumenical service set for Sunday

LAKE CRYSTAL — The annual ecumenical church service is set for Sunday at Little Farm in the Woods near Lake Crystal.


Little Farm in the Woods, one of the few remaining nearly intact farmsteads from the area’s Welsh community, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Coffee will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m., followed by the service at 10 a.m. A potluck will begin at 11:15 a.m.

For more information and directions, call (507) 947-3030.

VBS begins Tuesday at American Lutheran

WORTHINGTON — Vacation Bible School will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through May 29 at American Lutheran Church, 915 Winifred St.

Theme will be “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Awesome Power.

For more information or to register, go to; or call the church office, 376-5264.

Vendors sought for Trinity flea markets

SLAYTON — Vendors are wanted for a series of flea markets coming up at Trinity Lutheran Church, Minnesota 30 and King Avenue.

The flea markets will be June 13 and 27; July 11 and 25; and Aug. 1 and 15. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vendor spaces and tables are available for a fee. For more information, phone (507) 836-8304.

Picnic coming up at Sibley’s Trinity Lutheran

SIBLEY, Iowa — A pork loin picnic is planned for 5 p.m. May 31 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sibley.

There will be games such as bean bag toss and ladder golf, as well as a camp fire and display of tractors. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Men’s group participates in bicycle drive

WORTHINGTON — The Men’s Brotherhood group from American Reformed Church is collecting bicycles for the Center of Hope Bike Drive.

Center for Hope, Sioux Falls, S.D., has a Bike to Work Ministry that provides bikes to individuals in difficult live situations for an opportunity to have transportation to work. All adult bikes are accepted, regardless of brand or number of speeds. Bikes in working order are best, but bicycles that need minor repairs will be accepted. Helmets and miscellaneous bike equipment are also appreciated.

Bicycles can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6 at the American Reformed Church, 1720 N. Burlington Ave.

For more information, contact Ken Zylstra, 360-3310; email

How to submit announcements

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.