Faith Briefs: Dec. 3-9, 2022
Faith briefs from area churches.
Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS)
Come worship with our church family on Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod), 27115 U.S. Hwy. 71 in Lake George. Worship is at 9 a.m. and Sunday School and adult Bible study are at 10:30 a.m. Coffee, snacks and fellowship follow the service in the social hall. Advent midweek services are at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 with a free fellowsihp meal at 6 p.m. This year's Christmas program, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, is an original play for children and adults by Katie Skersick. Her plays are always popular and a joy to attend, featuring unique scenes, costumes and a famous designed camel. The church is wheelchair accessible, and a wheelchair is available, with a lift to the basement social hall. For more information, call 402-679-5262.
Join us for worship at 8:15 or 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. The 10:45 a.m. service will be live streamed from our website. Faith classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Faithbridge is located on U.S. Hwy. 71 S. in Park Rapids. For more information and a list of weekly events, call the church office at 732-1404 or visit www.faithbridgepr.org.
First English Lutheran (Dorset)
Divine service with communion begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Advent midweek worship is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Service videos will be posted later on the YouTube channel “First English Lutheran Church of Dorset.” For more information, call 732-9466 or visit dorsetlutheran.org.
St. Johns Lutheran (Park Rapids)
Join us for worship at 8 or 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. Breakfast in Bethlehem, a free family event, starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at St. Johns. See, hear and taste the Christmas story with a free breakfast, a brief Christmas drama, kids’ crafts and a kazoo review, a nativity scene gallery and a Bethlehem-themed family photo booth. St. Johns sponsors “The Lutheran Hour” broadcast at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on KPRM 870AM. St. Johns is located on State Hwy. 34 across from the Hubbard County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact the church at 732-9783 or visit stjohnspr.org.
Hubbard United Methodist Church
“Catch the Hubbard Spirit” at Hubbard United Methodist Church. Join us in person or online at 9 a.m. on Sunday. To join our online worship service, go to hubbardumc.org and scroll down to the “Online Worship” button. This will take you to the Hubbard UMC YouTube channel.
Bethany Lutheran (Menahga)
Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of the month and Sunday school during the school year at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 52943 140th St., Menahga.
Eastside Christian Church
Eastside worships at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday at 16623 State Hwy. 87, six miles southeast of Park Rapids. Join us for our sermon series "At the Movies: Holiday Edition." 'Tis the season! Invite a friend, grab a snack, find a seat. Every weekened we'll use our favorite holiday movies to uncover impactful, spiritual truths. The series starts Dec. 3-4. Kids birth through fifth grade are welcome in Kidside during services. For more information, visit eastside.com/parkrapids.
Grace Community Church
Bible study is at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Grace Community Church in Osage. There is also a 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible study. For more information, visit www.gracechurchofosage.com.
St. John’s Lutheran (Akeley)
St. John’s is holding services at 9 a.m. Sundays. Daily devotions by Pastor Harvey Kietzman continue on Facebook, as well as a dial-a-devotion at 218-652-5555. At St. John’s, we social distance, provide masks and sanitizer.
Trinity Episcopal-Presbyterian Church
The church worships at 9 a.m. Sunday, with refreshments and fellowship to follow. Members of all denominations are welcome. Please check www.trinityparkrapids.org for more information.
First English Lutheran (Menahga)
First English Lutheran Church is at 17 Main St. NW in Menahga, one block west of U.S. Hwy. 71 on State Hwy. 87. Worship is at 8:30 a.m. Sundays, with Holy Communion on the first and third Sunday of the month and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
Calvary Lutheran (Park Rapids)
In-person worship begins at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Calvary Lutheran Church, 112 Park Ave. S. in Park Rapids and live streams at www.facebook.com/calvarylutheranchurchparkrapids. The Sunday School hour follows at 9:30 a.m. Daily text devotions continue at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday on Facebook, and the Bible text study is at 10 a.m. Monday on Facebook. For more information, visit www.calvaryparkrapids.com or call 732-7284.
Riverside United Methodist Church
Riverside United Methodist Church is holding a 10 a.m. Sunday service online and in person. For updates, call 218-732-5205 and select option 1, email email@example.com or visit riversideumcchurch.com.
First Baptist Church
Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at 909 8th St. W. in Park Rapids. For more information, go to www.fbcpr.org.
Catholic parishes (Nevis and Laporte)
Regular Masses are held at Our Lady of the Pines, Nevis at noon Tuesdays; 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 5 p.m. Saturdays and at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Sunday Mass at St. Theodore’s Church, Laporte is at 8:30 a.m. Eucharistic adoration will be held at Our Lady of the Pines from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Fridays. The Rosary is at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:10 a.m. Sunday at Our Lady of the Pines, and at 8:10 a.m. Sunday at St. Theodore’s. For more details, visit www.nevislaportecatholics.org.
Catholic parishes (Park Rapids and Two Inlets)
Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids, and at 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Grotto, Two Inlets. St. Peter’s Sunday mass is live streamed. For more information, visit www.stpeterpr.org or www.stmarys-twoinlets-churchandgrotto.com.
Trinity Lutheran, Laporte
Trinity Lutheran in Laporte (ELCA) worships in person and online worship at 10 a.m. Sunday on the Facebook Page “Trinity Lutheran – Laporte, MN.”
Kabekona Community Church
Kabekona Community Church of rural Laporte will have live worship at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. The church is located at 24044 Old Cemetery Rd. For more information, call 224-2827 or visit www.kabekona.org.
Park Rapids Church of Christ
Park Rapids Church of Christ will have in-house and drive-in worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at 707 Main Ave. N. Check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/prchurchofchrist/, our website www.loc8nearme.com/minnesota/park-rapids/park-rapids-church-of-christ/6186563, or call us at (218) 732-5105.
New Life Community Church
Sunday services are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Visit the church’s Facebook page @newlifecommunitychurchofpr.
Abide Vineyard Church
Join us at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings at 17765 State Hwy. 34 in Park Rapids and at www.abidevc.com.
Peace Lutheran Church
Peace Lutheran Church (LCMC), at 24025 State Hwy. 34, Nevis, has Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. and praise worship at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 652-6508 or visit peacelutherannevis.com.
Frontline Church of Park Rapids has Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. led by Pastor Russell Smith, as well as weekly small groups. For more information, call 237-3727 or visit accessfrontline.com.
Malvik Lutheran Church
Malvik Lutheran Church, 27689 474th St., Guthrie, has worship services every Sunday at 10 a.m. and children's Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Malvik-Lutheran-Church-114036945294443.