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Faith briefs from area churches.

Trinity Church - Episcopal and Presbyterian

Morning worship on Sunday, Sept. 30 will be led by the Rev. Ed Poitras of Park Rapids, a Methodist missionary in Korea for many years prior to retirement. The service begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and fellowship time to follow. Morning prayer will be observed at 9 a.m.on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Trinity Women's Guild will meet that day at 1 p.m. Bible study will continue at 1 p.m. The church office will be open Wednesday as well, and Rev. Mary Marotte will be available for visits or consultation. Call the church office at 732-4393 to make an appointment. Trinity Church is a unique partnership recognized by the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota and the Presbyterian Church (USA). It is located at Court Ave. and Third St. W. in Park Rapids, and is handicap accessible. Look for the red doors. For more information visit

Calvary Lutheran Church

Calvary Lutheran Church welcomes all for services. Saturday Service will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, we will have two worship services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. We will have Communion at the earlier service. Coffee and fellowship will be at 9 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. November Service Group will be signing up between services on Sunday. Low impact exercise will be held at 8 a.m. on Monday and Thursday in the youth commons everyone is welcome. Text study of the Sunday readings will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Luther room. Christian Life study group will be meeting at 5 p.m. Monday. Tai Chi will be meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the youth commons. Heritage Living Center Bible study will be at 1:30 a.m. Men's fellowship will meet at 7 a.m. on Friday.

St. Johns Lutheran (Park Rapids)

This is the day the Lord has made; come, rejoice! Join us for worship the Sunday at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Bible study is held between services at 9:15 a.m. St. Johns also sponsors "The Lutheran Hour" broadcast on KPRM 870AM at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. This week's topic is "Cut Off for Us," based on Mark 9:38-50. St. Johns (LCMS) is located on Highway 34 across from the Hubbard County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact the church at 732-9783 or visit our website at

Hubbard United Methodist

"Catch the Hubbard Spirit" at Hubbard United Methodist Church when the lively hymn sing begins at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. We continue with worship at 9 a.m. with Pastor Laurie Kantonen. Join us as we continue our worship series, "From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Simon Peter." This week's message is titled "Confidently Unprepared," based on Matthew 26:31-35. Our choir anthem this week will be "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us," by Dorothy Thrupp & William Bradbury and arranged by Fred Bock. All are invited to stay for coffee fellowship following the Sunday service.

Eastside Christian Church

Eastside Christian Church invites you to join us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. for morning services, or our afternoon service at 4:30 p.m. In a world where so many people have such different views, how could it be possible that one view is greater than any others? What happened "in the beginning?" How great is God really? Was Jesus truly God or just a good man? Join us as we answer these questions and explore God together in this series throughout September. Wondering what your next step is? Try "Next Steps" during our 10 a.m. service. Find out what Eastside is all about, what God is doing here, and how you can join us in this exciting journey! Jump in any week. Your children ages birth through fifth grade are welcome in Kidside during each service. We are located 6 miles southeast of Park Rapids at 16623 State Hwy 87. Check out

Riverside United Methodist Church

Enjoy worship at Riverside United Methodist Church, Highway 71 North in Park Rapids. Riverside offers a traditional service at 8:30 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:30 a.m., with a staffed nursery available at both services. Riverside's building is handicap accessible, and a bus service is available in the Park Rapids city limits to the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Call the church office at 218-732-5205 to schedule a pick-up. Worship is led by Pastors Chip Nielsen and Lori Nielsen. This week we will celebrate confirmation, recognizing students at the 8:30 a.m. service, and a special service at 10:30 a.m. with the message "I believe." Call the church office at 732-5205 for more information about worship, outreach and programming, or visit the website at Become a fan on Facebook.

Lakes Area Vineyard Church

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Faithbridge Church

Faithbridge Church worship schedule includes a traditional service at 8:15 a.m. Fellowship time begins at 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:45 a.m. The 10:45 a.m. service is also streamed live from our website. A staffed nursery is available at both services. Wednesday night activities include AWANA God's Path Seekers (GPS), Faith Student Ministries (FSM) and Parents Time Out (coffee and conversation) from 6:55 to 8:30 p.m. Faithbridge is located in Park Rapids on Hwy 71 South. For more information call the church office at 732-1404 or visit

Nevis Church of Christ

Nevis Church of Christ is located at the corner of Pleasant Ave. and Bunyan Trails Road (County Road 2) in Nevis. Services at the church are at 10 a.m. on Sundays, with junior worship during the service. Adult Bible study is at 9 a.m. The church has a bus available for transportation if needed. All are welcome to attend. For more information or to arrange to be picked up for services, call Pastor Paul at 652-3900.

St. John's Lutheran (Akeley)

Join us at 9 a.m. on Sunday and hear from God's word. Fellowship follows the service. We are located at the corner of Carroll Street and Pleasant Avenue, one block south of Highway 34 in Akeley. Come and be a part of our church family!

Park Rapids SDA Church

Join the Park Rapids Seventh-Day Adventist Church this Saturday with Sabbath School beginning at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 11 a.m. The church is located at 18908 Elisha Dr., a mile and a half west of Park Rapids. For more information visit their website at

Peace Lutheran Church

Sunday morning worship at Peace Lutheran Church (LCMC) begins at 9:30 a.m. Services on the first and third Sundays of the month are a traditional service, and the second and fourth are contemporary. Women's community Bible study meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. Men's Bible study meets at 8 a.m. Wednesdays. Follow us on Facebook! The church is located at 24025 State 34 in Nevis. For more information, visit, call 652-6508, or email or

Akeley UMC

The Akeley United Methodist congregation exists to serve the Hubbard County Communities in any way we can. If you are looking for a church home to connect with others and grow in your faith journey, you'll find a place to belong at Akeley UMC! Akeley United Methodist Church is located one block south of the Hwy. 34 & Hwy. 64 intersection, on State 64 in Akeley. Questions? Call 218-252-6251 or 218-652-2572.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

Redeemer Lutheran Church (LCMS) is located at 15 12th St. SE in Menahga. Worship is led by Pastor David Walsh at 9 a.m. Sunday, and a Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 564-4931 or visit

Heartland Lutheran Community Church

The Heartland Lutheran Community Parish invites all to worship Sunday at 9 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Nevis and 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Akeley. All are welcome at the Lord's Supper every Sunday. Fellowship coffee at First Lutheran begins at 9:30 a.m. and follows the worship at Bethany. Visitors are always welcome! The community dinner at Bethany is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month. All are invited to these free monthly meals, a time for food and fellowship. Bethany prayer chain is at 652-3485 or For more information go to Facebook,, or

Fellowship Baptist Church

Fellowship Baptist Church is located at Pleasant and Main streets in Nevis, half a block east of the giant muskie. Call Pastor Tom Drury at 952-222-0596 for more information.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church is located at 909 W. 8th St., Park Rapids. For more information, call 732-3321 or visit

Frontline Church

Join us for worship Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekly small groups are also available. Pastor Russell Smith's purpose is to introduce Jesus to people and connect them with their destiny in God. Frontline Church is located at 15936 192nd Street in Park Rapids, one mile north of Walmart and one block east of Henrietta Avenue. To contact us, call 237-3727, email or visit

Grace Community

Grace Community Church of Osage invites all to a worship service on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Preceding the service is Sunday school and an adult Bible class at 9:30 a.m. Following the morning service there is a weekly time of fellowship and refreshments. The church is located one block north of the old schoolhouse in Osage. Grace also hosts a community breakfast each Wednesday at 9 a.m. with a freewill donation. Also available are a women's Bible study Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and an adult Bible study Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Paul McKibben can be reached at 573-3143.

Iglesia Cristo Viene

Damos la bienvenida a nuestros amigos españoles de habla hispana en los Servicios de becas que se celebra todos los sábados a las 4:30 p.m. Iglesia Puente de Fe Fireside Sala del Centro de Vida Familiar en el 1505 Park Ave. S. (Note: This Spanish-language ministry meets in the fireside room at the Faithbridge Church Family Life Center.)

Restoration Christian Church

The Restoration Christian Church currently meets on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. in the basement of the Park Rapids Library. For more information call 237-1700 or visit their website at

First English Lutheran, Dorset

First English Lutheran Church (LCMS) is located at 20252 State Hwy. 226 in Dorset. The Rev. Chris Davis is pastor. Sunday worship is at 9 a.m. with Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Book club meets at 9 a.m. on Thursdays. A Bible class is at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays. Men's club meets at 8 a.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Lutheran Women's Missionary League meets at 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 732-9466 or visit

Community of Hope Church of the Nazarene

Park Rapids Community of Hope Church of the Nazarene, formerly Evergreen Church, invites all to worship service and Bible study every Sunday at 10 a.m., as well as women's group every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and men's group every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to join in fellowship, study and worship, with a goal of bringing the hope of Christ to the Park Rapids community. Contact Campus Pastor Seth Keysor at 330-1130 for more information, find them on Facebook at, or at The church campus is located at 295 Western Ave. S. in Park Rapids.

New Life Community Church

Join New Life Community Church on a journey to know God better. Sunday school classes for all ages meet every Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10 a.m. New Life Community Church is a non-denominational church located at 600 Bridge Street in Park Rapids; two blocks north and two blocks west of Holiday gas station.

Assembly of God

Sunday school at Park Rapids Assembly of God begins at 9:30 a.m. for all ages. At 10:30 a.m. there is a Praise and Worship Experience. Wednesday Night Bible study is from 7 to 8:15 p.m. for all ages. Office hours at Assembly of God are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For additional information, contact the Assembly of God Church in Park Rapids, the phone number is (218) 732-8818. The church is located at 208 Western Ave. South in Park Rapids; half a mile west of the fairgrounds off of Highway 34.

Bethany Lutheran

Sunday Worship at Bethany Lutheran Church (LCMC) in Menahga begins at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor James Hallaway officiating. Sunday school is on the first and third Sundays of the month at 9:30 a.m. during the school year. The church is located at 59423 140th Street in Menahga. For more information visit or call 564-4610.

Friends In Christ Lutheran

Sunday worship at First In Christ Lutheran Church (LCMC) in Sebeka begins at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor James Hallaway officiating. Sunday school begins at 10:30 a.m. during the school year.

The church is located at 305 5th Street NW in Sebeka at the DAC building. For more information visit or call 564-4610.

First English Lutheran, Menahga

Sunday Worship at First English Lutheran Church (LCMC) in Menahga begins at 8:30 a.m. with Pastor James Hallaway officiating. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. during the school year. The church is located at 17 Main St. NW in Menahga. For more information visit or call 564-4610.

White Oak

Join White Oak Bible Chapel for Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship services begin at 11 a.m.

White Oak Bible Chapel is located at 30908 170th St. in Akeley for questions call the church at 652-3848.

Assumption of Our Lady

Sunday Mass at Assumption of Our Lady Catholic church in Menahga begins at 10:30 a.m. Thursday Mass at Green Pines Acres Nursing Home begins at 10 a.m. The church is located at 113 Aspen Ave. in Menahga. For more information contact the church at 564-4509.

Messiah Yahusha

Disciples of Messiah Yahusha are meeting each Sabbath in homes. For more information, call 766-8176.

Gethsemane Lutheran

Join in worship at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Snellman every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion every first and third Sunday of the month. Bible class and Sunday school begin at 9:30 a.m.