Joint Thanksgiving Eve Service
Five area churches will host an online worship service Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 25. The live stream begins at 6:45 p.m. with worship to follow at 7 p.m.
Participating churches and ministers are: Lauren Hauger, Hubbard United Methodist Church; Scot Jakel, Riverside United Methodist Church; Steve Norby and Justin Fenger, Calvary Lutheran Church; and Mary Marotte, First Lutheran Church in Akeley and Bethany Lutheran Church in Nevis. The pianist will be Terry Greenawalt from HUMC.
To find the service, go to www.hubbardumc.org and click on “Worship with Us,” or go to www.facebook.com/HubbardUMC.
Hubbard United Methodist Church
“Catch the Hubbard Spirit” at Hubbard United Methodist Church. Join us online as we begin our live streamed worship service at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Pastor Lauren Hauger continues the sermon series “I Am Thankful For” with the message “I Am Thankful For: Every One of You,” based on 1 Thessalonians 1:2; 3:9-13. 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.
St. Johns Lutheran (Park Rapids)
Join us for worship this Sunday at 8 or 10:30 a.m. The sermon is titled “The British Are Coming,” based on Matthew 5:31-46. St. Johns sponsors “The Lutheran Hour,” broadcast on KPRM 870AM at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. This week’s topic is “Politics in Perspective,” based on Daniel 7:1-14. Join us in thanksgiving to God at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday. The sermon is “Like a Mother Hen,” based on Luke 17:11-19. 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.
First English Lutheran, Dorset
Our live worship services have resumed, with up to 60 worshipers at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Thanksgiving Eve worship is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. Mask wearing and social distancing protocols will be in place. 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.
Join us for in-person worship services at 8:15 or 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. The 10:45 a.m. service will be live streamed from our website. Sunday School classes will meet at 9:30 a.m. Faithbridge is located on U.S. Hwy. 71 S. in Park Rapids. For more information, call the church office at 732-1404 or visit www.faithbridgepr.org.
Calvary Lutheran (Park Rapids)
In-person worship begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Calvary Lutheran Church, 112 Park Ave. S. in Park Rapids. The Sunday School hour follows at 9:30 a.m. Online worship live streams at 10:30 a.m. at www.facebook.com/calvarylutheranchurchparkrapids. 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.
Eastside Christian Church
Eastside is streaming services online at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday at eastside.com. Congregants are encouraged to engage in online chat during the live streams of the services, a sort of “virtual foyer."
Riverside United Methodist Church
Riverside United Methodist Church is holding a 10 a.m. worship service on Sundays in the church parking lot. For updates, call the 732-5205 and select option 1, email email@example.com or visit riversideumcchurch.com.
First Baptist Church
We are open this Sunday to anyone who wants to attend, and encourage the same kind of social distancing and precautions people take in their daily lives. For more information, go to www.fbcpr.org.
Catholic parishes (Nevis and Laporte)
There will be a Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 at Our Lady of the Pines Church, Nevis. Regular Masses are held at Our Lady of the Pines 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 Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Saturdays at Our Lady of the Pines, and at 8 a.m. Sundays at St. Theodore’s. For more details, visit ccnevislaporte.org.
St. John’s Lutheran (Akeley)
St. John’s is holding services at 9 a.m. Sundays. Thanksgiving Eve service is 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. 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.
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 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Grotto, Two Inlets. Seating is limited and masks are required. Parish meals are canceled. Sunday morning mass at St. Peter’s live streams at 8:30 a.m. at stpeterpr.org. For more information, visit www.stpeterpr.org or www.stmarys-twoinlets-churchandgrotto.com.
Trinity Lutheran, Laporte
For the foreseeable future, Trinity Lutheran in Laporte (ELCA) will continue with online worship at 10 a.m. on our Facebook Page (Trinity Lutheran – Laporte, MN) each Sunday. All non-essential gatherings are suspended. The only ministry continuing to meet is the Laporte Area Community Food Shelf, housed at Trinity on Tuesday nights from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
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 a simultaneous in-house and drive-in worship at 10 a.m. this Sunday at 707 Main Ave. N. Join us for either mode of worship. If you are experiencing any symptoms, please stay home. Social distancing and safe practices will be observed. Masks are recommended, though not required. For those who are not comfortable gathering in person, we will continue to have the drive-in worship with radios turned to 87.9 FM. Check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/prchurchofchrist/ or our website: www.parkrapidschurch.org for the most recent updates or call us at (218)732-5105.
New Life Community Church
All meetings are suspended. Pastor’s sermons and devotionals are posted on the church’s Facebook page, “New Life Community Church of Park Rapids MN.”
Abide Vineyard Church
Join us at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings at 17765 State Hwy. 34 in Park Rapids and at www.abidevc.com.
Trinity Episcopal-Presbyterian Church
Trinity Episcopal-Presbyterian Church remains closed in order to keep worshipers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will reopen when it is safe to do so. Visit www.trinityparkrapids.org for more information.
Heartland Lutheran Community Church
The Heartland Lutheran Community Parish is suspending worship services at Bethany Lutheran Church in Nevis and First Lutheran Church in Akeley until further notice. Worship with us at a distance on YouTube (channel Carleton Smee), Facebook (@heartlandparish) and treadweary.com/prayerservices. Check www.flcakeley.org or www.bethanylutherannevis.org for updates.
Peace Lutheran Church
Peace Lutheran Church of Nevis is suspending all church activities, including worship services. Services will be streamed at peacelutherannevis.com, and Pastor Tim Balfanz will post daily devotions at saintandsinner1517.blogspot.com. For more information, call 652-6508, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Frontline Church of Park Rapids has Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. led by Pastor Russell Smith, as well as weekly small groups. For more information, call 237-3727 or visit accessfrontline.com.