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Religion Notes 3/11/17

WRITERS GUILD: The Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild invites writers to its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church, 123 W. Hamilton Ave.

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Food and Faith 3/11/17

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

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Priest: Forgiveness brings healing, joy

It was a simple human interaction, and yet it was not easy to do. I said, “I am sorry; I hope you will forgive me.” I could have been more direct and said,

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The possibility of ordaining men

BERLIN — Pope Francis says the church must study whether it’s possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages.

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Religion Notes 3/4/17

GUEST SPEAKER: The Rev. Paul Erbes of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services will be preaching for the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sunday at Spirit Lutheran

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Food and Faith 3/4/17

SOUP SUPPER: An all-you-can-eat supper will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Notre Dame Parish Life Center, 22 S. Prairie St., Chippewa Falls.

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Sharing God’s word 

ORLANDO, Fla. — For most of its 50 years, Florida’s Wycliffe Associates built offices, guesthouses, training centers and airport runways for volunteers who traveled to other

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Food and Faith 2/18/17

CHURCH BREAKFAST: The public is invited to breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake St.

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Religion Notes 2/18/17

WORSHIP & A WORKSHOP: The public is invited to attend worship and a workshop at Unity Christ Center, 1808 Folsom St.

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Leading with ‘incredible joy’

STILLWATER, Minn. — After 15 years in education, Sister Mary Juliana Cox has perfected “The Look.”

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Food and Faith 2/11/17

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

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Religion Notes 2/11/17

‘POSITIVE PICKET’: Members of area faiths are coming together to show their support for Muslims through a “positive picket” from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

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Responding to a calling

Nurse Katie Farka was so smitten with providing a healing touch to people in Ethiopia that she sold her house in La Crosse, quit her job and will embark soon on a year-long

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Religion Notes 2/4/17

VIDEO SERIES: “The Bible and the Virgin Mary: Journey Through Scripture,” a 12-week video study, begins Sunday, Feb. 12, at Sacred Heart of Jesus-St.

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Food and Faith 2/4/17

BINGO PARTY: St. Rose’s Circle is hosting a bingo party on Sunday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 11358 Highway Q, Chippewa Falls.

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Matter of Faith: Jesus’ law of grace and love ratified by his blood

“And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.

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Trump wants religion and politics to mix 

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to “totally destroy” a measure that bars houses of worship from endorsing political candidates, and eager Capitol Hill

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Food and Faith 1/14/17

CHURCH BREAKFAST: The public is invited to breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake St.

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Religion Notes 1/14/17

CVASING: Chippewa Valley Area Singers Involved in Neighborhood Giving, or CVASING, is inviting all singers, past and present, to join in this year’s concert for Feed My

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Catholic records going digital

BOSTON — Two of Boston’s most venerable institutions are teaming up to create an online database of hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholic Church documents to help people

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Religion Notes 1/7/17

WRITERS GUILD: The Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild invites writers to its meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church, 123 W.

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Can we really create peace on Earth?

We just wrapped up another “most wonderful time of the year.” Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or the solstice, you probably enjoyed getting

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‘Spiritual warfare,’ ‘demonic attacks’ 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two weeks before the voluntary shutdown last year of Courage House, a licensed group home for young sex-trafficking victims near Sacramento, a

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Food and Faith 12/31/16

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club is having its famous all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

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Religion Notes 12/31/16

VATICAN EXHIBITION: The Vatican international exhibition “Eucharistic Miracles of the World” is coming Wednesday to the Sacred Heart of Jesus-St. Patrick Parish

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Matter of Faith: Jesus’ return will be a glorious day

“No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven — the Son of Man.” John 3:13

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Martin Luther exhibit on display

Martin Luther took a stand 500 years ago that shook Europe and changed the world. 

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Keeping Christ in Christmas

The animals have been groomed, the children have been fitted for costumes, the candles have been tested, and the “holy family” has accepted their task as Our Savior’s

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Season’s message needed 

The leaves have left the trees and yet autumn didn’t want to leave us. We’ve all enjoyed and reveled in it — sporting short sleeve shirts and wearing our sandals well into

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Food and Faith 12/17/16

CHRISTMAS MEAL: Fairchild Church of Hope, 200 W. Main St., is offering a free meal following its 10 a.m. Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 25.

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Religion Notes 12/17/16

NIGHT OF SONG & WORDS: St. James the Greater Catholic Church, 2502 11th St., is hosting “Word and Music for Days of Holy Darkness,” an hour of meditation on

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Waiting and anticipating

Christians the world over are in a time of waiting and anticipation that we call Advent. Advent, which runs through Dec. 24, is four weeks of staying awake for

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God has been and remains with us

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most recognized names in the history of art. His “Starry Night” and “Sunflowers” have been seen by millions of people.

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God’s gift to us — daily life

Giving someone a gift card has become a normal practice in our society. Rather than give a gift that requires thought and would be returned, the gift card allows the person

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A parents’ message to their teen

Dear Teen,

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Food and Faith 12/10/16

TEA & SHOPPING: A ladies’ Christmas tea is at noon today at Fairchild Church of Hope, 200 W. Main St., Fairchild.

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Religion Notes 12/10/16

WRITERS GUILD: The Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild invites writers to celebrate Christmas at its meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren

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‘Endings are only beginnings’

C.S. Lewis said, “Endings are only beginnings,” and yet I believe endings take us back into the memories of the beginning, so we might savor every step of the

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Faith leaders unite against prejudice

RICHARDSON, Texas — With a backdrop of giant Texas and American flags, two dozen Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith leaders pledged to fight prejudice recently at the Islamic

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Faithful seek unity year after attack

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Almost a year after her father was killed in the San Bernardino terror attack last December, Kate Bowman etched the word “love” in yellow chalk on

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Food and Faith 12/03/16

COOKIE WALK: The 26th annual Christmas cookie walk begins at 9 a.m. today at Christ Church Cathedral, 510 S. Farwell St.

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Religion Notes 12/03/16

INTERFAITH PRAYER GATHERING: An open interfaith prayer gathering is planned from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the den at The Center, 3701 E. Clairemont Ave.

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Religion Notes 11/12/16

BRIDGE PASTOR: The Rev. David Wall will be serving as bridge pastor for Spirit Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.

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Food & Faith 11/12/16

FOOD PANTRY: Chapel Heights United Methodist Church, 300 E. Hamilton Ave., has opened a food pantry that is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Wednesday.

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Fresno police officer turns gang members into ‘warriors for Christ’

FRESNO, Calif. — Police officer Dave Standley no longer patrols the streets of Fresno on Friday nights — he leads church.

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Religion Notes 11/5/16

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Sacred Heart-St. Patrick’s Parish is holding its holiday bazaar from  8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in the basement of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic

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Food and Faith 11/5/16

NORWEGIAN DINNER: A kaffee lag and Norwegian meatball dinner will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 201 S. Sixth St.,

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Matter of Faith: Turning to Daniel for guidance

“So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed and said,

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Religion Notes 10/29/16

KIRKIN’ O’ THE TARTANS: First Presbyterian Church, 2112 Rudolph Road, at 10 a.m. Sunday will celebrate Kirkin’ O’ the Tartans, a service reflecting

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Matter of Faith: Religion and the political season

This is the time of year we are forced to confront the question — how does a Christian participate in the political system? It’s a delicate question for pastors

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