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ii i i, Rt00,[R, FqU[R [00VtNC i i KINGDOM HALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonville Thomas Wood, Presiding Overseer Sun: l0 a.m. Public Meeting and Watchtower Study. Tues: 7:30 p.m. Book Study. Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Theocratic Ministry School and Meeting to Help Us Make Disciples. ARTICHOKE LAKE BAPTIST (13 miles north of Correli) (320) 596-2300 Rev. Timothy J. Blackman, Pastor Sunday: Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship at 10:45 a.m. 2nd & 4th Sundays: l p.m. Praise Service. 2nd & 4th Thursdays: 7:30 p.m. Bible Study. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN AIban Township (Missouri Synod) Rev. Robert Behling, Pastor Sunday: 8:45 aim. Church Service; 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD Pastor: Fr. Ray Otto, OSB - 605/432-4623 Administrator # 605/862-8319 Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m. ASSEMBLY OF GOD 510 Burdick, Ortonville Phone 839-3021 Tom Werner, Pastor Wed: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a,m. Worship. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN Marietta Steve Olson, Pastor Sun: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School. ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN Nassau Steve Olson Sun: 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 13 miles north on Co. #25, 1-1/2 miles west of Correll in Artichoke Township .......... John Glass, Pastor (507) 532-3113 Sat: 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School; 1 l:00 a.m. Worship. Sun: 6:00 a.m. WCCO Ch. 5 or KCCO Ch. 7 "It Is Written" speaker: Mark Finley; 6:00 a.m. "The Quiet Hour" WNAX, Yankton, SD, Bill Tucker, speaker; 9:30 a.m. "The Voice of Prophecy" WNAX, Yankton, SD, speaker/director tannic Melashenko. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 716 SW 5th St. Willmar, MN (320) 235-2442 President Elder Grant McKinney Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sacrament Service; 11:30 a.m. Classes. Visitors Center open Sunday- Friday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. CHRIST EPISCOPAL Milbank, SD First and Third Sunday of Month Holy Eucharist. All other Sundays morning prayer. 9 a.m. - All Services CORRELL UNITED METHODIST Rev. Larry Kasten Sun: 8:15 a.m. Morning Worship. ZION LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Wed., Feb. 17:6:15 p.m. Joint Choir; 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service. Thurs., Feb. 18:9 a.m. Sunshine Crafters; ll a.m. art. Area Ministerial Assn; 4 p.m. ARC meet- ing. Sun., Feb. 21:9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service followed by Benefit Luncheon for Kathy Wiseman. EIDSKOG LUTHERAN Ortunville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Wed., Feb. 17: 6:15 p.m. Joint Choir meets at Zion; 8 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service followed by Church Council. Thurs., Feb. 18: l p.m. Do Day. Sun., Feb. 21:9 a.m. Worship Service; l0 a.m. Sunday School; 11:30 p.m. Benefit Luncheon for Kathy Wiseman at Zion. ORTONVILLE UNITED METHODIST Ortonville Rev. Larry Kast, en, Pastor Wed: 9:30 a.m. Prayer Group at Marie's; 3:45 p.m. Confirmation Class; 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service; 8 p.m. Choir practice. Thurs: 12 noon Men's Study at Hasslen Const.; 1 p.m. Communion at Northridge. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 May the mystery of faith unfold to protect and provide your family with peace. iiiiiiiii I .w These Weekly Church Notices, Courtesy the following firms Come and Worship THE LORD Enjoy the Fellowship Tom's Service, Odessa, MN iiii iii i PRO AUTO We BuI[cl Toys for the Big Boys. Ortonville, MN . (320) 839-2911 I L L I I I l I I U.S. FANCY HONEY ELLINGSON'S INC ODESSA, MN 56276 'BIG' ,sTONE ..... COOPERATIVE Clinton . Ortonville. Milbank 1-800-325-1132 or (320) 325-5466 i THOLE DISTRIBUTING ORTONVILLE I I Ortonville Independent CLIH'[QH G,O.-OP ..... FARM ERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION Ran Schlimme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325-5404 Clinton State Bank THE BANK THAT UNDERSTANDS FbJ- CLINTON a.m. Sunday School. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonville Daniel L. Hermanson, Pastor Tues: 7 a.m Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love - 25th Anniversary. Wed: 7 a.m. 8th & 9th Gr. Confirmation; l0 a.m. Staff; 3 p.m. Caring Friends; 3:15 p.m. Children's Choir; 5:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Holy Communion; 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Holy Communion; 8 p.m. Sr. Choir. Thurs: 12 noon Brown Bag. Fri: h30 p.m. Northridge. Sun: 8:15 a.m. Worship - New Member Sunday; 9:15 a.m. SS, New Member Reception; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 4:30 p.m. KDIO Broadcast. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST OrtonviUe Kory Tedrick, Pastor Tues: 1:30 p.m. Bible Study at Jeanne Berg's. Wed: 7 p.m. AWANA & Kids for Christ; 8:30 p.m. Choir practice. Fri: 12 noon Men of Integrity (Pizza Ranch). Sun: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7 p.m. Experiencing God Study (Tedrick's home) Youth Group. Man: 12 noon Women's Lunch Bunch (Pizza Ranch); 7 p.m. Weigh Down (Fireside room). ZION UNITED METHODIST Bellingham Rev. Jan Marburger, Pastor Tues., Feb. 16:12-3 p.m. Text Study, Montevideo UMC. Wed., Feb. 17:7:30 p.m. Parish Ash Wednesday Service in Bellingham. Fri., Feb. 19:9:30 Bible Study at Minnie Schellberg home. Sun., Feb. 21:8 a.m. Worship - UMW Sunday, followed by Coffee Fellowship. TRINITY LUTHERAN Walter Twp., Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich Feb. 17:9 a.m. Bible Study; 4:15 p.m. Confirmation Class (SP); 7:30 p.m. Lenten Service (SP). Feb. 21:9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Divine Service; 7 p.m. ACT Video for Trinity and St. Peter's ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich Feb. 15-20:7:30 or 7:35 a.m. "By the Way" on KDIO radio. Feb. 17:4:15 p.m. Confirmation Classes; 7:30 p.m. Lenten Service. Feb. 21:9 a.m. Divine Service; 10 a.m. Sunday School; 12:30 p.m. Lutheran Hour, KLQP. ***** TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Richard Boehnke, Pastor Tues., Feb. 16: Circles; 7 p.m. Life Light. Wed., Feb. 17:2 & 6 p.m. Life Light; 3:30-5 p.m. 9th Gr. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service (Communion). Thurs., Feb. 18:1 p.m. Northridge Bible Study; 1:30 p.m. Quilting Sun., Feb. 21:8:30 & 11 a.m. Divine Services; 9:45 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class; 9:45 a.m. 6th, 7th, 8th Gr. Catechism; 9:45 a.m. AAL; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast. Man., Feb. 22: Preschool screen- ing; 7 p.m. Sunday School Teachers' meeting. ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN Ortonviile Rev. David Hinrichs, Pastor Wed., Feb. 17:7:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Lenten Adventure. Fri., Feb. 19:2 p.m. Sew & So. Sat., Feb. 20:7 a.m. Men's Promise Keepers Breakfast; 10 a.m. Parish Confirmation at Abiding Faith; 4:30 p.m. Northridge Service. Sun., Feb. 21: 9:15 a.m. Adventure Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Adventure Worship - Cultivating Vital Friendships. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonville Rev. Duane Lookingbill, Pastor unday: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Worship. TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD R. Karl Watkins, Pastor Sunday, Feb. 21:9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School and Confirmation. Man., Feb. 22:9:30 a.m. Sewing; 12 noon Bible Study. Brown bag lunch. TRINITY LUTHERAN Odessa Rev. Edwin Parker, Pastor Wed., Feb. 17:4-5:30 p.m. Grade 8 Catechism at Grace; 7:30 p.m. Holy Communion. Sat., Feb. 20:6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study & Sunday School; 7:30 p.m. Divine Service. Sun., Feb. 21:4-5:30 p.m. "Myth or Faith?" Tri-Parish Study at Grace; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study. GRACE LUTHERAN Correll Rev. Edwin Parker, Pastor Tues., Feb. 16:4-5:30 p.m. Grade 7 Catechism. Wed., Feb. 17:4-5:30 p.m. Grade 8 Catechism; 7:30 p.m. Holy Communion at Trinity. Thurs., Feb. 18:7:30 p.m. LWML. Sun., Feb. 21:10:30 a.m. Divine Service; 4-5:30 p.m. "Myth or Faith?" Tri-Parish Study. Thoughts for life I Information Provided By Local MCCL Written By Carol Karels A pro-life group in your church will make a big difference in the fight for life. Begin by identifying other pro-lifers and obtaining support from your pastor. Have a meeting and be prepared for concerns he/she may have, find out the pastor's position on abortion. When a pro-life sermon is given and you hear criticism, support the pastor, thank him and encourage him. It can't be easy to stand up there and speak on a controversial subject even if it is the right thing to do. There are projects that can be done including a baby shower for abortion alternative groups in our area. (The closest that I'm aware of is Willmar and Morris). Conduct a fundraising drive so money can be raised to run educational ads for the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban or Child Custody Protection Act Media Education Campaign. Our local hospitals may even be in need of baby clothes for newborns whose mothers are not prepared. Senior citizens center news I Lloyd A. Sievers, President The Ortonville Senior Club will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17th at 1:15 p.m. at the Senior Center. Entertainment and lunch will follow. You do not have to be a member to attend. Everyone welcome. Birthdays II II I As Taken From The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar Tuesday, Feb. 16 Melissa Ann Johnson, Gen Davis, Larry Cartwright, Richard Kelzer, Ed Vollmer, Joyce Scherer, Andrew John Ness, Sharon Scoblic, Thomas Rausch Wednesday, Feb. 17 Ash Wednesday Jodelle Melander, Katie Lee Johnson, Arvilla Bergseth, Elizabeth Johnson, Joe Kraemer, Joseph Kellen, Cindy Scholberg Thursday, Feb. 18 Keith Tyson, Stephen Grosse Bley, Shar Petersen, Alyssa Wakeman, Alyssa Gustafson Friday, Feb. 19 Carol Ann Kockx, Myrtle M. Johnson, Richard James Anderson, Shawnda Johnson, Arlene Wiese, Becky Backstrand, Tyler James Dimberg Saturday, Feb. 20 Sara Streed Mathes, Stephanie Oison Voth, Wade Swezey, Shawna Speth, Mark Hamann, Devon Brecke, Greg Sotebeer, Kayla Sotebeer Sunday, Feb. 21 Greg Scheff, Jenny Streed, Jodi Frevert, Ana Marie Kelly, Ethan Henneberg Monday, Feb. 22 Washington's Birthday Susan Jane McCarthy, Harlan J. Parker, Myrtle Pomerenke, George Gimmestad, Vern Wakeman, Kory Rydberg, Debbie Vietzke Coursey, Sara Kraemer Tuesday, Feb. 23 Jayson Bogenreif, Lyn Holme Logelin, Anna Rothi, Kim Backstrand Klancke, Helen Danielson Breden, Patricia K. Shiek Taheri, Jim Klancke, Steve Kasper, Eric K. Burman, Alison Lundberg, Leonard Johnson, Michael David Karn American Heart sociation WERE RGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE Page 8b 00INDEPENDENT "... Think About These Things" by Rev. Wilfred C. Hansen PASTOR AT LARGE "A friend loveth at all times." Proverbs 17:17. "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's one s friends. John 15:13 One of God's most special gifts is the gift of friends and ship. I often recall an experience when I was called to funeral some years ago. I asked the person making the about her relationship with the deceased. Quickly she "Oh, we were on!y friends." That was 40 years ago, but those are still with me, Only friends...only friends... Friendship extremely close relationship. We should never say, "only friends." Reflect on: "The world is full of beauty - Sparkling seas, A garden in full bloom, The shape of trees, A child's eyes dancing With some new delight, A sky ablaze with stars All twinkling bright, , A sun-splashed meadow s gold, The rainbow's end... But more than these - the love Of friend for friend." - Katherine Davis Pray the following: With hearts filled with gratitude, we thank You, Lord our God, for gifting us with good friends. We are grateful for all those persons in our lives who have chosen us to be their friends. In sharing, we find our happiness expanded and our sorrow lightened, and, for this blessing we are indeed gratd:ul. Blessed are You, God of Unity, for entering our lives through friendship. Make us, we pray, worthy of such a gift by being faithful, but non-possessive, by being loyal but honest and by being ever grateful for the gift of good friends. Blessed are You, Lord our GOd, who gifts us with the joys of friendship." Amen. - Edward Hays Extension report John Cunningham, County Extension Director 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 PRODUCERS FACING ECONOMIC STRESS CAN LEARN FROM CHILDREN Scan Brotherson, extension family science specialist at NDSU, Fargo, prepared today's material. Asking for help can be difficult for farmers and ranchers, even in the midst of the current agricultural crisis, because many feel they are admitting defeat. How might producers overcome their reluctance? By observing children according to Brotherson. Children are willing to seek help when they need it. As adults and parents, that's something we need to re-learn from them. We need to be willing to go to those sources of assistance that are available and then be willing to receive their input into our situation. By recently participating in a statewide series of workshops sponsored by the NDSU Extension Service, Brotherson encountered much of the 'I can handle this on my own' mentality. At one meeting, a young farmer said, "It's not exactly manly to run down the street to your neighbor when you're facing a problem to get his help with all that you're facing." Unfortunately, by refusing to seek assistance, producers are creating unnecessary barriers for themselves and their families. While help may seem like talking about problems actually leads to clearer, informed, decisions. Sharing a problem really think through how to particular concern, and it others to contribute thei encouragement and su you're facing challenges. This type of social critical. Not only does it feedback, the a sense of relief. It's like a trampoline The people you talk bounce back a little bit. cope better than if it all on your own. What's New in Crops What's New in Crops scheduled for Wednesday, 24th at the Hi Way Inn care at 1:00 p.m. and on 26th at the Milan Legion and Boyd City Hall Topics include: production; New sprayer drift retardant additives Round Up; Crop outlook and planting intentions; soybean herbicides; Potential alternative rent survey results; strategies; New wheat varieties; and Manure plans. : Comfortable Reading "Newspapers come into your home, almost like part of your greet them in your bathrobe, carry them into with them in the den. They may be the only companions you with you into the bathroom." - ASNE Bulletin, a publication produced by managing r Looking for the right renter...for a three bedroom apartment home on Second Street in Ortonville, excellent location overlooking Big Stone Lake. If willing to answer the phone part time, rent minimal. Available in April or May. If interested, call Brett Jacobsen in Ortonville. Brett Larson Funeral Home "True to A Sacred Trust" Ortonville Graceville Clinton Browns 839-2588 748-7119 325-5215 695-22 Tuesday, ii i i, Rt00,[R, FqU[R [00VtNC i i KINGDOM HALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonville Thomas Wood, Presiding Overseer Sun: l0 a.m. Public Meeting and Watchtower Study. Tues: 7:30 p.m. Book Study. Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Theocratic Ministry School and Meeting to Help Us Make Disciples. ARTICHOKE LAKE BAPTIST (13 miles north of Correli) (320) 596-2300 Rev. Timothy J. Blackman, Pastor Sunday: Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship at 10:45 a.m. 2nd & 4th Sundays: l p.m. Praise Service. 2nd & 4th Thursdays: 7:30 p.m. Bible Study. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN AIban Township (Missouri Synod) Rev. Robert Behling, Pastor Sunday: 8:45 aim. Church Service; 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD Pastor: Fr. Ray Otto, OSB - 605/432-4623 Administrator # 605/862-8319 Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m. ASSEMBLY OF GOD 510 Burdick, Ortonville Phone 839-3021 Tom Werner, Pastor Wed: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a,m. Worship. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN Marietta Steve Olson, Pastor Sun: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School. ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN Nassau Steve Olson Sun: 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 13 miles north on Co. #25, 1-1/2 miles west of Correll in Artichoke Township .......... John Glass, Pastor (507) 532-3113 Sat: 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School; 1 l:00 a.m. Worship. Sun: 6:00 a.m. WCCO Ch. 5 or KCCO Ch. 7 "It Is Written" speaker: Mark Finley; 6:00 a.m. "The Quiet Hour" WNAX, Yankton, SD, Bill Tucker, speaker; 9:30 a.m. "The Voice of Prophecy" WNAX, Yankton, SD, speaker/director tannic Melashenko. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 716 SW 5th St. Willmar, MN (320) 235-2442 President Elder Grant McKinney Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sacrament Service; 11:30 a.m. Classes. Visitors Center open Sunday- Friday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. CHRIST EPISCOPAL Milbank, SD First and Third Sunday of Month Holy Eucharist. All other Sundays morning prayer. 9 a.m. - All Services CORRELL UNITED METHODIST Rev. Larry Kasten Sun: 8:15 a.m. Morning Worship. ZION LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Wed., Feb. 17:6:15 p.m. Joint Choir; 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service. Thurs., Feb. 18:9 a.m. Sunshine Crafters; ll a.m. art. Area Ministerial Assn; 4 p.m. ARC meet- ing. Sun., Feb. 21:9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service followed by Benefit Luncheon for Kathy Wiseman. EIDSKOG LUTHERAN Ortunville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Wed., Feb. 17: 6:15 p.m. Joint Choir meets at Zion; 8 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service followed by Church Council. Thurs., Feb. 18: l p.m. Do Day. Sun., Feb. 21:9 a.m. Worship Service; l0 a.m. Sunday School; 11:30 p.m. Benefit Luncheon for Kathy Wiseman at Zion. ORTONVILLE UNITED METHODIST Ortonville Rev. Larry Kast, en, Pastor Wed: 9:30 a.m. Prayer Group at Marie's; 3:45 p.m. Confirmation Class; 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service; 8 p.m. Choir practice. Thurs: 12 noon Men's Study at Hasslen Const.; 1 p.m. Communion at Northridge. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 May the mystery of faith unfold to protect and provide your family with peace. iiiiiiiii I .w These Weekly Church Notices, Courtesy the following firms Come and Worship THE LORD Enjoy the Fellowship Tom's Service, Odessa, MN iiii iii i PRO AUTO We BuI[cl Toys for the Big Boys. Ortonville, MN . (320) 839-2911 I L L I I I l I I U.S. FANCY HONEY ELLINGSON'S INC ODESSA, MN 56276 'BIG' ,sTONE ..... COOPERATIVE Clinton . Ortonville. Milbank 1-800-325-1132 or (320) 325-5466 i THOLE DISTRIBUTING ORTONVILLE I I Ortonville Independent CLIH'[QH G,O.-OP ..... FARM ERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION Ran Schlimme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325-5404 Clinton State Bank THE BANK THAT UNDERSTANDS FbJ- CLINTON a.m. Sunday School. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonville Daniel L. Hermanson, Pastor Tues: 7 a.m Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love - 25th Anniversary. Wed: 7 a.m. 8th & 9th Gr. Confirmation; l0 a.m. Staff; 3 p.m. Caring Friends; 3:15 p.m. Children's Choir; 5:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Holy Communion; 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Holy Communion; 8 p.m. Sr. Choir. Thurs: 12 noon Brown Bag. Fri: h30 p.m. Northridge. Sun: 8:15 a.m. Worship - New Member Sunday; 9:15 a.m. SS, New Member Reception; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 4:30 p.m. KDIO Broadcast. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST OrtonviUe Kory Tedrick, Pastor Tues: 1:30 p.m. Bible Study at Jeanne Berg's. Wed: 7 p.m. AWANA & Kids for Christ; 8:30 p.m. Choir practice. Fri: 12 noon Men of Integrity (Pizza Ranch). Sun: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7 p.m. Experiencing God Study (Tedrick's home) Youth Group. Man: 12 noon Women's Lunch Bunch (Pizza Ranch); 7 p.m. Weigh Down (Fireside room). ZION UNITED METHODIST Bellingham Rev. Jan Marburger, Pastor Tues., Feb. 16:12-3 p.m. Text Study, Montevideo UMC. Wed., Feb. 17:7:30 p.m. Parish Ash Wednesday Service in Bellingham. Fri., Feb. 19:9:30 Bible Study at Minnie Schellberg home. Sun., Feb. 21:8 a.m. Worship - UMW Sunday, followed by Coffee Fellowship. TRINITY LUTHERAN Walter Twp., Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich Feb. 17:9 a.m. Bible Study; 4:15 p.m. Confirmation Class (SP); 7:30 p.m. Lenten Service (SP). Feb. 21:9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Divine Service; 7 p.m. ACT Video for Trinity and St. Peter's ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Bellingham Pastor Robert A. Friedrich Feb. 15-20:7:30 or 7:35 a.m. "By the Way" on KDIO radio. Feb. 17:4:15 p.m. Confirmation Classes; 7:30 p.m. Lenten Service. Feb. 21:9 a.m. Divine Service; 10 a.m. Sunday School; 12:30 p.m. Lutheran Hour, KLQP. ***** TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Richard Boehnke, Pastor Tues., Feb. 16: Circles; 7 p.m. Life Light. Wed., Feb. 17:2 & 6 p.m. Life Light; 3:30-5 p.m. 9th Gr. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service (Communion). Thurs., Feb. 18:1 p.m. Northridge Bible Study; 1:30 p.m. Quilting Sun., Feb. 21:8:30 & 11 a.m. Divine Services; 9:45 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class; 9:45 a.m. 6th, 7th, 8th Gr. Catechism; 9:45 a.m. AAL; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast. Man., Feb. 22: Preschool screen- ing; 7 p.m. Sunday School Teachers' meeting. ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN Ortonviile Rev. David Hinrichs, Pastor Wed., Feb. 17:7:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Lenten Adventure. Fri., Feb. 19:2 p.m. Sew & So. Sat., Feb. 20:7 a.m. Men's Promise Keepers Breakfast; 10 a.m. Parish Confirmation at Abiding Faith; 4:30 p.m. Northridge Service. Sun., Feb. 21: 9:15 a.m. Adventure Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Adventure Worship - Cultivating Vital Friendships. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonville Rev. Duane Lookingbill, Pastor unday: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Worship. TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD R. Karl Watkins, Pastor Sunday, Feb. 21:9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School and Confirmation. Man., Feb. 22:9:30 a.m. Sewing; 12 noon Bible Study. Brown bag lunch. TRINITY LUTHERAN Odessa Rev. Edwin Parker, Pastor Wed., Feb. 17:4-5:30 p.m. Grade 8 Catechism at Grace; 7:30 p.m. Holy Communion. Sat., Feb. 20:6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study & Sunday School; 7:30 p.m. Divine Service. Sun., Feb. 21:4-5:30 p.m. "Myth or Faith?" Tri-Parish Study at Grace; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study. GRACE LUTHERAN Correll Rev. Edwin Parker, Pastor Tues., Feb. 16:4-5:30 p.m. Grade 7 Catechism. Wed., Feb. 17:4-5:30 p.m. Grade 8 Catechism; 7:30 p.m. Holy Communion at Trinity. Thurs., Feb. 18:7:30 p.m. LWML. Sun., Feb. 21:10:30 a.m. Divine Service; 4-5:30 p.m. "Myth or Faith?" Tri-Parish Study. Thoughts for life I Information Provided By Local MCCL Written By Carol Karels A pro-life group in your church will make a big difference in the fight for life. Begin by identifying other pro-lifers and obtaining support from your pastor. Have a meeting and be prepared for concerns he/she may have, find out the pastor's position on abortion. When a pro-life sermon is given and you hear criticism, support the pastor, thank him and encourage him. It can't be easy to stand up there and speak on a controversial subject even if it is the right thing to do. There are projects that can be done including a baby shower for abortion alternative groups in our area. (The closest that I'm aware of is Willmar and Morris). Conduct a fundraising drive so money can be raised to run educational ads for the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban or Child Custody Protection Act Media Education Campaign. Our local hospitals may even be in need of baby clothes for newborns whose mothers are not prepared. Senior citizens center news I Lloyd A. Sievers, President The Ortonville Senior Club will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17th at 1:15 p.m. at the Senior Center. Entertainment and lunch will follow. You do not have to be a member to attend. Everyone welcome. Birthdays II II I As Taken From The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar Tuesday, Feb. 16 Melissa Ann Johnson, Gen Davis, Larry Cartwright, Richard Kelzer, Ed Vollmer, Joyce Scherer, Andrew John Ness, Sharon Scoblic, Thomas Rausch Wednesday, Feb. 17 Ash Wednesday Jodelle Melander, Katie Lee Johnson, Arvilla Bergseth, Elizabeth Johnson, Joe Kraemer, Joseph Kellen, Cindy Scholberg Thursday, Feb. 18 Keith Tyson, Stephen Grosse Bley, Shar Petersen, Alyssa Wakeman, Alyssa Gustafson Friday, Feb. 19 Carol Ann Kockx, Myrtle M. Johnson, Richard James Anderson, Shawnda Johnson, Arlene Wiese, Becky Backstrand, Tyler James Dimberg Saturday, Feb. 20 Sara Streed Mathes, Stephanie Oison Voth, Wade Swezey, Shawna Speth, Mark Hamann, Devon Brecke, Greg Sotebeer, Kayla Sotebeer Sunday, Feb. 21 Greg Scheff, Jenny Streed, Jodi Frevert, Ana Marie Kelly, Ethan Henneberg Monday, Feb. 22 Washington's Birthday Susan Jane McCarthy, Harlan J. Parker, Myrtle Pomerenke, George Gimmestad, Vern Wakeman, Kory Rydberg, Debbie Vietzke Coursey, Sara Kraemer Tuesday, Feb. 23 Jayson Bogenreif, Lyn Holme Logelin, Anna Rothi, Kim Backstrand Klancke, Helen Danielson Breden, Patricia K. Shiek Taheri, Jim Klancke, Steve Kasper, Eric K. Burman, Alison Lundberg, Leonard Johnson, Michael David Karn American Heart sociation WERE RGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE Page 8b 00INDEPENDENT "... Think About These Things" by Rev. Wilfred C. Hansen PASTOR AT LARGE "A friend loveth at all times." Proverbs 17:17. "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's one s friends. John 15:13 One of God's most special gifts is the gift of friends and ship. I often recall an experience when I was called to funeral some years ago. I asked the person making the about her relationship with the deceased. Quickly she "Oh, we were on!y friends." That was 40 years ago, but those are still with me, Only friends...only friends... Friendship extremely close relationship. We should never say, "only friends." Reflect on: "The world is full of beauty - Sparkling seas, A garden in full bloom, The shape of trees, A child's eyes dancing With some new delight, A sky ablaze with stars All twinkling bright, , A sun-splashed meadow s gold, The rainbow's end... But more than these - the love Of friend for friend." - Katherine Davis Pray the following: With hearts filled with gratitude, we thank You, Lord our God, for gifting us with good friends. We are grateful for all those persons in our lives who have chosen us to be their friends. In sharing, we find our happiness expanded and our sorrow lightened, and, for this blessing we are indeed gratd:ul. Blessed are You, God of Unity, for entering our lives through friendship. Make us, we pray, worthy of such a gift by being faithful, but non-possessive, by being loyal but honest and by being ever grateful for the gift of good friends. Blessed are You, Lord our GOd, who gifts us with the joys of friendship." Amen. - Edward Hays Extension report John Cunningham, County Extension Director 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 PRODUCERS FACING ECONOMIC STRESS CAN LEARN FROM CHILDREN Scan Brotherson, extension family science specialist at NDSU, Fargo, prepared today's material. Asking for help can be difficult for farmers and ranchers, even in the midst of the current agricultural crisis, because many feel they are admitting defeat. How might producers overcome their reluctance? By observing children according to Brotherson. Children are willing to seek help when they need it. As adults and parents, that's something we need to re-learn from them. We need to be willing to go to those sources of assistance that are available and then be willing to receive their input into our situation. By recently participating in a statewide series of workshops sponsored by the NDSU Extension Service, Brotherson encountered much of the 'I can handle this on my own' mentality. At one meeting, a young farmer said, "It's not exactly manly to run down the street to your neighbor when you're facing a problem to get his help with all that you're facing." Unfortunately, by refusing to seek assistance, producers are creating unnecessary barriers for themselves and their families. While help may seem like talking about problems actually leads to clearer, informed, decisions. Sharing a problem really think through how to particular concern, and it others to contribute thei encouragement and su you're facing challenges. This type of social critical. Not only does it feedback, the a sense of relief. It's like a trampoline The people you talk bounce back a little bit. cope better than if it all on your own. What's New in Crops What's New in Crops scheduled for Wednesday, 24th at the Hi Way Inn care at 1:00 p.m. and on 26th at the Milan Legion and Boyd City Hall Topics include: production; New sprayer drift retardant additives Round Up; Crop outlook and planting intentions; soybean herbicides; Potential alternative rent survey results; strategies; New wheat varieties; and Manure plans. : Comfortable Reading "Newspapers come into your home, almost like part of your greet them in your bathrobe, carry them into with them in the den. They may be the only companions you with you into the bathroom." - ASNE Bulletin, a publication produced by managing r Looking for the right renter...for a three bedroom apartment home on Second Street in Ortonville, excellent location overlooking Big Stone Lake. If willing to answer the phone part time, rent minimal. Available in April or May. If interested, call Brett Jacobsen in Ortonville. Brett Larson Funeral Home "True to A Sacred Trust" Ortonville Graceville Clinton Browns 839-2588 748-7119 325-5215 695-22 Tuesday,