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-,// Rl00ll[ll, fllll[ll liVId8 ./ ( , ,, KINGDOM HALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonville Sun: 10 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 Correll) Pastor Robert Gravley Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; l0 a.m. Services. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN Alban Township (6 miles east, 1-1/2 miles south of Milbank, SD) (LCMS) Vicar Kim Kanitz, 605-623-4281 Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. Tuesday: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Bible Class. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD Pastor: Ft. Ray Otto, OSB - 605/432-4623 Office Manager: 605/862-8319 Mass Time: Sunday 9:00 a.m. LIVING HOPE FELLOWSHIP 510 Burdick, Ortonville Phone 839-3021 Pastor David Homrighausen Wed: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer. Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Praise and Worship. ***** ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 13 miles north on Co. #25, 1-1/2 miles west of Correil in Artichoke Township Pastor A. Raduly Elder Dennis Lund (320) 596-2117 Sat: 10 a.m. Sabbath School; 11:00 a.m. Worship. Sun: 6:00 a.m. WCCO Ch. 4 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 Lonnie Melashenko. 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. ST. JOHN'S, ST. JOSEPH'S & ST. JAMES' Ortonville, Rosen, Nassau Father Robert Goblirsch ST. JOHN'S - ORTONVILLE Mon., Feb. 24:7 a.m. Mass. Wed., Feb. 26:9:30 a.m. Mass; 5:30-6:45 p.m. YM Executive Meeting; 7-8:15 p.m. Classes-6th- l lth. Fri., Feb. 28:8 a.m. Mass. Sat., Mar. 1 : 5 p.m. Mass. Sun., Mar. 2:8:10 Rosary; 8:30 a.m. Mass; Classes-Pre-School, During 8:30 Mass: 9:30-10:45 a.m. Classes-K-5th. Rosary 7:30 a.m. Mon.. Wed.. and Fri. ST JOSEPH'S - ROSEN Tue., Feb. 25:8:30 a.m. Mass. Wed.. Feb. 26:6 p.m. Youth Group; 7:30-8:45 p.m. Classes-7th- 9th. Thurs, Feb. 27:8:30 a.m. Mass. Sun., Mar. 2:10:30 a.m Mass; 9:55-11 a.m. Classes-Pre-School-6th ST. JAMES' - NASSAU Sat.. Mar. 1:7:30 p.m. Mass. ZION LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfi Wed., Feb. 26:3:30 p.m. 9th grade Confirmation; 4:30 p.m. 8th grade Confirmation. Sun., Mar. 2:9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Service and Holy Communion; 2 p.m. Conference Assembly at Chokio. EIDSKOG LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Rev. Mona Gausman Wed., Feb. 26:3:30 p.m. 9th grade Confirmation; 4:30 p.m. 8th grade Confirmation. Thurs., Feb. 27:1 p.m. Do-Day. Sun., Mar. 2:9 a.m. Service and Holy Communion: 10 a.m. Sunday School; 2 p.m. Conference Assembly at Chokio. May the mystery of faith unfold to protect and provide your family with peace. These Weekly Church Notices Courtesy of the Following Firms... Steven G. Winther, DDS FAMILY DENTISTRY Ortonville, MN 320.839.2596 PRO AUTO Quality Used Autos ~ Complete Auto Body Ortonville, MN 320.839.2911 DAN KAFKA Personalized Weight Loss 320.839.3401 www.dletwlthdan.com 1-877-905-2462 BIG STONE COOPERATIVE Clinton Ortonville Milbank 1-800-325-1132 or 320-325-5466 THOLE DISTRIBUTING ORTONVILLE The Ortonville Independent CLINTON CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION - 3 Ran Schlimme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325-5404 Clinton State Bank THE BANK THAT UNDERSTANDS CLINTON, MN ZION UNITED METHODIST Bellingham Rev. Jon Marburger, Pastor Wed., Feb. 26:9:30 a.m. Bible Study; 7 p.m. Church Council, Thurs., Feb. 27:7 p.m. Parish Witness Study Glimsdal's Sun., Mar. 2:9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m Coffee Fellowship; 2:30 p.m. Bowling in Madison. Wed., Mar. 5: Ash Wed. Service at Madison 7 p.m. Support 6 p.m. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST Ortonviile Todd Dahlgren, Pastor Jim Hasslen, Youth Pastor Tue: 7:30 a.m. "Lifeline" Prayer Time; 4 and 9 p.m. "Life Words" on Channel 3. Wed: 9:15 a.m. "Life Words" on KDIO Radio;3:45-4:45 p.m. Youth Bible Study; 7 p.m. AWANA; 7 p.m. "Life Lessons" Mid-week Service. Thurs: 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible Study (Fireside Room). Fri: 9:15 a.m. "Life Words" On KDIO Radio; 12 p.m. Men of Integrity (Pizza Ranch); 1 and 7 p.m. "Life Words" on Channel 3. Sat: 1 and 7 p.m. "Life Words" on Channel 3. Sun: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/ Communion/Children's Church; 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. "Life Words" on Channel 3; 6-7 p.m. Jr. High Youth Group; 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sr. High Youth Group; 7 p.m. "Making Marriage Work" Series (Fireside Room). TRINITY LUTHERAN Waiter Twp., BelUngham Pastor James Hesse Sun: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Bellingham Pastor James Hesse Wed: 4:15 p.m. Confirmation. Sun: 9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School. ***** TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD R. Karl Watkins, Pastor Wed., Feb. 26: 5 p.m. Confirmation Class. Sun., Mar. 2:9:30 a.m. "Tabor Day" Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Task Force; "Tabor Day" Pot Luck Dinner with Exchange Student. PEACE EV. LUTHERAN WELS 1501 Aspen Drive Milbank, SD Jason Schulz, Pastor Wed: 4 p.m. Confirmation Class; 6:30 p.m. Choir; 7:15 p.m. Bible Study. Sun: 8:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonviile Marlene Elmstrom, Pastor Feb. 25:7 a.m. Squares; 1:30 p.m. Pastor's Text Study; 3:30 p.m. Executive Pre-Planning Meeting; 5 p.m. Parish Relations Committee. Feb. 26:8:30 a.m. Day of Love; 9:15 a.m. Staff Meeting; 3:15 p.m. Children's Choir; 3:30 p.m. Confirmation, Year 1; 4 p.m. Candlefire; 4:45 p.m. Confirmation, Year 2; 5:30 p.m. Video Broadcast; 6 p.m. Steeple People. Feb. 27:11 a.m. Northridge Bible Study; 4:30 p.m. FELCW Leader Study. Feb. 28:7 p.m. Women's Retreat. Mar. 2:8:15 a.m. Worship, Communion; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Study; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Communion; 4:30 p.m. KDIO Broadcast. Mar. 3:6:30 p.m. Pre-Council Planning; 7 p.m. Council Meeting. Mar. 4:7 a.m. Squares; 1:30 p.m. Pastor's Text Study; 7 p.m. Circle 1. ORTONVILLE UNITED METHODIST Ortonville Rev. Larry Kasten, Pastor Tue: 3:30 p.m. Hymn-sing at Northridge with Communion. Wed: 3:30 p.m. Confirmation; 7 p.m. Choir Practice. Thurs: 7 p.m. Bible Study. Sat: 10:30 a.m. Bible Study at Northridge. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonviile Mar. 2:10:45 a.m. Worship, Karen Evenson Worship Leader; Communion; Potluck following Worship. Mar. 9:10:45 a.m. Worship, Lynn Thomas  Worship Leader. TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Richard Boehnke, Pastor Tue., Feb. 25:7 p.m. Sunday School Teachers' Meeting. Wed., Feb. 26:1 p.m. Northridge Communion; 3:45-5:15 p.m. 9th Gr. Confirmation. Thurs., Feb. 27: Preschool Training. Fri., Feb. 28: Preschool Training. Sun., Mar. 2:9 a.m. Divine Service; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Class; 10:15 a.m. 6th, 7th, 8th Gr. Catechism; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast. Men., Mar. 3:7 p.m. LifeLight; 7:30 p.m. Elders. ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. David Hinrichs, Pastor Wed., Feb. 26:5:15 p.m. Wings; 5:30 p.m. Confirmation Class; 7 p.m. Choir; 7:45 p.m. Bible Study. Thurs., Feb. 27:2 p.m. Sew and So. Sat., Mar. 1:7 a.m. Men's Breakfast; 7:30-9 p.m. Church Open for Prayer; 8 p.m. Group Prayer. Sun., Mar. 2: 50-Day Adventure Begins; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:45 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion; 6 p.m. FLY. Thoughts for life II I Chuck Colson wrote fifteen years ago that in 1856 the Supreme Court held that slaves were property; slave holders were free to keep them in any federal territory. This was the Dred "... Think About These Things" by Rev. Wilfred C. Hansen PASTOR AT LARGE "Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a hatred with it. To make an apt answer is a joy to a word in season, how good it is! Good news refreshes the portions of Our words, actions and attitudes influence others. We powerful influence on others. A scowl and an unkind negative person can ruin an entire day. It is also true from a cheerful person can brighten an entire day. I suggest that you reflect on the influence that you have The following poem by Steward I. Long can be most hel Someone started the whole day wrong - was it you? Someone robbed the day of its song - was it you? Early this moming someone frowned; Someone sulked until others scowled, And soon harsh words were passed around - was it you? Someone started the clay aright - was it you? Someone made it happy and bright - was it you? Early this morning,we are told, Someone smiled, and all through the day This smile encouraged young and old - was it you? The following meditation by St. Francis is an excellent day: I arise today through God's strength to pilot me; God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me, God's word to speak to me, God's hand to guard me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me. Scott decision and just as unconscionable as Roe v. Wade but it became a law of the land. There was public outrage but the law was never reversed by the Supreme Court. It took the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution to bring an end to slavery. Is another Amendment needed to end abortion? Are we challenge? Are !jou hidin9 !00our bah!j? Don't panic - you are not alone. There is a sa00e place for your newborn. For information call 612.317.2895 www. safepl acefornewborns.com Wouldn't you want it located at the busiest intersection in the Ortonville area? Traffic: The Competitive Advantage Because we offer fresh news, our online readers keep coming back and they read an average of four pages of the online edition. The Value of Keeping it Local The ortonvilleindependent.com deliv- ers what online users crave--news. But not just any news, it's news about our community. No one else on the entire World Wide Web delivers the local news, local sports, local events, local photos, local information and advertising like we do. When people search the web to find out what's happening in the Or- tonville area they look to the Inde- pendent's online edition, ortonvillein- dependent.corn The ortonvilleindependent.com is reg- istered on over 200 search engines and updated monthly. Because "we get tbund", this community that we serve also gets promoted. You too can reach the world by adver- tising locally. Gain the advantage of the Independent's high traffic and loyal readers; advertise your website on our website. Find out more----call today, but hurry ad space is limited. www.ortonvilleindependent.com WEB TRENDS for SEPTEMBER 2002: Entire Site Hits 72,684 Average Hits Per Day 2,422 Page Views 12,741 Visitors 2,399 And growing! Ortonville Independent (320) 839-6163 Page 8b INDEPENDENT Tuesday, -,// Rl00ll[ll, fllll[ll liVId8 ./ ( , ,, KINGDOM HALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonville Sun: 10 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 Correll) Pastor Robert Gravley Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; l0 a.m. Services. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN Alban Township (6 miles east, 1-1/2 miles south of Milbank, SD) (LCMS) Vicar Kim Kanitz, 605-623-4281 Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. Tuesday: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Bible Class. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD Pastor: Ft. Ray Otto, OSB - 605/432-4623 Office Manager: 605/862-8319 Mass Time: Sunday 9:00 a.m. LIVING HOPE FELLOWSHIP 510 Burdick, Ortonville Phone 839-3021 Pastor David Homrighausen Wed: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer. Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Praise and Worship. ***** ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 13 miles north on Co. #25, 1-1/2 miles west of Correil in Artichoke Township Pastor A. Raduly Elder Dennis Lund (320) 596-2117 Sat: 10 a.m. Sabbath School; 11:00 a.m. Worship. Sun: 6:00 a.m. WCCO Ch. 4 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 Lonnie Melashenko. 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. ST. JOHN'S, ST. JOSEPH'S & ST. JAMES' Ortonville, Rosen, Nassau Father Robert Goblirsch ST. JOHN'S - ORTONVILLE Mon., Feb. 24:7 a.m. Mass. Wed., Feb. 26:9:30 a.m. Mass; 5:30-6:45 p.m. YM Executive Meeting; 7-8:15 p.m. Classes-6th- l lth. Fri., Feb. 28:8 a.m. Mass. Sat., Mar. 1 : 5 p.m. Mass. Sun., Mar. 2:8:10 Rosary; 8:30 a.m. Mass; Classes-Pre-School, During 8:30 Mass: 9:30-10:45 a.m. Classes-K-5th. Rosary 7:30 a.m. Mon.. Wed.. and Fri. ST JOSEPH'S - ROSEN Tue., Feb. 25:8:30 a.m. Mass. Wed.. Feb. 26:6 p.m. Youth Group; 7:30-8:45 p.m. Classes-7th- 9th. Thurs, Feb. 27:8:30 a.m. Mass. Sun., Mar. 2:10:30 a.m Mass; 9:55-11 a.m. Classes-Pre-School-6th ST. JAMES' - NASSAU Sat.. Mar. 1:7:30 p.m. Mass. ZION LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfi Wed., Feb. 26:3:30 p.m. 9th grade Confirmation; 4:30 p.m. 8th grade Confirmation. Sun., Mar. 2:9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Service and Holy Communion; 2 p.m. Conference Assembly at Chokio. EIDSKOG LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Shalom Kropfl Rev. Mona Gausman Wed., Feb. 26:3:30 p.m. 9th grade Confirmation; 4:30 p.m. 8th grade Confirmation. Thurs., Feb. 27:1 p.m. Do-Day. Sun., Mar. 2:9 a.m. Service and Holy Communion: 10 a.m. Sunday School; 2 p.m. Conference Assembly at Chokio. May the mystery of faith unfold to protect and provide your family with peace. These Weekly Church Notices Courtesy of the Following Firms... Steven G. Winther, DDS FAMILY DENTISTRY Ortonville, MN 320.839.2596 PRO AUTO Quality Used Autos ~ Complete Auto Body Ortonville, MN 320.839.2911 DAN KAFKA Personalized Weight Loss 320.839.3401 www.dletwlthdan.com 1-877-905-2462 BIG STONE COOPERATIVE Clinton Ortonville Milbank 1-800-325-1132 or 320-325-5466 THOLE DISTRIBUTING ORTONVILLE The Ortonville Independent CLINTON CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION - 3 Ran Schlimme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325-5404 Clinton State Bank THE BANK THAT UNDERSTANDS CLINTON, MN ZION UNITED METHODIST Bellingham Rev. Jon Marburger, Pastor Wed., Feb. 26:9:30 a.m. Bible Study; 7 p.m. Church Council, Thurs., Feb. 27:7 p.m. Parish Witness Study Glimsdal's Sun., Mar. 2:9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m Coffee Fellowship; 2:30 p.m. Bowling in Madison. Wed., Mar. 5: Ash Wed. Service at Madison 7 p.m. Support 6 p.m. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST Ortonviile Todd Dahlgren, Pastor Jim Hasslen, Youth Pastor Tue: 7:30 a.m. "Lifeline" Prayer Time; 4 and 9 p.m. "Life Words" on Channel 3. Wed: 9:15 a.m. "Life Words" on KDIO Radio;3:45-4:45 p.m. Youth Bible Study; 7 p.m. AWANA; 7 p.m. "Life Lessons" Mid-week Service. Thurs: 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible Study (Fireside Room). Fri: 9:15 a.m. "Life Words" On KDIO Radio; 12 p.m. Men of Integrity (Pizza Ranch); 1 and 7 p.m. "Life Words" on Channel 3. Sat: 1 and 7 p.m. "Life Words" on Channel 3. Sun: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/ Communion/Children's Church; 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. "Life Words" on Channel 3; 6-7 p.m. Jr. High Youth Group; 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sr. High Youth Group; 7 p.m. "Making Marriage Work" Series (Fireside Room). TRINITY LUTHERAN Waiter Twp., BelUngham Pastor James Hesse Sun: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Bellingham Pastor James Hesse Wed: 4:15 p.m. Confirmation. Sun: 9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School. ***** TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD R. Karl Watkins, Pastor Wed., Feb. 26: 5 p.m. Confirmation Class. Sun., Mar. 2:9:30 a.m. "Tabor Day" Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Task Force; "Tabor Day" Pot Luck Dinner with Exchange Student. PEACE EV. LUTHERAN WELS 1501 Aspen Drive Milbank, SD Jason Schulz, Pastor Wed: 4 p.m. Confirmation Class; 6:30 p.m. Choir; 7:15 p.m. Bible Study. Sun: 8:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonviile Marlene Elmstrom, Pastor Feb. 25:7 a.m. Squares; 1:30 p.m. Pastor's Text Study; 3:30 p.m. Executive Pre-Planning Meeting; 5 p.m. Parish Relations Committee. Feb. 26:8:30 a.m. Day of Love; 9:15 a.m. Staff Meeting; 3:15 p.m. Children's Choir; 3:30 p.m. Confirmation, Year 1; 4 p.m. Candlefire; 4:45 p.m. Confirmation, Year 2; 5:30 p.m. Video Broadcast; 6 p.m. Steeple People. Feb. 27:11 a.m. Northridge Bible Study; 4:30 p.m. FELCW Leader Study. Feb. 28:7 p.m. Women's Retreat. Mar. 2:8:15 a.m. Worship, Communion; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Study; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Communion; 4:30 p.m. KDIO Broadcast. Mar. 3:6:30 p.m. Pre-Council Planning; 7 p.m. Council Meeting. Mar. 4:7 a.m. Squares; 1:30 p.m. Pastor's Text Study; 7 p.m. Circle 1. ORTONVILLE UNITED METHODIST Ortonville Rev. Larry Kasten, Pastor Tue: 3:30 p.m. Hymn-sing at Northridge with Communion. Wed: 3:30 p.m. Confirmation; 7 p.m. Choir Practice. Thurs: 7 p.m. Bible Study. Sat: 10:30 a.m. Bible Study at Northridge. Sun: 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonviile Mar. 2:10:45 a.m. Worship, Karen Evenson Worship Leader; Communion; Potluck following Worship. Mar. 9:10:45 a.m. Worship, Lynn Thomas  Worship Leader. TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Richard Boehnke, Pastor Tue., Feb. 25:7 p.m. Sunday School Teachers' Meeting. Wed., Feb. 26:1 p.m. Northridge Communion; 3:45-5:15 p.m. 9th Gr. Confirmation. Thurs., Feb. 27: Preschool Training. Fri., Feb. 28: Preschool Training. Sun., Mar. 2:9 a.m. Divine Service; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Class; 10:15 a.m. 6th, 7th, 8th Gr. Catechism; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast. Men., Mar. 3:7 p.m. LifeLight; 7:30 p.m. Elders. ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. David Hinrichs, Pastor Wed., Feb. 26:5:15 p.m. Wings; 5:30 p.m. Confirmation Class; 7 p.m. Choir; 7:45 p.m. Bible Study. Thurs., Feb. 27:2 p.m. Sew and So. Sat., Mar. 1:7 a.m. Men's Breakfast; 7:30-9 p.m. Church Open for Prayer; 8 p.m. Group Prayer. Sun., Mar. 2: 50-Day Adventure Begins; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:45 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion; 6 p.m. FLY. Thoughts for life II I Chuck Colson wrote fifteen years ago that in 1856 the Supreme Court held that slaves were property; slave holders were free to keep them in any federal territory. This was the Dred "... Think About These Things" by Rev. Wilfred C. Hansen PASTOR AT LARGE "Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a hatred with it. To make an apt answer is a joy to a word in season, how good it is! Good news refreshes the portions of Our words, actions and attitudes influence others. We powerful influence on others. A scowl and an unkind negative person can ruin an entire day. It is also true from a cheerful person can brighten an entire day. I suggest that you reflect on the influence that you have The following poem by Steward I. Long can be most hel Someone started the whole day wrong - was it you? Someone robbed the day of its song - was it you? Early this moming someone frowned; Someone sulked until others scowled, And soon harsh words were passed around - was it you? Someone started the clay aright - was it you? Someone made it happy and bright - was it you? Early this morning,we are told, Someone smiled, and all through the day This smile encouraged young and old - was it you? The following meditation by St. Francis is an excellent day: I arise today through God's strength to pilot me; God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me, God's word to speak to me, God's hand to guard me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me. Scott decision and just as unconscionable as Roe v. Wade but it became a law of the land. There was public outrage but the law was never reversed by the Supreme Court. It took the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution to bring an end to slavery. Is another Amendment needed to end abortion? Are we challenge? Are !jou hidin9 !00our bah!j? Don't panic - you are not alone. There is a sa00e place for your newborn. For information call 612.317.2895 www. safepl acefornewborns.com Wouldn't you want it located at the busiest intersection in the Ortonville area? Traffic: The Competitive Advantage Because we offer fresh news, our online readers keep coming back and they read an average of four pages of the online edition. The Value of Keeping it Local The ortonvilleindependent.com deliv- ers what online users crave--news. But not just any news, it's news about our community. No one else on the entire World Wide Web delivers the local news, local sports, local events, local photos, local information and advertising like we do. When people search the web to find out what's happening in the Or- tonville area they look to the Inde- pendent's online edition, ortonvillein- dependent.corn The ortonvilleindependent.com is reg- istered on over 200 search engines and updated monthly. Because "we get tbund", this community that we serve also gets promoted. You too can reach the world by adver- tising locally. Gain the advantage of the Independent's high traffic and loyal readers; advertise your website on our website. Find out more----call today, but hurry ad space is limited. www.ortonvilleindependent.com WEB TRENDS for SEPTEMBER 2002: Entire Site Hits 72,684 Average Hits Per Day 2,422 Page Views 12,741 Visitors 2,399 And growing! Ortonville Independent (320) 839-6163 Page 8b INDEPENDENT Tuesday,