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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 Ortonvllle, MN 320.8,39.2911 Essentia Health Bellingham Farmers Mutual Telephone Co. Ortonuille, MN Two Pharmacists 320-839-6102 To Serve You! The OrtonviUe PRINTING ~ NEWS ~ ADVERTISING 320-568-2105 CLINTON CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION For All Your Graln Marketing and Handling Needs/ CLINTON, MN PHONE 32,5-5404 FRANDSEN BANK & TRUST frandsenbaak.oom MEMBER FDIC Clinton, MN - 325-5401 KINGDOM HALL CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES LATTER DAY SAINTS Ortonviile 716 SW 5th St. Wfllmar, MN Sun: 10 a.m. Public Meeting; 10:35 (320) 235-2442 a,m. Watchtower Study. President Elder Grant McKinney Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Bible Study; 8 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sacrament School and Service Meeting. Service; 11:30 a.m. Classes. * * * * Visitors Center open Sunday-Fri- ARTICHOKE LAKE BAPTIST day, 7 to 9 p.m. CHURCH CHRIST EPISCOPAL Artichoke Milbank, SD (13 miles N. of Correll) Rev. Marion Paulis Pastor Nate Roschen Sunday: 10 a.m. Service with Holy Sun: 10:30 a.m. Services. Eucharist. **** ***** LIVING HOPE FELLOWSHIP CORRELL UNITED ASSEMBLY OF GOD METHODIST 840 Pine Ave, US Hwy 75 Rev. Barb McKewin, Pastor Ortonville, MN 56278 Sun: 1 p.m. Worship. Phone 320-839-3021 * * * * * Pastor David Homrighausen PEACE EV. LUTHERAN First Monday of the month 6:30 WELS p.m. Women's group, last Monday of 1501 Aspen Drive the month 6:30 p.m. Men's group. Milbank, SD Sunday: 8:45 a.m. Sunday School; Jason Schulz, Pastor 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship; 6:30 Sun: 8:30 a.m. Worship. p.m. Youth Group. * * * * * Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Young adult ST. JOHN'S, ST. JOSEPH'S Bible study. & ST. JAMES' BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN Ortonville, Rosen, Nassau Alban Township Father Zachary Peterson (6 miles east, 1-1/2 miles south of ST. JOHN'S - ORTONVILLE Milbank, SD) Wed., March 19:9:30 a.m Mass- (LCMS) Northridge. Pastor Kim Kanitz, 605-623-4281 Fri., March 21:8 a.m. Mass. Sunday: 8:15 a.m. Services; 9:15 Sat., March 22:5 p.m. Mass. a.m. Sunday School. Sun., March 23:8:30 a.m. Mass. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY Mon., March 24:11 a.m. Mass. ADVENTIST ST. JOSEPH'S - ROSEN Directions: From Hwy. 12/75 junc- Tues., March 18:8:30 a.m. Mass. tion, approx. 12 miles east to Co. Thurs., March 20:7:30 p.m. Mass. Rd. 25, turn left (north) about 12 Sun., March 23:10:30 a.m. Mass. miles, church sign on left. ST. JAMES' - NASSAU Pastor Michael Jones Sat., March 22:7:30 p.m. Mass. 507-562-0330 * * * * * Sat: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study; 11 a.m. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED Church Service. CHURCH OF CHRIST * * * * Ortonville Karen Evenson, Pastor Help Clean Up Sun., March 23:10:45 a.m. Wor- Big Stone Lake The Two Halves of Life Last week I set an ambitious course for myself to discuss the spiritual life and its stages of growth. This topic has been written about by many people of all faith traditions and different religions. We all have our take on it and interpretations to fit our faith and our lives. One thing that strikes me however, is the similarity across the spectrum Of religions. Yes, our theology, our stories, our worship, and our sacred texts are dif- ferent, but from Christianity to Buddhism, Hinduism to Islam, when we speak of the spiritual life, we have a very similar tale to tell. Generally speaking, there are the two halves of life. They are both necessary and they are both good, as far as they go. They are not chrono- logical. Just as there are geniuses who graduate from college by the age of 12, there are spiritual geniuses who understand the spiritual life and they see God in everyone and everything. They move into mature reli- gion, or union with God, at a very early age. There are also people who are old chronologically, but very immature spiritually. This causes prob- lems as they age. They cling to the things of the first half of life and grow increasingly unhappy as they age and approach death. If you would allow me a small tangent, one thing that can remedy your fear of death is to buy your plot. Put up your stone. Put your name on it and visit it regularly. Stand there and look at the spot where your body will rest. Think about the people who will someday be looking at your grave while you are no longer here. If you feel a fear, this is OK., Talk to the Lord about it. He has it all taken care of, you know. Let go. Let go of all your clinging to the first half of life. Let go of your life. It is not about you anyway. Be free. If the first half of life is the Ten Commandments, the second half of life is the Eight Beatitudes. The Ten Commandments are a prescription. God is saying, "Do this, don't do that." The Beatitudes are a description. They describe the disciple and they are about being. God is saying, "If you are my disciple, you are pure, poor, merciful, meek, you will mourn and be persecuted. Your attitude in all this? JOY! Why? Because you see Me, you know Me, and desire to be with me above all other things. You live in My Kingdom NOW! You love others and see Me in them too, even wicked, vile people, because all are created in My image and you see my divine image stamped everywhere because I am everywhere and in all things." In the middle of these two is what some people call the "Loyal Sol- dier." The loyal soldier's job is to keep one secure, safe, and acceptable. He is very necessary in the first half of life. By the time most of us reach our 40's, the lessons of life and the sufferings we encounter pull us in a different direction. They tug us away from our black and white under- standing and simplistic illusions. Our soul yearns for deeper understand- ing and paradox. These struggles are called by some, a "dark night of the soul." They are occasions for choices and decisions. By examining these decisions and how we handle events in life, we can determin where we are in the spiritual life, or "our level." We don't want to approach this as a prideful manner however, as if to say I am better than you be- cause I am at level 5 and you are at level 2. No. My goal will be to make this a tool for you to understand and heal and to become free inside to let go of the first half of life so you can really live and truly be free. Until next week, peace be with you in all things. Page 10 TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH Ortonville Pastor Dennis B. O'Neill Tues., March 18:9:30 a.m. Fairway View Bible Study; 2 p.m. Anna Circle; 5:30 p.m. Stewardship; 8 p.m. Service Broadcast Channel 3. Wed., March 19:4 p.m. 7th and 8th Gr. Catechism; 7 p.m. Lenten Service. Thurs., March 20:9:30 a.m. Sarah Circle; 7 p.m. Sunday School Teachers. Sat., March 22:1 p.m.-3 p.m. Open Hose Bridal Shower for Bonnie-Joy Smith, in the Fellowship Hall. Sun., March 23:9 a.m. Divine Serv- ice; 10:15 a.m. Bible Class; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. 5th and 6th Grade Catechism; 10:15 a.m. LYF Bible Class Grade 7-12; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast KDIO 1350am. Mon., March 24:9 a.m. Quilting; 4:30 p.m. Northridge Devotions; 7 p.m. Life Light. ***** ZION UNITED METHODIST Bellingham Pastor Barb Wed., March 19:9 aan. Bible Study. Sun., March 23:9:30 a.m. Worship. Mon., March 24:9 a.m. Prayer Shawl TRINITY LUTHERAN Odessa Pastor-Thaine Kister Sat., March 22:9:30 a.m. Worship Service. ***** GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Correll Pastor - Thaine Kister Sun., March 23:9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. David Tonn Lead Minister Tues., March 18:7 a.m. Men's Bible Study; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love. Wed., March 19:9:30 a.m. TV Broadcast; 11:15 a.m. Lenten Gather- ing at Fairway View; 1:15 p.m. Lenten Worship at Northridge; 3:15 p.m. LA/DD; 3:30 p.m. Confirmation Gr. 7- 8; 5:30 p.m. TV Broadcast, Soup Sup- per; 6:20 p.m. Lenten Worship; 7 p.m. Senior Choir. Sun., March 23:9 a.m. Worship- Isaac Hodenfield Baptism-KDIO Broadcast; 10 a.m. Fellowship; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study. Tues., March 25:7 a.m. Men's Bible Study; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love. go* :g* ~ TRINITY LUTHERAN, ELCA Clinton Minister Bev McNeill Wed., March 19:9 a.m. Trinity Quilting; 4 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Confirmation; 5:30 p.m. Lenten Wor- ship; 6:15 p.m. Luther League Supper; 7 p:m. Priscilla Circle. Sun., March 23:9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Coffee Hour; 10:30 a.m. Group (All) at First UMC. Sun., March 23:9:45 a.m. Sunday School and coffee fellowship; 11 a.m. Worship Service. Mon., March 24:9 a.m. to 12 noon Pastor Amy's office hours at Tabor UMC; 9:30 a.m. Bible Study; 11 a.m. Sewing Group.... FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 803 Roy Street, Ortonville, MN 56278 Pastor Amy Atkins Wed., March 19:9 a.m. to 12 noon Pastor Amy's office hours at First UMC; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Meal at First UMC; 6:30 p.m. Lenten Worship at First UMC; 7 p.m. Youth Group (All) at First UMC. Thurs., March 20:7 p.m. Adminis- trative Board Meeting. Sun., March 23:9 a.m. Sunday School; 9:45 aan. Worship Service with fellowship following. ***** PARKVIEW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1101 South Second Street Milbank, SD 605-432-6718 Tues., March 18:9 a.m. to 12 noon Pastor Amy's office hours at Parkview UMC. Wed., March 19:12 noon-1 p.m. Lenten Gathering; 7 p.m. Youth Group (All) at First UMC; 7 p.m. Galatians Bible Study. Sun., March 23:8:30 a.m. Worship Service with fellowship. ***** TRINITY LUTHERAN Walter Twp., Bellingham Tues., March 18:9 a.m. Bible Study. Wed., March 19:7 p.m. Lent 2. Sun., March 23:8:30 a.m. Matins Worship; 9:30 a.m: Sunday School. LMobile meals March 17-21: Bob Yaeger March 24-28: Jan Eifealdt Schedules are subject to change. Prairie Five Menu Tuesday, March 18 Chicken in Cream Sauce over Pasta, Broccoli, Fruit Cocktail, Cake, Milk Wednesday, March 19 Meatloaf, Whole Parslied Potatoes, Country Blend Veg., Bread, Mandarin Oranges, Milk Thursday, March 20 Pork Chop, Rice, Applesauce, Car- rots, Dinner Roll, Fruit Crisp, Milk Friday, March 21 Vegetable Soup, Tuna Salad on Bun, Peaches, Crackers, Bar, Milk Worship. Monday, March 24 Wed., M~ch" a.mi' Trinity BBQ Pork, Peas, Tropical Fruit, Quilting; 4 p.m. 7th and 8th G~ade Bun, Cookie, Milk Confirmation; 5:30 p.m. Lenten Wor- Tuesday, March 25 ship; 6:15 p.m. Luther League Supper. HOLDEN LUTHERAN, ELCA Beardsley Minister Bey McNeill Wed., March 19:1-5 p.m. Quilting at Schoon's; 4 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Confirmation; 6 p.m. Supper; 7 p.m. Lenten Worship. Sun., March 23:8:45 a.m. Worship; 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. Wed., March 26:4 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Confirmation; 6 p.m. Supper; 7 p.m. Lenten Worship. ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN Ortonviile Rev. Richard Larson, Pastor Wed., March 19: 5:45 p.m. Wings/Pioneer Club. Thurs., March 20:2 p.m. Sew and So; 7 p.m. Prayer Team. Sun., March 23:9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Coffee; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST Ortonville Rev. Phillip Ostlund Wed., March 19:12 noon Mom's in Prayer; 6:30 p.m. AWANA. Thurs., March 20:9 a.m. Ladies Bible Study. Fri., March 21:12 noon Men of In- tegrity (Pizza Ranch) Sun., March 23:9:15 a.m. Learning for Life; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 6 p.m. Youth Group. ZION-EIDSKOG-SILOAH LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. John Ragan, Pastor Tues., March 18:11 a.m. Zion Wor- ship Broadcast; 5 p.m. Zion Worship Broadcast. Wed., March 19:10:45 a.m. Grace Home; 7 p.m. Lenten Worship at Eid- skog. Sun., M~ch 23:8 a.m. Zion Wor- ship; 9 a.m. Zion Sunday School; 9 a.m. Zion Coffee; 9:30 a.m. Eidskog Worship" with Holy Communion; 11 a.m. Siloah Worship. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC CHURCH 106 3rd Ave Big Stone City, SD 57216-0068 Office: C# 605-237-4701 Pastor Fr Daniel Woifgram Sun., March 23:9 a.m. Mass. TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD Pastor Amy Atkins Tues., March 18:6 p.m. Christian Women Group. Wed., March 19:5:30-6:30 p.m. Meal at First UMC; 6:30 p.m. Lenten Worship at First UMC; 7 p.m. Youth Chili, Pears, Lettuce, Dressing, Crackers, Pudding, Mill To reserve a meal, call Lakeside Apts. at (320) 839-3304 the day before you wish to eat. The suggested dona- tion for those 60+ is $3.75, and $6.35 for those under 60. Birthdays As taken from the Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar. Tuesday, March 18 David Hicks, Kevin Sutton, Heather Feldick, Abbie LaRae Krae- mer, Lisa Hinders, Drew Danielson, Raquel Nelson, Susan Backstrand, Kaitlyn Staut, Joshua Berger Wednesday, March 19 Janet Athey, Judith Gerhardt, DeWillis Anderson, Stephanie Raaf, Marcia Sandro, Kelly Kraemer, Louise Mortenson, Bodie Ronglien, Laurie Hillman, Ritchie Seidell, Tony Zuraff, Gabriel Hyatt, Elizabeth Davis, Aaron Twedt Thursday, March 20 Avinesh Chand, Wayne Benshoof, Terry Scherer, Joe Taffe, Keith Giese, Kelsey Mackey, Tyler Fredrichsen, Dorothy Raaf, Deborah L. Schiller, Jeff Danielson, Cierra Baker, Dan Kafka Friday, March 21 Sandi Amdt, Todd Scherer, Christo- pher Teske, Janiece Larsen, Jerod Huizenga, Greg Schoenbeck, Quinn Merrill Jurgens, Berton Morton, Jenna Wiese Saturday, March 22 Jeremy Iverson, Nickolas Thomas Nelson, Jason Berning, Kyrsten Marie Kottke Muniz, Toil Teske, Bob Cloos, Todd Thielke, Joanne Brown, Bill Will, Naomi Cameron Sunday, March 23 Nathan Larson, Nathaniel Har- mening, Kathy Kraemer Larson, Hans Zahrbock, Peter J. Hausauer, Adam Weber, Richard Smith, Bruce WeUen- doff, Kendall Gronholz, Courtney Weinke Block Monday, March 24 Mary Elizabeth Kaercher, Bob Brown, Michael Callahan, Rebecca LaCombe, Cathy Gerber, Joel Yaeger, Nicole Pamela Dimberg, Jacob M. Hausauer, Mallory Jo Van Hout, Ari- ana Elizabeth Stevenson, Skyler An- derson, Penny Kelzer, Emma Anderson, Val Roggenbuck, Mike Classen, Pete Lundberg, Jackie Iver- son, Josh Larson Tuesday, March 25 Robert M. Nelson, Timothy D. Nel- son, Jason Johnson, Kristin Koch, Rich Schott, Scott Meyer, Conner Roggenbuck, Noah Larson ~0~ INDE_PE~ENT ..... . .__., s Corner By Vieki Grimii The Ortonville Public Library is open Monday -Thursday 11 - 7 p.m.; Friday 12-5 p.m. and Saturday 10-3 p.m. We sure hope you all have enjoyed the programs we have been having. Bonnie Klitzke was a wonderful, funny show that was attended by over 40 peo- ple! Children who had seen Robert Halbrook at the school, I am sure en- joyed him again at either show or both shows at the Sports and Leisure Show. If you want to mark your calendars for upcoming shows and events, here they are: March 27 - Rachael Hanel - Author of "We'll Be The Last One To Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger's Daughter" 7 p.m. April 15 - David LaRouche and Mike Wohnoutka author and illustra- tor of the children's book "Moo" 7 p.m. May 6 -Crime Wave - William Kent Krueger, Ellen Hart, and Carl Brookins 7 p.m. June 12 - We are in the process of planning a bus trip to Fort Snelling. We are NOT taking reservations yet. We will let you know when we will be starting. Rachael's show will be Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Library. She comes from Mankato and her father was a gravedigger. The book is great and she will have copies available for sale that evening also. A new craft book is "Step-by-Step Fabric Dyeing Project Book: 30 Excit- ing and Original Designs to Create: How to,Make Beautiful Furnishings, Gifts, and Decorations Using a Range of Dyeing and Marbling Techniques, Shown in 280 Step-by-Step Photo- graphs" by Susie Stokoe. New in Business and Economics is Heidi Hanna's "Stressaholic". This ho- listic approach to taming Stress ex- plains what chronic stress does to the body, mind and spirit and offers simple tips and techniques for changing daily patterns and shifting min~sets to im- prove natural rhythms and change physiological responses to stress. New in cooking is Goran Soderin and George Strachal's "Baking Sour- dough Bread: Dozens of Recipes for Artisan Loaves, Crackers, and Sweet Breads". Explains how to prepare a sourdough starter and keep an active leaven with regular feeding while demonstrating a variety of flours and ingredients and sharing recipes for a number of classic, and unique loaves. sure open e MNsure announced the launch of "20 Days, 20 Stories" to highlight the success Minnesotans have experienced in purchasing comprehensive, afford- able health insurance coverage, and to reinforce the end of open enrollment on March 31. "All across the state, we are hearing from folks who are finding better, more affordable health insurance policies on MNsure," said interim CEO Scott Leitz. "Many of these people are get- ting coverage for the first time, and we think it is important to highlight the success that more than 115,000 Min- nesotans have experienced so far in en- rolling through MNsure." In addition to sharing stories, the campaign is aimed at reminding Min- nesotans about the upcoming March 31 enrollment deadline. This is the last day you can purchase health insurance inside or outside of MNsure until the next open enrollment period begins on Nov. 15, without facing a potential tax penalty. Enrollment in Medical Assis- tance, MinnesotaCare and the Small Business Health Option Program (SHOP) run year-round. "The March 31 deadline is less than three weeks away. We want to make sure every Minnesotan that wants health insurance gets it b~f0re that deadline," said Leitz. "20 Days, 20 Stories" will kick off with Mark Hurley, a husband and fa- ther of three living in Excelsior. Mark purchased health insurance on the open market for years, because it is not of- fered through his employment. Mark's old 'plan had very little coverage and carried a $12,000/year deductible. Through MNsure, Mark was able to find a plan with cheaper premiums and a $2,000/year deductible. Mark's chil- dren also now have free preventive dental coverage as part of his new MN- sure plan. "This is a game changer for middle class families," said Mark. "This will save my familythousands of dollars when it comes to medical expenses this year." "20 Days, 20 Stories" can be found on the homepage. DEADLINE Deadline for churches is Thursday at 12 noon GLACIAL LAKES O RT___HH O PAE____D I C_ S Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Sports Medicine Total Joint Replacement Arthroscopy Trauma/General Orthopaedics Michael J Vener, M.D.* Gerald M Rieber, M.D.* Casey D Johnston, M.D.* * Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surge~ 401 Mon.-Fri. 8AM-6:00PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 Tuesday, March 18, 2014