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GOD points the way to iiiii:: RICHER, FULLER LIVING KINGDOM HALL JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Ortonville Sun: l0 a.m. Public Meeting; 10:35 a.m. Watchtower Study. Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Bible Study; 8 p.m. School and Service Meeting. ARTICHOKE LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH Artichoke (13 miles N. of Correll) Pastor Nate Roschen Sun: 9 a.m. Services. BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN Alban Township (6 miles east, 1-1/2 miles south of Miibank, SD) (LCMS) Pastor Kim Kanitz, 605-623-4281 Sunday: 8:15 a.m. Services; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC Big Stone City, SD Fr Daniel Wolfgram Rectory: 605/862-8485 Office: 605/862-8319 or C# 605-237-4701 Sun: 9 a.m. Mass. LIVING HOPE FELLOWSHIP ASSEMBLY OF GOD 510 Burdick Ave. Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-3021 Pastor David Homrighausen Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship; 10:30 a.m. Children's Church; 7 p.m. Sunday Night Bible Study. Second Tuesday: 7 p.m. Women's Meet. Second & Fourth Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Kids & Youth meet. Third Wednesday: 7 p.m. Men meet. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Directions: From Hwy. 12/75 junc- tion, approx. 12 miles east to Co. Rd. 25, turn left (north) aout 12 miles, church sign on left. Pastor Michael Jones 507-562-0330 Sat: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study; I 1 a.m. Church Service. 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-Fri- day, 7 to 9 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. Darrell Boe, Pastor Sun: 8:05 a.m. Church Service. ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Bellingham Pastor Thaine Kister Wed., Nov. 24:7 p.m. Divine Serv- ice v/Communion. Sun: 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. TRINITY LUTHERAN Walter Twp., BeUingham Rev. Thaine Kister Wed., Nov. 24:10 a.m. MLH Com- munion; 4-6 p.m. Confirmation. Thurs., Nov. 25:9 a.m. Divine Service w/Communion. Sun., Nov. 28:9 a.m. Worship Serv- ice; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School. PEACE EV. LUTHERAN WELS 1501 Aspen Drive Milbank, SD Jason Schulz, Pastor Sun: 8:30 a.m. Worship. ST. JOHN'S, ST. JOSEPH'S & ST. JAMES' Ortonville, Rosen, Nassau Father Robert Goblirsch ST. JOHN'S - ORTONVILLE Wed., Nov. 24:9:30 a.m. Mass. Northridge; 5:30 p.m. Mass. Fri., Nov. 26:8 a.m. Mass. Sat., Nov. 27:5 p.m. Mass. Sun., Nov. 28:10:30 a.m. Mass. ST. JOSEPH'S - ROSEN Tues., Nov. 23:8 a.m. Rosary; 8:30 a.m. Mass. Thurs., Nov. 25:9 a.m. Mass. Sun., Nov. 28:8:30 a.m. Mass. ST. JAMES' - NASSAU Wed., Nov. 24:7 p.m. Mass. Sat., Nov. 27:7:30 p.m. Mass. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonville Karen Evenson, Pastor Sun., Nov. 28:10:45 a.m. Worship. TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Pastor Peter Gueldner To you, o God, do we give than00, to you do we give thanks: for that your name is near your wondrous works declare. Psalm 75:1 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 320.839.2911 ,+ Graceville Health Center Professional Hea,#hcaro for Your Entire Family 888-748-3981 Beillngham Farmers Mutual Telephone Co. Carlson Drug Your Locally Owned & Operated _ _JThrity Ortonville, MN mllllWhite Two Pharmacists 320-839-6102 illjIDrug To Serve Your The Ortonville Independent PRINTING ~ NEWS - ADVERTISING CLINTON CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION Ran Schlimme, Manager CLINTON, MN PHONE 325-5404 Clinton State Bank 320-568-2105 THE BANK THAT UNDERSTANDS CLINTON, MN 'l ...... ,, Tues., Nov. 23:11 a.m. Northridge Communion; 8 p.m. Service Broadcast ch. 3. Wed., Nov. 24:l:30 p.m. Bible Class; 3:30-5 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Confirmation; 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve Service. Thurs., Nov. 25:12 noon Thanks- giving Dinner. Sun., Nov. 28:9 a.m. Communion Service; 10:15 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Class; 10:15 a.m. 5th and 6th Gr. Catechism Class; 10:15 a.m. Youth Bible Class Gr. 7-12; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast. TRINITY LUTHERAN Odessa Rev. Benjamin Pollack Tues., Nov. 23:10:30 a.m. Appleton Nursing Home Communion. Wed., Nov. 24:9 a.m. Ladies Bible Study. Thurs., Nov. 25:8:30 a.m. Thanks- giving Service. Sun., Nov. 28:8:15 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Marlene Elmstrom Tuesday, Nov. 23:7 a.m. Squares; 8:30 am Day of Love. Wednesday, Nov. 24:8 a.m. Staff; 9:30 a.m. TV Broadcast; 5:30 p.m. TV Broadcast; 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve Worship-KD10 Broadcast. Thursday, Nov. 25: Office Closed. Fri., Nov. 26: Office Closed. Sunday, Nov. 28:9 a.m. Worship- KDIO Broadcast; 10:15 a.m. ABS. Tuesday, Nov. 30:7 a.m. Squares; 8:30 a.m. Day of Love. TRINITY LUTHERAN, ELCA Minister Bey McNeill Clinton Wed., Nov. 24:9 a.m. Quilting; 6:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve Worship. Thursday, Nov. 25:12 noon Com- munity Pot Luck Thanksgiving Dinner. Sun., Nov. 28:9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Choir; 10:30 a.m. Worship. Wed., Dec. 1:9 a.m. Quilting; 4 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Confirmation; 7 p.m. Joint Holden and Trinity Coun- cil Mtg; 8 p.m. Trinity Council Mtg. HOLDEN LUTHERAN, ELCA Minister Bev McNeill Beardsley Wed., Nov. 24:6:30 p.m. Thanks- giving Eve Worship at Trinity. Sun., Nov. 28:8:45 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School. Wed., Dec. 1:4 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Confirmation; 7 p.m. Joint Holden and Trinity Council Mtg. at Trinity. ZION UNITED METHODIST Beilingham Pastor Barb McKewin Sun., Nov. 28:9 a.m. Worship. Man., Nov. 22:9 a.m. Prayer Shawl; 7 p.m. Bible Study. FIRST METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Darrell Boe' 803 Roy Street, Ortonville, MN 56278 Tues., Nov. 23:3:30 p.m. Singing at Northridge; 7 p.m. Ad Board Meeting. Wed., Nov. 24:7 p.m. Choir Prac- tice. Sun., Nov. 28:9:30 a.m. Church; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School. Man., Nov. 29:9:30 a.m. Bible Study. TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD Iva Laubermith, Pastor Sun., Nov. 28:9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School/Coffee Fellow- ship. ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Richard Larson, Pastor Wed., Nov. 24:7:30 p.m. Thanks- giving Eve Service. Sun., Nov. 28:9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. FLY. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST Ortonville Rev. Phillip Ostlund Wed., Nov. 24: NO Awana; 7 p.m. Community Thanksgiving Service. Thurs., Nov. 25: NO Ladies Bible Study. Fri., Nov. 26: NO Men of Integrity (Pizza Ranch). Sun., Nov. 28:9:15 a.m. Learning for Life; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7 p.m, Youth Group. Man., Nov. 29:6:30 p.m. Ladies Bible Study. ZION-EIDSKOG-SILOAH LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. John Ragan, Pastor Wed., Nov. 24:6:30 p.m. Zion Thanksgiving Eve Worship; 8 p.m. Ei- dskog Thanksgiving Eve Worship. Thurs., Nov. 25:9 a.m. Siloah Thanksgiving Day Worship. Sun., Nov. 28:8 a.m. Zion Worship; 9 a.m. Zion Sunday School; 9:15 a.m. PRO Ilt00A PARTNERS PutKng Your Image First 47 NW 2nd St,, Suite #3 Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone: 320-839-2542 Fax: 320-839-2543 info@ProlmagePartners, cam www. ProlmagePartners. cam Eidskog Worship/H.C.; 11 a.m. Siloah Worship. Birthdays As taken from the Big Stone Amer- ican Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calen- dar. Tuesday, Nov. 23 Loren Lindholm, Shana Strand Ul- rich, Zachary J. Harmening, Kenneth Henneberg, Kayla Henneberg, Nicole Gangelhoff, Cory Peterson, Jim Halbe, Preston Morton, Drake Joseph Bern- ing. Wednesday, Nov. 24 Margaret Blume, Gayle Johnson, Donald C. Dawson, Jared McLaugh- lin, Julia Brown, Amanda Lee, Saman- tha Rae Sprengel, Brooklyn Berger. Thursday, Nov, 25 John Ellingson, Debbie Burdick, Arnold Holtquist, Candi Kraemer, Cliff Redepenning, Jack Talley, Alli- sori Geier. Friday, Nov. 26 Denielle Scoblic, Marisa Haaken- son, Nancy Hilleren, Bob Pflueger, Gordon Blume, Pete Taft'e, Paula Hen- neberg, Lauren Geier, Bodie Beachem, Andrew James Worrall, Riley Sammon. Saturday, Nov. 27 Paulette Karn, Ellen Karels Helge- son, Jim Scherer, Jennifer Kraemer, Megan McLaughlin, Lori Bogenreif, Laiken Nelson, Bobbi Oakes, Roberta Strobl, Rikki Roscoe, Danny Sigler, Henry S. Hauge, Jonas Geier, Gerald Hynnek. Sunday, Nov. 28 Colleen Jones Pribyl, John Oakes, Becky Hasslen, Stephanie Schuelke, Cory Stattelman, Tim Zentgraf, Olivia Nichole Nelson. Monday, Nov. 29 Dave Oakes, Alison Lee Voegtli, Jaclyn Watson, Cheryl Athey, Lt. Col. John Stewart, Sawyer Henningson. Tuesday, Nov. 30 Dennis Gerjets, Jeremy Jan Dinnel, JoAnn Kay Schmidt, Dawn Leger, Mi- caela Rausch, Megan Schneider, Is- abell Davis. Mobile meals Nov. 22-26: Lefty and Vi Mehlhop, Ken and Aletta Simonitch. Nov. 29-Dec. 3: Trish Kramer, MinnWest. Prairie Five menu i I The Prairie Five Senior Nutrition Program serves noon meals weekdays at the Ortonville Community Center and Ortonville Lakeside Apartments. The suggested donation for the meal is $3.50. To reserve a meal at the Ortonville Community Center mealsite call 839- 3555. One day advance meal registra- tion is requested or by 8 a.m. the day you want to eat. To reserve a meal at the Ortonville Lakeside Apartment mealsite call 839- 3304. One day advance meal registra- tion is requested by 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 Beef Stew, Baking Powder Biscuit, Five Cup Fruit Salad, Bat', Apple Ring. Wednesday, Nov. 24 Ham Balls, Baked Potato/Sour Crln., Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce, Dinner Roll. Thursday, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Holiday. Friday, Nov. 26 Salmon Loaf, Boiled Potatoes, Creamed Peas, Lemon Pudding, Raisin Bread. Monday, Nov. 29 BBQ Ribs, Boiled Potatoes, Car- rots, Ice Cream, Whole Wheat Bread. Tuesday, Nov. 30 Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Corn, Apple Crisp/Topping, Raisin Bread. This program is administered by Prairie Five CAC, Inc. and made pos- sible in part under the Federal Older Americans Act through an award from the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. ii: Ponder 00fiese T/iin#s00:: : m your 00eart (f.) .........  y 29ennis Justison Pope Benedict says, "Only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him." One day St. Francis met a sow. Through words, touch, and a bless- ing, he told her how beautiful she was. She couldn't see it. Most of US are like that sow, aren't we? We don't see our beauty, our inner beauty. We compensate with makeup, hair styles, clothing, possessions, and ac- tions. We cover up and are afraid of who we really are. But we are willed. We are beautiful. Francis always saw the goodness in nature and people. He saw that our healing is less a fixing and more about being connected with every- thing and everyone. This connects us to God, and brings out our good- ness Which heals us body and soul. Everything was brother and sister to Francis. The sun wasn't just the sun. It was Brother Sun. The moon was Sister Moon. Today, we might say Francis was "a bit off." But is it crazy to see God everywhere, in everyone, and everything? The fruit of our modem blindness to the sacred is toxic waste that kills and causes cancer. We exploit and bring to extinction the very things that Francis called beautiful and spoke to him about God. The first sermon Francis gave was to a flock of birds. They seemed to understand. Even fish would gather at the side of a bank and listen to Francis. At the end, he would always say, "Now, go off, because I've told you who you are." To Francis, everyone and everything should be who they were. This is what brings glory to God. This is what brings joy. Once we see we are connected and a part of all that is, we will see ourselves in God and belonging to Him. You will notice that all is good and that you are already healed. This healing happens not because you are good in yourself and your actions, but you belong to the Whole and the Holy. He, the 1 AM, makes you good, whole, and holy (and healed) by belonging and being connected. Then you will understand that the rape of a person and the rape of a forest is the same moral deficit. A Sis- ter in Christ has the same source as Sister Forest. We are all one. Francis wanted nothing to separate himself from Jesus. He saw that his possessions did in fact do this. Possessions created a world of mine and yours. They created a need for violence, locks and closed doors, but also closed hearts. Francis' remedy was a love affair with Lady Poverty. He learned that in possessing nothing, we actually are given everything because we be- long and are connected. Nothing is ours anyway. Everything is passing away. What we see does not last. It's a mirage, a lie from the latest TV AD. What we don't see is the really real, and like love, lasts forever. Living a poor life set Francis free to see and to love. Greedily gathering things to ourselves is what blinds, impoverishes, and imprisons us. Francis would say that we must be mirrors to each other reminding each other who we are: Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, Sons and Daugh- ters of the Most High God. We must be mirrors especially to those who hate themselves, who've been abused, imprisoned, rejected, abandoned, 'who think or have been told that they are no good. Crazy isn't it? May as well preach to the birds! To think that God willed you, that you are necessary and loved. No, that isn't crazy, thatls the truth of who you are, of who we are. Peace be with you. / Librarian's Corner :By 'VlikiiGrii The O 5viile' Phbli6;Library is open Monday-Thursday 12-8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10-3 p.m. However we will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving. We had a great turnout for our Game Day at Your Library! We have decided to do this once a month begin- ning in January. So be watching the paper and listen to the radio for up- coming Game Days. New in Suspense is Sandra Brown's "Tough Customer". Entreated by his former lover, Dodge, to help protect her daughter from a depraved man who has been stalking her, staff investigator Derek Mitchell teams up with a small- town sheriff and enlists methods from his own shady past to find answers. New in Comics and Graphic Novels is Robert Greenberger's "The Essential Superman Encyclopedia". A reference that profiles Superman features black- and-white comic illustrations through- out, a 16 page color insert and additional coverage of recent decades. New in Action and Adventure is Clive Cussler's "Lost Empire". Dis- covering a Confederate relic during a diving expedition in Tanzania, Sam and Remi Fargo learn of the existence of a second artifact that is being ruthlessly sought on multiple continents by a fast- rising Mexican political party. New in General Fiction is Patrick Taylor's "An Irish Country Courtship". Joining two overworked doctors in a small Irish village where he hopes to become a full partner, young Dr. Barry questions his ambitions in the face of a romantic reversal, while housekeeper Kinky Kincaid dreads the loss of her status to Dr. O'Reilly's new paramour. Musings from the Museum By Norm Shelsta On this date in the State of Min- nesota History Files followed by an event from the Big Stone County His- tory Files: Nov. 24, 1864-Governor Stephen Miller declares a Thanksgiving holiday, in accordance with President Abraham Lincoln's recommendation that the last Thursday in November be used for this purpose. Minnesota had celebrated Thanksgiving Day before, usually in December. Nov. 24, 1883-Zion Lutheran Church is organized in Ortonville. Nov. 25,1946-In the first organized teachers' strike in the nation, 1,165 St. Paul school teachers walk out. The strike lasts until Dec. 27 and receives national attention, as it demonstrates that teachers are ready to use strikes as a method to alleviate school funding problems and intolerable working con- ditions. Nov. 25, 1948-The condition of polio-stricken Rev. Harold Nydahl is much improved. In 1930 the new church building for the Congregational Church is dedicated. Nov. 26, 1849-The first election for county offices is held. Nov. 26, 1987-Hopes to start up a mushroom plant in Ortonville were held up by a legal matter. Nov. 27, 1930-St. Paul's Frank B. Kellogg wins the Nobel Peace Prize. Kellogg had served as secretary of state during the Coolidge administration and a judge on the Permanent Court of International Justice in The Hague. Nov. 27, 1987-The Columbian Hotel is certified to lodge applicants who meet requirements of the MSA Program. This provides residents a fur- nished room, three meals a day, linen service, personal laundry, maid service with 24-hour staff activities and some transportation. It was called the Columbian Manor. Nov. 28, 1882-Indian 'trader and town founder Alexander Faribault dies. In 1835 Faribault set up a post in what would become his namesake town, and in 1853 he built its first frame house. Nov. 28, 1892-The Columbian Hotel in Ortonville opens tomorrow with a fabulous menu and programme. Nov. 29, 1884-Anna Ramsey dies. Admired as the governor's "helpmeet," she led efforts to create homeless shel- ters and support other charities. Nov. 29,1879-Hastings and Dakota Railroads first passenger train arrived in Ortonville. Nov. 30, 1843-Martha G. Ripley is born in Lowell, VT. A crusader for public health measures, Dr. Ripley would establish Minneapolis' Mater- nity Hospital in 1886. A memorial to her was dedicated in the state capitol in 1939. Nov. 30, 1971-Big Stone County Historical society met in the Court House with 30 persons in attendance. The first officers were Bob Pflueger, President; Jay Ross, Vice President; Maggie Sparrow, Secretary and Julian Huselid, Treasurer. Eidskog to host Hymn sing Eidskog Lutheran Church of rural Ortonville will be hosting their annual Hymn Sing on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. The evening will be an opportunity to welcome the season of Advent and Christmas with song and music, There is no charge for the evening and re- freshments and fellowship will be of- fered in the church basement following the event. All are welcome to participate or just come and enjoy the evening. If you are interested in sharing a musical number, please contact Robin Daniel- son. (ADVx2) INDEPENDENT