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Mondays 6 p.m. Life's Healing Choices Bible Study. Every other Wednesday 6 p.m. Young Adult Bible Study; Youth Group every other Wednesday at 6 p.m. Men's Bible Study 1St Tues. 7 p.m. Women's tea 3rd Sat. at 10a.m. ARTICHOKE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Directions: From Hwy. 12/75 junc- tion, approx. 12 miles east to Co. Rd. 25, turn left (north) about 12 miles, church sign on left. Pastor Michael Jones 507-562-0330 Sat: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study; 11 a.m. Church Service. :~ :g :g :g :~ CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 716 SW 5th St. Willmar, MN (320) 235-2442 PresidentElder 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 Rev. Marion Paulis Sunday: 9 a.m. Service with Holy Eucharist. CORRELL UNITED METHODIST Rev. Darrell Boe, Pastor Sun: 8:05 a.m. Church Service. PEACE EV. LUTHERAN WELS 1501 Aspen Drive Milbank, SD Jason Schulz, Pastor Sun: 8:30 a.m. Worship. ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Bellingham Pastor Thaine Kister Tues., Dec. 27: 9No Bible Study. Sun.,Jan. 1:10:30 a.m. Divine Service w/Communion. j Tues., Jan. 3:9 a.m. Bible Study. TRINITY LUTHERAN Walter Twp., Bellingham Rev. Thaine Kister Tues., Dec. 27:No Bible Study. Sun., Jan. 1:9 a.m. Divine Service w/Communion. Tues., Jan. 3:9 a.m. Bible Study. PARKVIEW METHODIST CHURCH 1101 South Second Street Milbank, SD 605-432-6718 Pastor Iva Laudermith Tues., Dec. 27:5~30 p.m. Prayer Group. Wed., Dec. 28: NO Cfrrn Class Thurs., Dec. 29:7:30 a.m. Bible Study at Park Place. ST. JOHN'S, ST. JOSEPH'S & ST. JAMES' Ortonville, Rosen, Nassau Father Robert Goblirsch ST. JOHN'S - ORTONVILLE Wed., Dec. 28:9:30 a.m. Maas- Northridge. Fri., Dec. 30:8 a.m. Mass. Sat., Dec. 31 : 5 p.m. Mass. Sun., Jan. h No Mass in Ortonville, Mon., Jan. 2:8 a.m. Mass. ST. JOSEPH'S - ROSEN Tues., Dec. 27:8:30 a.m. Mass. Thurs., Dec. 29:8:30 a.m. Mass. Sun., Jan. 1:8:30 a.m. Mass. ST. JAMES' - NASSAU Sat., Dec. 31:7 p.m. Mass. CONGREGATIONAL UNITED 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 Odonville, MN 320.839.2911 Carlson Drug Your Locally Owned & Operated ~Thri.fty Ortonvflle, MN J_l~White Two Pharmacists 32(~839.5102 ~NmUcUg To Serue You! The Ortonville Independent PRINTING ~ NEWS ~ ADVERTISING Essentia Health Graceville CLINTON CO-OP FARMERS ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION Ran Schlimme, Manager : CLINTON, MN PHONE 325-5404 Bellingham Farmers Mutual Telephone Co. 320-568-2105 Clinton State Bank THE BANK THAT UNDERSTANDS CLINTON, MN .... h',~ CHURCH OF CHRIST Ortonville Karen Evenson, Pastor Sun., Jan. 1:10:45 a.m. Worship. TRINITY LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Steven Frank Vacancy Pastor Tues., Dec. 27:8 p.m. Service Broadcast Channel 3. Wed., Dec. 28:1:30 p.m. Bible Class. Sun., Jan. 1:11 a.m. Divine Serv- ice; 11 a.m. Radio Broadcast. ZION UNITED METHODIST Bellingham Pastor Barb McKewin Sun., Jan. 1:10:30 a.m. Worship w/Holy Communion. Mon., Jan. 2:9 a.m. Prayer Shawl. Wed., Jan. 4:9 a.m. Bible Study. TRINITY LUTHERAN Odessa Pastor Muehlberg Sun., Jan. h 8:15 a.m. Worship. FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Marlene Elmstrom Tues., Dec. 27:7 a.m. Squares; NO Day of Love. Wed., Dec. 28:9 a.m. Staff; 9:30 a.m. TV Broadcast; 5:30 p.m. TV Broadcast. Thurs., Dec. 29:7 a.m. Prayer 4- 20; 10:30 a.m. Northridge. Sun., Jan. 1: 9 a.m. Worship-Com- munion-Shepherd's Communion- KDIO Broadcast; 10 a.m. Fellowship. Mon., Jan. 2:6:30 p.m. Pre-Plan- ning; 7 p.m. Council. Tues., Jan. 3" 7 a.m. Squares; (No Day of Love); 7 p.m. Circle #1. TRINITY LUTHERAN, ELCA Minister Bev McNeill Clinton Sun., Jan. 1:10:45 a.m. Commun- ion Worship. HOLDEN LUTHERAN, ELCA Minister Bev McNeili Beardsley Sun., Jan. 1:8:45 a.m. Communion Worship. FIRST METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Darrell Boe 803 Roy Street, Ortonville, MN 56278 Wed., Dec. 28: No Confirmation; No Choir Practice. Sun., Jaff. 1:9:30 a.m. Worship; No Sunday School at Ortonville, Corn- munion at Clinton. ABIDING FAITH FREE LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. Richard Larson, Pastor Wed., Dec. 28: No Confirmation; No Wings/Pioneer. Thurs., Dec. 29:2 p.m. Sew and So; 7 p.m. Prayer Team. Fri., Dec. 30:12:15 p.m. Prayer Time for Kottke's. Sun., Jan. 1:9 a.m. Worship w/ Holy Communion. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY BAPTIST Ortonville Rev. Phillip Ostlund Wed., Dec. 28: NO Awana. Thurs., Dec. 29: NO Ladies Bible Study. Fri., Dec. 30:12 noon Men of In- tegrity (Pizza Ranch). Sun., Jan. 1: NO Learning For Life; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7 p.m. Youth Group Christmas White Ele- phant Party. ZION-EIDSKOG-SILOAH LUTHERAN Ortonville Rev. John Ragan, Pastor Sun., Jan. 1:8 a.m. Eidskog Wor- ship; 9:15 a.m. Zion Worship/Holy Communion; 11 a.m. Siloah Wor- ship/Holy Communion. ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC CHURCH 106 3rd Ave PO Box 68 Big Stone City, SD 57216-0068 Sun., Jan. 1 : 9 a.m. Worship. TABOR UNITED METHODIST Big Stone City, SD Iva Laudermith, Pastor Wed., Dec. 28: NO Confirmation Classes. It's your bread & butter, Minnesota ! Community Center Updates Tuesday, Dec. 27 Chicken Breast, Baked Beans, Squash Medley, Fresh Fruit, Seven Grain Bread. Wednesday, Dec. 28 Pork Roast/Gravy, Boiled Potatoes, Broccoli, Strawberries w/ Confetti Cake, Raisin Bread. Thursday, Dec. 29 Pepper Steak/Gravy, Mashed Pota- toes, Sliced Beets, Hawaiian 5 Cup, Whole Wheat Bread. Friday, Dec. 30 "Cook's Choice". Monday, Jan. 2 New Year's Holiday. Tuesday, Jan. 3 3 oz. Hamburger, Potato Chips/Pickle, Lettuce/Tomato/Onion, 1/2 C Creamy Coleslaw, 1/2 c Fruit, 8 oz. low fat milk. To reserve a meal, call the Commu- nity Center at (320) 839-3555 or Lake- side Apts. at (320) 839-3304 the day before you wish to eat. The suggested donation for those 60+ is $3.50, and $6.35 for those under 60. You don't need to be a Senior to enjoy our deli- cious dinners! Mobile meals Dec. 26-30: Bob and Gretta Yaeger, Gerald Hanratty. Schedules are subject to change. Birthdays As taken from the Big Stone Amer- ican Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calen- dar. As taken from the Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar. Tuesday, Dec. 27 Marlyn Wiese, Chester Cornelisen, Vicki Rothi Sager, Jan Yaeger, Vickie Emde Nantke, Brenda Hofhenke, Jason Zumwalt, Joanne Torgerson. Wednesday, Dec. 28 Neal Brown, Jody Stotesbery Kot- tke, Heidi Hedman, Dusty Reese, Ko- rien Witmer, Norah Christine Hilleren, Sophie Anne Hilleren, Ellen Hen- neberg. Thursday, Dec. 29 Heather Athey Raffety, Bo MeLee Biever. Friday, Dec. 30 Beverly Jones, Scott Nelson, Leah Kietzman, Samantha Jo Strege, Loren Miller, Clark Mastel, Alexis Kay Hoberg, Mason Eugene Smith. Saturday, Dec. 31 Steve Scholberg, Betty Saeger, Michael Lovgren, Emily Meyer, Alyssa Knodel, Jack Bungarden, Lora Verzani, Cody Moon. Sunday, Jan. 1 Brenda Sweats, Marsha Streich Wakeman, Jamie Bender, Kristi Nin- neman, Tammy Dezotell, Josiah Hen- neberg, Roselyn Peters, Phyllis Gruenwaid. Monday, Jan. 2 Kristi Nichols Delage, Earl Komis, Travis Lieb, Sandy Scheff, Eric Till- man, Randy Waits, Betty Zahnow, Samantha Meyer, Stephanie Mc- Cormick Wieck, Jeanette Bohlman, Aiden Sigler. Tuesday, Jan. 3 Marty Kelzer, Elnor Benkowski, Shawn Kolb, Shayla Henneberg, Tiffany Jean Arndt, Brittney DeBoer, Carl Schmidt, Nicholaus Huebner. Bloodmobile in Big Stone County this week The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Big Stone County next week, with the first stop at the New Life Baptist Church in Ortonville today, Tuesday, Dec. 27 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday it will be at the Holy Rosary Parish Center in Graceville from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. The United Methodist Church in Beardsley will be the Bloodmobile stop on Thursday, December 29 from 1:30 to 6:30. This visit of the Bloodmobile will conclude at Clinton on Friday, Dec. 30 at the Clinton Memorial Building from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The blood supply is particularly vulnerable at this time of year as many may forget to schedule a blood dona- tion appointment. Platelets have a shelf-life of only five days, making it vital for eligible donors to continue to donate regularly during these winter months. Please make a note on your calen- dar to donate blood next week at your local or neighboring community. PonaCer TKese TKings in your Yeart ~y Dennis Just&an Around the year 600, St. Maximos the Confessor wrote about how our inner peace depends on how we satisfy our desires. Do we spend our lives in pursuit of material things to satisfy our desires? If so, then our peace will be fleeting and superficial. Ultimately, true peace is re- alized only when the soul's desire for God is satisfied. Today, we have ended up with a Christmas that has materialism as its foundation and Santa the cornerstone instead of the apostles and prophets its foundation with Jesus as the cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20). I don't have anything against Santa Claus, but I don't pay any atten- tion to him. He isn't present in my home. My three year old Toby knows that Santa is not real. I try to teach him things that are real like St. Nicholas (the original Santa), Jesus, and that certain things must be pres- ent in our lives to be able to live with peace and joy in our hearts. Before the Reformation, there was no giving of gifts on the feast of Christmas. Gifts were given on the feast of St. Nicholas (Dec. 6), who was the 4th Century Bishop of Myra, in southwestern Turkey. St. Nicholas inherited a large sum of gold from his parents and he spent his life giving it away to the poor. Nicholas gave his gifts in secret. Gift giving on his feast was also done in secret. has a lot of neat information about St. Nicholas and Santa Claus. I read recently about some of the differences between the two: Santa belongs to childhood. St. Nicholas is a model for all of life. Santa is used to boost the commercial Christmas message. St. Nicholas told the story of Christ, peace, and hope. Santa encourages consump- tion. St. Nicholas encourages compassion. Santa is an imaginary figure who is around for a short time and flies from pole to pole. St. Nicholas is real. He walked the earth caring for people. Santa replaces the Babe of Bethlehem, the Prince of Peace. St. Nicholas points to this same Babe who alone is our peace. Things aren't bad. Santa isn't bad. But it is ironic how our secular culture bows down in worship of Santa while going to great lengths to stamp out Jesus and religion in general. Of course, this worship does help out the bottom line of nearly every corporation and encourages even more buying and selling next year so we can keep up with what our neighbor got. To me it is similar to the Golden Calf of the Exodus story. We have melted down the gold of St. Nicholas (and ultimately Jesus) and fash- ioned a cheap imitation and called him Santa, the god of secular culture, the god who rewards good behavior with gifts. Arriazingly, we have turned God into a Santa-like figure who only rewards "good" behavior or Christians. I'd rather worship the real God, "...for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust," Matthew 5:45. His Good News, the good news of Christmas, is that His gifts are for the poor, for those who need healing, who are oppressed and marginal- ized (Luke 4:18 and Isaiah 61:1). This includes non-Christians. The sec- ular good news of "Santamas" benefit the corporate bottom line. The gifts and their givers of Santamas are well intentioned, but the gifts are always temporary and fleeting. Their good feelings last only a little while. Christ's gifts are eternal. They bring true peace and joy that last because they satisfy the desire of the soul. Santa is fine, but this is what I celebrate on Christmas: Christ's love and peace, His joy and ~. And I am so desperately in need of them all. Peace be with you. Merry Christmas. Librarian's Corner By Vicki Grimli The Ortonville Public Library is open Monday-Thursday 11-7 p.m.; Friday 12-5 p.m. and Saturday 1 -3 p.m. We will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2 for the New Year holiday. Happy New Year to all! Reminder the Children's story time will be held on Jan. 5, Thursday at 3:30 p.m.. Also on Jan. 5 will be the Spotlight on Technology by Radio Shack. This month's topic is E-Readers. If you got an e-reader for Christmas or have had one and want to know more about it, come to the Media Center at 6 p.m. to learn more. New in Religious Fiction is Tracie Peterson's "House of Secrets". When Bailee Cooper's father orchestrates a surprise trip to the summer house of her childhood, what is intended to be a happy reunion for Bailee and her sis- ters quickly becomes shrouded by memories from the past. Also new is Karen Kingsbury's "Longing". While Bailey Flanigan gets closer to her one- time Hollywood co-star, Brandon Paul, Cody finds himself much closer to a woman who seems to better understand him and his new life, but even so, never does much time go by without Bailey and Cody experiencing deep feelings of longing for each other, longing both for the past and for answers before they can move forward. have a, great year! Wishing you good fortune, happiness and more in the year 2012. HOXTELL DRAY PRO IMAGE1 PARI"NERS I ~~ I I I I 'T'll .... I I' Ill Ill 320.839.2542 Fax 888.669. ! 736 I ..d ~ DECORATED APPAREL, VEHICLE GRAPHICS~ ~[] facebook. 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