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Area faith events

Following is a sampling of upcoming faith events in the south Washington County area:

May 1

Recycled Blessings rummage sale -- Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church, 6875 Jamaica Ave., in Cottage Grove, is hosting a Recycled Blessings rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 1 and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Pick up one-of-a-kind items, fresh baked cookies, homemade crafts and plants in addition to all the usual garage sale miscellania. For details, call the church office at (651) 459-3551.

All-night vigil -- The World Apostolate of Fatima, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, is sponsoring an all-night vigil of reparation and prayer at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 2035 West 15th Street, in Hastings.The vigil will begin on Friday, May 1, with Mass at 8 p.m. and will conclude with the Mass at 4 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. Everyone is invited to attend all or part of the devotion. For details, call Mary at (651) 437-3591.

Spring garage sale -- Youth at the Catholic Church of St. Rita are holding a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 1, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 2, at the church, 8694 80th St., in Cottage Grove. All proceeds will support a youth mission trip to Benton Harbor, Mich., July 11 to 17. For details, call the church at (651) 459-4596.

May 2

A morning for women -- "Divine Abundance: A Morning for Women" will take place from 9 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, at Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road, just off Valley Creek Road across from Target. Area women are invited for meditation, discussion and lunch. The session is free; lunch is $10. Registration for lunch is required. For details, call Vicki Strong at (651) 739-5144, ext. 236.

May 3

Celebration of Katherine Olson's Life -- "A Tribute to Katherine: Letting Her Light Shine," a tribute concert honoring Park High School graduate Katherine Olson, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, in Eden Prairie. Proceeds will go to a memorial scholarship at St. Olaf College, in Northfield, to benefit Latino youth. Musical artists Storyhill, Romantica and Ann Reed will perform, as will non-profit Latino theater group Teatro del Pueblo. For tickets, call (866) 821-5151, or (651) 631-5151.

Confirmations -- On Sunday, May 3, All Saints Lutheran Church celebrates the following youth in their completion of the confirmation program and as they affirm their baptisms at the 10:45 a.m. service: Alex King, Matt Axdal, Jacob Winter and Jordan Waller. All Saints is located at 8100 Belden Blvd., in Cottage Grove. For details, visit the Web site at

Green workshop -- Community United Church of Christ, 1145 Summit Ave., in St. Paul Park, is sponsoring a free green workshop, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 3. Participants will hear new ideas to care for the earth and learn how to make a recyclable bag. For details, call the church office at (651) 459-2543.

May 5

Visitation training -- On Tuesday, May 5, Bill Steinke, an Allina hospice chaplain, will talk about visiting those who are dying. The program is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Community United Church of Christ, 1145 Summit Ave., in St. Paul Park. Participants will learn what to say when they visit or call someone who is sick or chronically ill. The session is free and open to the public. For details and to make a reservation, call the church office at (651) 459-2543.