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Minnesota teen, missing for 40 years, proven as victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy
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St. Paul Park gathers to honor life of Kendrick Jordan Jr.
St. Paul Park man flies singing English grandson to Minnesota
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May 12, 2010
Army chaplain to speak at church
Lt. Col. John J. Morris, who recently returned from his third tour of duty as an Army chaplain in Iraq, will be the featured speaker at the Saturday, May 29, Memorial observance at St. Mary's Church-Basswood Grove, in Denmark Township. Morris is also co-creator of "Beyond the Yellow...
May 12, 2010 - 2:04pm
Spiritual perspective on suicide at area church
Dr. Marcus Bachmann, clinical therapist and owner of Bachmann & Associates Christian Counseling Agencies, will be at Crossroads Church in Woodbury at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 17, to give an "honest, practical and spiritual perspective on the myths of depression and suicide," according...
May 12, 2010 - 2:03pm
May 9, 2010
Light the Way prepares for spring
Bert Williams with help from Jay Kortus, sandblasted then applied primer and a final coat of white paint to the cross at Light the Way Church...
May 9, 2010 - 7:00am
May 6, 2010
Scout collecting donations for Pine Ridge Reservation
Cottage Grove Boy Scout Dominic Fraboni is collecting school supplies for students at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota as a requirement to earn his Eagle rank. Supplies will be distributed to the Oglala Sioux Native American Nation during a summer mission trip organized...
May 6, 2010 - 7:00am
May 2, 2010
Workshop: youth depression
Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between youth depression and the normal ups and downs of the teen years. Two upcoming brown bag seminars will provide insights for dealing with youth and depression, according to a press release. Parents and youth work professionals are...
May 2, 2010 - 7:00am
April 18, 2010
Talking faith: Church sign aims to make you laugh, hope
Signs, signs, everywhere there are signs ... I read one last week that said, "Feed your faith and your fear will starve." I liked that idea so much that we placed it on our marquee on the corner of Belden and Grenadier Avenue in Cottage Grove. I like reading the signs, slogans,...
April 18, 2010 - 7:00am
April 3, 2010
Talking faith: What's wrong with Christians?
Depending on who you ask you'll get a litany of answers: narrow-minded, hypocrites, self-centered, exclusive, intolerant ... and those are just the nice ones! I know a lot of Christians who are working hard to distance themselves from those terms. However, I don't think any of...
April 3, 2010 - 7:00am
March 28, 2010
Talking faith: Discovering truth
After being an Atheist for the first 18 years of my life, I realized my held beliefs needed to be thought through a little more. The belief that everything came from nothing, blew up, organized itself -- non-living matter into living matter -- and created everything, was a story that...
March 28, 2010 - 1:59pm
March 26, 2010
Repaired and free cars help change lives
Low-income, single moms in need of a vehicle or car repairs with nowhere to turn might try a group of Christian men who like to work on cars. "It's...
March 26, 2010 - 7:00am
March 21, 2010
Talking Faith: Love others, fight hunger
March is Minnesota FoodShare month, a time for Minnesotans to focus on the problem of hunger in our state. That can be difficult to do, however, when we see few signs of hunger around us. When I think of "hunger," I think of the distended bellies of children in far-off lands, or of...
March 21, 2010 - 7:00am
February 17, 2010
Afton church votes to leave ELCA
Members of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Afton, Minn., voted at a congregational meeting Sunday, Jan. 31 to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and join an association named Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). For Shepherd of the Valley...
February 17, 2010 - 9:12am
February 14, 2010
New pastor strives to open doors to all
Obadiah Ballinger may have been destined to be a pastor from the moment his parents picked his name out of the Bible, a name that means "servant...
February 14, 2010 - 7:00am
February 1, 2010
St. Luke restores some funding to synod, ELCA
St. Luke Lutheran Church members voted Sunday to restore some funding to the Saint Paul Area Synod, which they quit giving to after the parent denomination decided to allow openly gay clergy last August. The church council proposed a compromise of sending half the money to the synod...
February 1, 2010 - 8:03am
January 27, 2010
St. Luke members to vote whether to restore funding to synod, ELCA
The members of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove will vote Sunday whether to restore funding to its local synod and parent denomination,...
January 27, 2010 - 2:12pm
December 23, 2009
Hands-on Holy Land experience
"A Night in Bethlehem" is a hands-on Holy Land Experience for all ages scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, at the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish building, 920 Holley Ave., in St. Paul Park. The evening will begin with Mass at 5 p.m. followed by a light meal at 6 p.m. After...
December 23, 2009 - 8:11am