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SENTINEL TRIBUNE FAITH &amp; FAMILY Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Page 5 o 2) t I t 5, t L: CHURCH SEl00 NICES WESTBROOK CHURCHES IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH Westbrook, MN 507-274-5556 Pastor Rob Adams Wednesday, October 12 King's Kids begins7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. Business mtg. 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16 Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 19 Kids Club begins 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. ST. ANTHONY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH Westhmok, MN Father Jeffrey Dobbs, 507-274-5946 Wednesday, October 12 Mass 8:30 a.m. Sunday, October 16 Faith Forma. cl. 10:15 a.m. Mass 11:30 a.m. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WesthmoL MN Keith Carey, CLP Saturday, October 15 Worship 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 Church kitchen cleaning 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 13 Mass 8:30 a.m. Saturday, October 15 Confessions 5:00 p.m. Mass 5:30 p.m. HERITAGE BAPTIST BIBLE CHURCH Walnut Grove, MN Phone 859-2519 Dr. Max D. Younce, Pastor Sunday, October 16 Worship & SS 10:00 a.m. Worship 6:00 p.m. Teen Age Youth Group - Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Radio - Sunday Mornings - 8:00 to 8:30 on K-JOE FM, 106.1 FM Pipestone UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Walnut Grove, MN Pastor Ken Haack Sunday, October 16 Worship 10:00 a.m. Priesthood/Relief Sot./ Young Women 12:10 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Westbrook, MN Pastor David Danner Wednesday, October 12 7th Gr. Conf. 3:30 p.m. 10th Gr. Conf. 4:30 p.m. Adult choir rehear. 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 13 Miriam Circle 7:30 p.m. Council mtg. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 16 Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Worship/Comm. 10:15 a.m. Text Study 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 19 Women's BBL St.10:00 a.m. WELCA 2:00 p.m. NO Confirmation Men's Ministry 7:00 p.m. Adult choir rehear.8:00 p.m. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Westbrook, MN Wednesday, October 12 Council mtg. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 13 Quilting 9:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16 Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. WALNUT GROVE CHURCHES CHURCH OF ST. PAUL Walnut Grove, MN Administrator Nancy Hewitt THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Branch President Ethan Bates 507-376-5798 1600 Knollwood Drive Worthington, MN Sunday, October 16 Sacrament mtg. 10:00 a.m. S.S.l/Primary 11:15 a.m. Priesthood/Relief Soc./Young Women 12:10 p.m. OTHER CHURCHES JOHNSONVILLE LUTHERAN CHURCH Lucan, MN Trevor Bailey Sunday, October 16 Worship 8:00 a.m. Coffee Hour 9:00 a.m. TRINITY STORDEN BAPTIST EVANGELICAL CHURCH LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor David Johnson Walnut Grove, MN Wednesday, October 12 Prayer mtg. 7:00 p.m. Trevor Bailey Sunday, October 16 Sunday, October 16 Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship 9:30 a.m. Fellowship 10:00 a.m. SS/Coffee 10:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. ENGLISH LUTHERAN Wednesday, October 19 CHURCH Prayer mtg. 7:00 p.m. Walnut Grove, MN Pastor Timothy Holt BETHANY LUTHERAN Wednesday, October 12 CHURCH Confirmation 6:30 p.m. Storden, MN Jt. Council/SO 8:00 p.m. Pastor Ann Ward Thursday, October 13 Interim Pastor Ecum. worship 8:30 a.m. Sunday, October 16 Alpha/Ruth Circles Worship 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Almah Circle 7:00 p.m. JEFFERS BAPTIST Sunday, October 16 CHURCH Worship/Comm. 8:30 a.m. Pastor Marvin Pederson Sunday School 9:30 a.m. 507-628-4924 Monday, October 17 Sunday, October 16 Sewing 9:00 a.m. Worship 9:30 a.m. S.S. (all ages) 10:30 a.m. ST. OLAF LUTHERAN Worship 7:00 p.m. CHURCH Walnut Grove, MN Pastor Timothy Holt Wednesday, October 12 Confirmation 6:30 p.m. Jt. Council 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship/Comm. 10:30 a.m. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Branch President Don Jones 507-532-3699 1401 E. Lyon Street Marshall, MN Wednesday, October 12 Scouts/Young Women Activity 7:00 p .m. Sunday, October 16 Sacrament Mtg 10:00 a.m. SS/Primary 11:15 a.m. Church Directory Sponsors Good Samaritan Society Westbrook In Christ's Love, Everyone Is Someone. Your local long-term care provider since 1961149 First Ave, Westbrook, MN 56183 507-274-6155 IHM CATHOLIC CHURCH Cuttle, MN Father Jeffrey Dobbs Friday, October 14 Mass 8:30 a.m. Sunday, October 16 Mass 9:45 a.m. ST. GABRIEL CATHOLIC CHURCH Fulda, MN Father Jeffrey Dobbs Parish Center 507-425-2369 Saturday, October 8 Mass 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 9 Mass 8:00 a.m. Greenwood Nursery "Most complete Garden & Landscape Center in S.W. Minnesota" S. 4th Street Ph. 629-3485 Tracy Hwy. 23 Ph. 532-9430 Marshal Knakmuhs Agency 507-859-2154 Walnut Grove, MN 507-274-5962 Westbrook, MN Koblegard Auto 859-2220 Walnut Grove, MN Maynard's, Inc Westbrook, MN 507-274-5555 Sentinel Tribune Westbrook, MN Phone 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 I I II CLUB NOTES TOPS WESTBROOK -- TOPS Club No. 1336 meets at Grace Lutheran Church, Westbrook, on Monday. Weigh-in from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Former members and new members are always welcome. For more infor- mation, call Helen Amundson at 507-274-5113. RSVP Bone Builder WESTBROOK -- RSVP Bone Builder classes meet every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Peterson Estates dining room. Fun time WESTBROOK- Fun time will be held Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. VFW Auxiliary WESTBROOK -- VFW Auxiliary meeting Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. Knitting/Crocheting WALNUT GROVE -- Knitting/crocheting at Oleson's Mercantile Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. No experience nec- essary. Come when you can. Free and open to all. For more informa- tion, call 507-859-2600 or cvariety@redred.com Meditation/ Relaxation WALNUT GROVE -- Free Guided Meditation/ Relaxation Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at Oleson's Mercantile. Free and open to every- one, ages 10 and above. For more information, contact Sara Wahl at 507-859-2600 or cvarie- ty@redred.com SW Regional Dev. Comm, The Southwest Regional Development Commission's Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, October 13, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Center for Regional Development Offices, 2401 Broadway Avenue, Slayton, MN. Pause... and Consider By Pastor Rob Adams Palestine Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father 's house, unto a land that I will show thee. (Genesis 12:1) Have you looked at a map of Israel lately? Notice how small that country is (about the size of New Jersey), and all the nations that surround it: Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt; and a little further away, Iraq and Libya. Do you realize that some of these countries do not have Israel on the maps in their children's school- books? Many refuse to admit that the State of Israel even exists. Recently the Palestinian Authority presented itself before the United Nations, asking that Palestine be recog- nized as a separate nation. Yet the idea of a 'Palestinian people' is a misnomer. This is a very complicated histori- cal tale, but I will do my best to simplify. The land of Israel, that is sometimes referred to today as Palestine, was originally the land of Canaan in the time of Abraham. God gave that piece of land to Abraham and his descendants for an eternal inheritance (Genesis 12:1-3). It wasn't, and has never been, promised to the Arabs, nor did they live there in great numbers until modern times. The early inhabitants of the land were not called Palestinians, but were the Kenites, Amorites, Perizites, Jebusites, etc. When the Israelites returned to the land after 400 years of enslavement in Egypt, they drove out these peoples under God's direction and resettled the land that He had given them. How and when did the land become known as Palestine? This occurred following the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. The Romans tried to build a temple to Jupiter on the Jewish temple mount. This understandably angered the Jewish people and they revolted. This led to a large slaughter of Jews. In anger, the Roman conquerors renamed the Israel's land the Province of SyriaPalestine, after Israel's ancient enemies, the Philistines. From that day forward the land has been known as Palestine and its residents Palestinians. Who were these residents of Palestine? Jews of coursel Chase them away and they will return to their land. During WW II Britain had a volunteer brigade made up of Jewish men known as the Palestine Brigade. There was a Jewish newspaper, the Palestine Post, and a Jewish orches- tra, the Palestinian Symphony Orchestra. As late as the 1950s the Arabs would have nothing to do with the name Palestine, claiming that it was an invention of the Zionists. But in 1964 the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) was formed with the goal of driving the Jews into the sea, and all of a sudden the term Palestine was used to denote Arab peoples. Who are these people whom the world today calls Palestinians? They or their ancestors are a mixed race from the neighboring Arab countries of Israel. Can they claim to be descendants of the original Philistines? There is no connection whatever, and even if there, Wzlte, the Philistines were not native to the land of Canaan, but were invaders from across the Mediterranean Sea. The 'Palestinian' people are merely a pawn in the larger end-game of the destruction and elimination of the State and the people of Israel. They would not need their own land if they would merely return to the nations from which they came. Could we be living in the end of days? Is the trumpet about to sound? Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. They shall prosper that love thee (Psalm 122:6). www.ibcwestbrook.org OUR SAVIOR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH Dovray, MN Sunday, October 16 Worship 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 19 Quilting OLD WESTBROOK LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Mike Stangeland Wednesday, October 12 Confirmation/HW 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 6 WELCA/pothck lunch 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 16 S.S./Choir 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. BBL Study/HW 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 19 NO ConfLrrnation HIGHWATER LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Mike Stangeland Wednesday, October 12 Confirmation 4:30 p.m. Sunday, October 16 Worship 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. BBL St. 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 19 NO Confirmation Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program & Weatherization Assistance Program Additional heating assis- tance programs available to Minnesotans include the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) in Minnesota, and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The Minnesota Department of Commerce administers the LIHEAP pro- gram in parmership with 36 local service providers throughout the state. It is fed- erally funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The program helps customers earning less than 50 percent of the state's median income ($43,050 for a family of four) obtain grant money to help pay their heating bills. The average annual EAP grant per household is about $400. Households with seniors, disabled residents and children are especially encouraged to apply. CARING FOR A FRIEND, RELATIVE, OR NEIGHBOR'S CHILD?? Call us for infomatioa aad moan Receive a FREE safety kit! SWCCRR SMOC H 06 $rd Ah, enue, It, brtMngton, MN 56187 507-376-4195 or 800-658-2444. Serving all Families In Region 8 i, 4 Dstrict , Himesota Child Care p., ,, .  V  IqlIICWOCK Southwestern Minmmotu Omrtun/cow.a -mtg PpU cts L . I I I "Many Minnesota families struggle financially with heating costs in the winter," said Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman. "EAP provides critical assistance during the winter months to those who need it most, when they need it most." The Minnesota Department of Commerce also administers the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The program pro- vides cost-effective conser- vation measures to save ener- gy costs for low income households. Customers who meet the income guidelines for EAP may be eligible for Weatherization. Both home- owners and renters may apply for Weatherization. Other forms of assistance may be available through county social service pro- grams, community based organizations and non-profit agencies such as the Salvation Army's Heat Share. The Minnesota Department of Commerce Energy Information Center provides a wide range of energy saving information that every household can use to help control their heating costs. Energy saving recom- mendations include: * Seal attic bypasses. The Attic Bypass Guide <http:// www.state.mn.us/mn/exter- nalDocs/Commerce/Attic Bypasses_ 110602012529_ AtticBypass.pdf> from the Energy Information Center will help you locate and fix leaks inside your home that allow heated air to escape into the attic. * Turn down your thermo- stat to 65 while at home and 55 or 60 when away or asleep. * Replace your old furnace with a new, efficient model. Look for the ENERGY STAR label on all new appli- ances. * Replace or clean furnace filters monthly during the heating season. *Place window film on the interior of the leakiest win- dows in your home. * Install a carbon monox- ide alarm. * Call your utility about having a home energy audit and ask about a budget plan to spread out your heating costs over several months. * Keep radiators and duct registers clean. * Call, write or email for our Low Cost-No Cost Home Energy Guides that contain many ways to help control energy costs all year long. For more information on staying warm this winter, visit www.staywarm.mn,gov. This website provides details about heating assistance grants, gas and electric dis- count programs, weatheriza- tion help, and energy effi- ciency and safety tips. You can also contact Minnesota's Energy Info Center at (651) 296-5175 or toll free in Minnesota at (800) 657- 3710.