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SENTINEL TRIBUNE FAITH & FAMILY Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Page 5 CHURCH SERVICES CLUB WESTBROOK CHURCHES IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH Westbrook, MN 507-274-5556 Pastor Rob Adams Sunday, December 1 Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Service/Comm. 6:00 p.m. Fellowship following Wednesday, December 4 King's Kids 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting 6:30 p.m. ST. ANTHONY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH Westbrook, MN Father Andrew Vogel 507-274-5946 Sunday, December 1 Mass 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 4 Mass 8:30 a.m. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Westbrook, MN Keith Carey, CLP Saturday, November 30 Worship 3:00 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Westbrook, MN Pastor David Danner Wednesday, November 27 Bible study/PE 10:00 a.m. Worship 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1 Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Worship/Comm. 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, December 3 Text Study 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 4 Bible study/PE 10:00 a.m. Confirmation3:30 p.m. Bible study 6:00 p.m. Adult choir prac. 7:00 p.m. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Westbrook, MN Pastor Bruce Berg Sunday, December 1 Dr. Max D. Younce, Pastor Sunday, December 1 Worship & SS 10:00 a.m. Worship 6:00 p.m. Teen Age Youth Group- Thursdays 7:00 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 Jay Jeong Sunday, December 1 Sunday School/T 9:30 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Luncheon TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Walnut Grove, MN Trevor Bailey Saturday, November 30 Church Decorating9:00 a.m. Sunday, December 1 Coffee/SS 9:30 a.m. Worship/Comm 10:30 a.m. ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH Walnut Grove, MN Interim Pastor Gene Alms Sunday, December 1 Worship/Comm 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. ST. OLAF LUTHERAN CHURCH Walnut Grove, MN Interim Pastor Gene Alms Sunday, December 1 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 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, November 27 Scouts/Young Women Activity 7:00 p .m. Sunday, December 1 Sacrament Mtg 10:00 a.m. SS/Primary 11:15 a.m. Comm. worship 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1 Sunday School 9:15 a:m. Fellowship 10:00 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH Storden, MN Pastor Cole McCormick Wednesday, November 27 Bible study/T 8:00 a.m. Confirmation/B 4:30 p.m. Commu. worship 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1 Worship/Comm 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, December 4 Bible study/T 8:00 a.m. Confirmation/T 4:30 p.m. JEFFERS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Marvin Pederson 507-628-4924 Sunday, December 1 Worship 9:30 a.m. S.S. (all ages) 10:30 a.m. Worship 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 27 AWANA 6:30 p.m. IHM CATHOLIC CHURCH Currie, MN Father Andrew Vogel Saturday, November 30 Mass 5:00 p.m. ST. GABRIEL CATHOLIC CHURCH Fulda, MN Father Andrew Vogel Parish Center 507-425-2369 Sunday, December 1 Mass 8:30 a.m. OUR SAVIOR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH Dovray, MN Pastor Bruce Berg Sunday, December 1 Worship 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 3 Text study 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 4 Quilting Koinonia BBI sty 1:30 p.m. Confirmation 3:30 p.m. Coffee Worship Family night 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3 Text study 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 4 Confirmation 3:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. p~iesthoo~elief $9../ ....... ;;L~.~0:II0 fi,aa,~ ~; Young W0med~ 12:lOp.m: ~ OLIY~S~ROOK ~ WALNUT GROVE CHURCHES CHURCH OF ST. PAUL Walnut Grove, MN Administrator Nancy Hewitt Saturday, November 30 Confessions 5:00 p.m. Mass 5:30 p.m. HERITAGE BAPTIST BIBLE CHURCH Walnut Grove, MN Phone 859-2519 LUTHERAN CHURCH THE CHURCH OF JESUS Pastor Mike Stangeland CHRIST OF Wednesday, November 27 LATTER-DAY SAINTS Worship 7:00 p.m. Branch President Sunday, December 1 Hannah T. Ford Worship/SS 9:00 a.m. 507-822-4344 Bible study/HW 7:00 p.m. 1600 Knollwood Drive Wednesday, December 4 Worthington, MN Confirmation 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 1 Sacrament mtg. 10:00 a.m.HIGHWATER SS/Primary 11:15 a.m. LUTHERAN CHURCH Priesthood/Relief Pastor Mike Stangeland Soc./Young Women Wednesday, November 27 12:10 p.m.Worship/OW 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1 Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4 Confirmation 3:30 p.m. OTHER CHURCHES STORDEN BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor David Johnson Wednesday, November 27 The following concemed & responsible citizens and businesses support the messages churches and their activities. Good Samaritan Society Westbrook In Christ's Love, Everyone Is Someone. Your local long-term care provider since 1961 149 First Ave, Westbrook, MN 56183 507-274-6155 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 Maynards, Inc Wesbtook, MN 507-274-5555 Sentinel Tribune Westbrook, MN Phone 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 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 informa- tion, 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. Sunset Club WESTBROOK- Sunset Club will meet Tuesday, December 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Heritage House Museum WESTBROOK -- The Heritage House Museum will meet Tuesday, December 3, at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Fun time WESTBROOK- Fun time will be held Wednesday, December 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. WG Am Legion Aux. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 267 will meet Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall. Supper serving committee: Pat Hansen, Carla Pemble, Wendy Noram, Kris Tietz and Stephanie Burnham. Keenagers The December meeting of Keenagers will be held Tuesday, December 10 at the Walnut Grove Commuity Center begin- ning at 12:30. A variety of card games will be played followed by lunch provided by all members. .Comejoin._~s for cards dltA 'and fellows-qaip. .... ~1[~ The Compassionate Friends Monthly meetings are on the second Monday (Dec. 11) evening each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Business, Arts & Recreation Center (BARC) building at 1012 5th Avenue, Windom,. MN. They are a non-profit self-help support source for families who have experi- enced the death of a child of any age from any cause, whether recently or some time ago. SMALL Singles dance Beginning Experience of SW Minnesota, a non-profit support group for divorced and widowed people, is sponsoring a singles dance Saturday, December 7, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a:m. at the Center Post (formerly American Legion) on Center Street in Lake Benton. Music will be provided by Mark and Len. Check them out at markandlen.com. All sin- gles and alumni 21 and over are welcome. Cards of thanks in the Sentinel Tribune will be in box ads. Up to 50 words for $10.00 51 to 75 words $15.00 76 to 100 words $20.00 Over 100 words - has to be a display ad, $5.55 per column inch All open house or other announcements can be run in box ads at a rate of $5.55 per column inch. 2 column inch minimum, (A column inch is 1 column wide by 1 inch deep.) All ads must be prepaid except for established business accounts. News & Ad deadline Friday 9:00 a.m. (e-mall news must be submitted before noon on Monday) By Pastor Rob Adams Thanksgiving Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation (Psalm 68:19). Most of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week. For many people Thanksgiving is a time for food, family, friends and football. This holiday is one of the best times of the year. Most of us either go to visit family, or we have some family or friends come to our home. The smell of turkey, dressing and pie fills the air. Children romp all over the house or the yard, and the TV is filled with parades, sports and old movies. It is a special time to enjoy friends and family and take a little break from the routine of life. Often lost in all the joy of our feasting is the origin of this blessed day. Let us take a brief look at its history. The first Thanksgiving meal was observed by the Pilgrims in 1621, one year after they had landed at Plymouth Rock. Their first winter had been extremely difficult. Almost half of that Pilgrim popu- lation did not survive it. But the following season provided a bountiful harvest. The blessing of the Lord was evident. The Pilgrims decided to have a thanksgiving feast. It lasted three days and they included in their celebration the neighboring Indians who had been giving them aid. The next year there was no celebration, and over the next few years the celebrations were sporadic and unofficial. The first Thanksgiving Proclamation was made June 20, 1676 in Charlestown, MA. This proclamation gave thanks to God for all of His blessings, sought His continued mercy, and made a pledge for the people to serve God and His Son, Jesus Christ. In 1789, George Washington proclaimed November 26 to be a National Day of Thanksgiving. His words focused on the greatness and goodness of God. However, not everyone agreed with the idea of a national day of thanksgiving, and so it lan- guished for many years. It wasn't until 1863 that this special recognition was revived. President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of Thanksgiving. Even in the midst of the Civil War, people found it possible to acknowledge the goodness of God to America. Crops were still harvested, ships were built, mining continued, and our expansion as a nation moved ever westward. The date set for the celebration of Thanksgiving has changed several times. It was even moved once briefly so that there could be a longer Christmas shopping season. Finally in 1941, Congress sanctioned Thanksgiving as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. As we observe Thanksgiving this week, let us remember the Lord God and His bounty to us. Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation (Psalm 68:19). www.ibcwestbrook.org meone grieving .... Hospice professionals offer advice For many people, the holiday season is a special time of year marked by cel- ebrations and gatherings with family and friends. For those struggling with the death of a loved one, the holidays may be a difficult time full of painful reminders that emphasize their sense of loss. Often, friends and family members of those affected by a loss are unsure how to act or what to say to support their grieving loved one during the holidays. Hospice professionals, who are experienced at help- ing people deal with grief and loss, offer some suggestions: 1. Be supportive of the way the person chooses to handle the holidays. Some may wish to follow tradi- tions; others may choose to avoid customs of the past and do something new. It's okay to do things differently. 2. Offer to help the person with decorating or holiday baking. Both tasks can be overwhelming for someone who is grieving. 3. Offer to help with holi- day shopping. Share catalogs or online shopping sites that may be helpful. 4. Invite the person to join you or your family during the holidays. You might invite them to join you for a reli- gious service or at a holiday meal where they are a guest. 5. Ask the person if he or she is interested in volun- teering with you during the holidays. Doing something for someone else, such as helping at a soup kitchen or working with children, may help your loved one feel bet- ter about the holidays. 6. Donate a gift or money in memory of the person's loved one. Remind the person that his or her loved one is not forgotten. 7. Never tell someone that he or she should be "over it." Instead, give the person hope that, eventually, he or she will enjoy the holidays again. 8. Be willing to listen. Active listening from friends and family is an important step to helping some cope with grief and heal. 9. Remind the person that you are thinking of him or her and the loved one who died. Cards, phone calls and visits are great ways to stay in touch. 10. Follow up after the holidays to check in. Given the activity of the season, some people may make it through the holidays without any issues but they might find the post-holiday peri- od to be more difficult. So checking in after the holidays to see how he or she may be doing is helpful. In general, the best way to help those who are grieving during the holidays is to let them know you care and that their loved one is not forgot- ten. "Hospice and pallia- tive care professionals have always recognized the need to provide emotional and spiritual support to those who are grieving," said J. Donald Schumacher, presi- dent and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. "Hospices often offer support to com- munity members struggling with grief or loss." To learn more about grief or coping with loss, visit NHPCO's Caring Connections at www.caring- info.org. CLASSIFIED 274-6136 4 OR 1-800- 10-1859