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SENTINEL TRIBUNE FAITH & FAMILY Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Page 5 CHURCH SERVICES CLUB WESTBROOK CHURCHES IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH Westbrook, MN 507-274-5556 Pastor Rob Adams Wednesday, December 4 King's Kids 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting 6:30 p.m. Sunday, December 8 "Missionary Christmas" Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Fellowship/Afternoon serv. Wednesday, December 11 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 8 Mass 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 11 Mass 8:30 a.m. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Westbrook, MN Keith Carey, CLP Saturday, December 7 Worship 3:00 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH WestbrooL MN Pastor David Dauner Wednesday, December 4 Bible study/PE 10:00 a.m. Confh"mation 3:30 p.m. Bible study 6:00 p.m. Adult choir prac. 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8 Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Worship/Comm. 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, December 10 Text Study 10:00 a.m. Personal comm. 6:15 p.m. Council meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, I)eeember 11 Bible study/PE 10:00 a.m. Confirmation 3:30 p.m. Bible study 6:00 p.m. Adult choir prac. 7:00 p.m. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Westbrook, MN Pastor Bruce Berg Wednesday, December 4 Confirmation 3:30 p.m. Sunday, I)ecember 8 Coffee/SS 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Parish Ed mtg. 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 10 Text study 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 11 Confu'mation 3:30 p.m. Council meeting 6:30 p.m. WALNUT GROVE CHURCHES CHURCH OF ST. PAUL Walnut Grove, MN Administrator Nancy Hewitt Thursday, December 5 Worthington, MN Mass/CV 8:30 a.m. Sunday, December 8 Saturday, December 7 Sacrament mtg. 10:00 a.m. Confessions 5:00 p.m. SS/Primary 11:15 a.m. Mass 5:30 p.m. Priesthood/Relief Soc./Young Women HERITAGE BAPTIST 12:10 p.m. BIBLE CHURCH Walnut Grove, MN ,, OTHER Phone 859-2519 Dr. Max D. Younee, Pastor CHURCHES Sunday, December 8 STORDEN BAPTIST Worship & SS I0:00 a.m. Worship 6:00 p.m. CHURCH Pastor David Johnson Teen Age Youth Group - Wednesday, December 4 Thursdays 7:00 p.m. Youth group mtg. 6:45 p.m. Radio - Sunday Mornings - Sunday, December 8 8:00 to 8:30 on K-JOE FM, Sunday School 9:15 a.m. 106.1 FM Pipestone Fellowship 10:00 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Walnut Grove, MN Pastor Jay Jeong Wednesday, December 4 UMW meeting 11:15 a.m. Tracy UMC luncheon following meeting Sunday, December 8 Sunday School/T 9:30 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 11 Rebecca Circle 9:30 a.m. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Walnut Grove, MN Trevor Bailey Wednesday, December 4 Confirmation 3:45 p.m. Choir rehearsal 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8 Coffee/SS 9:30 a.m. Worship/Comm 10:30 a.m. ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH Walnut Grove, MN Interim Pastor Gene Alms Sunday, December 8 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 8 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 Sa'eet Marshall, MN Wednesday, December 4 Scouts/Young Women Activity 7:00 p .m. Sunday, December 8 Sacrament Mtg I0:00 a.m. SS/Primary 11:15 a.m. Priesthood/Relief So’./ Young Women 12:10 p.m. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Branch President Hannon I". Ford 507-822-4344 1600 Knollwood Drive Church Directory Sponsors The following concerned & 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 oomplete Garden &  Center in S. IN. Minnesota" S. 4th Street Ph. 629-3485 Tracy I--Iwy. 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 BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH Storden, MN Pastor Cole McCormick Wednesday, December 4 Bible studyff 7:30 a.m. Confirmationff 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5 WELCA 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8 Worship 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, December 11 Bible study/T 7:30 a.m. Confirmation/B 4:30 p.m. JEFFERS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Marvin Pederson 507-628-4924 Sunday, December 8 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 Sunday, December 8 Mass 8:30 am. ST. GABRIEL CATHOLIC CHURCH Fulda, MN Father Andrew Vogel Parish Center 507-425-2369 Saturday, December 7 Mass 5:00 p.m. OUR SAVIOR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH Dovray, MN Pastor Bruce Berg 'Wednesday, December 4 Quilting Koinonia BBI sty 1:30 p.m. Confirmation 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5 Quilting WELCA 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8 Worship 8:30 a.m. 'Tuesday, December 10 Text study 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 11 Confirmation 3:30 p.m. OLD WESTBROOK LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Mike Stangeland Wednesday, December 4 Confn'mation 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5 WELCA 1:30 p.m. BBL study/OS 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 6 BBL study/OS 9:00 a.m. Sunday, December 8 Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study/HW 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11 Confirmation 3:30 p.m. HIGHWATER LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Mike Stangeland Wednesday, December 4 Confirmation/OW 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5 BBL study/OS 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 6 BBL study/OS 9:00 a.m. Sunday, December 8 Worship 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Bible study 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11 Confirmation/OW 3:30 p.m. 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 Amundsen 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, December 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Red Rock Sportsman's Club STORDEN -- Red Rock Sportsman's Club will meet Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Storden Legion. 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 Community Center beginning at 12:30. A variety of card games will be played followed by lunch provided by all members. Come join us for cards and fellowship. Cottonwood County Animal Rescue WlNDOM -- Cottonwood County Animal Rescue will meet at the Episcopal Church in Windom, 453 10th St, the 2nd Wednesday (Dec. 11) of the month at 7:00 pro. All county resi- dents welcome 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. Singles dance Beginning Experience of SW Minnesota, a non-profit support group for divorced and wid- owed people, is spon- soring 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 singles and alumni 21 and over are wel- come. 0 0 • • • • •, • • • • • • 0 0 Sentinel Tribune Tip Line If you see news happening or have • a story idea call our News Tip Line. 274-6136 or 1-800-410-1859 • Due to staff limitations we may not always • • be able to respond to your tips or ideas. • However we will do our best to give every • call full regard. • • Thank you for your help and • consideration. • • • • • • • • • • • • • Pause... and Consider By Pastor Rob Adams The Master Teacher There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said to Him, 'Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that You do, except God be with Him.' (John 3:2) And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their syna- gogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, healing all man- ner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people (Matthew 4:23). Jesus had a three-fold ministry while on this earth: teaching, preaching, healing. There are twenty-four references to His teaching, and fourteen to his preaching in the Gospels. What is the difference between teaching and preaching? Perhaps only that teaching calls for deliberation, thought, meditation, and memorization, while preaching calls for an immediate response. It is difficult to keep the two separate; one often flows into the other. Jesus is the Master Teacher. The manner, form, and materi- als of His teaching have been studied for two millennia. No one every spoke like He did: And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His doc- trine; for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes (Matt 7:28, 29). To catalogue His teaching would be difficult. We would need to study all four of the Gospels, the Book of the Revelation, and much of the Epistles. We will take time to briefly consider the content and style of His teaching. As for the content of His teaching, His topics were far- reaching. The Father, Himself, the Holy Spirit, Scripture, the Kingdom of God, money, love, marriage, heaven, hell, man, sin, Satan, death, prayer and prophecy are just a few of the topics of Jesus' teaching ministry. Jesus spoke in no uncertain terms. He referred to the Pharisees pointedly: hypocrites, fools, serpents, blind men, and whited sepulchers full of dead men's bones. He referred to King Herod as a fox (or more accurately, to the king's wife as a vixen). He declared Himself to be the only Way to God. He declared Himself to be God (Before Abraham was, I AM," John 8:58). He promised the dying thief that he would see him in Paradise. He promised that He would come again! As for the style of His teaching, it was often brief and to the point. He was able to say much in just a few words. We have the record in the Gospels of many of His pithy sayings. Here are just a few: Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father, but by Me. I and my Father are one. If ye love me, keep my commandments. Ask and it shall be given unto you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. Ye are the light of the world. Ye are the salt of the earth. Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Finally, He often used parables. A parable is an earthly story that holds a heavenly meaning. There are some forty parables recorded in the Gospels. Many of them are c0m: monly known: the sower and the seed; the prodigal son; the rich man and Lazarus, for example. Jesus is indeed the Master Teacher. If it has been awhile since you have read one of the four Gospels, let me urge you to do so. You will be amazed at the wonderful words of life offered by the Lord Jesus Christ. www.ibcwestbrook.org WESTBROOK NEWS By Kari Ourada Monday 10:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesday 10:00-6:00 p.m. Wednesday 1:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday 10:00-5:00 p.m. Friday 10:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. New large print titles: The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith, (In memory of Catherine Weis), Mirage by Clive Cussler and Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews (In memory of Barb Jansma) New adult fiction: Cold Snap by Allison Bl:ennan, The Price of Innocence by Lisa Black, Burnt Black by Ed Kovacs, Angel by Brenda Wright, Cross My Heart by James Patterson, Command Authority by Tom Clancey, Christmas Keepsakes by Donna VanLiere, Gift of Christmas by Debbie Macomber, God by Guilt by Michael Connelly, Inherit the Dead by C.J. Box, 4 Doors by Richard Paul Evans and Eventide by Sheila Gray. Young Adult title Journey to Rainbow Islandby Christie Hsiao, New juvenile title Dragon Breath, The Case of the Toxic Mutants by Ursula Vernon, Heidi Heckelbeck and the Christmas Surprise by Wanda Coven New board books: Disney Frozen Olaf's 123 by Winnie He and Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer. Mrs. Claus will be at the Westbrook Community Center this Saturday, December 7 at 2:00, with stories and other activities. Santa will arrive at 3:00. Mark your calendar for this event. Enjoy a great week!!!