Church Briefs 6/27/13

Ecumenical service set for Lakeside Park

BAYPORT — Lakeside Park will be the site for the 29th Annual Independence Day ecumenical service sponsored by People’s Congregational and Bethlehem Lutheran churches of Bayport.

The service is 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Lanny Kuester of People’s Congregational Church delivers the meditation and the monetary offering will be given to the Valley Outreach Emergency Fund. Non-perishable food items will also be collected. The Bayport Community Action League will provide refreshments after the service.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The service will be held at People’s Congregational Church in the event of inclement weather.

The ecumenical service dates back to the 1976 celebration of America’s bicentennial.

Bible school registration open

BAYPORT — Registration continues for the People’s Congregational Church music and arts vacation Bible school from 5 to 8 p.m. July 15-19.

The session’s theme of “Cast your nets on the other side,” (John 21:6) helps children pre-school age to ninth grade discover the rich spiritual resources they can connect with through the arts.

Each evening during the school is devoted to different arts, including pottery, painting, music, drama and flower planting and arranging. Campers gather for a meal and singing from 5 to 5:45 p.m. before moving to hands-on experiences with local artists and church members involved in music and arts. Each evening is enriched by Bible passages relating to the theme, outside activities and snacks.

Call 651-439-5667 or email for register for the free camp.

Church fires up the grill July 14

BAYPORT — Bethlehem Lutheran Church serves bratwurst, chips, potato salad and dessert at its “Second Sunday Supper” at 5 p.m. July 14.

The public is invited. The church is located at 490 Fourth St. in Bayport.

Human trafficking symposium set

OAK PARK HEIGHTS — The Rev. Bill Hieb, pastor of Riverside Church in Somerset, Wis., holds a symposium on human trafficking at 10 a.m. Saturday at Boutwells Landing.
Visit to register.

Call Hieb at 320-305-6530 or Randy Mortensen at 651-777-6908 for information.