Church Briefs 8/8/13

Church fires up grill for monthly Sunday supper

BAYPORT — Bethlehem Lutheran Church fires up the grill Sunday for its monthly 5 p.m. Second Sunday Supper at the church located at 490 N. Fourth St.
The menu is barbecue chicken breast, corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw and dessert. The public is welcome to enjoy a meal designed to provide a social connection throughout the St. Croix Valley.

Annual harvest mass, dinner set for Aug. 24

LAKE ELMO — Del and Joan Eder’s Lake Elmo home is the site of the annual outdoor harvest mass at 5 p.m. Aug. 24, announced officials with the Solanus Casite Council No. 1632 of the Knights of Columbus.
The mass, an annual tradition is open to the public and located at 4515 Julep Ave. North in Lake Elmo. Persons traveling on Minnesota 36 should take Keats Avenue South and turn right at the stop sign. The Eder house is the second residence on the left. From Minnesota 5, go north of Jamaca Avenue, turn right at the stop sign, go up the hill and look for the third driveway on the right.
A dinner follows the mass. Free-will donations will be accepted.

‘Bagpipes and Bonfires’ Sept. 14 at Ascension

Stillwater’s Episcopal Church of the Ascension hosts its fourth annual “Bagpipes and Bonfires” festival from 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14 at the church located at 214 N. Third St next to the Stillwater Public Library.
A 4 p.m. parade led by the famous Minnesota Police Pipe Band opens the festival, followed by events patterned after history of the Anglican church that include Old World games; “pub grub;” jugglers, mimes and street performers; a kilt contest and for the kids, crafts and face painting until 6 p.m.
The Royal Scottish Country Dancers and Musicians will perform and competitions include hammerschlaugen (nail-driving) and a wine-bottle ring toss. Featured foods are sausage rolls, pub potatoes, Scotch eggs and brownie hooley — all under an open-air tent pitched beside the church.
Open to all, the festival raises funds to support Ascension community activities, according to Rector Buff Grace.
“Our last one drew more than 500 people from all over the Twin Cities,” added Event Coordinator Louise Fenner.
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Compiled by Erik Sandin – [email protected]