Church briefs from 11/15/13

Game dinner and fish fry

Trinity Lutheran Church will host a wild game dinner and fish fry 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Courtland Nelson, director of the DNR’s parks and trails department, and Mike Max of WCCO will attend the event, which is part of the church’s MVP program.

MVP, which stands for Men. Value. Purpose., brings together men of all ages for entertaining presentations served up with innovative meals. Attendees do not need to be members of the church — men of all religious faiths (or none at all) are welcome!

Admission costs $25. Register online at For more information, call Julie Jolivette at 651-439-7400 ext. 108 or email her at [email protected]

Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 115 N. 4th Street in downtown Stillwater.

St. Paul Lutheran Church holiday lunch and bake sale

All are welcome to attend the St. Paul Lutheran Church holiday lunch and bake sale 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. The church is at the corner of 5th and Walnut streets across from the Historic Courthouse.

The lunch menu includes chicken wild rice and tomato bisque soups, ham on homemade rye bread, hot German potato salad, sloppy joes and homemade cake. Bakery items for sale include cookies, bars, breads, pies, candy, canned goods. Quilts will also be for sale.

Youth lend a hand in Jamaica

Eleven youth and two adults from Christ Lutheran Church in Lake Elmo recently returned from a mission trip Robin’s Nest Children’s Home in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This is the fourth mission team the church has sent since 2009, and many students return year after year.

This year the team hauled rock, mixed and hauled cement to make a cover for the new septic system, painted, cleaned up brush around the property and helped in the kitchen and with the toddlers and babies.

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Christmas boutique and bake sale

The public is invited to the annual Christmas boutique and bake sale at Guardian Angels Catholic Church Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8.

More than 70 vendors will showcase their collections of jewelry, ornaments, knit items, crocheted items, wood crafts, American Girl clothes, holiday décor and more. Guests can stay for lunch from noon to 2 p.m. or a chance to visit with Santa 1-3 p.m. on Saturday.

Other activities include making gingerbread houses, a Santa Shop that gives youth an opportunity to find affordable gifts for family and friends, a “white elephant” sale and a Christmas trees and wreaths sale.

The event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 4th Street N, Oakdale.

Benedictine Center calls for art show submissions

The Benedictine Center in Maplewood is issuing a call to Minnesota artists to participate in its third annual Juried Art Show planned for Jan. 29 through March 1. The submission deadline is Jan. 15. Awards totaling $375 will be distributed to the top three winners.

Called “Seeing God,” this show is intended as a venue for artists who think deeply about their work and whose creativity helps viewers experience the divine.

“We believe art can be an interpretive lens into the mystery of God, so we are looking for works that capture that deep sense of wonder,” said Sam Rahberg, the center’s director.

Contest rules and entry forms, can be found on Click on the Benedictine Center tab and then “Art & Spirituality.”

The Benedictine Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery, is at 2675 Benet Road in Maplewood.

For more information call 651-777-7251.

Compiled by Jonathan Young – [email protected]