Faith Focus: Rochester Covenant Church installs lead pastor

August 12, 2018

Pastor Steven A. Eng

Latter-day Saints guest to present at Toastmasters Club

Dr. Randy Thomas will discuss the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints on Tuesday at the Faithfully Speaking Toastmasters Club.

The meeting is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 158 on the first floor of Charter House, 211 Second St. NW, in Rochester.

The mission of the Faithfully Speaking club is to help people speak about their faith confidently and to learn about other faiths. For more information, email MaryPeters1512@msn.com.

Rochester Covenant installs lead pastor

Pastor Steven A. Eng will be installed at 9:30 a.m. Sunday as lead pastor of Rochester Covenant Church.

A Minnesota native and Covenant pastor for more than 25 years, Eng graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield and North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago.

Eng has served as staff pastor, lead pastor and church planter in congregations in Clear Lake, Wash., Salem, Ore., Alexandria, Minn., and Willmar, Minn.

Rochester Covenant Church is at 4850 31st Ave. NW. For more information, call 289-2990.

‘Happiness Happens’ at Women’s Connection

“Happiness Happens” is the theme of the next Rochester Christian Women’s Connection monthly luncheon on Tuesday at the Eagles Club, 917 15th Ave. SE.

The luncheon starts at 11:45 a.m. and features speaker Connie Lounsbury of Monticello who will discuss “Who is Controlling Your Life.” Accustomed to controlling most aspects of her life, Lounsbury shares how she learned that control is an illusion after experiencing a serious medical condition.

Special presenter Jinni Cormack of Rochester will demonstrate flower arranging.

Admission is $15 and includes lunch. Reservations are required. Call 507-288-1144 or email mploetz@hbcsc.net.

Public invited to gospel concert

Gospel singers Les and Linda Green will perform 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Wesleyan Church in Rochester.

The Greens have been ministers in song for more than 30 years. The diversity of the music ranges from a Gaither melody to Southern gospel to contemporary praise and worship choruses.

Admission is free; a free-will offering will be accepted.

Oak Hills Wesleyan Church is at 410 28th St. SW in Rochester. For more information, call 288-6053.

St. John’s Lutheran to host brat, music social

KASSON — St. John’s Lutheran Church is hosting old-time music celebration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The menu includes brats and hot dogs along with chips and beverages. Cost will be $2 for hot dogs, $3 for brats. There will also be pie and ice cream for a free-will offering.

The public is invited to join the social get-together with good food and great music. This event is sponsored by the WELCA and Thrivent Financial.

St. John’s Lutheran Church is located at 301 Eighth Ave. NW in Kasson. For more information, call 634-7192.

Enchanted Garden Party teaches social graces

Girls ages 9-12 are invited to an “Enchaned Garden Party to learn about social graces at Assisi Heights Charm School.

A two-day interactive workshop includes table manners, decorum, proper introductions, self-esteem, poise, confidence, handling awkward social situations and etiquette.

The first day runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21. It’s a time of meeting new friends and learning life skills including the art of entertaining, formal table setting, inner beauty, and presenting a positive attitude. Lunch will be provided. Casual attire is appropriate.

The second day runs 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22. Participants will prepare for the garden party, welcome and introduce their honored guests. After the party, clean-up is in order followed by a group farewell. Party attire is appropriate for the day.

Cost is $60. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 14. You may register at rochesterfranciscan.org.

Assisi Heights Spirituality Center is located at 1001 14th St. NW in Rochester. For more information, call 282-7441.

Supermarket Saturday open on Aug. 18

Oasis Church will hold Supermarket Saturday, in partnership with Channel One Food Shelf, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 18.

You must present a photo ID with birthdate to pick up food at Oasis Church. You can visit only one Channel One food site per month. If you have any questions, call 289-8596.

Oasis Church is at 1815 38th St. NW, Rochester.

St. Olaf ice cream social to feature Predestination Controversy

BYRON — The eighth annual St. Olaf Heritage Association Ice Cream Social will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the historic Tverberg House, 6200 County Road 3 SW.

The program will explain the Predestination Controversy of 1889-1917 that caused a schism in the church. Three skits, written by Norman Senjem, will illustrate how the parishioners and pastors responded to the controversy.

Music will be provided by Don and Peg Holtan. Pie and ice cream will be served.

Admission is free; a free-will offering will be taken.

You’re encourage to bring old cars and tractors for display. You’re asked to have your display in place by 1:30 p.m.

If it rains, the ice cream social will be moved to the East St. Olaf Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.

For more information, call 365-8101.

Historic Lenora Church to hold special service

CANTON — You’re invited to take a step back and time and join a worship service scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the old Lenora United Methodist Church in rural Fillmore County.

The old pump organ will be played and people will be invited to join in a hymn sing of popular Christian hymns of the era.

The historic church, founded in 1856, is being restored with re-caulking and glazing of the windows, minor exterior tuck pointing repair, as well as repainting the exterior trim.

You’re encouraged to bring nonperishable food for local food shelves. A free-will offering will be received for the ongoing work, ministry and care for the old church building.

The Lenora Church is near Canton off of Fillmore County Road 23. For more information, email faitheyota@embarqmail.com or call 507-545-2641.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran to host ice cream social

ST. CHARLES — St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church will host its annual ice cream social at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22.

The menu includes barbecues, hot dogs, potato chips, baked beans, potato salad, lemonade, coffee, milk, pie and ice cream. Carry-outs are available.

Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 4 to 12. Children 3 and younger are free.

St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 555 E. 12th St. in St. Charles. If you have questions, you may call 932-4246 or email stm55972@gmail.com.{/div}{/div}

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