Faith briefs, Feb. 22
St. Bartholomew's to hold Ash Wednesday services
BEMIDJI -- St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church will hold Ash Wednesday services at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, with Vicar Matt Cobb presiding.
The community is invited to begin the Lent journey with meditation, scripture and communion, a release said. The church is located at 1800 Irvine Ave. For more information, call (218) 444-7131
Fish fry dinners set at St. Ann’s Catholic Church
BLACKDUCK -- St. Ann's Catholic Church will host all-you-can-eat fish fry dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays, March 6, March 20 and April 3, in the church hall, 388 First St. NE.The meal includes fish, a baked potato, green beans, coleslaw, homemade bread, bars and a beverage. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger.
Bemidji Baptist to hold ‘50 and Better’ Bible study
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Baptist Church will host a Bible study for anyone 50 years old and “better,” followed by a special meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the church, 2130 Paul Bunyan Drive SE. For more information, call (218) 751-9311 or visit www.bemidjibaptist.com .
Lenten, Ash Wednesday services at Trinity Lutheran
CASS LAKE -- Trinity Lutheran Church, in addition to their regular 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sundays, will hold an Ash Wednesday service at 5:30 p.m. with Communion on Feb. 26.
There will also be a study based on the book “Which Way Lord” by Rob Fuquay starting at 4 p.m. A simple soup supper to be served during fellowship at 6 p.m. Lenten services will be held on March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. The church is located at 6810 U.S. Highway 2 W, Cass Lake.
St. Bart’s to host anti-racism conversation
BEMIDJI -- St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church will host a conversation on the topic of “Anti-Racism and the Episcopal Church's Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1800 Irvine Ave.
The “situation of Indigenous Americans will be examined, beginning with the pre-Columbian historical context and the initiation and impact of the Doctrine of Discovery,” a release said.
The involvement of the Christian church, from early missionary and colonization efforts will be discussed, focusing particularly on those of the Episcopal church. The current realities and challenges of Indigenous life will also be presented, with suggestions on how the church can most effectively and appropriately respond to the injustices of the past, many of which continue to the present day, the release said.
The discussion will be led by Reverend Bradley Hauff, Indigenous Ministries Missioner for the Episcopal Church. Tea will be served.
Area churches to hold Ash Wednesday services
DEBS -- Debs Trinity Lutheran Church will hold Ash Wednesday services at noon on Feb. 26 at the church, 26685 Debs Road NW.
Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Puposky will hold Ash Wednesday services at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26. The church is located at 1214 Durand Drive in Puposky.
Day of Renewal services set at Sacred Heart
WILTON -- Sacred Heart Church of Wilton will hold Day of Renewal services from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb 26, at the church, 135 Third St. NW.
Brendan Case will share “Hearing the Voice of God: Practical tools to hear your Father's voice so that your prayer becomes a conversation.” Attendees are asked to bring a Bible and journal. Case is the author of "The Disciple's School of Prayer," "Relentless Pursuit," and "Manual of Praise," and has been preaching all over the U.S. since 1996, a release said.
Here is a schedule of events for the day:
Workshops will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Lunch will be from noon to 1 p.m.
Workshops from 1 to 5 p.m.
Soup dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Mass begins at 7 p.m.