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Church briefs in the Feb. 9 R-E

Toll Free group to perform

The Toll Free Handbell Ensemble will perform at 1 p.m. Sunday Feb. 17 at First Lutheran Church. The foursome tackles the challenge of playing 61 handbells with only eight hands.

After exploring much of the published handbell music repertoire, the members began to create arrangements and design concerts about interesting and unusual themes.

This concert will give a nod to the music from Oscar-nominated and Oscar-winnning movies from the 1930s to present. Toll Free will play standards including "Lullaby of Broadway," "The Entertainer" and "Moon River" as well as contemporary pieces such as "Jai Ho."

Toll Free often incorporates other musicians. This concert will feature Andy Schultz on flute and percussion, Amanda Svendset on piano and percussion, Mark Jeddeloh on percussion and Brian Jeddeloh as baritone soloist, who also plays guitar.

For more information, call the church at 651-388-9311.

First Lutheran will serve waffle breakfast

Dad's Belgian Waffles returns to First Lutheran Church Sunday Feb. 17. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will run 8 a.m. to noon.

The menu also will feature sausages and beverages. Fixings will include nine types of syrup plus whipped topping.

Advance tickets are $7. At the door, adults pay $7.50 and children ages 6 to 10 pay $4.50. Children 5 and under eat free.

Tickets available from Dick Houghton at 651-388-5870 or Ken Johnson at 651-388-7079.

Loaves and Fishes meal will be served

Sunday Supper/Loaves and Fishes is a full meal prepared and served free of charge and open to everyone. It is being served at 5 p.m. Sunday Feb. 10 at the First United Methodist Church in Red Wing located at 403 East Ave.

'Centering Prayer' event planned at St. Joe's

"Taking Centering Prayer into Everyday Life" is the theme of a morning program Saturday Feb. 16 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The program will include periods of centering prayer and the presentation with discussion.

People who practice centering prayer as well as those who are interested in learning about this meditative form of prayer are invited to attend.

The event will begin at 8:45 a.m. with registration and conclude at noon. The group will meet in the Trinity Conference Room. Please use the entrance door off Eighth Street and park in the small lot.

For more information to register, call 651-388-7921.

Artist will paint during Ash Wednesday worship

United Lutheran Church will have worship at 5 and 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Feb. 13.

These services will be reflective in nature, bringing the word of God to life through music, meditation and art. Paul Oman will paint a large mural throughout each service.

Call the church for more information.