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Worship in Central Park Aug. 25

Churches Around the Park will hold ecumenical worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Aug. 25. The fellowship will begin with coffee at 9 a.m.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Youth Day is Sept. 21

Archdiocesan Youth Day will be Sept. 21 at Holy Family High School, Victoria, Minn. A special event just for high school age youth. Spend the day with Archbishop John Nienstedt, David Rinaldi and Sean Forrest, an international Catholic speaker, performing artist, author and retreat leader.

St. Pius V Catholic Church, Cannon Falls, will participate. Contact Debbie at 507-263-4680 for information.

South Troy offers hymn sing Sunday

South Troy Church wrap up its summer hymn sing series at 4 p.m. Sunday Aug. 25. Donations will go to keeping the historic corner on Highway 63 between Rochester and Zumbro Falls in good repair.

There will be special music and the traditional conclusion: the ice cream social outside.

For more information, call Pastor Colleen Hoeft at 507-259-1442.

Sunday supper 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 Aug. 18 at the First United Methodist Church, 403 East Ave.

'Castle Rock' comes to St. Paul's

St. Paul's Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school, "Castle Rock," Aug. 18, 19 and 20 . A potluck family supper will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, and VBS will run 6 to 8 p.m.

All children ages 3 through grade 5 are welcome to attend. Crafts, music and stories are planned.

Organist presents service concert

Charles Bonow will present his festival worship service concert, "Our Life In Christ," at St. John's Church at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday Aug. 18 and 7 p.m Monday Aug. 19.

Bonow, a former pastor of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, travels extensively presenting his service concerts at WELS churches throughout the country.

This concert will consist of a spoken message entwined with organ solos and congregational singing of well-loved hymns of faith. An offering for the support of Bonow's ministry will be collected..

English Lutheran will meet at Willow River

Sermons in Shorts, an outreach of English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, will gather at 4 p.m. Aug. 25 in Willow River State park. Activities will include disc play, fishing, fellowship and food. Bring an item for grilling.

Basilica choir comes to Lake City

The Basilica of St. Mary's Choir from Minneapolis will sing at 10 a.m. Sunday Aug. 18 at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake City.