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Vasa Lutheran serves dinner

Vasa Lutheran Church will serve a free dinner of ham and scalloped potatoes Jan. 8. Dinners are the second Wednesday serving from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. through May. For more information, call 651-258-4279.

Sunday supper served Jan. 12, 19

Sunday Supper/Loaves and Fishes is a full meal prepared and served free of charge and open to everyone. It is being served twice in January.

Meals will be at 5 p.m. Sundays Jan. 12 and 19 at First United Methodist Church, 403 East Ave.

‘Joyeux Noel’ shows tonight

The movie “Joyeux Noel” will be shown at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 4 at First Lutheran Church. The movie tells the true story of Christmas 1914 on the frontline of the Great War when opposing soldiers established a truce for Christmas Eve. Popcorn will be served.

Bible study begins

Pastor Brian Scott will begin a Bible study on the Gospel of John at 2 p.m. Thursdays at First Lutheran Church. The lessons will be “In the beginning was the word” Jan. 9, “You who have no sin cast the first stone” Jan. 16, “Lazarus, come out!” Jan. 23 and “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another” Jan. 30.

Bonhoeffer group meets Jan. 11

The Bonhoeffer Society of Red Wing, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday Jan. 11 at First Covenant Church. Open to anyone, the group discusses his life and writings.

Bonhoeffer was one of the first Germans to recognize and resist Adolph Hitler’s capacity for evil. The Nazis hanged Bonhoeffer just before the end of World War II.

Make shawls

People who knit or crochet are invited to help make prayer shawls. They are blessed in prayer and made available to those who need healing and encouragement.

Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 9 at 1845 Bohmbach Drive; 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 21 at English Lutheran Church, Ellsworth; and 5:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 16 at First Lutheran Church, Red Wing.

‘Black and Blue’ tackles domestic violence

The Outreach Board of First Lutheran Church in Lake City will host “Black and Blue,” a presentation on domestic violence and its impact on the community, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 18.

Guest speakers will be Brittany Schneider, widow of fallen Lake City police officer Shawn Schneider; Karrie Kelly, assistant Wabasha County attorney; Kris Kvols, executive director of HOPE Coalition, which runs the Haven of Hope shelter in Red Wing; and Jeff Clark, psychologist and domestic violence counselor. They will share important information on the many facets of domestic violence and how it has impacted their lives and how their agencies or offices can help.

This event is open to people of all ages and genders. Reservation are not required but will be accepted. Email

An offering will be taken to offset expenses. Light refreshments will be served.