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Taste of Welch planned at Cross of Christ

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church women will hold the annual Taste of Welch Mission Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 11. There will be a craft sale, bake sale, lunch, raffle and free items.

Cross of Christ is located at 24036 County 7 Blvd.

Brunch planned Oct. 13

The River Valley Christian Women’s Connection will hold “Design for the Future” brunch at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in the St. James Hotel’s Laurentine Room.

Bonnie Neisess of Milford, Iowa, will present “The Ultimate Treasure.” Life offers many treasures, but don’t miss the ultimate one, she said. She also will share her teacup collection.

Reservations and cancellations are essential by Wednesday Oct. 8. Email or call Cathy at 651-388-3179.

Baird to perform Oct. 11

Matt Baird, lead vocalist for the Christian band Spoken, will perform an acoustic concert at Cornerstone Church 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 11.

Sunday meals set

Sunday Supper/Loaves and Fishes meal will be served at 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on:

Oct. 12, served by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; Oct. 19, by Boy Scout Troop 31; Oct. 26, by St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The full meal is served at no charge.

Vasa serves dinner

Vasa Lutheran Church will serve roast beef for a community dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 8 in the Vasa Lutheran Center. Worship with Communion will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Southeast Deanery holds fall meeting

The Southeast Deanery will meet at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Coates, Minnesota, Thursday Oct. 9. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by a business meeting.

The program at 10 a.m. will be “From the Pew to the Poll,” by the Catholic Advocacy Network. Rosary and Mass are planned.

The cost is $8. Call reservations into Sandy Karnick at 651-437-2628 by Oct. 5.

Pork roast dinner

Svea Lutheran Church in Hager City will hold its annual pork roast dinner Oct. 12 from noon to 2 p.m.

Blessing of the Animals

Christ Episcopal Church will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a Blessing of the Animals ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday on the front lawn. St. Francis is legendary for preaching to the birds and animals.

All are welcome to participate in the non-denominational ceremony by bringing a pet or special animal (on a leash, of course.)