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Church briefs for March 12 & 13

Eat at a Community Meal this Sunday

The Community Meal/Sunday Supper will begin at 5 p.m. March 13 at First United Methodist Church. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will provide the servers. This is a free meal and is open to everyone.

Ecumenical worship is at Methodist Church

Churches Around the Park are taking turns hosting Wednesday night services during Lent. Supper will follow the first service each evening.

The 5 p.m. March 16 service will be at First United Methodist Church. Pastor Kristen Schlauderaff of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will preach. She also will preach at the 6:30 p.m. service at First Lutheran Church.

Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony to perform at Christ Episcopal

Christ Episcopal Church in Red Wing will present the Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony at 4 p.m. Sunday March 20. The symphony is in its 35th season and regularly performs in Rochester and the surrounding area.

The concert at Christ Church will feature symphonies by Haydn and Schubert, and additional works by Bach, Finzi and Brahms.

Special guest performers will be the Red Wing Singers directed by Bill Foot.

“Christ Church has a beautiful building,” said Father Tristan English. “We are pleased to open our doors to the whole community for this concert and other types of events in the future. We are especially pleased that proceeds from this concert will be used to support music for young people; through a donation to Sound Strings.”

Sound Strings is a nonprofit organization providing free Suzuki violin lessons to Red Wing students as young as 5.

The Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony is under the direction of Dr. John A. Schultz who is celebrating his 30th season with the Chamber Symphony.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children under the age of 12. They will be available at the door.

Respite care available

Faith in Action volunteers will provide short-term relief for a caregiver. They do not provide care services, but a caring presence to relieve the caregiver to attend a support group, shop, or enjoy a personal activity.

The respite can be two to four hours. For information, call 651-327-2400.

Books can be delivered

In cooperation with the Red Wing Public Library, Faith in Action volunteers are matched with individuals unable to get to the library. The volunteers will pick-out books, deliver to an individual and then return them through the Book House Call program. Timing is arranged with the receivers and the volunteers. For information, call 651-327-2400.

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