The Rev. Van V. Bredeson will give his final sermon as a member of the staff at Bethel Lutheran Church on Sunday. After 22 years as the church’s education, family and youth pastor, Bredeson is looking for his next call.
Father James Dabruzzi will observe 60 years of ministry with a reception Thursday, May 30. In fact, May 30 will mark exactly 60 years to the day that he was ordained at Josephinum Chapel in Worthington, Ohio.
The community is invited to remember family and friends who have died by attending the annual ADORAY Hospice Memorial Program on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. The non-denominational program is being held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 503 County UU, Hudson. Everyone is welcome. ADORAY Hospice takes this time to honor and remember patients who have died on their hospice service during the past year.
Saint Patrick Parish will present nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, Steve Angrisano in concert at Saint Patrick Church, Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30). There is no charge for admission, but free will donations will gladly be accepted.
An estimated 2,000 to 2,500 people turned out for the 15th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt started by Christ Center Assembly of God Church.
This year, Christ Center had help from nearby Harvestime Outreach Church.
The Rev. Stephanie Anthony, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, calls Easter the biggest celebration in the Christian church year. “Christmas gets all the ‘press,’ but we wouldn’t be celebrating Christmas if it were not for the resurrection at Easter,” Anthony said.
“I think overall there is just tremendous excitement and enthusiasm for the person who was selected and for the name he chose,” said Father John Gerritts, senior pastor of the parish. “I think he is going to emphasize in a very vibrant way the church’s call to reach out and serve the poor, to evangelize, to be a missionary church, to be a church that lives what it preaches.”
Eight members of Saint Patrick Church in Hudson recently returned from Yalpemech, Guatemala. Saint Patrick Church and San Jose Church in Yalpemech became Sister Parishes in the winter of 1998. Members of the group who visited Yalpemech are, pictured with Sr. Johannes Klas, front from left, Megan Schmidknecht, Isaac Young, Claire Zajac and Cita Regan; back, James Kroll, Shawn Schmidtknecht, Klas, Fr. Patrick McConnell and Tom Kroll. Read more about their trip in the March 14 print edition of the Hudson Star Observer.
Thomas R. Smith will be reading from his chap-book "The Legacy of John Lennon" at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday March 17, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls, 8010 N. Highway 65. Participants will be invited to join in the singing and an open dialogue. After the meeting, stay for the chili cook-off.
Saint Patrick Church is in the midst of a capital campaign to raise $2.5 million over the next three years. The goal of the campaign, entitled, “Foundation for Our Future” is to significantly reduce parish debt as well as support the Diocese of Superior.
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