August 11, 2008

Women’s Clubs Meet Thursday

Vacation Bible School starts at Mandan Nazarene Church Monday and continues from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day through Thursday. VBS is for children ages 5-12.

For more information, contact the church office at 663-8975. Mandan Nazarene is at 4209 Old Red Trail.

On Aug. 16, Christians of all faiths are expected to gather in Washington, D.C., for an event called "The Call,"with prayer activist Lou Engle.

The prayer event will focus on fasting and repentance. The live event will be streamed for viewing at The Fire Center in Mandan from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Fire Center is at 111 Collins Ave. The event is free for participants. For more information, call 258-6786 or visit

The topic schedule for August Bible studies for Prairie Table Ministries has been announced by the Rev. Scott Frederickson.

The noon Bible study and soup lunch meets Wednesdays at Faith Lutheran Church, 1402 E. Ave. C. Topics for August are "Judging," Aug. 13; "ADay in the Life," Aug. 20, and "Mercy, Not Sacrifice," Aug. 27. There will be no meeting Sept. 3.

Prairie Table Ministries also has a Late Night Worship at 7 p.m. Thursdays, a time of music, interactive prayer, Bible study and more.

New Life Church will hold weekly worship services at 6 p.m. each Saturday at Miller Elementary School, 1989 N. 20th St. Those attending should use back door No. 3 along Jackson Avenue. Services are set today, Aug. 16, 23 and 30, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27, and Oct. 4.

For more information, visit [email protected]

Karen Merkel, a longtime commissioned missionary from House of Prayer Lutheran Church, will present a sermon, "Lifting the Veil," at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday at the church at 1470 S. Washington St.

Merkel was commissioned in the 1960s and has served in Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Peru and South America. This is her 40th year as a missionary.

After the 11 a.m. service Sunday, a congregational potluck luncheon is planned at noon to celebrate her visit. All are welcome.

The Seal America campaign will hold a public communion service on the steps of the State Capitol at 11:23 a.m. today. For more information on the Seal America campaign, visit

Bismarck Baptist Church has announced the installation of its new pastor, the Rev. Merle Hoots, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Hoots is originally from North Dakota, having grown up near Goodrich. He attended college and seminary in Edmonton, Alberta, and recently graduated from Providence Theological Seminary near Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a doctor of ministry degree.

Hoots has served as pastor of churches in Edmonton and Drumheller, Alberta; Buffalo Center, Iowa; Herreid, S.D., and Minot before coming to Bismarck Baptist Church. He is married to Dianne and they have two daughters, Melissa and Rebekah.

Mandan United Methodist Church, 610 12th St. N.W., will be holding "Power Lab" Vacation Bible School starting Monday. Sessions run from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. through Friday for children in preschool through fifth grade. Attendance is free. For more information or to register, call 663-8909 and leave a message.

Anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, whether in treatment or remission, is welcome to attend the cancer support group that meets the second Thursday of each month in the library at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 1143 N. 26th St.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday for an hour of support, prayer and devotions. Families are welcome. Those attending are asked to use the north entrance.

Joy Johnson, Regina, Saskatchewan, will be the speaker for the meetings Thursday of the Bismarck-Mandan Christian Women's Clubs. Her topic is "Abundance of Love." Reservations and cancellations are necessary by Tuesday.

"Abundance of Love" is the theme of the Brunch Club at 9:30 a.m. at the Bismarck Eagles Club, 313 N. 26th St. The program's special feature will be "Service Dogs for America." Music is by Don Engbrecht. The cost is $7. For reservations, call Cheryl at 258- 6191.

"Fashions for Fall" is the theme of the Luncheon Meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the Bismarck Municipal Country Club, 930 Griffin St. The program is a style review by the Dress Barn. Music is by Carrine and Holly Hochhalter. The cost is $8. For free nursery or luncheon reservations, call Jan at 222-8558.

"Tea for Two or More" is the theme of the After 5 Light Dinner at 6 p.m., also at the Bismarck Country Club. The program will feature "Take time for Tea" by June Kraft, Burleigh County home economist. The cost is $8.50. For reservations, call Lenora at 223-0912.

These groups are affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

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