religion

  by Bob Grawey Staff writer At this very moment, an estimated 27 million people are enslaved throughout the world, including here in the United States, according to International Justice Mission (IJM), a human rights agency that works to rescue people from such situations. That is more than the entire number of people forced into […]

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To encourage people to recycle and become more green in their personal footprint, Union Congregational Church in Elk River is planning a sale Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Going Green” items such as furniture, clothing, crafts and fresh produce will be offered, along with new and used books. Union Congregational members […]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer Elk River United Methodist’s new pastor, JoAnne Amaral, has already tackled camp with the youth of her church, and is full of fresh ideas to get her church more involved in the community, too. United Methodist’s first female pastor comes to Elk River from serving as the pastor in a […]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer Tom Meyer of  Wordsower will give a one-person presentation on parts of the Bible at Bible Baptist Church in Otsego. The Aug. 11 performance begins at 7 p.m. as Meyer tells Old Testament stories from memory as ancient Israelites did thousands of years ago. It is a powerful way Jewish […]

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Evan Anwyl will become the eighth called principal for St. John Lutheran School in Nowthen. The installation of Anwyl has been planned for 9 a.m. Sunday, June 26, in the sanctuary at St. John Lutheran. See next week’s Star News for more details.  

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by Jim Boyle Editor After 18 months of relative obscurity running out Westwood Elementary School, The Crossing Church’s Zimmerman campus has moved into its newest permanent facility in the former Lane’s grocery store. The church will host its first Sunday church service May 22. Most of the 150 parishioners who found The Crossing tucked away […]

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A Community Prayer and Healing Service is planned for Sunday, May 15 at Christ Church in Otsego. The service begins at 7 p.m. and will feature a worship team consisting of singers and musicians from various local churches. A number of pastors representing different local churches will also be on hand to pray with people. […]

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On behalf of my colleagues in the Elk River Ministerial Association, I invite the citizens of Elk River to observe the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5. There are three opportunities planned for the community. At 7 a.m. a prayer breakfast will be held at Central Lutheran Church at 1103 School St. Prayers […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Parishioners at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Elk River took turns pounding a nail into a cross at the close of the church’s annual Good Friday Tenebrae service. It was one of many symbolic measures throughout the night designed to help Christians dig into their faith and reflect on Jesus Christ’s death […]

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