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Faith matters: Mayville church celebrates 140th anniversary

Mayville church celebrates 140th anniversary Gran Lutheran Church in rural Mayville, N.D., will celebrate its 140th anniversary Sept. 8. The celebration will start with coffee and visiting at 9 a.m., with worship at 11 a.m. and a dinner to follow...

Mayville church celebrates 140th anniversary

Gran Lutheran Church in rural Mayville, N.D., will celebrate its 140th anniversary Sept. 8. The celebration will start with coffee and visiting at 9 a.m., with worship at 11 a.m. and a dinner to follow.

Gran Lutheran was organized Sept. 1, 1873, in affiliation with the Norwegian Synod. The name comes from the Gran community in the Hadeland District of Norway, where many members had roots. In 1878 the parish established possibly the first boarding school in the Dakota Territory. The schoolroom is being restored in preparation for the anniversary.

If you would like to attend please call (701) 786-3202.

Jewish High Holiday schedule announced

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B'nai Israel Synagogue of Grand Forks has announced its schedule of services for the Jewish High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah morning services will be Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. and Yom Kippur morning services will be Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. All members of the local Jewish community are welcome to attend.

For a full schedule of services, go to bnaiisraelnd.org.

Fertile church gets set for hoedown

St. Joseph's Catholic Church will be hosting the fourth annual Wild West Hoedown Sept. 7 at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Fertile, Minn. The event kicks off at 1 p.m. and includes games for kids, a silent and live auction, bingo, a barn dance and more. All proceeds will benefit St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

For a full schedule go to stjosephsfertile.com/hoedown2013.html. To donate contact Pat, (218) 945-3323.

Fall dinner scheduled for Thompson church

St. Jude's Catholic Church of Thompson, N.D., will be holding its fall dinner Sept. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. The menu will include turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin dessert, with more treats at the bake sale. The cost is $9 for adults, $6 for children 6-12, $3 for children 5 and under, and $9.50 for takeouts.

GF church prepares to hold Dave Ramsey class

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A free preview and information night for the Dave Ramsey Legacy Journey class will be held Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in New Life Foursquare Church, 321 Cottonwood St. The seven-week course begins Sept. 22 and aims to teach participants how to leave a legacy for generations to come.

For more information contact Joanne, (701) 775-3572.

Minto maternity home commemorates 10 years

St. Gianna's Maternity Home in Minto, N.D., will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a Celebrating the Gospel of Life Banquet Sept. 9 at the Alerus Center, 1200 42nd St. S. in Grand Forks. The event starts with a social at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Gloria Purvis, a keynote speaker at the Heartbeat International Conference in Dallas, Texas, will speak at the event.

To register or reserve a table, call board member Joan Schanilec at (701) 360-2499. The event is free, but donations are welcome.

Manvel church to hold fall dinner

St. Timothy's Catholic Church of Manvel, N.D., will be hosting its fall dinner Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manvel Senior/Community Center. All food will be homemade and include turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and dessert. There will also be a farmers market, bake sale and raffle.

Annual steak supper coming up in Petersburg

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Petersburg Lutheran Church has scheduled its annual Swiss Steak Supper for Sept. 15 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at 310 Fifth St., Petersburg, N.D.

Share news about community religious and church events by emailing news@gfherald.com ; include "Faith News" in the subject heading.

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