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iVednesday, May 23, 2012 FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Ba[le),, Minnesota - Pase 15 ST. PHILLIP'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH The Rv. George Ross, Supervising Priest The Rev. Lisa White Smith, Assistant ,% Priest Wednesday: 7 p.m. AA Meeting. ': Sunday: Sunday School 10 a.m., 1-6 t grade; , Worship at 11 a.m. b: NEE GON NEE LUTHERAN % CHURCH Roy Lake, Star Route Malmomen, Minn. 56557 :3? Sunday: Join ns for Worship at 9 a.m.; . Sunday School 9:45 a.m. " PINE BEND f|, UNTIED METHODIST MISSION Rev. Don Gundwin *L Office: (218) 687-3900 2: Sunday: 11 a.m. Worship and . Sunday School. -'[" LENGBY BAPTIST CHURCH . Rt. 1 Box 1376, Lengby, MN 56651 Pastor Mark Erickson '" Sunday: 11 a.m. Worship Services/Children's Church. ,, Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible Study/Kid's Time. .r- t LIGHTHOUSE FELLOWSHIP (Pentecostal) '= Pastor Stephen Bennett IL (218) 785-2706, Shevlin, Minn. ! Sunday: Worship 10 a.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Youth Group; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study. GRACE CHAPEL l Hwy92, 10Miles. South of Bogley  Pastor Chris Conger V- Phone: (218) 657-2222 -Sunday, April 8:6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise " service at 20570 County 2, Shevlin; 7:30 ;?,a.nL Breakfast at Grace Chapel; 8:30 a.m. Easter Worship service. flruesday, April 10:7 p.m. Prayer meeting. tLWednesday, April ll: 6:30 p.m. AWANA d ALIDA & RICE ,1 FREE LUTHERAN CHURCHES Pastor Karl Anderson " Parsonage (218) 65%2790 Church (218) 657-2576 C ALmA , Sunday: 9 a.m.. Morning Worship. D" RICE , Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship. bl Saturday: 7:30 a.m. Men's Breakfast and Bible Study. KINGDOM HALL OF ; JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ' 204 Sand Lake Ave. NW i Bagley Phone: (218) 694-2075 "" Thursday: 7:30 p.m. - 9:10 p.m. , Congregation Bible Study;  Theocratic Ministry School; Service Meeting. bl Sunday: I0 a.m. Bible Discourse & .- i: Watchtower Study. It_ RICE LAKE AREA FELLOWSHIP _: ASSEMBLY OF GOD 5 miles west of Bagley on Hwy. 2 and 10 miles south on Cty. Rd. 7 JPastor: Timothy Brown from Assembly i of God in White Earth, MN Sunday Evening Services at 4 p.m. C Potluck Fellowship following. LANDSTAD LUTHERAN CHURCH Wm. Goodman, Pastor " Sunday service 8:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:40 a.m. ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH .Corner Of Central U .W.2k FS " " .... R'La'Rt Ae; IN; ",:!i r Bagley; MN 56621 (218) 694-6416 Pastor: Fr. David J. Super b Pastoral Associate: St. nebra Berry,  SMP St. Joseph's Church Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. ?!.Call for weekday Mass times, 694-6416 St. Mary's, Fosstun. / Sunday Mass at 8:45 a.m. CALVARY EVANGELICAL FREE ' CHURCH  13 Bagley Avenue NW . Rick Moore, Pastor: 776-2434 Home (218) 694-2517 Church '4:' Sunday: 9:30 a.n Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. Tuesday: 10 a.m. Bible study at church. i COUNTRY FAITH CHURCH i I tulle south ofCIenrbrook, 2 miles t west ' on County Road 6.  Senior Pastor Larry Dorman -- Associate Pastor Jim Binder !-' Youth Pastor 23"oy Churness e' Children's Minister Nikki Juve wwcouna'yfaiOcorg ' Sunday, May 27:9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. Worship service. Tuesday, May 29:6:30 a.m. Men's Prayer. Wednesdays, Care groups in various homes. EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA Pastor Robert Kh'ehman Clenrbrook, Leonard Parish Phone (218) 776-3139 Good Shepherd Sunday, May 27:9 a.m. Worship service/ communion. Our Savior's ~ Leonard Wednesday, May 23: Sunday school kids ditch cleaning. Sunday, May 27:11 a.m. Worship service/ communion. Joint Activities Wednesday, May 23:2 p.m. Parish Book of Faith. C "r, REDEEMER EVANGELICAL V', LUTHERAN CHURCH, LC-MS Pastor Linden Wendzel ICorner of Hwy. 2 & Red Lake Ave. SW, ', PO Box E - Bagley, MN Church Phone: (218) 694-6258 Parsonage Phone: (218) 694-2327 Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion on the 1  and rd 3 Sundays of the month; Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. (Sept. - May) Adult Ble Class: 10:45 a.m. Pastor's Office Days: Mun. - Thurs. RURAL LUTHERAN CHURCHES ELCA Pastor Steven McCaughan " Phone (218) 694-2962 r:" ZION i? Sunday, May 27:9:30 a.m. Worship service. " ' BETHEL The conversation was in passing, but it touched something deep within. It stirred the very core of who I am. It began with the news, "Your grandma's brother died, Harold Schaffer." My husband had picked up a little newspaper. It's from a town in ' southern Minnesota, Slayton, where my morn grew up. Days earlier, I'd received an e-mail that another gem had passed, Will Beers, the editor of the little paper he was now reading. I remember talking to Mr. Beers over the phone as he recalled my morn and grandparents. Enunciating their names in soft tones of love, his voice intonations were similar to that of my grandmother's. It's as if all Good stock poured forth when I heard her pronounce my name. "Oh Kathy," she'd say in gentle greeting. Grandma's voice tones, grandma's words, and grandma's actions all exuded the rareness of unconditional love. I spoke to my husband. "I come from good stock, you know!" And I meant every word to no credit of my own. And, within minutes, waves of memories came forth. From the potlucks in the old St. Anne's Church basement, to the visits on the farm each weekend, to the flowers picked in grandma's garden, they flooded like a dam bursting within. Suddenly, I could see what my husband and I have at the center of our relationship, his roots, good stock, and that binds. It's not the degrees, the or the fortune that lasts. It's not the travels, with whom we rub shoulders, and it's not the vacations we've taken worldwide that makes roots sturdy. What matters most are things that are generationally caught: commitment, follow through, stability, the land, the work ethic, the compassion for others, and the inclusion of all. In our family, nobody was ever better than any other; we were all treasured just because we were family. The handpicked vase of flowers from the garden which was upon the table was just one example of love literally home grown. The jars of canning in the basement, the veggies from the garden, and the time allowed to dream in the hammock were all pieces of the puzzle that made up life while growing up. Shared cookbook with names you could recognize were powers that be, and from time to time, milk right from the cow. All of this was fresh offthe farm. It may not seem like much, but when experiencing it day in and day out, that consistency is the stabilizer of life. You know its power when the next generation begins to put the flowers upon the table, the jars full of canning are appreciated whether purchased or homemade, and there is time taken to swing in the familiar rhythm of life. These are roots. They go deep, and they keep the stocks sturdy for generations to come. Philippians 1:6 says, "Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." Rest assured, we can't...but He will. Amen. Bagley Co-op Association Bulk Deliveries, LP Gas, Complete Automotive Service Front End Allignment & Farm The Service 694-6228 ~ Bagley, MN !1 I GALEN'S1 SUPERVALU, oo. Open 7 days a week till 9 p m Bagley 694-6212 the love grandma had was education, the pride, the fame, recipes from the church How to be enriched by remembering I FARMERS battle because of his brief into prison. Still, in that from slavery and asked that INDEPENDENT but enduring "Gettysburg dark place, Joseph remained they carry him with them as a Makes a Great Gift! Address,' which is repeated faithful, believing God would reminder of God's faithfulness Memorial Day, originally in memorials across the ultimately bring good out of to him during dark days and called Decoration Day, was first celebrated on May 30, 1868 on an order from General John Logan. In 1882, the name was changed to Memorial Day. Surprisingly, this day to honor loved ones who have died and share in patriotic services didn't become a national holiday until 1971. Originally a day set aside to honor those who gave their lives fighting for freedom, Memorial Day has now become a special time for remembering all who have died and for decorating their graves. Memorial Day has its roots in the fierce and costly battle at Gettysburg, where thousands from both the Union and Confederate armies perished during the Civil War. Most associate President Abraham Lincoln with this historic Buried treasure nation on this day we stop to remember. But is all this remembering good for us? Does it enrich us or push us into pits of remorse? Is there a biblical call for such national looking back? The answer lies in a command given by Joseph, one the Patriarchs of Israel, who in his youth was sold into slavery by his envious brothers. Then things got worse. Joseph's master's wife tried to seduce him while her prosperous husband was away on a business trip. Talk about sexual harassment on the job! When Joseph refused the immoral advances of this temptress and ran from her, she caught a piece of his clothing and used it as evidence for a trumped up rape charge, causing him to be thrown his dismal circumstances. While in prison, Joseph interpreted a dream for Pharaoh's former butler. When the butler was released and regained his job, he recommended Joseph as one who could tell the king the meaning of a troubling dream; one that predicted seven good years ahead for Egypt followed by seven years of famine. Pharaoh was so impressed by Joseph's wisdom, insights and his walk with God that he made him his top man. Joseph's prayers were answered beyond his wildest dreams...but in God's time. Joseph died at the ripe old age of 110 years and was buried in Egypt, but his final request was to finally be transported home (Genesis 50:25). He foresaw the coming miracle of Israel's escape Life Several years ago, we UNDER AN OPEN HEAVEN =. decider, ,to ,.bay,, a. , metal ! detector to use on our farm. of junk! Piles of rust 'nails 'chose a spot where years ago Sometimes after working and bottle caps, to old bent :the owners of this farm threw on a silo unloader we use it to look for lost nuts or bolts in the feed. It also comes in handy at times for finding metal pieces after working on a piece of machinery in the grass or dirt. It has proven itself very useful and valuable over the years for which we are very thankful. Besides using it for work though, it has been a lot of fun to play around with treasure hunting. We as a family enjoy doing fun stuff together. Jeanne and I have seen over the years that with all the pressure the world puts on young people today, it is vitally important for parents to be good role models to their children and to be good friends to them too. By so doing, children will be greatly blessed and it will help them go in the right direction in life. After we bought our metal detector, we started searching for buried treasure all over the farm here. We found lots up silverware to spent bullet cartridges. Once in a while our detector would give off a different signal, that's when we would get excited. Would it be a twenty dollar gold piece? Or would it be a silver dollar? We never knew until one of us dug down and found the prize. We never did find a gold or silver piece, but we did find some old brass water valves and small pieces of copper at times. We did find money once though, we found a quarter dated from the 1970s. It had been in the ground a long time because it had lost all its shine. Since it was only worth 25 cents and not in the best condition, we put it back into circulation. Hopefully that helped the U.S. economy out! One evening in the summer time after we had milked the cows and fed them, we still had good daylight left so the kids and I decided to go treasure hunting again. We put adokof their junk. : Then R happened, we were digging down finding some real treasures when Jeanne came up behind us wanting one of us to come help her with something. The kids excitedly replied, "But, Mom, we're finding buried treasure!" The saying, "one man's junk is another man's treasure," is most certainly true. What did we find you ask? We found two old U.S. army medals. I ended up doing a lot of research on them and came to the conclusion that the recipient had served in WWlI, Korea or Vietnam. Apparently, after the war veteran returned home here, he didn't think much of the medals he received and threw them away. The medals were still in pretty good shape considering how long they had been in the earth. It appears though that he was somewhat hard on them before he threw them away. in securing their freedom. He believed remembering would enrich their lives and build their faith so left a lasting legacy about focusing on the work of God in his life. Like the rest of us, Joseph wasn'tperfect, but it'sunlikely that those who carried him on their shoulders as they headed home gave any thought to whatever faults they may have known about in him. Instead, it's likely they focused on his faith. And as we pause to remember those who've traveled home ahead of us, we'll be enriched by following their example. Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech, net I know many war veterans suffered greatly in serving our country. Many of them returned home very bitter and disillusioned. I think that was the case of the veteran that threw his medals away here. I along with many Americans want to say to all the veterans, both living and dead, "Thank you very much for serving our country so faithfully so that we can enjoy all the freedoms and privileges that we have been so blessed with. Your service was not in vain." As for the two old war medals we found here, I'm keeping them. Even though I could not find out who the man was that received them, I think highly of him. For it took a lot for him to leave his family and farm behind and go and serve on a foreign field of war. To him and to all who have served in the past and are currently serving we owe a great debt of gratitude. Tom Heck, his wife Jeanne, and their two children, Catherine and Joshua, own and operate a 35 cow, 159 acre dairy farm in northwestern W1. Contact Tom at: lifeonthefamilyfarm@ Copyright 2012 by Tom Heck. All rights reserved. Organ donor awareness: Know your risks A shocking article in this month's Discover magazine has renewed concern over end-of- life treatment for those willing to donate their organs after death. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life is calling attention to the issue on behalf of donors and recipients. "One of the pro-life movement's guiding principles is that every human being, regardless of their strong or weak physical state, has an inalienable right to life, and that right cannot be infringed upon by others," said MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. The Discover article explains how, in 1968, a group of doctors established an entirely new definition of death: the loss of "personhood." This subjective, philosophical determination of "brain death" is now the standard which enables physicians to declare a person to be dead, and then keep the "beating- heart cadaver" warm, pink and breathing until transplant procedures can be performed. Dr. Michael DeVita of the University of Pittsburgh's Medical Center describes this new category of humanity as only "pretty dead." In 1971, a Minnesota team observed reflexes in moribund patients that looked like signs of life, and pregnant women declared brain-dead have gestated their babies for weeks -- in one case, for 107 days. Transplant physicians are reluctant to discuss the possibility that a "brain-dead" organ donor can feel pain. The cover of this month's Discover offers an ire-and- dire quote: "The organ harvest proceeded over the objections of the anesthesiologist, who saw the brain-dead donor react to the scalpel..." "Being a 'donor' means different things to different people. Caution is advised and education is the key for any donor," Fischbach added. "A donor's compassion and generosity represent pro-life ideals-- donating blood, plasma, bone marrow and even a kidney can result in little to no impact on the donor's health. We just want them to be well informed when they give their consent." Knowledge of current health care directive laws is crucial. In Minnesota, health care providers are required to follow a patient's advance care directive (living will, etc.). A patient cannot be denied nutrition and hydration, even at the end of life. "Nobody knows what, if anything, brain-dead patients experience, and none of them could plausibly return to consciousness to tell us," wrote Discover Editor-in-Chief Corey Powell. "All we can do is read on i; i ., ..... : . ,  iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiili!iiiii00i : ,; t : A little girl was trying to hug her father, but he was too tall. =Bend down Daddy," she cried, "so can reach you." Before God sent i., SI into the world,,  too, seemed beyond our reach. God the Father became God the'Srh and lived amonglusio we could come to know and understand Him, God became Man in the Person of His Son. Like us, He was born of a woman. But unlike us, He had no earthly father. His life, which began without sin, was lived without sin. He went about doing good for all- healing the sick and providing hope for the crises of life. After all of the good that He did, He voluntarily went to the cross and died for our sins, expressing the love of God, His Father. He's the same today. Right now, as always, He's reaching out to us with His enduring and unending love. This is a great time to reach out toHim and tell Him we love Him and are thankful for all He's done for us. Visit us . at www. SowerMinistries. org DON "T DRINI00 AND DRIVE I and take one more step toward an information-based ethics -- one that respects death while giving primacy to life." %,Sunday, May 27:11 a,m. Worship service. Solway Every Monday: 8 p.m. AA/Alanon. FIRST BAPTIST, CLEARBROOK SOLWAY LUTHERAN CHURCH " (218) 776-3252 Sunday, May 27:9 a.m. Worship service. 5 Pastor Verlyn Stronge Communion every 1st and 3rd Sunday. Home (218) 776.3262 CLEARWATER LUTHERAN Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; CHURCH f 11 a.m. Church. Sunday, May 27:10:45 a.m. Worship 3 services. FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH Communion every 1st and 3rd Sunday ,3 32  Bagley Ave. NW IN) Box 297 LENGBY LUTHERAN PARISH Art Bagley, MN 56621 Pastor Mark Faugstad Phone 668-2211 (218) 694-2631 (office) 668-2246 (home) " Sunday, May 27:9 a.m. Sunday scbool; 9:05 a.m. "Christ for Us"  10 a.m. Sunday service, on 96.7 FM, KKCQ. ', Communion every 1st and 2nd Sunday. Our Savior's  Bagley " Sunday, May 27:9 a.m. Divine Service; t 10:15 a.m. Sunday school. SOLWAY LUTHERAN CHURCH 3 CLEARWATER (Shevlin) St. Paul's ~ Lengby ?t LUTHERAN Sunday, May 27:9 a.m. Sunday school; "/r P.O. Box 9, Shevlin, biN. 56676 10:30 a.m. Divine service. (218) 785-2146 . FAITH HILLASsEMBLY OF GOD 473 Schilling Road SE Bagley, MN 56621 (218) 694-2O46 Pastor John Swanson Sunday services: 9 a.m. Prayer; 9:30 a.m. Sunday scbool; 10:30 a.m. Morning worship; 7 p.m. Bible study; * 1 Sunday Communion *4th Sunday Pot Blessing Meal. Wednesday Night: 6:30 p.m. Boy's and Girl's Ministry. GRACE FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH Bagley, MN 56621 Ray King, Interim Pastor Office (218) 694-6570 Parsonage (218) 694-6656 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School. Church Council 1" Wednesday of the month. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Clearbrook, MN. President Samuel B. Sparhnwk (218) 556-6707 Sunday: 10 a.m. Service; 11:10 a.m. Sunday School; 11:20 a.m. Primary; 12:10 p.m. Priesthood and Relief Society; 12:10 p.m. Young women's. SELL LAKE COMMUNITY , CHURCH Dr. Jeff Wisdom, Pastor (218) 657-2430 County Rd. 2 Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Services. FAITH BIBLE CHAPEL OF CLOVER 53239 269* Avenue Leonard, MN. 56652 Thursday: 6 p.m. prayer; 7 p.m. Bible study. Every other Friday: 7 p.m. Men's meeting. Last Friday of the month: 7 p.m. Women's meeting. Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Church. NON-DENOMINATIONAL BELIEVERS Believers who obey the commandments of GOd and have the testimony of the Lord Jesus (Rev. 12:17) are assembling weekly in homes call (218) 776-2117 for more information. Homeless shelter Food & help for those in need. GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH 18633 350th Ave. Bagley, MN 56621 (218) 694-2507 Pastor Erie Olson Every Tuesday, 9 a.m. - Breakfast Club Public Welcome-Free will offering. Saturday,  Service at 6:30 p.n "'No matter who you am, or where you are in Ife's journey, them "s a place for you here. '" POPLAR LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor John Anderson (218)668-2288 or (218)694-2591 . Sunday: Sunday school 9:15 a.m.; Worship lervice 10:45 a.m. GRACE CHAPEL Hwy 92, 10 miles south of Bngley Pastor Chris Conger (218)657-2222 Sunday: 9 a.m. Prayer time; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10A5 a.m. Worship service. Tuesday: 7 p.m. Prayer Circle.  Wednesday: 10 a.m.Bible study; 6 p.m. Youth group. ; !