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hurch & Social Obituaries HARVEY ANDY MESSNER Harvey Andy Messner, 84, of Baxter, died Friday, March 21,2014 at Essentia Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2014 at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with Dr. Daniel Messner officiating. Family and friends gathered one hour prior to services and stayed for a luncheon at the Brenny Funeral Chapel Re- ception Room. Interment was at Baxter City Cemetery. Harvey was born March 11, 1930, in Winthrop, MN, the son of Levi and Mac (Miller) Messner. On Novem- ber 24, 1951, he married Verda Hagg in Winthrop. The couple moved to the Twin Cities area in 1960 and Harvey worked at Federal Cartridge in Anoka for 25 years. Following retire- ment, they moved to the Brainerd Lakes Area in 1994. Harvey had an excellent work ethic and was mechanically in- clined. He enjoyed wood- working and gardening. He liked to golf and travel. Har- vey loved to play pranks and especially enjoyed spending time and sharing laughs with his family, children, grand- children, and great grandchil- dren. He will be missed by his wife of 62 years, Verda; chil- dren, Debra (Clifford) Borden, of Merrifield, Dr. Daniel (Lois) Messner, of Lima, OH, and Darren (Kristy) Messner, of Belle Fourche, SD; siblings, Hazel Schmidt, Mike Messner, Don Messner, Marvin Mess- ner, Melvin Messner, Shirley Demm, Idabell Witt, and Jerry Messner, l l grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Harold and Raymond. Please visit to leave a message of comfort and sup- port for Harvey's family. APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN Winthrop Sunday Worship; 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 pan. CLEAR LAKE BAPTIST Pastor Reverend R. Flores Gibbon Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Everyone welcome. EVANGELICAL COVENANT Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier Winthrop Wed., March 26; 9 aan. Prayer and coffee. Thurs., March 27; 9:30 aan. Women's Bible study; 6:30 p.m. Men's Bible study at Peiks'. Sun., March 30; 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:45 aan. Sunday school; 12 noon; MOPS baked po- tato bar fundraiser. Wed., April 2; 9 aan. Prayer and coffee; 7:30 pan. Youth group meeting. FAITH UNITED CHURCH Pastor Eric Haugan Winthrop Sun., March 30; 9 a.m. Wor- ship; 10:15 a.m. Sunday school. PEACE LUTHERAN Pastor Bob Miner 507-64%5374 W'mthrop Wed., March 26; Confirmation 4 pan. 7th, 8th Grade; 5 p.m. 9th Grade; 6 p.m. Lenten supper; 7 pan. Lenten worship. Fri., March 28; 9 aan. Volun- teers collate newsletter. Sat., March 29; 1:30 pan. De- votions at the Care Center; 10 aan. - noon Wedding shower for Andy Melius and Sarah Bannister. Sun., March 30; 9 a.m. Wor- ship; 10 a.m. Fellowship; 10:15 a.m. Sunday school; 11:15 a.m. Praise worship. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES Catholic Church Area Catholic Parishes Winthrop March - April 2014: Saturday 4 p.m. Gibbon; 5:30 pan.Franklin. Sunday 8:30 aan. Winthrop; 10 aan. Fairfax. ZION LUTHERAN (WELS) www.zionwinthropcom Pastor Paul Tessmer Winthrop Wed., March 26; 3:45 pan. 7- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5 B&R Kmn Plumbing ChiroFaddc & Heating Am Work Sporlslnjuries e, 109 E 2 M St. 647-$257 High efficiency M,w, ',:+o-+,T,+.+,'m. 9-+z:+o hot air, hot water 101E2*.+z0-?23 furnaces, Air conditioners .,..9.2:3o+, +:3o.+ United Farmers Cooperative Winthrop 647-6600 Winthrop Publishing Winthrop News 507-647-5357 110 N. Carver, Winthrop il:winthro pnews@g LAFAYETTE W,rHRoP WinChrop ,a 13ank "Where money deposited at home, stays at home" 647-5371, Winthrop Member FDIC 8th Grade catechism; 5:30 pan. Soup supper; 7 pan. Lenten wor- ship service; 8 pan. Choir. Sun., March 30; 8:45 aan. Sunday school; 9 aan. Bible study; 10 aan. Worship with Lord's Sup- per; 11 a.m. God's Treasures luncheon; 11:15 aan. Handbells. Mon., March 31; 1:30 pan. Devotions at the Care Center; 7 pan. Ladies Bible study. FIELDS OF GRACE PARISH Rev. Scott Jakel, Pastor Bernadotte, First (Lafayette), and Swan Lake Lutheran Churches ELCA Wed., March 26; 9:45 aan. Bible study at Winthrop Care Cen- ter; 6:30 pan. Soup supper, BLC; 7:30 pan. Concert by Vettem Col- . tege Choir from J0nkop'mg, Swe- den, BLC. Sun., March 30; 8 a.m. Wor- ship, SL; 9:30 aan. Worship, FLC; 10:15 aan. Sunday school, BLC: 10:15 aan. Fellowship, BLC; 10:35 a.m. Sunday school, FLC; 10:35 aan. Fellowship, FLC; 11 a.m. Worship, BLC; 2 pan. FOGGY family bowling, Winthrop Lanes. Mon., March 31; 11 a.m. Lafayette area community Bible study, FLC. Wed, April 2; 9:45 aJn. Bible study at Winthrop Care Center; 6:30 pan., Soup supper, BLC; 7:30 p.m. Lenten service, BLC. Wednesday service, FIA2. NEIGHBORS IN CHRIST Augustana Lutheran, First Lutheran and St. John's Churches ELCA Pastor David W'mterfeldt Pastor Kimberly Buffie PastorKimberlyBulfie @gmailom AUGUSTANA LUTHERAN augustanabbon@gmail Jeom website:www,augustanagib- bon,com 507-834-6108 Wed., March 26; 5:30 pan. Confirmation/ALC; 6 p an. Lenten meal; 7 pan. Lenten worship. Sun., March 30; 9 aan. Choir rehearsal; 9 aan. Sunday school; 10 aan. Worship. FIRST LUTHERAN www.firstlutheranchurch- winthrop.webs,corn 507-647-5750 Wed., March 26; 5:30 pan. Confirmation at Augustana; 6 pan. Supper, 7 pan. NIC service at Au- gustana. Thurs., March 27; 10 aan.NIC Bible study at First Lutheran Church; 1:30 pan. Devotions at the Care Center. Fri., March 28; April VLsitor ar- ticles due at 12 noon; 1-3 pan. MVAC Head Start. Sun., March 30; 9:15 aan. Holy communion; 10:15 aan. Fel- lowship; 10:15 aan. Endowment meeting. Mon., March 31; 9 aan. Volun- teers meet to assemble the April Visitor. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN (Bnarck) Wed., March 26; At Augus- tana; 6 pan. Lenten supper; 7 pan. Lenten worship. Thurs., March 27; 10 aan. Bible study at First Lutheran Church. Sun., March 30; 8:30 aan. Worship; 9:30 aan. Sunday school. Winthrop News ccasions Come and Go Bridal Shower for Andy Melius and Sarah Banister on Saturday, March 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Winthrop, MN. Parents are Rhonda and Gary Banister of Richland Center, WI, Kim and Dana Melius of Winthrop, MN. The couple is registered at Target and Bed, Bath & Be- yond. 22, 23 Wp ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Pastor Ben Rucker Gibbon Wed., March 26; 8:30 aan. Chapel; 6 pan. Confirmation; Sup- per-SPY; 7:30 p.m. Service. Sun., March 30; 8:30 aan. Sunday school; 8:45 aan. Bible; 10 aan. Service; Blood pressure; 7 p.m. Church council. GAYLORD ASSEMBLY OF GOD Pastor BOb Holmbeck Gaylord Wed., March 26; 6:30 pan. Wednesday evening Bible classes and youth focused; 8 pan. Supper- Welcome! Sun., March 30; 9 aan. Sunday school; 10 a.m. Sunday worship service; Noon pot blessing fellow- ship meal. Wed., April 2; 6:30 pan. Wednesday evening Bible classes and youth focused; 8 pan. Supper- Welcome! Need a ride? Call 237-5117. ST. MATrHEW'S Stewart Pastor Aaron Albrecht www.stmatthewsfernando,org Wed., March 26; 6 pan. Lenten worship; Luncheon to follow the service. Sun., March 30; 9 aan. Sunday school; 10 aa-n. Sunday morning worship. Wed., April 2; 6 pan. Lenten service, luncheon to follow the service. IMMANUEL LUTItERAN Church Gibbon Wed., March 26; 3:30 pan. Catechism; 5:30 pan. Sunday school serves; 7 pan. Worship. Thurs., March 27; 1 p.m. Southview worship. Sun., March 30; 8:45 aan. Sunday school; 8:45 aan. Bible class; 10 aan. Worship. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN Church, E.L.C.A New Auburn Wed., March 26; Confirmation 4 pan. 8th Grade; 5 pan. 7th Grade: 5:30 pan. Lenten Supper: 7 pan. Lenten worship; 4th, 5th, and 6th Commandments. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN Church-Brownton Pastor R. Allan Reed www.immanuelbrowntonorg Wed., March 26; 9 aan. Pas- tor's class; 4-5 pan. Confu'mation class; 5:15 p.m. Meal by FAITH group; 6:30 pJn. Lenten worship. Thurs., March 27; 1:30 p.m. Parkview Bible class. Sun., March 30; 9 aan. Wor- ship service; Holy communion; Register for Holy communion 4/6; Coffee by FAITH; Channel 8 video; Pastor's Bible class; 10:15 aan. Sunday school classes. Wed., April 2; 9 aan. Pastor's class; 4-5 pan. Confirmation class; 5:15 pan. Meal by Noah's Ark Pre- school; 6:30 pan. Lenten worship; 7:30 pan. Choir rehearsal. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Page 5 ALEXA JEANELLE WANGARI CHIUGA Alexa Jeanelle Wangari Chiuga was born December 2rid, 2013 at 12:37 a.m. in Newton Iowa. She weighed 8 lbs. 9 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. She was welcomed home by her parents Jackie and Michael and big brother Antony. Her grandparents are An- thony and Nellie Chiuga of Nairobi Kenya and Jeff and Connie Majeski of Winthrop and Lois Majeski is her great grandma. F ngagement Steve and Deb Sjostrom, of Lafayette, are excited to an- nounce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Sjostrom, to Karl Jacobsen, son of Scott Jacobsen, of Eagan, and Phyllis & Dave Oldenburg of Prior Lake. Megan's grandparents include Leroy & Gertie Rathmann of New Ulm, Lowell & Adrianne Sjostrom of Lafayette, and Cora Sjostrom of St Peter. Megan is a 2008 graduate of GFW High School, Winthrop, and Karl is a 2009 graduate of Prior Lake. Both Megan and Karl are 2012 graduates of the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Megan is em- ployed by WinField Solutions, Shoreview, in marketing, while Karl works for Target in Minneapolis in technology. Megan Sjostrom and Karl Jacobsen The couple is planning a July 19, 2014, wedding at Bernadotte Lutheran Church, Lafayette. Thank you The family of Vema Rein want to thank Pastor Winter- feldt for a meaningful funeral service, Pat and Dale Ericson, Jim Sallstrom for the beautiful music and First Lutheran Church and Kevin's Market for the delicious funeral lunch. Thanks to Dalin Hantge Funeral Chapel for all their help. We want to thank every- one at Winthrop Good Samar- itan and New Ulm Hospice for their great care of mom. Thans to Pastor Winter- feldt and Pastor Buffie for their Visits at the Good Samar- itan. - '++++J- Also special thanks to Jeannie Phillips for the med- ical care. We appreciated and thank all of our relatives and friends for their thoughts, prayers, memorials and flowers at this time of our loss of a very lov- ing, caring and sweet mother. Doug Rein Mike Rein Joan & A1 Clobes Nancy & Mike Harder Rachel Harder Lisa Harder 23 Wc Education Update The following student have been named to the Dean's List for academic achievement for the Fall 2013 semester:. From University of Duluth Spencer Kruggel, of Gibbon. Jamie Lauwagie, of Gibbon. Kevin Taralseth, of Gibbon. Emily Bengtson, of Winthrop. ~ WANTED ~ Don't know what to do with all the note cards, greeting cards and stickers in the mail?Well I do! I can use them for my MinistryWriting Program. If you hove any of these items you would like to donate call Lois Majeski at 507-647-5493 ...... + ..... St. Peter's Lutheran School Rural Gibbon Kindergarten Round-Up Open House Thursday, April 3, 2014 6:00-8:00 p.m. (activities provided for the children) Please stop bv and visit our school! St. Peter's mission is to nurture and educate children in a Christ centered environment. There is a small ratio of students per teacher & tuition is very Iowl Please carl 507-834-6676 with inquiries.