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Grundy County area church briefs

Family Fall Festival

From 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct 26, First United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson St. in Morris, will host the free event for preschool and elementary age children, accompanied by an adult.

Turkey Supper

The First United Methodist Church of Morris will hold its 42nd annual Turkey Supper on Friday, Nov. 3.

Come enjoy a feast of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry salad, fruit salad, homemade rolls and homemade pies. Seating times will be at 5 , 6 and 7 p.m.

Carry-outs will also be available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Advance ticket sales only. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets sales began Tuesday in the church office at 118 W. Jackson St. Join us for this evening of food, fun and fellowship.

500th anniversary of the Reformation

Trinity Lutheran Church of Goodfarm, 515 E. Stonewall Road in Dwight, will observe and celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on two Sundays.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 29, and will be an observance of both the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and Confirmation Day.

Preservice music will be three hymns written by Dr. Martin Luther. The service will begin with a Dedication of a new 500th banner.

Special music will include a soloist, two trumpets, and accompaniment by guest organist Diana Eggenberger.

The two confirmands, Ashton Burkhardt and Kallista Cox, will read the Scriptures and present an essay on their chosen Confirmation verses.

Pastor William Mitschke’s sermon theme is from Luther’s hymn, “God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage.”

After the service, there will be a cake and beverage refreshment with opportunity to greet the new confirmands. All are welcome to attend.

The service on Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. will include Rick Steve’s public TV special “Luther and the Reformation,” shown on a big screen and serve as the message of the day.

Holy Communion will be celebrated. The service will be followed by a festive congregation potluck.

The gathering will include a Martin and Katie Luther skit, a three-minute video on the first Lutheran hymnal, 1524, and Reformation trivia and prizes. All are welcome to attend.

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