The Jamestown speech team will hold its annual Parents’ Day from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25, at Jamestown Middle School. The team members will be presenting their speeches for the public. All are invited to attend, and admission is free.
A non-denominational Christian Bible talk is planned at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the James River Senior Center, 419 5th St. NE, Jamestown. Those attending are asked to enter the door on the west of the building. Speakers are Becky Kelbert and Janet Klenk. The purpose of the talk is to share and encourage the faith, love and hope that Jesus shared with the world using the Bible as text. The Bible talks will also include a few hymns and a prayer.
In celebration of the year 2017 being the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Rev. Tom Eckstein of Concordia Lutheran Church will be offering a special sermon series for Lent and Easter based on themes related to the Reformation and portions of certain sermons of Martin Luther. All are welcome to attend these services at Concordia. The dates, times and sermon themes for this special series are as follows:
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamestown will hold its Friendship Suppers from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the church. The menu is cottage cheese roast, scalloped potatoes, salad and cake and ice cream for dessert. The meals are free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a friend or family members. If a ride is needed, call Deb at (701) 269-9852. Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at 1201 4th St. NE.
This year’s World Day of Prayer 2017 service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Jamestown. The event is sponsored by Church Women United, and everyone is welcome to attend. The World Day of Prayer USA Committee will share materials for World Day of Prayer 2017, which was written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of the Philippines. The focus will be on Matthew 20:1–16, the parable of the laborers in the vineyard.
The Jamestown Ministerial Association is again hosting ecumenical Lenten services which are preceded with a soup and sandwich lunch. The JMA is specifically keeping the lunch simple to emphasize the sacrificial aspect of Lent. A freewill donation will be accepted for the cost of the lunch with the remaining monies being donated to the local Homeless Coalition Committee. A donation of $5 per meal is suggested. Also being collected at each of the Lenten services are items for the Blessing Bags program.
Victory Lutheran Church will begin a six-week Lenten Bible study series titled “ Risen ” during the week of March 5. Participant study guides will be distributed at the Ash Wednesday service at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 1. LifeGroups will meet in homes and at the church throughout Lent on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings. Individuals who prefer to follow along with the study series on their own can pick up a study guide in the church office.
The Shrove Tuesday pancake supper is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Grace Episcopal Church. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds will go to youth summer camp. Grace Episcopal Church is located at 405 2nd Ave. NE
Jamestown First Assembly is inviting all college students to its college small group that is held from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Slater Center. The college small group is a time to fellowship together and take part in Bible studies. The Slater Center is located at 805 17th St. SW, which is next to Dale’s A-1 Auto Inc. For more information, call the church office at 252-4092.
A Streeter man is facing felony charges after he allegedly stole a pickup with a passenger in it last week in Streeter, according to the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office.