Lutheran churches to hold Lent services
MARINETTE — Zion Lutheran Church, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and St. James Lutheran Church will hold a series of worship services Wednesday evenings during Lent at 6 p.m. The services will be a half hour in length and will focus on the theme of “Freedom of Simplicity.”
Preceding each of the services there will be a soup supper served from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Two kinds of soup, fresh bread, crackers, dessert and beverage will be served. The public is welcome.
The schedule includes:
¦ March 8 — Zion Lutheran Church, 2714 James St., Speaker Deacon Darrel Diers
¦ March 15 — Zion Lutheran Church, 2714 James St., the Rev. George Olson
¦ March 22 — Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1600 University Drive, the Rev. Jim Wendt
¦ March 29 — Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1600 University Drive, the Rev. Keith Kolstad
¦ April 5 — St. James Lutheran Church, 1402 Main St., the Rev. Craig Mansur
Civility Speaks tackles LGBTQ topic
MARINETTE — UW-Marinette professor Amy Reddinger, PhD, will guide the next Civility Speaks discussion at the Stephenson Public Library Thursday at 6 p.m. Social time begins at 5:30. Everyone is welcome.
In collaboration with GSAFE, a Wisconsin organization committed to creating just schools for LGBTQ students, this session of Civility Speaks will provide an opportunity to learn about what it means (and doesn’t mean) to be transgender. This education and conversation session will allow our community the chance to examine common stereotypes and misconceptions about gender diversity.
Civility Speaks focuses on giving people space to have respectful, deliberative discussions about tough topics. This event is coordinated by Ellen Geisler from UW-Extension and Mariel Carter from the Stephenson Public Library.