Church supper offers lutefisk and lefse

A Lutefisk and Lefse Supper with Swedish meatballs will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at First Lutheran Church, 408 Ninth St. N.W. in Mandan. Cost is $20 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12.

Pastor Kevin Zellers installed in August

Pastor Kevin C. Zellers was installed at Messiah Lutheran Church on Aug. 27. Assisting in the installation service was Pastor Arie Bertsch, North Dakota District President, and several pastors from around the state. A reception and potluck followed for the pastor and his family, visitors and congregation members.

Zellers received his bachelor's degree from Concordia Teachers College, Seward Nebraska in 1983. He then served in the U.S. Army for four years where he received numerous awards before being honorably discharged in 1987. He earned his master's degree in divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1991.

He vicared at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Ft. Dodge, Iowa, from 1989-1990 and was ordained June 9, 1991. Zellers has served St. Peter and St. Paul Lutheran Churches of Beach and Belfield, St. Andrews Lutheran Church of West Fargo and St. John Lutheran Church of Weber, Minn., and most recently at Zion Lutheran Church of Bismarck.

Zellers and his wife, Kathy, have three grown children and numerous grandchildren. 

Messiah Lutheran Church is located at 1020 Boundary Road N.W., Mandan. Divine services are held at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship and Bible class. Other opportunities for faith building include Bible classes, confirmation, Sunday school, chancel choir, handbells and adult and youth events. For more information, call 663-8545 or access the website,

Worship to focus on youth relationships

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Church, 818 E. Divide Ave., in Bismarck offers a service on "How Do We Raise Inter-Cultural Youth?" at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Speakers are Leah Hargrove, director of Bismarck Global Neighbors, Cheryl Kary, executive director of Sacred Pipe Resource Center, and Karen Van Fossan, church minister.

Many youth would like support in making intercultural friendships in Bismarck-Mandan. In response, a vibrant, interactive Wednesday night youth program that features drumming, cooking, games and art with attention to intercultural understandings and expressions is coming soon. The Sunday conversation will be about the values, challenges and surprises of intercultural collaborations.

Lutheran community to host bazaar

Faith Lutheran Church Women will host a bazaar on Oct. 28.  Many homemade items will be available for purchase, including baked goods, crafts and quilts, as well as used books and a large selection of white elephant items. 

Doors will open at 9 am. Rolls, muffins, pie and coffee will be served throughout the day. The youth will be serving soup and sandwiches for lunch.  The event takes place at Faith Lutheran Church, 1402 E. Ave. C in Bismarck.

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