Two Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery Celebrate Jubilees

Two Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery, Richardton, recently observed jubilees in a combined celebration July 15.

Sister Anna Rose Ruhland celebrated 50 years and Sister Jill West 25 years when they renewed their monastic profession at a Eucharist in the monastery chapel. The Mass was followed by a reception for family and friends.

Sister Anna Rose, born in rural Garrison, earned a master's degree in food and nutrition from North Dakota State University and worked as a dietitian at St. Alexius Hospital and St. Vincent's Care Center in Bismarck, St. Luke's Hospital in Crosby, and consulted at other health care facilities. Later she served as nutritionist for the Three Affiliated Tribes at the Fort Berthold Reservation, where she received the National Health Service Corp award for her work in developing nutrition programs. After 31 years of nutrition work, she entered pastoral ministry. She currently is the manager of the pastoral care department at Medcenter One St. Vincent's Care Center and Marillac Manor in Bismarck. She has also served on the monastic council and various boards and committees.

Sister Jill grew up in Outlook, Mont. She attended college at Montana State University in Bozeman and the University of Mary in Bismarck where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Social Work.

Following her monastic profession, she was employed as a school social worker in Minot and later as a therapist for Badlands Human Service Center in Dickinson. She obtained a graduate degree in social work at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She has since worked at St. Alexius Hospital and Marillac Manor Retirement Center in Bismarck, and is currently employed as a social worker for Home Health Hospice Care at Medcenter One Health System in Bismarck. She has also served as vocation director, assistant to the prioress, liturgist, and as a member of various committees and boards. She was recently re-elected to the Council of the Federation of St. Gertrude.

Bridge Church plans Vacation Bible School Aug. 1-5

Bridge Church invites all children to Vacation Bible School called "Shake it up Cafe: Where Kids Carry Out God's Recipe." VBS begins Aug. 1 and ends Aug. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bridge Church, 929 N. 14th St. Bismarck.

The sessions include Bible activities and creative crafts, hands-on mission work, food science and music. For more information, call Linda at 202-6866 or 222-1997 or visit the church's website at

VBS set at Mandan UMC

Vacation Bible School will be held at Mandan United Methodist Church, 610 12th St. N.W., Aug. 1-5 from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Children from preschool through fifth grade are welcome. Registration is free. The theme is "PandaMania, Where God Is Wild About You." Preregistration is appreciated, but not necessary. To register or for more information, call 663-8909.

Living Water VBS is Aug. 6

Children age 3 through sixth grade are invited to Vacation Bible School Aug. 6 at Fort Lincoln Elementary School in Mandan.

Games, songs, crafts, lessons and more will be part of the VBS, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A family ice cream social will be held from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Preregistration is helpful but not required. To register, or for more information, call 663-3461.

Fort Lincoln School is at the the intersection of Eighth Avenue and 19th Street S.E., Mandan.

Wayne Wipf performs at Cowboy Community Church

Musician Wayne Wipf will perform at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Cowboy Community Church, 105 1/2 Third Ave. N.W., Mandan.

For more information, contact Pastor Gordon Brown at 400-5936.

Riverwood Baptist will worship at historic Bread of Life church

Riverwood Baptist Church will worship this Sunday at the historic Bread of Life Church at Camp Hancock on West Main Avenue in Bismarck.

The church, which moved from its building at 3030 S. Washington St. due to flooding concerns, hopes to be back in its building on Labor Day weekend, according to its pastor, the Rev. Todd Fuehrer.

High Tea part of First Presbyterian arts festival

Two settings of High Tea will be included in the upcoming First Presbyterian fine arts festival Sept. 10.

Session 1 is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Session 2 is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 and are available by calling Priscilla Wilson at 255-3910. The High Tea will offer many treats as well as several kinds of tea.

Between the High Tea sessions, two musical events will be presented - the Jamestown College Choir and a dual presentation by author Larry Woiwode and musician Rick Watson.

First Presbyterian Church is at 214 E. Thayer Ave., Bismarck.