Women's group hosts September luncheon

Rochester Christian Women’s Connection invites you to "A Happy September Luncheon," 11:45 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Eagle's Club, 917 15th Ave. SE.

Jane Hein, a wellness physical therapist at Mayo Clinic, will speak on healthy and therapeutic exercises. Elly Lutz, of Woodbury, will give a presentation, “What Do We Take For Granted?" Living and working in a third world country gave Elly a new way of looking at her world.

The cost to attend is $15 per person and includes lunch. Reservations are needed by the Saturday before the luncheon. Call Jan 507-288-1144 or email Marlene at mploetz@hbcsc.net.

Elkton church hosts supper

St. John's Lutheran Church of 65033 220th St, Elkton (located off I-90 at Elkton exit #189), will hold its annual Ham & Beef Supper on Sept. 18.

Meals will be served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Meals are served family style. The cost is $10.

Augsburg Centennial Singers to perform Sept. 21 in Zumbrota

ZUMBROTA — The Augsburg Centennial Singers will appear in concert at United Redeemer Lutheran Church, 560 W. Third St., at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The community is welcome to attend the performance. A free will offering will be received.

The vibrant 50-voice male chorus is now in its 26th year of presenting sacred and patriotic music with the special sound of rich male voices combined and tailored to each composition. Paul Christensen, a lifelong music professional, leads the singers in a cappella selections as well as music accompanied by piano, organ, and other instruments.

The Centennial Singers were originally founded out of the gospel quartet tradition at Augsburg University and their concerts reflect that heritage. Their singing includes familiar hymns, spirituals and sacred selections as well as a few numbers by quartets from within the group.

Over the years, the Centennial Singers have toured twice in Norway and several times in the southern and southwestern United States.

Lester Bauer, a former Zumbrota resident and area music director, has been a member of the Centennial Singers since 2011. Bauer said the group’s members are from throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area and as far north as Duluth.

Refreshments will be served following the performance.

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The Augsburg Centennial Singers, a fifty voice male chorus, will appear in concert at United Redeemer Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Methodist church offers many ways to connect

Are you looking for opportunities to grow friendships, faith and outreach in meaningful ways?

Christ United Methodist Church offers many ways to connect: six-week Connect Groups, groups that meet weekly, groups that meet monthly, Sunday classes and Third Sunday Forums that cover a range of topics given by insightful guest speakers.

Come this Sunday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon and pick up a brochure of all that is being offered. You don't need to be a member of the church to take advantage of this personal invitation. All are welcome!

CUMC is located at 400 Fifth Ave. SW, Rochester. For more information call 507-289-4019.

Supermarket Saturday set for Sept. 21

Oasis Church will hold Supermarket Saturday, in partnership with Channel One Food Shelf, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21.

You must present a photo ID with birthdate to pick up food at Oasis Church. You can visit only one Channel One food site per month.

If you have any questions, call 289-8596.

Oasis Church is at 1815 38th St. NW, Rochester.

What's weighing you down? Burn it

Each of us carries burdens that cause us to live with regrets and undue anxiety. Our shadow self exhibits an impaired life, seeking a resolution to bring back our spirit of joy.

Join an event, "Burning Our Burdens," 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23, the autumn equinox, to release that which weighs us down. The evening begins with an introduction by naming and claiming the root of our heaviness. It is followed by a walking reflection in the courtyard to the heartbeat of the earth, writing and burning our burden(s), and feeling the release and restoration.

Admission is $12 preregistered and prepaid. Register online, rochesterfranciscan.org/events/burning-our-burdens, or call 507-280-2195.

Prepared and facilitated by Sister Marlys Jax, Martha Mangan and Sister Linda Weiser.

Assisi Heights is at 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester.

Learn Assisi Heights' 'Stories in Stone'

Assisi Heights has stories engraved in the walls. Literally!

However, many more anecdotes tell the stories that chronicle the history hidden in the walls. Come up close and see some of the architectural features, aesthetic design aspects and a few of the often-overlooked artistic Franciscan features at an event, "Stories in Stone," 1:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Admission is $12 preregistered and prepaid, $15 at the door.

Unravel the mystique of Assisi Heights. Please wear walking shoes for this indoor and outdoor event.

Ken Allsen is an architectural historian residing in Rochester, MN. He teaches regularly for the RCTC LIFE Program and is the author of five books about architectural history in our region. He volunteers at the History Center of Olmsted County and in the Mayo Clinic archives offices.

Sister Marlys Jax has an architectural design degree with a passion for the story behind the stone. She is the program coordinator for the Assisi Heights Spirituality Center.

Register online, rochesterfranciscan.org/events/stories-in-stone-option-2, or call 507-280-2195.

Assisi Heights is at 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester.

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