Saturday Night Alive potluck

Saturday Night Alive will hold a potluck tonight at 6 p.m. at the Christian Life Ministries at 1948 N. Plaza Dr. After the potluck the group will discuss the second chapter of the book “Jesus, Single Like Me.”

Please bring a dish to share, your Bibles, a friend or two and join in on a wonderful evening of food, fun, fellowship and discussion. For more information please contact Lila at 605-484-1460. 

First Congregational rummage sale

First Congregational Church at 1200 Clark Street will hold a rummage sale today from 8 a.m. to noon. A bag sale will start at 11 a.m. All proceeds go to charities supported by Women’s Fellowship.

Guest speaker at South Canyon Lutheran

Mikah Meyer, professional countertenor, National Parks traveler and Lutheran pastor’s son will be the guest speaker and singer at South Canyon Lutheran Church’s worship service Sunday at 9 a.m.  

In 2016, Meyer honored his father’s memory and love of driving by visiting more than 400 units of the National Park System in one continuous trip.

Mikah is a professional singer formally of the Washington National Cathedral choirs and as a soloist for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, NYC’s Rebel Baroque, and Canada’s L’Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil. 

South Canyon Lutheran Church is located at 700 44th Street in Rapid City. All are welcome to attend the service.

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Pope calls welcoming migrants a way to show brotherhood

 Pope Francis is praising acceptance for migrants as a way to show brotherhood, even as Europe's welcome mat wears thin.

Francis sent a message Monday to a diocesan-organized conference in southern Italy promoting brotherhood in the Mediterranean area.

He encouraged Christians, young people and "all persons of good will to consider the presence of migrants an opportunity for human growth, encounter and dialogue" as well as an opportunity to practice charity.

In the last few years, Italy has taken on hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers, many of them economic migrants, who were rescued at sea from smugglers' boats setting out from Libya's coast. Several European countries have refused to follow EU-assigned quotas to distribute the migrants. Many Italian politicians acknowledge Italy's patience for caring for migrants is fraying.

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