St. Paul to celebrate 35th ordination

MICHIGAN CITY — St. Paul Lutheran Church and School will celebrate the 35th ordination into pastoral ministry of Pastor Mark Reshan on Saturday at 4 p.m. The service will be at 818 Franklin Street. Pastor Reshan began his ministry at St.Paul in February 2009.

Dr. Steven Wente, Valparaiso, will be guest organist. Special music will be presented by St. Paul Choir and St. Paul Praise Band. The guest speaker will be Rev Dr. Frederick Nieder, Valparaiso.

Congregation members, special guests and community members are invited to be guests at a pot luck immediately following the service in the St. Paul Room.


Fall Health Fair planned

MICHIGAN CITY — Community members are invited to a free fall health fair on Oct. 20. The event takes place in the Legacy Center at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Michigan City. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with vendors and presentations scheduled throughout the day.

Guests will be able to get flu shots from Walgreens, and HealthLinc will be on hand to administer blood pressure and glucometer checks. Among the 18 vendors are Franciscan Health, Paws for Healthcare (therapy animals), and Indiana Dunes State Park (outdoor exercise options). Vendors will offer freebies, food samples, and valuable information about staying healthy during the fall and winter months.

Scheduled presentations include Healing Body, Mind and Soul with Dr. Enad at 9 a.m., SoulCore Prayer and Stretching with Amy O’Donnell at 10 a.m., Sleep Health with Dr. Dickover at 11:30 a.m., Navigating Medicare with Renetta Pavot at 1 p.m., and Healthy Homes with the Board of Health and Anne Klute at 2:30 p.m.

Those attending presentations and visiting vendor tables will be eligible to win prizes, including passes from Planet Fitness, a wellness basket from Bayer, Panera gift cards, and more. Healthy snacks will be offered to guests free of charge.

The Legacy Center, attached to Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, is located at 1719 Barker Ave. in Michigan City. For more information, contact Health and Wellness Ministry leader Bruce Garwood at


Health & Spirituality: The Healing Connection

La PORTE — “Body, Mind, Spirit … and Cancer” will be presented by Dr. Charlotte Gyllenhaal on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Health and Spirituality programs are held at La Porte New Church, 812 Indiana Avenue by the Public Library, with local guest speakers offering engaging evenings by delving into the sometimes surprising connection between various physical and spiritual aspects in our lives.

All are invited as Dr. Gyllenhaal shares about cancer’s impacts being more than just physical: needs for surgery, chemotherapy and other treatments. Cancer can also be profoundly emotionally disturbing and stressful, or even trigger spiritual crises. The link between cancer and stress raises many questions. Does stress cause cancer? Does the experience of cancer trigger stress-related conditions like post-traumatic stress disorders? Can the physical processes of cancer worsen cancer-related stress and emotional disturbance? What can cancer patients do to deal with the stresses surrounding the cancer journey? Body, mind and spirit all interact in cancer. This presentation will explore the science behind these questions and others. Charlotte Gyllenhaal, PhD, is the Research Manager at the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Skokie, Illinois:

Pastor Kit Billings will join her conversation on overall spiritual well-being. All are warmly invited to these programs at no fee.

The New Church is a Christ-centered ministry with Sunday morning worship services at 10 a.m. which also include children’s Sunday School, open to all. For more information on these offerings or the church’s wedding or grief support ministries, contact Rev. Kit Billings at 362-1959 or



First Church services

MICHIGAN CITY — You, your family and friends are all welcome to attend The First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Church and Sunday School services held at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Church is located at 510 East Coolspring Ave., Michigan City.

" it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” (Romans 13:11) is the Golden Text for this Sunday's Bible Lesson-Sermon entitled “Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?"

Come and learn how a better understanding of God, Christ Jesus and the study of Christian Science is able to help heal you of your problems. Hymns of Praise, the Bible Lesson, The Lord's Prayer, a Vocal Solo and other activity will be presented.

Testimonies of Healing are also given at the public Wednesday Evening Meeting held at 7:30 p.m.

As Christian Healing is one of the main points of Christian Science, documented reports of them are available at no cost to anyone who requests them.

The church's Bible-Lesson is also available on local Comcast Cable TV Channel 99 on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., Fridays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. For more information, call the church at 219-874-3588 or 219-874-8853.

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