Faith & Fellowship

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Michael Baker WED., JUNE 12 6:30 a.m. Mens Bible Study SAT., JUNE 15 7:30 a.m. Gideons Meet SUN., JUNE 16 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship 5:30 p.m. VBS at St. Johns Church MON., JUNE 17 5:30 p.m. VBS at St. Johns Church TUES., JUNE 18 5:30 p.m. VBS at...
Sixth grade graduates at St. Raphael School
  Ten sixth graders at St. Raphael Catholic School graduated during a special Mass Tuesday, May 14. Pictured, front from left:  Religious Education Director Mrs. Karen Reindl, Aubrey Schilling, Kinley Kieper, Aubree Knutson, Evelyn Landkammer, Blake Zihlke and Sixth Grade Teacher Ms. Brianna Platz...
Springfield United Methodist Church
“Faith in Action, Empowering Generations” is the Springfield United Methodist Church’s theme for it’s 150th Anniversary being observed during 2024.  It is based on Matthew 5:16—In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven....
Dr. Carl Billings
  Dr. Carl Billings is the new interim pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield.  He began his new adventure—to provide pastoral care and leadership and to prepare the congregation for their next permanent pastor—October 5 after having served as interim pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran...
St. Raphael Principal Beth Steffl, Daycare Director Katie Pierson and Daycare Assistant Maggie Vogel.
  St. Raphael Catholic School is excited to announce that it has opened a daycare in their school building.  Tiny Saints Daycare opened last month and is at full capacity.  Katie Pierson is the daycare director. “The idea of opening a daycare at St. Raphael began two years ago,” Beth Steffl,...
Pastor Dennis Brech
  Pastor Dennis Brech has been serving as the interim pastor for Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield and Trinity Lutheran Church, Willow Lake Township.  This week, he is celebrating a milestone—fifty years in the ministry.  That calls for some celebration! Pastor Brech grew up in Mt. Vernon, South...
Father Kucera, blessing the classrooms at St. Raphael Catholic School.
  Father Jeremy Kucera, visited each of the classrooms last week at St. Raphael Catholic School  to speak with the students and bless the rooms. He is the school’s new Pastor/School Superintendent. He began his duties June 27. The students enjoyed getting to know him and also being doused during...
Pastor Tricia Mattson
  On Sunday, July 30, Pastor Tricia Mattson announced to her congregation that she would be leaving St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield effective August 31.  She has served the local congregation for seven years, since 2016. Mattson has accepted a call to be a Hospice Chaplain in Duluth,...
Pastor Roger Godfredsen
   Pastor Roger Godfredsen is the new interim pastor at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Springfield.  He began his duties July 2 and will serve the congregation until a new full-time pastor is hired. Pastor Godfredsen lives in Milford, Iowa and commutes to Springfield each week.  He grew up in Spirit...
Father Jeremy Kucera
  Father Jeremy Kucera is the new pastor for the Vine and Branches Area Faith Community—St. Raphael in Springfield, St. Joseph in Lamberton and St. Thomas Oratory in Sanborn.  He began his duties June 27 and is excited to begin the new avenue of his faith journey.  Father Jeremy grew up on a small...

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