Faith & Fellowship

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Rick Frederickson WED., DEC. 1 6:30 a.m. Mens Bible Study SUN., DEC. 5 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Bible Study 1:30 p.m. Nativity Choir rehearsal at church WED., DEC. 8 6:30 a.m. Mens Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Confirmation   ST. JOHNS...
Maxine (Max) Meine was recently awarded the 2021 Catholic United Service Award at St. Raphael Church on Saturday, November 20.  Meine’s family including her grandchildren watched as Christa Schilling, a local Member Advisor with Catholic United presented the award to Meine.  “Every year St. Raphael...
Pastor Dan Larsen
Pastor Dan Larsen will preach his last sermon at Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield on Sunday, October 17.  He has served the congregation as part of a three-point parish since the summer of 2019.  He has accepted a call to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Henning, Minnesota. “I first came to Zion in...
Springfield Area Nativity Pageant was represented in this year’s Riverside Days Parade.  The Nativity Pageant will be held December 10 & 11, 2021. 
Pastor Julie Smith
Pastor Julie Smith will preach her last sermon at St. Johns Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 4.  She has accepted a brand new position with the National Lutheran Churches in Mission for Christ (LCMC) Board  as the Coordinator for Districts and Fellowship Groups.  St.. Johns and St. Paul Lutheran...
Father Phil Schotzko
Hundreds of parishioners, community members and friends came out to honor Father Phil Schotzko, on his retirement. Father Phil, pastor of St. Raphael Catholic Church will retire on July 1, 2020.  Last Wednesday evening, June 17 the St. Raphael parish honored him with a Drive-Thru Grab & Go Meal...
Eric Mueller
St. Paul Lutheran Church will host a recital of organ and piano music this Sunday, March 15.  Everyone is invited to attend the 1:30 p.m. program in the sanctuary of the church followed by a dessert reception in the fellowship hall.  There is no admission charge for the event. Eric Mueller, a...
Kay and Pastor Mike Franklin
by Doris Weber Mike Franklin, pastor of  the local New Life Assembly of God Church, received a warm “Welcome Home” greeting from the people of his church on Sunday, October 13.  Pastor Mike entered the church during opening exercises as Carli Petersen was making the announcement that he was home...
Pictured around the organ are, from left:  Rev. Al Negstad, Rev. Tom von Fischer and Rev. Tricia Mattson,  current pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
  Rev. Thomas von Fischer and Rev. Al Negstad, retired pastors living in Minneapolis, stopped at St. Paul Lutheran Church for a visit Monday morning.  Rev. von Fischer grew up in Springfield.  He is the son of Rev. Max and Pauline von Fischer.  He graduated from Springfield High School in 1961 and...
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
For 116 years, Catholics  in the farming community of Clements on the Minnesota prairie have come to one church to share life’s milestones. They have been baptized, confirmed and married in the Church of St. Joseph.  Their grandparents, parents and siblings lie in the nearby church cemetery, but...

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