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Author to share testimony

Alexandria author Edna Wolfswinkel will share her testimony at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 1, at Catalyst Covenant Church above Common Ground Coffee House, 516 Hawthorne St.

Wolfswinkel will have copies of her book, "Beyond the Pain," available for purchase. The slim volume tells how faith helped her deal with loss and physical pain and become able to minister to others.

During the service, Pastor Greg Odell will speak about Psalm 65, "The Streams of God."

Catalyst church meets each Sunday above the coffee shop. For more information, call 815-6654 or visit the church's Facebook page.

Newly ordained

The Rev. Deacon Thomas John Sinning will celebrate his first Eucharist Service at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 1, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 602 12th Ave. E., Alexandria.

Sinning was ordained Tuesday, June 26, to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church USA in Minneapolis.