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July 12, 2017
After same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota, First Congregational UCC Pastor Scott Keehn married the first gay couple in the county. "We wouldn't be here if we weren't open and affirming," says Kathryn LeBrasseur, a lifelong member. Karen Tolkkinen|Echo Press
From 'toothpicks' to sandstone: Church to celebrate 150 years
July 12, 2017 - 8:09am
June 30, 2017
The Chordsmen perform at coffee house church
June 30, 2017 - 9:39am
April 14, 2017
Letter: What a wonderful God
April 14, 2017 - 9:02am
April 9, 2017
Jesus rides into Jerusalem during this reenactment  at Zion Lutheran Church during the Palm Sunday scene as part of  "History on 3rd." (Jeff Beach | Echo Press) play button
Jesus rides into Jerusalem during 'History on 3rd'
April 9, 2017 - 6:10pm
April 6, 2017
This scene depicting the birth of Jesus was presented at last year's Passion Drama. This year's event will begin Friday with the nativity scene by Zion Lutrheran Church along Third Ave. from 4 to 7 p.m. (Echo Press file photo)
Passion Drama gets a new look with events beginning Friday
April 6, 2017 - 11:36am
March 1, 2017
Father Steve Binsfeld applies ashes to the forehead of St. Mary’s Catholic School student Mark Gerdes while kindergarten teacher Kimberly Hawkins waits behind him during Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Observing Lent
March 1, 2017 - 6:46pm
August 24, 2016
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
LETTER: Questions some of the 'facts' referenced
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
Passion Drama begins Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
March 18, 2016 - 2:46pm
September 9, 2014
Letter: Answers received about faith journey
September 9, 2014 - 12:09pm