Purple Hulls in concert at Covenant Church

The bluegrass, country and gospel style music of the Purple Hulls will be performed Sunday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. at Alexandria Covenant Church, 4005 Dakota St.

Katy Lou and Penny Lea Clark are identical twin sisters who were raised on a purple hull pea farm in Texas. They play a mix of original songs and cover songs with an acoustic sound. A free-will offering will be taken.

Rapley to appear at House of Prayer

Paul Rapley, a 13-year cancer-survivor who has a passion to see others healed, will be at House of Prayer Church, 3020 Rosewood Lane SE, Alexandria, on Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. This is a free event, a free-will offering will be taken.

Rapley graduated from Bill Johnson’s School of Ministry in Redding, California. He also has a Master’s of Divinity from King’s University and a Bible and Theology degree from Crown College. He was featured in the movie "Christ in You," has taught at Teen Challenge’s Ministry School in Minnesota and is currently on staff as the itinerant healing minister of a church near San Francisco. Rapley has also ministered in hundreds of healing services.

VBS with a farm theme

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2702 Highway 29 in Alexandria, is hosting a farm-themed vacation bible school next week.

SONshine Farm VBS runs from Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 9, with "supper on the farm" at 5 p.m. each day, following by school from 6-8:30 p.m. A closing program for parents is at 8:15 p.m. Friday, featuring songs and lessons from the "little farmers."

For more information, contact the church at secretary@goodshepherd-lcms.org, or call 320-762-5152.

St. John Nepomuk holds bazaar

St. John Nepomuk Church, located five miles northeast of Lowry and 1/4-mile west of Lake Reno, is celebrating its annual dinner and bazaar Sunday, Aug. 11.

Following 10:30 a.m. mass, the church is serving a chicken and wieners dinner from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the church basement. Also part of the event are bingo, games for all ages, kolache and bake sale, country store, silent auction, raffle, beer garden and other refreshments. All are welcome.