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St. Mary Community, Rifle, is hosting a Parish Mission Oct. 6-20. Father Michael McAndrew from the Redemptorist order will conduct each service on the following schedule. Sunday through Thursday, Oct. 7-11, in English; Sunday through Thursday Oct. 14-18 in Spanish. All services begin at 7 p.m. with a prayer service, music, a talk by Father McAndrew and refreshments after. On Wednesday evening, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available; the celebration of the Eucharist will close the mission each Thursday evening. A bilingual mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, followed by a community potluck supper.Everyone in the community is invited to attend. Babysitting and instructions for babies and children to age 12 will be available.St. Mary Church is located at Seventh and Birch streets in Rifle. For further information, call 625-5736.

Ever wonder what current world events and countries have to do with the return of Christ to Earth? Explore what the Bible has to say about this fascinating topic. Call William or Patty, group leaders with the Church at Carbondale, for details at 379-2675 or 384-1638.

Good Shepherd Lutheran’s 10th annual Harvest Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.Great handmade gifts will be available including hand-tied quilts; hand-sewn, hand-knit and crocheted items; jellies and jams; baked goods; handmade birdhouses, jewelry, walking sticks, bulbs, holiday items, baskets, baby items, “Elegant Treasures” and more.Hungry attendees will be served brunch from 8-10 a.m. and the church’s youth will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Good Shepherd Fund and local charities.Ladies are invited to join The Helping Hands from 1-3 p.m. each Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Most times there is a project to do along with conversations, devotions and dessert. All are invited to support the work of Helping Hands by volunteering in some way for Harvest Festival, Christmas dinner and supporting the Spring Dinner.


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