Entire Gospel of John on stage

The entire Gospel of John will be performed by guest actress Kelsey Cratty in Northwestern College’s England Proscenium Theatre in Orange City, Iowa, on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Community members are invited to the free performance; a free-will offering will be taken.

Cratty is a founding member of Unbroken Bones theater company with fellow Hope College graduate Elizabeth Champion. They met when Champion directed and Cratty performed “Juliet,” a one-woman show about a mother of seven whose pastor husband has been imprisoned in communist Hungary.

After college and several years performing and teaching theatre in Houston, Cratty became a missionary to Honduras. While working with The Micah Project, which ministers to young men and boys living on the streets, Cratty felt God calling her to memorize the entire book of John, trusting God would use her to present the text to others theatrically.

Portrayal of Martin Luther

Morningside Lutheran Church, 700 S. Martha St., is having a Portrayal of Martin Luther at 3 p.m. on Oct. 29, with a free dinner after the Rev. Johan and Sonja Hinderlie have portrayed the roles of 16th century reformer Martin Luther and his wife Katharina since 1979. They present the testimony of these reformers in full costume with the flavor of the Reformation time in Germany. This program is part of the 500th Reformation celebration.

Reformation Walk

St. Paul's Lutheran Church is celebrating the 500th birthday of the Reformation with a Reformation Walk on Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran School, 612 Jennings St., in Sioux City. It is a series of 10 stations where the children will learn of events that influenced the Reformation. They will visit Luther's Birthplace, Cotta's Schoolhouse, Wittenburg Cafe, Castle Church, Wartburg castle, a fish merchant and a music class. Participants will be dressed in Renaissance dress. There will be a special presentation at 9 a.m.

Fall dinner

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 315 Hamilton Blvd., will have its Fall Dinner Oct. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner will include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverage. Cost is adults $8.50, children under the age of 10 will be $4 and age 3 and under are free. Carry-outs are available. For more information call 712-255-4729.

Education director announced

Alaina Dick has recently joined the staff at Grace United Methodist Church, 1735 Morningside Ave., as Christian education director. Her bachelor's degree in theology and youth ministry is from the University of Sioux Falls. Previous work has been with United Methodist Congregations in South Dakota and has included work with college students through Intervarsity and Campus Crusades for Christ. She was recently married to Nathan Dick.

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