Ceylon to host blood drive

CEYLON — The congregation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert will have a special all-congregation meeting after the service on Sunday to discuss finances.

Some questions for deliberation and discussion were included in the church newsletter.

All members are urged to attend.


Condolences to the family of David Rosenberg, a longtime Ceylon area resident who passed away last weekend. Visitation is today and the funeral is Sunday.

Dave was involved with the Welcome Legion and ran a business with Rosemary in Ceylon for sometime. He will be missed.


Tuesday coffee hours for August continue one more week from 8:30-10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn.

Tuesday morning coffee hours in September will be held the same time at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome.

Join friends and neighbors for good brew, treats and warm fellowship.

Also, on Thursdays, a coffee lovers group meets from 8:30-10 a.m. at Legends 2 in Ceylon.

Two opportunities for fellowship.


Circle of Faith parishes will have one more 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening service at Waverly Lutheran north of Welcome this coming week. St. Peter and Trinity congregations will have 8:30 a.m. Sunday services.

In September, the Circle of Faith congregations will return to their usual Sunday services as St. Peter in Ceylon will meet at 8:30 a.m., while both Trinity in Welcome and Waverly north of Welcome will hold services at 10:30 a.m.


Beginning Sept. 3, the Bible class at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Ceylon will be held 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday. Area residents are encouraged to attend.


Upcoming events include Red Cross blood drives in Martin County, with hours in Fairmont on Sept. 10-12, and from 1-6 p.m. Sept. 19 in Ceylon.

Plan now to give the gift of life, blood. There tends to be a slowdown in blood donations during the busy summer months, but the need rises.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact the Red Cross at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling (800) 733-2767.