Church to host Thanksgiving service

A Thanksgiving Day Service centered around "Grateful Stories" will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 28 at First Mennonite Church, 429 E First St. Come to give thanks through song, a children’s time, scripture, meditation, and prayer. All are welcome.

Church to host bake sale

New Life Assembly of God, 818 Washington Road, will have a bake and miscellaneous sale in the fellowship hall from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov 23.

Hearts 4 Him at GCC

Hearts 4 Him will be in concert beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at Garden Community Church, 6520 N. Halstead Rd. Moundridge Hearts 4 Him is a men’s ensemble from the central Kansas area, who have a passion and love for Christ and a love of music. The public is welcome. A freewill offering will be taken.

The Word

Ablution: The practice of ritual washing in a religious rite to cleanse a person of sin or disease, to purify or to signify humility or service to others. In Christianity, baptism and foot-washing are both forms of ablution. In liturgical churches, ablution can refer to purifying fingers or vessels related to the Eucharist. In Islam, ablution is ritual washing, known as wudu, before prayer. In Judaism, immersion in a mikvah is a form of ablution.