Faith briefs for the week of April 21

Lakeville National Day of Prayer
The Lakeville National Day of Prayer event will take place noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Lakeville City Hall, 20195 Holyoke Ave.

The Lakeville VFW will present the colors, followed by a time of prayer for the city and nation.

For more information about National Day of Prayer, visit

Open mic night
Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, 701 E. 130th St., Burnsville, will host a Gospel Music/Christian Music/Worship Music Open Mic Night 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 28. All are welcome to bring their instruments and friends whether they are soloists or groups performing original music or classics.

To RSVP or ask questions, contact John Higgins at 612-618-7393 or [email protected] For more information, visit

Mother’s Day luncheon
The Minnesota Valley Christian Women’s Connection will hold its Mother’s Day luncheon 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at GrandStay Hotel & Conference Center, 7083 153rd St. W., Apple Valley.

Speaker Ilene Dirks will share “From Lonely Only to Life.” Twin Cities vocalist Nancy Hanks will provide music.

Cost is $17.50. Reservations/cancellations: Jan at 651-434-5795 or [email protected] Sponsored by Stonecroft,

Salad luncheon in Rosemount
The 50th annual Spring Salad Luncheon will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at The Well, a United Methodist Church (formerly known as Rosemount United Methodist Church).

It will include a variety of salads and pie, served with milk, coffee or tea and a fresh baked muffin.

Cost for a salad plate is $6; a slice of pie is $2 and a children’s plate is $1.50. The luncheon offers an Express Line for a quick lunch or takeout and a Leisure Line for those who like to visit over lunch. Hand-tied quilts, in a variety of sizes, are available for purchase as well as half pints of crab apple butter or jalapeño jelly.

Tickets may be purchased 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25, in the church office at 14770 Canada Ave., Rosemount (651-423-2475) or at the door on the day of the luncheon. The funds raised support local, national and international mission work of the United Methodist Women.