What's Happening...

What is happening in our congregation.

Dear Friends in Christ -

posted Sep 18, 2017, 2:45 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

Tomorrow, our son Oliver turns two-years-old. It is hard for us to remember what life was like without him. At the same time, we know that we are not out of the woods. Every new day presents new joys and challenges, celebrations and sorrows. 
The same is true of our life of faith. The way that things were and the way that things are when we encounter the mercy and grace of God are never the same. While we still struggle with temptation and sin, there is forgiveness and freedom found through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. While we are never out of the woods from all that the world and the devil will throw our way, we can know for certain that God is faithful to meet us where we are and journey with us--that we might know is constant presence through his Holy Spirit. 
Thankful for Faith - 
Pastor Culynn

To prepare for worship on Sunday  
(September 24), you are invited to read:
Genesis 18:1-15

September 17-23 Readings God's Story

posted Sep 18, 2017, 2:45 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

October 14th Reformation Day Retreat

posted Sep 18, 2017, 2:44 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

Sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway today!  See the newsletter for more information and the event schedule.  Registration fee can be paid through the offering.  Please put "Reformation Retreat" in the memo.

Our Churches Teach: The Augsburg Confession

posted Sep 18, 2017, 2:43 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

Monday night Bible study begins TONIGHT  Monday, September 18 at 7:00pm in the fellowship hall.  Pastor Culynn will teach a 7-week exploration of the key doctrines of Lutheran theology. In conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we will explore this ancient confessional document and how it informs our faith and ministry today.

The112 Bonfire

posted Sep 18, 2017, 2:42 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

The first off-site event will be on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:00pm for a bonfire at Brian Bentley's home.

Confirmation Rehearsal & Photos THIS WEDNESDAY!

posted Sep 18, 2017, 2:41 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

Tenth grade students and parents should plan to attend Confirmation rehearsal THIS Wednesday, September 20 at 6:45pm.  
Confirmation pictures will be taken that night; please dress appropriately for formal photography!

Sunday Music - Children Sing

posted Sep 18, 2017, 2:41 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

Children's Faith Formation students will sing at the 10:30am service this Sunday!

Rite of Confirmation - Sunday the 24th

posted Sep 18, 2017, 2:40 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

The Rite of Confirmation will be held during our 10:30am service on Sunday, September 24.  We celebrate this milestone in the life of faith.

Confirmation Refresher Course

posted Sep 18, 2017, 2:39 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

If you didn't grow up in church, you were raised in a non-Lutheran home, or didn't pay attention during Confirmation, we've got an opportunity for you.
On Sundays after worship, Pastor Culynn will lead a 5 session "Confirmation Refresher Course". We will meet following the second service (11:45am) to learn about key Lutheran teachings and answer any questions you might have. Join us to freshen up your Lutheran identity!

Dear Friends in Christ -

posted Sep 11, 2017, 2:36 PM by Shannon Vietmeier

Yesterday we celebrated our Fall Ministry Kick Off! It is a wonderful celebration when God gathers us back together from exciting summer adventures and places us under the umbrella of his Word and promises. We installed Faith Formation teachers, enjoyed two beautiful worship services, and the church council met to begin a long-range planning (more information will be forthcoming). This coming Wednesday, September 13, Confirmation and The112 begin as well. All that we do together shapes and encourages us in the life of faith to the glory of God. 
Blessings as Fall Kicks Off in Life also!
Pastor Culynn

To prepare for worship on Sunday  
(September 17), you are invited to read:
Genesis 4:1-16

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