The Future of the Church: Emergent Christianity
Our church is at time of great transition. What does that mean for us as a congregation, and what are some ways we can think about moving into this future? Please follow the link below to watch two videos and utilize the corresponding note-taking sheets, and explore what is meant by "Emergence" and begin to answer questions about what we can do to be a part of it all.
LINK: What's Next?
Christmas Program - Sunday, December 17th at 9 AM
• Scandinavian Christmas Delicacies afterwards! •
Christmas Eve Worship - Sunday, December 24th:
• 9:00 AM - Special Advent-into-Christmas Worship •
• 4:00 PM - Candlelight Service •
• 10:00 PM - Candlelight Service •
Christmas Day, December 25th - NO WORSHIP
Now through October 6th, we are taking orders for pasties! They will be available for pickup October 16-19.
Each delicious pastie will be handmade by members of Family of God!!
If you would like to place an order, please print this FORM, fill it out, and return it to the church office by October 6th.
All proceeds go to mortgage reduction. Thank you for your order!
Unfortunately, we did not have enough people sign up for Day Camp this year, so we will not be attending.
A unique opportunity will be available for youth this summer! Voyageur Lutheran Ministry (VLM) will be conducting a Day Camp, designed to introduce the Bible camping experience to the youth of our congregation. Day Camp is a unique blend of outdoor ministries and congregational ministry. The VLM staff brings to the week their own enthusiasm and leadership/teaching style which local volunteers enhance with similar gifts as well as knowledge of community needs and resources. Together they make Day Camp and exciting and enriching experience.
When?: July 24-28, 9am-3pm M-R, 9am-12pm F
Who?: For youth who have completed K-5th grade
Cost?: $25/student, $40/family
Want to pay your registration fees online? Click here!
If you are interested in having your child(ren)/grandchildren participate in this Camp, please contact the church office at 218-724-9210, or coordinator Patti Alander at 218-391-6512 (texts accepted). Space is limited and we will be accepting applications until July 3, 2017.
ELEMENTS OF DAY CAMP:
- Worship: A time set aside twice a day for celebration and praise. The message will center on the theme of the day. The services contain songs, prayers, scripture readings, stories, and skits.
- Bible Study: Our weekly theme will be developed in small groups. Within these small groups, the children will learn several Bible stories and their messages, which relate to the overall focus for the week.
- Recreation: Games are played not only for the sake of playing games, but are also used to build community among the Day Campers.
- Snack & Lunch: These times in the Day Camp day not only provide nourishment and refreshment, also the chance for informal fellowship between staff, campers, and volunteers.
- Arts & Craft: A time for campers to be creative and learn about the day’s study in a different way. Craft also provide a way to share the Day Camp experience with family and friends.
- Quiet Time: This is an important time of the day for rest and quiet activities. Activities during this time may include stories, videos or quiet game.
Come and experience a camp-like worship service, plus camp games, camp information, and an ice cream social! Pr. Joel Abenth of Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry will be with us.
This coming Sunday, April 30th, is Roadside Clean-Up Day!
Wear your Grubby clothes to church, and we will clean up our stretch of road after worship.
Then back to church for pizza lunch!
PALM SUNDAY • APRIL 9TH
- Worship - 9:00 AM
- We join the crowds who waved their palms calling “Hosanna!” and find ourselves shouting “Crucify!”
MAUNDY THURSDAY • APRIL 13TH
- Seder Meal - 6:00 PM (call 724-9210 for reservations)
- Worship with Holy Communion - 7:30 PM (Please NOTE this has changed from the previous time of 7:00)
GOOD FRIDAY • APRIL 14TH
- Tenebrae Service of Shadows - 7:00 PM
- A service of Scripture and song, meditating on the Passion of Jesus
EASTER SUNDAY • APRIL 16TH
- Easter Breakfast 7:00 - 8:45 AM
- Festival Worship Service - 9:00 AM (nursery provided)
Come (re)Discover the Small Catechism!
- Mondays, January 9th - February 6th
- 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM (same class is held twice each day; you choose one or the other)
In celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, come gather for an adult study on the catechism. Refresh your Lutheran roots, remind yourself what Lutheran theology is all about, and deepen your understanding of the core tenets of our faith.
- Wednesday, December 21, 2016 -
- 7:00 PM -
- Family of God Lutheran Church -
The holiday season is hard for some of us.
You are not alone.
Join us for a different kind of service:
- of loss
- of comfort
- of healing
Every year, there are some among us who, for one reason or another, simply cannot enter into the joy of the Christmas season. It could be many things: mourning someone who has died or who may die soon, coping with the aftermath of divorce, job loss, sickness—any of the different unfortunate and tragic circumstances the life sometimes serves up. Christmas parties and caroling are the last things some of us want.
The Longest Night Service (or it sometimes called The Blue Christmas Service) is a way to acknowledge this reality, while still recognizing that part of the reason for Jesus' coming was to bring hope and comfort, to heal the sick, to seek the lost, to restore the broken and broken-hearted. Once again we are offering a quiet, meditative worship service that makes time for remembering, sharing our hurting places with God, and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ.
You are invited to come for time set apart for tranquil worship: prayer, music, Scripture, lament and reaching toward the Light. Let it be for you a respite from the world’s assumptions that everyone is celebrating.