The Bethel/Emmaus handbell choir will be performing some of their favorite pieces (and yours) at a concert on May 18th at 2:00 p.m. The concert will feature guest artists – violin and vocalists – and be followed by refreshments. No admission will be charged, but a freewill offering will be taken to raise funds for … Read more
The Men’s Ministry Work Retreat to Camp Omega scheduled for May 16-17 has been postponed until further notice. Keep your power tools ready!
It’s one of the oldest Lutheran jokes. How many Lutherans does it take to change a light bulb? The answer: Change? Yes, there is more change in our lives than what falls on the pavement while going through the drive-through. Whether we like it or not, change happens. Change, for its own sake, isn’t necessarily … Read more
The African ministry of Lusienie Fofana will extend into a worship service at 11:30 on Sunday mornings. Fofana is undergoing training to become a pastor and will deliver the sermon this Sunday. Come and experience a slice of West Africa as we praise our Lord together.
Beginning March 30th for 6 weeks, the Adult Bible Study will view a video series from the School of Urban Ministry based here in Minneapolis. Each session will have a half hour video presentation followed by discussion and Bible Study. The name of the series is Mission Shift: Reaching the World Next Door. Learn about … Read more
Seder Meal Thursday, March 20, 6 pm (reservations required) Tenebre Service Friday, March 21, 7 pm Easter Sunday March 23, 7 am & 9:30 am
That’s the way I remember which way to turn my clock with Daylight Saving Time. March 9 is coming and we’ll “spring forward” an hour, have breakfast in the dark, and enjoy a bit more sunlight later in the day. But perhaps this is a chance for us to think of areas where we can … Read more
Lent Already? It’s true. Lent begins February 6th this year. If you think that’s early, you’re right! Blame Easter. Lent is observed during the 40 days before Easter and Easter is on March 23rd this year! The next time Easter will come this early is in the year 2160! Why is Easter so early? Blame … Read more
New Year’s Resolutions I hesitate to even begin my letter to you this month with such a title. New Year’s resolutions rarely inspire confidence in those who make them. I know of many more New Year’s resolutions broken than those kept. Ideally, we should be always resolving to be better, always striving toward godliness, always … Read more
According to the church year, Christmas doesn’t technically begin until December 25th. It’s Advent that begins after Thanksgiving. But since when did “corporate America” follow the church year! “Christmas time” has begun with all its craziness and stress. And in the midst of all of that we remember why we celebrate Christmas in the first … Read more