Pastor's Page~


Greetings, my sisters and brothers in Christ,

Summertime.  It is such a beautiful time. Green is all around us.  Flowers are blooming.  Blossoms are appearing on the trees.  Magnificent!

It is a time, too, for us as God’s children to be mindful of God’s blessings.  What a bountiful and gracious Father who provides us with such wonder … from the colorful birds and flowers which are in such abundance this time of year … to the abundant earth, which provides our food … to the starry heavens so vast above us.  I hope that we all take time during the summer months to appreciate the wonder of God’s creation, to enjoy time with our families and friends, to sit in the quiet mornings swathed by the cacophony of the many birds singing in the trees, to bask in the long dusk hours, serenaded by the frogs and toads.   

Schedules are different than during the school year. There is time for playing ball, going fishing, time spent at the beach or pool enjoying the cool water, grilling out … so many things that cannot be done during the long winter days. 

As part of this celebration of the warm, summer days, we will gather as an ecumenical community for a potluck meal at the North Park on June 20, from 6 p.m. until everyone is full and exhausted.  Brats and hotdogs will be provided and there will be games and music.  The King’s Countrymen will share their bluegrass gospel music beginning at 7 p.m.  Kickball games will also take place after our meal, as well as bean bag toss (for those of us not so mobile!).  We will gather at the Round Pavilion at North Park. The event is free, but everyone is asked to bring a dish to share.  Plates, napkins, utensils, and condiments will also be provided. 

As the summer progresses, we will also be planning for Vacation Bible School, traditionally held the week following the Bloomer Fair, August 6th through 9th, 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  More information will be included in the July newsletter. 

On June 10th, I am asking people to suggest favorite songs to play during worship, perhaps a music video available on YouTube.  Please call me or call the church office to make your request and we will do our best to honor it. 

As summer comes upon us, I am encouraged by the words of the psalmist in the very first psalm

 1Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
 or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;
 
2but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law they meditate day and night.
 
3They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season,
  and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.

The world around is becoming greener, even as I write this … God sends rain to water the earth, to make it abundant, to provide for our needs.  I am grateful.  I am in awe of God’s majesty … and profoundly thankful for God’s many blessings.  May your summer provide opportunities for you to give thanks, to gather with family and friends with joy in your hearts, and may you be grateful for the many ways in which God blesses you and yours.

In grateful praise, Pastor Susan

 


         
































































 






 


        


 




 



 



 


 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Sat

Ushers

11 & 25  Kirby Olson & Dick Rowe

18   Kirby Olson & John Gunderson

 

Altar Guild

 

Vicky Smetana

Communion Asst.

 

11 Jodi Hassemer

Lectors

11 Jodi Hassemer

18 Mary Anderson

25 Nate Splett

1

2

 

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

3

4 Pentecost -

Worship Scananavian Church 10:30 -

no worship

at Our Saviors

5

6

7

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

8

Lydia Fellowship

5:30

9

Food pantry

1-4 pm

10

11  Trinity Sunday

Worship with HC 9:00

Cake for Pastor Susan?s 25th Pastoral Anniversray 10:00

12

13

14 Flag Day

+Ecumenical Service

North Park

6:00-Potluck 7-music

+ Pastor Susan 25th Anniversary

15

16

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

 

17

18 Father?s Day

 

Worship with Bruce Metcalf 9:00 am

19

20  

First Day of Summer

21

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

22

Church Council

5:30

23

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

24

25

 

Worship with Nate Splett 9:00 am

26

27

28

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

29

30

Food Pantrry

1-4 pm

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Sat

Ushers

11 & 25  Kirby Olson & Dick Rowe

18   Kirby Olson & John Gunderson

 

Altar Guild

 

Vicky Smetana

Communion Asst.

 

11 Jodi Hassemer

Lectors

11 Jodi Hassemer

18 Mary Anderson

25 Nate Splett

1

2

 

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

3

4 Pentecost -

Worship Scananavian Church 10:30 -

no worship

at Our Saviors

5

6

7

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

8

Lydia Fellowship

5:30

9

Food pantry

1-4 pm

10

11  Trinity Sunday

Worship with HC 9:00

Cake for Pastor Susan?s 25th Pastoral Anniversray 10:00

12

13

14 Flag Day

+Ecumenical Service

North Park

6:00-Potluck 7-music

+ Pastor Susan 25th Anniversary

15

16

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

 

17

18 Father?s Day

 

Worship with Bruce Metcalf 9:00 am

19

20  

First Day of Summer

21

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

22

Church Council

5:30

23

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

24

25

 

Worship with Nate Splett 9:00 am

26

27

28

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

29

30

Food Pantrry

1-4 pm

 



Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Sat

Ushers

11 & 25  Kirby Olson & Dick Rowe

18   Kirby Olson & John Gunderson

 

Altar Guild

 

Vicky Smetana

Communion Asst.

 

11 Jodi Hassemer

Lectors

11 Jodi Hassemer

18 Mary Anderson

25 Nate Splett

1

2

 

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

3

4 Pentecost -

Worship Scananavian Church 10:30 -

no worship

at Our Saviors

5

6

7

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

8

Lydia Fellowship

5:30

9

Food pantry

1-4 pm

10

11  Trinity Sunday

Worship with HC 9:00

Cake for Pastor Susan?s 25th Pastoral Anniversray 10:00

12

13

14 Flag Day

+Ecumenical Service

North Park

6:00-Potluck 7-music

+ Pastor Susan 25th Anniversary

15

16

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

 

17

18 Father?s Day

 

Worship with Bruce Metcalf 9:00 am

19

20  

First Day of Summer

21

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

22

Church Council

5:30

23

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

24

25

 

Worship with Nate Splett 9:00 am

26

27

28

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

29

30

Food Pantrry

1-4 pm