Pastor's Page~

Dear Friends in Christ,

Our journey of Lent is over.   

When the stone was rolled away from the door of the tomb, the women discovered what we now celebrate as the Resurrection of our Lord ? Jesus Christ has risen from the dead.  He has conquered sin, death, and the power of evil in our world and we are free to live and serve as people of God are intended to live. 

So, what have we gained from our journey of 40 days through the wilderness with Jesus?  What insights have we gathered that will now make a difference in our lives and in the lives of the people with whom we live and work? How has focusing on the cross during the season of Lent taught us about the priorities we choose to live out in our daily lives?

I want to thank Becky and Jeanne (and all those who chose to participate and attend the midweek services during Lent).  Our theme was ?Beneath the Cross? and we explored the meaning of the words of that beloved hymn. Our faith is important to us.  Jesus? suffering, death, and resurrection does have meaning in our lives. 

The Apostle Paul write about it in this way ? from 1 Corinthians

            1Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, 2through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you ? unless you have come to believe in vain.
3For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, 4and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, 5and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. 7Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. 9For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain.   

And then he writes again in Romans ?

          since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; 24they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith.

How does that make a difference?  From Galatians ?

        2As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 13Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Our lives are changed forever because of this gift God has given us ? new life in Christ Jesus.  Opportunities abound to share this precious gift with so many ? our families ? our friends ? our co-workers ? and the list goes on.  Praise be to God and His Son, Jesus Christ ? who is Risen!

Pastor Susan

 

         
































































 






 


        


 




 



 



 


 

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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

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Food Pantry

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Worship Scananavian Church 10:30 -

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Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

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Lydia Fellowship

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Food pantry

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11  Trinity Sunday

Worship with HC 9:00

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

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14 Flag Day

+Ecumenical Service

North Park

6:00-Potluck 7-music

+ Pastor Susan 25th Anniversary

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Food Pantry

1-4 pm

 

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18 Father?s Day

 

Worship with Bruce Metcalf 9:00 am

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First Day of Summer

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Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

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Church Council

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Food Pantry

1-4 pm

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Worship with Nate Splett 9:00 am

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Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

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Food Pantrry

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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

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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

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16

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

 

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18 Father?s Day

 

Worship with Bruce Metcalf 9:00 am

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First Day of Summer

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Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

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Church Council

5:30

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Food Pantry

1-4 pm

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Worship with Nate Splett 9:00 am

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Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

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Food Pantrry

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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

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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

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Food Pantry

1-4 pm

 

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18 Father?s Day

 

Worship with Bruce Metcalf 9:00 am

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20  

First Day of Summer

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Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

22

Church Council

5:30

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Food Pantry

1-4 pm

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Worship with Nate Splett 9:00 am

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27

28

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

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30

Food Pantrry

1-4 pm