Pastor's Page~

Dear friends in Christ

Even though the temperatures have been a little bit cooler than normal and we’ve had more than enough rain … June has arrived and we anticipate long summer nights and hot days.  Perfect for growing.  That’s part of God’s plan.

We see the newly planted corn and beans begin to sprout in the fields.  Our gardens show the first signs of abundant produce.  Flowers explode with color. But it’s not only crops and flora that grow during this season! 

It is a great time for spiritual growth as well.  Might I suggest some time with a good book?  Of course, there is always the Bible to begin with … select a book from within its pages and read through it slowly, pondering, meditating thoughtfully … listening for God’s voice calling us to pay attention to His wisdom, love and care.  And our church library has plenty of good books just waiting to be read … old favorites and some new authors as well.  Perhaps you have a favorite you would like to share. 

Go out and have a cup of coffee with a friend.  Visit with some of our homebound friends this summer.  Write a letter to someone you miss.  Have a picnic! Have a cold beverage in the backyard and watch your children (grandchildren) play … they will grow at least a foot by the end of summer.  The possibilities are endless. 

Most of all, take time to notice things.  I know our lives get busy but taking time to appreciate the little things will make a big difference in our attitudes … less stress … less crankiness … more smiles … a big difference.

A couple of things to look forward to this summer with regard to church activities …

Our annual Church Picnic and Worship at North Park.  Our Outreach and Stewardship Committees are working on this. Watch for more information as planning progresses.

The Annual Ecumenical Church picnic … also plans are in the making for this. 

Vacation Bible School will have a different look this year as we are making plans for a camping experience (yes, overnight!) hopefully the first weekend in August (after the Fair and Parade, of course), so watch for more information on this as well.

Congratulations to our graduates this year … Bruce Ferstenou, Dakken LaGesse, Kassandra Lennox, Elisabeth Patrow and Alyssa Rogge … all are moving on to the next phase in their lives and we want to wish them well.

In closing, I would like to share with you words from Psalm 32, a psalm we don’t read much but has significant meaning for each of us …

The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.

 I will advise you and watch over you!

May the Lord continue to guide you as you make plans for the summer … and may He bless your days with peace and joy.         Pastor Susan


 


  

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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

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Food Pantry

1-4 pm

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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

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13

14 Flag Day

+Ecumenical Service

North Park

6:00-Potluck 7-music

+ Pastor Susan 25th Anniversary

15

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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20  

First Day of Summer

21

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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25

 

Worship with Nate Splett 9:00 am

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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