Pastor's Page~


Dear Friends in Christ,

It’s hard to believe that summer is about over and that autumn is making itself known already.  For many of you, this begins a new year … of school … of Sunday School classes … of routines and schedules.

One of my favorite Bible passages is from Isaiah 55

6Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near;
 
7let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their thoughts;
 let them return to the LORD, that he may have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
 
8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD.
 
9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways
 and my thoughts than your thoughts.
 
10For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth,
 making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
 
11so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;  it shall not return to me empty,
 but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

It is the time of harvest … of the abundance of crops and produce.   It is also a time of planting … when our Sunday School and Confirmation classes begin, and our children come to hear God’s Word and to meet Jesus.  Our adults will also meet for Bible Study classes beginning this month (on Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m.).  So, God’s Word continues to be planted and the Holy Spirit helps us to grow in faith and love.  I am happy to share with you that seven people have committed to participate in the Bible Study … and we currently have six confirmation students!  We won’t know how many will come to Sunday School, but if Vacation Bible School was any indicator … I am thrilled that our young ones are eager to learn, too. 

Other groups in our church will resume their activity as well …

· Naomi Circle meets the third Monday each month at 1:30 and I know that the invitation is always open for new people to join.

· The Lydia Circle is taking on something new and different … since they got their name from Lydia (the weaver of purple cloth in the Bible).  We will be working on “Crafts with a Mission” this year. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m.

There is another opportunity that has emerged … The Clothes Closet has asked for volunteers for the first week of the month, to help in their facility on Tuesday from 4 until 7 p.m. and on Fridays, from noon until 4 p.m.

There are also opportunities to volunteer at the Food Pantry, which is always a great need. 

Stepping outside our comfort zones often causes us to grow in new and unexpected ways and there are many needs around us to “be a Christ” in our community. 

Reluctant as I am to say this … the WINTER season will be upon us soon … and there will be a time to rest … I look forward to that, but for now, let’s enjoy the start of the fall season and all the activities.  My prayer for our church family, as we move into this season, is that we continue to grow in our faith, that our family is nurtured in the faith and love of God through getting to know our Savior in new and significant ways. 

Many blessings,   Pastor Susan


 


 







































































































































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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

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