Council Update

At our April Council meeting we discussed how the Sunday attendance has continued to grow and how well our Lenten services were attended and received. Faith members again rallied together to donate 1556 pounds of food and $892.46 for the Food Drive, 172 pounds more than last year. We celebrated Pastor John’s one year anniversary and... Continue Reading →

Living a Debt Free Life

Want to be free to live your dream and let go of the stress and strain of debt and bills?  Don’t miss Financial Peace University! Rob and I have been living in Financial Peace for over 10 years.  We started by reading Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover and then went through Financial Peace University.  We... Continue Reading →

Happy Holy Week!

I drive past a sign every day that says “Your Story Matters.” It’s for a church. Maybe I’m a bit sensitive, but when I read it, I think it’s an odd way to talk about God’s presence in the world. It’s a strong emphasis on ME—and honestly, I feel like if it’s all about my... Continue Reading →

Kidabaga Update

The following is an update from Julia Hubbard, St. Paul Area Synod Bega Kwa Bega Coordinator. Greetings from an overcast Iringa!  I hope this finds you well.  I wanted to share with you news from our most recent visit out to Kidabaga on the way back from visiting Lutangilo.  The album below shows pictures from... Continue Reading →

Through God’s Eyes

Rob & Pastor Kerrie Holschboch are new Faith members passionate about missions. They are active in Food for His Children (FFHC), a holistic community development ministry serving the materially poor in rural Tanzania, Africa. Thank you, Kerrie, for sharing your story of Faith in action. God gave me His eyes during a visit to Esta’s home... Continue Reading →

From the Parish Nurse – Melanoma

Now that spring is just around the corner, we will be spending much more time outside in the sun. The main risk factor for skin cancer is ultraviolet light which can come from sunlight or tanning beds. There are several kinds of skin cancer: Basal Cell – the most common; Squamous Cell – the second... Continue Reading →

Serving with Blankets

Our Confirmation Small Groups are encouraged to do a service project in the community. Belinda Larson's 9th Grade Group made blankets and donated them to the Forest Lake Police Department! It was very special that Chief Rick Peterson came personally to pick up the blankets and meet the group. Check out the story from the Forest... Continue Reading →

Happy Lent!

Ash Wednesday was a powerful day. We had a mini-chapel with the kids from the Lakes Area Discovery Center daycare. Then a wonderful homemade lunch before a 1 pm service and then a packed sanctuary for the 6:30 service. I had everyone write their name on a sheet of paper, then leave the impression of... Continue Reading →

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