On Sunday, Sept. 14, Hilma Backman gave a 5 minute temple talk, sharing with us her personal experience of growing in faith with making a financial commitment to the Lord’s work in and through our congregation. She also invited us to Consecration Sunday on the 5th of October. You’ll want to see it! Thank you Hilma!
This is the video of the worship service held on Sunday, September 14th, the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
This is the video of the worship service held on Sunday, September 7th, the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
This Sunday, September 7th, I’ll be leading worship dressed in my work clothes. (I’ll have my robe on over the top, but underneath I’ll be wearing jeans and a tee-shirt.) Why am I telling you this? Well, in all my years of worship leadership, I’ve never been without a clergy collar, that I can remember. The few times the Packers were in the Super Bowl, I did wear a Packer sweatshirt, but that’s as far as I’ve ever gone. It is important to me to be dressed up for worship, but not this Sunday. To me, our mission this Sunday is more important.
So, what’s happening?
This Sunday is the ELCA’s “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday. Approximately 10,000 ELCA congregations across the U.S. will be making a tangible difference in their communities, by rolling up their sleeves, and getting busy by volunteering in some capacity. Some are helping soup kitchens. Others are painting, while still others will be doing what we are going to do: yard work and cleaning up litter.
We will be working with Bethel Lutheran in Menominee to make a difference at the DAR Boys and Girls Club and in our local parks. We will meet at the DAR following worship at 11:00, and do yard work. (Please bring weed whackers, pruning shears, gloves, rakes, etc.) When we are done at the DAR, we are going to attack Red Arrow Park and pick up litter. (Again, bring gloves, garbage bags and rakes.) We plan to be done around 12:30.
This is our first shot at what we hope will become an annual event, so plan to be a part of the excitement within this inaugural effort. Every day you work hard, doing God’s work, to help make your community a better place. This Sunday, let’s join together in making that difference. I’ll be wearing my work clothes to worship. Consider this an invitation to do the same, please.
This is the video of the worship service held on Sunday, August 31st, the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. Ron Larson is our guest organist.
This is the song time on Thursday, August 14, the final night of Vacation Bible School. It was held after a field trip to the Retza farm.
This is the video of the worship service held on Sunday, August 10th, the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.
This is the video of the worship service held on Sunday, August 3rd, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.
This is the video of the worship service held on Sunday, July 27th, the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. (The sound starts about 4 minutes in.)