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Welcoming all to Jesus Christ through intergenerational worship, Christian Education, local service and global outreach.
Becoming shepherds afield, taking the church where the sheep are pastured.
* Trust and love in Jesus Christ
* Commitment to living God's Word
* Respect and care for all people
* Spiritual growth
* Service to the community
The Strategic Planning Committee informational notes:
* Note #2
* Note #3
It is important to realize that Strategic Planning
is a process. It will take as long as necessary to
determine our current mission, vision and our
key principles. If this process seems lengthy
and laborious, it is and has been. Some of us
are relatively new to the Strategic Planning
Committee. Thankfully, there are others who
have been deeply involved since its very beginning.
For this, we need to be thankful for their
dedication to this task and their commitment of
time and energy to First Lutheran Church.
To make a plan, one needs to collect information
about First Lutheran and the community it
serves. It sounds pretty simple!! In reality, it
started over a year ago when a group of people
got together to begin this process. We will attempt
to share the start of this process with you
as we continue on this journey.
The Strategic Planning Process is grounded in
the study of the book, The Mission Table – Renewing
Congregation and Community by
Stephen P. Bouman. In this book, Bouman, lays
out the idea of how congregations become mission
tables where we listen, people become
engaged, and lives are restored.
“Stay Tuned” , there is much more to share on
Earthbound Video Series Join us each Wednesday
after service at Maria
Chapel for a video presentation
followed by a
The quilt for Camp Knutson’s auction is
still on display in the narthex with a bid
sheet attached. It will remain on display
until July 11th and then be packed up
for shipment tp Camp Knutson’s auction.
The 30th annual auction will take
place at the Camp on August 13th, 2016
Our summer worship schedule:
Worship will be at 6:00 p.m. We will gather in the shade of the old oak tree, around a campfire. Feel free to bring your lawn chair or blanket. Picnic tables and folding chairs are also available. So is a satellite toilet. There are no plans for meals this year. However, occasional events may be planned and announced from time to time. The sermons this summer will be a repeat of the previous Sunday message.
All Youth in grades 6-9 are welcome!
$45.00 for 6 weeks of service & FUN!
Includes a Twins Game!
2016 Dates: June 23,
June 30, July 6*, July 14, July 21.
*July 6th (Wednesday) service project is to serve in a
Twin Cities service site and attend a Twins Game that
afternoon. We will leave the church around 8 am and
return about 7 pm .
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Is an educational program designed to
help family caregivers. This program will
help you take care of yourself while caring
for an older relative or friend.
June 2 – July 7, Thursdays 1:30-4:00pm
Call to register. Aitkin County CARE, Inc. at 218-927-1383 or 877-
810-7776 for more details.
WORSHIP IN THE PARK -- JULY 10 & AUGUST 14,
5-7pm at Lum Park in Brainerd.
Come and worship in the beautiful creation
that God has created!
* 5-6:30pm Grill out (hot dogs, fixings and
plates/ utensils provided)… please bring a
side dish or dessert to share.
*5-6:30pm Park play, Volleyball, Swimming
at the beach, 9-square, Frisbee golf, Fellowship
* 6:30pm Come as you are Worship
* 7:00pm S'mores and sending
What to bring:
* Side Dish
* Lawn Chair/Blanket
* Swim Suit & Towel (optional)
* Lawn games (optional)
At Camp Vermillion , Cook, MN
Saturday, July 30, 1—7 pm
Join us for a day of great music, great food, and
great family fun in God's great north woods. This
annual concert and fundraiser is an event you won't
want to miss!
• Music by great bluegrass bands - "No Grass
Limit", "Sloughgrass", and "Jerusalem Road"
• Fantastic food
• Games/activities for the kids
• Silent and live auction, raffle drawing, Church
Basket Challenge raffle
• Free entry to the event
Bible Camps thru VLM - Ages K-12 -- one day to one week camps available. Brochures and info found at the church or at www.VLMcamps.org.
Vacation Bible School "Cave Quest" August 8-11, 2016 6pm-8pm,
Ages 3 years to 5th grade welcome.
Dinner beginning at 5pm. $2/person
IN OUR COMMUNITY:
Please contact Pastor Bob at the church office (218-927-2028) or cell (218-851-2483) for more information or to sign up.
MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS:If you’re able and willing, please call
Betty Jacobs at the Aitkin County CARE office, 218-927-1383, or 1-800-333-2433
Please contact Jill Blanchette,
FLC’s Office Manager, at 218-927-2028.
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CURRENT FORMS AND INFO TO FIND
IN THE NARTHEX
*Book of Acts reading list
*Volunteer sign-up sheets
*Radio ministry, KUWAA, flower sign-up
*Special offering envelopes
*Voyageur Lutheran Ministry information
* June 22 Earth Bound Video Series #3 @ Maria Chapel
* June 29—Earth Bound Video Series #4 @ Maria Chapel
* July 4—Office Closed for Holiday
* July 10—Lum Park Worship & Supper—5 pm
NO-CANCELLATION POLICY -
First Lutheran has a no-cancellation policy in regard to worship services.
No matter what the weather,
worship will not be cancelled.
DO NOT put yourself in danger,
but if you can make it to church,
please know that the building will be open and worship will happen.
This applies to Saturday evening, Sunday morning,
and Wednesday evening.