Palm Sunday

This Sunday (April 13) is Palm Sunday, which begins Holy Week. Gary Sunday School students will sing during worship this Sunday, and there will be a procession of palms at all four churches. Here is a schedule of Holy Week:

Palm Sunday (April 13): 8:30 a.m. Ness & Sundal, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at Gary & Faaberg, 10:30 a.m. Worship at Gary & Faaberg (with Confirmation at Faaberg)

Maundy Thursday (April 17): 7 p.m. Worship & First Communion at Gary

Good Friday (April 18): 7 p.m. Worship at Ness

Easter Sunday (April 20): 7:30 a.m. Sunrise Service & Communion at Gary; 9 a.m. Ness (Communion) & Sundal (Communion); 10:30 a.m. Faaberg (Communion)

Lenten Worship

We will be exploring and praying about several different topics chosen by the confirmation students each Wednesday evening this Lent. Here are the topics each week for Lent:

Wed., March 12: Sundal: School problems–bullying, shootings, suicide, respect

Wed., March 19: Gary: Natural Disasters, dangers, terrorism, accidents

Wed., March 26: Ness: Addictions

Wed., April 2: Faaberg: Abuse

Wed., April 9: Sundal: Sickness

Maundy Thursday service will be held on April 17 at Gary, and the Good Friday service will be held on April 18 at Ness.

Ash Wednesday Service

Join us at Faaberg on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. for Ash Wednesday worship, communion and imposition of ashes. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent–the 40 days prior to Easter (excluding Sundays). Reminder: There will be a parish council meeting following Ash Wednesday worship. This meeting was rescheduled because of bad weather last week.

Christmas Caroling Tonight!

DO YOU LOVE TO SING? OR JUST LOVE MAKING PEOPLE SMILE?! We are meeting to go caroling at the Living Center in Fertile at 6 pm or at the Gary church at 6 pm Wednesday. Confirmation students please sign in you can go to either place…DRESS WARM…and we will need plenty of drivers in Fertile, and possibly Gary if it is too cold to walk! God bless you! PS this is not for youth only, and anyone is welcome to join us…any ages!

Christmas Programs!

Christmas Program Pictures from Faaberg and Sundal. Gary’s Christmas program will be held this Sunday, December 22 at 10:30 a.m. with a potluck to follow.

Third Grade Bible Sunday!

On Reformation Sunday, eight Third Graders received Bibles in our parish! Here are a few pictures of third graders and their families at Gary:

If you have pictures from Reformation Sunday or another parish event, please email them to