500th Anniversary of the Reformation

There will be a special parish worship one week from Sunday to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation! Join us on Sunday, October 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Faaberg. Choir practice will be held before the service at 9:30 a.m.–all are welcome! The Faaberg and Gary Sunday Schools will also be singing in church that morning and will practice at 10 a.m. There will be Brats, Sauerkraut and a Three Bar Bonanza served by the LYO following worship! Mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate Martin Luther and the Reformation!

School Kit Supply List


Are you doing some school shopping with your kids or do you just like to shop? Consider picking up a few extras to help us pack school kits for Lutheran World Relief! Click on the link above to view a list of supplies. Drop off these supplies at Faaberg and Gary and they will pack them on Rally Sunday, September 10 (God’s Work. Our Hands.) If possible, please consider purchasing entire kits, so that there are not left overs or extra items that need to be purchased. No need to buy drawstring backpacks–Faaberg and Gary already have these.

VBS at Gary on June 5-9

Vacation Bible School will be held at Gary on June 5-9. Supper will start at 6 p.m. and VBS will run from 6:30-8 p.m. We could still use volunteers and people to make suppers each evening. If you are willing to help, please contact Pastor Kelly or the office. Kids of all ages are welcome to attend VBS!

Feed My Starving Children

Our parish will participate in a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event in Grand Forks on Sunday, April 2 in the evening. All are welcome to join us and help pack meals for people suffering from hunger. Please contact Pastor Kelly for more information. Rides are available!

Donations for Care & Share

Our parish will be collecting items to donate to the Crookston Care & Share. They accept most useful items. They are especially in need of kitchen items. These items are given to people as they transition into having their own housing. Other ideas for items that can be donated are clothing, pillowcases, sheets, blankets, bathroom and personal hygiene supplies, winter apparel and non-perishable food items. Care & Share is an emergency homeless shelter for men, women and families, and they have a public soup kitchen that serves dinner, supper and breakfast. There will be a place at each church to collect items and they will be collected through February 14. Thank you!


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Kid’s Christmas Movie Night

Do you need a kid-free evening to decorate, wrap gifts or just relax? All kids are welcome to a Kid’s Movie Night from 6-9 p.m. this Saturday, December 10! Kids will eat homemade pizza, do crafts and watch a Christmas movie! Please RSVP with Katie DeMarais, so we have enough food and help. All are welcome!