Join us for worship at the Polk County Fair this Sunday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at the Polk County Fair Grand Stand. In case of rain, worship will be held at Concordia Lutheran Church in Fertile. The guest preacher this year will be Karie (Whitson) Kirschbaum of Gary, MN. Karie grew up in Gary before leaving in 1981 and returning in 2010. Karie has spent 30 years focusing on missions and inner-city work and started a ministry that continues in Los Angeles, New York, Providence, R.I., Las Vegas and more. Music will be led by a musical group from Sand Hill Lutheran Church of rural Climax. Members include Karen Thoreson, Dorene Erickson, Tony Grainger, Owen Larson and Toscha Larson. Special Music will be provided by Chase Donaldson, Noah Harstad and Solomon Liebl.
Faaberg is in need of new white altar cloths if any families would like to make a memorial to the church or a donation towards them. All donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Please join us for a community worship service at the NCE elementary school on Sunday, June 21 for Gary Days! Kent Dudley and the Bended Knee Worship band will be performing and leading the service!
Please join us for services during Holy Week. Maundy Thursday Services with First Communion will be held on Thurs., April 2 at 7 p.m. at Faaberg. The Good Friday Service will be held on Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Sundal. Easter Worship services will be held at Gary Lutheran Church at 7:30 a.m., at Faaberg Lutheran Church at 9 a.m., and at Ness & Sundal Lutheran Churches at 10:30 a.m.
If you would like to give an Easter Lily in memory of someone, please call the church office by April 1.
It’s that time of year again! Please come and be part of our annual meetings:
January 11: Sundal and Ness will have their annual meetings following 10:30 a.m. worship & communion
January 18: Gary and Faaberg will have their annual meetings following 10:30 a.m. worship
There will be a potluck dinner after each of the meetings.
Portrait times that were scheduled for December 11-13 at Faaberg will now be taken at Sundal.
If you haven’t signed up, there are still appointment times available. Please click on the links below.
Sign up today for a photo session with Lifetouch Directories!
To sign up online for a photo session at Sundal to be held December 11-13, please click the icon below:
To sign up for a session at Gary to be held December 18-20, please click the icon below:
There will also be opportunities to sign up following worship services throughout the month of November, or you can call the office for an appointment time.
All are welcome to a night out at Erickson’s Smokehouse on Sunday, October 12 at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served first with the movie Moms’ Night Out to follow. Moms’ Night Out is a Christian-based comedy film that is rated PG. We need to know the number of people attending, so please call or email the office. The only cost is the price of the meal!
“God’s Work. Our Hands” Sunday will be held on September 7! This is the second annual day of service throughout the entire ELCA. We have a few projects planned throughout our parish! At 9:30 a.m. the Faaberg congregation will help Sunday school students pack school kits for Lutheran World Relief. The Faaberg Women of the ELCA are currently collecting items for school and personal care kits. If you would like to donate items, please see the list in the newsletter or on the Lutheran World Relief website. Following 10:30 a.m. worship, there will be a lunch served at Gary Lutheran Church. Then we will carpool to the Ronald McDonald House in Fargo to do service projects there. If you would like to attend, please contact Jenny H. or Katie D. or sign up at the Gary church. We would also appreciate volunteers to drive. There will also be projects at the church for those who prefer to stay there. Please participate in this day of service! This is a great way to kick-off the Sunday school year!
We would love for your son or daughter to participate in Vacation Bible School from June 2-6 at Faaberg from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be a free light supper served each evening at 6 p.m. The theme this year is “Gangway to Galilee,” and there will be lots of fun games, music, and Bible Study. All kids through the sixth grade are encouraged to attend! There will be a Mommy & Me Bible School for children ages birth-4 with a parent or special adult. We are trying to set up a car pool from Gary to Faaberg, so please let us know if you are willing to drive or if your child will need a ride. To register, please send the following information to the parish office:
Name of Child/Children:
Age/Grade of Each Child:
Food Allergies/Medical Concerns:
There will also be a planning meeting at Faaberg on May 18 at 9:30 a.m. for anyone interested in helping to plan VBS. We are grateful for any and all volunteers! High Schoolers: this is a great way to get in volunteer hours for National Honor Society, etc!