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!
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)
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.
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.
There will not be worship at Ness or Sundal on January 5. Faaberg will have worship and communion at 8:30 a.m. and Gary at 10:30 a.m.