Worship schedule for Sunday, May 1, 2016:
8:30 a.m. Worship at Ness & Sundal
9:30 a.m. Sunday School at Gary & Faaberg
10:30 a.m. Worship at Gary & Faaberg (with communion) *Please note that Senior Quilt Sunday at Gary has been rescheduled to May 15 because of a scheduling conflict!
There will also be a Vacation Bible School Planning meeting at Faaberg. If you are interested in volunteering for Vacation Bible School or your kids plan to attend, please attend this meeting to help us make this a fun event!
All Fifth Graders or older students who have not yet received first communion are welcome to attend two classes, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 at Ness and Wednesday, March 9 at Sundal. These classes will be held during the soup & sandwich suppers before Lenten services. Each student should bring a parent (or other caring adult). Students will receive First Communion at the Maundy Thursday service on March 24 at 7 p.m. at Ness. If your child is unable to attend the Maundy Thursday Service, he/she may receive first communion at any communion service following that date. If you have any questions, please call the pastors or the parish office.
Faaberg will hold its annual Festival of Tables on Sunday, March 6 with a spaghetti dinner at noon and a silent auction. If you would like tickets, please contact Michelle Gunufson.
Please attend your congregation’s annual meeting!
Here is the annual meeting schedule:
Faaberg: January 17 following 10:30 a.m. worship with potluck to follow.
Gary: January 17 following 10:30 a.m. worship. (Please note that there will not be a potluck this year.)
Ness: January 24 following 10:30 a.m. worship with potluck to follow.
Sundal: January 24 following 10:30 a.m. worship with potluck to follow.
Please have all reports submitted to the parish office by at least the Tuesday before your annual meeting. Thank you!
Please join us in celebration of Christ’s birth.
Christmas Eve Candlelight worship with communion will be held on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. at Faaberg and 9 p.m. at Gary.
Christmas Day worship and communion will be held on Christmas Day at 9 a.m. at Sundal and Ness.
All third graders and older students who are new to our congregations will receive Bibles during worship in their congregations on Reformation Sunday, October 25. Please pray as they receive their new Bibles!
Our parish will be joining congregations from across the ELCA in doing service projects! Both Faaberg and Gary will be packing school kits for Lutheran World Relief during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday School time. All ages are welcome to help pack these kits!
Faaberg is also seeking donations for Health Kits. Included in these kits are a toothbrush (no paste), wide tooth comb, nail clippers, 2 bars of soap and a large bath towel. Thank you!
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!