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!
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.