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Faith Ministry Stories


Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

Spring is here and along with that so are contact sports: track, soccer, baseball, school playgrounds, etc. It is also a time when we need to think about concussions and the importance of recognizing them and getting proper treatment. A concussion is a brain injury caused by blunt head trauma...

Find your ministry

Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

I have only been at Faith Lutheran for two weeks and have received such a gracious welcome!  Here’s a chance to learn a bit more about me.  I am an ELCA Minister of Word and Service (or deacon) and have served in various ministries for the last 15 years in South Dakota, South...

It's personal


Posted by Joyce Getchell on

Starting early on Monday morning, the Faith design team worked tirelessly throughout Holy Week to create a sacred space in our fellowship area for Easter morning. Inspired by our Lenten theme "I want Jesus to walk with me," the idea of a labyrinth reflection garden blossomed. The definition of...

Life after the Parkland mass shooting

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

In my article last month, I reflected on how we as a community can respond after another mass shooting, this time at a school in Parkland, Florida. At Faith Lutheran, we wondered how our prayers were calling us into action. We focused on intentionality with serving youth, especially in Forest...

Caring for others

Posted by Joyce Getchell on

A perk of working in a church is witnessing acts of caring and discipleship of Faith members in our community.  When the Old Testament Prophet Micah told his people how to practice faith, he told them to “Do justice and love mercy” (Micah 6:8). Faith members Nancy Mollner and...

A unique First Communion experience

Posted by Jenny Bottem on

This year on Maundy Thursday, twenty-seven 5th Graders will receive their First Communion in chalice’s that they hand painted! Cathy Nelson and Jenny Bottem have been teaching and helping the students prepare for their First Communion this past month. Then on February 25th, the students...

Called to action


Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

On Presidents Weekend, a few days after the tragic shooting in Florida, I preached about the importance of our thoughts and prayers for those mourning. But I also stressed that, as Christians, we can’t remain silent. I even wrote about it in the Forest Lake Times. We are called to...

Now what do we do?

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

On Oct. 1, 2017, the city of Las Vegas experienced the terror of a 64 year-old man shooting up the Route 91 Harvest Music festival. Everyone was quick to offer their thoughts and prayers for all the victims. Our church held a prayer vigil—the second such vigil (including one following the...

BLAST: A Child's Perspective

Posted by Jenny Bottem on

The new K-2nd Grade Wednesday night program is a complete BLAST! It’s even called B.L.A.S.T. (Believe, learn and seek truth). We meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm. A few of the children in BLAST wanted to share with others what BLAST is all about. “I didn’t really know what...

Our Father (who art) in heaven


Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Have you noticed that every other week since Advent, we use a different version of the Lord’s Prayer? The newer version has been the standard at Faith for a while. It was created by the English Language Liturgical Consultation (ELLC), a group of ecumenical liturgists that promote common...

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