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Faith Ministry Stories

Come and See

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As we enter the new year, are you ready for a new approach?  Do you desire peace amid the noise of daily living and consumerism?  Do you feel a need to connect to God or your religious roots but: you have not been to church for some time you have been turned off by what you have...

Help for the Holidays

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

“And Mary gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Maybe you’ve heard that story this week. The name of Mary’s son is Jesus. I wish that we could say that everyone had a...

Our Savior's Birth

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

"Christmas is a time of new life. The dead leaves and bare ground are covered with a crisp white blanket of snow. Whatever has succumbed to the frost will become new soil, ready to welcome the flowers of spring. There is a hope at Christmastime, an expectation of new miracles. As a Christian, we...

Giving in Thankfulness

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

I’m thankful for my family and friends. I’m thankful for our home and safety. I’m thankful for Faith Lutheran, where I serve as pastor, and the blessings that I see my congregation share with the community. Our church ponders where God is at work in our community and how we...

Refugee Updates

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In Jeremiah 29, we read about the Babylonian exile. This gives us an opportunity to reflect on refugees in our own context. What are you most thankful for as you consider your freedoms? Thanks to Yusuf Abdi and Leah Baker from Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota, we have a glimpse into the...

Every blessing you pour out

Posted by Rebecca Fahning on

The request was to explain what “I am…a giver” means to me, or what special gifts or talents I give to the church.  I struggled as I do see myself as a giver. Then the song ‘Blessed be the name of the Lord’ came to mind.   “Every...


Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

Thanksgiving is almost here. It is one of my favorite days. It’s a time when we can focus on all the blessings that are ours in America. I want to list a few things that I am grateful for: I am grateful that I was born in America and had parents that loved and served God. I am grateful...

Pumpkins and ponies and stewardship, oh my

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Faith hosted a stewardship kickoff event November 1. The team that prepared and served dinner at the event included Lynn Peterson, Nancy Mollner, and John and Amy Lewis Becky Matheson leads Gracie Erickson on a pony ride, a popular attraction at the November 1 event. Lily Halweg played shot...

Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

October was Breast Cancer Awareness month. Every woman is at risk for developing Breast Cancer. It is the most common among women but it also occurs in men. Of the women who develop cancer however, 80% have no family history. The most important thing a woman can do for herself is...