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Faith Ministry Stories

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

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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

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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...

Life Line Screening

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Faith on March 8, 2018. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of...

Signs of a Heart Attack

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

February is heart month so we will concentrate on heart disease and take time to educate ourselves about this vital organ. Because seconds count during a heart attack, the lack of knowledge could be deadly. Many people don’t experience the usual chest pains that often happen with a heart...

Creating Longer Tables

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Just over a year ago, the now retired superintendent of schools, Linda Madsen, invited a group of principals, community leaders, and faith leaders together for a conversation. The schools were seeing and hearing a lot of complaints from students that they were targets of racial slurs and...

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