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Faith Ministry Stories

Update from Bencke missionaries in Japan


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Patrick and Jacqueline Bencke are ELCA missionaries, sponsored by Faith, serving in Japan. The Lord is risen!  Alleluia! I have been craving this word, “Alleluia,” throughout this year’s Lenten season.  Perhaps more than the word, I have been craving a reason to say...

We Proclaim Hope in Despair

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Dear Faith Supporter, This is different, isn’t it? This Easter will be memorable for what it doesn’t have: the church gathering together. There is genuine grief amongst us. One choir member texted me after a Livestream of our Wednesday night service: “I just need to let you...

Extraordinary times

Posted by Faith Lutheran Staff on

These are extraordinary times and Faith is providing extraordinary ministry! Ministry at Faith looks very different from what we were doing just a few weeks ago.  But ministry is continuing to happen!  We are adapting, responding and re-imagining the ways that we connect and share...

How You Can Help

Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

During this time of stay-in-place orders, it is hard to know how to help.  Especially when the ways that we can help are very different from what we might normally do. Here are some thoughts of how to stay connected and serve your neighbor in Christ’s love. Stay home.  Our bishop...

Take Comfort Today


Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

May we find comfort today in God’s ability to reach us, hold us, and rescue us. “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.”2 Samuel 22:17-18 We have all...

We can do this, even though it hurts


Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Pastor sits down at his computer on Wednesday afternoon, March 10. Oh look, my article for the Forest Lake Times is due by Friday. I’ll write another article about the coronavirus from the church’s perspective!  Everyone, please wash your hands, stop shaking hands, and use lots...

My Lenten Discipline

Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

This year for Lent I chose to add a spiritual practice to my daily rhythm.  My plan was to write a card to someone every day of Lent. It is such a special thing to get an actual, hand-written, note in the mailbox in the mix of ads, bills, and mass mailings.  I hoped to provide a piece...

Create a Sacred Space at Home

Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

If you’re anything like me, you’re spending more time at home than usual these days.  Let’s take this opportunity to create sacred space at home. Having a home altar has helped me take time away to really breathe in God’s presence and re-center myself when things...

COVID-19 Prayer Calendar


Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

Sunday – We pray for all who have died and those who have lost loved ones. Surround those near death and the mourning with Your peace and the promise of Your love. Especially for… Monday – We pray for those who are isolated, alone, anxious, depressed, shut-in, and...

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