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Faith Ministry Stories

Lives were truly changed


Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

This summer, our church council had a two night retreat led by Rev. Justin Grimm from the Saint Paul Area Synod to learn about our spiritual gifts. Our council spends a lot of our time working on “business” during regular meetings—trying to be efficient and make wise decisions...

Christmas Thoughts from the Parish Nurse

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 hope at Christmastime, an expectation of new miracles. As a Christian, we...

23 Things I Am Thankful For

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When is the last time you thanked God for water, air or paper? At worship on November 25, Deacon Nina invited the children to share what they are thankful for using words and pictures. Can you list 23 things you are thankful for? We have so much to learn from the children at Faith!   Let's...

Living the Resurrection

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Last month, I wrote an obituary for the Lutefisk dinner at Faith Lutheran church. It was a lighter way to spread the news that, after 70 years, our congregation would no longer be hosting this community event that around 500 people would attend on the 2nd Tuesday of December. As you can imagine...

That's a Lot of Lutherans

Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

Earlier this month, I attended a Saint Paul Area Synod Event featuring Rev. Dr. Martin Junge, General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF).  The LWF is a coalition of 148 different church bodies, 99 countries, and 75 million Lutherans around the world. That’s a lot of...

More Than Can Be Told

Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

For 2 days in October, leaders from across the Saint Paul Area Synod gathered for the annual Bishop’s Theological Conference.  This year’s theme, “More Than Can Be Told” featured the ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton as our keynote and guest.  The conference...

Finding Community in Grief

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

A year ago, Faith Lutheran Church received a grant request to help families who were grieving the death of a child. It was submitted by a family that had personally experienced this pain and was looking for ways to help other families who would need support as they took the first steps into life...

Holy Tuesday

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For the past 70 years at Faith Lutheran, a group of dedicated volunteers sponsored by the Men of Faith, gathered each early fall to begin the planning process for a much anticipated and always popular Annual Lutefisk and Meatball dinner.     This dinner is traditionally held...

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