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Faith Ministry Stories

Showing items for 'March 2018'


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...