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Showing items for 'March 2020'

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...

We Will Rise Together


Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Most merciful God, we come to you in this time of anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19. As the sorrows of our heart and mind increase, we beseech you to save us from all trouble and fear. Cast away all works of darkness. Be our rock, a castle to keep us safe. For the Lord...

Re-discovering Home


Posted by Jason Quill on

Our congregation has a wonderful opportunity to help two formerly homeless men create a new start and ultimately re-discover 'home'. Gabrielle, Co-Founder of Settled, met Anthony and Matthew three years ago while she was working on her PhD at a cafe in downtown St Paul. These men worked as...

What's the Word on the Street?

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Stay caught up on our children's message videos! What's the Word on the Street? Intro video   Word on the Street: Lent   Word on the Street: Taxes    Kids, did you make any cards to send to the local senior living centers in town? Have a grown-up help you mail them or...

Livestream on Roku. Try it!

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If you have a Roku TV or streaming stick or box, then you can watch Faith Lutheran church services on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings on your big screen.  Follow this guide to add the channel: Step 1: In Roku, click on “Add Channels”   Step 2: In the search box...



Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Heavenly God, surround our world in this time of uncertainty. Help us to make wise decisions that go beyond our personal bubbles and that we may protect our neighbors from any harm. Bless those who are the most vulnerable and in need of your care, Amen. Preventing the spread of the Coronavirus...