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Faith Ministry Stories

Showing items for 'September 2019'

Beauty is Everywhere

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – it’s a saying we’ve heard often. However - there are times we don’t experience it even though we are always surrounded by God’s beauty. If we have too many things on our ‘to do’ list or if we are stuck in a rut with...

Grandparents Parenting Support

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

I’m noticing a trend in our congregation. It’s possible that you or a family member is affected by this, too. There have been a lot more households in our church in which a grandparent or grandparents have taken on the role of primary caregiver to their grandkids. A lot of...

The Influenza Season

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on

The influenza season is back again, it is caused by a virus that spreads to the nose and throat of others from people that are infected. The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. The best time to get the flu vaccine is from October to mid-November. The flu vaccine is safe and...

We ran out of cookies (isn't that awesome?!)

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Bam! Our first day of Sunday School was crazy fun.  With 115 kids we ran out of backpack key-chains for the backpack blessing. AND we ran out of cookies for Faith Break fellowship time.  We call that a good problem to have. During worship, Pastor John challenged us. We are created to...

Long thoughts about fellow students in need

Posted by John Wagner on

This summer Piper DeLong and Anna Lindberg were asked to act in a video. But that short appearance on camera led to some long thoughts about fellow students in need. In the video, the two fifth graders at Lakes International Language Academy asked the Faith congregation to help collect school...

Welcoming Prayer (try it!)

Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

Part of our spiritual journey as we mature is to find out why we think and believe the way we do. Part of our journey is coming to terms with our lack of surety, and still embracing life with faith, a faith that is often based more on trust than absolutes.  There are several spiritual...

Quietly Doing


Posted by Lloyd Sather on

Pastor John’s sermon on September 1, the last in the series detailing the Disciples of Jesus featured three men who get little mention in the Gospels: James (the Less), Simon (the Zealot) and Judas (not Iscariot)  These men, part of the “12”, were chosen by Jesus to spread...