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Faith Ministry Stories

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...

Happy Birthday Hugo Family Shelter!

Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

This week marks the 1 year anniversary of the opening of the St. Andrew’s Family Shelter in Hugo.  Faith Lutheran has been a partner on the journey in developing this ministry and providing volunteers over the last year.  The “Hugo House” hosted a birthday party to...

Joy Begets Joy

Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

Last fall, Saint Andrew’s Family Shelter in Hugo was the recipient of one of Faith Lutheran’s Mission Grants as part of Share Tank.  They requested funding to remodel a musty farmhouse basement into an indoor play area for kids in winter and inclement weather.  Recently...

Just Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

Sometimes we know certain things about ourselves based on life experiences, reflection, or lessons we’ve had to learn the hard way.  Other times we are kind of oblivious to our tendencies, giftedness, or abilities that are pretty rare in the world. The Holy Spirit has given each of us...

Deacons and Pastors Together

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Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

Each spring, the Saint Paul Area Synod holds a gathering called a ministerium for its pastors, deacons, interns, and those going through seminary to attend.  Often there is a guest speaker to share about a particular topic, but this spring the Saint Paul Area Synod did things a bit...

In the Bosom

Posted by Deacon Nina Joygaard on

“No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.” John 1:18 ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Easton speaks of this passage and its deep meaning to her.  The Greek word translated “heart” is not the...

Lives were truly changed

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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...

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