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Faith Ministry Stories

An awesome night!

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18 children, bright eyed and beaming with excitement, gathered for "Kid's Night" at Faith on Friday, July 20. They enjoyed crafts about Jesus, played in the gym and watched a movie. Most importantly, they built relationships with each other.  New friendships were formed and community...

Christmas in July

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What dedication!  31 Faith volunteers gathered on July 18 to wrap 127 Operation Christmas Child boxes. Well done! Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Its mission is to provide local partners around the world with...

Loves Like a Hurricane

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Neither thunder nor rain nor low hanging wires stays these evangelists from the swift completion of their appointed parade route. Sometimes all you can do is laugh.  Our parade planning started in March.  The overall theme of the parade was “Can you hear the bell of...

$100 Challenge Launch

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When we held services on June 10, $100 bills were randomly distributed during worship. The “Faith $100 Challenge” encourages the congregation to live generously. "We are hoping to create a culture of thinking generously about the needs of our community," said Pastor John. "In...

Sharing Gifts

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One of the best things about spending time at Faith every day is seeing so many share freely of their time.  Faith would not be Faith without our volunteers!  Here is just a small sample of folks helping out on Thursday morning. Iva Nelson assembles bulletins every Thursday. Thank you...

Servants of Christ

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  Faith was honored this year to receive the Lutheran Social Service "Servant of Christ Award," presented at the Saint Paul Area Synod Assembly. Faith has been partnering with Cherish All Children on the issue of child sexual exploitation and trafficking for the past couple years. Our Human...

Bencke Family in Japan

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Faith helps to support a missionary family serving in Japan for the greater global mission of the ELCA: Patrick & Jacqueline Bencke and their children Emilie and Hannah.  Patrick and Jacqueline serve at Kyushu Lutheran College of the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church. Patrick teaches...

It's personal

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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...

Caring for others

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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

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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...

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