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Faith Ministry Stories

Living the Resurrection

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Last month, I wrote an obituary for the Lutefisk dinner at Faith Lutheran church. It was a lighter way to spread the news that, after 70 years, our congregation would no longer be hosting this community event that around 500 people would attend on the 2nd Tuesday of December. As you can imagine...

Finding Community in Grief

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

A year ago, Faith Lutheran Church received a grant request to help families who were grieving the death of a child. It was submitted by a family that had personally experienced this pain and was looking for ways to help other families who would need support as they took the first steps into life...

An abundance of resources to share

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

There’s a show called “Shark Tank” on ABC in which entrepreneurs pitch their new inventions, ideas, or products to a panel of venture capitalists, “sharks,” in hopes of landing an angel investor to provide more money to help grow their idea. The contestants get...

What's in a Neighbor?

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

Remember when Mr. Rogers would say, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” What does it actually mean to be a neighbor? In the Christian faith, we believe that being a neighbor is one of the most important characteristics of living out our faith. How does Jesus finish this statement?...

Notes on the Resurrection

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

April hasn’t exactly felt like April, has it? Mercifully, the weather feels it’s finally taking a turn towards spring.  On April 15th, Faith Lutheran and many other Twin Cities churches either canceled or had worship with very few people venturing out in the middle of the...

Remain Worshipful

Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

As you wake up to dig out of the snowstorm, here are a few options to remain worshipful today. Listen to our radio broadcast at 9 on 95.9 WKLX (it's an appropriate re-broadcast based on how things look outside) Read the scripture lesson for today from Acts 9:1-19a. In your own devotional time...

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...

Called to action

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Posted by Pastor John Klawiter on

On Presidents Weekend, a few days after the tragic shooting in Florida, I preached about the importance of our thoughts and prayers for those mourning. But I also stressed that, as Christians, we can’t remain silent. I even wrote about it in the Forest Lake Times. We are called to...

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