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September 8 is “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday


Thu, Aug 29th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Faith & Worship

Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, Minn. is celebrating “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday by sponsoring the painting of an “A Brush With Kindness” house in Harmony September 5-8, 2013.

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

The ELCA is a church that rolls up its sleeves and gets to work. Whether it is 30,000 young people doing community volunteer work at an ELCA Youth Gathering, the passionate volunteers of the ELCA homeless ministry network or the devoted members of the congregations who fight for peace and justice in their communities every day, the ELCA is a church that boldly does God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities.

On September 8, 2013, the ELCA is joining together as 4 million members, nearly 10,000 congregations, 65 synods and the church wide expression for one dedicated day of service. The idea is this: ELCA members are called to put their faith into action by engaging in service activity in their neighborhood, surrounding community or designated area. While service opportunities are endless, ELCA members and congregations are invited to conduct their own research opportunities for service that makes sense for their local context and the congregation’s service capacity. In other words, the idea is to deepen a congregation’s and/or member’s experience in their communities and offer some way for congregations to play a critical part in addressing community needs.

This year to recognize God’s Work and Our Hands Greenfield Lutheran has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties to financially sponsor and provide the volunteer labor to help a family who needs help painting the exterior of their house. Pastor Betsy Dartt shared, “At Greenfield we are called to celebrate our life in Christ and to share the joy with others. This is a great opportunity to get out into our community working together in the name of Jesus. We want to connect with all who want to see God at work in our world.”

“A Brush With Kindness” is Habitat for Humanity’s new program that helps low to moderate income homeowners by offering exterior home improvements. Under the expertise of the construction staff, volunteers are utilized to make the necessary repairs on homes. The program i .....
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Bierman family to lead worship service for Steam Engine Days celebration

Thu, Aug 29th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Faith & Worship

The Bierman family of rural Lanesboro, Minn. will lead the Ecumenical Worship Service during the Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days celebration. The Biermans consisting of Dad, Mom and four children, ages 12 to 18, have enjoyed playing and singing gosp ..... 
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Michael Himlie Commissioned

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Faith & Worship

Michael Himlie of Harmony, Minn. will be commissioned and speaking in a service on September 8, 2013 at the Root River Church of the Brethren of rural Preston, Minn. Michael has completed his freshman year at McPherson College, McPherson, Kan. He wi ..... 
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Lanesboro junior shares stories from Tanzania mission trip

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Faith & Worship

By Mitchell Walbirdge The lifestyle lived in small-town southeastern Minnesota differs greatly from other regions of the world as 17 year-old Lanesboro junior Matthew Kiehne figured out after being immersed in Tanzanian culture for 16 days in early ..... 
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No Safer Place On Earth

Mon, Aug 12th, 2013
Posted in All Faith & Worship

Rev. Paul Ibisch I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:28 NIV The National Night Out was a great success. Neighbors warmly greeted neighbors, and city organizations showed off th ..... 
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Musana Mission Project to be discussed at Root River Church of the Brethren

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Faith & Worship

Louise Heusinkveld Henderson will share about a mission group to an orphanage called the Musana Children’s home. Musana is a secure home and school in a self sustaining environment. Meet with Henderson on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 10-11am at Th ..... 
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Matthew Kiehne returns from Mission Trip to Tanzania

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Faith & Worship

The Minnesota Youth Servant Leader Institute (YSLI), in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and Good Earth Village Bible Camp, formed a group of eight youth (ages 16-21) from souther ..... 
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Cowboy Concert

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Faith & Worship

The public is invited to a Country Gospel Concert presented by area musicians at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church (in the village of Fillmore) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 11. This group of musicians has grown over the past few years through the Co ..... 
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Heavenly Harp Gives Concert

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

Karin and Joy Gunderson, a mother-daughter musical duo known as Heavenly Harp, are back in Kalispell with a brand new, free concert, “With Thankful Hearts” on Sunday, July 21, 2013 beginning 7 pm at Rushford Lutheran Church, 101 South Mill Stree ..... 
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