Enjoy the slide shows that were presented in worship on July 24, 2022 in high-resolution, and as many times as you like! Each group has its own link.
Special Thanks to Tiffany Walerius (and many contributors).
Hello! The lightning storm on June 13 interfered with a few church systems. As of Sunday, June 19, phone lines, internet and firewall have been restored, and sanctuary HVAC and lighting is in process.
We thank our utility workers and several local companies helping us troubleshoot solutions. We are working with insurance for safety inspections, and expect a full return of the building’s operations. In the meantime, since lightning can cause idiosyncratic failures in circuitry, if there is something you notice out of order in our church building, please notify a staff member.
The main office can receive phone calls and email, and our ministry continues. Office hours are 8a-3p Mon-Thurs, 8a-noon Friday.
The ELCA Youth Gathering was put on hold due to continued pandemic uncertainty just a couple weeks ago, but it will return in 2024. Your Youth Board quickly regrouped, and will be offering the following trip–so please note, the registration window is brief.
PS Not in 7th grade yet? We enjoy a strong partnership with Good Earth Village, and traditional summer camp programming is BACK! Individuals can register for programming for one day, a half-week, or full week, and GEV staff will here at church on Sunday, March 20 to visit, share, and answer your questions.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Please return only when you are symptom-free (any illness) and not under quarantine. Families/individuals who are ill and/or under restrictions are automatically excused. Be in touch if you have any questions, or wish to report an extended absence.
With prayers and love for each of you, Pastors Heidi Heimgartner & Mike Walerius & Melissa Stoen, Director of Children’s Ministry
While Sunday School is on pause, in-person worship & a socially-distanced business meeting is planned. Please join us in the Luther Rooms to elect new leaders, and celebrate God’s faithfulness to our congregation and community. All confirmed members are eligible to vote.
A PDF of the report is online (click button below).
Paper copies available the day-of. After Jan 30, check the narthex info rack.
In April 2021, First Lutheran returned to indoor, in-person worship options each Sunday at 9am. In accordance with current StaySafeMN guidelines, our church is open.
In August 2021, your Executive Committee adopted the following guideline:
First Lutheran encourages the use of a mask, and especially in indoor spaces when CDC designates Steele County COVID transmission to be substantial or high.
Date: February 2, 2022
Level is: HIGH
Click HERE to view the CDC Data Tracker.
Click HERE to view Full Information on First Lutheran’s Current Best Practices.
In addition to regular Sunday worship, we had a baptism following our in-person service today. Join us in praising God for the newest member of First Lutheran Church of BP!