Re-Dedication to God’s Mission – July 2, 2017

First Lutheran of Blooming Prairie dedicated the sanctuary at 434 First Street SW to the glory of God 50 years ago on April 30, 1967.

We are gathering to celebrate all the ministry done in Jesus’ name & re-dedicating ourselves to God’s mission here as The Welcome Place.

Past, present, future!

Music, worship, stories, conversation…some surprises in store…and we’ve curated a look at our archives, too.  

DON’T MISS THIS!

July 2, 2017
8am    Community Choir Rehearsal [guests & friends welcome / all ages & abilities]
9am    Worship with Holy Communion and Choir Anthems
10am  Courtyard Fellowship with Worship Team & informal program [rain location: Luther Rooms]

 

Now Hiring: Director of CYF Ministry

First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie, MN is looking to add to our ministry team with a qualified and capable Director of Children, Youth and Family (CYF) Ministry.  This position is part-time, 30 hours per week.

To learn more about this fulfilling position, click here:  PosDescriptCYF2015

To apply, you may view the form here:  AppEmploymentCYF2015

All inquiries–including requests for the Wage and Benefit addendum, General Guidelines for Church Employees, or paper copies of any/all of these documents–may be directed to our Senior Pastor, Rev. Charles Leonard: pastorcharlieATmsnDOTcom.  You may also inquire by phone to the church office at 507.583.6621 (Mon-Thurs, 8am-2pm, Fri 8am-1pm).

The application deadline is May 1, 2016.  Thank you for your consideration, and blessings in your discernment!

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Lent Adult Forums

Here is a little background on the course material.

Heroics, history, and hope.

Let’s talk.  Starting February 22.BonhoefferForumFinal1

February Sun School Offering

There is a good bit of winter left, and still little hands that need warmth.  This month, let’s fill the Elementary building’s mitten tree for Nurse Kay and our friends at school.  Bring your offering to worship any Sunday in February.  [Sunday school students: you are awesome!]

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Sunday School Worship Offering

 

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Miniature and small-sized bottles especially appreciated.  

More about the work of Lily Sparrow House here.

December Calendar & Worship Schedule

The December 2014 Church calendar is now uploaded.  Click the CALENDAR tab (above) to view.

Planning your schedule ahead?  We are, too!  Click the tab titled ADVENT/CHRISTMAS (above) to view our worship times, Christmas Program date, and much more.

We wish each of you a meaningful and holy season.  O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.

November Sun School Offering

November = Camp Noah!

Sun School Offering this month helps elementary-age children in the US whose communities have suffered a disaster.

Camp Noah began in 1997 as a response to flooding in the Red River Valley (North Dakota and Minnesota), and it is headquartered right in our backyard: Albert Lea, MN!

Camp Noah has been to Rushford, MN following floods, Oklahoma following tornadoes, and all over the country–including several places after Hurricane Sandy…and to Newtown, CT.

Camp Noah provides a safe, caring and fun environment where children build resiliency skills within the familiarity of their own communities, using a proven curriculum designed to help children process their disaster and/or trauma experience through creative activities and play.

Camp Noah celebrates every child as special. In this safe and supportive setting, children are encouraged to face their fears, grieve their losses, identify and share their unique gifts and talents, and plan for an amazing future.

First Lutheran Sun Schoolers, please bring any listed items forward during offering each Sunday, all month long.

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Read more about this healing camp at http://www.lssmn.org/camp_noah/

Watch a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhoz6odtDg#t=64