Biblical Parenting Conference- Trinity, St. Francis

Trinity Lutheran Church and School, St. Francis, MN, is hosting a Biblical Parenting Conference on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  The seminar runs from 8:45 am until noon.  Cost is $25 per adult; $35 per couple.  Dr. Jennifer Wosmek, Associate Professor of Psychology at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, will help parents, teachers and others to reflect on their various vocations and examine how they may apply Biblical teaching in their lives and communities to promote the Christian world-view.  To register or for more information contact the church office at 763-753-1234.

Spring Fair at Trinity Lutheran, Farmington

You are invited to join Trinity Lutheran Church in Farmington (600 Walnut Street) for their annual Spring Fair on Saturday, April 29, from 5-7 p.m. There will be games for the kids, some good music, wonderful crafts and baked goods made by our talented congregation, and our famous hot roast beef sandwiches! Tickets for dinner are available at the church Tuesday-Friday from 9-3 or at the door. Prices for the meal are Adults-$10.00, Seniors and Youth ages 7 thru 18-$8.00, Children 6 and under are free, and families are $25.00. If you have any questions please feel free to call the church at 651-463-7225.

Lutheran Hour Ministries District Convention

Our District’s Lutheran Laymen’s Leaguers annual Convention will convene on Saturday, April 29.  Meeting time begins at 1:30 pm and the Banquet at 5:30 pm (come for one or both components).  The event will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Owatanna.  Cost this year is $15.  Special features include a commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Ministry of the Lutheran Laymen’s League.  Detailed information is available from our District LHM President, Kevin Bonine (651-738-1767 or kevin.bonine@thrivent.com)

Dating God's Way - Pam Stenzel- Holy Cross, Rochester

A special teen topic opportunity is coming to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN, on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm.  Pam Stenzel is a counselor for teens with expertise on the harmful effects of extra-marital relations - physical, emotional, and spiritual.  She presents the Gospel and the forgiveness found in Christ clearly and faithfully at the end of every presentation. 

While she is in the area and you are interested in having her speak at your church or another site, please contact Pastor Jon Vollrath at 507-272-3104.  Her speaker fee is about $1600. Pam can present topics on Dating God's Way and also Teens and the Internet Today.

Pam Stenzel will also be presenting at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St. Charles MN on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:00 PM.  This is done with collaboration of LCMS and Catholic congregations.  

WEBSITE: http://www.pamstenzel.com/

SAMPLE LECTURE:  Pam Stenzel - Sex Still Has a Price Tag [EN+SK subs]

 

"Beauty and the Beast" Musical

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 4101 Washington Street NE, Columbia Heights, MN, will present eight performances of "Beauty and the Beast", April 27-30 and May 4-7. Thursday thru Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. The Saturday shows will be preceded by a dinner at 5:45 p.m., supporting upcoming teen and mission events. Tickets are $10 each (reserved seating) and Saturday dinner/show combo tickets are $20.

 For more information, call the church office at 763-788-9427 or contact carolblase@juno.com

Becoming Better Neighborhood Churches

 Is your church well connected to its neighborhood? How can your congregation better serve its neighbors? What opportunities and challenges does your church face in sharing the Gospel with those who live next door? Do you long to see more of your neighbors confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? We'll explore these questions in CHRIST'S LOVE COMPELS US: a heart-to-heart, honest-to-God conversation for pastors and lay leaders about how our congregations can become better neighborhood churches. The conversation will take place on Saturday, April 29th from 10 am - noon in Library Technology Center rooms 213 and 216 at Concordia University in St. Paul. This forum is hosted by Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in conjunction with the Genesis Mission Co-Op. There is no cost and refreshments and childcare will be provided.

Contact Information: Call Crystal at Trinity First Lutheran Church @ 612-870-9487

Or click on the following link:

http://mnsdistrict.us9.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=b62e86201269bbd2aa204e5df&id=74edd05da9&e=207d17782b

Concordia Seminary Summer Workshop

On May 22-24, Glory of Christ, Plymouth will be hosting a Concordia Seminary Summer Workshop entitled, “The Present God: Exploring a Major Biblical Theme.” In this presentation Dr. David Adams will explore the major theological motif of the presence of God and show how it shapes the faith of the Old Testament and the fulfillment of that faith in the person and ministry of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. For more information or to register, contact their website, http://www.csl.edu/resources/continuinged/summer-workshop-series/.

How Jesus Fulfilled the Spring Feasts of Israel

Faith Lutheran Church, Minneapolis (3430 E 51st St), has the privilege of hosting speaker Trevor Rubenstein of Chosen People Ministries as he leads a presentation: How Jesus Fulfilled the Spring Feasts of Israel. The free presentation will provide a Jewish perspective into Jesus' activities around the Passover celebration. Taking place just three days after Easter, Wednesday, April 19th, at 7:00 p.m. the presentation on Jewish feasts couldn't be more timely. Please join us and bring a friend. A love offering to provide ongoing support for Chosen People Ministries will be received.

Contact Information: For more information, contact Faith Lutheran Church at felc@q.com or by calling the church office at 612-729-5463.

Martin Luther Movie - Inver Grove Heights

Another opportunity to see the movie, "Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World" is coming to the AMC Showplace Theater, Inver Grove Heights on April 4.  Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran Church, Eagan, is hosting the event. 

The film tells the rousing adventure story that was Martin Luther's life, following his bold quest for truth—a journey that would reshape the church, and the world.

Here is the trailer for the film: https://vimeo.com/154364811

To reserve your tickets, please visit the Tugg Event Page here: https://www.tugg.com/events/martin-luther-the-idea-that-changed-the-world-ptyo  Unlike a traditional movie showing, my Tugg screening requires that 100 tickets be reserved before  March 28 in order for the screening to occur. At this time 32 tickets are still available.

Questions: contact Bill Breitinger at 651.717.8954 or bill.breitinger@comcast.net

"Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed The World" Movie Showing-Mankato

The new movie "Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed The World" will be shown on Monday, April 24th at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Carmike Stadium Cinema 6 theater in Mankato. Tickets are $10 each (after fees) and can be purchased on-line at mankato3.NewLutherMovie.com for the 2 pm showing or mankato4.NewLutherMovie.com for the 6:30 pm showing.  Tickets must be purchased by Sunday night, April 16th.  After that time, contact lauer@oslcmankato.org to see if tickets are still available to be purchased at the theater.  These showings are sponsored by the Mankato Circuit but are open to everyone. A brief trailer can be seen at the web page addresses shown above. Additional showings may be scheduled in Mankato for the months to come as each event sells out.  

When Believers Consider Suicide

Pastor and Author Peter Preus presents "When Believers Consider Suicide" on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (126 Maple Street North, Lester Prairie, MN) at 7:00 pm.  People cannot understand how a Christian could possibly end his or her own life.

The presentation will:

  • Focus on how Christians are just as susceptible to suicide as non-Christians.
  • Offer help on what to say to the despairing Christian who has suffered from thoughts of suicide

Pastor Peter Preus graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana in May of 1982. After serving congregations in Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, he has been serving The Lutheran Church of the Triune God in Brooklyn Center since August of 1999. Pastor Preus’s first wife, Jean, committed suicide in September of 1994. He remarried in May of 1997 to Julie Lams. Julie, in addition to serving as a loving wife and mother, has been teaching fourth grade at St. John’s, Corcoran MN, since the fall of 2001. In the fall of 2011 Pastor Preus’s book: “And She Was a Christian – Why Do Believers Commit Suicide?” was published by Northwestern Publishing House.

Please click here for more information or call 507-381-4082.

2017 Grace Place Wellness Church Worker Retreat-MNS District

Grace Place Wellness Ministries will be holding a Minnesota South District Church Worker retreat at the Heartwood Conference Center in Trego, WI from June 19 to 23. This retreat is for active church workers only. There is a $300 registration fee. Scholarships are available to offset that cost. Please contact Beth McAnallen at 314-842-3077 or bmcanallen@graceplacewellness.org for more information. Please secure your spot and register at http://www.graceplacewellness.org/ and go to "Calendars".