Cancer Companions Support Group

“I’m sorry to inform you that you have cancer.”

If you’ve ever sat in a doctor’s office and heard these words, you know how quickly your life can change.

If you, or a loved one, has been impacted by cancer at some point in your life, you are invited to the next session of Cancer Companions. Cancer Companions is a nine-week support group. The group meets on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:30PM at Our Saviour’s Lutheran (674 Johnson Parkway in St. Paul). The next session of Cancer Companions will begin on Thursday, September 6.

Cancer Companions is led by Liz W. and Kathy K., both of whom are cancer survivors.

Contact Information: For more information, or to register for the group, please call the Our Saviour's church office: 651-774-2396.

Honoring Choices: Advance Care Planning

Lord, teach us to number our days: Learning about the ministry of advance care planning.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Minnesota South District Office

Speaker: Annette Langdon, RN, Parish Nurse, Fairview Health Services Advance Care Planning Liaison.

Lunch provided 

Contact hours available for Nurses

Who should attend: Parish Nurses, Health Care Advocates, Pastors, DCE’s, Deaconesses, Administrators, Stephen Ministers, anyone interested in Health and Wellness Care in congregations. All are welcome.

RSVP to Debra Connolly by calling 952-223-2158

2019 LWML Cruise

After the 2019 National LWML Convention in Mobile, AL, the LWML is pleased to offer a cruise on the Carnival Fantasy for FUN from June 24-29, 2019. Enjoy well-deserved rest and relaxation with proceeds that benefit the mission projects of the LWML.

Would you like to take part in this fun getaway while benefiting LWML? McGehee Cruise & Vacation Inc. will assist with all reservations for the cruise.

Registration is now open:

Please follow this secure link for further information and questions.

LCEF Lunch and Learn

LCEF advocates and LCMS congregation and day school leaders/members in the Minnesota South District, you are invited to a Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) Lunch & Learn this August. 

Enjoy a complimentary lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Locations include Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rochester (8/16/18); Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Bloomington (8/21/18); Hosanna Lutheran Church, Mankato (8/23/18).

See Minnesota South District ministries who have successfully partnered with LCEF. Learn how LCEF can help equip your LCMS ministry. LCEF serves LCMS ministries and rostered church workers exclusively with loans, investments, ministry support, scholarships, grants and more. Please join us!

Register at by Wed., August 8, 2018!

Lutheran Night at Target Field- Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Minnesota Twins are excited to announce our annual Lutheran Night at Target Field. Join us on Tuesday, July 31, Twins vs. Cleveland at 7:10pm.

Great for Lutheran congregations, youth groups and chapters, Lutheran Night at Target Field has been the largest group event associated with the Twins for over a decade!

Groups of 15 or more will receive:

-          - Affordable, group discounted tickets seated together

-          - Group welcome message on the scoreboard

-          - Members of the group may participate in the Lutheran Night National Anthem choir

Back by popular demand, some of our most popular, easily accessible and affordable seating areas including the Skyline Deck, Field Box and Home Plate View. Ticket prices range from $15 to $36.

For more information or to place a reservation for your group, please contact Landon Oldenburger at 612-659-3583

New Worker Orientation on August 25

New workers (those called workers entering our district through transfers or as candidates in the past year) are invited to join us on Saturday, August 25 for our annual New Worker Orientation. We'll have opportunities for you to meet our staff, network with each other, and go on a bus tour of South Minneapolis, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country. For questions, contact Executive Assistant to the President, Rev. Bob Schulze.

Free Concert - Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Bloomington

Mt. Hope Lutheran Church will be holding a free concert on Saturday August 18, 2018 located at 3601 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN  55431

 Dave Horn accompanied by his wife will provide us with country, gospel and worship music.

Come join us for food, fellowship with friends and neighbors, and a music-filled evening.

5:30 p.m. FREE light supper in the Fellowship Hall:  Hot Dog Days of Summer, baked beans, & Ice Cream, Beverages.  Free Will Offering taken.

6:30 p.m. FREE Concert in our Sanctuary.  Free Will Offering taken

Questions:  Call Mt. Hope 952.888.5059

13 Days...Holy Land and Jordan Pilgrimage

Rev. Jon Vollrath, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Eyota, MN, is  hosting 13 Days...Holy Land and Jordan Pilgrimage on November 4-16, 2019.  Bruce Wurdeman, Emeritus Executive Director of Lutheran Hour Ministries will be your guidance and insight into the pilgrimage.  This Holy Land Pilgrimage is extra special this time.  Special sites in Jordan are also included - Mt. Nebo, Petra, the area of the port city of Solomon on the Gulf of Aquaba. Click here for the brochure.

At the end of August, Rev. Vollrath could have a Trans World Travel agent visit our area.  If you would like this special presentation for yourself and others, please let him know as soon as possible in order to verify the agent's ability to present and answer questions at that time. or 507-272-3104

"God in a God-Forsaken Land" by Gene R. Stark

Dropped from a stagecoach into the harsh, yet beautiful wilderness of western Minnesota in 1874, Pastor August Hertwig faces isolation, severe weather, and extreme physical hardship. Yet God leads him to the love of his life in the strong, determined Elizabeth and together they forge an amazing ministry. "God in a God-Forsaken Land" is a journey of faith and adventure in 1870s pioneer Minnesota. Historical fiction author tracks the exciting life of an 1870s circuit riding missionary.  Gene R. Stark, an LCMS Christian has written a book of one of the first circuit riders in Minnesota.  For more information and how to purchase the book click here.

Mr. Stark along with his publisher offers discounts for church and school groups.