LWML District Convention-Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to help sort and box the convention 'Gifts from the Heart' items that will be distributed to three pregnancy centers; Grace Place - Winona, New Life Family - Rochester and 1st Choice - Red Wing. Hospice kits will go to Global Health Ministries and be distributed world-wide.

The convention is Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 at the Verizon Center in Mankato. Help is needed on Friday, 9am through early evening and Saturday, 9am to approximately 2pm.
A couple volunteers here and a couple volunteers there and we will get this job done! We welcome those 12 years old and up. Come help the LWML bless others!

Contact Information: Pamela Hunter
VP of Human Care

Rev. Mark Johnson, Mt. Calvary, Richfield, Retirement Celebration

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 6544 16th Avenue South,  Richfield, MN, invites you to join them as they celebrate Rev. Mark Johnson's retirement.  The celebration will be on July 15, 2018 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church starting at 9:00 am.  Rev. Johnson will deliver his final service message.  Open House to follow at 11:00 am -2:00 pm.  Please RSVP by July 8, 2018 to Karen at 612-866-5405 or krehwaldt@mtcalvaryrichfield.org

Holy Land Trip 2019

LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES’ executive director emeritus, Bruce Wurderman, is hosting another amazing and inspiring trip to the Holy Land – November 4th – November 16th, 2019.  There is a reason why many people return to the Holy Land time and time again as the Biblical accounts are brought to life with their actual backdrops and landscapes.  This tour will make pilgrimage to many of the familiar sights (Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee, Jericho, Nazareth, Tiberius, Caesarea by-the-Sea, Masada, the Herodium, Samaria).  And this tour will also see the famous sites of Jordan like Mount Nebo where Moses bid farewell to the Israelites and also the Rose Red City of Petra.  This 13 day Holy Land pilgrimage is $4998.  For more information, feel free to contact, PASTOR JON VOLLRATH, a regional host, who has brochures and information that he will gladly mail to you.  He can be reached by phone (507.272.3104) or email pastorjonvollrath@yahoo.com.

Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2020.  SEPTEMBER 29th – OCTOBER 9th. SPECIAL HOST – KEN KLAUS,  THE LUTHERAN HOUR SPEAKER EMERITUS.  In the year 1633, the Black Plague came to the tiny Alpine village of Oberammergau.  With death all around them the townspeople made a vow:  If God would spare them, they would act out the story of our Savior’s Passion every ten years.  After the vow was made, nobody else died from the Plague.  And so for the past 380 years, the performances have become a globally known masterpiece of theater and music.  With most villagers on the stage, in the orchestra pit, or behind the scenes, they ensure that every Passion Play presentation is filled with passion, love and devotion to our Lord.   You can experience Oberammergau!  Pastor Jon Vollrath is serving as a host for a special ten day tour to the Oberammergau play and to many other sites throughout Switzerland and Germany – Zurich, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Oberammergau, Munich, Augsburg, Heidelberg, and a Rhine River cruise.  Special devotions and inspiring talks are provided by Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus, Lutheran Hour Speaker emeritus; and, Pastor Bill Yonker, humorist and nationally known presenter.  The cost per person is $4989.  Breakfast and dinner are included.  For more information, please contact Pastor Jon Vollrath at 507.272.3104 or by email:  pastorjonvollrath@ yahoo.com.

Is Your Retirement On Track?

The Minnesota South District and Concordia Plan Services are offering you an opportunity to attend a pre-retirement workshop.  This workshop is designed to help you as you plan for that very important transition in your life: RETIREMENT!  Start learning what you'll need to know about making plans for your future.  Mark your calendar for September 28, 2018 at the District Office.  Cost is $15.  Please register with Rick Marko at rick.marko@mnsdistrict.org  or 952-223-2160.  Click here for more information.

Retirement Celebration for Ann Mussell-Immanuel, Plainview

Everyone is invited to a retirement celebration in honor of Ann Mussell (Mrs. M to her students), the long time Pre-K teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School in Plainview, which will be held on Sunday, June 10, from 11:30 to 4:00 in the Christine Life Center at Immanuel (30 S Wabasha, Plainview, MN).  Mrs. M will be retiring after 40 years of teaching at Immanuel.  Please come and wish her well!  For anyone wishing to come and worship with us, our service is at 10:00 and held in the (air conditioned) Christine Life Center.

Summer Music and Drama Camp for Kids- St. John, Woodbury

Registration is now open for our 7th annual Summer Music and Drama Camp for kids. Presenting: "DANNY & THE SHACKS!" Half day camp dates are M - Th, August 6 - 9, from 9:00 a.m. - noon. In four short days, we will learn to sing, present song actions, and act out the epic Bible stories of Daniel in the Lions' Den and the Three Men in the Fiery Furnace while preparing to perform this high-energy musical. It is open to all kids who have completed grades 1 - 7. Deadline to register is July 15, 2018. The musical will be presented to the public on Thursday, August 9th at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 12th at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us! St. John Lutheran Church in Woodbury, MN 55129. For more information including cost and online registration, visit: www.stjohnwoodbury.org

Contact Information: Mary Jo Mehrl, Worship and Music Director, St. John Lutheran Church, Woodbury, MN (651) 436- 6621 or email maryjo@stjohnwoodbury.org

Free Family Concert-Concordia University, St. Paul

You are invited to attend a FREE family concert by the Watoto Children’s Choir on Friday, May 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Buetow Auditorium at Concordia University (300 Hamline Ave. N). The Watoto Children’s Choir is a family of orphaned children from Uganda who travel the world sharing God’s love. Watch their video at https://vimeo.com/191099984 or visit www.watoto.com/choir.

The Five Languages of Love Presentation-Bethlehem, Minnetonka

Join us for Stacia Christenson’s presentation of The Five Languages of Love—What’s Your Love Language?   Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 5701 Eden Prairie Road, Minnetonka, MN 55345 Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 pm.  Cost $5

As featured in Christian author Dr. Gary Chapman’s timeless book, The Five Love Languages, there are different ways to speak and understand emotional love.  Women of all ages are welcomed to join us as we further understand our “second language” and the language of our loved ones! Fun, interesting, engaging—you’ll be inspired, and encouraged!