Ask Me First presentation | August 18

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Ask Me First event | August 18

St. Mark's, Benson, will host a free presentation called "Responding with truth and compassion to the transgender trend" by Emily Zinos (of Ask Me First MN) and Beth Stelzer (of Save Women's Sports) at 6 p.m. The one-hour presentation will include an overview of how transgender ideas are affecting women's sports, public schools, and children's health. Emily and Beth will offer positive and constructive ways to respond from both secular and faith-based perspectives.

Download a flyer with more info here. Register here.

Teaching workshop | August 17

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St. John, Luverne, will host a workshop for congregational Sunday school and midweek teachers about practical tips for teaching God's children the salvation story. Attendees will learn about everything from lesson preparation to classroom management to service projects—all with an eye to putting the Good News of Jesus at the center of everything. Flyer with paper registration here.

One-day organ, piano, & keyboard workshop | Sept. 28

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Trinity, Waterville, will host a music workshop from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. This is a local, one-day version of the annual workshops held on the Ft. Wayne seminary campus. Kantor Richard Resch will lead the workshop, presenting on topics, giving lectures and demonstrations, and inviting organists to play and receive coaching from him, if they wish.

All interested in learning more about leading the singing of the liturgy and hymns in the Lutheran Service are welcome to register and attend.

Flyer with schedule and registration details here. Questions should be directed to Pastor David Mumme.

Mayer Lutheran High School Summer Sale | June 10-12

Mayer Lutheran High School will have its 50th annual Summer Sale next week. This is the LAST year they will be having the sale, so make sure to get out and shop it!

Sale dates and times:

  • June 10, 4 - 7 p.m.

  • June 11, 12 - 7 p.m.

  • June 12, 12 - 7 p.m.

The sale is replenished daily. Donations accepted June 8 (1 - 4 p.m.), June 10 (12 - 4 p.m.), and June 11 (12 - 4 p.m.). Bring gently used clothing, toys, jewelry, books, outdoor, and flea market donations.

Enter the cafeteria doors on the southwest side of the high school. Questions? Call the school at 952-657-2251.

Ephrathah Gallery ft. Artist Nan Foker | through August

The Ephrathah Gallery at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minnetonka, invites you to see the work of artist Nan Foker. This show, “Gospel Art: Ancient Paths, Sacred Voices,” invites you into the nurturing spirit of Nan Foker’s art.

A reception will be held Sunday, June 9, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nan Foker’s series will be up through August. . Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Visitors are welcome to stop in anytime.

Oberammergau Travel Opportunity | Sept. 21 - Oct. 1, 2020

Rev. Dr. Robert Holst (President Emeritus of Concordia University, St. Paul) is leading an 11-day alpine Europe trip from September 21 to October 1, 2020. The trip will end with a viewing of the Passion Play at Oberammergau—a beautiful opportunity that only comes up once every ten years.

Anyone interested should please contact Dr. Holst at holst@csp.edu or write to him at Holst, 1324 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. He will happily send a brochure with full information.

125th Anniversary at Trinity, Jasper | June 8-9

Trinity Lutheran Church in Jasper, MN, invites you to join in thanking God for 125 years of ministry in the Jasper area. The two-day celebration will include reflections, fellowship, worship, and food.

Saturday, June 8

1:30 to 4 p.m. // Coffee and treats with former pastors and the community.

5 p.m. // Dinner and program, featuring former pastor. Please contact to RSVP if you’d like to join us for dinner.

Sunday, June 9

10 a.m. // Worship service. If you would like to participate in the choir, please contact us.

11:30 a.m. // Picnic lunch at Jasper City Park. RSVP requested.

If you have any questions—or to RSVP for Saturday’s dinner or Sunday’s picnic lunch—please call 605-261-5320 or email keith@papik.com.

More details can be found at https://threestrandsparish.com/whats-new/

Mother's Day Buffet & Plant Sale | May 12

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Prior Lake invites all to join them on Sunday, May 12, for a Mother’s Day buffet and plant sale. The buffet will be available from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m and the plant sale from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

All proceeds from the day will go toward the youth groups.

Buffet tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Enjoy a wide assortment of food, including roast beef, baked chicken, baked ham, mashed potatoes, choice of vegetables, beverages, and—of course—Pastor Parrish’s famous pies.

The plant sale will have many different varieties of annuals, plants for pots, hanging plants, patio pots, and a selection of vegetables.

For more information, visit Immanuel’s website or call the church office at 952-492-6010 (M - F, 8 a.m - 2 p.m.).

Annual Spring Fair | May 4

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Trinity Lutheran Church in Farmington, MN, is having their annual spring fair this Saturday from 5 - 7 p.m.! Their hot roast beef sandwiches are legendary in the area. There will also be kids’ games and a bake sale / country store.

Tickets are $10 (ages 13+), $8 (seniors & youth), or free (children ages 6 and under). Large families don’t need to be afraid of a large bill! Take advantage of the $25 whole family price.

Trinity First Spring Musical | May 22-23

Everyone is invited to join Trinity First Lutheran School students at the E.M. Pearson Theatre at Concordia University, St. Paul for the annual Trinity First School Spring Musical.

The musical this year is Flocks, Rocks, and a Giant Who Mocks, written by Terri Bentz with music by Rev. Tom Gundermann.

Performances are Wednesday and Thursday, May 22 and 23, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. each day. Note that the Wednesday morning performance is a dress rehearsal but guests are welcome. No tickets needed—freewill offering at the door.