Oh! What a Knight! Dinner Auction | March 23

Martin Luther High School, Northop, will hold the Oh! What a Knight! dinner auction on Saturday, March 23rd. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for an auction preview. At 6 p.m., a dinner of pork loin with cranberry sauce, party potatoes, green beans with almonds, lettuce salad, fresh bread, assorted desserts, and coffee will be served.

The live auction will be hosted by Allen Kahler, with some auction items being Adirondack chairs, a live-edge child’s bench, and a fish finder. Sean Martens, District Education Executive, will present the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation certificate. Several alumni will send video greetings.

Valet parking will be provided. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased by March 18. You can purchase tickets and view auction items here. Poster available here. Questions? Contact MLHS by calling 507-436-5249.

Poehler Lecture on Faith & Learning | March 19

Dr. Mark Schuler, Professor of Theology, will deliver the Poehler Lecture on Faith and Learning on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 7 p.m. in Buetow Music Center Auditorium at Concordia University, Saint Paul. The title of his presentation is "ἐξ... δι᾿... εἰς... (Romans 11:36): The Life of the Mind and the Multiversity."

An accomplished and highly respected member of the faculty since 1994, Dr. Mark Schuler's passion for Biblical Greek, the New Testament, and archaeology has inspired a generation of students. Dr. Schuler is co-founder of the university's Honors Program in litteris fideque. Between 2001 and 2016, he led annual trips to the Hippos Excavations, allowing students, faculty, staff, and community members to work alongside partners from the University of Haifa to uncover the ancient city of Hippos.

Among his publications is Called by the Gospel: An Introduction to the New Testament, with Michael Middendorf. Dr. Schuler is a member of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the American Institute of Archaeology, and the Society of Biblical Literature. His transition to collegiate education came after eight years of experience as a pastor at Lutheran congregations in Iowa and Missouri.

This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow. More information here.

Greece and Oberammergau Travel Opportunity

Pastor Mark Tewes of Living Christ Lutheran Church in Chanhassen will be leading a trip to Greece and Oberammergau, Germany, with his wife, Deb, in August of 2020. Join them in visiting—both by cruise ship and by land travel—sites in Greece where the Apostle Paul traveled, began, or nurtured churches. Next will be a short stay in Ephesus, which is located in modern day Turkey. The visits to Greece and Turkey will give travelers a better perspective and unique insights about the circumstances and challenges that people faced at the time of the writing of Scripture.

The trip will end in Germany with the Oberammergau passion play, which is offered only one summer season every 10 years. The passion play is known around the world for the dedication of the people of Oberammergau. This opportunity becomes for many attendees a once-in-a-lifetime travel event. Our travel company, Jerusalem Tours, provides excellent service to those involved on their tours both to the Holy Land as well as other destinations.

Join Pastor Tewes and Deb for a wonderful tour which will give you a greater perspective and understanding of the Bible. For further information about this travel opportunity, the itinerary, and the cost, please contact Pastor Mark Tewes by e-mail at pmt@livingchrist.org or by phone at 952-934-5110 (church) or 952-200-2954 (cell).

Tiger Gala | March 9

Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran School warmly invites you to their annual gala/auction event in Eagan. This annual night of fellowship, fun, and fundraising helps keep tuition low for all students and families at the school. There are three ways you can be involved:

  1. Attend the gala.

  2. Sponsor a table.

  3. Make a donation for the silent auction.

More information, including tickets and donation registration, can be found here.

Main Street Living - update

Sundays at 10 a.m. on Channel WFTC 29/9-2

Main Street Living offers a worship experience to the many who cannot, will not, or do not attend worship on a regular basis. Main Street Living airs from 10 to 11 a.m. each Sunday on WFTC channel 29/9-2. The first half hour is re-mastered episodes of the popular “This is the Life” TV series from Lutheran Hour Ministries. The second half hour is a modified Lutheran worship service featuring a message from a different Minnesota pastor each week.

Congregations are encouraged to share information about the program in their weekly bulletins and newsletters. Click here to download the bulletin announcements for February 24 - March 17 that you can copy and paste into your weekly bulletin. Check out the Twin Cities tab of the Main Street Living website for additional information.

If you want more information about this new ministry, please contact Pr. Schulze at the District office. The ministry is looking for lay leaders—and there’s an ongoing search for pastors to preach each Sunday.

Although endorsed by the Minnesota South District, Main Street Living receives no financial backing from the District or Synod. Individuals and church groups finance the program through generous donations.

POBLO Presents "Epic Oud" with Ramy Adly | March 10

POBLO International Friendship Center welcomes you to enjoy Epic Oud, where sounds of epic music hit rock beats, a live performance with Ramy Adly. The oud is an ancient 11-stringed instrument central to Middle Eastern music tradition—even King David played one! Martin Luther played its cousin, the European lute.

There are two opportunities to attend this performance:

  1. Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Bloomington. Click here for a flier.

  2. Sunday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Rochester. Click here for a flier.

A free will offering will be taken to support POBLO Rochester, with refreshments served after the concert.

Recruitment Visit - Concordia Seminary, St. Louis | March 18

Admissions Officer Rev. Jaime Nava invites you to come discuss seminary education and the path to becoming a deaconess or pastor through Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He’ll be on campus at Concordia University, St. Paul, on March 18, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m, in the Campus Ministry Living Room in the Tunnel. Please contact him via email or call 314-505-7224 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

LHM Rally Massed Choir | March 17

The Lutheran Hour Ministry Rally in Mankato, MN, on March 17 invites all singers (children to adult) to participate in the massed choir. Choir members should download, print, and learn these three pieces: Lord Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word, The Lord Bless You and Keep You, and Now Thank We All Our God. Rehearsal will be 2 - 3:30 p.m. at Hosanna Lutheran Church, with the rally beginning at 4 p.m. David Mennicke of Concordia University, St. Paul is directing the choir; please feel free to contact him directly at dmennicke@csp.edu or 651-641-8828 with questions about the massed choir. For more information about the rally itself, call Rev. Heidorn at 507-273-8546.

Friday Fish Fry | Feb. 15

Join Fish Lake Immanuel Lutheran Church, 20200 Fairlawn Ave, Prior Lake, for a fish fry on February 15th from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Choice of baked cod, pan fried perch, or beer battered pollack, served with choice of potato, coleslaw, baked beans, and beverages. And—of course—Pastor Parrish’s homemade pies for dessert! Proceeds to benefit Immanuel’s servant event to Camp Restore, Detroit, MI, in July. Cost: $12 - Adults, $10 - Seniors 65+, $6 - Children 3 - 12, free for kids 3 and under. Take-outs available. Contact Kimberly in the church office with any questions at 952-492-6010.

Job opening at the Minnesota South District Office

The Minnesota South District Office in Burnsville is looking for a part-time office assistant. The position is up to 25 hours per week and includes reception and hospitality work, administrative duties, database maintenance, and other duties as assigned. Click here to access the job description. To apply, complete the employment application and submit to Rick Marko at rick.marko@mnsdistrict.org. Applications will be received through Friday, February 15, 2019.

Friday Fish Fry at Fish Lake Immanuel | Feb. 1

Join Fish Lake Immanuel Lutheran Church, 20200 Fairlawn Ave, Prior Lake, for a fish fry on February 1st from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Choice of baked cod, pan fried perch, or beer battered pollack, served with choice of potato, coleslaw, baked beans, and beverages. And—of course—Pastor Parrish’s homemade pies for dessert! Proceeds to benefit Immanuel youth who are attending the National Youth Gathering in July. Cost: $12 - Adults, $10 - Seniors 65+, $6 - Children 3 - 12, free for kids 3 and under. Take-outs available. Contact Kimberly in the church office with any questions at 952-492-6010.