This Week’s Announcements

A Huge THANK YOU – to all the congregation members, family and friends who came out to Pizza Ranch on Monday, November 4th to support our mission trip to Tanzania. It was a huge success and we appreciate your support of the upcoming mission trip in June. Thank you so much!!!

USED Gnome-ore! The Youth Mission Trip will be doing a gently used Christmas décor & bake sale on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am-3 pm. Drop-off gently used Christmas décor starting Sunday, November 10th – Thursday November 14th! In addition to gently used Christmas items – if your love language is baking – please consider offering a donation of baked goods for the Christmas sale! Come back and join us for the sale that Saturday, November 16th!

B.L.A.S.T Event (Believe, Learn and Seek Together) – Families join us in between services on Sunday, November 24th as we grow in faith together. Families who attend will be making a Jesse Tree. The Jesse Tree tradition is an advent calendar that takes your family through Creation to the Christmas Story. Lord of Life will provide all materials. No registration necessary. 

Caring Friends Lefse Making – We will be making Lefse on Friday evening, November 22nd, 5:00 pm -9:00 pm and on Saturday, November 23rd, 9:00 am – 12 pm. Lefse will be sold at Lord of Life on Sunday, November 24th, just in time for Thanksgiving. Sign up in the Narthex if you would like to help.

Undie Sunday – Once again Congregational Life will be collecting new, packaged underwear, socks, baby onesies, and bras in sizes for all ages and genders. We will be collecting the whole month of November! Bring donations to the Narthex.  

It’s Turkey Time – Bridges of Hope will provide the names of approximately 15 families who are in need of food baskets. Please consider donating canned vegetables, cranberries, boxes of stuffing, boxes or bags of potatoes (bagged potatoes only if close to the holiday to ensure they stay fresh), and jars or packets of gravy. Bring items to the labeled Thanksgiving Drive Basket located in the Narthex, and/or donate funds toward the purchase of the turkeys and pumpkin pies. All donations must be at the church no later than Wednesday, November 20th.

Thanksgiving Eve Services – will be on Wednesday, November 27 at 12 pm and 7 pm. Join us after the 12 pm service and at 6:30 pm for pie/dessert before our 7 pm service.

LOLLY (Lots of Living Left Yet) – will meet on Wednesday, November 20, at 11:30 am for a potluck lunch in Fellowship Hall. For more information call either Pat Huhta 218-330-3447, Mary Anderson 218-330-6171 or the church office 218-828-9374.

Some congregation members are very sensitive to perfume/cologne and other scented beauty products. Please limit the use of these products. Thank you for your compassion.

Living Lutheran Magazine – November Living Lutheran Magazine is available at the Welcome Center in the Narthex. If you would like to subscribe to the magazine and receive it monthly visit www.livinglutheran.org to sign up. 

Bad Weather Closings – If we are closing the church due to bad weather; information will be found on our Facebook page and the front page of our website.

Creation Care Tips – Most conservationists agree that climate change is the greatest long-term threat to birds and other wildlife, and view wind power as one of the key renewable energies that could replace our fossil fuel-dominated energy system, according to the National Wildlife Federation.  During the past decade, the U.S. more than tripled its wind energy capacity, supplying more than 6% of the nation’s electricity on wind farms that often cover thousands of acres with towers reaching 300 feet into the sky and blades more than 250 feet long, creating a risk of collision with birds and bats. Estimates of birds killed range from about 200,000 to as many as half a million, contrasting with agricultural pesticides (killing 67 million), automobiles (200 million), windows (600 million) and outdoor cats (2.4 billion). In addition to new regulations that site wind farms more carefully both on land and offshore, a new technology funded by the U.S. Dept. of Energy is being tested on wind farms in Oregon, California, and Washington that uses cameras to identify birds and an “audible deterrent” to divert them. As more wind turbines sprout, the challenge is to ensure that this clean and renewable energy is harvested carefully.