I'm a Lutheran because Luther lead me to the Word of God. He pointed to Jesus. He pointed me to Jesus Christ, to His cross, to His blood and death, to all that God the Father has done for me and all his creatures since the beginning of creation.
What Jesus Wants
It is easy to become confused about Jesus and his ministry...
On Why the Church is Sometimes a Little Like Star Wars
“The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it.” ~ Charles Spurgeon I am, this very minute, introducing my five-year-old nephew, Will, to the (original) Star Wars trilogy. It’s the responsibility of any decent godfather, and it’s already a hit. He just leaned over to my brother and sister-in-law and said, “Mom; Dad! Do you know why I love Star Wars so much? Because it’s awesome! That’s why!” I remember how much I adored these movies when I was a kid. The special effects are (or at least were) absolutely incredible. How cool to see them through five-year-old eyes again! But honestly – and I say this with due trepidation of being disowned by fully two-thirds of my closest friends – they’re not nearly as jaw-dropping awesome…
Condolences to family and friends of Merinda Fladeboe and LaVerne Schmitt
Condolences to family and friends of Merinda Fladeboe, who passed away Friday, June 7. Merinda is the mother of Tricia Hamann. The Celebration of Life will be Tuesday, June 18 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar, Minnesota with reviewal at 1 p.m. Internment following the funeral at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements by Peterson Brothers Funeral Home. LaVerne Schmitt Condolences to family and friends of LaVerne Schmitt who passed away Monday, June 10. LaVerne is the mother of Terri Olson. The funeral will be Thursday, June 13 at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran in Fargo with visitation at Hanson Runsvold Wednesday, June 12 from 5-7 p.m. and prayer service at 7 p.m.
Why Are Many Multisite Churches Stuck?
Most of the 8,000-plus multisite churches in the United States are stuck at one or two additional campuses because they don’t know how (or aren’t willing) to make the organizational changes necessary to fully deliver their church to multiple locations. The majority of multisite churches are still functioning like a mono-site church with campuses insteadRead More
Current Sunday Sermon
Ministries is a church word people often use but rarely explain its meaning. For us, our ministries are ways in which we serve God, serve each other, and most importantly, be reminded that "When you have the SHEPHERD...you have EVERYTHING you need!"
How Do Preschool Programs Support School Readiness?
Watch this video to learn how the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework can be used to help prepare children age birth to 5 for school.
Sermon from Sunday, June 2, 2019
The sermon from Sunday, June 2, 2019, given by Pastor Angela Khabeb, can be heard by clicking here.