How do we live out our mission statement of "Teaching the Word, Reaching the World?"
We will pursue our mission in this way:
We will pursue our mission in this way:
- We are a congregation whose core values seek changed lives through the power of the Holy Spirit by forming and sustaining life-long personal faith in God through Christ Jesus.
- We implement this by engaging in cross-generational ministry and radical hospitality as it is revealed by God’s Word, connecting to others within our congregation, our community and the world.
Last week we were going to have a 12th Night of Christmas Party and bonfire. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate. (We've got a nice pile of trees out back at the church waiting to be torched! If you still have yours, go ahead and bring it and add it to the pile.)
We have rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 18, immediately following 10:30 AM worship. We'll have a bonfire of old Christmas trees, winter outdoor games and activities, a hot dog and marshmallow roast, and more! Invite your friends and family!! Hot dog and s'more supplies will be provided. Bring your roasting sticks...maybe a folding chair or two...or a side dish to share, maybe a winter activity to teach. Or...just come sit by a warm fire and visit.
We'll also use this as a kickoff for a hat, coat, and mitten drive--if you have gently used winter wear that you would be willing to donate, please bring that!
Follow this link to let us know if you're coming and how you might help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a49a4aa2dabfd0-winter
MARRIAGE BLESSING will be on Sunday, February 15, at both worship services. As part of this day’s celebration, we invite you to bring a wedding photo for display by
February 8. Those couples displayed will be entered into a drawing for a Valentine’s Day dinner
BECKER BUSINESS EXPO
will be held at the Becker High School Fieldhouse and is a great way to reach out to the community. Join us January 24, 2015, from 10 am - 2 pm.
If you are interested in helping with this, please contact Cheri Hendricks at 763/262-3368 or the church office.
To look for a time slot, go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a49a4a922a6fa7-becker
WEEKLY NARRATIVE LECTIONARY ART
SOME OF OUR MONTHLY STEWARDSHIP PRACTICES
Stewardship--the spiritual faith practice of applying our time, talent, and treasures toward God's mission of love and mercy in this world--is a SIGNIFICANT theme here at SSLC. Here are a couple of ways that we, for the sake of the world, practice good stewardship of what God has given us:
1st Sunday Food Pantry Offering
On the 1st Sunday of every month, we set out our Food Shelf collection box to receive the gifts from any and all who are willing and able to give. From here the donations go to the Becker Food Shelf located at City Hall.
4th Sunday Noisy Offering
Our 4th Sunday Noisy Offerings, something that you would have to experience to truly appreciate. Try to imagine, though, what a hundred dollars or more in change might SOUND like hitting the bottom of a metal paint can!! It is music to generous ears, and we believe it is music to God's ears too!!
Our Noisy Offerings are applied to other missions and ministries apart from South Santiago locally (within the Sherburne-Wright-Benton-Stearns County area), state- or nation-wide, and globally. Past recipients have included Minnesota Food Share, Lutheran Disaster Relief, and Becker Backpack Buddies.
Join us in constructing your own Noisy Offering box in whatever creative way you can dream up. Use it to collect your daily change. And because of God's overwhelming love revealed in the resurrection of Jesus, help us be CHANGE in our world!
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SUNDAY at 8 AM & 10:30 AM
WEDNESDAY AT 6:30 PM
PATHFINDERS Christian Discipleship Ministry
Pathfinders is our new Christian discipleship ministry that serves as a preparation for a variety of entry points into a fuller connection with our congregation, its ministries, and its purpose. This ministry of preparation...
...helps us answer the question, "How do I join the church?"
...helps us answer the question, "What do we need to do to be baptized or to have our children baptized?"
...helps us answer the question, "Can we get married at SSLC?"
But the pathways we are beginning to build also provide long-time members...
...a way of connecting with those newest to our congregation.
...a way of inviting those who are newest to our congregation to participate in activities and ministries.
...a way of being renewed in their knowledge of the Bible and basic Christian practices.
All of this means that if you are looking...
...to join the church or investigate that process;
...to be baptized or to have your children baptized;
...to be married at SSLC;
...to grow deeper in your understanding of the Bible and Christianity; or
...to renew a ministry in which you already participate in through SSLC.
OUR NEXT SESSION WILL BE JANUARY 25, 2015
Some of our publications:
Weekly Devotional Guide: Sharing God's Story at Home
Our weekly bulletin provides information