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.
November 2nd is All Saint’s Sunday, and on this Sunday, we will commemorate the lives of those who have died this past
year who have been members of the congregation or to whom our congregation has had the privilege of ministering at the time of the death, member or not. Our members whose lives, faith, and service we will be remembering by name are Marj Weir, Curt Michaletz, Eileen Biorn, Jean Schroeder, and Barb Whitcomb.
You are invited to use All Saints' Sunday to remember those loved ones in your life who have died over the course of this past year, or even those who have died in previous years past and have made a profound impact on your life, faith, and service. If you would like to participate in this remembrance, please bring a candle and holder (or more than one, as the case may be for you) from home to represent the life of your loved one(s). When you arrive for worship, there will be small tables around the altar area where you can place your lit candle(s) in memory of your loved one(s) and baskets to receive slips of paper with your loved ones' names and relationship to you. Those will then be gathered into the prayers for that morning.
VETERAN'S SUNDAY OBSERVATION NOVEMBER 9:
Jesus said, "Greater love has no one but that he lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13). In the spirit of these words that Jesus used to describe his sacrifice for the sake of the world, we will again be observing Veteran's Day (November 11) with a recognition of and
prayers of thanksgiving for all military veterans present in both worship services on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9. An honorary cross-generational color guard
consisting of both some of our congregation's boy scouts and veterans will begin our prayer time at the beginning of the services. If you have your uniform--WHETHER OR NOT YOU CAN FIT IN IT!--please be encouraged to bring it along, or else wear some other article of clothing that bears witness to your service. If you have friends or family members who are military veterans, please invite them to attend, as well.
MISSION QUILT BLESSING
Will be Sunday, November 16 at both worship services. Come and be a part of this blessing for these gifts that we will be donating to the St. Cloud Veteran’s Hospital.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
9 am to 3 pm
Food and refreshments all day!
Door Prizes all during the day.
Christmas Quilt raffle-drawing at 2:45 pm
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!
FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE:
SUNDAY 8 A.M.
SUNDAY 10:30 A.M.
WEDNESDAY 6:30 P.M.
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.
THIS WEEK'S TOPIC(S)?
South Santiago Fantasy Football League
Standings as of Monday, Oct. 6
Viking Goddess (Jane DuMonceaux) 3-1
Team Drayna (Todd & Dawn Drayna) 3-1
Brandon's Crucifiers (Brandon Gustafson) 2-2
Temple High Priests (Pastor Mike) 1-3
I AM (Celina Gustafson) 1-3
Big Lake Division
Team DuMonceaux1 (Ralph DuMonceaux) 4-1
Team DuMoneceaux2 (Brady DuMonceaux) 3-2
Moses & the Wide RedSeavers (Allickson family) 2-3
Luther Legends (Jeremy Hallquist) 2-3
The Promised (Jessica & Jay Johnson and family) 1-4
Santiago Saints (Olsen Pancoast) 4-1
Carter's Crusader's (Carter Gustafson) 3-2
Wing and a Prayer (Joy & Zach Hurd) 3-2
Touchdown Jesus (Jason Gustafson) 2-3
Hail Mary (Andy Rick) 1-4
We have $375 in entry fee money that the winner of the league will get to designate for a mission, ministry, or charity of his/her choice.
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Some of our publications:
Weekly Devotional Guide: Sharing God's Story at Home
Our weekly bulletin provides information