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.
Calling all artists...
The way we receive our weekly Bible readings is called "the Narrative Lectionary." That is, beginning with Genesis, we read through the Bible following some broad themes on Sunday mornings and fill in the gaps with some weekly readings in between. We follow a broad, over-arching narrative or story within the Bible.
This year, we're going to keep track of that story through a visual time-line that YOU will help create with a piece of art per Sunday.
To sign-up to provide some art, click HERE.
TO SEE HOW ANOTHER CONGREGATION--LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, EDINA--DID THEIR TIME LINE OR TO GET SOME IDEAS, CHECK OUT THE SLIDE SHOW BELOW. You will see ALL KINDS of art from ALL KINDS of people with ALL KINDS OF ABILITIES.
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!
NOTE: SUMMER SCHEDULE SUNDAY, ONE SERVICE, 9 A.M.
WEDNESDAY 6:30 P.M.
FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE:
SUNDAY 8 A.M.
SUNDAY 10:30 A.M.
(Beginning Sun., Sept. 14)
“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. On Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, the nearly 10,000 congregations of this church gather to serve communities in ways that share the love of God with all of God’s people. Whether it’s 30,000 young people doing community volunteer work at an ELCA Youth Gathering, the passionate volunteers of the ELCA homeless ministry network or the devoted members of our congregations who fight for peace and justice in their communities every day, we are a church that boldly does God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities.
We are planning a day of service in our community on Sunday, September 7. If you and/or your team of volunteers would like to participate, or if you have
an idea for a service project, please contact Pastor Mike, Jeremy, or Shelly
South Santiago Fantasy Football League
If you love football...
If you love fantasy football...
If you are interested in figuring out how fantasy football and mission go together...
...then this is the right place for you.
$25 per team.
The money is held in the church office until the end of the season.
Your team will be assigned and activated once your entry fee is in the church office.
You can pay via PayPal below--just make sure you make a note with the donation that it's for FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
The winner of the league gets to determine what ministry, charity, or mission gets the money.
Currently we are set-up for 12 teams.
We'll add team if there is more interest.
Any age. Male or female. You do not need to be a member of the church--so invite others.
DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP IS SUNDAY, AUG. 31.
The draft will be automatically generated on Mon., Sept. 1.
The first game is Thursday, Sept. 4.
Facebook message Pastor Mike or send him an email via email@example.com
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Some of our publications:
Weekly Devotional Guide: Taking God's Story Home
Our weekly bulletin provides information