In October we remember the Lutheran Women's Missionary League and the wonderful work God has done in the past and continues to do today through those little purple mite boxes. Lutheran women around the USA gather their left over change and put it in their mite boxes. Each box holds a small amount, but when combined with mites from other women, the amounts collected are staggering and God uses these gifts in amazing ways to support His Kingdom here in the USA and all over the world. For the month of October 2021, a large mite box will be placed on the table in the narthex in which you can place your mites. At the end of the month, Yvonne Green will send in these mites to our Minnesota South District LWML financial secretary. As you place your mite in the big box, please consider saying a prayer that your gift will be used by God in a mighty way! "Lord, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done."
JESUS TIME SUNDAY SCHOOL
Meets in the downstairs classrooms on Sunday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30. For children PK – 6th grade.
LIFE WITH GOD ADULT BIBLE CLASS
Meets in the auditorium on Sunday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30. The focus this fall is on the Ten Commandments using Luther’s Large Catechism as our guide.
SUSTAINING GRACE SUPPORT GROUPS
Two different meeting times: Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8pm; Thursday mornings from 9 –10:30am. Both groups meet in the fellowship room.
MEN’S BREAKFAST AND BIBLE STUDY
Saturday morning, October 9th, beginning at 8:30am.
TAG TIME FOR YOUTH
Meets on Tuesday, October 12th from 5 – 7:30pm. As always, TAG Time includes a meal. The theme this month is: “Let’s celebrate fall”.
CURBSIDE FOOD SHELF
Thursday, October 28th from 4:30 – 5:30pm.
REFORMATION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31
As we commemorate Luther and the Reformation, there is much to remember and celebrate. But nothing gives us greater cause for confidence, humility or gratitude, than the life God gives us by His Word.
What is Luther? The teaching is not mine. Nor was I crucified for anyone … How did I, poor stinking bag of maggots that I am, come to the point where people call the children of Christ by my evil name? … I simply taught, preached, wrote God’s Word; otherwise I did nothing. And while I slept, or drank Wittenberg beer with my friends Philip and Amsdorf, the Word so greatly weakened the papacy that no prince or emperor ever inflicted such losses upon it. I did nothing; the Word did everything.
Excerpt from: Luther: 'The Word Did Everything' by Erik Herrmann