January 19: Jeff Thiemann, President and CEO of Portico Benefit Services will provide context for Portico’s role within the ELCA and how we can all work together to address societal issues through our economic decisions A cheat sheet for those of us who know nothing about Portico: “As a ministry of the ELCA, Portico Benefit Services helps more than 50,000 members use their benefits to live well for life — during their working years and throughout retirement. Members include: pastors, deacons, synodically authorized ministers, and lay employees sponsored by more than 6,000 organizations — ELCA congregations, synod and churchwide offices, seminaries, church-affiliated institutions, social ministries, and other faith-based organizations; individuals who are between calls or have completed church service; retirees with retirement account balances, annuities, or Medicare Advantage coverage; covered family members.” Wow, do not miss this guest speaker!
Worship with Holy Communion begins in the Sanctuary at 10:15 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship in the Fireside Room. All are welcome!
6:00: Youth Choir rehearsal
6:15 p.m.: Valley Carillon (Bell Choir) rehearsal
6:30 p.m.: Book Group
6:30 p.m.: Confirmation
7:30-9:00 p.m.: Chancel Choir rehearsal
Bible Study for all women at Valley of Peace. We meet the first and third Thursdays each month. Meet in Fireside Room at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and conversation. Study begins at 10:00 a.m. Bring your Bible.
No preparation necessary. Please contact Catherine Martignacco with any questions. (763)588-8148
We look to God’s Word for Life…all are welcome!
The church office is closed on Friday’s. Please feel free to leave a message at (763)588-4611 or E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 26: RIC (Reconciling in Christ) Update! “Freed by God’s grace, the body of Christ on earth leads a joyous dance of transformation,
integrating sexuality and spirituality, justice and mercy. Through continuous reformation, the Church embraces in holiness and into wholeness people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions,
strengthening us for authentic, visible, faithful lives. Dedicated to radical reconciliation, the Church falls into the heart of God’s passionate intent,
co-creating a world without outcasts, calling all to serve as guests and hosts at God’s table of blessing and power.”
Join us in the Fireside Room
at 9:00 a.m. The coffee is always on!