Being newly elected as president of the congregation I thought it might be helpful to give you some background since my wife and I are new members at St. Luke. Growing up in Minnesota I attended a Lutheran church from the time I was a toddler. My parents both sang in the church choir so I was delegated to sit with Tante Willer during the service until I was old enough to sing in a choir. She was a loving grandmother that was a friend of our family. As all young Lutherans, I was baptized, attended Sunday school, Luther League, and Confirmation classes. I was fortunate to grow up in the faith-filled communities of Minneapolis, Ortonville, and Moorhead. There seemed to be a Lutheran church around every corner in Minnesota and still is today.
Our summer program has started and runs until August 18. This year’s theme is A World of Imagination/ God’s Great Creation, and we are excited that our children will learn more about God’s creation by using imaginative play, building, and creating. Each week we will have a different emphasis to stimulate each child’s creativity and help each one learn, and we plan to have special visitors for the children to enjoy!
The Spirit is always active and moving in our midst. Are you feeling the stirring of the Spirit? Look around and see all that God is up to in our beautiful world. People are turning to him and finding life. Some are overcoming fears and moving forward. Sometimes there are very tangible signs of God’s work among us. The Youth Outpost is one of those signs. You have been a part of helping bring this exciting project to fruition. May it be a tool used for good in the lives of St. Luke youth and the young people of our surrounding community.
Dear St. Luke Family,
This year’s VBS theme is Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God! We would like to build a nice Cityscape on Kurtz Hall’s stage. The children will be delighted with this setting while learning and singing about GOD, their HERO.
Please help make this happen by donating:
1. Boxes of all sizes: the larger, the better. These will be decorated and transformed into buildings. Please bring only those in good condition.
Our May 6 annual spaghetti dinner and fundraiser was a lot of fun and a great success. We want to thank all of our donors; our wonderful staff and volunteers who helped with food shopping, set up, serving, and clean up; our youth volunteers who helped with the carnival; and Chef Tim Tsang who made the delicious spaghetti dinner, served by our kitchen crew. We also thank all of the parents who brought the desserts! Each one of you is a blessing and we could not have done it without your help. The funds that we raised will help us upgrade up the children’s bathrooms, and do some repairs and painting to help make our rooms look more inviting.
Our summer and fall programs are filling up quickly, but there are still some openings. If interested, please call our interim director, Erin Cassidy, and she will give you the details. Remember, church members get a 10% discount.
For the week of July 24th to 28th, we will partner again this year with the church to host Vacation Bible School. Our theme will be, “Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God,” and our children will spend a week being God’s superheroes, serving missions to learn more about God and cultivate a love of His Word. Be sure to register your children for this exciting week.