Why do we call it RALLY SUNDAY?
When you hear that Rally Sunday is coming the first thing you probably think about is Sunday School. Rally Sunday has traditionally been the first day of Sunday School but it means so much more than that.
Definitions of rally
to muster for a common purpose
to come together again to renew an effort
to join in a common cause
This coming Rally Sunday on Sept. 10th we will be “GEARING UP FOR GOD!” and it won’t just be about the Sunday School kids! It is about everyone in the church coming together to RALLY around the Mission and get GEARED UP!
As the Children, Youth and Family Director I am very excited to be a part of the faith formation of our young people. I am only one piece of the puzzle, however. It has been said that you can’t have a strong youth ministry without a strong adult ministry that includes worship participation, adult faith formation/education and service to others. In other words, the children are watching!
1Peter 4:10 says
For each has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied Grace
All are invited to come on Sept. 10th to feel the ENERGY of Rally Sunday! We will “muster for a common purpose, come together to renew an effort and join in the common cause!”
I look forward to see everyone on September 10th!
It’s Coming! Don’t Miss It!
Do you want to improve your relationships with others? Do you desire to be physically fit? Are you tired of being tired? Would you like to know God in a more intimate way?
The answer is coming!
FIRST PLACE FOR HEALTH, a Christ-centered total-wellness program, will be offered at Grace Lutheran Church. To find out how to achieve emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellness, attend the orientation meeting on Wednesday, September 6th at 3:00 pm at Grace Lutheran. For more information and to RSVP, contact Linda Johnson at 679-5915 or email at email@example.com
Our group will begin the 12 week session on September 13th from 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church.
See you here!
5th Wheels on the Go are visiting the Minnesota History Museum Thursday, August 17th, leaving grace at 9:15. We will be stopping along the way for lunch. The museum ticket is $10 for seniors and $12 for adults. Please RSVP Kathy Hovland @ 320-515-0306 as we are taking the Calvary bus.
NE MN SYNOD JOURNEY MANDATORY MEETING:
Sunday August 27th at 7pm
September 10th 9:30 am
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS:
September 10th 9:30 am
September 13th 6:30 pm
Synod Jr. High Youth Gathering:
NE MN Synod Journey to the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering
Dear Parents and Youth grades 9th-12th,
Last spring an informational meeting was held regarding the 2018 Synod Journey. Several youth and parents attended. Some families may not have been aware of the meeting or were unable to attend so we wanted to provide a second chance to hear about this awesome opportunity for spiritual growth and fellowship.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE! (BUT IT’S CLOSE!)
Things you need to know!
- The Synod Journey is scheduled for June 23rd-July 2nd 2018
- Cost for the Journey is $1250. (There will be fundraising opportunities)
- $250 is due with Registration by Sept. 17th, 2017
More details will be discussed at the meeting on Sunday August 27th at 7pm
THIS IS A MANDATORY MEETING FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN GOING ON THE SYNOD JOURNEY. EVEN IF YOU ATTENDED THE SPRING MEETING THERE IS NEW INFORMATION TO SHARE! If you are unable to attend on Sunday the 27th you will need to schedule a time on Wednesday Aug. 30th with Kelly Kehr to get the required info. We don’t have very much time before registration is due! Hope to see you on the 27th!