Chat N’ Chow

CHAT N’ CHOW~ The council of Grace Lutheran has, with great sadness and hesitation, accepted Jessica Thomson’s resignation as our Family Life Director.  Thank you Jessica for all that you have done here and the lives you have touched for Jesus. One of Jessica’s duties was to coordinate the ‘Chat N’ Chow’ program.  Until we hire a new person, we need to fill this important position.  So…we are looking for a volunteer (or volunteers) to be the coordinator for ‘Chat N’ Chow’. Please talk with one of the pastors if you have any questions…or to say ‘yes’ to helping us.  We would be happy to have several people share the job or for someone to serve for a month.

Thanks for your willingness to help.


Bazaar Donations Requested

The Fall Harvest Bazaar Committee is seeking donated items to be sold on the Silent Auction at our Fall Bazaar on November 11.  Handmade items such as paintings, cross-stitch pictures, knitted items and wood crafted pieces are very welcome.  Antiques are also very popular.  We have also sold firewood that was cut, delivered and stacked.  Service items such as babysitting, yard-work, or food items (dinner or dessert-of-the-month) are also well received.  If you are willing to donate something for the Silent Auction, please contact Sheri Salmonson (679-4853) or Carol Allman(679-3380).  In order for these items to be displayed and bid on, please have your items or a picture of them at the church by October 14. We will be ready to begin bidding on the items on Oct. 16th.  Thank you very much.

prayer-shall-ministryGrace Lutheran Prayer Shawl makers,

we are low on Prayer Shawls, please help!!

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY will meet NEXT Thursday, September 15th at 1:00 p.m. for an hour or so in the west narthex/Library area here at church.  We welcome all crocheters and knitters to join us in this ministry – we will teach those wanting to learn also.  (For those wanting to plan ahead – we will be meeting on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:00 through the fall and winter months.)

Harvest Bazaar


Plans for the annual fall bazaar, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12th, have begun.


Canners Now is the time for canning. Are you thinking what jams, jellies, pickles, and salsas you can make?

Gardeners Don’t forget about the GARDEN OF GRACE – the place to sell squash, potatoes, apples, plants, dried flowers and dried flower arrangements.

Handiworkers Have you started sewing, knitting, crocheting or cross-stitching? Dish towels, aprons, and place mats are only a few ideas.

Woodworkers Have you gotten your ideas for wood workign projects?

Card makers Are you stamping a variety of cards for “GRACEMARKS”. Cards for all occasions sell well.

Crafters How are your craft projects coming along? Now is the time to get those projects started.

Cookie Bakers All members are asked to bake at least 6 dozen CHRISTMAS cookies to be sold at the COOKIE LANE on bazaar day. Last year over 600 dozen cookies were sold! We are the bazaar known for our great Christmas cookies. We need even more than last year.

Lefse BakersLefse will again be made at the church and sold on sale day.

Pie Bakers Apple pies will again be made at church and sold on bazaar day. We are looking for donations of apples. Please contact Lydia Franko (320-237-1207) if you have apples to donate Last year over 40 apple pies were made! Apple Pie Baking Day September 21st (First day of Fall) 9:00 a.m. until done.

Grandma’s Attic We will again have a Grandma’s Attic this year. We are emphasizing “treasures from the past”. Do you have some special treasured or vintage items you could donate?

Important Dates for Bazaar Team Members and Contributors Bazaar Team Meetings 5 p.m.: Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2    Lefse:  Oct. 24, 25, 26    Craft times Monday mornings 9-11 a.m. Sewing, crafts, and cards: Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24 

Many people are needed to work on sale day at various tasks. If you are able to help out, please let Sue Halsey or any committee person know!   Come and join us. It is a fun day for all.