.....2022.....The year in pictures.....



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Faith Lutheran in Isle MN:  As Pastor Josh Blair was installed by Synod Minister for Leader Support, Decon Brenda Tibbetts.  (Josh was a former youth at our church and we are proud of him). 

Blessings Josh!  July 24, 2022


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July 21-29, 2022:  Synod Journey (Duluth) & Ohio Mission Trip...

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One of the projects we had on our Mission Trip was planting milk weed plants for the monarch butterflies.  Let's help save the butterflies.  Doing it this way, will ensure you are planting milkweeds native to your area and not a harmful variety!

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Our Mission Trip, is off to a GREAT start!  We have arrived at the University of Wisconsin-Superior!  We have joined 200 youth and adults, from around our Synod.  Tonight's worship, was everyone's highlught for the day.  Pastor Mike Carlson shared his message, mixed with music from Grammy winner Billy Steele.  We could definitely feel the love and presence of God, surrounding us tonight.  Thank you for continued prayers for us, as we navigate this trip. - July 21, 2022

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Today was full of hard work, alot of sweat and alot of feeling God's boundless love for us.  We served with the Seafarer's and with the Second Harvest Food Bank.  We learned about seafarers work and ministry and felt great about being able to see all the hard work pay off.  Once again, bible studies and worship were amazing!  Only down side, was it is so hot!!  Thank you for continued prayers. - July 22, 2022

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Today was spent with Together Here and EcoFaith, learning about how we can bring these Synod projects back into our community.  The highlight for the day, was worship (the kids loved Pastor Mike) and the lesson on the prodigal son.  Our church along with Our Redeemer, helped lead the Apostle's Creed during worship. - July 24, 2022

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Day four of Synod Journey!  We had one last opportunity to be deeply rooted in small groups as we talked about God's Boundless Promise ... then we gathered for Closing Worship!  We are already looking forward to 2024 in New Orleans! - July 24, 2022

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Makinaw City, Michigan & Lake Michigan:  on our way to Ohio.  Stopped at Makinaw City (Christmas Village & Lake Michigan) we had a little fun, did a little sight seeing, played in the waters edge and then on our way again) - July 24, 2022

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Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio - Some fun, thrill, rides - a break today and then tomorrow, we start out next part of out Mission Trip - July 25, 2022

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    The next few days the kids will be writing their own reflections about our trip ...July 26, 2022

I saw God today when we were making beds and hearing the stories about little kids and some teenagers that don't have beds to sleep on and that some of the teenagers are embarrassed to know that people know that they don't have a bed! I also saw God when we were playing with the kids and they were so happy to have someone to play with them, because they don't really have anyone to play with them very often - Owen

 

Today we went to both a small summer church camp school and let’s build. The kids at the summer camp were hesitant to interact with us first but after a while were very nice and interactive. The kids were all different ages but we played games with them 1 on 1 and in a large group setting. The kids were all very nice even though they didn’t know us. It showed me what life in Ohio was like for some people and how it was different from my house. The second place we visited was let’s build which was a non profit program that built beds for kids that needed it. I felt good building those beds because I was familiar in the field and felt very productive. The fact that needed so many beds also showed how things were quite different here than at home.     Griffin Stiel

 

Hey I’m Kenna Johnson and today was our first official day of service work on our Ohio part of our mission trip. We started off our day at Redeemer Lutheran church. There we started to interact with children of different ages by playing board games and just talking about their life. Eventually we went outside and played some games that we lead for roughly an hour. Again after that we went inside and played some more board games and drawing before some of us including myself went to package some potatoes for them to hand out to those in need while the others played some more with the kids before they left. Once we left we ate a quick lunch then went to our next service project. At Saint Paul’s Lutheran church we started to build beds. Not going to lie I was very nervous hearing this was what we were going to do because I have never held a power tool but after those lessons I could consider myself Bob the builder. It consisted of a lot of cutting, screwing, and sanding which is definitely the basics but nonetheless felt very good to have helped make beds for kids who don’t have one. After our day of service work was done we went back to where we were staying to relax after a hard day of work. I saw God in the workers at redeemer Lutheran church because they understand the struggles of the neighborhood and have found a way to help those who need it the way they needed it in their past. Overall this has been a great day and I feel blessed that God uses our hands and feet to make a difference. Thank you!

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 Today we, first Lutheran, went on a trip around Toledo Ohio with a local church group. We then made art for our own church in the process. Soon after we were scrubbing walls for a local family shelter, Family House. We then met up with Lets Build Beds and made a total of 8 beds for children in need of them. I seen God today in the leaders we met in each organization, especially Lets Build Beds. They were older gentleman who had given a lot of their time to the cause, building more than 3,000 beds in a span of 3 years. These men were so nice, funny, and most of all kind. So kind that they wanted to treat us to pie after we were done building. Although this was a great experience it was also heartbreaking. These leaders have to watch things that most people tend to look away from. This trip has been an eye opening experience on how many people truly need our help, and how much help we can give, even if it’s small.

 

We went to a church and meet with other group that was with us and we went on an art tour and got to see all the art in Toledo Ohio and we went back and we went to our next service spot and we went to family house and got to learn all about what the are doing to help people’s and it is really cool and nice and we cleaned the building and then we went to this other service place, let’s build beds we got to build beds for people that don’t have beds and bring it to them it made me really happy seeing the peoples faces light up when they see there beds. I’m so thankful for these trips because they help me grow in my faith and I’m very thankful for my church- Lainey - July 27, 2022

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Today we, first Lutheran, went on a trip around Toledo Ohio with a local church group. We then made art for our own church in the process. Soon after we were scrubbing walls for a local family shelter, Family House. We then met up with Lets Build Beds and made a total of 8 beds for children in need of them. I seen God today in the leaders we met in each organization, especially Lets Build Beds. They were older gentleman who had given a lot of their time to the cause, building more than 3,000 beds in a span of 3 years. These men were so nice, funny, and most of all kind. So kind that they wanted to treat us to pie after we were done building. Although this was a great experience it was also heartbreaking. These leaders have to watch things that most people tend to look away from. This trip has been an eye opening experience on how many people truly need our help, and how much help we can give, even if it’s small. Thanks, Bella Ziegler

 

We went to a church and meet with other group that was with us and we went on an art tour and got to see all the art in Toledo Ohio and we went back and we went to our next service spot and we went to family house and got to learn all about what the are doing to help people’s and it is really cool and nice and we cleaned the building and then we went to this other service place, let’s build beds we got to build beds for people that don’t have beds and bring it to them it made me really happy seeing the peoples faces light up when they see there beds. I’m so thankful for these trips because they help me grow in my faith and I’m very thankful for my church- Lainey

 

Today, July 27, was a great day on our mission trip! We started our day today by going to st. Patrick’s church and got to look all of the murals and we learned a lot about Toledo. After that we learned about the story of Moses and how it can relate to us and made a beautiful art peice about it. After we ate our lunch we went to family house, which is a place where family’s can go if they are homeless and need a free place to stay. We scrubbed walls and helped sweep and mop the floors. After that we went back to let’s build and actually put beds together in the homes of children that are in need of them. Just today I have been so inspired by everything we did, especially at the family

 

house. I think it is awesome that they have a place for people in need and that they provide a lot of things for them besides housing. They supply everything down to school supplies to daddy daughter dressed and suits and nice clothes for interviews. Today I felt gods love and appearance when we were we working at the family house. I think it was very inspiring how much they help the families that are in need.        


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4th day in Ohio...splashing at Great Lake, last day of service projects, Chicago - lollapalooza crowds, foot washing, full hearts, laughs, love and blessings - July 28, 2022


***Thank you Matt for the great recap of our trip!✝️.............
On Thursday July 21st, we left the church to go to the first part of our mission trip, where we were staying at the University of Wisconsin Superior. This part of the mission trip was the Synod Journey where teenagers and adult leaders met from all over our North Eastern Minnesota Synod to all grow in our faith. Immediately when we arrived, we had games scheduled to get to know the people from all across the Synod. We then got split into small groups from all across the Synod where we learned about God’s boundless invitation in gathering disciples. The Synod Journey’s theme is boundless, so all the lessons will describe God’s boundless love. Then we went to the best worship of the week where Pastor Mike talked more about god’s boundless invitation. Also, Billy Steele, a Grammy award winner sang so well. It was really good. We then went to bed and probably got the worst sleep of my life, it was so hot. The next day, we headed out for our first service work. We started off at the sea farers, which was a place that took care of the people traveling on boats that needed supplies in between their travels. It was really cool. During our work time, some people did lawn work, while most of the group spread gravel onto a parking lot. We then were sent to our next service site, which was Second Harvest Food Bank. They were a food shelf. We helped them do all sorts of yard work. We then went back to UWS, and had more small group time. During small group time, we talked about how boundless god’s creation is. It was really inspiring. We then went to worship, where Mike preached his heart out AGAIN! It was so good. The only downside of this experience so far is the heat and the bad sleeping. The next morning, was our service learning day. We went to Jay Cook State Park and got a chance to take in God’s boundless creation. It was lots of fun, and we had lots of laughs. We then learned about how important the creation of water is in all cultures, and the sadness of the population of the monarchs and how they are declining, so we seeded milk week plants. We then had more small group time, where we talked about the prodigal son. It’s a story about God’s boundless forgiveness. Then Mike preached again and surprise surprise, but it was amazing. During worship our church got to help lead in the apostles creed. It was a great experience. On to the final day of the Synod journey, it’s still hot, it’s still hard to sleep, but we are all having loads of fun. We had small groups in the morning today, where we talked about God’s Boundless Promise. It was amazing to see all the promises God made for us. Mike had another great sermon at worship where we wrapped up the week and promised to use our knowledge when we get beck home, and then it was time to leave. We said our goodbyes, and we headed off to the next part of the mission trip in Ohio. We arrived at around 3 am because of some technical difficulties, and got the shortest sleep of my life, only to wake up at 7 am to head off to Cedar Point. It was a great day of spending time with friends and making new memories. We then got to walk on the beach, where the water was so calm. It was amazing. We finally left the park and arrived at our hotel at 1 am for another short sleep. We woke up and headed for service work at Redeemer Lutheran Church, which was a summer camp for children. It was a great morning of spending time with them and packing food for their pantry. These children were really sweet and it was very difficult to say goodbye. Then we headed out to a nonprofit organization, Let’s Build located at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. It was an organization where they built beds and went out to give families beds that needed them. We cut boards, curved the edges, and got them ready for the final touches so we can deliver them which we are doing the day after today. It was a super fun experience, as most of us hadn’t used power tools before and it was really great to learn. We also sanded several boards too. It was a really hot and sweaty day, but it was fun to have a new participation in doing something most of us have never done before. The next day, we went back to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, where we went on a tour of the city of Toledo to look at the art. It was a great experience to see the many different paintings and murals in the city. Then we learned about Moses’s life story. We answered questions about the story and how it relates to us. Then we created our own art projects, and they turned out super cool. It can be found somewhere in the church when we get back. Then we went to our afternoon service project, which was at Family House. It was a homeless shelter where they take in families and try as hard as they can to give them a sense of normalcy. They cook them meals, get them good clothes, and make them feel as normal as possible. It was really cool. Even though we only had to scrub the walls, it was still real cool to learn about the place. Then, later that night, we delivered the beds we started to make the day before, and finished them at the places we went to. The first site my group went to, we were building a bunk bed, and I kid you not the two boys the bunk beds were for, did most of the work. One even only had one hand, and he was using these power tools. It was really amazing to see. Our next delivery, was a rather different experience. It was a very dangerous neighborhood, and it was sad that we couldn’t deliver more beds to this neighborhood. At our sites we met the kindest men I have ever met. They were the ones teaching us and the kids how to build these beds. After we finished delivering the beds, they took us out for pies. They took a bunch of strangers they had never met before, and bought us pies. It was such a fun night meeting these kind people. It showed just how boundless God’s love is, moving through other people. The next day we had our last service day. We started out by going to a really old Lutheran Church, where some of us painted, stained, and moved bricks. It was a very community based church, where they did lots of projects in their community, commonly with the teenagers. Then, we went to the Ronald McDonald House, where some of us cleaned, while others did yard work. The Ronald McDonald House was a place of comfort for families if their children were in the hospital. It was really amazing to see these families being taken cared of. Every site we went to for the duration of the week were super cool because they were very different from each other. Then, we headed to Chicago, where we would be staying the night and we had a foot washing. The foot washing was very emotional, where several of us cried. It was a great bonding experience, where we all could reflect on the entire week. Each new experience made, was eye opening. This trip really changed my perspective. It’s not about me. It’s not about the bad sleep, the heat, the long drives, or the dangerous neighborhoods. It’s about God and his boundless love. How it was shown through pastor Mike and his sermons, Billy Steele, and his voice, little children, and their hard work even if they only have one arm, kind men with random acts of kindness by buying strangers pie, and how each of us were able to grow in our faith. It was a lot of fun, and I can’t wait until next year. Thank you for always supporting the youth in the church! -Matt Masterson

 

 

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Out to lunch bunch at Betty Reiter's home.  Great food, wonderful fellowship.  Pot luck served, so thank you to all - July 21, 2022




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Tuesday and Wednesday, we had First Commuion Class from 3 to 5 PM.  The kids did a great job, had a good time, learned about the Body and Blood of Christ and even made

Communion bread with Pastor.  Thank you Nikki Thompson and Jaden Fischer, for all

of your help. - July 18th and 19th, 2022.

 

 


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Church night at Brennan Field (6:30 - 7:30 PM).   Fun time of Fellowship and enjoying the beautiful weather.  The Hinckley Knights winning, was a bonus! - June 29, 2022


 

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(Held from 5:00 - 7:30 PM) Wonderful week of learning God's word through music, crafts, games and fun lessons.  Dinner was provided nightly.  Thank you to ALL who helped make this "ShipWrecked" Vacation Bible School, such a blessing - June 20 - 23, 2022


 

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Camp Connect is an opportunity for K-6th grade kids to come and spend the day learning, singing and playing games all in the beauty of Luther Point's Campus.  Lots of fun at Luther Point

Bible Camp - June 13-17, 2022 


 

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LYOL - Leadership Camp for NE MN SYNOD.  Youth are spending most of the week at Camp Vermilion, growing in faith and doing peer ministry training.  What a great time to learn and bond with other youth - June 12th through 15th, 2022


 

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Congregation "Day Camp' at Pattison Park and Amnicon Falls State Park, in WI - amazing day of  fellowship, beautiful scenery, had a fun time - (arranged by Bryan and

Deanna Gorsenger - une 12, 2022


 

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Graduation Sunday: Siarra K. (not pictured), Daniel B. (not pictured), Paige D., Jacob G., Bryce M.,

Matilda D.  Congradulations to ALL of our 2022 Seniors that will be graduating this afternoon at HFHS!  We are so proud of each one of you. Such a wonderful service.  Also a BIG thank you to the women of the church that made their quilts:  Patty O., Ann M., Elaine J. and Christy K.  These quilts were beautiful beyond belief and a treasure for these graduates to be able to hang onto, with wonderful memories! - May 29, 2022 


 

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Pizza, Paint and Praise - fun, fun church activity.  We had such a great time! - May 18, 2022



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Great day of church fellowship and service - Packed care packs (Jesus Loves You Bags), for those experiencing homelessness and had a great time at the Twin's Game ... Twin's Won! - May 15, 2022



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We wrapped up a great year at Faith in Action, with a closing program and dinner.  A wonderful year, of growing in faith and serving others - May 11, 2022



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May Day Blessings - May Day baskets made; some were given away after service and some were delivered out - May 1, 2022



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Vacation Bible School - Mark your calendar's for June 20th - 23rd.

 


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Confirmation Sunday, for 4 young ladies; Emalee A., Delainey J., Josephine K., Lauren T.  Congradulations to all, in your "Walk of Faith."   - April 24, 2022

 


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Out To Lunch Bunch - Enjoying fellowship and a good meal together - everyone can join - 3rd Thursday of each month - sign-up sheet on Usher's table in Narthex - April 21, 2022

 


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Easter Breakfast was between services .. such a great fellowship with good food, great service - it was a free will offering, with money going for Day Camp for ALL/ANY in June - April 16, 2022



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What a fun time for our Confirmation Class.  Such talented artists!  Thanks to Kirsten B. for her time and talent, for these beautiful pictures created by the students, of Jesus Christ as we enter Holy Week.  Peace and Blessings, Pastor Brenda - April 6, 2022



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"Be Somebody Day"!  Over 50 students and teachers came to church today, to do service projects to celebrate Brian Flagstad.  He was always giving back in our church and gave so much love and care, as a teacher at HFHS.  We made 150 kits for Ukraine, 10 tie blankets for Children's Hospital in St. Paul, tie scarves for the homeless, 30 backpacks for Bethany House, decorated 50 pillowcases for Foster Care and made cards and Easter crafts for Elderwood.  We are doing our

best to "Be Somebody" - March 25, 2022



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Service Project (Feed My Starving Children) and Fun (Roller-Skating) - March 10, 2022


 

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Wild Mountain Trip - Tubing and Skiing - Fun, fun, fun - February 26, 2022

 

 

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Quilters, working at Betty R's house (doing a beautiful job) - February 23, 2022



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Pizza, pool and gym night for Faith in Action.  Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make this

a fun, safe night. - February 23, 2022



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Great Faith in Action night!  Luau lessons on Moses - very good lesson and

such a fun night - February 17, 2022


 

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Youth Ministry Extravaganza 2022: (Mindy attended a wonderful training) - "Thankful, Grateful and Blessed" - February 10 - 14, 2022

 


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Faith in Action kids, are making Valentine's for seniors.  Sharing God's love! - February 3, 2022

 

 

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Middle School Gathering - Interesting, great fellowship, lots learned, had fun - January 29, 2022

 

 

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Faith in Action Fun Night (Confirmation youth came and helped out also) - skating and

sledding at the Pit - January 26, 2022

 

 

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Happy Epiphany - "The feast of Epiphany concludes the Christmas season with a celebration of God's glory, revealed in the person of Jesus Christ, born among us and immensed in the messiness, complixity and commonness of humanity." -  Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 

January 6, 2022 

 

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