.....2019.....The  year in pictures.....

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Women's Tuesday morning bible study - (just some of the many that attend) - November 5, 2019

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Trunk-or-Treat  (a wonderful, safe way for youth to receive goodies, carve pumpkins, plat games and enjoy a great meal) Trunks are decorated by adults and goodies provided at each vehicle.

October 30, 2019





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WELCOME New Members to our church family at First Lutheran - October 27, 2019

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Feed My Starving Children and ValleyScare (Youth service project and fellowship fun time..worked great at packing food and then enjoyed fun at ValleyFair) - October 12, 2019

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Faith in Action (study, games outside, learning, Gracie teaching the youth about the history of our church, such a great night!) - October 9, 2019

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Lutheran Memorial Cemetery (Our Sexton, Larry showing our confirmation youth grave dowsing and giving an informational talk, on the cemetery - October 9, 2019

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First Lutheran outing to Swedish Institute (Robin, Mindy, Donna, Carol, Lois & myself (Kathy) ... wonderful day, great information & sights, great fellowship, good food and fun!! - October 8, 2019



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Women's Retreat at Camp Patmos (great fellowship, bible lessons, studies, craffts, food ... led by Wendy... great job!  October 4,5,6, 2019

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Pastor Josh 's Installation, into the Glenville area Lutheran Parishes (Mindy J. and her family

attended to celebrate with Josh and bring congrats and good wishes, from First Lutheran congregation) - September 29, 2019

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Kettle River WELCA Fall Gathering (here at FLC - thankful to the bold women of faith, and their investment in starting conversations, on Mental Health and Well-Being) - September 26, 2019





Kettle River conference fall confirmation kick-off (great night with food, fellowship, games and worship with AGAPE) - September 25, 2019

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 Faith in Action kick-off (for the

19-2020 year) - Spetember 18, 2019

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LYO Board planning for Middle School Gathering (for 11/22-11/23 or

11/23-11/24, at Cragen's) - September 15, 2019


God's Work, Our Hands (lunch after worship, service projects and a movie for all - JOIN US!!) - September 8, 2019


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Hinckley/Finlayson Teacher's, were served a salad and treats

luncheon (at First Lutheran) - August 27, 2019



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Youth held BIG sale at church (Lots donated by many families .. thank you so much) .. Money donated from sale, goes into Youth account for Mission Trips and Activities - August 15 & 16, 2019


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                           (Our Bishop Tom Aitken)

The Evangelica Church in America (ELCA), held it's churchwide council in Milwaukee WI.  American Indian Alaska Natives and 750 more Lutherans, including voting members of the ELCA Churcwide Assembly, gathered for a prayer vigil in support of migrant children and families.  They walked from the WI Center to the nearby U.S. Citizenship and Immigration. - August 5 - 10, 2019

Please click on 2019 Churchwide Assembly & March for some information    

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Church Trip to Twins Game - "Lutheran Night" (Fun time had by all) - August 5, 2019


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City On The Hill Christian Music Festival in Duluth (great music, wonderful fellowship) -

August 2 & 3, 2019

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Ordained at our church, was Josh Blair!  So many clergy , family and friends, came to celebrate the day with Josh.  He received his  stole from Diane (the wife of our former Pastor, Carl Lunder), a beautiful quilt (made by Ann Mans), such a celebration, with a meal that followed. 

Congradulations Pastor Josh! - July 26, 2019


July 19 - 26 - CHICAGO Mission Trip...


Last evening together - July 25/26, 2019

Click On Date To Open Youth Notes ... July 25 (last one)

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Last day/evening of Mission Trip (filled with our service projects, bonding with each other & other youth, laughs, tears, meal with community) - July 25, 2019

Click On Date To Open Youth Notes ... July 25



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This day was spent cleaning building, to MAC to pack boxes of food, a community cook-out, handing out flyers, painting fence and worship (with a faith story) - July 24, 2019

Click On Date To Open Youth Notes ... July 24

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Navy Pier & African Heritage Garden ( After working service hours, some down time) - July 23, 2019

Click On Date To Open Youth Notes ... July 23

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Devotions & Lessons with Woman at the Well, Service Works Begin (at MAC packaging food & Help to set up garage sale), toured church, in the evening, a guest speaker (talked about the city, unfair school system, racial profiling, etc.) - July 22, 2019

Click On Date To Open Youth Notes ... July 22

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Lincoln Park Zoo, Beach Time, Housing Site (Fun time at Zoo & Beach, the back to Youth Worksite, to greet & meet people and then Devotions & Prayers) - July 21, 2019

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Six Flags Over Great America/Hurricane Harbor (great day filled with fun & fellowship) - July 20, 2019

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Prayers, from Pastor for send off, arrival to Chicago, ELCA Church-Wide Office - July 19, 2019

Click On Date, To Open youth notes ...  July 19, 20, 21


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Out to Lunch Bunch - at First Lutheran -  Celebrating together - good meal - great fellowship - THANK YOU, to all who brought/shared food! - July 17, 2019


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Joyful Noise Concert, in Blaine (great music & fellowship) - June 14th & 15th, 2019



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Last Vacation Bible School Day (Program, Meal and Fun) - June 12, 2019

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Family, Fellowship Outing (St. Paul SAINT'S Game) - fun time - June 7, 2019


Graduates!  During service, our graduates received their quilts made by church members (beautiful job, thank you, congradulations to all graduates) - June 2, 2019

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Josh Blair, graduated from Lutheran Seminary - Congradulations and blessings from your First

Lutheran church family (Mindy and her family, were present for his graduation) - May 26, 2019


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LYO Installation and 3rd grade, Bible presentation.   Congradulations LYO youth! - May 19, 2019


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Women On A Mission, packing newborn kits (wonderful service project & made many

kits to send) - May 13, 2019

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Last Faith in Action program for the 2018-29 school year, (thank you to all the volunteers who made the year go by smoothly) May 8, 2019

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Confirmation (Proud of our only confirmad Paige, on her accomplishment in her "walk of faith") CONGRADULATIONS! - May 1, 2019

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Last evening of Confirmation - took the confirmads bowling, in celebration of a GREAT year and they had so much fun  - May 1, 2019

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Mindy, took some of the youth, for a Luther Seminary Preview Day! Exciting, as well as

interesting day - April 30, 2019


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Twins Game (Church Family Outing, with First Lutheran & Our Redeemer Churches) - April 28, 2019

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Easter Sunday - HE IS RISEN!  Allelulia - April 21, 2019


Pam Sunday celebrated with the Sunday School children, during service - April 14, 2019

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Youth helping with service on Sunday (after sharing their Famine Week-end, doing great service projects) - April 7, 2019

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DAY 1 of Famine Week-end....

FAMINE SERVICE WEEK-END (Day 1 - Youth & adult leaders at Feed My Starving Children.  Also the youth passed out "Jesus Loves Me" bags and sandwiches to those in need) - Day 2 - Youth with adults helping sew diapars, filled hospice kits and helped to set up the Father/Daughter dance) - awesome service weekend! - April 5 & 6, 2019


Great group from First Lutheran, at WELCA gathering.  (Look at those smiles!)   Message was "Who Is My Neighbor?"  Wonderful fellowship - April 4, 2019


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Church Office Staff Retreat (Camp Onamia)...great fellowship, fun craft, delicious food, wonderful staff & accomodations, excellent programs, fantastic speakers, great way to share & bounce things off of other church office people...thank you to our congregation here at First Lutheran for sending us...and many thanks to Camp Onamia for hosting us....Donna, Rick and I (Kathy) thoroughly enjoyed it!!! - April 1 & 2, 2019

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Packing the cross with food bags for Food Shelves, for March food drive & enjoying the youth choir singing, during 7:00 PM Wednesday service - March 24, 2019


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Out to Lunch Bunch (Willow River) Enjoying good fellowship and good food! - March 21, 2019

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Fellowship at Como Zoo Conservatory.  Next one in May!  Beautiful flowers...good meal...great fellowship!  (Robin, Mindy, Shalia, Dorothy, Elaine, Kirsten, Donna, Sheila,

Ashley & I (Kathy) -  March 18, 2019



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SYNOD Nuts and Bolts Workshop in Cloquet ... great information ... good to hear/see from other churches.  Always a great experience. (Rick, Donna & I (Kathy) - March 16, 2019

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Blessing the hospice bags, before they are shipped to Africa.  Kids did a great job packing them

during FiA. - March 13, 2019


Faces changed for kids with the glasses ... Jesus' face changed too ... Experiencing the Holy Spirit, on Transfiguration Sunday with the kids! - March 3, 2019

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Cardia Deo, Senior High Gathering (Great learning experience as these youth, are learning to become leaders!) - March 1-2, 2019

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BLANKET EXERCISE (a teaching tool, to raise awareness of a history of the nation-to-nation

relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.  To help deepen the

understanding of the denial of Indigenous peoples' nationhood & human rights since the first

contact originating in 1942) held in our Fellowship Hall, February 27, 2019

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Youth & Family fun at WILD MOUNTAIN in Taylor's Falls (skiiing, tubing, snow boarding, fire with hot dogs, FUN FUN FUN) - February 23, 2019

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Valentine's dinner (a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day and support our youth, in their Mission Trip funding. Great food, good entertainment and fun for all!- February 10, 2019

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Faith in Action youth went sliding/skating, for a fun activity!  Thankful for the great weather and awesome volunteers. - February 6, 2019

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Mindy spent a couple of days at Disney, enjoying fellowship with some other youth leaders

and had a great Youth Ministry

Extravaganza 2019, in Florida!  Had some fun and learned so much. - January 22 - 28, 2019.

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SANCTUS REAL (There is something about people singing about Jesus, at the Mall of America! - January 20, 2019


In Brainard for Bishop's Convocation on Mental Health (great guest speaker - very


Pastor B., Betty, Kathryn, Judy, Gracie, Rick & I (Kathy) attended - January 19, 2019

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Youth Lock-In at Grand Cinema - The youth enjoyed doing service projects, for Martin Luther King week-end (movies, pizza, games, etc. at Cinema) - January 17 & 18, 2019


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Youth gather before FiA on Wednesday - Early Out Day for school (projects, fun and games) -

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