For the month of OCTOBER ...


from Pastors desk

Due to Pastor Brenda breaking her wrist, she will NOT be writing an October newsletter.

Prayers for a good recovery Pastor!


church office hours

Pastor Brenda Wicklund - Days to be determined

Mindy Johnson - Days to be determined

Donna Martin - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Kathy Thompson - Wednesday and Thursday

Rick Bicking - Monday/and or Tuesday, or call cell phone



Church Council will meet October 16th, after Sunday's church service.



**Acolytes schedule for OCTOBER....

(Remember if you cannot serve, PLEASE find your own substitute).  Thank You!

Sunday, October 2 - Jaeden Blessner; Ava Blowers

Wednesday, October 5 - Kenna Barnick

Sunday, October 9 - Katylyn Dunkley; Preston Mettling

Wednesday, October 12 - Aquene Klapel

Sunday, October 16 - Connor Olander; Adam Alexander

Wednesday, October 19 - NO WORSHIP

Sunday, October 23 - Jonathan Olsen; Black Blowers

Wednesday, October 26 - Owen Johnson

Sunday, October 30 - James Monson; Nolan Stiel



Lectors for OCTOBER....

**(Ashley Thompson - usually reads First Reading)


Sunday, October 2 - Carol Lahti

Sunday, October 9 - Elaine Garaghty

Sunday, October 16 - Donna Wachsmuth

Sunday, October 23  - Diane Ausmus

Sunday, October 30 - Christie Dunkley



Ushers for OCTOBER:

Rick Caza

Scott Jensen


kitchen workers

 First Lutheran Kitchen Committee 

OCTOBER:  Ellie Nelson  

Please check the kitchen work list below each week, during the month you serve. Clean whatever day that is convenient for you


alter guild


Kathryn Souer


noisy offering

We are collecting a Noisy Offering, for month of OCTOBER.

If you are interested in giving for this,

proceeds are going to the  Blessing Box. 


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*Men's Text Study (every) Thursday

8:00 AM Text Study

(led by Men)


*Women's Bible Study (every) Tuesday

9:30 - 10:30 AM

(led by Pastor)


*Women's ROMAN's Bible Study (every 2nd) Monday of Month 

5:00 - 6:00 PM

(led by Pastor)


women of ELCA

Women's Bible Study's ongoing mission project.

We ask members to join us and bring a COMBS during the month of OCTOBER for 

homeless packets.  Please put them in the basket marked "Homeless Packets," in the

cabinet in the Narthex.

Thank You



October 24th

6:30 PM

All Boards (Paul Shober)


church library

October 10th

PLEASE note the LIBRARY MEETINGS, are the second Monday of the

month, at 9:00 AM.




October 13th, at 9:00 AM

Come join us!


community meal2 

Community Meal will be the 1st Wednesday of the month, from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.

with Worship at 6:30 PM.  

October 4th.

These are "free will" offering meals.

All are WELCOME ...


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Out to Lunch Bunch

3rd Thursday of Month - October 20th

At Brass Rail, Grandy

Sign-up on Usher's table in the Narthex, or let Lois Kunze know you are coming!

**Meet at church at 11:00 to carpool.



Thank you eveyone for your prayers and cards during Gary's heart surgery and recovery.  You gave us peace and love during and after the surgery.  

May God give peace and love to all of you.

Gary and Gail Wells hearts of gratitude tree


First Communion2

Seven young girls received their Holy Communion on Sunday, September 25th for the first time.  Invited to share in the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ were; Lucille (Lucy) Bostrom, Piper DeRungs, Cadence Maslonkowski, Bella Mettling, Brooklyn Moffat, Harlow Patrick and Madlynn VanGorden.  We keep these young people in our prayers, as they take steps in their walk of faith.  



Baptized at our font Sunday, September 25th was Brooklyn Moffatt daughter of Shalai Coulter and John Moffatt. Her sponsors were Justin and Heather Hanson. Her congregational sponsors were Tim and Mindy Johnson. We welcome Brooklyn, into the family of First Lutheran Church.


Coffee fellowship

Coffee and treats will be served the second Sunday of the month,

from 8:30 - 9:15 AM.   

Please join us.

October 9th coffee treats, will be provided by Ron and Judy Smith.


gift giving 

The Schulmerich Handbell

Many gifts……. The beautiful handbells at First Lutheran Church were a gift given by the John Bassett family, in loving memory of their beloved Kristy. These handbells were engineered, designed, researched, produced, and tested at Schlmerich Carillon, Inc., in Snellervsille, PA. Schulmerich has made Snellersville “The Bell Capitol of the World”, producing over one-half million handbells. The building’s lawn is graced by a

replica of the Liberty Bell, exact in every detail except the crack. It is appropriate that this replica has

its home at Schulmerich; Snellersville was a stopping point for the original Liberty Bell, on its trip from Philadelphia to Allentown to escape the British.

A Brief History of “Handbells”

In the early centuries, as Christian missionaries fanned out from Italy, churches and bell towers appeared throughout Europe and W. to the British Isles. At first, bell towers were built apart from the church, but later they were added onto the church structure itself. These towers, became the most beautiful features of churches, both ancient and modern early bell towers contained from 1-70 bells; the most common number being 8. These were rung by teams of men and women, vigorously pulling ropes by hand. Especially in England, bell ringing became an art demanding considerable practice. Practicing with the large bells in unheated towers was numbing, thus; in the 16th and 17th centuries, handbells were devised for inside practice, with the bell ringers seated comfortably around a table. Before long, handbell ringing became an art in its own right, along with the means of preparing to toll the tower bells At the turn of the Century, handbells crossed the Atlantic, and were introduced into the New England area for practice by the tower bell ringers of Old North Country, in Boston. In 1947, the 1st  handbell choir in this country was organized in New Your City, and 7 years later, the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers was charted. Since then, hundreds of bell ringers, old and young, in schools and churches, are continually assembling to enjoy the modern renaissance of this ancient folk art.

Taken from, Ring Out, by John Klein


parish nurse

The Parish Nurse, will be doing blood pressures for anyone who would like one:

Sunday - October 16th during Coffee Fellowship.


fall colors


Saturday, October 15-First Lutheran Church, Hinckley

Theme: “A Time for Everything Under the Heaven.”

Keynote Speaker: Pastor Kate Mensing, Chaplain with St. Croix Hospice.

Special Music: Nate Frazer during morning session.

Registration 9-9:30 am-Donation is $10 Our Redeemer Pine City will be welcoming and registering our guest.

Coffee and treats served by Grace women of Sandstone. Noon Lunched served by First Lutheran ladies.

Offering: will be taken during the morning for ½ St. Croix Hospice and ½ Churchwide.

Note: Penny Offering for this coming year ending Spring 2023 is for A Place for You.

Pastor Vicki VanderVegt, Administrative Director of a Place for You will be sharing about the remodeling and expansion project happening at shelter.

Business Meeting: *Election of Nominating Committee *Election of Conference Treasures to complete term ending Spring 2023 *Synodical Update  *Triennial Update  *Closing service of Holy Communion by Pastor Brenda Wicklund




➢ COAT DRIVE-We will be collecting gently used, clean coats, blankets, sweaters to be distributed by United Way.

*Veteran’s Services *Housing *Childcare *Education * Senior Services * Food Access * Mental Health Services * Disability Services *Warrant Resolution * Much more!


Everyone is welcome!

For more information, call the United Way at 218-879-8404.


prayer chain


CALL 320-384-6393 or

Call leaders, are bold/underlined names and church office will contact them.

ELLIE NELSON                               PAT B. ANDERSON                        JOYCE SEEGEBARTH

Carol Goddard                       Tom/Donna Wachsmuth              Julia Smith

Diane Erickson                       Shirley Allen                                   Mary Jabe

Vonnie Vayder                        Becky Grote                                      Elaine Garaghty

Tony/Shana Stiel                    Elaine Jensen                                  Lana Jensen

CHRISTY/JACK KOCH               COLLEEN VOLDEN                           GRACIE EDIN

SHAROL HUGGETT                     KAY KADOUS                                    MINDY JOHNSON

PEGGY SMITH                              KELLY JOHNSON                            PATTY SWEENY

JUDY KOSTE                                   GAIL WELLS                                    TROY/AMY TVEDT

DOROTHY SVENDSEN                  CAROL LAHTI                                  BETTY REITER








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