For the month of MARCH .....


Welcome from First Lutheran, to Pastor Erik Rundquist and his family.  We are looking forward to having you with us.


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Many Gifts ....

Our parking lot across the street is lit up at night=thanks to Leona Sewall, who arranged for it to be installed, and given in memory of her late husband, Bud.

Our railing~info from Betty Reiter-

“*Mom thought it would be good to have a place to set things while opening the door. She had it built and installed after asking permission.”

*Doris Ohnstad.


Many thanks….


church office hours


Church Wesite:


Mindy Johnson, Director of Youth, Family & Education - Days to be determined

Donna Martin, Church Secretary - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (9-3)

Kathy Thompson, Financial Secretary - Wednesday and Thursday (9-3)

Mary Mortenson, Treasurer - Leave message on office phone or PLEASE call her cell phone



Church Council will meet APRIL 17th  after service.



**Acolytes schedule for APRIL...

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

Sunday, April 7-Amanda Olson

Sunday, April 14-Claire Linden -Maddie Anderson

Sunday, April 21- Jaeden Blesener -

Sunday, April 28 – Thomas Wachsmuth


Wednesday Confirmation Parent Assist

Confirmands meet with Lenten Faith Mentors until end of March.



Lectors for APRIL ....

Sunday, April 7-Carole Lahti

Sunday, April 14-Diane Ausmus

Sunday, April 21- Donna Wachsmuth

Sunday, April 28 – Paul Olson



Ushers for APRIL:

Ushers-Ushers-Troy Tvedt and Jamie Johnson


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 First Lutheran Kitchen Committee 

APRIL:  Kitchen Cleaning- Kitchen Cleaning- Kathy & Ashley Thompson

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


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noisy offering

We are collecting a Noisy Offering, for month of APRIL

If you are interested in giving for this,

proceeds are going to the ALTAR GUILD 



We express our Christian sympathy to the family of John Seegebarth, son of Virgil and Joyce Seegebarth. May they know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and give them peace.


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*Men's Text Study (every) Thursday

7:00 AM Coffee Fellowship

7:30 AM Text Study

(led by Men)


*Women's Bible Study (every) Tuesday 

9:30 - 10:30 AM

(led by Women)


*Women's (RUTH) Bible Study (every 2nd) Monday of Month, in the library 

4:00 - 5:00 PM

(led by Women)

Temporarily ON HOLD



women of ELCA

Women's Bible Study's ongoing mission project.

We ask members to join us and bring DEODORANT during the month of APRIL  for 

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

cabinet in the Narthex.

Thank You




Boards will meet the 2nd Monday, of EACH month at 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. 

Monday, APRIL 11th


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Out to Lunch Bunch

April 18th

El Mexico (Old Jan & Gar's), Sandstone



community dinner 

Please Join us for the

Community Meal

5-6:00 pm the 1st Tuesday of Month

April 2nd

(Served by the Amy Johnson Family)


faith communiity nurse Robin

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

Sunday, April 21st, during Coffee Fellowship.


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February Newsletter Deadline:

By 9:00 AM  Monday, April 22nd



The TOTAL amount for the congregation’s monthly giving for the “general” fund,

for February was $12,387.56.

This does NOT include any “special” giving to

other funds.


Kathy, Financial Secretary



Kettle River Conference

Spring Gathering

Saturday, April 13


8:30 am with suggested donation of $10 to cover lunch and Conference expenses.


Emmanuel Dell Grove Lutheran, Sandstone


Theme: Reflecting God’s Light Through Justice”


Verse: Isaiah 1:31 “And the strong shall be as a wick and the maker of it as a spark. And they shall both burn together and none shall quench them.”


Program by Wendy Reaner Johnson, “It only Takes a Spark.”


In-kind-gifts will be accepted for LWR Health Care Kits, Silent Auction, Offerings will go ½ shipping costs for LWR kits and quilts and ½ to Churchwide. Penny offering from local units is for Family Pathways Food Shelf. Love offerings and other Synodical Fund offerings can be brought to this gathering also.



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Until All Are Fed


NE MN Synod Women of the ELCA


2024 Summer Convention/Gathering


Monday, June 10- Tuesday, June 11, 2024


Zion Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, MN


If interested, you can pick up forms and information in the office.


women on a mission faith communiity nurse Robin


Women on a Mission and the Faith Community Nurse will be collecting donations of any unwanted or unused medical supplies for Global Health. Crutches, slings, dressings, walkers, canes etc.


NO MEIDICATIONS!!   Drop off at the Church and put in Women on a Mission closet in Fellowship Hall. Thank you!


fellowship meal

Congregational Fellowship meal Sunday, April 28th after Worship.

Hope to see you there!



 Evangelism Stewartship


Evangelism/Stewardship Board meeting

Tuesday, April 2nd at 11:15 am.



concerts in the park 




June 6th Whiskey River Downstream Classic Country


June 13 The Strolling Clones Rolling Stones & 70’s Cover tunes


June 20 2nd Time Around Band Assorted 50’s


June 27 New Riverside Ramblers Cajun/Zydeco


July 4 Tim Hadler & Rose Family Pop County


July 12-13 Corn and Clover Carnival


July 18 Jolly Huntsmen Polka & Old Time


July 25 Debbie O’Keefe w Hot Toddies Big Band, Blues, Pop


August 6 White Sidewalls (National Night Out) 50-60’s Rock n Roll



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He has us, in His hands .... Prayers for all !   



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